Meetings

Press Club canceled for Aug. 30, will not meet Labor Day, Sept. 6

Because of the danger posed by Hurricane Ida hitting Louisiana on Sunday or Monday, the Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, Aug. 30. We will also not meet the following Monday, Sept. 6, because of the Labor Day holiday. We will resume our luncheon meetings on Monday, Sept. 13.


Insurance for floods and hurricanes to be topic at Aug. 30 Press Club

Jim Donelon, Louisiana insurance commissioner, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 30. Donelon will discuss insurance issues of interest as we reach the peak of hurricane season as well as the new FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Risk Rating 2.0.

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. For everyone’s safety, masks are required except when seated. 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 Aug. 23 Press Club

Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 23. Dardenne will talk about the American Rescue Plan and provide an update on the state budget.

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. For everyone’s safety, masks are required except when seated. 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.

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EBR Stormwater Master Plan official will speak at Press Club on Monday, Aug. 16

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will hear about the East Baton Rouge Parish Stormwater Master Plan on Monday, Aug. 16. Melissa Kennedy, project manager with parish contractor HNTB, will provide an overview and update on the plan, which seeks to identify flood-related risks and recommend prioritized capital improvements to mitigate or reverse those risks.

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. For everyone’s safety, masks are required except when seated. 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.


Rep. Ted James will speak at Press Club on Monday, Aug. 9

State Rep. Ted James will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 9. James, a COVID-19 survivor, will address the latest responses to the pandemic and review the unproductive veto override session that resulted in two colleagues losing their committee chair responsibilities.

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. For everyone’s safety, masks are required except when seated. 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.


Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser will speak at Press Club on Monday, Aug. 2

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 2. He will talk about Louisiana tourism.

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.


Bridge Center for Hope officials will speak at Press Club on Monday, July 26

Bridge Center for Hope executive director Charlotte Claiborne and RI International Louisiana director Lysha Best will be the guest speakers at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, July 26. They will talk about Louisiana’s first adult mental health and substance abuse crisis stabilization center, its impact and the effect of the epidemic on its demand.

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.


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.