Message from The Executive Director
A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Press Club is
gaining momentum as we
but we do need
you to use the
Easter brunch attendance was the first
good crowd we have had at the club since
the onset of the pandemic. This was a sign
of optimism for board members and management and a step in the right direction.
We do need members to use the club to
get through the tough times many restaurants are having right now. Management
limited each Easter Brunch seating to 70
guests, mostly so we could be attentive with
our current limited staff.
If you are planning on attending the
Mother’s Day Brunch, please make your
reservations early so we can staff accordingly.
The April Noon Forum that featured
the mayoral debate also had a good turnout
with 67 guests. This is way down from what
would normally be a sellout of 150 or more
for the event, but it is progress.
The quarterly wine dinner just last
month had a decent turnout of 57, which
is down from normal but trending upward
again, with all having a great time. The
next wine dinner is June 11, and this one is
being hosted by Scott Voorhees and KFAB.
This will be the first Gourmet Club event
for KFAB since the onset of the pandemic.
A normal crowd at the club for this event
would be around 160, but I am anticipating
more, so again RSVP early before the radio
announcement is made.
Club management is continuing to open
for lunch Monday through Friday and to
offer our Thursday night Two-for-One
Prime Rib Dinner. The restaurant will also
open for parties of 10 or more any night of
the week; just call Christine and plan your
Starting May 14, we will open the bar
for Happy Hour Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6
p.m. with discount drink prices and hors
d’oeuvres. As demand increases, so will the
hours we are open.
The board and management are planning
many events for the upcoming year. Two
big occasions will be the First Amendment
Night and the Omaha Press Club 50th
Anniversary. We will be setting dates and
announcing details for both of those.
Other upcoming events include our
Mother’s Day Brunch on May 9, the June
7 “Face on the Barroom Floor” featuring
conductor Thomas Wilkins, the College
Baseball Fireworks Buffet June 18 and Father’s Day Grill June 19, just to name a few.
Our calendar is wide open for private
events and gatherings right now. If you
need event space — whether for daytime
or evening — please contact Christine at
email@example.com. The Press Club is
unique in comparison to 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.
The Curbside Friday Family Meal is still
a popular option at the club. Christine and
I would like to thank all the members who
continue to order these meals, as well as
the volunteers who help with the curbside
pickup. Christine is especially thankful for
Our Lunchtime Curbside meals can
be picked up from the 10-minute parking
area on Dodge Street (near the entrance of
the DoubleTree Hotel), by selecting a time
at the top of each hour: 11 a.m., noon,
1 p.m., and 2 p.m. These meals must be
ordered online from our website the day
For Takeout, Delivery (within the
FNBO buildings), or Curbside online
Or click on the “Order Online” link in
the top left corner of our website: https://
If dining in, the Press Club door is
propped open during business hours for a
“touchless” way to enter the club. Sanitizer
stations are set up near each restroom.
FNBO is mandating that all employees
wear face masks in common areas: lobbies,
hallways and elevators. This is also the rule
for members coming to the Press Club
while in the common areas.
Our goal is precautions for all, as we operate the restaurant to serve our members,
FNBO employees and building tenants. We
look forward to seeing you!
To reach me during this time, email:
Thank you to all our members who
continue to support the club during these
To reach me during this time, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you at the club,
Steve Villamonte Sr.
Omaha Press Club Mission Statement
To promote excellence in communications and media professions through fellowship, education and advocacy of freedom of information.
Become a Member
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.
Upcoming Omaha Press Club Events
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day Club closed
Monday, June 7 “Face on the Barroom Floor” Thomas Wilkins 5:30 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. dinner $60 OPC members, $70 non-members
Friday, June 11 KFAB and OPC Wine Dinner Scott Voorhees host 6 p.m. hors d’oeuvres, 6:30 p.m. dinner
Thursday, June 17 Noon Forum David Brown, CEO of Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce 11:30 a.m. lunch, $17 Noon to 1 p.m. forum
Friday, June 18 Fireworks Buffet for college baseball’s opening ceremonies 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. $25 and $15 (kids 3-10)
Saturday, June 19 Father’s Day Grill 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 25 Annual Club Summer Closing
Tuesday, August 17 Club Re-opening
Reservations must be cancelled 48 hours in advance to avoid a food cost charge
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 artists Jim Horan, who worked for the Omaha World-Herald when he began drawing the Faces in 1971 (until 2020), and now by caricature artist Wayne Sealy.