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2010 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. 28 and Feb. 25 meetings were canceled; July 22 meeting not scheduled due to the summer travel season)

THURSDAY, MARCH 25
Guest Speaker: Charles Brittingham, grassroots director for U.S. Sen. David Vitterís office
Topic: U.S. Sen. David Vitter's suggested initiatives for Louisiana
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurantís Conference Room
Publicity: Baton Rouge Advocate (April 30 Club News column brief)

L - R: Harold LaCour, M. Rhodes, Charles Brittingham, R. Edwards, and G. Neff.

FRIDAY, APRIL 9

Our club had business card-sized refrigerator magnets printed up to promote the Pachyderms, starting at the Friday session of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, La.

THURSDAY, APRIL 22
Guest Speaker: Hunt Downer, former state House speaker, retiring major general of the Louisiana National Guard, and possible candidate for Dist. 3 U.S. representative
Topic: his proposed initiatives for South Louisiana
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant (Conference Room; moved from the Cypress Room)
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (April 18 Inside Politics column brief)
Publicity 2: Baton Rouge Advocate (May 18 Club News column brief)

L - R: R. Horn, Harold LaCour, F. Owens, Hon. Hunt Downer, A. Neff, and L. Sheldon.

THURSDAY, MAY 27
Guest Speaker 1: Shirley Bowler, former Dist. 78 state representative and current deputy commissioner of the Office of Management and Finance in the Department of Insurance (filled in for Jim Donelon, commissioner of insurance, who had to cancel due to a funeral)
Topic 1: new initiatives from the Department of Insurance
Guest Speaker 2: Hon. Ted Baldwin, film producer and member of the Republican State Central Committee
Topic 2: provided a personal tour of his movie studio
Location: Cinema Rektor (lobby)
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (May 23 Politics column brief)
Publicity 2: Baton Rouge Advocate (June 29 Club News column brief)

L - R: E. Harris, Hon. Ted Baldwin, Shirley Bowler, Hon. Harold Williams, and L. Sheldon.

MONDAY, JUNE 14


THURSDAY, JUNE 24
Guest Speaker 1: Jeff Landry, attorney and candidate for Dist. 3 U.S. representative
Topic 1: his proposed initiatives for South Louisiana
Guest Speaker 2: Scott McKay, political commentator on TheHayride.com
Topic 2: upcoming elections
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (June 20 Inside Politics column brief)
Publicity 2: Baton Rouge Advocate (July 13 Club News column brief)

L - R: Jeff Landry, Scott McKay, G. Neff, L. Sheldon, and Harold LaCour.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26
Guest Speaker 1: Hon. Mike Strain, businessman and commissioner of agriculture
Topic 1: the Deepwater Horizon oil spill's effect on Louisiana and new initiatives from the Department of Agriculture
Guest Speaker 2: Dr. Kristian Magar, district manager for a major oil and gas manufacturing organization and candidate for Dist. 3 U.S. representative (canceled by mutual agreement, so he could attend another event in the heart of his dist.)
Topic 2: his proposed initiatives for South Louisiana (not covered, since Kristian Magar had to cancel)
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
Publicity: Baton Rouge Advocate (Sept. 29 Club News column brief)

L - R: Harold LaCour, Gayle Landry, Hon. Mike Strain, R. Horn, and K. Lee.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Guest Speaker: Scott McKay, political commentator on TheHayride.com
Topic: upcoming elections
Location: Louis DeAngelo's Casual Italian Restaurant (Coursey Boulevard)
Publicity: Baton Rouge Advocate (Sept. 19 Politics column brief)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28
Guest Speaker: Bernie Pinsonat, pollster for Southern Media & Opinion Research
Topic 1: upcoming elections
Topic 2: induction of our club's new members
Location: Louis DeAngelo's Casual Italian Restaurant (Jefferson Highway)
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (Oct. 24 Inside Politics column brief)
Publicity 2: Baton Rouge Advocate (Nov. 30 Club News column brief)

L - R: Harold LaCour, Hon. Connie Bernard, Bernie Pinsonat, E. Harris, L. Sheldon, and S. Ellzey.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12
[Note: the poster below has the
incorrect month listed on it]


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Guest Speaker 1: SSGT Howard Bushey (filled in for Mike McNaughton, former staff sergeant for the U.S. Army, who had to cancel for family issues)
Topic 1: Mike McNaughton's inspiring story of serving in Afghanistan, surviving a landmine explosion, leg amputation, and physical therapy to go on to jog again, this time with Pres. George W. Bush himself
Guest Speaker 2: Jeff Blanco, blogger on LouisianaConservative.com
Topic 2: his experience with using the Internet to spread the conservative message
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side room)
Publicity: InsideLouisianaNews.com (Nov. 16 article)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18 (moved from Dec. 16; moved to 7:00 p.m.)
Guest Speaker: none (Christmas social)
Topic: induction of our club's new members
Location: Gayle Landry's home
Publicity: Baton Rouge Advocate (Jan. 18, 2011 Club News column brief)

L - R: Harold LaCour, E. Harris, Gayle Landry, A. Neff, and L. Sheldon.
OTHER ACTIVITY THAT OUR CLUB HAD A NOTEWORTHY ROLE IN

THURSDAY, APRIL 8-SUNDAY, APRIL 11
Event: Southern Republican Leadership Conference
Location: Riverside Hilton (New Orleans, La.)
Publicity: Baton Rouge Advocate (May 7 Club News column brief)

L - R: Harold LaCour, Alex Evans, A. Neff, G. Neff, R. Horn, and A. Pickholtz.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT - L. Sheldon

VICE PRESIDENT-PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR - Harold LaCour

SECRETARY - E. Harris (effective from p.m. Oct. 7)

TREASURER - G. Neff

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT - Alex Evans

AT-LARGE DIRECTORS - S. Ellzey (effective from Aug. 11), E. Harris (effective from July 21; effective through a.m. Oct. 7), R. Horn (effective from Aug. 11), M. Rhodes (effective from July 21), M. Roberts (effective through a.m. May 10)

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

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

POLITICAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE - Chair: M. Roberts (effective through a.m. May 10) / M. Rhodes (effective from July 21); member: E. Harris (effective from July 21); ex-officio member: L. Sheldon

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE (effective from July 21) - Chair: E. Harris; member: M. Rhodes; ex-officio member: L. Sheldon

NOMINATING COMMITTEE (effective from June 2) - Chair: Alex Evans; members: Harold LaCour, G. Neff

SPECIAL COMMITTEE: CHRISTMAS SOCIAL (effective from Dec. 2) - Chair: E. Harris; members: Harold LaCour, G. Neff; ex-officio member: L. Sheldon

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