Meetings

Press Club will host forum for insurance commissioner candidates on Monday, Sept. 16

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host a forum for candidates for Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance on Monday, Sept. 16. The two candidates are the incumbent, Jim Donelon, a Republican, and Tim Temple, another Republican. The forum will begin at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. Early voting begins Sept. 28; the primary election is Oct. 12. 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 host forum for agriculture commissioner candidates on Monday, Sept. 9

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host a forum for candidates for Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry on Monday, Sept. 9. The three candidates confirmed are the incumbent, Mike Strain, a Republican, and two challengers, both Democrats, Marguerite “Margee” Green, of New Orleans, and Charlie Greer, of Natchitoches Parish. Two other candidates have been invited but have not confirmed, Peter Williams, a Democrat, of Lettsworth, and Bradley Zaunbrecher, a Republican, of Egan. The forum will begin at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. 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 on Sept. 2, will resume on Sept. 9

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, Sept. 2, because of the Labor Day holiday but will resume on Sept. 9 with more candidate forums ahead of the Oct. 12 election.

The schedule for the remaining forums is as follows: Sept. 9, Commissioner of Agriculture; Sept. 16, Commissioner of Insurance; Sept. 23, Governor; Sept. 30, State Senate District 14; and Oct. 7, State Senate District 15. The forum for District 16 was Aug. 26.

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. The candidate forums begin at noon and end at 1 p.m. 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 of the candidates.


Press Club will host forum for State Senate District 16 candidates on Aug. 26

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host a forum for candidates for State Senate District 16 –– Steve Carter, Franklin Foil and Beverly Brooks Thompson –– on Monday, Aug. 26. The forum will begin at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. 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.


Pennington official will talk about new Defense Department grants at Aug. 19 Press Club

Jennifer Rood, Pennington Biomedical Research Center’s associate executive director for Core Services and Resources, will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 19. She will give an update on the center’s partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense, which includes an announcement of two new multimillion-dollar Army health research projects to be conducted at the center over the next several years. The discoveries from the research will help U.S. warfighters maintain muscle mass and mental sharpness under combat. 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.


Corey Wilson, BREC superintendent, will speak at Press Club on Aug. 12

Corey Wilson, superintendent of BREC (Recreation and Park Commission for East Baton Rouge Parish), will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 12. He will give an update on his first six months on the job, accomplishments, large construction projects and a glimpse of the new master plan for the Zoo and Greenwood Community Park, which will be officially unveiled on Aug. 17 at a Party in the Park celebration. 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.


U.S. Rep. Garret Graves will speak at Press Club on Aug. 5

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 5. He will provide an update on the latest congressional term. 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.


New Knock Knock Museum director will speak at Press Club on July 29

Peter Claffey, the new executive director of the Knock Knock Children’s Museum, will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, July 29. Claffey will discuss his goals for the museum and upcoming events. 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.


Better Business Bureau Chief will speak at Press Club on July 22

Carmen Million, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana, will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, July 22. She will discuss current schemes and scams targeting consumers and businesses. 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.


Innocence Project director will speak at Press Club on July 15

Jee Park, executive director of the Innocence Project New Orleans, will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, July 15. She will discuss their project, 2018 legislative successes and disappointments, and 2019 legislative objectives. 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.