Meetings

State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon to Speak at Aug. 22 Press Club

State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon will speak to the Baton Rouge Press Club at noon Monday, Aug. 22.

Donelon will discuss a recent tragedy that took the lives of two insurance fraud investigators and how the agency is protecting such investigators while still enforcing the state’s insurance laws.

Press Club meets on Mondays at De La Ronde Hall, which is located at 320 Third St. in downtown Baton Rouge. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and members of the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Chris Stelly of Louisiana Entertainment to Speak at Aug. 15 Press Club

Chris Stelly, newly appointed director of Louisiana Entertainment — the state office charged with promoting Louisiana’s film, music, theater and digital media industries — will speak to the Baton Rouge Press Club at noon Monday, Aug. 15.

Stelly will discuss this growing sector of Louisiana’s economy and the future direction of his office.

Press Club meets on Mondays at De La Ronde Hall, which is located at 320 Third St. in downtown Baton Rouge. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and members of the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


House Speaker Jim Tucker to speak to Aug. 8 Press Club

House Speaker Jim Tucker will speak to the Baton Rouge Press Club at noon Monday, Aug. 8.

Tucker will discuss the recently ended legislative sessions and proposed constitutional amendments.

Press Club meets on Mondays at De La Ronde Hall, which is located at 320 Third St. in downtown Baton Rouge.

Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and members of the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


LSU AgCenter seafood specialist Lucina Lampila to Speak at Aug. 1 Press Club

LSU AgCenter seafood specialist Lucina Lampila will speak to the Baton Rouge Press Club at noon Monday, Aug. 1.

Lampila will discuss the safety of the seafood coming from the Gulf of Mexico. Seafood from this location is the most tested seafood in the United States. Yet the perception still lingers that it is somehow not as safe as it was before the April 2010 BP oil spill.

Press Club meets on Mondays at De La Ronde Hall, which is located at 320 Third St. in downtown Baton Rouge. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and members of the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden to Speak at July 25 Press Club

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden will speak to the Baton Rouge Press Club at noon Monday, July 25.

Holden will discuss the $748,454,619 capital improvements bond package he hopes to ask voters to approve this fall.

Press Club meets on Mondays at De La Ronde Hall, which is located at 320 Third St. in downtown Baton Rouge. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and members of the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Garret Graves, Governor Bobby Jindal’s executive assistant for coastal activities and chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, to speak at July 18 Press Club

Garret Graves, Governor Bobby Jindal’s executive assistant for coastal activities and chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, will speak to the Baton Rouge Press Club at noon Monday, July 18.

Graves will discuss the challenge of preserving our coast, marshlands, barrier islands and fisheries in the face of coastal erosion, hurricanes, oil spills, floods, man-made levees, rising sea levels, land subsidence, and global climate change.

Press Club meets on Mondays at De La Ronde Hall, which is located at 320 Third St. in downtown Baton Rouge. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and members of the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Sean Duffy, executive vice president and maritime advocate for the Mississippi River Maritime Association, will speak to the Baton Rouge Press Club July 11.

Sean Duffy, executive vice president and maritime advocate for the Mississippi River Maritime Association, will speak to the Baton Rouge Press Club at noon Monday, July 11.

Duffy will discuss his association’s efforts to try and persuade the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to spend some $95 million to further dredge the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Press Club meets on Mondays at De La Ronde Hall, which is located at 320 Third St. in downtown Baton Rouge. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and members of the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Buddy Leach, chairman of the state Democratic Party, to speak at June 27 the Press Club

Buddy Leach, chairman of the state Democratic Party, will speak to the Baton Rouge Press Club at noon Monday, June 27.

Leach will discuss his party’s future in Louisiana and provide his forecast for Democratic challengers to GOP incumbents seeking election to six statewide offices on Oct. 22.

Press Club meets on Mondays at De La Ronde Hall, which is located at 320 Third St. in downtown Baton Rouge. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and members of the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Bob Turner, Union Pacific Vice President, to Speak at June 20 Press Club

Bob Turner, Union Pacific’s senior vice president of corporate relations, will speak to the Baton Rouge Press Club at noon Monday, June 20.

Turner will discuss how the railroad industry gives our nation a competitive edge and how it can provide solutions to transportation issues facing the country today.

Press Club meets on Mondays at De La Ronde Hall, which is located at 320 Third St. in downtown Baton Rouge. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and members of the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


President and CEO of the Republican Leadership Conference to speak at June 13 Press Club

Charlie Davis, president and CEO of the Republican Leadership Conference, will speak to the Baton Rouge Press Club at noon Monday, June 13.

Davis will discuss a major GOP gathering this month in New Orleans, the party’s decision to hold an early presidential caucus in Louisiana in 2012 and Gov Jindal’s re-election quest.

Press Club meets on Mondays at De La Ronde Hall, which is located at 320 Third St. in downtown Baton Rouge. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and members of the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.