Meetings

Chef Jay Ducote will speak at Press Club on Dec. 17

Jay Ducote, a finalist on season 11 of Food Network Star and creator of the Bite and Booze blog and radio show, will address the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Dec. 17. Ducote will offer tips on cooking and entertaining for the holidays and tailgating for the Fiesta Bowl. This is the last meeting for Press Club for 2018. The 2019 year starts with Gov. John Bel Edwards on Jan. 7. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Jim Bernhard will talk about Baton Rouge infrastructure at Press Club on Dec. 10

Jim Bernhard, CEO of Bernhard Capital Partners, will address the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Dec. 10. His topic is infrastructure and what’s next for Baton Rouge. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Proposed tax for mental health care topic for Dec. 3 Press Club

District Attorney Hillar Moore, Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, Police Chief Murphy Paul, Bridge Center Board Chair Kathy Kliebert and Coroner Beau Clark will speak Monday, Dec. 3, to the Baton Rouge Press Club about a tax to build and operate a mental health center in Baton Rouge. The public safety and healthcare leaders say that the property tax, which will appear on Dec. 8 ballots for Baton Rouge voters, could create a cost-savings tradeoff by keeping those who have mental illnesses and no other place to go out of the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Mayor Broome will talk about the MovEBR tax proposal at the Nov. 26 Press Club

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 26, about the MovEBR road tax proposal, a 30-year, half-cent sales tax that would generate nearly $1 billion for infrastructure upgrades that will be on the Dec. 8 ballot. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Louisiana Sea Grant director will talk about 50th anniversary at Press Club on Nov. 19

Robert Twilley, director of Louisiana Sea Grant, will address the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 19. This organization, which is responsible for research and extension concerning Louisiana’s coastal and marine resources, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. Twilley will discuss the accomplishments, including helping the state’s seafood industry recover from major hurricanes, including Katrina and Rita, and the BP oil spill. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Teacher Federation head will speak at Press Club on Nov. 12

Larry Carter, head of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, will address the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 12. He will speak about issues surrounding the proposal for a teacher pay raise. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Political Consultant Roy Fletcher to speak at Press Club on Nov. 5

Political Consultant Roy Fletcher will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge’s meeting on Monday, Nov. 5. Fletcher, who has done work for four former Louisiana governors and the late presidential candidate John McCain, will assess the significance of votes in the state and across the nation on the eve of the Nov. 6 midterm election. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


LSU pollster to speak at Press Club on Oct. 29

Mike Henderson, director of the LSU Manship School of Communication’s Public Policy Research Lab, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge’s meeting on Monday, Oct. 29. He will speak about the Cook Political Report-LSU Manship Midterms Poll, which shows that Democrats hold a lead over Republicans in battleground districts that will decide control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Henderson, the lead researcher, will discuss the results of the national poll and its future impact. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Coastal Protection chief to speak at Press Club on Oct. 22

Johnny Bradberry, chairman of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge’s meeting on Monday, Oct. 22. He will discuss the ongoing threat of land loss, current and anticipated revenues to combat the problem, successes achieved to date, and plans for the future by both CPRA and the governor. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


LSU President Alexander will speak at Press Club on Oct. 15

F. King Alexander, LSU president, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 15. He will discuss timely and key innovations affecting the university and its ongoing strategic plan as the state’s flagship institution. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.