UPDATE – EBR Public School System is changing! Which proposed plan is best for our children – You decide?

UPDATE – “EBR Public School System is changing! Which proposed plan is best for our children – You decide?”

Leaders With Vision will host the public policy forum luncheon April 17, 2014.
Where: Drusilla Place, 3482 Drusilla Lane, in the Audubon Room.
When: Thursday, April 17th, Doors open at 11:15 a.m. lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.
“EBR Public School System is changing!  Which proposed plan is best for our children – You decide?”

The program will begin promptly at noon.
The public is invited to attend the luncheon.  Reservations are available on line at http://www.lwvision.org
or request a reservation(s) by e-mail  to LWVision@LWVision.org or call 927-2255.
Reservations are honored before walk-ins.
Following representatives have accepted.:
Keith Bromery, Executive Director of Communications, EBR Parish School System;
Mike Polito, President, The Committee for Progress;
Belinda Davis, One Community One School District;
Michael DiResto, Senior Vice President for Economic Competitiveness, BRAC

The Authors of Legislative bills SB 636 & HB 1177
on this EBRP School System issue have also been invited.
Updated as invitations are accepted.

“EBR Public School System is changing! Which proposed plan is best for our children – You decide?”

Leaders With Vision will host the public policy forum luncheon April 17, 2014 at Drusilla Place in the Audubon Room on the topic:

“EBR Public School System is changing! Which proposed plan is best for our children – You decide?”

Doors open at 11:15 a.m. lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. The program will begin promptly at noon.

The public is invited to attend the luncheon. Reservations are available on line at www.LWVision.org or send a request for reservations by e-mail to LWVision@LWVision.org or call 927-2255. Reservations are honored before walk-ins.

To provide a balanced panel, representatives from different points of view have been invited.

At press time the following representatives have accepted:

  • Keith Bromery, Executive Director of Communications, East Baton Rouge Parish School System
  • Mike Polito, President, The Committee for Progress
  • Belinda Davis, President, One Community One School District
  • Michael DiResto, Senior Vice President for Economic Competitiveness, Baton Rouge Area Chamber

The Authors of Legislative bills SB 636 & HB 1177 on this EBRP School System issue have also been invited.

The purpose of this forum is to educate the public on the several proposed plans for the EBR School System and to provide a dialog for the citizens affected.

Each panelists will be given equal time to present their organization’s prospective on this issue, after which there will be questions from the audience.

The program shall end when the audience questions are concluded or 1:30 p.m., which ever occurs first.

Reserve your seat today!

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For as little as $60/yr (that is only $5.00 a month). You will have access to great events, be a part of a unique non-partisan organization dedicated to building a city, state, and nation, and receive a 20% discount for the luncheons (that is a savings of $45/yr=75% of Dues)!

Any questions, Contact: Jean Armstrong, President, (225) 927-2255 or Email LWVision@LWVision.org

VIDEO: What is the Impact of public pensions REFORM on communities in Louisiana?

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VIDEO: A Sustainable Water policy for US

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Save The Date! February 20, 2014 Lunch With Leaders Policy Forum

February 20, 2014 Lunch With Leaders Policy Forum: “A Sustainable Water policy for US” on February 20th at Drusilla Restaurant, Baton Rouge, LA.

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Henry T. Graham, Jr., PE, LA Chemical Association, V.P. for Environmental Affairs and General Counsel
  • Hays Town, Jr., B.R. Citizens to Save Our Water, Founder
  • Tony Duplechin, Capital Area Ground Conservation District, Director
  • General Russel Honore, Green Army
  • Charles _Chip_ Groat, The Water Institute of the Gulf, President & C.E.O.
  • Eugene Owen, Baton Rouge Water Company, Chairman of Board

Reserve your seat today!

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For as little as $60/yr (that is only $5.00 a month). You will have access to great events, be a part of a unique non-partisan organization dedicated to building a city, state, and nation, and receive a 20% discount for the luncheons (that is a savings of $45/yr=75% of Dues)!

Any questions, Contact: Jean Armstrong, President, (225) 927-2255 or Email LWVision@LWVision.org

VIDEO: TO BE OR NOT TO BE: CITY OF ST. GEORGE?

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To be or not to be: City of St. George?

P R E S S  R E L E A S E 

When: January 16, 2014, 11:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Program at 12:00 Noon)

Where: the Audubon Room at Drusilla Place Restaurant, 3482 DrusillaТ Lane, Baton Rouge

Event Includes: Delicious choice of lunch, historical review and presentation from six (6) different points of view on this issue, and lots of questions from YOU, the audience!

Not a member of the Leaders With Vision? For as little as $60.00/year (that’s only $5.00 a month). You will have access to great events, be a part of a unique non-partisan organization dedicated to building a city, state, and nation, and receive monthly discounts for the luncheons!!!!

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VIDEO: WHAT DOES THE COMMON CORE INITIATIVE BRING TO THE TABLE?

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What does the Common Core Initiative bring to the table?

P R E S S  R E L E A S E 

Who: Community Leaders, Parents, & Taxpayers interested in the future of Louisiana The public is invited.

What: Lunch With Leaders offers an interactive dialog about a controversial national education program the Common Core Initiative being implemented in Louisiana.

Confirmed Panelists in alphabetical order are:

  • Lee Barrios, Information coordinator for Save Our Schools, Board Certified Teacher
  • Wiley Brazier V, Stand for Children Parent Leader and Educator All Star
  • Stephanie Desselle, Vice President for Public Policy, Council for a Better Louisiana
  • Mercedes Schneider, PhD in Applied Statistics and Research Methods, High School Teacher, Education Blogger

After the presentations by the panel, the audience is invited to ask questions relative to the issue.

Where: Drusilla Place Restaurant, Audubon Room, 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge

When: Thursday, November 21, 2013, from 12:00 until 1:00 PM

Doors open at 11:00am. Lunch will be served at 11:40 am and the program will begin promptly at 12:00 noon.

Tickets are $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members includes lunch and the program. Reservations are recommended for this Public Policy luncheon and may be purchased at WWW.LeadersWithVision.org by credit card with the ticket handling charge or payment by check and/or cash at the door.

Why: To empower Community Leaders, Parents, & Taxpayers by providing information from different points of view so that they can make an informed decision.

Contact: Jean Armstrong, LWVision President (225) 927-2255

Reservations are recommended for this Public Policy luncheon and may be purchased ONLINE by credit card or payment by check and/or cash at the door.

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VIDEO: LEADERS WITH VISION PERSPECTIVE SERIES: “Obamacare vs Jindalcare: What do we have and how do we access it?”

 

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“Obamacare vs Jindalcare: What do we have and how do we access it? ”

Leaders With Vision’s (LWVision.org) public policy forum luncheon will focus on healthcare in Louisiana  and will be held in the Audubon Room at Drusilla Place Restaurant, 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Noon (doors open at 11:00am).

Speakers with different perspectives are invited to each luncheon.  The public is invited.

Invited Guest Speakers in alphabetical order are:

  • Dr. Fred CeriseAssociate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans – Financial impact on taxpayers
  • Korey Harvey, Esq., Louisiana Department of Insurance – Insurance Perspective
  • David Heitmeier, Chair of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee or an official committee representative – Senate Perspective
  • David Hood, Former Secretary of LA Dept. of Health and Hospitals – History of LA Healthcare
  • Calder Lynch, Chief of Staff, LA Dept. of Health and Hospitals  – DHH’s Perspective
  • Dr. Mike Rolfsen, Baton Rouge Clinic, Uninsured LA. citizens’ Perspective

Doors open at 11:00 am. Lunch will be served at 11:40 am and the program will begin promptly at 12:00 noon. After the presentations by the panel, the audience is invited to ask questions relative to the issue.

Reservations are recommended for this Public Policy luncheon and may be purchased ONLINE by credit card or payment by check and/or cash at the door.

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VIDEO: LEADERS WITH VISION PERSPECTIVE SERIES: RECOVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT TAX DOLLARS

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Leaders With Vision Perspective Series: Recovery School District Tax Dollars

Leaders with Vision request that you Save the Date:  September 19, 2013

for the Lunch With Leaders.  The topic is:
Recovery School district – It’s your Tax Dollars
What is the future for your child’s school?

Panelists: 

Belinda Davis, PTA President/Parent

Craig Freeman, EBR School Board Member

Tom Aswell,  Independent Investigative Journalist/LA Voice Blogger

Dana Peterson, Deputy Superintendent of External Affairs

To provide a forum balanced from all points of view for the audience, Leaders With Vision invited a representative from each of the following groups: 
BESE Board: Chas Roemer (declined), Chair and/or Elected Members: Holley Boffy (declined), Kira Orange Jones, Carolyn Hill, Lottie Beebe and representation from the LA School Board Association.

Jean Armstrong C.P.C, C.E.D,

225/927-2255, Leaders With Vision, Inc.
“Never underestimate the power of knowledge & passion”

LA vs FL Stand Your Ground

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August 2013 LUNCH WITH LEADERS OFFERS PERSPECTIVES ON: “Louisiana’s Stand Your Ground Law: Use, Abuse, Understanding, Suggestions, and Solutions”

Leaders With Vision’s (LWVision) Prospective series of public forum luncheons will focus on “LA’s Stand Your Ground Law: Use, Abuse, Understanding,  Suggestions, and Solutions” in the Audubon Room at Drusilla Place Restaurant, 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Noon (doors open at 11:00am). Speakers with different perspectives are invited to each luncheon.

Guest Speakers are:

  • Carl Dabadie, Baton Rouge Chief of Police
  • Shenequa L. Grey, Esq., Associate Professor of Law, SULC; Host of the Legal Roundtable Television Show
  • Michael Mitchell, Esq., Chief 19th Judicial District Defender of Louisiana
  • Hillar Moore, Esq., EBR District Attorney
  • The LA Assoc. of Criminal Defense Attorneys has also been invited but has not formally accepted by the time of this press release.

When asked why the Leaders With Vision sponsors monthly public forums on topics of public interest, Jean Armstrong, LWVision President said,

“Our Community: city, state, and nation can only be as effective as the citizens, who participate in its decisions.”

Doors open at 11:00am. Lunch will be served at 11:40 am and the program will begin promptly at 12:00 noon.  After the presentations by the panel, the audience is invited to ask questions relative to the issue.  The program ends at 1 p.m.

Reservations are recommended for this Public Policy luncheon and may be purchased on line for a small credit card handling charge or payment by check and/or cash at the door.

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VIDEO: LEADERS WITH VISION HOST REALITY CHECK LUNCHEON

Leaders With Vision host Reality Check Luncheon

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Reality-Check-2013

Leaders With Vision is proud to announce that it will host the Reality Check Luncheon, the annual 1st legislative review, on June 7, 2013, at Drusilla Place, Audubon Room, 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge featuring Guest presenters from very different points of view:  Glenn Glenn Koepp, Secretary of the LA Senate, John Maginnis, LA Political Fax Weekly, Albert Samuels, Southern University Political Science Dean, Robert Travis Scott Public Affairs Research Council and Alfred “Butch” Spear, Clerk of the LA House of Representatives.  Find out what the Legislature did “to or for” the people of Louisiana overall.  Even if you were covering a certain issue, the “Reality Check” will give you the “rest of the story.”

Bring your questions and join us, just 18 hours after the close of the LA Legislative session. Doors open at 11:15 a.m.  Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 12 noon.  Seating is limited and is available on a 1st come, 1st serve basis.  Purchase your tickets today to ensure seating.

Tickets are $40.00.  Prepaid reservations are requested and must be received by Noon on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.  Reservation options are:  Online ticket purchase @ http://www.lwvision.org/?product=2013-reality-check-luncheon or drop your check made payable to Leaders With Vision off at the Vision office, 728 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA  70802.  For more information, call 225/927-2255.

Net proceeds support the Leaders With Vision Educational and community service projects.

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APRIL 18, 2013: LUNCH WITH LEADERS OFFERS PERSPECTIVES ON “HEALTHCARE”

You are cordially invited to participate in the Leaders With Vision, Perspective Series focusing on some of Louisiana’s most challenging topics in the Ball Room at Drusilla Restaurant, 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge, on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Noon (doors open at 11:00 am).

  • David Hood, Former Secretary of the LA Department of Health and Hospitals
  • Calder Lunch, LA Department of Health and Hospitals Policy Director
  • Christine E. Nichols, Chairman of the Board, Medical Management Options
  • Dionne Viator, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Executive Vice President

 

Payment at the door, if seating is available, will be by cash or check only. 

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Dr. Diane Ravitch on Education Reform

LWVision Perspective Series: Education Reform

“Reflections on Reform: For Better or Worse?”

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LWVision Tax Reform Discussion Part 1: Introduction

March 14, 2013: Lunch With Leaders offers Perspectives on: “Education”

You are cordially invited to participate in the Leaders With Vision, Perspective Series focusing on some of Louisiana’s most challenging topics in the Ball Room at Drusilla Restaurant, 3482 Drusilla Lane, Baton Rouge, on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Noon (doors open at 11:00am).

March’s Perspective is on Education:
“Reflections on Reform: For Better or Worse?”

  • Dr. Diane Ravitch,  Education Historian and former Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education (Accepted)
  • Chas. Roemer, President, LA Board of Elementary & Secondary Education
  • Doors open at 11:00am. Lunch will be served at 11:45am and the program will begin promptly at 12:00 noon. Prepaid Reservations are recommended as approximately 1/3 of the seats have already been purchased.  Cost of the lunch including transaction fees are $22.00 for members and $27.00 for non members. Tables of eight may be purchased for $210.00

Payment at the door, if seating is available, will be by cash or check only.

LWVision Tax Reform Discussion Part 2: Jason Decuir

LWVision Tax Reform Discussion Part 3: Jim Richardson

LWVision Tax Reform Discussion Part 4: Jan Moeller

LWVision Tax Reform Discussion Part 5: Joel Robideaux

LWVision Tax Reform Discussion Part 6: John Bel Edwards

LWVision Tax Reform Discussion Part 7: Questions

LWVision Tax Reform Discussion Part 8: Questions