Meetings

Democratic, Republican Party leaders will speak at Press Club on Oct. 24

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host a forum featuring the leaders of Louisiana’s Republican and Democratic parties on Monday, Oct. 24. Karen Carter Peterson, chair of the state Democratic Party, and Roger Villere, chair of the state Republican Party, are expected to talk about the state’s U.S. Senate race, U.S. House races and other elections-related issues. The election is Nov. 8. 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.


Mayor-president candidates will speak at Press Club on Oct. 17

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host the five leading candidates for Baton Rouge mayor-president on Monday, Oct. 17. Speaking will be former State Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, Metro Councilman John Delgado, independent candidate Darryl Gissel, State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle, and State Sen. Mack “Bodi” White. 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


Secretary Schedler will speak at Press Club on Oct. 10

Secretary of State Tom Schedler will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 10. Schedler will talk about voter registration (last day to register for November election is Oct. 11) and will give an update on overall election issues. 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.


Local author Lenell Melancon will speak at Press Club on Oct. 3

Local Author Lenell Levy Melancon will address the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 3. Melancon has written an interactive book entitled “Tootles the Turtle Tells the Truth,” designed to empower children to protect themselves from abuse, neglect or exploitation. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. 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.


Education Superintendent White will speak at Press Club on Sept. 1269

John White, superintendent of the Louisiana Department of Education, will address the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Sept. 26. 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.


DHH Secretary Gee will speak at Press Club on Sept. 19

Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, will address the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Sept. 19. She will talk about Medicaid expansion and other health issues, including Zika. 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.


LIGO physicist will speak at Press Club on Sept. 12

LSU Physics Professor Joe Giaime, director of the LIGO Livingston Observatory in Louisiana, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Sept. 12. He will recount the inside story of this remarkable discovery, hailed by many as the scientific breakthrough of the century. He will discuss the amazing technology behind the LIGO detectors, which can measure the signatures of spacetime ripples less than a million millionth the width of a human hair. He also will explore the future for gravitational-wave astronomy as a new window on the universe. 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.


Press Club will not meet on Sept. 5

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Meetings will resume the following Monday, Sept. 12.


Barry Keim, state climatologist, will speak at Press Club on Aug. 29

Barry Keim, the state climatologist, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 29. Keim will discuss the recent flooding and its root causes. 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.


Dan Borné, La. Chemical Association, will speak at Press Club on Aug. 22

Dan Borné, president and CEO of the La. Chemical Association, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 22. He will give an update on the chemical industry in 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.