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Annual Meeting & Knighting 2017

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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
Gary D’Amato
into the order of
The Knights of the Golden Quill

Business and Civic Leaders
Joe and Jennifer Bartolotta
into the circle of
The Knights of Bohemia

Tuesday, September 19, 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 Tuesday, September 19th 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 2017/2018 Election Ballot for the Milwaukee Press Club

 Click here to download 2017/2018 Election Ballot for MPC Endowment, Ltd

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 Gary D’Amato as a Knight of the Golden Quill and Joe and Jennifer Bartolotta as Knights 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.

Gary D’Amato, this year’s honoree, has worked as a sports reporter and columnist for nearly 40 years, including most recently at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He’s covered 10 Olympic Games (both winter and summer), three Super Bowls, three Final Four NCAA men’s basketball championships, two Rose Bowls, 26 Masters Tournaments and more than 70 professional golf ‘major’ tournaments. He’s also covered more than 200 Green Bay Packer games.

He’s a three time Wisconsin sportswriter of the year and the co-author or author of seven books. D’Amato is a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater graduate.  D’Amato will join a Circle of Knights that includes Bob McGinn, 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 and recognizes exemplary community leadership. This year, we honor Joe and Jennifer Bartolotta for their long-standing contributions to our community.

Joe, president and owner of The Bartolotta Restaurants, grew up in Wauwatosa and worked in New York before returning to his hometown. He, along with his brother Paul Bartolotta opened their first restaurant, Ristorante Bartolotta, in Wauwatosa in 1993. Since then he has opened a total of 21 restaurants along with other food and catering operations. Jennifer is founder and CEO of Train-2-Gain, a firm that partners with its clients to transform their human capital into ambassadors for their brands. Previously, she was director of sales for Bartolotta Restaurants and is an accomplished keynote speaker.

Together, Joe and Jennifer support organ donation awareness as well as MPS ProStart, Walnut Way and the Wisconsin Humane Society and each serves on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations. They 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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