Meetings

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.


BRAC CEO Knapp to speak at Press Club on Jan. 22

Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 22. He will give a year-end review of BRAC’s work in 2017 and forecast priorities for 2018. He will release BRAC’s 2018 annual strategic plan and bring copies for attendees. 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 Jan. 15, will resume Jan. 22

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, Jan. 15, because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Meetings will resume on Jan. 22 with speaker Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St.


Gov. Edwards will speak at Press Club on Jan. 8

Gov. John Bel Edwards will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 8. He will discuss his priorities for 2018, including addressing the “fiscal cliff” and ongoing discussions about shoring up the state 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.


GOHSEP director will speak at Press Club on Dec. 18

James Waskom, director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Dec. 18. Waskom will recap the 2017 hurricane season, provide an update on the 2016 flood and discuss changes proposed for the Flood Improvement Act during the 2018 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.