2019 Board of Governors Recognition Dinner

 Honoring the City Club Staff, Life-Long Members and Past Bog Members Celebrating their Service and Achievements. It's What Makes the City Club Great.”

City Club Honors Employees at Board of Governors Recognition Dinner held Wed., April 24, 2019.  Honoring the City Club Staff, Life-Long Members and Past Bog Members Celebrating their Service and Achievements. Pierre Legrand, General Manager was the evenings emcee and Mr. Bert Faulk, President City Club Board of Directors was the guest speaker

Mr. Legrand thanked our employees for taking care of City Club members and celebrated individuals for their milestones in service. “Congratulations on your service award you all have been such significant part of our team and we couldn't imagine the City Club without you.”

Mr. Faulk noted that “Eleven staff members were honored for their service and collectively totaling 200 years. In addition, sixteen members were honored who for more than 50+ years of membership totaled to more than 850 collective years with the City Club of Baton Rouge.

Staff Recognition Service Awards – presented by Mr. Pierre Legrand

During the BOG Recognition Dinner, we thanked our employees for taking care of City Club members and celebrated individuals for their milestones in service.

EMPLOYEE                                                               YEARS OF SERVICE

Mr. Kevin Messiah  6

Mr. Kevin “KJ” Mckinley                                                     6

Mr. Marvin Hunter                                                               8

Mr. Cleo Revish                                                                   11

Mr. Irvin Thomas                                                                 12

Mr. Pierre Legrand                                                              13   

Mr. Kenny Roberson                                                           15

Mrs. Rae Lyons                                                                  20

Mr. Darren Betts                                                                25

Mr. Al Glover                                                                      36

Mr. Anthony Warr                                                              47

50+ Tenure Membership Recognition Awards

To mark this milestone, we are honored to recognize the long-term members listed below. Thanks to their dedication to the City Club these members have helped build the City Club into an outstanding organization, and for that, the entire Membership is eternally grateful.

MEMBER                                                                                YEARS OF MEMBERSHIP

Mr. James S. Holliday                                                             50

Mr. Donald T.W. Phelps                                                          50

Mr. William Luther Wilson                                                     50

Mr. Richard J. Dodson                                                            51

Mr. Homer Knost                                                                      51

Judge Frank Foil                                                                      52   

Mr. Eugene H. Owen                                                              53

Mr. Richard Andrew Lipsey                                                  54

Mrs. Jodie Benton  (Mr. Thomas H. Benton)                   54

Mr. Boris F. Navratil                                                                 54

Mrs. Gerald Walter                                                                  56

Mrs. Beverly Coates  (Mr. Dudley W. Coates)                  61  

Mr. G. Allen Penniman                                                            62

Mr. Charles E. Schwing                                                          62        

Mrs. Sarah Pipes Munson                                                     62

Mrs. Yvonne B. Teeter                                                              62

Also recognized, was Mr. Jim Ellis for his term a BOG President.

For over 60 years, City Club has been downtown Baton Rouge’s premier dining club where membership is by invitation only. Over 1,000 current members represent all business sectors, generations and fields of expertise. We are united by a common commitment to our City and region and to a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional excellence. The City Club is a “home away from home” as well as an extension of the office.

City Club Welcomes Wendy Womack-Phillips
Wendy Womack-Phillips    Director of Events & Catering   Contact Wendy today by calling 225-387-5767 or  WendyPhillips@brcityclub.com  to reserve your date and room.

Wendy Womack-Phillips

Director of Events & Catering

Contact Wendy today by calling 225-387-5767 or WendyPhillips@brcityclub.com to reserve your date and room.

 “We are excited to welcome Wendy, for the knowledge we will gain by your years of experience and those that come with paving the trail of new experiences. Members be sure to welcome Wendy Phillips to the City Club; we are so thrilled to have her join us!

Thank you for the opportunity to serve City Club of Baton Rouge. It is my pleasure to embrace the position of Director of Events & Catering.

I am a native of Louisiana and attended University of Louisiana, Monroe while obtaining a degree in Marketing.

Soon after graduating college; politics captured my attention and I became very active in campaign coordination, schedule organization, and public speaking. I organized many political events throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. During this time, I developed a following and crossed over from being a volunteer to professional event planner. As my clientele grew, my private event planning business gravitated toward focusing on: weddings, political fundraisers, charity events, Balls, parties, private events, and interior design for homes and businesses. From this exposure, I was recruited to be a National Sales Representative for multiple textile manufacturers. As a Sales Representative, I traveled extensively, nationally and internationally for 18+ years, representing various clients at large scale trade shows. I worked with international buying offices and was acting spokesperson for a host of manufacturing agents and wholesalers. My natural ability to mesh with various cultures and groups served me well in this role. Coordinating multiple groups of clients in one arena prepared me to effectively interact with a plethora of personalities.

While living in New Orleans, the prestigious Dickie Brennan Restaurant group was one of my many clients. Mr. Brennen recognized my unique flair and asked me to orchestrate several events for their group. I also had the opportunity to collaborate with Renaissance Interiors located in Metairie, LA, where I remained on staff for 10 years. My showroom designs now grace many distinguished homes nationwide.

A move to St. Francesville in 2017 afforded me the opportunity to gain employment as the Director of Sales and Events as well as the General Manager of The Bluffs Country Club.

This cornucopia of life contributes to my ability to produce unique, well rounded, high end events.

I am honored to be part of the City Club staff and I look forward to leading many exceptional, memorable events.

Sincerely,

Wendy Phillips

Big News: City Club reaches 1,000 member milestone!
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City Club recently achieved this significant milestone by welcoming Paul & Caroline Mladenka as our 1,000th members who were sponsored by Mr. Bobby Stanley

To our members and the Board of Governors who have spread the word and made this possible, a very special thank you. We look forward to an even more exciting 2019 and beyond with you all.

The City Club of Baton Rouge has enriched the lives of community leaders, business professionals, and families for over 60 years. In 2013, the Club completed an extensive interior and exterior renovation as well as a 2,000-square foot addition featuring a banquet-style kitchen, a garden room, and an outdoor patio overlooking downtown Baton Rouge. With exclusive amenities for hosting business meetings as well as the special events in your life, we invite you to discover and explore the new City Club of Baton Rouge.

City Club's 60+1 Anniversary Celebration
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City Club Members & guests enjoyed an evening of fine food, friendship and fun to celebrate this ongoing 60+1 years of history at the City Club of Baton Rouge.

The City Club of Baton Rouge has enriched the lives of community leaders, business professionals, and families for over 60 years. In 2013, the Club completed an extensive interior and exterior renovation as well as a 2,000-square foot addition featuring a banquet-style kitchen, a garden room, and an outdoor patio overlooking downtown Baton Rouge. With exclusive amenities for hosting business meetings as well as the special events in your life, we invite you to discover and explore the new City Club of Baton Rouge.

2018 - 2019 CITY CLUB WINE SOCIETY SEASON

The Wine Society annual season features three Tasting Receptions (Wine Discussion before), four seated multi-course Dinners including the Black-Tie Gala.  Tasting receptions are cocktail style events, featuring several vendors who present a variety of wines corresponding to a chosen theme.  Prior to each Tasting is a Wine Discussion, limited to 20 attendees, located on the 3rd Floor. Chef Brandt prepares delicious hors d'oeuvres to complement the featured wines.   Wine dinners are seated events featuring wines based on the chosen theme and Chef’s thoughtfully paired themed menu.  The Wine Society is open to all City Club members to join.

WHAT IS THE WINE SOCIETY?

The Wine Society has something for everyone, from people just beginning to find enjoyment with wine in their lives and wanting to learn more to the well versed fine wine lover looking to share their passion with others of their appreciation for fine wines and exceptional food. 

ARE GUESTS ALLOWED?

YES. Please see the “GUEST POLICY” for both Tastings and Dinners.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

We encourage comfortable, business casual attire. Except the Black-Tie Gala.

WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP COST?

Please call the Club for more information.

HOW DO I JOIN?

That's the simple part, email the Membership Director, Mary Milton at marymilton@brcityclub.com or by calling 225.387.5767 to start enjoying one of the best social events CCBR has to offer!  Space is limited, so please call the Club today to join the Wine Society.

Mary Milton
Virtual Tour - Experience the City Club before your visit

Take a 360° Virtual Tour of The City Club of Baton Rouge. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Interactive Virtual Tour that illustrates our history and the Club’s private event spaces and membership offerings!
Please select the image below to begin your tour!

Click play and select the direction you want to go. Click on the red, circular tags for more information about a specific area. Want to jump around? 
Use the dollhouse icon in the lower left to see a 3D view of the building or click on the thumbnails displayed in the image carousel at the bottom of the tour.

New mobile & stationary TVs for your business & personal meetings and gatherings

City Club members, please keep us in mind for your business & personal meetings and gatherings. We are happy to announce we have a new mobile TV for use on any floor as well as a new stationary TV in the 3rd floor conference room.

Benefits of membership is never having to worry about room fees, complimentary in-house audio/video use, expert Planning Team (FREE and ready to plan the events) and more.

City Club of Baton Rouge offers several areas that can be reserved in a private or semi-private manner and for large scale events, the entire venue is available. We can tailor your event to accommodate your every need. See our catering brochure for additional information.

Contact Zafer “Z” Goncu, Catering Director today by calling 225-387-5767 or ZaferGoncu@brcityclub.com to reserve your date and room.

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Mary Milton
What members are saying….
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“As a child it was very special to go with Daddy (Puna) to the City Club. Decades later the Club is as elegant, romantic and mystical as it has ever been. It is an honor to be a member of what was once a “Gentlemen’s Only” club, of which my grandfather and father belonged. “I must admit, I do feel slightly naughty when I walk into the “men’s” grill.”

Barbara Anne Eaton

Coldwell Banker One, Broker Associate
City Club Member since August 2014
Co-Chairman or Vice Chair of the Entertainment Committee
Volunteer Activist
Recipient of The Emerge Center 2013 Volunteer Activist
Recipient of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors Humanitarian of the Year Award

 

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“Business lunches, Symphony and Opera Louisiane pre-performance dinners with friends and spending time with Darren late in the day when downtown traffic is bad all make my membership at City Club very valuable to me. I love bringing new friends to City Club and introducing them to Chef Brandt’s fine dining menu and the superior service of every staff member. Thanks City Club.”

 

Deborah D. Todd

The Deborah Todd Agency, Owner
City Club Member since January 2009

 

 

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“I always check the calendar in “Veranda Views” when it arrives for upcoming events. We have great memories at the City Club over the years with family and friends. My favorites include The Low Country Boil, The Evening Dinner with Santa and The Pearl Luncheon!”

 

Melisse CampbELL

Under the Oaks, Publisher with N2Publishing & Photographer
City Club Member since November 1995
The Key of Kappa Kappa Gamma- Contributing Editor

 

 

 

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“I love discovering the world through wine and food, and if you can’t get away to Italy or South America or Australia, a City Club Wine Society tasting is the next best thing. As Cellar Master this year, I’ve sought to present wines from varied regions so we can all get a little taste of the great wine regions of the world right here in Baton Rouge. The Wine Society is anything but intimidating, it’s actually a lot of fun and a great way to try wines from around the world!”

 

Myrna E. Arroyo

Roux Luxury Travel, Luxury Travel Advisor
City Club Member since November 2015
2017-2018 Wine Society Cellar Master
Certified Sommelier

 

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“My entire family enjoys the events at the City Club that include people of all ages, especially the Santa Brunches and Spanish Town Mardi Gras. The Wine Society events provide remarkably delightful and memorable adult evenings.”

 

Dr. Victor Klimash

Former Conductor (music) at
Mendelssohn Club of Albany
City Club Member since June, 2012

 

Left to right: Dr. Victor Klimash, grandson Nicholas Mathews, 
daughter Maria Mathews holding grandson George Mathews, 
granddaughter Victoria Mathews, son-in-law Brad Mathews and June Klimash.

 

New Spring Dinner Menu
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Chef Brandt recently brought out a new Spring Menu for dinner! It is a hit. Next time you need a place to have a quiet amazing dinner where you don’t have to shout to be heard, come to the Club. Below are several of the new items.

Chef Brandt’s Country

Pâté-Lingonberry Preserves

Crabmeat Peggy

Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Baked in a Delicate Velouté with Tarragon, Lemon, and Bread Crumbs with Slivered Almonds

Smoked Magret Duck Breast

Black Currant Gastrique Drizzle Burgundy Poached Granny Smith Apple Wedge

Roast Stuffed Bobwhite Quail

Sausage, Spinach, and Crawfish with Truffle Demi-Glace

Sea Scallops Madagascar

Nest of Spaghetti Squash, Malaysian Green Peppercorn, Pernod

Pasta Primavera with Linguini

Fresh Vegetables, Olive Oil, Garlic, and finished with Parmesan Cheese

Surf and Turf

4oz Grilled Filet Mignon Cabernet Demi-Glace with Baked Cold Water Lobster Tail Drawn Butter


 

Crabmeat Peggy

The Crabmeat Peggy is a signature appetizer named after my mother that my dad named in her honor back in the early 70’s. It is a crabmeat dish of tarragon veloute, hollandaise, and breadcrumbs baked golden brown and finished with roasted candied almond slivers. It has been a favorite of many patrons throughout the years. This is one of the additions to the new dinner menu along with other new dishes for your dining pleasure.

We look forward to seeing you and bon apetite!

Eric Brandt
Executive Chef

Murder Mystery Dinner "Crime and Pun-ishment" at the Club!
Murder is a Mystery....

CITY CLUB Members AND GUESTS enjoyed a Crime and Pun-ishment Murder Mystery Dinner on Sat., April 28th. Plus Professional Actors from The Murder Mystery Company!

 

Members dressed for a Night of Murderous Mayhem Includes Flapper Dresses, Zoot Suits, Feather Boas and Headbands, Pinstriped Suits and Fedoras. 

 

Details
Things take a turn for the gutter at Mafia Don Lou Zar’s juice joint when someone is put on ice! The crowd is chock full of potential suspects. 
Jealous, jilted lovers, a rival Mafioso, and a pair of undercover feds make an appearance at this speakeasy and not a single person is muttering a word! 
 

 


City Club Member Reservation Options: 
Online: Visit the Members Only area @ brcityclub.com
Email: cityclub@brcityclub.com
Phone: 225.387.5767

General Dining at the Club is open from 5:30 till 9:00 Wednesday - Saturday.

Valet parking is available ($3 fee) anytime you have lunch or dinner at the City Club.

60th Anniversary Celebration held on Thurs., Nov. 16th, 2017

A Night Filled with Good Friends, Great Food and Lasting Memories.  We are so pleased to have had over 400+ members and guests celebrate good times, great food, and the different events and activities during the the 60th Anniversary Celebration held on Thurs., Nov. 16th. Watch the video below of the 60th Celebration of the City Club - Downtown's only private member dining club.

CITY CLUB RENOVATION IS COMPLETE!
 

Remodeling completed on Entry, Foyer and Sitting Room

We are delighted to announce that the City Club renovation project has been completed. On Monday, July 10th, City Club of Baton Rouge began the renovation project that was scheduled to be completed in late October 2017. This project marks the beginning of a very exciting time for our members and the downtown community as we prepare the City Club for the next generation of membership.

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