Members of the Rochester Black Bar Association took time out May 17 to get to know each other a little better during their first Family Meet and Greet.
President Fatimat O. Reid said about 40 people attended the special event at the PathStone/Sibley House on East Avenue.
“Everyone had a fantastic time, including my three children,” she said, noting the facility has beautiful conference space and there were lots of games and activities for children.
She said RBBA reviewed what it has been doing and highlighted some upcoming events, particularly the 20th Anniversary Gala, which will be Nov. 1 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
“We wanted people to feel invested in the organization, buy into all of the things we’ve been doing and really be excited about upcoming programming for the year,” Reid said. “It was so great just to get to know each other more on a personal basis, meeting children and moms and dads, husbands, wives and brothers and sisters.”
She said Komposition Kids gave a presentation on its program, keeping with one of RBBA’s missions to provide youth programming. Komposition Kids is a Rochester not-for-profit organization that offers competitive sporting activities to youth; free tutoring, mentoring and counseling; and entrepreneurship training and job/internship research assistance.
It is part of the LFI Network of students, teachers and institutions working to create and build a better classroom, school and overall community.
Reid said the Family Meet and Greet is planned as an annual RBBA event.
— Photos by Vasiliy Baziuk