Meetings

Together Baton Rouge leader will speak at Press Club on Feb. 6

Together Baton Rouge’s leader organizer, Broderick Bragert, will discuss a recent study his group did that shows people who are poor and black are more likely to be arrested on drug charges in Baton Rouge. Together Baton Rouge has also been doing outreach ahead of the U.S. Department of Justice report on Alton Sterling’s killing being released, which will also be discussed. 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.


La. Inspector General Street, two others will speak at Press Club on Jan. 30

Louisiana Inspector General Stephen Street will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 30. He will be joined by New Orleans IG Ed Quatrevaux and Jefferson Parish IG David McClintock. They will discuss the value of inspectors general and the challenges they face. 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 Adam Knapp to speak at Press Club on Jan. 23

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. 23. Knapp, who has been head of BRAC since 2008, will discuss BRAC’s new #thinkBR campaign. 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.


No Press Club meeting on Jan. 16

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, Jan. 16, because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The meetings will resume on Jan. 23 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.


OCD Director Forbes to speak at Press Club on Jan. 9

Pat Forbes, executive director of the Office of Community Development, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 9.  He will discuss the state’s plan for spending flood-relief funding recently approved by Congress. 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 until Jan. 9, 2017

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet again in 2016. The next meeting will be Jan. 9, 2017, and will feature 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.


Rep. Garret Graves to speak at Press Club on Dec. 12

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Dec. 12. He will talk about federal assistance for the flood recovery. 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 Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta will speak at Press Club on Dec. 5

Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta, chairman of the Donald Trump Campaign in Louisiana, will address the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Dec. 5. Skrmetta will speak about the Trump victory, preparations for the inaugural on Jan. 20 and the agenda for the next president. 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.


Senate candidate Foster Campbell will speak at Press Club on Nov. 28

Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, a Democrat in the runoff for Louisiana’s open U.S. Senate seat, speaks about his campaign at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 28. His opponent in the Dec. 10 election, Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy, has declined to appear. The two men were the top vote-getters among 24 on the primary ballot. 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.


Broome, White will debate at Press Club on Nov. 21

Baton Rouge’s mayoral runoff candidates, Sen. Sharon Weston Broome and Sen. Bodi White, will debate in a Press Club of Baton Rouge forum on Monday, Nov. 21. Broome, a Democrat, garnered 32 percent in the Nov. 8 primary election, while White, a Republican, earned 29 percent of the vote. The two will debate the issues facing Baton Rouge in 2017 and beyond. The runoff election is Dec. 10. 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.