A message from the executive director
. . . OPC lunch service resumed Sept. 1, 2020; please join us!
Dear Omaha Press Club community:
Message from The Executive Director
It’s great to be back from Summer break and ready for business. We are now open our regular lunch schedule Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be open for evening dining when we have sufficient demand. Please contact Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-345-8008 if you are looking to reserve an event at the club — we have space available daytime and evenings. She will also plan dinners for anyone who wants an evening event with 10 or more guests. (No regular evening dining at this time. By reservation with parties of 10 or more only.)
September is the start of the last quarter and traditionally our busy season, although we know this year is not like usual. The Press Club is like many restaurants — we need your support more now than ever.
As of Sept. 1, the regular lunch menu is available in the restaurant, and the Express menu is available in the First National Bank building and tower for pick-up or delivery. We make deliveries to the guard stations in both buildings every half-hour (11:30 a.m. / Noon / 12:30 / 1 p.m. / 1:30 p.m./ 2 p.m.)
Every other Friday, we are preparing Family Deal Fridays from 4:30-6 p.m. (See event schedule for the menu.) We will also have our Family Meals menu for curbside pick-up at lunchtime. These meals must be ordered on the website at least 24 hours in advance, and these can be picked up from the 10-minute parking on Dodge Street (near the entrance to the DoubleTree Hotel) at the top of each hour (Noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.). They are hot and ready to eat and are a delicious way to feed the family!
We recently learned that First National Bank will not have tenants or employees back in the building until January 2021. This makes the Press Club one of the safest facilities to dine in anywhere in the state.
The Omaha Press Club restaurant is unique in comparison to many other facilities. We require reservations and can accommodate social distancing with ease due to the layout of the restaurant. This is a value for dining out with regards to your health and safety.
Even if you are not taking advantage of our dine-in or takeout opportunities, we appreciate you continuing to support the club by paying your dues. Due to the type of club we are, we have not been eligible for the government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) programs that many Omaha restaurants have taken advantage of. Therefore, our dues revenue is especially vital to our survival during these difficult times. We want to be here for you in 2021 to celebrate our 50th anniversary of the club … and we need your help to do so.
Here is a reminder of the safety guidelines in place:
For public safety, the Press Club door will be propped open during business hours.
Sanitizer stations will be set up near the entrance door.
FNBO is mandating that all employees wear face masks in common areas, (lobbies, hallways, elevators). This will also be the rule for members coming to the Press Club while in the common areas.
Our goal is precautions for all, as we continue to serve our membership, FNB employees, and tenants.
The club is currently operating in Phase III of the governor’s directed health measures for dining. Bars and restaurants can operate at 100 percent capacity. Eight people can sit at a table. Salad bars and buffets are still prohibited.
To contact me best during this time: email@example.com
Check out our events schedule on this page and RSVP for one of the many opportunities to enjoy the club.
Note: It is important to make reservations as we are scheduling staff according to the number of RSVP’s!
Thank you and see you at the club,
Steve L Villamonte Sr. CEC, BS
Omaha Press Club
Omaha Press Club Mission Statement
To promote excellence in communications and media professions through fellowship, education and advocacy of freedom of information.
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Membership to the Omaha Press Club is not limited just to the media. Membership is open to everyone. Our dues are among the lowest in the country for a private city club. We have much to offer for your membership including regular events, reciprocal club use, an executive chef providing fine or casual dining, free parking, free rooms for your private events and press conferences. You can become a member by simply filling out and submitting an application to the business office. You can have your membership billed to you on a monthly or annual basis.
OPC Hours Parking Details
Lunch: 11:30am-2:00pm Monday-Friday
Dinner: 5:30pm-close Thursday-Saturday
Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm Tuesday-Saturday
There’s always something going on at the Omaha Press Club.
Friday Sept 11, 4 -6: Fried Chicken Friday Curbside 8 pc. chicken and two sides $25 Order here
Saturday, Sept 17 Noon: “Jennifer Boomgaarden, Omaha Symphony will present what is in store during the 100th season, $17 includes lunch
Tuesday, Sept 22 Noon: Shatel Sports Series $17 includes lunch
Friday, Sept 25 4-6 : Prime Rib Dinner for Two Curbside $40
Thursday, Oct 8 : Noon Forum Congressional Debate; Democrat Kara Eastman versus Republican Don Bacon $17 includes lunch
Saturday, Oct 10, 6pm: Quarterly Wine Dinner Members $60 Non-member $75
Faces on the Barroom Floor
The Omaha Press Club Face on the Barroom Floor honors newsmakers who have had an impact on the community.
The caricatures are drawn by artist Jim Horan who worked for the Omaha World-Herald when he began drawing the Faces in 1971.