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Concerned Black Men of Richmond conducts Part 2 of Etiquette Event with Youth at Ristorante La Grotta

June 7, 2018 by  
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May 31, 2018

 

Greetings all,

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond had our Etiquette Pt2 event at Ristorante La Grotta on May 19th.  Antonio & Andrea Capece, the owners of LaGrotta have graciously opened their world class establishment to us since 2010!  The mentees have learned to appreciate the quality of food that they rarely get an opportunity to experience.  The crew at LaGrotta always serve the young men the same way that the dignitaries are treated.

After we were all seated, Andrea instructed the group on proper etiquette in a fine dining establishment.

La Grotta 2018

After the drinks were distributed we were ready for the meal to begin!

The waiters described each course in detail to the mentees.  We started with a vegetarian puff pastry. 

La Grotta 2018

La Grotta 2018

There were mixed reactions from the mentees to this very unique appetizer.

That was followed by the Pasta Trio which many were already familiar with

La Grotta 2018

The main course was a choice of Veal, Chicken Marsala, Filet of Sole or Salmon!

La Grotta 2018

La Grotta 2018

The boys were excited to try some new things and many of them really enjoyed their entrees!

They were all well mannered and used proper etiquette during this time.  It was wonderful  to observe.

La Grotta 2018

La Grotta 2018

La Grotta 2018

Malik Mayo (wearing glasses) is an aspiring chef and he told us that his specialty is seafood!

We discussed many things during our lunch.  They were amazed at the wine list and could not believe that anyone would pay $2000 for a bottle of anything!

La Grotta 2018

The final course was a coconut cake with peach sorbet!  That was enjoyed by everyone!

La Grotta 2018

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond cannot thank the management and staff of Ristorante LaGrotta enough for their continued support in this endeavor.  They have assisted us for a number of years going back as far as  2010!

La Grotta 2018

The support from donors like you all allows us to provide impactful experiences to the young men of our community.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated and it is making a difference in the lives of the youth we serve!

We hope that we can count on your continued patronage in the future!

Thank you all,
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond conducts Part 1 of Etiquette Event with Youth at Franklin Military Academy

May 1, 2018 by  
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April 26, 2018

Greetings,

The Concerned Black Men of RVA recently conducted our Etiquette Pt1 event.  The event was held on Saturday the 14th at Franklin Military Academy.  It is a prerequisite to the LaGrotta Ristorante fine dining outing that will be in May.  We discussed proper dress, table settings and how they are expected to conduct themselves in this type of environment.  The Concerned Black Men of RVA have been doing this since 2011 and have progressed to a point where the mentees are instructing each other on how to tie neckties!

 

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We also played the movie “Courageous” which illustrates choices, consequences and fatherhood. This is the 2nd time we have shown this movie to our mentees and it was received very well.  Afterwards the boys were treated to lunch at McDonald’s.

Etiquette Pt 12018

We would like to again thank each of you who have donated to the Concerned Black Men of RVA.  Your support is an integral part to the success of our mission.  We strive each month to engage our youth with life enhancing experiences that will assist them in all their future endeavors.  Your support means the world to the youth that we serve!

 

Sincerely,
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond and Youth go see Marvel’s Black Panther

April 21, 2018 by  
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March 22, 2018

Greetings,

The Concerned Black Men of RVA visited the Bowtie Cinemas for our March activity.  All of our youth received a complimentary ticket to see the iconic movie “Black Panther”.   Winford Hill (a former mentor) graciously paid for each youth in attendance.  Also in attendance was Joseph Taylor (a former mentee and son of Alex Taylor). 

Black Panther Movie 2018

Some of the mentees had already seen the movie but were eager to view it again!

 

After the movie, we had lunch and a rap session at the Pizza Hut Midtown on Davis & Broad Streets.   Joseph Taylor addressed the youth on the importance of the values that the Concerned Black Men of RVA are instilling in them through various programs each month.   He relayed how CBM’s Public Speaking activities helped him to confidently handle the requirement and he was selected as a leader of a group project at ECPI.

Black Panther Movie 2018

CBM of RVA sends a special thanks to each of you for your contributions.  Your donations have aided us in our endeavor to influence our small group of young men in a positive way.  We thank you for your support;  it means the world to us and the youth that we serve.

Sincerely,
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond and Youth visit the Black History Museum

March 3, 2018 by  
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February 19, 2018

Greetings,

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond recognized “Black History Month” by visiting the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia.  We toured the museum on Saturday February 17th with 12 youth and 9 mentors.

There were 2 floors filled with examples of black men, women and children from Virginia that changed our country as well as the world.  The tour was conducted by Mary C. Lauderdale, the Visitor Services Manager.  She is very passionate and knowledgeable about each exhibit at the center.

Black History Museum 2018

There were a number of interactive displays that were fun as well as educational.  The tour lasted roughly an hour and the boys were very engaged.

Black History Museum 2018

Ms. Lauderdale shared a very interesting story regarding Arthur Ashe.  She explained how England sent a delgation to Richmond to see what we were doing to commemorate the Silver Anniversary of Mr. Ashe’s Wimbledon victory and that nothing was being done!  She took time to share anecdotes at each of the displays and captured the attention of everyone.

 Black History Museum 2018

Black History Museum 2018

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond strive each month to stimulate the imaginations and aspirations of our youth through activities such as this.  Thanks to caring people in the community and beyond such as yourselves, we continue show our mentees that their possibilities truly are limitless. Again, thank you for your support.  It means the world to the Concerned Black Men of Richmond and the youth we serve.

 

Sincerely,
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond holds ‘Improve Your Speaking’ activity at Franklin Miltary Academy

February 10, 2018 by  
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January 29, 2018

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond VA  are excited to kick off 2018!  We started with our “Improve Your Speaking” activity at Franklin Military Academy.  The activity was coordinated by Mark Robinson with the RVA chapter of the “Toastmasters”.  There were 11 mentees and 8 mentors in attendance. 

Stacy Taylor of the Richmond Toastmasters started the event with a review of some accepted techniques for proper public speaking. 

Public Speaking 2018

Public Speaking 2018

Next, Mark Robinson elaborated on “LPR”, (listen, pause and respond); a technique for answering questions.

After a brief discussion, the mentees were required to draw a question from a bag and use the “LPR” technique to answer the question.  They were required to have an introduction, 3 points and a conclusion.  We started with volunteers and then called on each of the rest to apply what we discussed.

Public Speaking 2018

Public Speaking 2018

Each of the mentees met the requirements and most answered their first selection pulled from the bag!

Public Speaking 2018

Public Speaking 2018

Not to be out done, the mentors demonstrated their speaking prowess as well.  It was a great experience for all!

 

Public Speaking 2018

Public Speaking 2018

Each month the Concerned Black Men of Richmond VA attempts to provide the youth corp with activities that will enhance their development into productive citizens.  We thank you for your contributions to our organization and trust that each of you knows how much it is appreciated!

 

Sincerely,
Tim Mallory, President CBM-RVA

Public Speaking 2018

 

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