Meetings

Press Club will have its first virtual meeting on April 27 at noon

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will have its first virtual meeting on April 27 from noon to 1 p.m., featuring Tom Galligan, the interim president of LSU. He will address LSU’s response to the pandemic and what the future may hold for LSU classes and athletic events. This will be a Zoom meeting, and we will be sending out the URL to the people on our mailing list. Jim Engster will be the host and moderator.


Press Club will not meet until further notice

 

The Press Club of Baton Rouge is temporarily suspending its schedule and will not be meeting because of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plea for people to stay at home because of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please stay safe and support our valiant news media.


Press Club will not meet on March 23

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on March 23 but will return as quickly as possible with regular Monday meetings.


Col. Joey Strickland, Veterans Affairs secretary, will speak at Press Club March 16

Col. Joey Strickland, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, will address the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 16. Col. Strickland will highlight the department’s programs as it fulfills its mission to serve Louisiana’s 281,000 veterans. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 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 meet on March 9

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on March 9 because of the start of the Louisiana Legislative Session on that date. The meetings will resume on March 16 with Joey Strickland, secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs, as speaker. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St.


Gov. Edwards will speak at Press Club on March 2

Gov. John Bel Edwards will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 2. He will discuss the upcoming legislative agenda. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 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.


LSU professor will talk on fake news, media manipulation at Feb. 24 Press Club

Len Apcar, Wendell Gray Switzer Jr. Endowed Chair of Media Literacy at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 24. A professional-in-residence and formerly with the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, he will discuss fake news and media manipulation. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 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.


Insurance commissioner Jim Donelon will talk on tort reform at Press Club on Feb. 17

Jim Donelon, Louisiana commissioner of insurance, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 17. He will address the coming battle at the Capitol over tort reform. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 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.


Insurance commissioner Jim Donelon will speak at Press Club on Feb. 17

Jim Donelon, Louisiana commissioner of insurance, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 17. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 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.


Southern University Ag Center chancellor will speak at Press Club on Feb. 10

Orlando McMeans, chancellor-dean at the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 10. He will discuss the Ag Center accomplishments, future direction and legislative agenda. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 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.