Celebrate the Press Club’s 40th birthday

After four decades of lunches, speeches, auctions, scholarship fund-raisers, book sales and good times we are ready to celebrate the Akron Press Club’s 40th birthday. The Press Club board invites present members, past members and those who have been connected with the organization over the years to join us for a birthday bash at the club’s long-time home, the Martin Center on the University of Akron campus.
The Press Club started when some like-minded individuals got together at their favorite watering hole, the Mayflower Hotel Bar. The first official meeting was in January 1971 where, according to Press Club archives, Jerry Healey of WAKR was elected president.
Through the years the Press Club has provided a forum for a number of newsmakers, politicians and other speakers to reach out to the Akron community. It has held numerous fund-raisers and dinners.
The club has made significant contributions to young journalists and public relations professionals through its unwavering support of scholarships. That support continues with the John S. Knight and Ludel Sauvageot scholarships. An additional scholarship was awarded in 2011 in the name of the Press Club.
Join us for dinner and an evening of fellowship and a memorable evening on Saturday, November 12. The dinner will be held at the Martin Center at the University of Akron. Cost is $35 per person.
Reservations may be made by calling 330-564-4211.
And if you have any photos or other Press Club memorabilia that you would like to share, contact board members Ron Syroid, (rlsyroid@gmail.com or Ed Kalail (ekalail1@neo.rr.com) .
Watch our web site for additional information as it becomes available.