Meetings

Lauren Tompkins with the Baton Rouge Blues Festival will speak at Press Club April 1, Senate President Cameron Henry will speak April 8

Lauren Tompkins with the Baton Rouge Blues Festival will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 1. The speaker on the following Monday, April 8, will be Louisiana Senate President Cameron Henry.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, 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 $25 for members and $30 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 Parole Project director will speak at Press Club on March 25

Andrew Hundley, executive director of the Louisiana Parole Project, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 25. He will talk about how the prisoner reentry landscape has evolved in Louisiana over the past several years and how the Parole Project’s second chance hiring initiative is working to ensure people leaving prison are paired with employers who are seeking to address their workforce needs.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, 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 $25 for members and $30 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.


Sen. Cleo Fields will speak at Press Club on March 18

State Sen. Cleo Fields will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 18. He will talk about the Legislative Session, new laws resulting from the special sessions and the new congressional district.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, 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 $25 for members and $30 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 11, Sen. Cleo Fields to speak on March 18

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, March 11, because of the start of the Legislative Session. Meetings will resume the following Monday, March 18, with Louisiana Sen. Cleo Fields as the guest speaker.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, 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 $25 for members and $30 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.


BESE President Ronnie Morris will speak at Press Club on March 4

Ronnie Morris, president of the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, March 4. He will speak about BESE turning 50 this year, where the board is now and next steps, and artificial intelligence.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, 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 $25 for members and $30 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 Insurance Commissioner Tim Temple will speak at Feb. 26 Press Club

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Tim Temple will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 26. He will discuss his legislative agenda for addressing the state’s property insurance crisis.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, 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 $25 for members and $30 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.


Press Club canceled for Feb. 19

The meeting of the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Feb. 19 has been canceled. Meetings will resume on Feb. 26 with guest speaker Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Tim Temple.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, 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 $25 for members and $30 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.


Upcoming dates for Press Club

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will meet on Feb. 19, Feb. 26 and March 4, but will not meet on March 11 because of the start of the Legislative Session. The speaker for Feb. 19 has not yet been confirmed. The speaker for Feb. 26 is Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Tim Temple, and the speaker for March 4 is Ronnie Morris, president of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, 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 $25 for members and $30 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.


Daniel Erspamer, Pelican Institute CEO, will speak at Feb. 12 Press Club

Daniel Erspamer, CEO of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 12. He will discuss his organization’s legislative plans and new campaign on educational reform. The Pelican Institute educates the public about the benefits of individual liberty and free enterprise.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, 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 $25 for members and $30 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 Budget Project chief Jan Moller will speak at Feb. 5 Press Club

Jan Moller, executive director of the Louisiana Budget Project, will be the speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 5. Moller will discuss challenges and opportunities in state budget and tax policy and other issues in 2024, including paid family leave and property insurance reform. The Louisiana Budget Project monitors and reports on public policy and how it affects Louisiana’s low- to moderate-income families.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, 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 $25 for members and $30 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.