2014 Archive

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  • 23 Dec 2014 5:11 PM | Valencia Jowers (Administrator)

    200+ Men Bruce Hacker and Robert Ayers Jr, were honored by the Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc. at the 31st Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Leaders' Breakfast on Monday, January 19, 2015, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the at ODU’s Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk.

    Inspired by the work of Martin Luther King Jr., the breakfast recognizes and honors the distinguished service of leaders in our community who contribute to the improvement of society.

    Hacker and Ayers Jr. were honored for their past service in the military, their continued service as strong community leaders and excellent examples of men who carry on the legacy of Dr. King.

    Congratulations to Bruce and Robert!

    *Updated After Event: January 19, 2015

  • 13 Dec 2014 9:30 AM | Valencia Jowers (Administrator)

    Join us at the next 200+ Men General Membership meeting on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 9:30 a.m. at the Fire Fighters Union Hall, 5691 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, adjacent to the Broadway Club.

    Networking and refreshments begin at 9 a.m.

    Your input is crucial to our success so we need and welcome ideas/suggestions on the following agenda items:

    • November Forum Recap
    • Economic Advancement Committee Action Plan Briefing
    • Our 18th Annual Scholars Breakfast Kick-off Planning Session

  • 15 Nov 2014 9:30 AM | Valencia Jowers (Administrator)
    What’s in store for the 2015 General Assembly Session? Join us at the next 200+ Men General Membership meeting on Saturday, November 15, 2014, 9:30 a.m. at Booker T. Washington High School, 1111 Park Avenue, Norfolk.

    Items on the agenda for this meeting include:

    • 2015 Virginia General Assembly Session discussion with special guest State Senator Kenneth Alexander
    • Update from the Education Committee on the High School Mentoring Partnership
    • Economic Advancement Committee Work-plan for 2015
    • New member inductions
    Networking and refreshments begin at 9 a.m.
  • 25 Oct 2014 2:00 PM | Valencia Jowers (Administrator)
    200+ Men President James Gray and Parliamentarian Dr. Fred Quarles were honored by the YWCA of South Hampton Roads at the 1st Annual Men Who Empower Tailgate Party and Cook-off on Saturday, October 25th, 2-4 p.m. on the campus of Old Dominion University.

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, ten men from the community who work to empower others, particularly women, were recognized during the Tailgate Party and Cook-Off.

    Congratulations to James and Fred!

    *Updated After Event: October 31, 2014

  • 25 Oct 2014 9:00 AM | Valencia Jowers (Administrator)
    The 200+ Men founding member and longtime president George C. Crawley was honored by the New Journal & Guide at the Impacting Lives Community Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 25th, 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Murray Banquet and Conference Center in Norfolk.

    The event celebrates those who are making a difference in our community.  Congratulations to George!

    *Updated After Event: October 31, 2014

  • 13 Sep 2014 9:00 AM | Valencia Jowers (Administrator)

    Real influencers—enriching lives. That's YOU! We've inspired over 6,300 young men to reach their full potential. Let's continue the journey. Come meet two power change agents in our community on Saturday, September 13th from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m., at the Springhill Suites, 1997 Power Plant Parkway, Hampton.

    Meeting HIGHLIGHTS

    • Meet Quentin Brown, Executive Director of Communities in Schools (CIS) of Hampton Roads. Quentin will share with you what CIS is doing nationally and locally to keep students in school and on track to graduate and how 200+ Men can help.

    • Meet Dr. Winston Odom, former school superintendent, newest 200+ Men board member and Co-chair of our Education Committee. Winston will present our new mentorship program targeting students at CIS affiliates I.C. Norcom High School, Granby High School and Hampton's Performance Learning Center.
    We need volunteers to serve on mentoring teams, advisory groups, field trip chaperones and other support roles.

  • 06 Sep 2014 8:00 AM | Valencia Jowers (Administrator)
    Hampton University Proton Therapy in partnership with PHEN - Prostate Health Education Network invite you to join in a 1 mile walk/run. This year's event will offer Prostate Cancer Early Detection education, information, PSA tests and digital rectal examinations (DREs).

    DATE & TIME:
    Saturday, September 6, 2014
    8:00 AM to Noon

    FREE and Open to the Public |
    Refreshments included.
    Women are encouraged to participate in the walk/run and educational activities.

    40 Enterprise Parkway
    Hampton, VA 23666

    • Recognition given to the church or organization with the most participants

    • Free prostate cancer screenings to the first 100 men

    To register for the screenings or the walk call, 757-251-6800

  • 12 Jul 2014 9:00 AM | Valencia Jowers (Administrator)

    We've accomplished a lot and have plans to continue the trend. Mark your calendars to join us for our Annual Meeting. This is one meeting you don't want to miss!

     Meeting HIGHLIGHTS
    • Election of directors

    • Installation of new members

    • Special recognitions

    • Year-end report on activities and finances


  • 14 Jun 2014 7:20 PM | Valencia Jowers (Administrator)
    Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church in partnership with: PHEN - Prostate Health Education Network is inviting ALL to an educational symposium you won't want to miss!

    DATE & TIME: Saturday, June 14, 2014 | 10 AM to Noon

    COST: Free and Open to the Public | Includes Lunch

    830 25th St.

    TIME: 8:30-9:30 AM

    • Mark T. Fleming, M.D., Oncologist
    • Jennifer Miles-Thomas, M.D., Urologist
    • Patricia Hentosh, Sc.D., Nutritionist

    “Knowledge is the Best Defense Against Prostate Cancer&quot;
    1 in 5 Black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer within their lifetime and will die from the disease at a rate 2.5 times greater than men of all other ethnic and racial groups.

    The Symposium will focus on the needs of:

    • Healthy men
    • Men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer
    • Prostate cancer survivors
    • Men with recurring and advanced prostate cancer
    • Caregivers (wives, children and other loved ones)

    Charlie Hill, Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum | 757-827-0488

    Online Registration
    *Rally Against Prostate Cancer

  • 24 May 2014 10:17 PM | Valencia Jowers (Administrator)
    The Brother to Brother Summer Camp is a four-day intense adventure program. Space is limited to 25-30 middle school-aged young men, so don't wait to complete your application.

    Camp Details

     African American male 13-14 year olds
     4 day Summer Camp
     When:  August 21-24, 2014
     Where:  YMCA Camp Silver Beach, Jamesville, Virginia
     Because it takes a village ...
     FREE for those selected to attend

    Application deadline is July 1st. If you would like to apply to attend this year’s Brother to Brother camp, please complete the application and send it along with a single page essay. Your essay should tell us about yourself, your interests and why you would like to be selected to attend the camp.


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