Meetings

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.


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.