Meetings

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.


State Rep. Vincent Pierre will speak at Press Club on Feb. 7

State Rep. Vincent Pierre will be the speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Feb. 7. Pierre, a Democrat from Lafayette, is the new chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, and he will discuss their goals for the next legislative session and redistricting.

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.


Baton Rouge General CEO Tenreiro to speak at Jan. 31 Press Club

Edgardo Tenreiro, Baton Rouge General president and CEO, will be the speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 31. Tenreiro will talk about how the pandemic accelerated change in the local healthcare sector and why its success is key in improving the Baton Rouge community.

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.


PAR President Procopio to speak at Jan. 24 Press Club

Steven Procopio, president of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, known as PAR, will be the speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 24. Procopio will talk about Louisiana budget issues and redistricting. He will also provide a brief overview of what PAR does and what PAR plans to work on over the next year.

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 Jan. 17

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, Jan. 17, because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Weekly luncheon meetings will resume on Jan. 24 at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant. The speaker will be Steve Procopio, president of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, known as PAR.


U.S. Senate candidate Luke Mixon will speak at Press Club on Jan. 10

Luke Mixon, candidate in the 2022 U.S. Senate election in which Republican John Kennedy is seeking a second term, will be the speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Jan. 10. Mixon, a Democrat from Bunkie, is a graduate of the Naval Academy and decorated veteran of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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.


OLOL chief medical officer will be the guest speaker at Press Club on Dec. 13

Dr. Catherine O’Neal, chief medical officer with Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Dec. 13. Dr. O’Neal is an infectious disease specialist. She will speak about the local health concerns related to managing the COVID pandemic during the holidays and winter months, including the impact the Omicron variant could have in the metropolitan area.

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.