THOMASVILLE — The 100 Black Men of Brooks-Grady-and-Thomas Counties Inc. is seeking new members.

The 501c3 non-profit, community service-based organization recently held a Member Recruitment Social at Madison Grove subdivision in Thomasville.

The 100 Black Men of Brooks-Grady-and-Thomas Counties Inc. chapter was an interest group for nearly two years before being formally chartered on Dec. 14, 2013, by the national/international office of the organization headquartered in Atlanta.

The four pillars — prime directives — of the 100 Black Men are: mentoring, education, economic empowerment and health and wellness. The local chapter is very active in each of these areas in the three Southwest Georgia counties.

Since its founding in 1963, the mission of the 100 Black Men of America Inc. has been to improve the quality of life within their communities and to enhance educational and economic opportunities for all Americans.

The vision of the 100 Black Men of America Inc. is to serve as a beacon of leadership by using diverse talents to create environments where all children are motivated to achieve and to empower everyone to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities they serve.

The organization is committed to the intellectual development of youths and the economic empowerment of the community it serves based on the following precepts: respect for family, spirituality, justice and integrity.

Said Michael F. Bryant, 100 B-G-T president, “The 100 Black Men of Brooks-Grady-and-Thomas Counties Inc. is comprised of everything from plumbers to professors to physicians. This organization does not discriminate in any way related to mentoring, outreach efforts within the community, or new member induction. Any man who is of good character, is open to submit to a background check and is ready and willing and able to serve those in need will be considered a viable candidate. I warmly invite any man fitting that description to apply for membership within our organization or to contact us for more information. We love this community and the fine people who reside therein. We look forward to bringing more members into the fold who will help us do all we can to continue making a positive and lasting impact.”

The 100 Black Men of Brooks-Grady-and-Thomas Counties Inc.’s next event is its first annual Black Tie Banquet and Gala on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom of the Business Exchange Building, 125 N. Broad St., in downtown Thomasville.

The gala’s theme will be “Reclaiming Our Youth.” The guest speaker will be Michael Thurmond, superintendent of DeKalb County Schools and former Georgia Department of Labor commissioner.

More information about the 100 Black Men of America Inc. can be found on its website: www.100blackmen.org.

Those interested in volunteering with, contributing financially to, or joining the 100 Black Men of Brooks-Grady-and-Thomas Counties Inc. can follow them on Twitter @100BlackmenBGT or email them at: 100BGTsecretary@gmail.com.

Recommended for you