Meetings

DOTD Secretary Wilson will speak at Press Club on Aug. 20

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 20. He will discuss the present and the future of transportation in Louisiana. 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 $13 for members and $17 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.


BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight will speak at Press Club on Aug. 13

BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight will address the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 13. The agency has many major projects in the planning process, including the reimagination of the Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Community Park, a new park in the southeast part of the parish, safe rooms that will house emergency workers during disasters and serve as large-scale recreation centers, and the creation of a master plan for bicycle and pedestrian trails.

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 $13 for members and $17 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.


Ronnie Jones, Louisiana gaming board head, will speak at Press Club on August 6

Ronnie Jones, head of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, August 6. He will talk about the implementation of the river boats moving ashore, fantasy sports ballot initiative, and sports betting. 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 $13 for members and $17 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.


Ed Tarpley, unanimous jury advocate, will speak at Press Club on July 30

Former Grant Parish District Attorney Ed Tarpley will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, July 30. Tarpley, an advocate for the effort to require unanimous juries in felony convictions, played a key role in pushing the issue at the Capitol and is now working to build attention to the issue before voters decide. He authored a resolution adopted by the Louisiana State Bar Association in June 2016, calling for the Legislature to restore unanimous criminal jury verdicts in Louisiana. 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 $13 for members and $17 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.


State Treasurer John Schroder will speak at Press Club on July 16

State Treasurer John Schroder will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, July 16. He will discuss the state’s fiscal situation, bond rating, and the success of the Unclaimed Property Division. 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 $13 for members and $17 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.


Results from new study on St. George will be presented at Press Club on July 9

Preliminary findings from a new study on the St. George proposal will be presented at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, July 9. The study was commissioned by One Baton Rouge, a group of private citizens against the St. George incorporation effort. Speakers will be Jim Richardson, LSU economist, and Jared Llorens, director of the LSU Public Administration Institute. 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 $13 for members and $17 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.


U.S. Rep. Garret Graves will speak at the Press Club on July 2

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, July 2. He will discuss the latest activity by the Louisiana House delegation to provide recovery funding for victims of the August 2016 flood, including the reversal of duplication of benefits policy that is currently hampering Louisiana flood victims from accessing federal recovery funds. 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 $13 for members and $17 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.


Trauma recovery educator will speak at Press Club on June 25

Jillian Guinta, a trauma recovery educator, will be the speaker for Monday’s Press Club of Baton Rouge meeting. Guinta teaches the mind-body science of trauma as well as effective research-based tools for intervention and management of various traumas. 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 $13 for members and $17 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.


State Rep. Ted James will speak at Press Club on June 18

State Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, will be the speaker for Monday’s Press Club of Baton Rouge meeting. James, who is vice-chair of the Louisiana Black Caucus, will discuss Monday’s start of the seventh special session in 29 months as lawmakers gather to vote on renewing part of a sales tax that expires on June 30. 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 $13 for members and $17 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.

 


St. George incorporation proponents will speak at Press Club on June 11

Chris Rials and Andrew Murrell will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 11, offering an update on the effort to create the city of St. George in East Baton Rouge Parish. Rials is a co-chairman of the incorporation effort, and Murrell is a member of the legal team and the St. George spokesperson. 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 $13 for members and $17 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.