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Regional Workplan Activity #10- Directors Awareness Breakfast/Brunch

The Directors Awareness Breakfast/Brunch is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of Blacks In Government Region VIII  in order to gain support from Directors for the membership.  The Boulder County Chapter has agreed to help organize this committee.  We need one member to serve on this committee


Voluntary Request for 27th National Training Conference

Planning is going well for the 2005 NTC and now we need your assistance.  If you are interested in working on one of the following committees during the training conference, 1-5 August 2005, please contact the respective chairs indicating your availability. Please coordinate with the desired chair by
1 July 2005. 

 Although Region IV is hosting, it will take the entire national organization to execute a National Training Conference. I appreciate your tireless efforts and support in making this conference yet another success.






Ms. Vera McKethan


Customer Service

Ms. Alice Mercer



Ms. Janelle Archie


On-Site Registration

Ms. Arnetha Welcome



Ms. Deborah Hammette



Mr. Arnold Taylor


Agency Forums

Ms. Yolanda Dangerfield


Special Events

Ms. Josephine Butler



NTC 2005 Region VIII Hospitality Room

The Region VIII Hospitality Room at the NTC will be available June 30 -August 2.  Mr. Wilford Buggs, Boulder County Chapter, has agreed to coordinate this function.  Please discuss with your chapters ASAP to determine if your chapter will donate any money and how much for this event.  Wilford asks that any monies donated be in the form of cash.  I ask that you move on this quickly in order to alleviate a lengthy discussion on this subject at the July Regional meeting.  

Blacks In Government (BIG) President Guest On Tony Brown's Journal

National Blacks In Government President, Darlene Young, recently taped an appearance on Tony Brown's Journal.  Ms. Young along with Ms. Sharon Pinnock, Director of Membership and Organizations for the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO discussed the potential impact of federal pay-for-performance initiative on the Black community. 

 The segment (#2815C1) titled "Is Federal Policy Threatening The Black Middle Class?" airs 5/25 - 5/26 on your local PBS (www.PBS.org) station (check listings for time).

Copies (video/audio) of the broadcast are available through the Products/Services section of the Tony Brown web site at www.tonybrownsites.com

Regional Workplane Activity #4 - Youth Activities

Region VIII membership has been asked to assist with hosting The Barber Cutt-Off with its annual fundraiser benefit.  This event will feature live music, art, comedy, backgammon, bid whist, dominos tournaments, premium drinks, and a lavish buffet every Sunday in June from 6pm-9pm at the Parkside Mansion located at 1859 York Street in Denver.  Live entertainment will begin at 9pm and 11pm each night.  This event is co-sponsored by Smoothe Jazz 104.3, Urban Spectrum, and Altimate Limo.  Region VIII is asked to help greet guest as they arrive and in return, we will be allowed to setup one of the hospitality suites as a BIG Membership Information room. 
Please let me know ASAP which Sunday you will be able to attend.
June 5th - Cheryl Renee'
June 12th - "Septermber Brown" Comedy
June 19th - "Black Mac" CD Party
June 26th - "Prophecy"

2005 Amendments to the National Constitution


Evaluation of BIG National Programs-Reminder

Chapter President the evaluations are due by June 22 to Gary Blackmon at the email address listed below.  As of today, no evaluations have been received.  Please emphasize to your members that this survey will allow them the opportunity to express their thoughts about the National programs BIG offers to the membership.  Your assistance in this effort will be greatly appreciated.

27th Annual National Training Conference - 2005 Souvenir Booklet

Time is drawing near for submitting an ad in the 2005 Souvenir Booklet.  Please donít let this opportunity pass without publicizing your chapter, region, home-based business, or local business in your area in this dynamic resource marketing tool.

 Please note that this souvenir booklet cannot be successful without your advertisements.  Therefore, I encourage all chapters and regions to support our national training conference, as well as encourage businesses to purchase an ad to be published in the 2005 National Training Conference Souvenir Booklet of Blacks In Government.  Forms may be found on the BIGís website at http://www.bignet.org/ntc/2005ntc/2005NTCSouvenirAdsformsBusiness.htm.

 For additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Sandra F. Glenn, 2005 Souvenir Booklet Chair, at (334) 215-7476 home or (334) 416-4245; ntc.souvenir-booklet@bignet.org .


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