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On the Town: RBBA families attend first ‘Meet and Greet’

Some of the members of the Rochester Balck Bar Association and members of the Komposition Kids at the RBBA's Family Meet and Greet and general body meeting. Vasiliy Baziuk

Some of the members of the Rochester Balck Bar Association and members of the Komposition Kids at the RBBA’s Family Meet and Greet and general body meeting. Vasiliy Baziuk

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

 

Odette Belton and Fatimat Reid. Vasiliy Baziuk

Odette Belton and Fatimat Reid. Vasiliy Baziuk

 

Jermayne Myers. Vasiliy Baziuk

Jermayne Myers. Vasiliy Baziuk

 

Aaron Frazier and the Hon. Caroline Morrison. Vasiliy Baziuk

Aaron Frazier and the Hon. Caroline Morrison. Vasiliy Baziuk

 

Shani Curry and LaMarr Jackson. Vasiliy Baziuk

Shani Curry and LaMarr Jackson. Vasiliy Baziuk

 

Members of the Rochester Black Bar Association hold their first Family Meet and Greet and general body meeting at the PathStone/Sibley House in Rochester on May 17. Vasiliy Baziuk

Members of the Rochester Black Bar Association hold their first Family Meet and Greet and general body meeting at the PathStone/Sibley House in Rochester on May 17. Vasiliy Baziuk

 

RBBA President Fatimat Reid opens the Family Meet and Greet and general body meeting. Vasiliy Baziuk

RBBA President Fatimat Reid opens the Family Meet and Greet and general body meeting. Vasiliy Baziuk

 

Aaron Frazier delivers a presentation. Vasiliy Baziuk

Aaron Frazier delivers a presentation. Vasiliy Baziuk

 

Sandra Williams, Aniyah Reid, 6, and Opal Bailey. Aniyah helped pass out agendas for the meeting. Vasiliy Baziuk

Sandra Williams, Aniyah Reid, 6, and Opal Bailey. Aniyah helped pass out agendas for the meeting. Vasiliy Baziuk

 

LaMarr Jackson. Vasiliy Baziuk

LaMarr Jackson. Vasiliy Baziuk