Meetings

Baton Rouge Press Club will not meet May 28

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, May 28, because of the Memorial Day holiday. The meetings will resume on June 4 with Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin as the speaker. Other upcoming speakers are Chris Ryals and Andrew Murrell, with the St. George incorporation effort, on June 11; Carolyn McKnight, BREC superintendent, on June 18; and Jillian Guinta, a trauma recovery educator, on June 25. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St.


Blue Cross official will speak at Press Club on May 21

Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Care Economist Michael Bertaut will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 21. He will assess health care availability in Louisiana with the Affordable Care Act remaining in place. 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.


Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne will speak at Press Club on May 14

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 14. He will provide an update on the Louisiana Legislative session and discuss the status of the 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.


John Couvillon, Baton Rouge pollster, will speak at Press Club on May 7

John Couvillon, owner of JMC Enterprises of LA and JMC Analytics and Polling, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 7. He will discuss the upcoming midterm election and turnover in the Louisiana Legislature. 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.


House GOP Caucus Chair will speak at Press Club on April 30

Rep. Lance Harris, a Republican from Alexandria and House GOP Caucus Chair, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 30. He will discuss the House budget as it passed the floor and other House leadership priorities for the rest of the 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.


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.