Meetings

Press Club will not meet on Monday, May 27

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, May 27, because of the Memorial Day holiday. The meetings will resume on June 3. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St.


100 Black Men director will speak at May 20 Press Club

Brace B. “Trey” Godfrey III, executive director of the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 20. He will be talking about the group’s programs and services and how they are making an impact on the success of black men and boys and the community at large. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. 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.


State Treasurer Schroder will speak about finances, unclaimed property at May 13 Press Club

Louisiana State Treasurer John Schroder will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 13. He will be talking about the state’s finances and legislation to protect “unclaimed property” in the state. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. 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.


Sen. Dan “Blade” Morrish will speak at Press Club on April 29

State Sen. Dan “Blade” Morrish, chair of the Senate Education Committee, will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 29. He will discuss the various legislative bills pertaining to education that have been filed this session and review their merits and popularity among legislators. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. 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.


Together Louisiana representatives will speak at Press Club on April 22

Edgar Cage and the Rev. Lee Wesley, both representing Together Louisiana/Together Baton Rouge, will be the guest speakers at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 22. Cage is a community activist, and Wesley is pastor at the Community Bible Baptist Church. Their topic is “keep it local.” Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. 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.


Dr. Rani Whitfield will speak on African American male suicide, medical marijuana at April 15 Press Club

Dr. Rani Whitfield, MD, also known as the “hip hop doc,” will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 15. Dr. Whitfield is a board-certified family physician and serves on the Southern University Board of Supervisors. He will discuss the alarming rise in suicides among African American males and the current status of medical marijuana. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. 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.


Press Club will not meet on Monday, April 8

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, April 8, because of the start of the Louisiana legislative session. The meetings will resume on April 15 with speaker Dr. Rani G. Whitfield, who will discuss the rising rate of suicide among African American males and the status of medical marijuana production at Southern University. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St.


Erich Ponti will speak on fixing roads at the April 1 Press Club

Erich Ponti, president of the Louisiana Coalition to Fix Our Roads, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 1. He will discuss a legislative measure to increase the gas tax to provide funding for Louisiana’s roads and bridges. LCFOR, comprised of business leaders, trade organizations and Chamber of Commerce representatives, is focused on educating the public on current conditions of roads and bridges, advocating for change and helping to identify fiscal solutions. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. 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.


Sen. Eddie Lambert will speak at the March 25 Press Club on flood control

State Senator Eddie Lambert, from Prairieville, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 25. As vice chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, he will talk about the state’s master plan for flood control and coastal restoration. Because of the historic flooding along the Mississippi River, Sen. Lambert is working with state officials to review options to lessen the growing danger and repeat occurrences of high water in Louisiana. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. 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.


DOTD Secretary Wilson will speak at Press Club on March 18

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 18. He will discuss statewide infrastructure and ongoing projects. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. 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.