Meetings

Speakers to talk public policy at Feb. 5 and 12 Press Club meetings

Jan Moller, executive director of the Louisiana Budget Project, will be the speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 5. The Louisiana Budget Project monitors and reports on public policy and how it affects Louisiana’s low- to moderate-income families.

Daniel Erspamer, CEO of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, will be the guest speaker on Monday, Feb. 12. 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.


Baton Rouge Police Chief Thomas Morse will speak at Jan. 29 Press Club

Thomas “TJ” Morse Jr., the new chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department, will be the speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 29. Morse, who was the BRPD commander of training services before being named the city’s 32nd police chief, began his new duties this month. He said he will seek greater transparency and accountability within the department and also tend to officers’ mental health.

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.


Political analyst John Couvillon will speak at Jan. 22 Press Club

Baton Rouge pollster and data analyst John Couvillon will be the speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 22. He will discuss his poll on whether voters want open or closed primaries in Louisiana.

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.


2024 Press Club luncheon meetings begin Jan. 22

Happy New Year! Please consider joining the Press Club in 2024, if you have not done so already. We are trying to build up our treasury to once again begin offering scholarships to journalism students at Southern University and LSU. Go to the link on our website to join or renew your membership. Our meetings for the new year will commence on Jan. 22. Details will be forthcoming.


Political analyst John Couvillon will speak at Dec. 11 Press Club

Baton Rouge pollster and data analyst John Couvillon will be the speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Dec. 11. He will discuss results of the 2023 election season. This will be the last meeting of the Press Club for 2023. Weekly luncheon meetings will resume on Monday, Jan. 22, 2024.

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.


East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore will speak at the Dec. 4 Press Club

East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore will be the speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Dec. 4. He will give an update on crime in 2023, juvenile escapees and the detention center, office restructure and the Commons Data platform, among other topics.

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.


Jay Dardenne will speak at the Nov. 27 Press Club

Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne will be the speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 27. Dardenne will give a retrospective on the outgoing administration and the past eight years.

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.


Southern University Law Center chancellor will speak at Press Club Nov. 20

John K. Pierre, chancellor of the Southern University Law Center, will be the speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 20. Pierre will discuss how the SULC engages external organizations to develop experiential learning opportunities.

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.


Police Chief Murphy Paul will be the guest speaker at the Nov. 13 Press Club

Outgoing Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 13. Paul, who earlier announced his resignation, will be staying until his successor is named. Paul has been chief for more than five years.

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.


Lindsey Cheek will speak at Press Club attorney general candidate forum on Nov. 6

Louisiana attorney general runoff candidate Lindsey Cheek, a Democrat and a New Orleans attorney, will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 6. Her opponent, Solicitor General Liz Murrill, a Republican, has a schedule conflict and cannot attend. Early voting is Nov. 3-11 (excluding Sunday, Nov. 5, and Friday, Nov. 10, for Veterans Day), and the election is Nov. 18.

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, is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Adjournment is at 1 p.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.