Meetings

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.


CABL CEO to speak at Press Club on Feb. 12

Barry Erwin, president and CEO of the Council for a Better Louisiana, known as CABL, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 12. He will discuss the upcoming Louisiana legislative session. 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.


Public Health official to speak about the flu outbreak in Louisiana at Press Club on Feb. 5

Dr. Parham Jaberi, assistant state health officer and assistant Secretary for the Office of Public Health, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 5. He will discuss the flu outbreak 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.


New Pennington director will speak at Press Club on Jan. 29

John Kirwan, recently named executive director of LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center will address the Baton Rouge Press Club on Monday, Jan. 29. Kirwan will discuss some of the discoveries being highlighted during the 30th anniversary of Pennington Biomedical Research Center, introduce a few of the data points from a recently conducted public awareness poll, and give a glimpse into the future for the 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 $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.


BRAC CEO Knapp to speak at Press Club on Jan. 22

Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 22. He will give a year-end review of BRAC’s work in 2017 and forecast priorities for 2018. He will release BRAC’s 2018 annual strategic plan and bring copies for attendees. 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.


Baton Rouge Press Club will not meet Jan. 15, will resume Jan. 22

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, Jan. 15, because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Meetings will resume on Jan. 22 with speaker Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St.


Gov. Edwards will speak at Press Club on Jan. 8

Gov. John Bel Edwards will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 8. He will discuss his priorities for 2018, including addressing the “fiscal cliff” and ongoing discussions about shoring up the state budget. 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.


GOHSEP director will speak at Press Club on Dec. 18

James Waskom, director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Dec. 18. Waskom will recap the 2017 hurricane season, provide an update on the 2016 flood and discuss changes proposed for the Flood Improvement Act during the 2018 Legislative Session. 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.


Dillard University president will speak about hazing at Press Club on Dec. 11

Walter Kimbrough, president of Dillard University in New Orleans and a national expert on hazing, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Dec. 11. He will discuss hazing, in light of the recent death of an LSU student and other fraternity pledges across the nation this year, and the challenges and best practices for schools trying to prevent it. 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.


Col. Kevin Reeves, Louisiana State Police superintendent, will speak at Press Club on Dec. 4

Col. Kevin Reeves, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Dec. 4. He will talk about his tenure since taking over leadership of the agency in March. 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.