2014 Monthly Luncheon Programs

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:   Thursday, December 18, 2014  

WHERE / WHEN:  Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard

11:30 a.m. Networking | 12:00-1:15 p.m. Lunch & Guest Speaker

GUEST SPEAKER / PROGRAM:  Jonathan Callaway

Topic: "Going into 2015"

A perspective on the US national political landscape as seen from the millennial viewpoint.

Jonathan Callaway is a member of the International Press Club of Chicago and also serves on the IPCC board. He has interests in both politics and international affairs.  Prior to this National campaign, Jonathan ran the southeastern Wisconsin campaign in the largest Non-Presidential race in US history. In 2012 he worked on six targeted Congressional race turnout programs for his home state. He has managed media relationships and he has been directly responsible for developing and implementing media strategy.  Jonathan will be flying in from Washington, DC to present "Going into 2015" A perspective on the US national political landscape as seen from the millennial viewpoint. He is currently a Regional Director for a non-profit millennial advocacy organization.

Following the program, IPCC General Membership Meeting and 2015 Election of IPCC's Board and Officers will be held at 1:30 pm.

International Press Club of Chicago Diplomatic Series

DATE: Thursday, November 20, 2014

WHERE / WHEN:  CONSULATE GENERAL OF THAILAND, 700 North Rush Street, Chicago.

11:30 a.m. Arrival and Networking | 12:00 Noon Light Thai Buffet and Cultural Performance | 12:45 p.m. Presentation

PROGRAM:  IPCC presents "A Glimpse of Thailand"    

GUEST SPEAKER:  Consul General Hon. Songphol Sukchan

This November we continue with our landmark initiative, Diplomatic Series, by which the International Press Club of Chicago highlights a different country via our website and through our monthly Diplomatic Guest Speaker programs.  We pursue our goal which is to encourage everyone to experience their own personal international journey by participating in these programs and sampling the sights, sounds, and even the flavors of each new and exciting guest country!

We are proud and excited to announce that the country for November 2014 in our series will be Thailand and that the Consul General Hon. Songphol Sukchan will be our Guest Speaker!

The event will take place at the Consulate General of Thailand, 700 North Rush Street, Chicago at 11:30 on Thursday, November 20, 2014. We look forward to seeing you as the Consul General enlightens us about Thailand.  A light Thai Buffet lunch and soft drinks will be served along with a cultural performance prior to the program.

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE: Thursday, October 30, 2014

WHERE / WHEN:  IPCC Administration & Production Facility, Alexis Studio, 629 W. Cermak Road, Suite 412  in Chicago

LUNCH and General Membership Meeting:11:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.  

Agenda: IPCC is proud to usher in the arrival of its 2014/2015 season of stimulating diplomatic-based activities, literary events, luncheons, media productions, promotional opportunities, and of course, camaraderie laden social, educational, and cultural extravaganzas!

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE: Friday, September 19, 2014

WHERE / WHEN:  IPCC Administration & Production Facility, Alexis Studio, 629 W. Cermak Road, Suite 412  in Chicago.

PROGRAM:   Executive Board Luncheon and Meeting, 11:15 am - 2:00 pm

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  Wednesday, August 13, 2014   

WHERE / WHEN:  The Wheaton Public Library, at 7:00 pm

SPEAKER: Don Sender

The Wheaton Public Library will again host our member, Don Sender, at 7 PM on Wednesday, August 13 with his slide presentation on "The War in the Air" covering the development of air power on both sides during WW I, the aces, the aircraft, the Red Baron, etc. Admission is free. The subject matter of Mr. Sender's presentation gleaned in part from very personal family member accounts, couldn't be more timely or relevant...because June 28, 2014 (June 20 in the old Orthodox calendar) marks the 100th Anniversary of the triggering event that started World War I, the war to end all wars! A war in which Mr. Sender's cousin was killed on the Serbian Front fighting for the Austro-Hungarian Empire, while an uncle of his was blinded by mustard gas fighting for the U.S. on the Western Front!

"This single event, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, in the city of Sarajevo, Bosnia, set in motion the most significant historical event in modern times. With it, came a world war that claimed over 35 Million casualties, destroyed eight monarchies, changed the map of Europe, and decimated a generation of young men and women who served. Though it ended by an armistice in 1918, the resulting Peace Treaty at Versailles a year later solved nothing, created new animosities, and set the stage for World War II"!

Don's background more than qualifies him as a military subject matter expert: A much decorated, Retired Army Officer who's a veteran of the Korean War as a Cryptographic Analyst with the Army Security Agency, he later served in both Strategic and Tactical Psychological Operations units as a Counter-Intelligence technician, and participated in every major military exercise from 1976 until 1991! As an instructor at Military Intelligence training centers, he taught Counter-Intelligence, Military Security, Interrogation of Prisoners of War, and Electronic Security. He was also honored as a guest lecturer on Psychological Operations, at the prestigious John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

His civilian background is almost as accomplished and as diverse, in that he is also a retired U.S. History Educator, and has held numerous political positions throughout the years.

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:   Sunday, July 20, 2014   

WHERE / WHEN:   Centuries and Sleuth's Bookstore at 2:00 PM

PROGRAM: A repeat performance of the slideshow on the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (including the dysfunctional Hapsburg family, the Assassins and their fates) will be given at the Centuries and Sleuth's Bookstore on Sunday, July 20.  This very unique bookstore is located about 7401 W. Madison St. in Forest Park, IL. Admission is free.

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:   Thursday, July 15, 2014  

WHERE / WHEN:  Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard

11:30 a.m. Networking | 12:00-1:15 p.m. Lunch & Guest Speaker  

GUEST SPEAKER / PROGRAM:  Brad Culp, Editor-in-Chief of Lava Magazine (an internationally published sports magazine)

Brad will speak on International Competitions.

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:   Thursday, June 19, 2014  

WHERE / WHEN:  Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard

11:30 a.m. Networking | 12:00-1:15 p.m. Lunch & Guest Speaker  

GUEST SPEAKER / PROGRAM: Donald Sender, Army Officer (Ret.), U.S. History Educator (Ret.) and lecturer.

International Press Club of Chicago Diplomatic Series  

DATE:  Thursday, May 15, 2014

WHERE / WHEN:  CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA, 455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr., NBC Tower Building, Suite No. 850, Chicago

12:00p.m. Arrival and Networking | 12:30 p.m.  Light Indian Buffet Lunch & Indian Classical Dance Performance by Cultural Group Kalapriya | 1:00 p.m. Program

PROGRAM:   IPCC presents  "A Glimpse of India"  

GUEST SPEAKER: Consul General Hon. Dr. Ausaf Sayeed

We are proud and excited to announce that the country for May 2014 in our series will be India and that the Consul General Hon. Dr. Ausaf Sayeed will be our Guest Speaker!

The event will take place at the Consulate General of India at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 15th. We look forward to seeing you as the Consul General enlightens us about India.  A light Indian Buffet lunch and soft drinks will be served along with a cultural performance prior to the program.

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:   Thursday, April 17, 2014  

WHERE / WHEN:  Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard

11:30 a.m. Networking | 12:00-1:15 p.m. Lunch & Guest Speaker  

GUEST SPEAKER / PROGRAM:  Ilona Garrett, author, and poet

Topic: Silent Migration.  Ilona Garrett has been published in a dual-language book on angel topics by Palabros Press of Cologne, Germany; written science articles on cryogenics for magazines; her poetry and prose have won awards and prizes with St. Xavier University and internationally; with work published in Hiroshima, Japan; WeMoon anthologies and calendars, as well as read in weddings and other ceremonies,  acknowledged as inspirational. Additionally, she has been a suburban Times reporter, as well as an editor and columnist for The Pacesetter, a parent and childbirth education publication. She is the author of Ghosthunter and Engel Sind Doof as well as two eBooks: UKIYO-E Poems from the Floating World and For Heaven's Sake Stop It! Ilona teaches German to students at several locations. She is also an active instructor of Taijichuan and Qigong, Self-defense, Taekwondo, and Aikido.

International Press Club of Chicago Diplomatic Series  

DATE:   Thursday, March 20, 2014  

WHERE / WHEN:   Indonesian Cultural Center, 711 W. Grand Avenue in Chicago   

11:30 a.m. Arrival and Networking | 12:00 Noon Light Indonesian lunch & refreshments | 12.15 p.m. Indonesian Traditional Dance Performance | 12:30 p.m. Presentation by Indonesian Consul General

PROGRAM:   IPCC presents   "Waging Peace and Prosperity: Indonesia in a Changing World"    

GUEST SPEAKER: Consul General Hon. Andriana Supandy

We are proud and excited to announce that the 2014 country for March in our series will be Indonesia and that the Consul General Hon. Andriana Supandy, will be our Guest Speaker!

The event will take place at the Indonesian Cultural Center, 711 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014.   We look forward to seeing you as the Consul General enlightens us about Indonesia. A light Indonesian lunch & refreshments will be served along with a cultural performance prior to the program.

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:   Sunday, March 09, 2014

WHERE / WHEN:  WTTW 11 Studios, 5400 N. St. Louis Ave. | Chicago, IL 60625

Shift time: 4:30-10:30pm

PROGRAM:  WTTW 11 telethon

IPCC members will be participating in WTTW Channel 11 "Rick Steves' Europe Travel Marathon with Rick Steves".  Rick will be live in the studio. We need a confirmation of who is going to attend WTTW's telethon to help on March 9, 2014.

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE: Monday, February 10, 2014

IPCC Board Meeting - Teleconferencing

International Press Club of Chicago

DATE:  Thursday, January 16, 2014

WHERE / WHEN:   Alexis Studio, 629 W. Cermak Road, Suite 412  in Chicago

Time: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

PROGRAM:  General Membership meeting at the IPCC Administration and Production Facility.