Crescent City community photo gallery for April 2 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by Metropolitan Republican Women -- Among those at the March meeting of Metropolitan Republican Women are, from left, Rose Marie Meehan, Region 1 vice president for the Louisiana Federation of Republican Women; Willa Cristina; state Rep. Cameron Henry; Metro President Pam Clower; and Jerry Clower.

State Rep. Cameron Henry was a speaker when Metropolitan Republican Women held its March luncheon meeting at Austin’s Restaurant in Metairie. He discussed state budget issues, including the pros and cons of a cigarette tax increase.

Those at the meeting also learned from Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni that the Association of Volleyball Professionals Pro Beach Volleyball tour will begin with the AVP New Orleans Open from May 22-24 at Coconut Beach, 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner.

There also were remarks from Ross White, field director for Americans for Prosperity.

The 2015 officers for the Metropolitan Republican Women are Pam Clower, president; Brenda Higgins, first vice president; Linda Bergeron, second vice president; Linda Vinsanau, third vice president; Constance Albert, treasurer; Pam Cresson, recording secretary; and Nancy Young, corresponding secretary.

Bergeron is recipient of the club’s President’s Award, and Vinsanau received the club’s Member of the Year Award.

For information about the Metro Club, email Membership Chairman Linda Bergeron at or President Pam Clower at