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The next board meeting is at noon, October 16 at 8888 Ladue Rd., 2nd floor conference room.

Next Press Club at the Gatesworth Speaker Series, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 25: Award-winning author Suzanne Corbett will speak about her latest book Unique Eats and Eateries of St. Louis in the Starbird Theater, Gatesworth Main Building, One McKnight Place.

Join Missouri Professional Communicators (MPC) ) Sat., Oct. 28 as Press Club and MPC members Susan Fadem and Deborah Reinhardt share some best practices and tips gleaned from the National Federation of Press Women conference. A video of conference highlights will be shown. Rounding out the morning, MPC-Press Club scholarship winner Kat Riddler will be recognized along with national contest winners from Kirkwood High School.  When: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Where: 12 N. Jackson Ave. (St. Louis Artists' Guild galleries at Forsyth). Note: The entry is on North Jackson Avenue. Details: Free of charge; RSVP please. Send to or call (314) 471-3966.

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Beauty Buzz: Saturday, September 16, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Neiman Marcus Main Floor Atrium

Our beauty mix, mingle and runway party raised a little “fun”
and “funds” for media scholarships while learning cosmetic and skincare
tricks of the trade from the NM experts. Guests enjoyed brunch lite bites from the Zodiac, coffee and mimosas, and a chance to win prizes. Plus a great line-up of cosmetic demonstrations modeled on the runway.

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Co-Chairs from left: Julie Aylward, Jana Bassman, Janie Bassman, Jeanie Bassman, and Marcia Gillerman (honorary)

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Invitation to members: “Press Club at the Gatesworth” speaker series event: 7:30 p.m., July 26 features DOROTHY WEINER, Dorothy Weiner, editor, Town & Style Magazine
“Homegrown: How a Group of Women Started a Magazine in Tough Times” in the Starbird Theater in The Gatesworth main building, One McKnight Place

A new scholarship has been established in remembrance of heralded editor Ronald W. Wade, a news editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and editor at other major papers around the country: Please Click Here to read about Wade's accomplishments and how to donate to the scholarship fund.

July 11 at noon: Scholarship Luncheon at International Photography Hall of Fame. The featured speakers were Kameel Stanley and Tim Lloyd. The lunch was catered by Urban Canvas. Click Here for the Photo Album.

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Invitation to members: “Press Club at the Gatesworth” speaker series event: 7:30 p.m., June 28 features BOB COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, The Jewish Light, presenting “The Middle East in the Trump Era: Expect the Unexpected.” Starbird Theater in The Gatesworth main building, One McKnight

National Women’s Political Caucus--St. Louis in conjunction with the St. Louis Press Club Presents: "W2W: Conquering Communication and the Great (Gender) Divide". Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis 3701 Grandel Square. Networking from 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Program from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Click Here for the flier.

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June 16, 17, 18: Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention "Gateway Con" – St. Louis Writers Guild's writers' conference and readers' convention featuring multiple workshop tracks for writers, a book fair, and marquee events for readers at the Renaissance Hotel in St. Louis. Register early at a reduced rate: Click Here for more information.

Beauty Buzz Committee Kick-off Meeting: Saturday, June 3, 10:30 a.m. at
Neiman Marcus. Click Here for details.

Thursday, April 13 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: "Bob Dotson: Up Close and in Person" Box lunch and program co-sponsored by St. Louis Press Club and Webster University, School of Communication Webster University's Emerson Library Conference Room. Click Here for more. Click Here for payments. Click Here to view the photo album.

Noon, Thursday, March 30: Press Club lunch forum for women “Pay Inequity: Root Causes” co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) St. Louis Branch discussing statistics and facts about pay equity issues including "root causes" for women of color, the role of unions, and the Start Smart program of negotiation skills for women. Panelists: Karen Francis, moderator and expert; Malaika Horne, Impact on Women of Color; Joan Suarez, Labor and Union; and Suzanne Gellman, Start Smart and Work Smart. Lunch buffet: $20 for Press Club members and $25 for non-members/guests. Click Here for the photo album. Click Here for more. Click Here for credit card payments.

Read article by two Kirkwood high school journalism students who attended our March Press Club forum "Pay Inequity: Root Causes" Click Here.

Panelists from left: Suzanne Gellman, Start Smart and Work Smart; Joan Suarez, Labor and Union; Malaika Horne, Impact on Women of Color and Karen Francis, moderator and expert.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat., Feb 4: "Promoting Yourself in the Age of Selfies" featuring Richard Gavatin as the speaker and co-sponsored by Missouri Professional Communicators and St. Louis Press Club. Click Here for all information. Click Here for the album.

Seminar speaker, Richard Gavatin, computer and social media expert, with Janice Denham, preident of Missouri Professional Communicators

Press Club and MPC members learning self promoting tips on self promoting through social media at the Feb. 4 seminar lead by Richard Gavatin, computer and social media expert.
Debbie Reinhardt was a table alone doing registration.

Click Here for our latest Press Club “2016 Year in Review” newsletter.

St. Louis Press Club's Annual Meeting featured Time Eby speaking on "The Future of Public Broadcasting". It was at the Alumni Restaurant in the historic Park Pacific Building at 6:00 p.mWed., Dec. 14. Click Here for pictures.

Outgoing president, Tom Eschen, presents new president, Bill Greenblatt, with the gavel.

Featured speaker, Tim Eby.


Tom Eschen presents Michael Right with the President's award.


Tom Eschen presents John Boul with the President's award.


Catfish award winner, Trish Muyco-Tobin, with Tom Eschen.


Tom Eschen with Catfish award winner, Barbara Shuman.


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2016 Media Persons of the Year Gala

On November 30th, we honored Tom O'Neal, Dan Martin, Sharon Stevens, and Jay Randolph (accepted by his son, Jay Randolph, Jr.) as our 2016 Media Persons of the Year. Also Bill McClellan was given our 2016 Lifetime Achievement award. Our Emcee was Charlie Brennan. KMOX was honored as our Media Institution of the Year and the award was accepted John Sheehan. We recognized the contributions of National Media Persons Jim McKelvey and Jack Dorsey, whose parents, Tim and Marcia Dorsey and Jim and Judith McKelvey, were there to accept on their behalf. Click Here for the photo album. Click Here for the Town & Style photo album.

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Nov. 2, 7 - 8:30 p.m. St. Louis Press Club co-sponsored the GMLP's "Local Media and Informed Voting" at the St. Louis Public Library.

Community participants heard from and engaged in a conversation with local print, tv and radio journalists as well as a student journalist and media literacy expert to learn from residents on local information needs, consumption habits and how to strengthen civic engagement through quality information and media literacy skills. ​ PANELISTS Shula Neuman, executive director, St. Louis Public Radio Gilbert Bailon, editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Andrew Smith, professor, Lindenwood University John Brown, political reporter, Fox 2 and more!

Ferguson: Reporting in Chaos, Finding Context

Student journalists from area high schools were treated to two panel discussions, presentations, and a tour of the St. Louis Public Radio Studios. Click Here to view the album.

Featured panelists, from left: David Carson, Bradley Rayford, Steve Giegerich, and Kenya Vauhn with moderator Mitch Eden. Featured panelists, from left: Nicole Hudson, Rep. Sharon Pace, Dr. John Wright, and Kristian Blackmon with moderator Linda Lockhart.

Special Presentation with KSDK News Anchor, Christina Coleman.


Please take our Movie Night Poll, and let us know what you would like to see. Click Here.

Check out our 2016 Media Guide for Metropolitan St. Louis!

(Password protected for current members only. If you have not recieved your new password, please contact Glenda)

Noon, Weds., Sept. 7 "Playing the Woman Card" lunch forum at MAC-West.

Featured panelists, from left, Vivian Eveloff, director of the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public life; Jill Schupp, Missouri State Senator; Jo Mannies, political reporter for St. Louis Public Radio; and moderator Gloria Ross, St. Louis Press Club past president.

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11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 30: Press Club Annual Scholarship Luncheon with St. Louis Post-Dispatch photojournalists. Click Here for pictures. Click Here for reservations by credit card.

St. Louis Press Club has launced our new photo album page courtesy of SecondStreet! Pictures are available for purchase. Please also check out our LOGO album, where you can choose your favorite St. Louis Press Club logo to put on an item of your choice.

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2016 Press Club scholarship application deadline extended to May 23 Click Here for the application

Press Club at Gatesworth Speaker Series: 7:30 p.m., Wed., April 27:  "The Magic of Words and Music" featuring author/composter Claire Applewhite and magician/comedian Tim Sheiglitz in the Starbird Theater, Gatesworth main building, 1 McKnight Place.  No cost. No reservations.   Press Club members don't miss this!

From left, Aisha Sultan, Jason Rosenbaum, Jo Mannies, Kevin McDermott

Political reporters discuss The Trump Effect at Press Club lunch forum noon, Thursday, April 28. Click Here for all the details. Click Here for pictures.


The Walter Cronkite New Voices Act, which would provide protection for student journalists in their efforts to cover their own institutions passed the Missouri House 131-12 and has been sent on to the state Senate. For more about New Voices acts in Missouri and other states, go to the New Voices website

Sat., March 19 from 9 to 11 a.m. -- IS THE FUTURE OF PRINT DEAD? Hear what Don Corrigan of the Times newspapers and Deborah Reinhardt of AAA Missouri magazines have to say. 12 N. Jackson in Clayton. Free. RSVP requested. Click Here for details.

Wed., March 23 at 7:30:  Press Club at the Gatesworth Speaker Series.  Press Club members are invited to participate and enjoy a review of photographs from China with members of the International Photography Hall of Fame photography contingency that traveled to China.  Photographers Don McKenna and Rita Chu will share their experiences and their photographs from  the trip. Starbird Theater in the main Gatesworth building, 1 McKnight Place. 

Members only, the Gatesworth Speakers Series, February 24. Debbie Reinhardt, Managing Editor of AAA-Auto Club magazines in St. Louis, on her new book "Chocolate Destinations in Missouri".

Press Club president Tom Eschen raises his glass to toast the 170 Beauty Buzz participants along with event chair Pamela Toder and Neiman Marcus general manager Allen Barber.

2016 Beauty Buzz at Neiman Marcus Saturday, February 20, 2016
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The Legal Side of Creativity, 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13. Press Club members are invited to attend this program with Missouri Professional Communicators.
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From left, 2016 Beauty Buzz chairs: Paige Noel, Jasmine Huda, Pam Toder, Courtney Toder

Beauty Buzz Committee Meeting at Nieman Marcus Saturday, December 5, 2015.

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St. Louis Press Club's 59th Annual Meeting: Wednesday, December 2, Beginning at 6 p.m.

The Historic Park Pacific Building
Alumni Restaurant

Featured speaker:  Aisha Sultan
Home and Family Editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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