About the Cleveland Club of Washington, D.C.

The Cleveland Club of Washington, D. C., founded in 1957, is an association of Washington men and women who share a keen interest in Cleveland. Most of the more than three hundred members are former Clevelanders or graduates of its universities. Participants include United States Representatives, judges, prominent federal officials, journalists and others of diverse background and occupation.

Club Meets with Vice President Biden's Staff in the VP's Ceremonial Room

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Tue, 2016-12-13 23:12.

The Club met on October 11, 2016 with four Clevelanders on Vice President Biden's staff: Steve Ricchetti (of Westlake), the Chief of Staff; Meghan Dubyak (of Shaker Heights), the Press Secretary; Don Graves (of Cleveland Heights), the Director of Domestic and Economic Policy to the Vice President; and Greg Schultz (of North Royalton), a Senior Advisor to the Vice President concentrating on political and intergovernmental affairs.

August 2016: Club Cheers on Indians, Meets with Broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Wed, 2016-09-21 18:09.

The Club met Indians' WTAM Radio broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus before the August 9 Indians-Nationals game at Nationals Park. More than 30 Club Indians fans listened as Rosenhaus discussed the team's prospects then answered questions about players and management. Rosenhaus spent about a half hour with the Club then returned to the broadcast booth for his pre-game show. A beautiful evening at the Park unfolded as a pitching battle waged through five innings.

May, 2016: Club Hears from Sen. Portman's COS Mark Isakowitz accompanied by RNC COO Sean Cairncross

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Wed, 2016-09-21 18:08.

The Club met with Ohio Senator Rob Portman's Chief of Staff Mark Isakowitz on May 25 at the Capitol Hill office of law firm Jones Day. The subject of Beachwood native Isakowitz was the approaching Republican National Convention in Cleveland to be held in July.

Spring 2015: Torry's Report on the Indians

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Wed, 2016-09-21 18:05.

Jack Torry Report, Spring 2015


April, 2014: Jack Torry Informs the Club about the Indians

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Wed, 2016-09-21 18:02.

Jack Torry, author of Endless Summers: The Fall and Rise of the Cleveland Indians, talked to the Club about The Tribe and the baseball season just underway. Jack is a fountain of fascinating information about the city’s major league baseball team.


May 2012: Nick Gattozzi Informs Club on Activities in Cleveland

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Wed, 2016-09-21 17:46.

On May 17, the VP of Government Advocacy of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (formerly Greater Cleveland Growth Association), Nick Gattozzi, addressed the Club in the Independence Room of Squire Sanders law firm on 19th Street. Gattozzi used an informative Power Point presentation highlighting a variety of Cleveland organizations, maps, and projects.

May, 2012: Talk of Politics and The Indians

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Wed, 2016-09-21 17:42.

Jack Torry, Bureau Chief of the Columbus Dispatch, met with the Club at the National Press Club on May 22, mainly to report about an expertise of his, the Cleveland Indians. Torry believes it is one of the best managed teams in professional baseball today and does a particularly good job of working its minor league teams and developing young talent.

Plain Dealer’s Steve Koff Discusses Redistricting Plan

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Sat, 2011-10-29 16:14.

The Club met on October 21 with the Plain Dealer’s Washington Bureau Chief Steve Koff, who gave a talk about the proposed congressional redistricting plan for Ohio that would take effect in next year’s congressional elections.

Recent Club Events

Submitted by Brooke C. Stoddard on Thu, 2011-06-23 22:54.

Please read stories about recent Club events in the spring. In April we met with Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, who represents Cleveland's east side. In May we met with former mayor Jane Campbell, who is now the chief of staff of Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. In June we met with renowned broadcast journalist Carl Stern, who began his broadcast career in Cleveland in the 1960s. He then moved to NBC in Washington to cover law and the Justice Department. Image Galleries show photographs associated with all these Club events.