Exclusive Black History Event at The Metropolitan Club

  • February 26, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Join me at a Black History Networking event at the renown private Metropolitan Club in the Willis Tower. The Metropolitan Club is a private business club with events open only to club members and their guests in most instances. The club provides an extraordinary membership experience and has one of the best views of Chicago in the Loop.

BUSINESS ATTIRE IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THiS EVENT!! You will not gain access to the private floors or you will be turned away at the door if you do not meet the club's dress code. Men - a suit jacket is highly recommended. This is my first time inviting a group of guests that I do not know personally to the club. I know these may be known, but I want to share this: PLEASE exhibit a positive attitude, be polite to everyone you interact with and demonstrate a professional demeanor throughout this event if you're attending. This is very easy to do while having a great time! I hope you agree :-)

You will receive one drink ticket for this event. Please Note: If you would like to purchase another drink you MUST pay with a credit card and a 20% gratuity is automatically added to every purchase. You will need to provide your actual name and email address after you RSVP to complete your RSVP. You may receive follow-up correspondence from the host organization, LINKS Unlimited. You must have photo identification for security clearance. You can provide your information to me directly at [masked] or await my email communication. Please put "Metro Club Black History Event" in the subject line. Now, that I've explained the protocol here is some additional information about this event:

connect. 
learn.

engage.

In honor of BLACK HISTORY MONTH and those whose courage and commitment continue to propel the civil rights movement forward, we invite you to join a new generation of leaders tackling the social crisis of today - Urban Education

Tuesday, February 26
5:30pm - 7:00pm


5:30 p.m. Complimentary Networking Reception for Members & guests hors d'oeuvres & one drink ticket precede presentation & keynote speaker


6:00 p.m. Presentation by LINK Unlimited Board Chair, Joseph P. Gaffigan


Keynote Speaker:
Shayne Evans, Director of University of Chicago Charter Schools and Managing Director of the Urban Education Institute

This meetup is limited to 10 members. Michelle will forward additional information upon your confirmed RSVP.

AS ALWAYS, PLEASE ONLY RSVP IF YOU ARE FAIRLY CERTAIN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND...

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  • Kara H.

    Informative event @ an exclusive venue!

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Tracey

    I really hate to cancel, but just as I thought, the trains are delayed, it'll be pretty late by the time I get there. I hope we'll be able to do something similar for a future meetup. Enjoy everyone !

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Michelle J. M.

    We are heading upstairs. If you RSVP'd you can still use your ID to check in with security. We will be in the Michigan Room on the 66th Floor. - Michelle

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Patricia W.

    Tracey, unfortunately I am just leaving a meeting in Schaumburg and don't think I will make it by 5:00 (given the current weather and traffic). Please keep me in mind for future events.

    February 26, 2013

  • Michelle J. M.

    If you're willing to tackle the weather and want to attend this event please contact me. That's only if you definitely know you can come. - Michelle

    February 26, 2013

  • Michelle J. M.

    UPDATE: if you RSVP's you should've received a reminder email today. Gabrielle & Patricia, i was informed that the messages to you both bounced back. Please text me your emails so I can ensure the proper info is on file. Also, i have been very sick since Friday, but I didnt want to cancel. I may leave early depending on how i am feeling. Everyone is free to stay the duration of the event. If you think you may be interested in joining the club please let me know and we can discuss the process. I'll be in the lobby wearing a black & white jacket, black pants, green shirt w/ pearls. i should have a sign....See you later!

    1 · February 26, 2013

    • Tracey

      I still plan to come, but I'll be coming from the NW burbs taking the train to downtown. Depending on the weather there may be delays on Metra. I'll keep you posted Michelle.

      February 26, 2013

    • Michelle J. M.

      Gabrielle - I totally understand, it's horrible outside. Tracey if you are delayed please just give your name and/or mine to security and they should let you up. Of course, I'll be onsite to make sure everything works out. I will go over around 4:30p and chill.

      February 26, 2013

  • Dee R.

    Unfortunately, I have to cancel! Enjoy!!

    February 25, 2013

  • Michelle J. M.

    I look forward to attending tomorrow's event with our group. If you cannot attend this event please change your RSVP as soon as possible. I personally think it's unfair to hold spots and not show up - especially when there's a long waiting list of people who would like your spot. Many times, when hosting events, our business contacts look for us to keep the numbers that we provide. So to maintain good customer relations let's do our best to provide notice when our plans change if we know this in advance. Thanks so much everyone! See you tomorrow :)

    2 · February 25, 2013

  • Ahmon

    I haven't been there in years; hope you'll enjoy yourselves.

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Nikki W

    Hi Michelle, I sent an email to you on Wed at 12:43AM containing all of the information that you requested. I'll forward it from my sent folder.

    February 22, 2013

    • Michelle J. M.

      Please do! I search every name 3-4 times before I removed any RSVP. I could only find your RSVP without any additional information. I submitted all the names and received confirmation of receipt today. At this point, I'd have to contact the event organizer which I am willing to do...can't make any promises.

      February 22, 2013

  • Shewanda H.

    Michelle... Hello, did I make the list?

    February 22, 2013

  • Shewanda H.

    Oops... I don't think that message was for me!... :(

    February 21, 2013

  • Shewanda H.

    Thank you Shonda... See you Tuesday!

    February 21, 2013

  • Shewanda H.

    Michelle... I would love to go... Shewanda [masked], thank you much

    February 21, 2013

  • Michelle J. M.

    I have been through all my emails and I am misising last names & email from Nikki & Patricia. I am missing emails from Felicia and Latrease. For this reason I am removing their RSVPs. I have to finalize this now so who ever is next in line that has full name displayed and email address will take those 4 slots.

    February 21, 2013

    • Michelle J. M.

      Patricia - I found your information during my last email name search

      1 · February 21, 2013

    • Shardon A.

      I would like to attend! My name is Shardon Anderson.

      February 21, 2013

  • Michelle J. M.

    If you have not submitted your full name and email address for this event please do so TODAY before 5pm. Space is limited for this event and I cannot register our group without this information. If you do not submit this information today I may be forced to remove your RSVP and open your slot to someone on the waiting list. Those of you who are on the waiting list I will see if I can invite more guest. I know it will not be more than 5, if any, because the higher number carries into the room rental policies. Thanks everyone!

    February 21, 2013

    • Michelle J. M.

      Lastly, please DO NOT come to this event if you are not on the RSVP list. You will not be able to get pass security. This club is very strict about this and I do not want anyone to waste their time traveling or money parking. I hope to schedule other MeetUps at this location and a few others throughout the year.

      February 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I work in the building so I can attend at the last minute. Thanks.

      February 21, 2013

  • Afrika P.

    Looking forward!

    1 · February 20, 2013

    • Afrika P.

      Peace Michelle! See you soon sis!

      February 21, 2013

  • Monette Y.

    Pls contact me if the wait list opens up.
    Thx!

    February 21, 2013

  • Rose W.

    Would like to bring a guest

    February 20, 2013

    • Michelle J. M.

      I am not allowing anyone to bring a guest due to the limited slots available to our group. This event is now full and openings will be based on cancellations of someone who has already RSVP'd. Thanks!

      February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting you all!

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • chrystal

    Sounds like a very good meetup.

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • chrystal

    I would love to attend.

    February 20, 2013

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