Meetings

Parish coroner to speak at Press Club June 26

William “Beau” Clark, M.D., East Baton Rouge Parish coroner, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 26. He will talk about the opioid epidemic, its local impact, legislation being proposed to address the problem, and how the local medical community is using antidotes to help with overdoses. 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.


Brewers Guild official to speak at Press Club June 19

Cary Koch, executive director of the Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 19. He will discuss the origins of the guild and its contributions to the state’s economy and culture. 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.


Jay Dardenne to speak at Press Club June 12

Jay Dardenne, Commissioner of Administration, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 12. Dardenne will reflect on what was accomplished (and what wasn’t) over the past two months during the 2017 regular 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.


CATS CEO to speak at Press Club June 5

Bill Deville, chief executive officer of the Capital Area Transit System (CATS), will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 5. He will give an update on the Baton Rouge bus system. 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 May 29, will resume June 5

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, May 29, because of the Memorial Day holiday. Meetings will resume on June 5 with speaker Bill Deville, CEO of the Capital Area Transit System (CATS). Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St.


Insurance commissioner to speak at Press Club May 22

Jim Donelon, Louisiana insurance commissioner, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 22. He’ll talk about the availability of flood insurance and general insurance issues ahead of the June 1 start of the hurricane season. 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.


Charter school head to speak at Press Club May 15

Lonnie Luce, superintendent of University View Academy, an online charter school for grades K through 12, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 15. He will talk about his school’s new program to offer an associate’s degree. 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.


Water Institute head to speak at Press Club May 8

Justin R. Ehrenwerth, new CEO and president of the Water Institute, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 8. He will share timely updates on the organization’s five-year history, including the Coastal Master Plan, and what lies ahead as Louisiana strives to gain new opportunities to help other coastal communities with devastating sea level rise, subsidence and coastal development. 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.


Costs to state for lack of investment in early child care topic for May 1 Press Club

A new report on the costs to employers and the state due to Louisiana’s long-standing lack of investment in quality early child care and education will be presented to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 1. The main speakers are Melanie Bronfin, director of the Louisiana Policy Institute, and Belinda Davis, LSU Public Policy Research Lab. They estimate $816 million per year in losses to employers due to absences and turnover and $1.1 billion in unrealized revenue. 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.