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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!

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.

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".

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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Press Club at the Gatesworth Speaker Series: Suzanne Corbett:  7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 24th in the Gatesworth's Starbird Theater

St. Louis On The Air Live Broadcast "Early Childhood and Media"

Part of the Gateway Media Literacy Partners' Tenth Annual Media Literacy Week 
This event is co-sponsored by: Gateway Media Literacy Partners and the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis. 

The importance of media literacy for children was the topic of St. Louis Press Club and Gateway Media Literacy Partners' St. Louis on the Air live broadcast on St. Louis Public Radio, November 2.  Medical and educational experts were  interviewed by Don Marsh and answered audience questions.  Click here for the full story:  http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/should-parents-change-their-tune-children-and-media-literacy-digital-age

St. Louis Public Radio Community Room
3651 Olive St. | St. Louis, MO 63108

Monday, November 2, 2015 from Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Doors Open at 11:00 a.m. 
Guests must be seated by 11:45 a.m.

Following the broadcast, guests are invited to stick around
to meet host Don Marsh and his guests. 

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Alvin Reid:  7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 28th in the Gatesworth's Starbird Theater

Press Club 7th annual Social Media Seminar - this year on LinkedIn, nine to noon, Saturday, October 10, Webster University Library computer lab.  Also available online.  Log In provided after registration. Click Here for more information. Seminar free for Press Club members, $10 non-members.

Press Club members are invited to hear the marvelous soprano, Gina Galati, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 Gatesworth, Starbird Theater, One McKnight Place.  No charge but please rsvp 314-449-8029 or info@stlpressclub.org

Press Club at the Gatesworth Speaker Series

7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 22 - author and international speaker Carol Weisman will share her wit and knowledge

7:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 26 -- a double-header: Editor Ellen Futterman and Publisher Larry Levin will share their smarts about "The Jewish Light" and world events.


Press Club Aug. 12 box lunch and program at noon: Downtown Goes Back for the Future

Central St. Louis Public Library

St. Louis often defines its future by celebrating its past. Go back with the Press Club and find out what the future holds for Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Campbell House Museum and the St. Louis Public Library. For more information Click Here.




June 11, 2015 Media Persons of the Year Gala Click Here for more. Click Here for credit card payments. 


Beauty Buzz 2015 Brightens a Winter Day and Neiman Marcus Raises Scholarship Funds It was snow outside, but inside Neiman Marcus it was all smiles and laughter on Saturday, February 21 as nearly 200 guests shared a morning of beauty tips and tricks, while raising funds for scholarships. Click Here for more snapshots of the event.

Press Club president Tom Eschen thanking Beauty Buzz chairperson Carol Voss for chairing this year's event, which raised $12,700 for scholarships to students pursuing degrees in communication.

PRESS CLUB ANNUAL MEETING, 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, with guest speaker, BILL MCCLELLAN, columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.   Buffet, meeting and program will be at The Highlands of Forest Park. Click Here for more. Click Here to pay by credit card.

The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis conjuction with Media Literacy Week presented "ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING--REALITY, SPECIAL INTERESTS AND THE MEDIA'S ROLE" Noon, on Thursday, November 13 at the Emerson Library, Conference Room, 101 Edgar Rd., Webster University Campus, Webster Groves. Click Here for more.

Showing their experiences in environmental reporting are panelists (from left) Blythe Bernhard, health and medical reporter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Jacob Barker, business, energy and environment reporter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Tina Casagrand, free lance writer and winner St. Louis Press Club Enterprise Journalism grant; Larry Levin, publisher and CEO, St. Louis Jewish Light; and moderator Don Corrigan, professor, media law and global and environmental journalism, Webster University; editor and co-publisher of Times Newspapers at the Press Club's Nov. 13 Environmental Reporting Forum at Webster University in conjunction with the Gateway Media Literacy Week.

"Twitter Seminar: Two for One -- a Refresher and Internediate" 9 to noon, Saturday, October 18 at Webster University Library computer lab. Just $10, with lunch $20. Click Here for description. Click Here to register by credit card.

Press Club members and friends at Reception and Movie Night September 23.  Click Here for invitation.


Enjoying the pre-movie reception are Amanda Cook, who chaired the event for the second year,  and Press Club president Bill Smith.


Among the guests for Press Club’s movie night (from left) are Charlie Brennan and his son, Charles Brennan, and Lori Berg and Sarah Parker.


Dr. Avis Meyer of St. Louis University giving a pre-screening introduction to “All the President’s Men”

“The State of the Plate” Gourmet Lunch and Forum, noon, Wed., Aug 27, featuring a panel of food and wine experts and a delicious 3-course lunch at Ces & Judy’s in Le Chateau Village.  Click Here for invitation and details.  Click Here to pay by credit card.

Press Club members and guests enjoyed a three-course gourmet lunch at Ces & Judy’s, while learning the latest about St. Louis food and beverage trends at the club’s forum on August 27.  Suzanne Corbett (right at panel table), St. Louis food writer and culinary historian, coordinated and moderated the event.  Panel members included: (from left of Corbett) Glenn Bardgett, wine director and sommelier at Annie Gunn’s and contributor to Sauce Magazine; Alex Donley, owner and operator of Gioia’s Food Truck; Frank Schmer, president of the St. Louis BBQ Society and KTRS radio host of BBQ Pitmasters.


Press Club Annual Scholarship Reception
with Guest Speaker Wendy Wiese

Tuesday, July 15, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Norman Probstein Golf Clubhouse in Forest Park

We recognized this year's Press Club and Journalism Foundation scholarship winners and heard Wendy Wiese of Donnybrook fame. 
There were delicious appetizers and refreshing beverages, $19

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Checks go to Press Club, PO Box 410522, St. Louis, MO 63141

2014 Scholarships were announced and presented at the July 15 reception held at the Probstein Golf Clubhouse. Guest speaker for the evening was veteran St. Louis television and radio personality, Wendy Wiese. Nine of the the ten scholarship recipients attended. From left to right: Wendy Weise, and scholarship winners: Delores McKenzie-Bush, Laura Therese Schilli, Laura Berry, Regan Gillam, Jack Suntrup, Lauren Parker, Elizabeth Barmeier, Morgan Purdy, Lauren Blankenship. 

PRESS CLUB HONORED SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS.  Click Here to read  press release. Click Here to read introducing scholarship recipients


Press Club Membership Round-Up Wine Reception and Portrait Photography Exhibition
Tuesday, July 1, 2014,  4:30pm - 6:30pm
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From left, John Nagel, executive director of the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, speaking to Press Club members and guests about “Portraits/Process”, the current exhibit,  at the July 1 Members Round-Up wine and cheese reception.  Wines were donated by the Adam Puchta Winery.  Photograph by Lauren Parker. 

June 10: Charlie Brennan told stories from his book “Amazing St. Louis”, and lunch at Sheraton in Clayton 11:30 am to 1 pm.  Click Here for more information.

March 26:  Press Club forum focusing on STL250 at Missouri History Museum

Erin Budde, executive director, STL250, explaining how STL250 came together and describing the year-long series of activities – both planned and in progress -- for St. Louisans to enjoy. 

Press Club members Claudia Burris and Rick Stoff on the self-guided tour of the History Museum's "250 in 250" exhibit.

Jody Sowell, the MHM director of exhibitions and research, giving background on the exhibit focusing on 50 people, 50 places, 50 images, 50 moments and 50 objects commemorating the founding of St. Louis

PRESS CLUB BEAUTY BUZZ – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, February 22 at Neiman Marcus. Click Here for more or  Click Here for donation payment to help fund media scholarships. SNAPS FROM BEAUTY BUZZ. Click Here

MEDIA PERSON OF THE YEAR GALA, Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 6 p.m. honoring Rick Hummel, Bob Uecker and Bob Duffy at The Edward Jones corporate headquarters.  Click here for all details.  Click here for credit card reservation and payment. SNAPS FROM 2014 MEDIA PERSON OF THE YEAR GALA. Click Here.

The Highlands Golf Club in Forest Park December 12 at 6 p.m. with keynote speaker, Dick Weiss. Click Here for more. Click Here to pay by credit card.

From left, Ellen Futterman and Carol Lundgren received the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis’ highest honor, The 2013 Catfish Award, for their service to the organization and contributions to media excellence in our community at the club’s Annual Meeting on December 12.

From left, Rick Stoff and Cynthia Kagan Frohlichstein at the Press Club’s December 12 Annual Meeting receiving the President’s “Above and Beyond” Award for their exemplary service to the organization.

Join the discussion and hear what nine St. Louis news professional have to say about “Idiocracy: Is modern media making us stupid?” Noon, Friday Nov. 15 Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Black Box theater.  Click Here for all details.

Congratulations to Press Club members Alvin Reid and Ellen Futterman, who were awarded the 2013 Gateway Media Literacy Partners Charles Klotzer Award for Media Literacy at the Press Club’s Nov. 15 forum,  which was part of Media Literacy Week.  

Press Club Speaker Series at the Gatesworth:
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 26: Barbara Langsam Shuman, documentary filmmaker, will talk about making her first documentary, “The Stem Cell Divide.

PRESS CLUB’S SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP, "Follow us on Twitter" - NEW RESCHEDULED DATE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 from 9 to Noon, Webster University Emerson Library Computer Lab. Lunch to follow. Click Here for details. Click Here for credit card reservation.

Press Club Speaker Series at the Gatesworth:
7 p.m. Wednesday Oct 30: Bill McClellan, columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will share amusing anecdotes from his journalism career.

St. Louis Public Library private tour and a visit to the Media Archives Sat. Sept 7 at 2:30pm. Click Here for more.

From left, pictured below,  are a few of our members with Library staff: Sarah Cain, Amanda Bahr-Evola, Rick Stoff, Jasmine Huda, Ellen Soule, Gloria Ross, Brenda McDonald, Louise McDonald.

On Wednesday, July 31 writer/reporter Katy Quigley Gurley, daughter of the late-great Martin P. Quigley presented a fascinating lecture on writing memoirs and the making of the Martin Quigley documentary. He was a true public relations superstar and one of the St. Louis Press Club founders.

Press Club Scholarship Luncheon and “Cartooning in St. Louis” on July 18

Click Here for more information.1Press Club and  Journalism Foundation scholarship recipients were announced and awarded at the July 18 luncheon held at Forest Park’s Norman Probstein Golf Clubhouse.  From left, Press Club president Bill Smith with the winners who were able to attend: Kelly Boruff, Christa Corrigan, India Everett, Alexy Irving, Sierra Hancock, Daniel Bauman, Sam Masterson, and Ben Manhanke. For more information about all scholarship winners, Click Here.
1 From left, St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Weatherbird” cartoonist Dan Martin with his caricature of Press Club president Bill Smith in his “Superman” pose.
1Mike Phoenix, author of numerous books on cartooning in St. Louis including “Comics’ Second City: The Gateway History of the American Comic Book” speaking at the Press Club forum.


Finding your footing in the topsy-turvy world of journalism and social media”  was the topic presented by Dick Weiss at the “Press Club at the Gatesworth” program on 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 26 at Gatesworth theater, One McKnight Place. Click Here for more.

Press Club’s 2nd Annual Spelling Bee was 8 p.m., Wed., June 19 at The Royale to benefit our scholarship program.  Click Here for more information.


Press Club members at the June 19 Spelling Bee are from left, Aisha Sultan, Glenda Partlow, Diane Toroian Keaggy, Pam Niehaus, Gloria Ross, Richard Gavatin.

Ray Hartmann was a guest speaker at The Gatesworth on April 30, 2013


Press Club member Ray Hartmann speaking at the Gatesworth about his long and successful media career.


From left, Ray Hartmann with Press Club at the Gatesworth program coordianator Cynthia Kagan Frolichstein.

Private Tour of the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame plus An Afternoon at the Fine Art Fair and Winefest In Washington, MO. Tour:  2 p.m. Saturday, May 18.

Nominations for the Photojournalism Hall of Fame has been extended.  For nomination criteria and apploication form go to:  http://www.mopress.com/_lib/files/FameForm.pdf


Press Club members and friends at the Photojournalism Hall of Fame tour and reception on May 18 hosted by Bill Miller.


Bill Miller, Jr. speaking to the Press Club members and friends about the past, present, and future of the Photojournalism Hall of Fame.


Bill Miller, Sr (center) hosting the May 18 tour and reception of the Photojournalism Hall of Fame for the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis. From left, Casey Kuchem, Hall of Fame caretaker, Press Club members: Gloria Ross, Bill Miller, Joe Kenny and Rick Stoff.

MPC lunch with Carol Daniels 11 to 1:30 on April 6 at Maggiano’s Little Italy. Click here for more.

St. Louis Press Club's Movie and a Cocktail Night: Drinks and a screening of Absence of Malice, a classic journalism film starring Paul Newman and Sally Field Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Click Here for more. Click Here to make a $25 donation.


From left, Amanda Cook, Movie Night chairperson, greets Gary and Ellen Soule at the reception prior to the screening of Absence of Malice.


From left, Pam Niehaus Ben Lipman and Melissa Zensen at the April 23 Press Club movie night


Press Club members and friends gathered for wine, beer and popcorn prior to Press Club's first-ever movie night at the Galleria 6 Cinema to see the journalism classic, Absence of Malice on April 23.

“Crimes Against Seniors” – a free and informative talk by BBB investigator, Bill Smith --  7:30 p.m., March 21 at the Gatesworth Theater, One McKnight Place --  second in Press Club at the Gatesworth program series.

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