Meetings

Six Secretary of State candidates will speak at Press Club on Oct. 8

Six of the candidates seeking the office of Louisiana Secretary of State will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 8. Confirmed are Kyle Ardoin, Heather Cloud, A.G. Crowe, Rick Edmonds, Renee Fontenot Free and Julie Stokes. At the forum, which will be moderated, each candidate will have an opportunity to give comments and answer questions. 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. The event is free, and parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. For those who want to buy lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., the cost is $15 for members of the Press Club and $20 for nonmembers.


Pollster John Couvillon to speak at Press Club on Oct. 1

John Couvillon of JMC Enterprises of Louisiana/JMC Analytics and Polling will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge’s meeting on Monday, Oct. 1. He will talk about the November national elections as well as the upcoming Louisiana elections. 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.


Baton Rouge Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis to speak at Press Club on Sept. 24

Baton Rouge Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge’s meeting on Monday, Sept. 24. She will discuss her work with the committee drafting revisions to the plan of government as well as the proposal for a separate council for the city of 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.


Insurance Commissioner Donelon to speak at Press Club on Sept. 17

Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge’s meeting on Monday, Sept. 17. He will discuss how people can protect themselves and their property as hurricane season hits in full force. 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.


Public Service Commissioner Greene to speak at Press Club on Sept. 10

Public Service Commissioner Craig Greene will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge’s meeting on Sept. 10. Greene, who represents District 2, is going to talk about his work as one of the state’s five elected utility regulators. 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.


Rev. Gene Mills will speak at Press Club on Aug. 27

Rev. Gene Mills, founder and president of the Louisiana Family Forum, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge’s meeting on Aug. 27. Mills will address the LFF Legislative Scorecard, discuss his group’s view of criminal justice reform and assess President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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 th e 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.


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.