The Ascension GOP Roundtable, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women, will feature five businesswomen at its September meeting.

The roundtable will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at Galvez Seafood, 40306 La. 42 Suite 9, in Prairieville.

The speakers are:

Teri Casso, Ascension Parish councilwoman, previous owner of On the Half Shell restaurant and executive director of St. Elizabeth’s Foundation, an adoption agency.

Beth Alford, broker/owner of RE/MAX Properties on La. 44 in Gonzales, who has been in real estate sales for 18 years.

Lynelle Johnson-Nugent, who owns and operates Community Auto Specialists, Inc. and Nugent Properties with her husband, Gary.

Pam Alonso, paralegal, notary and owner of Notary Depot in Geismar.

Gina McBride, an officer with Ascension Republican Women and an Ascension Parish notary who works closely with Alonso at Notary Depot.

Cost for lunch is $18. The roundtable is open to the public. Reservations are requested; call (225) 644-5728 or email

Members and guests are asked to bring either dried or canned red or white beans and packages of rice for donation to the St. Theresa Food Bank.