Meetings

SU Foundation CEO will speak at Press Club on April 23

Alfred Harrell, the CEO of the Southern University System Foundation, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 23. He will discuss the new Valdry Center for Philanthropy and the new Tony Clayton Championship Plaza, which are currently under construction at Southern. 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.


LSU researcher will talk about the Louisiana Survey at Press Club on April 16

Michael Henderson, director of LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab, which releases the Louisiana Survey each year, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 16. The Louisiana Survey has been conducted each year since 2003 to track changes in residents’ assessments of state government services and public opinion on the contemporary policy issues that face the state. 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.


Southern University President-Chancellor Ray Belton will speak at Press Club on April 9

Southern University President-Chancellor Ray Belton will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 9. He will discuss the need for the Southern University System and its campuses’ impact on local, state, national and international levels. 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.


School-Based Health advocate will speak at Press Club on April 2

Sue Catchings, advocacy co-chair of the Louisiana School-Based Health Alliance, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 2. She will speak about school-based health centers and accessible health care in Louisiana schools. 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.


LSU Pres. Alexander will speak at Press Club on March 26

F. King Alexander, LSU president, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 26. He will discuss the “hidden” LSU beyond the budget cuts — the many lesser known programs and achievements of the university that contribute to the well-being of 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.


Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré will speak at Press Club on March 19

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, retired Army general and community activist, will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 19. He will discuss the Green Army’s legislative agenda. In particular, he will discuss air monitoring and water quality standards, as well as the Southern Hill aquifer. 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.


EBR School Superintendent Drake will speak at Press Club on March 5

Warren Drake, superintendent of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 5. He will discuss the importance of the community’s continued support for the April 2018 tax renewal. The successful renewal will help the school system build community/neighborhood schools, re-imagine and renovate historic schools, provide state-of-the-art technology, offer whole child, quality programming, and continue to attract and retain quality staff. 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.


Wildlife and Fisheries officials will speak at Press Club on Feb. 26

Secretary Jack Montoucet and other representatives from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will discuss their push for the first overall license fee hike in 15 years, aside from a 2014 increase for saltwater fishing licenses. The license increase will appear as a bill during the 2018 regular legislative session. LDWF, which relies on oil and gas revenues and federal funding, does not receive state general fund dollars.

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. Abraham will speak at Press Club on Feb. 19

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, who represents Louisiana’s 5th Congressional district, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 19. He will provide a Congressional update on the recently passed budget, the military, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicare. As Louisiana’s only representative on the House Agriculture Committee, he will provide an update on the new farm bill. 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.