Jersey Night at the National Press Club
Reporters, press secretaries, Hill and agency staffers, NJ college alumni and our NJSS members gathered around the Press Club's historic Holeman hearth February 18 and warmed to good conversation and the latest political buzz..
Special thanks to the MWW Group, Winning Strategies and MBI-Gluck Shaw for sponsoring this event.
Pictured above are Raju Chebium of Gannett News Service, Bob Gettlin, formerly of States News Service, and Scott Orr, formerly of the Star Ledger DC Bureau. Also attending were Herb Jackson of The Record and Robert Cohen and Dave Smallen, also formerly of the Star Ledger Bureau. Retired NJ reporter/editors Barbara and Daniel Lewis are also pictured. Current Hill press secretaries who attended included Rich McGrath and Erin Bzymek (Pallone), Zach Goldberg (Holt) and Aaron Keyak (Rothman). Among the former press secretaries were Ted Loud (Pallone) and Steve Schlein (Lautenberg).
Thanks to NJSS member, Joel Whitaker, membership chair of the NPC, for the tour at 8 pm of the historic club. And, a hearty congratulations to Jared DeMarinis for winning the title of "NJ's Greatest Political Wizard," and a bucket of salt water taffy, (compliments of our loyal supporter, the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority), for having come the closest to guessing the winning percentage of the vote in the NJ Governor's contest. Don't forget to put Atlantic City in your weekend or summer travel plans!