Meetings

Secretary of State Candidates to Speak at Oct. 17 Press Club

Secretary of State Tom Schedler and Louisiana House Speaker Jim Tucker will address the Press Club at noon Monday, Oct. 17.

Schedler and Tucker face each other on the Oct. 22 primary election ballot. Both are Republicans.

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.


Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System Executive Director to Speak at Oct. 10 Press Club

Cindy Rougeou, executive director of the Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System, will address the Press Club at noon Monday, Oct. 10.

Rougeou will discuss the upcoming vote on Constitutional Amendment No. 2, which, if passed, would apply a percentage of state surplus funds to retirement system debt. Also, Rougeou will respond to the Blueprint Louisiana suggestions to “re-engineer public retirement benefits.”

Press Club meets on Mon-days 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 vice chancellor and director of the Louisiana Biofuels and Bioprocessing Institute, to Speak at Oct. 3 Press Club

LSU AgCenter Vice Chancellor John Russin and Vadim Kochergin, director of the Louisiana Biofuels and Bioprocessing Institute, will address the Press Club at noon Monday, Oct. 3.

Russin and Kochergin will discuss a $17.3 million grant the AgCenter received to develop the biofuels industry in Louisiana.

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.


Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne to Speak at Sept. 26 Press Club

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne will address the Press Club at noon Monday, Sept. 26.

Dardenne and Nungesser, who is Plaquemines Parish president, face each other on the Oct. 22 primary election ballot. Both are Republicans. Nungesser was invited to attend and agreed to participate but then canceled citing a scheduling conflict.

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.


Former Gov. Edwin Edwards to speak at Sept. 19 Press Club

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards will speak to the Press Club at noon Monday, Sept. 19.

Edwards will discuss the Oct. 22nd primary, reflect on his five campaigns for governor and discuss his activities since being released from federal prison this year.

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.


Former LSU Basketball Coach Dale Brown to Speak at Sept. 12 Press Club

Former LSU basketball coach Dale Brown will speak to the Press Club at noon Monday, Sept. 12.

Brown, who coached LSU for 25 years and led his teams to four SEC titles and two Final Four appearances, will discuss responsibilities of college athletes, administrators and the NCAA. His statements come in response to major NCAA violations and sanctions at several prominent universities and controversy at LSU related to the suspension of quarterback Jordan Jefferson.

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.


No Press Club Sept. 5

The Baton Rouge Press Club will not meet Monday, Sept. 5 because of the Labor Day holiday.

The Press Club will meet again on Monday, Sept. 12.

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.


Concert cellist and technology entrepreneur Margo Drakos to speak at Aug. 29 Press Club

Concert cellist and technology entrepreneur Margo Drakos will speak to the Baton Rouge Press Club at noon Monday, Aug. 29.

Drakos, co-founder and chief operating officer of InstantEncore, will discuss the impact of technology on the arts, culture, performances and community as well as how musicians and arts organizations operate in the 21st century.

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.


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.