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Meetings are held at Library and Archives Canada.
Mail: Media Club of Ottawa
c/o Arbour House
84 Bradford Street, Ottawa, ON K2B 5Y8

September 2007 - December 2007
Although our meetings are usually held in the evening  on the last Monday of each month, please note that three of the following meetings will either be held at a different location, on a different day, or at a different time.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Press Work 24/7:Both Sides of the Coin;
Guest Speaker - Victoria Terry, former Editorial Assistant to Pamela Wallin, Craig Oliver and Bruce Phillips of CTV and later, Press Officer to the US Embassy in Ottawa.

She will share her experiences and insights from her exciting career on both sides of the communications coin - the journalistic and public relations perspectives.

Where - Room A, National Library and Archives;
Time - 6 p.m.
Cost - $15 for light dinner or $5 for coffee

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Topic - Voices on the Rise: Afghan Women Making the News;
Guest Speaker - Mme Khorshied Sanad, author, journalist, former head of Fox News TV in Kabul, Afghanistan, and wife of His Excellency Omar Samad, Afghan Ambassador to Canada, will talk about women journalists in Afghanistan and how they are helping promote democracy in her country.

Time - 5:30 p.m.;
Where - Penthouse Salon, Sheraton Hotel,
150 Albert Street (at O’Connor),
new home of the National Press Club Foundation.
Cost - $25 members, $30 others

Monday, November 26, 2007
A workshop on intergenerational communication skills
for today’s professional

When: Monday, November 26, 2007
Where: Library and Archives Canada
Wellington Street
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $20.00 Members; $25.00 non-Members, $5.00 Coffee only

Saturday, December 8, 2007
Christmas Party Potluck Supper.
 David Shanahan, a professional historian and accomplished storyteller (Seanicchie), writer/editor, musician and entertainer will entertain us with "An Irish Christmas". He will give us the "real feel" of an authentic Irish Christmas in the Ottawa Valley.

Dr. Shanahan is also the editor of The North Grenville News (Kemptville) where he "comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable" with his always entertaining, and often controversial, editorials and local political coverage.
Where - at the home of Valerie and David Knowles.

Monday January 28
Topic:“The Role of Women Journalists in Creating Gender Equality in Sweden.” 
Speaker:  Ambassador Ingrid Iremark of Sweden

Sweden is an international role model in creating gender equality, and the Ambassador’s topic is in keeping with our theme of celebrating the achievements and contributions of women journalists around the world. The Ambassador herself started her career as a journalist.

Where:  National Library and Archives, Room A. 
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 Members; $20 non-Members, $5.00 Coffee only

Monday February 26, 2008

Speaker: Gay Cook, award wining columnist, willl be speaking about her career

Where:  National Library and Archives, Room A. 
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 Members; $20 non-Members, $5.00 Coffee only

Wednesday, March  12

Speaker: Frances Itani

Where:  National Library and Archives, Room A. 
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 Members; $20 non-Members, $5.00 Coffee only

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