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The Denver Press Club is the nation's oldest press club. Denver journalists met as "a press club" in 1867 and incorporated as "the Denver Press Club" in 1877, a year after Colorado became the 38th state...

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Home to media, public relations, advertising, education and politics. We welcome you to join the Denver Press Club – the nation's oldest press club - which traces to its first organizational meeting to 1867.

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This Week's Events

  • Summer Hiatus: DPC Will Be Closed
    23 Aug

    SPECIAL NOTE: The club will be closed for its summer hiatus starting Saturday, Aug. 23. It will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 3. If you need to book an event during that time, please contact club manager Carmen Green at 303-571-5260 or denverpressclub@qwestoffice.net.

Upcoming Events

11 Sep

Thursday, Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m. conversation and cash bar, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. program, the Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America presents Harriet Hamilton, deputy Coroner, Summit County, with a topic of "Death in a Ski Town." Cost: $20 for members; $25 for non-members. RSVPs are necessary.

Please email RMMWA Caterer Director Donnell Bell or call 719-540-8632 to make your reservation. The reservation deadline is Monday, Sept. 8. (Donnell confirms all reservations. If Donnell does not reply to your e-mail, she does not have your reservation). (NOTE: No shows and anyone not cancelling their reservation 72 hours in advance will be expected to pay since RMMWA will be billed for their reservation.)

Program: Hamilton will speak to the duties of a coroner in Colorado, as well as share anecdotes of some of her most unusual cases.

Coroner's cases: All victims of homicide or suspected homicide or violent means; suicide or suspected suicide, persons dead on arrival at a hospital (DOA); victims of accidental death or suspected accidental death; unattended/unwitnessed deaths, cases of overt or suspected child, elder abuse; persons dying in aircraft crashes, vehicular crashes (auto, motorcycle, boat or adjunct vehicle); All deaths occurring while the decedent is in police custody, or during transport; cases of recovery of skeletal remains; postmortem decomposition; industrial or employment accidents; death by poison or suspicion of poison; cases where the victim dies suddenly when in apparent good health; All deaths associated with diagnostic or therapeutic procedures; patient who has sustained an injury (fracture, fall, concussion, etc.) prior to or during hospital admission; and exhumations (disinterment) performed for the purpose of establishing the cause of death or clearing up a question relating to the cause of death.

Additional duties include but are not limited to: Scene investigation and follow-up investigation, includes possible notification of next of kin; conducting follow-up interviews; documenting findings; providing testimony at depositions or in court; releasing of information to public via press releases; assisting at autopsies; assisting DA, local law enforcement, ambulance, and fire departments; and reporting to various agencies.

Miscellaneous duties include: Attending continuing education seminars, and providing training to law enforcement, schools, health agencies or other community service agencies in the field of Death Investigation.

18 Sep

Thursday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m., the Denver Press Club board of directors meets. Members are welcome to attend.

18 Sep

Thursday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., the DENVER BOOK CLUB meets at the Denver Press Club to discuss "Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Death," by Jon Krakaur. The cost is $3 per person.

It tells the true story of a savage 1984 double murder by two Mormon brothers following a "revelation from God." Through prison interviews, historical segments and extensive research into The Church of Latter Day Saints, Krakaur presents a gripping and disturbing account of the cultures and religion that give rise to fundamentalism.

Josephine Jones, director of programs & Center for the Book for Colorado Humanities, moderates the conversations. Info: http://tinyurl.com/n4j5ruu

19 Sep

Friday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner/program start. The 19th Annual Denver Press Club HALL OF FAME induction dinner, which will be held upstairs at the club. Tickets cost $65 per person and MANDATORY RESERVATIONS must be made by Monday, Sept. 15 at http://tinyurl.com/mzpp466

The inductees are MARK STUTZ, senior media representative at Xcel Energy and a longtime staunch supporter of the Denver Press Club, including one term as president; VINCENT CARROLL, editorial page editor and columnist for The Denver Post, who also served many years at the Rocky Mountain News; PEGGY LOWE, a veteran of the News, Post, KBCO and the Associated Press who today is a public media journalist in the Midwest; ROBERT THRELKELD, also a veteran of the News and Post who later had a career in public relations; and the late AL NAKKULA, a legendary police reporter at the News, where he worked for 46 years until his death in April 1990. The Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting, which is co-sponsored by the University of Colorado and the Denver Press Club, is named after him.

Our master of ceremonies is club member JIM BROSEMER, who was a television anchor and reporter for most of his career in South Florida before retiring and moving to Denver a few years ago. He now teaches at the University of Denver and Metropolitan State University of Denver.

The menu: chicken cordon bleu with alfredo sauce, mixed vegetables, roasted potatoes, salad and cheesecake.

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Weekly Tally

  • Members: 407
  • Bank loan: $208,498.00
  • In the bank:$6,795.40
  • Dues billed for FY 2014: 296 invoices for a total of $47,426.60
  • Dues paid so far for FY 2014: 214 for a total of $33,008.00

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