Tuesday, October 12, 2010

100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. "Scholarship on the Seas" Benefit Youth

Left to Right: Bryan Barmett. Vice President of Special Events, OHBMLI, Henry Holley, Past President OHBMLI (Honoree - Outstanding Leadership Award), William Wise, Board Member, OHBMLI, Phil Andrews, President, OHBMLI, Amun Handa, Chairman of Health & Wellness, OHBMLI, and Mandell Smith, State Farm Agent & Member of OHBMLI

FREEPORT, New York - In early September, nearly 100 people attended the First Annual 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. "Scholarship on the Seas” boat ride to benefit the Chapter’s African American Academic Challenge and Dollars and Sense Youth Programs.

The evening cruise aboard Captain Lou Fleet sailed from Freeport, with entertainment by DJ Legend of 98.7 Kiss FM and dynamic motivational speaker Dr. Dennis Rahiim Watson.

The Chapter recognized individuals for their commitment to improving Long Island for all: Joseph Bouquet, Regional Marketing Director for Health Plus received the Community Service Award; Members Col. Attah-Jundwe Obiajulu, CFP, Maurice Perkins, Past President, Mandell Smith, State Farm Agent and Member Walter Winfree were recognized with an award for Mentoring in Financial Literacy and Henry Holley, Past President received the Outstanding Leadership Award. PHOTOS BY RODNEY SEYMOUR

100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. was established in 1974 and incorporated the same year as a non-profit organization. The purpose of the OHBMLI is to improve the quality of life in Nassau/Suffolk Counties. The membership of OHBMLI is composed of men who demonstrate excellence in a broad range of professional endeavors.

The One Hundred Black Men of Long Island is one of several chapters nationwide. The purpose of the organization is to give back to the community 100% effort in rebuilding and strengthening our communities economically, socially and politically. Youth initiatives have been of primary focus in recent years as has the imperative to address the economic plight of Long Island communities.

For more information on the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. you may contact us via email @ obmli@verizon.net of write us at 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. 9 Centre Street Hempstead, New York 11550. Visit us at http://100blackmenoflongislandinc.blogspot.com