Meetings

Louisiana Parole Project official will speak at Press Club on Oct.25

Andrew Hundley, executive director of the Louisiana Parole Project, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct.25. He will discuss the organization’s work on behalf of persons who have served extreme sentences, and the newest initiative, the Forgotten Men Project. The nonprofit organization has helped more than 200 men and women who spent decades in prison rebuild their lives.

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. For everyone’s safety, masks are required except when seated. 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 Sen. Rick Ward will speak at Press Club on Oct. 18

State Sen. Rick Ward, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 18. He will discuss legislative concerns with communications following the storm and infrastructure priorities moving forward.

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. For everyone’s safety, protective face coverings are required except when seated. 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.


Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne will speak at Press Club on Oct. 11

Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 11. Dardenne will talk about the American Rescue Plan, the Ceasars Superdome and expanding access to broadband.

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. For everyone’s safety, masks are required except when seated. 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. Tanner McGee will speak at Press Club on Oct. 4

State Rep. Tanner McGee will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 4. McGee — who is House Speaker Pro Tempore and a Republican representing Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes — will focus his remarks on Hurricane Ida recovery in his parishes.

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. For everyone’s safety, masks are required except when seated. 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.


Pollster John Couvillon will speak at Press Club on Monday, Sept. 27

Baton Rouge pollster and data analyst John Couvillon will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Sept. 27. He will discuss “Decision 2021: Looking back, looking forward and the proposed Louisiana constitutional amendments.”

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. For everyone’s safety, masks are required except when seated. 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 officials from STAR will speak at Press Club Sept. 20

Morgan Lamandre and Racheal Hebert of STAR (Sexual Trauma and Response) will be the guest speakers  at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Sept. 20. They will talk about the Louisiana Legislature’s approach to sexual misconduct 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 noon, is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For everyone’s safety, masks are required except when seated. 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.


Flood and hurricane insurance to be topic at September 13 Press Club

Jim Donelon, Louisiana insurance commissioner, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Sept. 13. Donelon will discuss insurance issues of interest during hurricane season as well as the new FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Risk Rating 2.0.

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. For everyone’s safety, masks are required except when seated. 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 canceled for Aug. 30, will not meet Labor Day, Sept. 6

Because of the danger posed by Hurricane Ida hitting Louisiana on Sunday or Monday, the Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, Aug. 30. We will also not meet the following Monday, Sept. 6, because of the Labor Day holiday. We will resume our luncheon meetings on Monday, Sept. 13.


Insurance for floods and hurricanes to be topic at Aug. 30 Press Club

Jim Donelon, Louisiana insurance commissioner, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 30. Donelon will discuss insurance issues of interest as we reach the peak of hurricane season as well as the new FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Risk Rating 2.0.

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. For everyone’s safety, masks are required except when seated. 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 Aug. 23 Press Club

Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 23. Dardenne will talk about the American Rescue Plan and provide an update on the state budget.

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. For everyone’s safety, masks are required except when seated. 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.

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