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2008 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; Jan. 24 meeting was postponed to Jan. 31 and then canceled; Mar. 27, May 22, and Nov. 20 meetings were canceled; Dec. 18 meeting was not scheduled due to the winter travel season)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 (moved to 5:30 p.m.)
Guest Speaker 1: Laurinda Calongne, businesswoman
Guest Speaker 2: Paul Sawyer, former chief of staff for the Dist. 6 Congressional office
Topic: first closed primary for Louisiana's Dist. 6 Congressional seat since 1976
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant
Publicity: Baton Rouge Advocate (Mar. 19 Club News column)

L - R: L. Sheldon, Laurinda Calongne, Hon. Harold LaCour, and R. Horn.

THURSDAY, APRIL 24
Guest Speaker: CAPT Mike Furell, attorney and chief administrative officer for the City of Baton Rouge-Parish of East Baton Rouge
Topic: current happenings within the city-parish government
Location: Isabella’s Pizzeria (side room)
Publicity: Baton Rouge Advocate (Apr. 20 Politics column brief)

This is the bumper sticker that seemingly everybody in town wanted to display on their vehicles in April, after it became clear that U.S. Sen. John McCain would be leading the Republican ticket.

This is the back side cover of that same bumper sticker, to give voters something important to ponder before peeling the sticker off and putting it on their vehicle!

THURSDAY, JUNE 26
Guest Speaker: Aaron Baer, communications director of the Republican Party of Louisiana (filled in for Matt Parker, executive director of the Republican Party of Louisiana, who had to cancel to fill in for someone else at another engagement)
Topic 1: changes being made at the Republican Party of Louisiana to assist with upcoming campaigns, especially State Treasurer John N. Kennedy’s U.S. Senate campaign
Topic 2: Republican Party of Louisiana's new interactive website that will be unveiled to the public soon
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant (Conference Room)
Publicity: none

L - R: J. Kurts, N. James, J. Kurts, Alex Evans, B. Adams, and Aaron Baer.

THURSDAY, JULY 24
Guest Speaker: Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies and contributor to the “National Review” magazine
Topic: his new book, “The New Case Against Immigration, Both Legal and Illegal”
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (July 20 Politics column brief)
Publicity 2: Baton Rouge Advocate (Aug. 12 Club News column brief)

L - R: Dan Claitor, Alex Evans, Mark Krikorian, M. Stagg, Hon. Dan Kyle, and Harold LaCour.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28
Guest Speaker 1: Hon. Jeff Hughes, Dist. 3, Seat C First Circuit Court of Appeal judge and candidate for Dist. 5 Supreme Court
Guest Speaker 2: Dan Claitor, attorney and candidate for Dist. 19 district attorney's office
Topic: upcoming elections
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant
Publicity: none

SEPTEMBER

This is the bumper sticker that seemingly everybody in town wanted to display on their vehicles in September, after Gov. Sarah Palin had been named U.S. Sen. John McCain's running mate.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Guest Speaker: Mike Adams, financial advisor for Scully Financial
Topic: surviving the current recession
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant
Publicity: none

SPECIAL EVENT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2
Guest Speaker: none (vice presidential debate watching party)
Topic: none
Location: Gatti’s Pizza (TV room)
Publicity: WVLA-TV (Oct. 2 NBC33 News Ten at 10 news story)

L - R: Alex Evans and C. Fontenot.

SPECIAL EVENT
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 (7:30 p.m.)
Guest Speaker: none (presidential debate watching party)
Topic: none
Location: Laser Tag of Baton Rouge (party room)
Publicity: none

OCTOBER 23
Guest Speaker: none (pre-election social, with staff from Bill Cassidy's campaign in attendance)
Topic: none
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant
Publicity: none
OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT OUR CLUB HAD A NOTEWORTHY ROLE IN

APRIL 10
Event: East Baton Rouge Parish Republican Women's 55th birthday party
Location: Governor's Mansion
Publicity: Baton Rouge Advocate (April 17 People section brief)

NOVEMBER 4
Event: U.S. presidential election
Location: none
Publicity: Baton Rouge Avocate (Nov. 6 News section's "EBR turns blue for Obama" article)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT - Alex Evans

VICE PRESIDENT-PROGRAM CHAIR - Hon. Harold LaCour

SECRETARY - L. Sheldon

TREASURER - R. Horn

AT-LARGE DIRECTOR - Joyce LaCour

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

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