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.


Jay Dardenne will speak at Press Club on April 18

Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 18. He will speak about “Why the Bridge Now,” explaining the merits of the Edwards administration plan to set aside $500 million in a special fund as a commitment to a new Mississippi River bridge.

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.


Visit Baton Rouge CEO Paul Arrigo will speak at Press Club on April 11

Paul Arrigo, president and CEO of Visit Baton Rouge, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 11. He will speak about upcoming events in the Capital area and also the results of a recent study to determine what can be done to make Red Stick more attractive to visitors from out of state.

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 Coastal Protection official will speak at Press Club on April 4

Chip Kline, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority chairman, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 4. Kline will share insights on the newly released 2023 Fiscal Year Coastal Annual Plan for coastal restoration and hurricane protection, a plan totaling $1.35 billion.

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.


State Rep. Rick Edmonds will speak at Press Club March 28

State Rep. Rick Edmonds, R-Baton Rouge, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 28. He will speak about his bipartisan-sponsored bill, House Bill 22, which provides for the reemployment of retired teachers to address the critical teacher shortage in Louisiana. Edmonds will also discuss other legislation under consideration to positively impact education, as well as overall budget 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.