Meetings

Jay Dardenne will speak at Press Club on April 18

Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 18. He will speak about “Why the Bridge Now,” explaining the merits of the Edwards administration plan to set aside $500 million in a special fund as a commitment to a new Mississippi River bridge.

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.


Visit Baton Rouge CEO Paul Arrigo will speak at Press Club on April 11

Paul Arrigo, president and CEO of Visit Baton Rouge, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 11. He will speak about upcoming events in the Capital area and also the results of a recent study to determine what can be done to make Red Stick more attractive to visitors from out of state.

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.


Louisiana Coastal Protection official will speak at Press Club on April 4

Chip Kline, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority chairman, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 4. Kline will share insights on the newly released 2023 Fiscal Year Coastal Annual Plan for coastal restoration and hurricane protection, a plan totaling $1.35 billion.

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.


State Rep. Rick Edmonds will speak at Press Club March 28

State Rep. Rick Edmonds, R-Baton Rouge, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 28. He will speak about his bipartisan-sponsored bill, House Bill 22, which provides for the reemployment of retired teachers to address the critical teacher shortage in Louisiana. Edmonds will also discuss other legislation under consideration to positively impact education, as well as overall budget 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.


BRAC CEO Adam Knapp will speak at Press Club March 21

Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 21. He will discuss BRAC plans to accelerate economic opportunity in the Baton Rouge Area — for everyone — through its new five-year, regional strategic plan, BRING IT! Baton Rouge. The plan focuses on four goals to drive growth through 2026. Knapp will share outcomes from the last five-year plan, the data that drives the BRING IT! strategy, and details on BRAC’s priority tactics for 2022.

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 March 14

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, March 14, because of the start of the Legislative Session that day. Weekly luncheon meetings will resume on March 21 at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant. The speaker will be Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber.


LSU President Tate will speak at Press Club on Monday, March 7

William F. Tate IV, president of LSU, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 7. His topic is “Building LSU’s Scholarship First agenda to preserve and protect 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 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.


ACLU legal director will speak at Press Club on Feb. 28

Nora Ahmed, legal director for the Louisiana ACLU, will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 28. She will discuss the legal challenges to some of the maps that were passed by Louisiana lawmakers in the special redistricting session. She will also touch on the upcoming legislative session.

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.


DOTD Secretary Wilson will speak at Press Club on Feb. 21

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 21. He will discuss the I-10 widening project and the work on the College Drive exit.

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.


Southern University Law Center chancellor will speak at Press Club on Feb. 14

John Pierre, chancellor of the Southern University Law Center, will be the speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 14. Pierre will discuss the Law Center’s 75th year and everything they have planned to commemorate the anniversary and push the institution 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. 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.