Meetings

Early childhood education official will speak at the July 25 Press Club

Libbie Sonnier, executive director of the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, July 25. She will discuss the record $84 million for early childhood education passed during the recent legislative session and what that means for 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 $25 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.


GOHSEP Director Tingle will speak at Press Club on July 18

Casey Tingle, director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, July 18. He will talk about what GOHSEP has learned from the past two years of storms (particularly from Hurricane Ida), changes they’ve made and what they’re focused on for the current hurricane season.

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 $25 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.


UL President Jim Henderson will speak at Press Club July 11

Jim Henderson, president of the University of Louisiana System, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, July 11. He will talk about what’s new with the system and its universities.

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 $25 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.


No Press Club meeting on July 4th

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on July 4th. The next meeting will be on July 11th. More details later.


Pennington researcher will speak on food insecurity, obesity at Press Club on June 27

Candice Myers, director of the Social Determinants and Health Disparities Lab at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 27. She will discuss food insecurity and its relationship to obesity, an issue exacerbated during the pandemic.

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 $25 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.


Rep. Royce Duplessis will speak on redistricting at Press Club on June 20

State Rep. Royce Duplessis, vice chairman of the House and Governmental Affairs Committee, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 20. Duplessis, D-New Orleans, sponsor of a bill that would add a second majority-minority district, will discuss the current dispute over redistricting.

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 $25 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.


DA John Belton will speak at Press Club on June 13

Union Parish District Attorney John Belton will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 13. He will discuss current issues and talk about his upbringing and background as it relates to his law enforcement commitment to protect families and freedoms.

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 $25 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.


Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul will speak at June 6 Press Club

Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 6. He will discuss combating crime in the capital city, especially as we head in to the summer months, recruitment and other current issues.

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. 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.


No Press Club on May 30

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, May 30, because of the Memorial Day holiday. Weekly luncheon meetings will resume on June 6 at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant. The speaker will be Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul.


CABL CEO Barry Erwin will speak at the May 23 Press Club

Barry Erwin, president of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL), will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 23. He will discuss current issues before the Louisiana Legislature and provide his organization’s perspective.

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. 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.