Army veteran Lawrence Salone, founder of the Post Trauma Institute of Louisiana, will be the featured speaker at the Ascension GOP Roundtable.

The roundtable, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women, starts at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 21 at Kamal’s Kafe, 13091 U.S. 61, Gonzales.

The institute focuses on the needs and challenges that Louisiana soldiers face when returning home from war, a release from the ARW states.

Cost for the buffet-style lunch is $15.

The roundtable is open to the public. Reservations are requested. Call (225) 644-5728 or email or