La. Wildlife and Fisheries Dept. leaders will speak at Press Club on May 10

Jack Montoucet, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 10. He will be joined by Undersecretary Bryan McClinton. They will be discussing the agency’s proposal to restructure and increase hunting and fishing licensing fees. Press Club meets on Mondays at Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is 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 the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program. There will be social distancing, and masks will be required except when eating.


Lt. General Russel Honoré will speak at Press Club at Drusilla on May 3

Lt. General Russel Honoré will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 3. He will be the first speaker as the Press Club resumes its regular weekly luncheon meetings at Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Honoré will discuss legislative issues pertaining to the Green Army and his investigation of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $20 for members and $25 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. There will be social distancing, and masks will be required except when eating.


April 19 Baton Rouge Press Club candidate forum is canceled

At the last minute, both candidates in the runoff for the 2nd Congressional District, Karen Carter Peterson and Troy Carter, have canceled their appearances at today’s scheduled candidate forum, sponsored by the Press Club of Baton Rouge. The event had been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 19, at the Burden Conference Center at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens.


Baton Rouge Press Club will host forum for congressional candidates April 19 at 1:30 p.m.

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host a forum on Monday, April 19, for the two candidates in the runoff for the 2nd Congressional District, Karen Carter Peterson and Troy Carter, both Democrats and both state senators from New Orleans. The hour-long forum will start at 1:30 p.m. and will be at the Burden Conference Center at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane South, at the intersection with I-10. Masks will be required, and there will be social distancing. Parking is free at the center. Jim Engster, president of the Press Club, will moderate. Only members of the media and the Press Club will be allowed to ask questions. The election is April 24. The 2nd Congressional District is a majority Black district, centered in New Orleans but stretches up the Mississippi River to north Baton Rouge.


Press Club to resume luncheon meetings on May 3 at Drusilla

Beginning Monday, May 3, at 11:30 a.m., we will resume our weekly, in-person Press Club luncheon meetings at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant. The cost will be $20 for Press Club members (join now if you haven’t already) and $25 for nonmembers. We look forward to seeing you. There will be social distancing, and masks will be required when not eating.


Press Club will host candidate forum on April 5

Mark your calendars for April 5 when the Press Club of Baton Rouge will host a candidate forum featuring the run-off candidates for the 2nd Congressional District. The in-person meeting will start at 1:30 p.m. and be outdoors under the pavilion at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens. Masks will be required. More details will be forthcoming.


Two upcoming Press Club meetings on March 15, April 5

Mark your calendars for two upcoming Press Club meetings. On March 15, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser will be the guest speaker at a virtual meeting via Zoom, which will start at noon. Contact the Press Club at [email protected] for a link to the meeting. The other meeting, which will be a candidate forum featuring the run-off candidates for the 2nd Congressional District, will be April 5 at 1:30 p.m. outdoors under the pavilion at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens. Masks will be required. More details on both meetings will be forthcoming.


Rep. Jack McFarland will speak on proposed gas tax at Press Club on Feb. 8

State Rep. Jack McFarland, R-Jonesboro, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge’s virtual meeting via Zoom on Monday, Feb. 8, at noon. McFarland will discuss his gas tax proposal. A Zoom link will be sent to Press Club members and participants. Others who may be interested can send a request to [email protected]. 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 will speak on 2021 priorities at Press Club on Jan. 11

Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge’s virtual meeting via Zoom on Monday, Jan. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. Knapp will discuss BRAC’s priorities for 2021. A Zoom link will be sent to Press Club members and participants. Others who may be interested can send a request to [email protected]. Only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Interim LSU President Galligan to speak at Press Club via Zoom on Dec. 7

Interim LSU President Tom Galligan will speak at the Dec. 7 meeting of the Press Club of Baton Rouge, which will be a virtual meeting via Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. Galligan will provide an update on university operations, including its COVID response and plans for the spring semester. A Zoom link will be sent to Press Club members and participants. Others who may be interested can send a request to [email protected]. Only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.