Meetings

Green Army’s Gen. Honoré to speak at Press Club on Feb. 11

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, leader of the Louisiana Green Army, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 11. He will discuss the key issues his organization wants addressed in the upcoming Louisiana Legislative session. The Green Army is an alliance of civic, community and environmental groups and concerned citizens. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. 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.


LABI President Stephen Waguespack to speak at Press Club on Feb. 4

Stephen Waguespack, president and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 4. His topic is the Industrial Tax Exemption Program, known as ITEP. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. 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.


BRAC CEO Knapp to speak at Press Club on Jan. 28

Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 28. His topic is “Thinking Bigger in 2019.” Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. 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 Monday, Jan. 21

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, Jan. 21, because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The meetings will resume on Jan. 28 with speaker Adam Knapp, CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St.


Lt. Gov. Nungesser will speak at Press Club on Jan. 14

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser will address the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 14. He will discuss the state’s tourism efforts. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. 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.


Gov. Edwards will speak at Press Club on Jan. 7

Gov. John Bel Edwards will address the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 7. He will discuss highlights from 2018 and what to expect in 2019 as he enters his last year of his term and a heated battle for re-election. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. 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.


Chef Jay Ducote will speak at Press Club on Dec. 17

Jay Ducote, a finalist on season 11 of Food Network Star and creator of the Bite and Booze blog and radio show, will address the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Dec. 17. Ducote will offer tips on cooking and entertaining for the holidays and tailgating for the Fiesta Bowl. This is the last meeting for Press Club for 2018. The 2019 year starts with Gov. John Bel Edwards on Jan. 7. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. 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.


Jim Bernhard will talk about Baton Rouge infrastructure at Press Club on Dec. 10

Jim Bernhard, CEO of Bernhard Capital Partners, will address the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Dec. 10. His topic is infrastructure and what’s next for Baton Rouge. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. 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.


Proposed tax for mental health care topic for Dec. 3 Press Club

District Attorney Hillar Moore, Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, Police Chief Murphy Paul, Bridge Center Board Chair Kathy Kliebert and Coroner Beau Clark will speak Monday, Dec. 3, to the Baton Rouge Press Club about a tax to build and operate a mental health center in Baton Rouge. The public safety and healthcare leaders say that the property tax, which will appear on Dec. 8 ballots for Baton Rouge voters, could create a cost-savings tradeoff by keeping those who have mental illnesses and no other place to go out of the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. 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.


Mayor Broome will talk about the MovEBR tax proposal at the Nov. 26 Press Club

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will speak to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 26, about the MovEBR road tax proposal, a 30-year, half-cent sales tax that would generate nearly $1 billion for infrastructure upgrades that will be on the Dec. 8 ballot. Press Club meets on Mondays at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St., in the East and West Baton Rouge Room. 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.