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2007 CLUB ACTIVITIES (all meetings were held at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month January through October and the third Thursday November through December, unless otherwise noted; Oct. 25 meeting was canceled)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25
Guest Speaker: none
Topic: social
Location: LaFonda Restaurant & Lounge
Publicity: none

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (moved to 6:00 p.m.)
Guest Speaker: Hon. Bill Cassidy, physician and Dist. 16 state senator
Topic: new initiatives for Dist. 16
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant (Magnolia Room)
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (Feb. 18 Politics Notebook column brief)
Publicity 2: Baton Rouge Advocate (March 20 Club News column brief)

L - R: L. Sheldon, R. Horn, Hon. Bill Cassidy, and Alex Evans.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22
Guest Speaker: Hon. Mike Strain, businessman, Dist. 74 state representative, and candidate for commissioner of agriculture
Topic: proposed initiatives for the commissioner of agriculture’s office
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant (Magnolia Room)
Publicity: none

THURSDAY, APRIL 26
Guest Speaker: CAPT Mike Futrell, attorney and state dir. for U.S. Sen. David Vitter's office
Topic 1: new initiatives for U.S. Sen. Vitter's office
Topic 2: his recent tour of duty in Iraq with the U.S. Navy
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant (Bayou Room)
Publicity: Baton Rouge Advocate (April 22 Inside Politics column brief)

L - R: Hon. J. Wills, Hon. R. Talley, CAPT Mike Futrell, and Hon. Harold Williams.

THURSDAY, MAY 24
Guest Speaker: Hon. Jay Dardenne, attorney, former Dist. 16 state senator, and current secretary of state
Topic: proposed initiatives for the secretary of state’s office
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant (Bayou Room)
Publicity: Baton Rouge Advocate (July 3 Club News column brief)

L - R: Hon. Shawn Hanscom, Hon. Joyce LaCour, Hon. Jay Dardenne, and Alex Evans.

THURSDAY, JUNE 28
Guest Speaker 1: Hon. Jerry Arbour, attorney and East Baton Rouge Parish Dist. 9 school board member
Topic 1: new initiatives for the school board
Guest Speaker 2: Scott Sewell, businessman
Topic 2: former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s career
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant (Bayou Room)
Publicity: none

THURSDAY, JULY 26
Guest Speaker: Dist. 1 metro councilman Wayne Carter
Topic: proposed initiatives for the commissioner of agriculture’s office
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant (Bayou Room)
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (July 22 Politics column brief)
Publicity 2: Baton Rouge YRs blog (July 25 entry)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
Guest Speaker: Sammy Kershaw, musician and candidate for lieutenant governor
Topic: proposed initiatives for the lieutenant governor’s office
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (Aug. 19 Politics column brief)
Publicity 2: Lafayette, La. Independent Weekly (article)
Publicity 3: houmatoday.com (Sept. 2 article)

L - R: Hon. J. Wills and Sammy Kershaw.

SPECIAL EVENT
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 (7:00 p.m.)
Guest Speaker 1: Jeff Blanco, blogger at LouisianaConservative.com (moderator)
Guest Speaker 2: Kyle Ardoin, businessman
Guest Speaker 3: Jay Lyles, health care advocate
Topic: candidate forum for Dist. 68 state house of representatives
Location: Jefferson Baptist Church (gym)
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (Sept. 2 Politics column brief)
Publicity 2: Baton Rouge Advocate (Sept. 5 Metro section's "District 68 hopefuls debate: Two Republicans vying for House seat address forum" article)

L - R: Jay Lyles and Kyle Ardoin; they debated the issues at our candidates forum.

SPECIAL EVENT
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 (7:00 p.m.)
Guest Speaker 1: Jeff Blanco, blogger at LouisianaConservative.com (moderator)
Guest Speaker 2: Bill Benedetto, electric company region manager
Guest Speaker 3: Brian McNabb, personal aide to the administrator of a U.S. governmental agency
Guest Speaker 4: Erich Ponti, general contractor
Guest Speaker 5: Bob Thibodeaux, retiree
Topic: candidate forum for Dist. 69 state house of representatives
Location: Jefferson Baptist Church (gym)
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (Sept. 2 Politics column brief)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Guest Speaker: none (state gubernatorial forum and All-American Presidential Forums watching party)
Topic: none
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant
Publicity: none

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Guest Speaker: Hon. Greg Phares, former Baton Rouge police chief and current acting East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff
Topic: proposed initiatives for the East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s office
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant
Publicity: none
OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT OUR CLUB HAD A NOTEWORTHY ROLE IN

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.)
Event: East Baton Rouge Parish Republican executive committee’s Republican Roundup fundraiser
Location: UCT Hall
Publicity: none

DECEMBER
Event: Ascension Chamber of Commerce's Holiday Social
Location: Cabela’s (Gonzales, La.)
Publicity: none
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT - Alex Evans

VICE PRESIDENT-PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR - Harold LaCour (effective from p.m. Apr. 12)

SECRETARY - L. Sheldon

TREASURER - R. Horn (effective from Mar. 8)

AT-LARGE DIRECTORS - Harold LaCour (effective through a.m. Apr. 12) / J. McBride

EX-OFFICIO DIRECTOR - vacant (unclaimed by East Baton Rouge Parish Republican Executive Committee chair)
COMMITTEES

PROGRAM COMMITTEE - Chair: Harold LaCour; members: L. Sheldon, Joyce LaCour; ex-officio member: Alex Evans

POLITICAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE - Chair: L. Sheldon; ex-officio member: Alex Evans

NOMINATING COMMITTEE - Chair: L. Sheldon; members: Harold LaCour, Joyce LaCour

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