Meetings

Public Service Commission candidates will speak at Press Club on Oct. 2

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host three candidates for the Louisiana Public Service Commission on Monday, Oct. 2. Speaking will be former State Rep. Damon Baldone, a lawyer from Houma, who is serving as the interim commissioner; Craig Greene, a Baton Rouge physician; and former State Rep. Lenar Whitney, also from Houma. All three candidates are Republicans to replace Scott Angelle, who resigned to take a job in the Trump administration. 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 candidates will speak at Press Club on Sept. 25

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host four candidates for the office of Louisiana Treasurer on Monday, Sept. 25. Speaking will be three Republicans: former Commissioner of Administration Angele Davis, of Baton Rouge; State Sen. Neil Riser, of Columbia; and former State Rep. John Schroder, of Covington; and one Democrat: New Orleans attorney Derrick Edwards. 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.


La. Department of Children and Family Services secretary will speak at Press Club on Sept. 18

Marketa Walters, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Sept. 18. Walters will discuss workforce development and a new grant for the department. 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.


La. Community College System president will speak at Press Club on Sept. 11

Monty Sullivan, president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Sept. 11. Sullivan will discuss the evolution of the college system, where it is headed and the challenges that lie ahead as LCTCS enters its 20th anniversary. 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. Gov. Nungesser to speak at Press Club on Aug. 28

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 28. He will discuss Louisiana’s tourism industry and his recent travels to promote 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.


Maxine Crump to speak at Press Club on Aug. 21

Maxine Crump, president and CEO of Dialogue on Race Louisiana, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 21. Crump, a journalist who was the first black reporter at WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge and the first African-American female to live in a dormitory at LSU, will discuss the significance of the deadly racial clash in Charlottesville, Virginia, this month. She will also talk about learning in 2016 that some of her ancestors had been sold as slaves in 1838 by Georgetown University.

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.


Sen. Cassidy to speak at Press Club on Aug. 14

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 14. He will give an overview of things happening in Washington, D.C. 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.


Congressman Garret Graves to speak at Press Club on Aug. 7

Congressman Garret Graves will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 7. He is expected to give an update on an eventful few months in Washington, including the continued push for federal assistance for the recovery from last year’s floods and other congressional priorities for 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.


Rep. Steve Carter to speak at Press Club July 31

State Rep. Steve Carter, representing District 68 in East Baton Rouge Parish, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, July 31. He will discuss the legislative session, including the gas tax failure, and plans for the future. 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.


Two Clean Cities officials to speak at Press Club July 24

Two representatives from the Clean Cities Commission will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, July 24. Ann Vail Shaneyfelt, executive director of Louisiana Clean Fuels, will discuss the emergence of autonomous vehicle technology in Louisiana and what it could mean for traffic congestion in cities like Baton Rouge, and Randy Hayden, chair of the Louisiana Clean Fuels board, will offer a brief update on the Volkswagen settlement. 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.