Become a Member

Join the nation’s oldest press club and find a place to chat, unwind with your colleagues, and have a drink with the city’s most interesting journalists and friends of the media.

Who Can Join?

Active Members must be active journalists, working as a member of the media. Current members include journalists working for the Daily News, Inquirer, City Paper, Philadelphia Weekly, Jewish Exponent, Philadelphia Magazine, KYW, NPR, WHYY, FOX-29, ABC, NBC, and CBS (to name a few). Active members may join the Board and vote in Board elections.

Associate Members of the P&P are “friends of the media” and must be sponsored by a full member of the club. Our eclectic crew of associate members include artists, teachers, musicians, politicians… you name it.

How to apply:

Do you know a current Active Member? Applicants need to be sponsored by a current Active member. Simply stop by with that member and fill out an application, pay the initiation fee ($40), and you’re good to go. You can download a printable application form  here in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format.

If you don’t know any current members but really want to join, don’t give up. Stop by the club on a non-busy night (early in the week, early in the evening) and talk to Dan Kenney, the club manager. He can give you info about the ins and outs of the club, and if you get on well with some of the other members (there are usually two or three around), and ask nicely…they might consider sponsoring you.

Current Members:  Pay Dues Quickly & Easily!

Haven’t had the chance to return your membership dues? Use Pay Pal for fast, secure payment and you’ll be good to go for another year! Membership is still only $40!  **Please note: This is for CURRENT MEMBERSHIP ONLY. This is NOT for new applicants.

There will be a $10 fee for replacing lost cards mid-year.