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Annual Meeting & Knighting 2016

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5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Newsroom Pub
137 E. Wells St. Milwaukee WI, 53202

Join the Milwaukee Press Club for its Annual Meeting and the Investiture of

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Distinguished Journalist
Bob McGinn
into the order of
The Knights of the Golden Quill

Business and Civic Leader
Donald Baumgartner
into the circle of
The Knights of Bohemia

Thursday, September 15, 5:30 – 8pm

This event is FREE and open to the public.
Advanced registration is suggested.

5:30 p.m. Social
6:15 p.m. MPC Annual Meeting
6:30 p.m. Knighting Ceremony
7:30 p.m. Adjourn for Further Reveling

MPC Endowment Elections and Referendum:  All members of the Milwaukee Press Club are members of the MPC Endowment, the club’s 501(c)3 foundation.  Members can access ballots at the links below.  Return your ballot to the club by Thursday, September 15th for our Annual Meeting or bring it to the meeting at The Newsroom Pub, where voting will conclude at 6:00 p.m.

Click here to download 2016/2017 Election Ballot for the Milwaukee Press Club

 Click here to download 2016/2017 Election Ballot for MPC Endowment, Ltd

New Members:
If you are not already a member of the Milwaukee Press Club, why not join now? If you join at this event, you will receive membership through 2017. Joining the Milwaukee Press Club earns you discounted prices to events and access to one of the largest networking communities in Wisconsin. New members will also receive a coupon to attend an upcoming Newsmaker Luncheon at no cost.

Agenda: During the Annual Meeting, a brief state-of-the-club address and ratification of board member elections will take place prior to the investiture of Bob McGinn as a Knight of the Golden Quill and Donald Baumgartner as a Knight of Bohemia.

The Order of the Knights of the Golden Quill, the highest journalism honor bestowed by the Milwaukee Press Club, recognizes outstanding professional accomplishment. Bob McGinn, this year’s honoree, has covered the Green Bay Packers for 32 years and is a nationally recognized authority on the team, its players and history. He’s been the lead Packers writer for The Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 1991. Before that, he covered the team for the Green Bay Press-Gazette. A native of Escanaba, Michigan, McGinn is a graduate of the University of Michigan with dual majors in journalism and political science. He lives with his wife, Pat, in Ashwaubenon, minutes away from Lambeau Field. McGinn will join a Circle of Knights that includes Kathy Mykleby, Meg Kissinger, Raquel Rutledge, Irwin Maier, Ed Hinshaw, John McCullough, Melodie Wilson and President John F. Kennedy.

The Circle of the Knights of Bohemia is comprised of community leaders who are not journalists. This honor recognizes exemplary community leadership. This year, we honor Donald Baumgartner, founder of Paper Machinery Corporation, for his lifelong contributions to making our community stronger and better through his business, volunteer, civic and philanthropic contributions. While building his manufacturing company into a modern, international industry leader, he supported numerous charitable causes and was always a true champion of his hometown. Combining a boundless sense of humor with a drive for excellence, he helped many others achieve. In a finishing act of generosity, he led efforts to convert his family-owned company into one owned by his loyal employees to ensure a legacy of local ownership that will last for generations. Donald will join a circle of knights that includes Vel Phillips, Stephen H. Marcus, Herb Kohl, H. Carl Mueller, Dave Baldwin, Ben Barkin, Capt. James Lovell, Fritz and Debra Usinger and Fred Pabst.

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