Meetings

La. Budget Project Director Jan Moller will speak at June 19 Press Club; Higher Ed Commissioner Kim Hunter Reed, June 26

Jan Moller, executive director of the Louisiana Budget Project, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 19. Moller will discuss the state budget and the tax bills that did and didn’t pass during the recent Louisiana legislative session.

On Monday, June 26, the Press Club speaker will be Kim Hunter Reed, Louisiana commissioner of higher education. Reed will discuss the Board of Regents’ latest efforts to improve educational attainment in Louisiana, as well as how higher education fared in the legislative session.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, which is 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.


Jones to speak at June 12 Press Club; Moller, June 19; Reed, June 26

Amanda Jones, president of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 12. Jones will discuss new governmental restrictions on libraries.

The following Monday, June 19, the Press Club speaker will be Jan Moller, executive director of the Louisiana Budget Project. Moller will talk about the state budget and the tax bills that did and didn’t pass during the Louisiana legislative session.

On Monday, June 26, the speaker will be Kim Hunter Reed, Louisiana commissioner of higher education. Reed will discuss the Board of Regents’ latest efforts to improve educational attainment in Louisiana, as well as how higher education fared in the recent legislative session.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, which is 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.


School librarian to speak at June 12 Press Club

Amanda Jones, president of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 12. Jones will discuss new governmental restrictions on libraries.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, which is 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.


Education Superintendent Cade Brumley will speak at June 5 Press Club

Cade Brumley, Louisiana Superintendent of Education, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 5. Brumley will discuss the state of our schools 2022-2023, a legislative review, and priority areas of early childhood education, literacy, math, reimagining high school and school choice.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, which is 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.


No Press Club on May 29

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, May 29, because of the Memorial Day holiday. Weekly luncheon meetings will resume on June 5 at Drusilla Place Catering, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. The speaker will be Cade Brumley, Louisiana’s superintendent of education.


RESET Louisiana’s Future group will speak at Press Club on May 22

Leaders of the Council for a Better Louisiana, the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana and the Committee of 100 for Economic Development will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 22. They will present the latest recommendations for RESET Louisiana’s Future, a group collaboration that aims to educate the public and candidates for office ahead of the upcoming election on data and recommendations involving education, state finances, public safety and infrastructure. The organization was formed ahead of the 2019 elections.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, which is 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.


Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana administrator will speak at Press Club on May 15

Gabriel Morley, CEO of the Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center and administrator of Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 15. Morley will talk about changes in Medicaid and how his group can help people find health coverage options.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, which is 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.


Visit Baton Rouge CEO will speak at Press Club on May 8

Jill Kidder, president and CEO of Visit Baton Rouge, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 8. Kidder will talk about her organization’s role in economic and community development.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, which is 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.


Gov. John Bel Edwards to speak at Press Club on May 1

Gov. John Bel Edwards will make his farewell appearance before the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, May 1. He will discuss his legislative goals.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, which is 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.


New Southern U basketball coach Kevin Johnson to speak at April 24 Press Club

Kevin Johnson, the new head men’s basketball coach at Southern University, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 24. Johnson, who was most recently assistant coach at Tulane University, will discuss his plans to restore the winning tradition at Southern.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, which is 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.