Wayne TobermanA message from the President


This is the continuation article, the second in a series, which began as an upbeat, optimistic view of 2015 but given the collective mass of world-wide upheaval which has surfaced since its initial publishing, now warrants a more somber tone, at least for the time being.

Given our long standing policy to step out of sync with the rest of the journalistic community, wherever they may, vocationally speaking, call home this week, and whatever cause they may be touting this minute in all their unabashed objectivity, we have gone to great lengths to only highlight the positive aspects of situations, countries and events unfolding around us.

These past few weeks or so have tried this policy’s ability to stay apart from the fray, and keep silent on some of the most important events adversely affecting the world as we know it today, and the one it has the alarming capacity to become in just short period of time. Our patience and staying power to avoid generated themes targeted for deflective purposes, our ability to separate overly puffed up events from those requiring immediate attention has been tested. Found wanting. And must now be addressed.

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Wayne Toberman

President, International Press Club of Chicago


Luncheon Meeting Review

"The World is not Waiting for Chicago" by Chris Robling, was perhaps the year's most thought provoking discussion. IPCC members thought it was the best meeting this year. Chris brought insight and perspective to issues that Chicago must deal with or become a city left behind.

For more pictures of this event, click here!

IPCC listed with the Overseas Press Club of America

OPCThe Overseas Press Club of America was founded in 1939 in New York by a group of foreign correspondents. The OPC seeks to maintain an international association of journalists working in the United States and abroad; to encourage the highest standards of professional integrity and skill in the reporting of news; to help educate a new generation of journalists; to contribute to the freedom and independence of journalists and the press throughout the world, and to work toward better communication and understanding among people.

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Bonnie Watts and Reign brought in the warmth that Chicago needed as wind chills drop to double digit numbers.  The organization's January 2015 kickoff and membership drive was marked by spellbound members who listened to jazz classics which sparked numerous discussions of memories of old.

Now dubbed the "Songtress of the IPCC" Bonnie Watts, who has also performed for the International Club of New Mexico, looks forward to more opportunities to entertain Press Club events worldwide.  For more information and bookings, contact phil@bonniewattsjazz.com .

January 2015 IPCC Holiday Event

Read the President's review of this evening!

It was subzero outside, but the party was hot inside!  Some Kodak moments from the January event!

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All Things Mayfield

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Sponsor the production of "All Things Mayfield."  For more information, contact Phil Moy

Reginald Torian Sr. and his 11-piece orchestra will be presenting a LIVE REHEARSAL of "All Things Mayfield" at Columbia College on Monday, January 26. Our sponsors, who are invited to attend, will present a scholarship to Columbia Links in support of a student studying "music criticism.''

About Columbia Links

Columbia Links LogoSupport for Columbia Links means students will learn to produce high quality, ethical journalism with authentic teen voices magnified through town hall meetings, media outreach, youth publications and forums, and news literacy programming, all to foster civic engagement, present solutions and innovate change around important issues in their lives.




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Wayne Toberman, President

International Press Club of Chicago

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Chicago, IL 60690

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