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2014 CLUB ACTIVITIES (all meetings are 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; Sept. 25, Nov. 20, and Dec. 18 meetings were not scheduled)

MONDAY, JANUARY 20


THURSDAY, JANUARY 26
Guest Speaker: Paul Dietzel, businessman and community activist
Topic: prospects for improving Congressional District 6 in Louisiana
Location: LeBlanc's Frais Marche' (conference room; Gonzales, La.)
Publicity 1: TheCreole.com (Jan. 15 Announcements section article)
Publicity 2: Baton Rouge Advocate (Jan. 21 Capitol Buzz column brief)
Publicity 3: New Orleans, La. Advocate (Jan. 21 Capitol Buzz column brief)
Publicity 4: TheHayride.com (Jan. 22 article)
Publicity 5: Baton Rouge Advocate (Feb. 21 Community column brief)

L - R: C. Grout, E. Grout, Paul Dietzel, P. Williams, and Harold LaCour.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27


Guest Speaker: Hon. Jim Donelon, state insurance commissioner
Topic: how Obamacare is impacting Louisiana
Location: Jingdu Japanese Buffet (side room)
Publicity: TheCreole.com (February 26 Announcements section article)

L - R: L. Sheldon, P. Cabral, Hon. Jim Donelon, A. Neff, and S. Palombo.

THURSDAY, MARCH 27


Guest Speaker: Phillip Joffrion, state dir. of Americans for Prosperity’s La. chapter
Topic: TBA
Location: Jingdu Japanese Buffet (side room)
Publicity 1: TheCreole.com (March 21 Announcements section article)
Publicity 2: Baton Rouge Advocate (March 23 Capitol Buzz column brief)
Publicity 3: New Orleans, La. Advocate (March 23 Capitol Buzz column brief)
Publicity 4: Baton Rouge Advocate (May 2 Community column brief)

L - R: J. Kay, G. Landry, R. Farmer, G. Neff, Phillip Joffrion, and L. Dyer.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18


THURSDAY, APRIL 24
Guest Speaker: John Couvillon, political consultant and owner of JMC Enterprises of Louisiana
Topic: upcoming Fall elections
Location: Jingdu Japanese Buffet (side room)
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (Apr. 20 Politics column brief)
Publicity 2: TheCreole.com (Apr. 24 Lagniappe section article)
Publicity 3: Baton Rouge Advocate (June 3 Community column brief)

L - R: H. Hall, L. Pentecost, John Couvillon, Hon. Lou Daniel, and Hon. Bill Morvant.


L - R: C. Grout, J. Young, John Couvillon, C. Caldwell, and Hon. Mike Caldwell.

SPECIAL EVENT
SATURDAY, MAY 17 (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)-SUNDAY, MAY 18 (10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
Event: Classic Arms Productions' Gonzales Gun Show
Location: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center (Trade Mart Bldg. 250T; Gonzales, La.)
Publicity 1: TheCreole.com (June 12 Lagniappe section article)
Publicity 2: Gonzales, La. Weekly Citizen (June 18)

L - R: L. Sheldon, C. Grout, and Harold LaCour.


L - R: Joyce LaCour and A. Neff.

TUESDAY, MAY 20


TUESDAY, JUNE 24


THURSDAY, JUNE 26
Guest Speaker 1: Dr. Anna Arthurs, physician and community activist in Thibodaux, La.
Guest Speaker 2: Beth Meyers, former educator and community activist in Denham Springs, La.
Guest Speaker 3: Kathy Sirois, community activist in Thibodaux, La.
Topic: Common Core standards and PARCC testing in Louisiana
Location: Grand Asian Buffet (side room)
Publicity 1: Gonzales, La. Weekly Citizen (June 18 article)
Publicity 2: TheCreole.com (June 24 Lagniappe section article)
Publicity 3: Baton Rouge Advocate (July 25 Community column brief)

L - R: L. Chiovare, Dr. Anna Arthurs, Kathy Sirois, Beth Myers, and Joyce LaCour.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28
Guest Speaker: Chris Holton, director of education and outreach for ACT! for America
Topic: securing America's southern border from the jihadist movement
Location: Grand Asian Buffet (side room)
Publicity 1: Gonzales, La. Weekly Citizen (Aug. 20 article)
Publicity 2: TheAdvocate.com (Aug. 25 Politics/Gov't subsection brief)
Publicity 3: TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com (Aug. Capital Buzz column brief)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
Guest Speaker: Woody Jenkins, businessman and chairman of the East Baton Rouge Parish Republican Executive Committee
Topic: upcoming elections
Location: Grand Asian Buffet (side room)
Publicity 1: Gonzales, La. Weekly Citizen (Oct. 10 article)
Publicity 2: TheAdvocate.com (Oct. 13 Acadiana section brief)
Publicity 3: TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com (Oct. 13 News section brief)
OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT OUR CLUB HAD A NOTEWORTHY ROLE IN

THURSDAY, MAY 29-SATURDAY, MAY 31
Event: Republican Leadership Conference
Location: Riverside Hilton (New Orleans, La.)
Publicity: none

TUESDAY, JULY 22 (7:00 p.m.)

Event: Movie Night - "Glenn Beck's We Will Not Conform: A Night to Make Common Core History"
Location 1: UA Citiplace Stadium 11
Location 2: Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD
Publicity: none
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT - G. Neff

1st VICE PRESIDENT-PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR - Harold LaCour

2nd VICE PRESIDENT - L. Sheldon

SECRETARY - C. Grout (effective through a.m. July 27)

TREASURER - A. Neff

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

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

POLITICAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE - Chair: Harold LaCour; ex-officio member: G. Neff

INTERNET COMMITTEE - Chair: Joyce LaCour; ex-officio member: G. Neff

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE - Chair: C. Grout (effective through a.m. July 27); ex-officio member: G. Neff

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

NEWSLETTER EDITOR - G. Neff (effective through a.m. Feb. 25) / Harold LaCour (effective from p.m. Feb. 25)

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