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2011 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 28 meeting was not scheduled due to the summer travel season)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27
Guest Speaker: Hon. Dan Claitor, attorney and Dist. 16 state senator
Topic: upcoming legislative session and the reapportionment process
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side room)
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (Jan. 23 Inside Politics column brief)
Publicity 2: InsideLouisianaNews.com (Jan. 25 article)
Publicity 3: Baton Rouge Advocate (Mar. 9 Club News column brief)

L - R: Harold LaCour, M. Rhodes, Hon. Dan Claitor, E. Harris, and N. James.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Guest Speaker: Chris Holton, Vice President of the Center for Security Policy
Topic: current unrest in the Middle East and efforts towards jihadism in the West
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side room)
Publicity 1: InsideLouisianaNews.com (Feb. 9 article)
Publicity 2: Baton Rouge Advocate (Feb. 20 Inside Politics column brief)
Publicity 3: TheHayride.com (Feb. 21 article)
Publicity 4: DIG (Mar. 2 Un Petit Peu column-Baton Rouge section brief)
Publicity 5: InsideLouisianaNews.com (Mar. 9 article)
Publicity 6: Baton Rouge Advocate (Apr. 8 Club News column brief)

L - R: Gayle Landry, L. Dyer, Chris Holton, Julie Robinson, R. Horn, and Scott McKay.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23


THURSDAY, MARCH 31 (moved from March 24)
Guest Speaker: Gisela Chevalier, businesswoman
Topic: her experience growing up in communist Cuba
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side room)
Publicity: Baton Rouge Advocate (May 4 Club News column brief)

L - R: L. Pentacost, L. Sheldon, Gisela Chevalier, Harold LaCour, and D. Nelson.

THURSDAY, APRIL 21


THURSDAY, APRIL 28
Guest Speaker: none (moderator of roundtable discussion: Harold LaCour, vice president of the Pachyderms of Greater Baton Rouge)
Topic: "The Five Thousand Year Leap: Twenty-Eight Great Ideas that are Changing the World" book by Cleon Skousen
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side room)

THURSDAY, MAY 26
Guest Speaker 1: Hon. Mike Walker, realtor and city-parish mayor-president pro tem
Topic 1: new initiatives for the city-parish
Guest Speaker 2: Hon. Harold Williams, businessman, chairman of the East Baton Rouge Parish Republican executive committee, and candidate for Dist. 101 state house
Topic 2: his proposed initiatives for Dist. 101
Guest Speaker 3: Hon. Barbara Thomas, non-profit organization president, member of the Republican state central committee, and candidate for Dist. 63 state house
Topic 3: her proposed initiatives for Dist. 63
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side room)
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (May 22 Inside Politics column brief)
Publicity 2: Hon. Ted Baldwin, film producer and member of the Republican state central committee, video-recorded the meeting
Publicity 3: Baton Rouge Advocate (June 29 Club News column brief)

L - R: T. McCaleb, Hon. Barbara Thomas, E. Harris, Hon. Mike Walker, Hon. Harold Williams, Harold LaCour, and Hon. Mike McDonald.

THURSDAY, JUNE 23
Guest Speaker: Hon. Tom Schedler, businessman and Louisiana secretary of state
Topic 1: new initiatives from the secretary of state's office
Topic 2: induction of our club's new members
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side room)
Publicity: Baton Rouge Advocate (June 19 Inside Politics column brief)

SPECIAL EVENT
THURSDAY, JUNE 23-SATURDAY, JUNE 25
Event: National Federation of Pachyderm Clubs' Blazing New Trails Conference
Location: Embassy Suites (St. Charles, Mo.)
Significance: Harold LaCour and Joyce LaCour attended as delegates on behalf of the Pachyderms of Greater Baton Rouge
Publicity: Baton Rouge Advocate (Club News column brief)

L - R: NFPC Executive Dir. Holly Lintner, Harold LaCour, Joyce LaCour, and NFPC Pres. John Wiemann.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25
Guest Speaker: John Couvillon, political consultant and owner of JMC Enterprises of Louisiana
Topic: the reapportionment process and upcoming elections
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side room)
Publicity: Baton Rouge Advocate (Sept. 27 Club News column brief)

L - R: Harold LaCour, A. Brown, John Couvillon, Julie Robinson, and S. Hanscom.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (moved from September 22)
Guest Speaker 1: Hon. Jay Dardenne, attorney and lieutenant Governor
Guest Speaker 2: Hon. Billy Nungesser, businessman and president of Plaquemines Parish (canceled due to conflict in schedule)
Topic: candidate forum for lieutenant governor
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side room)
Publicity 1: TheHayride.com (Sept. 20 article)
Publicity 2: Baton Rouge Advocate (Sept. 21 article)
Publicity 3: WJBO-AM (Sept. 21 BR's Morning News news story)
Publicity 4: NBC33TV.com (Sept. 22 article)
Publicity 5: Your Right Hand Thief (Sept. 22 blog entry)
Publicity 6: Baton Rouge Advocate (Sept. 23 article)
Publicity 7: New Orleans, La. Times-Picayune (Sept. 23 article)
Publicity 8: WJBO-AM (Sept. 23 BR's Morning News discussion topic)
Publicity 9: Associated Press (Sept. 23 article)
Publicity 10: Plaquemines Citizen (Sept. 23 blog entry)
Publicity 11: BayouBuzz.com (Sept. 23 column)
Publicity 12: TheHayride.com (Sept. 23 column)
Publicity 13: NBC33TV.com (Sept. 23 article)
Publicity 14: WBRZ.com (Sept. 23 article)
Publicity 15: WBRZ-TV (Sept. 23 news story)
Publicity 16: Lonnie Hunter, owner of Hunter Video Productions and contributor to TheRealNews.com, video-recorded the meeting (Sept. 23)
Publicity 17: YouTube.com (Sept. Dardenne2010 channel video)
Publicity 18: Baton Rouge Advocate (Sept. 24 article)
Publicity 19: New Orleans, La. Times-Picayune (Sept. 24 article)
Publicity 20: Library Chronicles (Sept. 24 blog entry)
Publicity 21: NOLA Defender (Sept. 24 blog entry)
Publicity 22: Alexandria, La. Town Talk (Sept. 25 column)
Publicity 23: KSYL.com (Sept. 26 brief)
Publicity 24: Baton Rouge Advocate (Sept. 27 article)
Publicity 25: WWL-AM (Sept. 27 First News news story)
Publicity 26: New Orleans, La. Times-Picayune (Sept. 28 article)
Publicity 27: TheHayride.com (Sept. 28 column)
Publicity 28: Baton Rouge Advocate (Sept. 30 editorial)
Publicity 29: TheHayride.com (Oct. 3 column)
Publicity 30: DIG (Oct. 5 column)
Publicity 31: Lafayette, La. Daily Advertiser (Oct. 9 article)
Publicity 32: Opelousas, La. Daily World (Oct. 12 article)
Publicity 33: Baton Rouge Advocate (Nov. 11 Club News column brief)

Hon. Jay Dardenne addresses our club.


L - R: L. Sheldon, Harold LaCour, Hon. Jay Dardenne, A. Neff, and G. Neff.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

Guest Speaker: Scott McKay, political commentator on TheHayride.com (replaced Hon. John Kennedy, attorney and state treasurer, who had to cancel)
Topic: upcoming elections
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side room)
Publicity 1: East Baton Rouge Parish Republican Women News-Calendar Events (Oct. brief)
Publicity 2: Baton Rouge Advocate (Oct. 23 Inside Politics section brief)

SPECIAL EVENT
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (7:00 p.m.)
Topic: LSU-Alabama game watching party
Location: Oscar's Ice Cream & Pizza Joint (side area)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Guest Speaker: Hon. Chas Roemer, Dist. 6 BESE Bd. member and candidate for re-election
Topic: prospects for improving education in Louisiana
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side room)
Publicity 1: Baton Rouge Advocate (Nov. 13 Inside Politics column brief)
Publicity 2: TheHayride.com (Nov. 15 article)

SPECIAL EVENT
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (6:00 p.m.)
Topic 1: LSU-Mississippi game watching party
Topic 2: Election returns victory party
Location: Oscar's Ice Cream & Pizza Joint (side area)

SPECIAL EVENT
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 (3:00 p.m.)
Topic: SEC Championship Game watching party
Location: Brew-Bacher's Grill (bar area; Bluebonnet Boulevard)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15

Guest Speaker: Jeff Blanco, blogger on LouisianaConservative.com
Topic 1: prospects for tonight's Republican debate, the final one to be held before the presidential caucuses and primaries begin
Topic 2: induction of our club's new member
Topic 3: installation of our club's 2012 board of directors
Location: Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (side room)
Publicity: Baton Rouge Advocate (Jan. 25, 2012 Club News column brief)

L - R: L. Sheldon, Julie Robinson, Harold LaCour, G. Neff, and A. Neff; our club officers are being sworn in for the 2012 term.
OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT OUR CLUB HAD A NOTEWORTHY ROLE IN

MONDAY, JUNE 6 (5:30 p.m.)
Event: Buddy Roemer, candidate for president meet-and-greet (non-political event)
Location: Bistro Byronz
Publicity: none

THURSDAY, JUNE 16-SATURDAY, JUNE 18
Event: Republican Leadership Conference and Reagan Centennial Celebration
Location: Riverside Hilton (New Orleans, La.)
Publicity: none

L - R: A. Pickholtz, M. Stagg, R. Horn, Joyce LaCour, and Harold LaCour.
2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT - L. Sheldon

1st VICE PRESIDENT-PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR - Harold LaCour

SECRETARY - A. Neff

TREASURER - G. Neff

AT-LARGE DIRECTORS - L. Dyer (effective from Sept. 8), R. Horn, Julie Robinson (effective from Aug. 11)

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: G. Neff; ex-officio member: L. Sheldon

NOMINATING COMMITTEE (effective from July 21) - Chair: A. Neff; members: R. Horn, Harold LaCour

NEWSLETTER EDITOR - Julie Robinson
CONFERENCE

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PACHYDERM CLUBS' BLAZING NEW TRAILS NATIONAL CONFERENCE - Delegates: Harold LaCour, Joyce LaCour

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