Myron Belkind Inaugurated as 107th President of the National Press Club

The “International Gala” on Jan. 25 was a vibrant fashion display as many ambassadors, journalists
and other international guests donned attire of their country of origin. At cocktail hour,
music announced the arrival of lion dancers to herald Chinese New Year. Former NPC president
and master of ceremonies Gil Klein introduced three generations of the Belkind family. In tribute
to Nelson Mandela, the national anthem of the Republic of South Africa was sung by Roger
Isaacs, and Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool served as inspirational keynote speaker. Chair of the 2014
International Inaugural Committee Jan Du Plain closed the program with the words, “Make new
friends but keep the old. One is silver, but one is gold.”


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