Meetings

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.


Councilwoman Tara Wicker will speak at Press Club Feb. 3

East Baton Rouge Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 3. She will provide an update on the Community Police Ambassador program, which has recently brought on its second class of volunteers. 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.


BRAC CEO Adam Knapp will speak at Press Club on Jan. 27

Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 27. He will discuss 2020 as a hallmark year, looking at some of the Baton Rouge region’s major opportunities and challenges. 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.


Press Club will not meet Jan. 13 or 20, next meeting on Jan. 27

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Jan. 13 because of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ inauguration, and it will not meet on Jan. 20 because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The meetings will resume on Jan. 27 with Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, as speaker. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St.


Gene Mills will speak at Press Club on Jan. 6

Gene Mills, executive director of the Louisiana Family Forum, will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 6. He will address the friction between Gov. John Bel Edwards and the state legislature and the popularity of President Donald Trump in Louisiana amid impeachment. 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.


Press Club will not meet over the holidays

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Dec. 23 or Dec. 30 because of the holidays. The meetings will resume on Jan. 6, 2020. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St.