Onyx News October 13, 2010: Updates, reminders and new events- check it out!

From: Lakeisha
Sent on: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 4:10 PM
Greetings Onyx:
I hope everyone is well. Since several people have joined since I gave my little intro of Onyx, I'd thought I'd start with a general walkthrough.

?To the members that have recently joined group (and to the members that limit their group participation to occasionally reading e-mails) welcome to the group! This group hosts a variety of events for black professionals throughout the bay area, but primarily in the Peninsula and the South Bay. The goal of the group continues to be to create an avenue for black professionals to connect both professionally and socially. Since the point of this group (and Meetup more generally), is to ?use the internet to get off the internet,? I hope that you will soon participate in events or volunteer to host your own events. The strength of this group depends on the energy and enthusiasm of its members.

?Onyx is member-driven group (meaning that we want our members to plan and host events). So, if you have some event that you want to share with the group, please email and I'll try to make it happen. Also, if you have friends or family that would be interested in participating (especially the ones that lament the lack of black people in this area), please spread the word about the group. This group has grown and continues to grow through the power of word of mouth promotion. The more, the merrier.

?If you want to get a crash course overview of the group, please check out the FAQ page, the Calendar (shows upcoming activities and past events) Photos(pictures from past events), and the Message board.

So with that, here are the announcements:
  • Update: The Santana Wine Walk today has been cancelled- Pia had to cancel this event due to illness.
  • Reminder: The Rock Paper Scissors Tournament benefiting Playworks is tomorrow: The details are here. It looks like a fun event for a good cause so if you find yourself in the East Bay tomorrow, you should check it out.
  • NEW EVENT: Tais Elyse Open Art Studio on October 15, 2010: Attention male and female fashionistas! Tyese is hosting a art, fashion mixer this Friday at Cotton Mill Art Studios in Oakland. Details for the event are here.
  • NEW EVENT: Splash at Levende East on Saturday October 16, 2010: Looks like Fiifi and Rob are putting together an awesome night in the east bay this Saturday. Here is the event link.
  • NEW EVENT: Jaz's Birthday Celebration at Mimosa's Friday October 29, 2010: Come celebrate Jazmine's birthday at Mimosas in Oakland.
  • NEW EVENT: Rollerskating in San Jose on October 30, 2010: Check out the details here.
  • NEW EVENT: Perfect Pairings- Wine and Cheese Party for BBBSBA on November 6, 2010: Save the date! BBBSBA of the South Bay will be hosting a wine and cheese party featuring live entertainment at Kaleid Gallery in San Jose.

    That's all for now. Take care.
    -Lakeisha

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