Meetings

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.


Planning Commission head to speak at Press Club April 24

Jamie Setze, executive director of the Capital Region Planning Commission, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 24. He will talk about the long-range transportation plan for the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area, known as MOVE2042. 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 Rep. James will speak at Press Club April 17

State Rep. Ted James will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 17. He will talk about the legislative session underway, including the budget and taxes and his proposed bills regarding police reform efforts. 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 April 10, will resume April 17

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, April 10. That’s the first day of the regular session of the Louisiana Legislature. Meetings will resume on April 17. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St.


Economist Loren Scott to speak at Press Club April 3

Loren C. Scott, president and founder of Loren C. Scott & Associates, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 3. He will present results of his study on the local and statewide impacts of privatization of hospitals, as well as the impact hospital funding cuts would have on Louisiana’s economy. The study was conducted on behalf of the Alliance of Public-Private Partnership Hospitals 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.


Michael Henderson, director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab, to speak at Press Club March 27

Michael Henderson, director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 27.He will discuss the 2017 Louisiana survey and public opinion about taxes, state budget pressures and what should happen with TOPS. 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.


Gen. Honoré to speak at Press Club March 20

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 20. He will talk about his environmental work with the Green Army. 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.


Political analyst John Couvillon to speak at Press Club March 13

John Couvillon, president and founder of JMC Enterprises of Louisiana/JMC Analytics and Polling, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 13. He will give his observations about the 2016 presidential election and the beginning of the Trump administration from both a political and analytical perspective. 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.


Ag Commissioner Strain to speak at Press Club March 6

Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 6. Strain, who has been to Cuba twice on trade missions, will be speaking about his vision for the economic relationship between Louisiana and Cuba. 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.