BIG Pentagon Chapter of Blacks In Government®
News, Scheduled Events and Community Outreach
Blacks In Government® News
36th Annual Blacks In Government® (BIG) National
Training Institute: Hope to see all BIG Members at the
36th Annual National TrainingInstitute in Las Vegas, Nevada
(July 28-31, 2014). The theme is "DREAM BIG, TRAIN WELL,
& EMERGE TO GREATER HEIGHTS". Please click
here for additional information on the National Training
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
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.
here for more information on the FLAG program. Here's
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 Needs Your Help: "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
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
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
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,
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
for additional membership information.
Here's a link to our membership
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.
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