Meetings

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.


Chas Roemer will speak at Nov. 14 Press Club

Louisiana politico and renewable energy entrepreneur Chas Roemer will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 14. He will address the future of traditional and alternative sources of power in the state and nation.

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.


Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin will speak at Nov. 7 Press Club

Kyle Ardoin, Louisiana Secretary of State, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 7. His topic is election integrity in Louisiana.

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.


Ben Clapper, Right to Life, to speak at Oct. 31 Press Club

Ben Clapper, director of Louisiana Right to Life, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 31. Right to Life was extremely involved in crafting the current abortion restrictions. He will talk about the dramatic changes and what he sees for the future.

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.


Two Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate will speak at Press Club on Oct. 24

Two Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate, Syrita Steib and Gary Chambers Jr., will be the guest speakers at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 24. The other invited speakers, Democrat Luke Mixon and Republican John Kennedy, the incumbent, had scheduling conflicts. Jim Engster, Press Club president, will moderate the discussion. Early voting begins on Oct. 25.

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.


Property tax amendment topic for Oct. 17 Press Club meeting

Wendy Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish assessor, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 17. She will talk about Constitutional Amendment 5, which will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. This amendment would remove the required increase in taxing millages, creating greater accountability in property tax adjustments. Thibodeaux serves on the board of directors for the Louisiana Assessor’s Association and on the Assessor’s Legislative Affairs Committee.

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.


Advocate Editor Rene Sanchez will speak at the Oct. 10 Press Club

Rene Sanchez, new editor of the Advocate, the Times-Picayune and nola.com, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 10. He will talk about print and digital delivery of the news and how they affect democracy. A native of Louisiana, Sanchez was formerly the editor of the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.

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 Rep. Richard Nelson will speak at Press Club on Oct. 3

State Rep. Richard Nelson, R-Mandeville, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 3. He will talk about his push to eliminate the state income tax and other changes he would like to see made to tax policy.

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.