BREC Superintendent Corey Wilson will speak at Jan. 30 Press Club

Corey Wilson, superintendent of the East Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission (BREC) will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 30. He will provide an update on BREC initiatives and accomplishments and discuss plans for the future.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, 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 $25 for members and $30 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.


Rick Wheat, child advocate, will speak at Jan. 23 Press Club

Rick Wheat, president and CEO of the Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 23. He will discuss the need for ombudsman services for children in Louisiana.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, 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 $25 for members and $30 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 Jan. 16

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, Jan. 16, because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Weekly luncheon meetings will resume on Jan. 23 at Drusilla Place Catering, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. The speaker will be Rick Wheat, Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services, who will discuss the need for ombudsman services for Louisiana children.


LSU marching band director will speak at the Jan. 9 Press Club

Kelvin Jones, director of the LSU Tiger Marching Band, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 9. The band’s collaboration with Lake Charles musician Sean Ardoin and his band Kreole Rock and Soul, titled “Full Circle,” is in the running for a Grammy award for best regional roots album. This is the first time a marching band and a popular genre band have collaborated for a full album. The Grammy awards ceremony will be Feb. 5.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, 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 $25 for members and $30 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.


Press Club will not meet again in 2022, and will resume Jan. 9 with the director of the Grammy-nominated LSU marching band

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet again in 2022. Meetings will resume on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. The first speaker will be Kelvin Jones, director of the LSU Tiger Marching Band, which has been nominated for a Grammy award for the first time in its history.

Speakers to follow include Rick Wheat with Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services; Corey Wilson, BREC commissioner; Adam Knapp, BRAC CEO; and Gen. Russel Honoré.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, 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 $25 for members (an increase from 2022) and $30 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.


Michael Faulk, head of La. Association of School Superintendents, will speak at Dec. 12 Press Club

Michael Faulk, executive director of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Dec. 12. Faulk will discuss the school accountability system and what’s needed for post-secondary and career pathways for high school students.

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 $30 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.


Public health advocate will speak at Press Club on Dec. 5

Sarah Scheuermann, a member of Louisiana Families for Vaccines, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Dec. 5. Scheuermann is a pediatric nurse and advocate for immunizations. Louisiana Families for Vaccines is a volunteer network of parents, teachers and health-care professionals, who support public health legislation.

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 $30 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.


Public health advocate will speak at Press Club on Dec. 5

Jennifer Herricks, founder of Louisiana Families for Vaccines, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Dec. 5. Herricks is a microbiologist and advocate for immunizations. Louisiana Families for Vaccines is a volunteer network of parents, teachers and health-care professionals, who support public health legislation.

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 $30 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.


Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser will speak at Press Club on Nov. 28

Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 28. He will be giving an update on tourism in the state as it recovers from the pandemic and share some of the major achievements the tourism department has landed over the year.

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 $30 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.


State broadband director will speak at Nov. 21 Press Club

Veneeth Iyengar, the governor’s executive director of broadband development and connectivity, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 21. He will discuss the state’s efforts to address broadband accessibility and affordability.

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 $30 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.