February Beau Club Newsletter
Sponsored by Albany Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc.
Real Men Cook: Father-Son-Mentor Round Table Discussion
The Beaux did an outstanding job with brunch preparation. Mentor Michael McCoy served as the cooking coach and was very pleased with the meal that was prepared. A special thank you is extended to Mr. John Baker, owner of Baker Construction Company for hosting the event.
Check out pictures of their meal…veggie quiche, hash brown-cheese-sausage-egg breakfast casserole, turkey bacon, biscuits, grits, scrambled eggs with green onions picked fresh from Mr. Baker’s garden, and fruit salad.
The Beau fathers were interested in an encore activity to teach the young men to grill. Mr. Baker has agreed to host if a date can be agreed upon. The grilling event will not be an official Beautillion activity but it could be a great event. We'll present the idea at the next beau club and parent meeting.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Dare to Dream Middle School Summit
The Beaux did an outstanding job supporting the Dare to Dream Middle School Summit during the Day of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Several Beaus signed up to volunteer at the AAPHC Race for A Cure: HIV/Aids Awareness 5K/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at Riverfront Park on Saturday, February 13th. Beaus Malik Wright, Narocis Lewis, Kyndell Thompson, and Xavier Fant should arrive at Riverfront Park at 7AM. The race will be end no later than 1:00 pm. If possible, please wear red or black top and dress warmly.
Remember, each Beau is required to perform a minimum of 25 community service hours. Please be sure to update volunteer logs.
Beau Church Services
Thanks to all Beaux who attended church service at Second Mount Zion Baptist Church. Beau President Lennis Price did an outstanding job speaking to the congregation on behalf of the Beau Club.
Upcoming Church Services
Beaus will attend church together on Sunday, February 21st at Friendship Baptist Church, 400 Pine Ave. Report at 9:45 AM for 10AM service. Black dress pants, white dress shirt, tie.
Beaus will attend their final church service together on Sunday, March 13th at 10AM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church at the corner of Westover Road and Oakridge.
Sexual Health Awareness
The sexual health awareness workshop was facilitated by Dr. Devell Young, Dr. Mike Satchell, Lt. James Williams, and Mr. Michael McCoy with support from Mentor Ken Dyer.
The young men enjoyed learning and engaging with the adult mentors.
All practice sessions will be held at Illuzions Dance Studio located at 148 West Broad in downtown Albany at the corner of Broad and Washington. Ms. Tyshiba Maxie is the Choreographer. Ms. Maxie is the former owner of Uptown Dance Studios.
Beaux and Belles can where comfortable clothes. Please no jogging suits and leggings. All Beaux and Belles are encouraged/expected to attend even if their dance partner has an expected absence so that we can maximize learning for each couple. Remaining practice schedule is as follows:
Sunday, February 21: Belles & Beaux Only
*Note: This is the last opportunity for beaus and belles to master their dance. Ms. Maxie has posted a YouTube link that can be used to practice. They need to practice, practice, practice!
Sunday February 28: Belles, Beaux, Beau Moms
Sunday, March 6: Belles, Beaux, Beau Moms
Sunday, March 13: Belles, Beaux, Beau Moms
Wednesday, March 17: Belles, Beaux, Beau Moms
at Albany State Student Center Ballroom: Final practice session is mandatory for all beaus, belles, and beau parents (fathers and mothers).
Link to dance routine. Please watch and practice!
Beautillion Gala Friday, March 18, 2016 at Albany State University's Student Center Ballroom
In recognition and anticipation of our 2 Westover Patriot Varsity basketball team members, Beau Marcus Ware and Beau Allec Williams, the Beautillion date has been officially rescheduled to Friday, March 18th, 2016 at the Albany State University Student Center Ballroom at 7PM.
Gala Tickets will be available at the February parent meeting. At that time, all payments of the base fee requirement of $700 must be satisfied. Beau families have until the February 21st dance practice to submit any fundraising beyond the base fee as contributions to the fundraising competition. The scholarship awards will be determined based on the total fundraising proceeds and will be announced during the final Gala.
All Beau Moms will need floor length formal dresses.
Beau fathers will need to wear tuxedos or dark suit (navy or black) with white shirt and bow tie.
Please remind belle’s to purchase/select their shoes ASAP, white, no higher than 3” heel. They will need to start wearing them to practice on Sunday, February 21st. Once belle dresses arrive, they will need to ensure fitting and alterations are completed.
Beau Tuxedos need to be fitted at Chica’s, 1922 Dawson Road. Tuxedo is $89.95. Deposit of $53.97 is due at time of fitting. Contact # for Chica’s is 432-7484. Tuxedos will be delivered up to one week before the event and must be checked for final alterations by Thursday, March 17th at 4PM to ensure that if changes need to be made that they are ready for Friday’s gala.
Head shots need to be completed at AE Jenkins photography. Contact Mr. Jenkins at 229-883-2966 to schedule an appointment. Tuxedo shirts, bow ties, and jackets for the headshots are available at the studio. Sitting fee is included in Beautillion fees. Only extra charge is to be paid to Mr. Jenkins if you are interested in purchasing copies of your Beau’s photo. Beau head shots will be included in a press release this month.