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Blacks In Government® News

35th Annual Blacks In Government® (BIG) National Training Institute: Hope to see all BIG Members at the 35th Annual National TrainingInstitute in Dallas, Texas (August 19-22, 2013). The theme is " Strategizing and Strengthening Government Leadership In The Global Economy". Please click here for additional information on the National Training Institute.

Blacks In Government® (BIG) Scholarships to Acquire Career Keys (STACK) program facilitates training for career advancement and development opportunities for BIG's membership. Please click here for additional information on the STACK program.

Blacks In Government® (BIG) Monetary Assistance Program (MAP) provides monetary assistance to chapters and regional councils to support their specific activities and projects that are in line with the goals and objectives of BIG. Please click here for additional information on the MAP program.

Blacks In Government® (BIG) Future Leaders in America's Government (FLAG) pilot program is to provide guidance and mentorship to junior high, high school and college students throughout the nation, as well as provide college scholarships annually to build future leaders in America's government. Please click here for more information on the FLAG program. Here's a letter from our National President.

Blacks In Government® (BIG) Nationwide Stepping-for-Health Project Health Initiatives Program promotes efforts to educate, improve, and address health care concerns affecting African Americans, and generate greater interest in the health status of African Americans. The program aims to motivate BIG members into better health, with a goal of achieving one million steps nationwide. Pleaseclick here to for more information on the program. You can also visit http://www.bignet.org/index.php/programs/health-initiatives.

"BIG National Headquarters Building Fund: "Together, YES WE CAN" payoff the mortgage on the National Headquarters! Your tax-deductible donation to the National Headquarters' Building Fund (NHBF) are needed today in order to "Burn the Mortgage" by year's ending 2013.... Individual member, group member (National Board of Directors, National Executive Committee, regional councils, and chapters, etc. . .) and memorial donations are encouraged. The member who donates the greatest amount of money during the NHBF's campaign will be recognized as the "NHBF Member Donor of the Year". In addition, the chapter as well as the region that donates the greatest amount of money during the campaign period will be recognized." Please click here for additional information on the National Headquarters Building Fund.

Region XI (RXI) Council News

Blacks In Government® (BIG) Region XI (RXI) Council weekly announcements is for the sole purpose of information and education. All information published online by BIG Region XI is subject to change without notice. Please click here to access announcements.

Blacks In Government® (BIG) Region XI (RXI) Council Special Edition Newsletter is a publication comprised of articles written by Region XI attendees during the 32nd National Training Conference (NTC) that was held in Kansas City, Missouri during the period of August 16 - 20, 2010. Please click here to access the newsletter.

Blacks In Government® (BIG) Region XI (RXI) Council List Serve is an electronic mailing list for the members of BIG within Region XI. The List Serve facilitates greater information sharing by any member within BIG RXI. Thus, it allows subscribers to the List Serve the ability to receive, read and post pertinent information. Please click here for more information on the BIG RXI Council List Serve. If you wish to subscribe to the list serve, send an e-mail to the List Serve Manager, Mr. Raymond Eldridge, at bigcomrxi@yahoo.com, with the following information: your name, e-mail address, day time phone number, chapter name and your position in the Chapter or Region. Please click here to access the List Serve via the Internet.

BIG Pentagon Chapter News

WANTED: 100 NEW MEMBERS (NOT LATER THAN August 31, 2013): We want to recruit 100 new members by the end of the summer. BIG Membership is open to Federal, State and local government workers, military, and government contractors. BIG Membership is open to ALL. Please share this with your family, friends and colleagues. Ms. Mary Thomas is our 2nd Vice President and Membership Chair: (703) 614-7793. Please click here for additional membership information.

Here's a link to our membership application.

Blacks In Government® (BIG) BIG Pentagon Chapter 2013 Student Competition 9th & 12th, Grade Students Compete for Awards and Scholarships:

  • Alston Clark COMPUTER Winner: "Cloud Computing - Advantages and Disadvantages of Using That Elusive Server in the Sky".
  • John Clark ORATORICAL Winner: "Parents Just Don't Understand: Bridging the Communication Gap between Parents and Teens".

Thanks to Ms. Farnese Hicks and the entire team!

Letter of Thanks from W.B. Patterson Elementary School. W.B. Patterson Elementary School thanks Blacks In Government® (BIG) BIG Pentagon Chapter for donation of six (6) Kindles to its Prekindergarten Classes. Please click here for the thank you letter.

Community Outreach

Blacks In Government® (BIG) HHS Washington DC/College Park Complex Chapter is offering at least two $1,000 scholarships and at least two $500 book awards as scholarships for graduating high school seniors. All applicants will be considered for all scholarships/awards. Please click here for the 2011 Scholarship Application. Please send to any interested seniors in your church, home area, community service group, etc. The Chapter also recommend that you encourage interested seniors with a strong record and qualifications to apply. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the HHS Washington DC/College Park Complex Chapter's Education & Scholarship Committee Chair, Rhoma Johnson via email at Rhoma.Johnson@fda.hhs.gov.

Scheduled Events and Community Outreach


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Date
Time
Event
Sat Jun 8, 2013 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

BIG Region XI Council Meeting
1325 East-West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Voting for Final Region XI DSHOF Nominations at June 8, 2013 Council Meeting. The Distinguished Service Hall of Fame is the highest honor that BIG can bestow upon its members. Five very distinguished members of BIG Region XI have been nominated by their chapters for this distinction. At our Saturday, June 8, 2013 Council meeting, Regional Representatives from each chapter will collectively select up to two individuals whose names will be sent forward from this Region. The five members are: Ramsey Alexander, VA Headquarters; Claire Cashwell, Retired Members Chapter President; Farnese Hicks, Pentagon; Wesley Jarmon, FCC Benjamin Hooks; J. David Reeves, Immediate Past National President, Robert C. Weaver. Supporting documents for the individual nominations is available for your review prior to Saturday's meeting.

Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

BIG Pentagon Chapter Meeting
Pentagon Library and Conference Center

Meet the President--BIG National President Visiting BIG Pentagon Chapter: The Honorable Darlene H. Young will be visiting BIG Pentagon at our June 20, 2013 meeting. We need maximum participation at this meeting and please bring your boss, friends and colleagues!

Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BIG Region XI Council Meeting
1325 East-West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BIG Pentagon Chapter Meeting
Pentagon Library and Conference Center
Sat Jul 27, 2013   So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.): WE NEED 10 Volunteers for Jul 27, 2013. We are scheduled to continue our volunteer efforts by providing our energy to the great causes and community needs S.O.M.E. is positively affecting. In the past we provided 6 to 10 volunteers for the lunch meal at Dining Rooms for the Homeless on the last Saturday of the month, every other month. We will continue with a similar schedule for 2013. We are scheduled to serve on the following dates: Jul 27, Sep 28, and Nov 30,2013. BIG Pentagon POC: Mr.William Coates: (703) 614-5654
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BIG Region XI Council Meeting
1325 East-West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BIG Pentagon Chapter Meeting
Pentagon Library and Conference Center
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Blacks In Government® 35th Annual National TrainingInstitute in Dallas, Texas (August 19-22, 2013). Please visit http://www.bignet.org/index.php/2013-nti-dallas-texas for more information.
Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:00 am - 1:00 pm BIG Region XI Council Meeting
1325 East-West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Sat Sep 14, 2013   BIG Pentagon Chapter's Annual Scholarship Fish-fry: The fish-fry will be held September 14, 2013 at the home of Dr. Hezekiah Braxton III. Volunteers needed to clean the fish, set up, serve meals, and clean up. Side dishes of Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans, Coleslaw, and various deserts are needed. Additionally, beverages are needed. Please contact Dr. Braxton to volunteer!
Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BIG Pentagon Chapter Meeting
Pentagon Library and Conference Center
Sat Sep 28, 2013   So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.): WE NEED 10 Volunteers for Sep 28, 2013. We are scheduled to continue our volunteer efforts by providing our energy to the great causes and community needs S.O.M.E. is positively affecting. In the past we provided 6 to 10 volunteers for the lunch meal at Dining Rooms for the Homeless on the last Saturday of the month, every other month. We will continue with a similar schedule for 2013. We are scheduled to serve on the following dates: Sep 28 and Nov 30,2013. BIG Pentagon POC: Mr.William Coates: (703) 614-5654
Sat Nov 30, 2013   So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.): WE NEED 10 Volunteers for Nov 30, 2013. We are scheduled to continue our volunteer efforts by providing our energy to the great causes and community needs S.O.M.E. is positively affecting. In the past we provided 6 to 10 volunteers for the lunch meal at Dining Rooms for the Homeless on the last Saturday of the month, every other month. We will continue with a similar schedule for 2013. We are scheduled to serve on the following date: Nov 30,2013. BIG Pentagon POC: Mr.William Coates: (703) 614-5654
Sat Dec 7, 2013 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BIG Region XI Council Annual Holiday Gala

Please reserve the date. Information will be posted as it is available.

Martin's Crosswinds
7400 Greenway Center Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Donations $TBD per person. All guests must have a ticket. No tickets will be sold at the door. Proceeds Benefiting the Mae Napier Scholarship Fund.