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2013 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; July 25 meeting was not scheduled due to the summer travel season; Dec. 19 meeting was not scheduled due to the winter travel season)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29


THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 (moved from Jan. 24)
Guest Speaker: Chris Holton, vice president of the Center for Security Policy
Topic: global influence of the Muslim Brotherhood
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side room)
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (Jan. 27 Politics Column brief)
Publicity 2: TheHayride.com (Jan. 21 article)
Publicity 3: TheHayride.com (Jan. 21 article)
Publicity 4: Baton Rouge Advocate (March 13 Club News column brief)

L - R: F. Hogeman, M. Shannon, Chris Holton, P. Williams, and LTC L. Horacek (Ret.).

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Guest Speaker: Humberto Fontova, columist and author
Topic: inaccurate portrayal of Fidel Castro and Che Guevera in the media and pop culture
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side room)
Publicity 1: Capital City News (Feb. 21 brief)
Publicity 2: Central City News (Feb. 28 brief)
Publicity 3: TheHayride.com (Feb. 28 column)
Publicity 4: Gonzales, La. Weekly Citizen (Apr. 4 brief)

L - R: P. Mistretta, Gayle Landry, Humberto Fontova, A. Neff, and J. Fernandez.

THURSDAY, MARCH 28
Guest Speaker: Carey Holliday, former federal immigration judge and current special assistant to the director of the Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation for court evaluation and review
Topic: illegal immigration and the amnesty issue
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (March 24 Politics Column brief)
Publicity 2: Gonzales, La. Weekly Citizen (May 2 brief)

L - R: Harold LaCour, P. Palombo, Carey Holliday, Joyce LaCour, and L. Dyer.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23


THURSDAY, APRIL 25
Guest Speaker: John West, former pastor and current teacher
Topic: his twenty year career in the oil industry and brushes with jihadism
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side area)
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (Apr. 21 Inside Politics column brief)
Publicity 2: CentralSpeaks.com (May 14 Community column brief)
Publicity 3: Baton Rouge Advocate (June 6 Club News column brief)

L - R: Bob Reid, John West, G. Neff, P. Reid, and S. Palombor.

MONDAY, MAY 20


THURSDAY, MAY 23
Guest Speaker: Tom Schedler, businessman and Louisiana secretary of state
Topic: U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit alleging that Louisiana’s governmental agencies were not registering the recipients of state benefits to vote with sufficient vigor and demands that the state release the personal information of each registered voter
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side area)
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (May 19 Politics Column brief)
Publicity 2: CentralSpeaks.com (May 23 Gov't section article)
Publicity 3: Prairieville, La. newspaper (June 20 article)
Publicity 4: Baton Rouge Advocate (June 26 Club News column brief)

L - R: LTC L. Horacek (Ret.), P. Cabral, Hon. Tom Schedler, A. Neff, and Harold LaCour.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26


THURSDAY, JUNE 27
Guest Speaker: Jeff Landry, former Dist. 3 Congressman and founder and president of Restore our Republic PAC
Topic: his experience serving in Congress and how it influenced him to create a new PAC
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side area)
Publicity 1: CentralSpeaks.com (June 21 Gov't section article)
Publicity 2: Baton Rouge Advocate (June 23 Politics Column brief)
Publicity 3: Capital City News (June 27 brief)
Publicity 4: Central City News (June 27 brief)
Publicity 5: Baton Rouge Advocate (July 26 Club News column brief)

L - R: P. Mistretta, A. Neff, Jeff Landry, and J. Veit.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19


THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
Guest Speaker: Bob Reid, founder, CEO, and president of Diversified Direct Distribution and former corporate executive with BASF and Ethyl Corporation
Topic: Energy independence
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side area)
Publicity 1: TheCreole.com (Aug. 21 Announcements section article)
Publicity 2: Baton Rouge Advocate (Sept. 13 Community section brief)

L - R: Harold LaCour, L. Pentecost, G. Neff, Bob Reid, and C. Grout.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Guest Speaker: Rob Maness, retired colonel for the U.S. Air Force
Topic: prospects for Louisiana's future
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (new side area)
Publicity 1: CentralSpeaks.com (Sept. 18 Gov't section article)
Publicity 2: Baton Rouge Advocate (Sept. 22 Inside Politics column brief)
Publicity 3: Baton Rouge Advocate (Oct. 18 Community column brief)

L - R: J. Hebert, Harold LaCour, Col. Rob Maness (Ret.), A. Neff, and L. Dyer.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
Guest Speaker: Chris Holton, vice president of the Center for Security Policy
Topic: Gulen Movement within American charter schools
Location: Burgersmith (moved from Great Wall Chinese Restaurant's side area)
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (Oct. 20 Metro section brief)
Publicity 2: CentralSpeaks.com (Oct. 22 Community section article)
Publicity 3: TheCreole.com (Oct. 23 Announcements section article)
Publicity 4: TheHayride.com (Oct. 23 article)
Publicity 5: Baton Rouge Advocate (Nov. 26 Community column brief)

L - R: Scott McKay, Harold LaCour, Chris Holton, A. Neff, and A. Brown.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Guest Speaker: none (social; replaced Michael Bertaut, healthcare economist and exchange coordinator for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, who had to cancel)
Topic: none (was to have been the effects of recent changes in healthcare coverage)
Location: Drusilla Seafood Restaurant (Bayou Room)
Publicity 1: TheHayride.com (Nov. 14 article)
Publicity 2: Baton Rouge Advocate (Nov. 17 Capitol Buzz column brief)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT - Harold LaCour

VICE PRESIDENT-PROGRAM CHAIR - G. Neff

SECRETARY - L. Dyer

TREASURER - A. Neff

AT-LARGE DIRECTOR - L. Sheldon
COMMITTEES

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

POLITICAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE - Chair: L. Sheldon; ex-officio member: Harold LaCour

INTERNET COMMITTEE (from Sept.) - Chair: Joyce LaCour; ex-officio member: Harold LaCour

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

NEWSLETTER EDITOR - G. Neff (effective through a.m. April 23) / P. Mistretta (effective from p.m. April 23)

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