2010 Monthly Luncheon Programs

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  Wednesday, January 20, 2010

WHERE / WHEN:  Houlihan's Restaurant, 111. E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, at 11:30 am.

GUEST SPEAKERS / PROGRAM:  

PRESS VETERANS TO DISCUSS "TODAY’S QUALITY OF JOURNALISM”

Panelists: Bob Manewith and Robert Blackwood  

Moderator: Professor Harry Lepinske  

Two press veterans and past presidents of the International Press Club of Chicago discuss “Today’s Quality of Journalism” during a panel discussion scheduled during an IPCC luncheon.

Both panelists, Bob Manewith, a 37-year veteran of WGN radio and  TV news, and Robert Blackwood, professor emeritus from Wright College and a prolific writer, will invite audience participation.

Manewith was the overnight news writer/producer at WGN radio and TV, where he also served as manager of news and editorial director for both stations. He also worked as a congressional press secretary and worked in public relations. He has taught news writing labs at Northwestern University and copy-editing, editorial writing and news writing at Columbia College. He has served as president of the Chicago Headline Club, the Journalists Association, the International Press Club of Chicago, and the Illinois News Broadcasters Association.

Blackwood received  his doctorate degree  in English from Loyola University in l972; is a film reviewer for Abe Peck’s “Chicago Seed”; still writes film reviews for the monthly “Columbia  River Reader”; is webmaster for the Cook County College Teachers Union, Local 1600; and is author if two books on films. He also appears on Chicago Cable Access Television.

Lepinske is a former newspaper editor, was a pioneer in cable television production, an on-air personality for news and features at the former Radio Station WTAQ, taught English and American literature, founded the Ernest Hemingway Museum and Library in Azerbaijan;  still writes for the foreign news media and teaches university classes.

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WHERE / WHEN:  Houlihan's Restaurant, 111. E. Wacker Drive, Chicago at 11:30 AM (for attendees) 11:00 AM (for IPCC Board Members)

LUNCH:       Everyone can order off of the menu and pay their own tab.

SPEAKER:   BENNY BAHANADEWA, Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in Chicago.

PROGRAM:   A rare opportunity to Meet and Greet the New Consul General while listening to his presentation on Today's Indonesia.

HIGHLIGHTS AND SPEAKER BACKGROUND INFORMATION:  

Benny Bahanadewa, the Consul General Republic of Indonesia in Chicago since January 2010. Prior to his recent position, Bahanadewa was the Secretary to the Directorate General for American and European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia in Jakarta from 2006 – 2009. Bahanadewa received his Bachelor of Economics from the Islamic University of Indonesia in  Yogyakarta in 1984. He also received Master of Business Management from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium in 1992 and Master of Science in European Studies from the University of Indonesia in 2008.

As a career diplomat, he was assigned to the Indonesian Mission in Brussels; the Indonesian Embassy in Washington, D.C.; and to the Indonesian Embassy in Paris.  He had also been appointed multiple times as a Member and Head of the Indonesian Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly Meeting. In addition, he has also participated in numerous National and International Conferences, Workshops, and Training opportunities.

As always, there will be ample time allotted for a question and answer period following lunch and the main presentation.

Additional Information:  Please contact Wayne Toberman, IPCC  Membership Chairman if you have any questions at (708) 514-2353 or contact me by email at: wtob327@aol.com .

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:   Thursday, April 22, 2010

WHERE / WHEN:   Efes Café. 1833 N. Broadway, Chicago at 6:30 pm

PROGRAM: Turkish musicians representing the Turkish American Cultural Alliance, Turkish Folk Music Ensemble, and the University of  Chicago’s Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, will entertain during the International Press Club’s “Turkish Delight” dinner.

Four entertainers, IlkerR. Capoglu,  Kerem Can Alp, Duru Turkoglu, and Turkay Erel will use traditional folk  instruments.

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  Wednesday, June  16, 2010

WHERE / WHEN:  Houlihan's Restaurant, 111. E. Wacker Drive, Chicago  TIME: 11:30 AM (for attendees) (11:00 AM for IPCC Board Members)

LUNCH:   Everyone can order off of the menu and pay their own tab.    

SPEAKER / PROGRAM:  Gabriel Dudu, Consul for Economic Affairs, Consulate General of Romania,

Romanian Trade Official To Discuss US-Romanian Relations: A timely presentation about US-Romanian relations will be presented by Gabriel Dudu, consul for economic affairs, Consulate General of Romania, at the monthly luncheon-discussion session of the International Press Club of Chicago. Mr. Duta was assigned to the Chicago office in 2009. He was educated in  Romania and served in diplomatic posts in China and Los Angeles. This event is open to the public and guests are encouraged.

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:   Wednesday, July 21, 2010

WHERE / WHEN:   Houlihan’s Restaurant, 111 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, at 11:30 am.

LUNCH:  Everyone can order off of the menu and pay their own tab.  

SPEAKER / PROGRAM:  Sel Erder Yackley

Former “Tribune”-UPI  Reporter To Discuss Her Book At International Press Club  Luncheon

A former reporter for the “Chicago Tribune” and United Press International, Sel Erder Yackley, will present timely highlights of her book, “Never Regret the Pain: Loving and Losing a  Bipolar Spouse” during a monthly luncheon discussion session of the International Press Club of Chicago. “Trying to lift the stigma of mental illness has become the driving force in my life since the publication of this book”, she commented. This event is open to the public and guests are encouraged.

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  August 19, 2010

WHERE / WHEN:  Houlihan's Restaurant, 111. E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, at 11:30 AM (for attendees) (11:00 AM for IPCC Board Members)

LUNCH:   Everyone can order off of the menu and pay their own tab.

SPEAKER / PROGRAM:  Michael Muth, Free Lance Business Writer, speaks on “The New Media”

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  September 16, 2010

WHERE / WHEN:  Houlihan's Restaurant, 111. E. Wacker Drive, Chicago  TIME: 11:30 AM (for attendees) (11:00 AM for IPCC Board Members)

LUNCH:   Everyone can order off of the menu and pay their own tab.

SPEAKER / PROGRAM: Richard Schell, Attorney, Food Industry Specialist, "Emerging Issues Related to Global Food Security”

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  October 21, 2010

WHERE / WHEN:   Houlihan's Restaurant, 111. E. Wacker Drive, Chicago  TIME: 11:30 AM (for attendees) (11:00 AM for IPCC Board Members)

LUNCH:   Everyone can order off of the menu and pay their own tab.  

SPEAKER/PROGRAM:  Gunter Nitsch, Retired Business Executive speaks about “Weeds Like Us”.  Discussion about his book describing his youth in Soviet-Occupied Germany