Heart Association honors BR’s Lockwood

Baton Rouge executive Debra Lockwood received the American Heart Association’s 2015 Gold Heart Award on June 23. The award is the highest honor the association gives for continued, distinguished service.

The award was presented at the association’s 2015 Gold Heart Banquet in Plano, Texas. Lockwood, president and chief financial officer of Provident Resources Group in Baton Rouge, was the association’s chairman in 2010-11 and secretary-treasurer in 2007-09.

A volunteer since 1997, Lockwood has been a champion of the organization’s initiatives to increase volunteer engagement and has played a key role in fundraising, revenue generation and strategic planning.

Republican Women celebrate anniversary

Capital City Republican Women celebrated its fifth anniversary and 95 years of women’s right to vote on June 29 at the Governor’s Mansion.

President Sarah Holliday-James greeted those attending. Cathy Dardenne spoke on the 19th Amendment. Tenesia Holliday-Titus introduced Louisiana Federation of Republican Women President Gena Gore, who spoke about women’s suffrage. Wanza H. Bell introduced Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere, who gave an update on the party.

CCRW will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at the East Baton Rouge Jones Creek Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge.

Candidates speak to Ascension league

The Ascension Parish Voters League held its monthly meeting June 15 at St. Paul Baptist Church in Gonzales.

Candidates in attendance included State Rep. John Bel Edwards (candidate for governor), Kathy Edmonston (BESE), Chief Deputy Tony Bacala (Louisiana House), Ascension Parish Councilman Bryan Melancon, Ascension Parish Councilwoman Terri Casso, Clint Cointment (Ascension Parish president), state Rep. Eddie Lambert (state Senate), Chris Tyson (secretary of state), Kerry Williams (Ascension Parish Council), Ascension Parish Councilman Oliver Joseph, Marty Maley (attorney general), Councilman Chris Loar (Ascension Parish president), state Rep. Edward Price and Heurlin “Chris” Delpit (state Senate).

To join APVL, to attend or to speak on issues, contact President Roy Quezaire, (225) 715-2886, or Vice President Timothy Riley, (225) 892-4135.

LPS taught advantages of off-camera flash

Professional portrait photographer Bernard “Bernie” Gillette advised members to use an off-camera flash when natural light isn’t enough at a June 13 workshop for the Louisiana Photographic Society.

He said flash such as Rembrandt, butterfly, hatchet and loop lighting can create flattering effects. Such flashes are attached to light stands and positioned at angles and even behind the subject.

Gillette uses flash in studios and outdoors.

LPS meets on the third Thursday of the month. All photo enthusiasts are invited to attend. Visit laphotobr.com.

Compiled by Advocate staff writer George Morris. The “Community” column runs every Tuesday and Friday in The Advocate. Items should be submitted to “Community,” Advocate eatplaylive section, P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821, or emailed to people@theadvocate.com. Events should be submitted in a timely fashion. By submitting photos to The Advocate, you agree that they can be published in any of The Advocate’s print or digital publications.