Friday, April 4, 2008

Mayor Fenty Goes To Press Club

Greeted by the President of the National Press Club Sylvia Smith and several Press Club board members, the Mayor went to the Club to share a Proclamation.

The National Press Club Board of Directors greeted the mayor in the lobby of the National Press Building.

The Mayor greeted many Press Club workers and a lot of members who came out to meet him. The mayor asked who was the worker who'd worked the longest. Waiter Andrew Price told him he'd been there forty years.

He read the Proclamation, making Saturday, April 5th 2008 National Press Club Day in the city.

Sylvia Smith posed with the Mayor showing the Proclamation.

Sylvia gave the mayor a copy of the book, Press Club at 100 years.

After the formalities were dispensed with, the mayor continued greeting the people of the Press Club.

The last to be greeted was David Crawford, the daytime security guard at the Press Club.
LET THEM EAT CAKE!! Happy Birthday National Press Club

The National Press Club First 100 Years, the film, played tonight at the Press Club. Tomorrow is National Press Club Day in the District of Columbia.

The kids were bored through the movie. Getting the cake was the reward for sitting still to the end. They were first in line to get cake. When Sylvia Smith, the Press Club President, came in to cut the cake, there were Kelvin Velasquez, age 12, 6th grade H.D. Cooke Elementary School in the District, and Daniela Shia-Sevilla, age 8, 3rd grade at Piney Branch Elementary School in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Sylvia enlisted their help. Kelvin helped cut the cake and held plates for her to serve into. Daniela passed the plates.

They ate cake. . .

. . . and ate cake.