Meetings

La. House Speaker Clay Schexnayder will speak at Press Club on Monday, July 19

Louisiana House Speaker Clay Schexnayder will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, July 19. Schexnayder will talk on the legislators’ decisions regarding the Veto Override Session, which is set to begin Tuesday, July 20.

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 the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Chip Kline, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority chairman, will speak at Press Club on Monday, July 12

Chip Kline, chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, July 12. Kline will talk about Mid Barataria sediment diversion, the climate initiatives task force, offshore wind development and other efforts to increase coastal resilience.

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 the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Press Club will not meet on July 5, but will resume July 12

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on July 5 because of the Independence Day holiday but will resume meeting on Monday, July 12. The guest speaker will be Chip Kline, chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. The Press Club meets at noon at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant.


EBR Schools Superintendent Sito Narcisse will speak at Press Club on June 28

Sito Narcisse, superintendent of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 28. Dr. Narcisse will talk about the upcoming school year and what to expect under new leadership.

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. Parking is free.

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.


Libbie Sonnier, La. Policy Institute for Children, will speak at Press Club on June 21

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, June 21. She will discuss the state of early care and education in Louisiana following the devastating effects of the pandemic and what can be done to stabilize the situation.

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. Parking is free.

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 researcher will speak at June 14 Press Club about new treatments for obesity

Robert Newton, director of the Physical Activity and Ethnic Minorities Health lab at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 14. He will discuss Pennington’s first-of-its kind effort to shift public perception of obesity from a lifestyle choice and character flaw to a complex disease with genetic, biological, environmental and societal factors.

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. Parking is free.

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.


BREC Superintendent Corey Wilson will speak at Press Club on June 7

Corey Wilson, superintendent of the East Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission, known as BREC, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 7. He will give an update on what’s next after deferment of Senate Bill 205 to break up the district. He will also discuss new construction projects underway.

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. Parking is free.

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 May 31, but will resume June 7

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on May 31, Memorial Day, but will resume meeting on Monday, June 7. The guest speaker will be Corey Wilson, superintendent of the East Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission, known as BREC. The Press Club meets at noon at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant.


Pollster Ron Faucheux will speak at Press Club on May 24

Ron Faucheux — author, pollster and political analyst — will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 24. His topic is: Whatever happened to the political center? Faucheux publishes the daily newsletter, Lunchtime Politics, and contributes columns to newspapers nationwide, including the Wall Street Journal and the Baton Rouge Advocate.

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. Parking is free.

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.


La. Community College System president will speak at Press Club at Drusilla on May 17

Monty Sullivan, president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 17. He will talk about Senate Bill 148, which would establish the M.J. Foster Promise Award Program to provide financial assistance to students who enroll in a two-year public institution in Louisiana or who pursue a post-secondary credential required for certain high-demand, high-wage jobs.

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. Parking is free.

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. There will be social distancing, and masks will be required except when eating.