April 30, 2015
BRIDGE Connect Newsletter 
BRIDGE 1st Quarter Recap

January 19, 2015
MLK Day Parade and Rally
 
BRIDGE was proud to walk in the annual MLK Day Parade and Rally in Downtown Fort Worth.    

 

 

 

 

     
February 19, 2015 
BRIDGE 101: Changing the Face of Leadership
  
Our annual kick-off event, BRIDGE 101, was a huge success. This year's theme was "Changing the Face of Leadership", and our special guest speaker was Tonya Veasey, CEO of OCG PR and wife of Congressman Marc Veasey. This year BRIDGE hosted the event at Times Ten Cellar in Fort Worth promoting a socially engaging atmosphere.

  

 

 

  

 

 
  
  
 
March 26, 2015
BRIDGE "Check-In" Mixer
  

Our first "Check-In" mixer of the year was held at Barcadia in Fort Worth. This mixer brought out a lot of new faces and provided a fun networking atmosphere surrounded by vintage arcade games. Networking continued well after the event; a sure sign of power-networking at its best!  

  

BRIDGE Upcoming Events
April 30, 2015
BRIDGE eSocial Event  
 
BRIDGE is hosting an EXCLUSIVE event for our Active Professional members. Our inaugural eSocial event will provide access to business and community leaders in a small discussion setting to facilitate professional development and community involvement. 
 
 Our goal is to Engage business and community leaders who will Empower our members to Evolve into leadership and Excel in the community.

  

Compassion Abounds: Fort Worth Hunger Project
May 9, 20215
 

BRIDGE will be volunteering in the Compassion Abounds event on May 9th. Our volunteer hours will be 1:30pm-2:30pm at the Wilkersen Greines Activity Center in Fort Worth. Participants will be hand-packaging 250,000 healthy meals that will be distributed to hungry children locally and around the world in Mexico and Zambia, Africa. Please email interest in participating with our BRIDGE group to, bridgefw@gmail.com  

 

 
 
May 21, 2015
2nd Quarterly Networker    
 

BRIDGE collaborating with Southeast Fort Worth, Inc. to present a welcome reception for young professionals. This event will be hosted at IDEA Works Fort Worth, and will be a great opportunity to network with Tarrant County young professionals. RSVP is required by May 8th.    

 

May 28, 2015
BRIDGE General Membership Meeting
 

Please save the date for our BRIDGE General body meeting, which will be held at the Fort Worth Central Library in Downtown Fort Worth. This will be a great opportunity to provide feedback. Official invitation coming soon...

 
What You Need to Know... 
Get Out the Vote (GoTV): Local City and County Elections
 

Don't forget to cast your ballot for the races of City Council, School Board, Tarrant Regional Water District, and Tarrant County College District. Local elections are the most important since decisions at the city and county level immediately impacts your life.

 

Early voting is from April 27th through May 5th. Click the link below to find more information about voting early. Election day is May 9th! #GoTV2015

 


 
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:
DARRYL ATWATERS


BRIDGE is an organization that values the contributions of its members. As a result, each quarter we will highlight active members and their committment to the success of BRIDGE.

 

This quarter, BRIDGE would like to spotlight new member, Darryl Atwaters. Darryl has exemplified what it means to be a servant-leader through his participation on various committees, sharing his fresh ideas, and offering his resources to the organization. 

 

Darryl Atwaters serves as the Senior Pastor of Eastland Street Baptist Church (ESBC). In 1989 after serving 4 years in the US Air Force, Darryl relocated to Fort Worth, TX from his hometown of Memphis, TN. Darryl earned his Bachelor of Applied Arts from the University of North Texas and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. For the past 13 years, he has directed a teen ministry called, Urban Young Life, to help teems establish and build a relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

Darryl Atwaters, changing the face of leadership! 

2015 BRIDGE Board
Sabrina Conner, President
Joshua Willis, Vice President
Daryl Davis, II, CFO
Cara Walker, Executive Administrator
Javan McLin, Parliamentarian
Rosaline Thomas, VP of Membership
Aaron McWhorter, VP of Strategic Alliance
Brittany Teal, VP of Fund Development
Airin Barnett, VP of Special Events
Erica Robinson, VP of Marketing and PR