Pennington researcher will speak on food insecurity, obesity at Press Club on June 27

Candice Myers, director of the Social Determinants and Health Disparities Lab at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 27. She will discuss food insecurity and its relationship to obesity, an issue exacerbated during the pandemic.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at 12:15 p.m., is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Rep. Royce Duplessis will speak on redistricting at Press Club on June 20

State Rep. Royce Duplessis, vice chairman of the House and Governmental Affairs Committee, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 20. Duplessis, D-New Orleans, sponsor of a bill that would add a second majority-minority district, will discuss the current dispute over redistricting.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at 12:15 p.m., is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


DA John Belton will speak at Press Club on June 13

Union Parish District Attorney John Belton will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 13. He will discuss current issues and talk about his upbringing and background as it relates to his law enforcement commitment to protect families and freedoms.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at 12:15 p.m., is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul will speak at June 6 Press Club

Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 6. He will discuss combating crime in the capital city, especially as we head in to the summer months, recruitment and other current issues.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at noon, is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


No Press Club on May 30

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, May 30, because of the Memorial Day holiday. Weekly luncheon meetings will resume on June 6 at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant. The speaker will be Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul.


CABL CEO Barry Erwin will speak at the May 23 Press Club

Barry Erwin, president of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL), will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 23. He will discuss current issues before the Louisiana Legislature and provide his organization’s perspective.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at noon, is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


John Wyble with the Center for Literacy and Learning will speak at Press Club May 16

John Wyble, president and CEO of the Center for Literacy and Learning, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 16. He will discuss several bills pending before the Legislature that deal with dyslexia and improving literacy in the lower grades. Only one in four students entering fourth grade in Louisiana is a proficient reader.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at noon, is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Monty Sullivan with the community college system will speak at Press Club on May 9

Monty Sullivan, president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 9. He will talk about the Mike Foster TOPS program and challenges the community college system has been dealing with as a result of COVID-19.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at noon, is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Louisiana Budget Project officials will speak at Press Club on May 2

Officials from the Louisiana Budget Project will be the guest speakers at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 2. Jan Moller, executive director, is scheduled to testify before the Legislature that morning. But pinch hitting for him, if necessary, will be deputy executive director Stacey Roussel and public affairs director Davante Lewis. They will discuss the state budget, the post-pandemic changes to the Medicaid program and predatory payday lending.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at noon, is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Ag Commissioner Strain will speak at Press Club on April 25

Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 25. He will be talking about the impact of the war in Ukraine on wheat prices and all things Louisiana agriculture.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at noon, is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.