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Our primary mission is to assist government workers in Equity, Excellence and Opportunity  within the workplace as well as their communities.


We believe that Blacks in government should have the opportunity for full, complete and equitable access to jobs, education, advancement, housing and health services, and that they must have recourse in adverse situations without discrimination because of race. 

We further believe that Blacks should unite in order to obtain and secure the rights and privileges of full citizenship participation.  It is necessary to develop a mechanism for inclusion, growth and power for all present and future Black employees in Federal, State and local governments. 

Therefore, we, the members of Blacks In Government (BIG), in order to act as an advocate for the employment and general welfare of Blacks employed in Federal, State and local governments and to establish a national network of Black Federal, State and local government employees, do hereby establish this constitution for a national organization of Blacks in government.

 

CHAPTER OFFICERS

GREATER CLEVELAND CHAPTER

 
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PRESIDENT  

ANDREA FREEMAN

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1ST VICE PRESIDENT 

GLEN JOHNSON

 

 
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2ND VICE PRESIDENT

 MARY O’ NEAL

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SECRETARY 

MURIEL ROBINSON

 

COUNCIL DELEGATES:

  ANDREA FREEMAN

  GLEN JOHNSON

  JAMES TRAVIS

  ROBERT WELLS (ALTERNATE)

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TREASURER 

PAMELA PENDLETON

BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT, INC.

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

STANDARD ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP OPTION (ANNUAL RENEWAL)

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP - NATIONAL FEE $35 ANNUALLY + $10 REGIONAL FEE ANNUALLY + $5 LOCAL FEE

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP - $25.00 ANNUALLY

ASSOCIATE MEMBER UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT - $20. ANNUALLY

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS (ONE-TIME PAYMENT)

LIFE MEMBERSHIP - $325.00

GOLD PLUS MEMBERSHIP - $250.00

**NOTE: MEMBERS UNAFFILIATED WITH A CHAPTER ( MEMBERS-AT-LARGE ) CANNOT BE NATIONAL DELEGATES.**

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP

EMPLOYEES OR RETIREES OF THE FEDERAL, STATE, OR MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS WHO ARE IN ACCORD WITH THE PRINCIPLES, POLICIES, AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ORGANIZATION MAY APPLY FOR REGULAR MEMBERSHIP. REGULAR MEMBERS SHALL BE ACCORDED ALL PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERSHIP.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS ARE EMPLOYEES OF PRIVATE OR NON-GOVERNMENTS WHO ARE IN ACCORD WITH THE PRINCIPLES, POLICIES, AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ORGANIZATION (NGO) ACCORDED ALL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF REGULAR MEMBERSHIP, EXCEPT PARTICIPATION IN VOTING FOR AND HOLDING ELECTIVE OFFICES.

LIFE MEMBERSHIP

LIFE MEMBERS ARE ACCORDED ALL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERSHIP.

GOLD PLUS MEMBERSHIP

GOLD PLUS MEMBERS ARE ACCORDED ALL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERSHIP. ONLY THOSE WHO ARE QUALIFIED AS LIFE MEMBER ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE GOLD PLUS MEMBERSHIP.

ADDITIONAL FEE OF $15.00 WHICH INCLUDES REGIONAL FEE ($10.00) AND LOCAL FEE ($5.00) FOR TOTAL FEE OF $15.00

JOIN BIG ONLINE

TO JOIN BIG ONLINE, PLEASE CLICK HERE

TO RENEW ONLINE, PLEASE CLICK HERE

YOU WILL NEED YOUR LOGIN TO ACCESS YOUR MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT. FOR ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR LOGIN, PLEASE CONTACT THE BIG NATIONAL OFFICE AT:

PHONE: (202) 667-3280

EMAIL: BIGNATIONAL@BIGNET.ORG

TO JOIN OR RENEW VIA CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, PLEASE USE THE BIG MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION AND MAKE PAYABLE TO:

BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT

ATTN: BIG MEMBERSHIP

3005 GEORGIA AVENUE, NW

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20001-5015

BY- LAWS OF

GREATER CLEVELAND CHAPTER

BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT (BIG)

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GREATER CLEVELAND CHAPTER OF

BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SUCCESS

PURPOSE :  TO PROVIDE A MONETARY SCHOLARSHIP TO A MINIMUM OF ONE (1)  STUDENT TO ASSIST WITH ACCOMPLISHING A CAREER GOAL AND/OR LIFE EXPERIENCE.  (EXAMPLES: ASSISTANCE WITH COLLEGE TUITION, ATTENDANCE TO SCHOOLS SPONSORED EVENTS, SUPPLIES OR EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO PARTICIPATE IN A SPORTS ACTIVITY, OR FEES FOR A SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENT, AND FEES FOR TESTING AND CERTIFICATIONS.)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: RECIPIENTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP ONCE IN A CONSECUTIVE 2-YEAR PERIOD.

STUDENTS

1.)  STUDENTS MUST BE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION (HIGH SCHOOL, ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL, PREP SCHOOL).  STUDENT’S ARE ELIGIBLE IF THEY HAVE RECENTLY GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY THE FOLLOWING FALL SEMESTER FROM DATE OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION. 

 2.)  STUDENTS MUST BE BETWEEN 15-19 YEARS OF AGE.

3.) STUDENTS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM GRADE POINT AVERAGE OF 2.50

APPLICATION PACKET :  EACH NOMINATION APPLICATION PACKET MUST CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING:

1.) COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM.

2.) LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FROM A PERSON WHO HAS KNOWLEDGE OF THE STUDENT’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS, WORK OR TRAINING FOR FUTURE CAREER GOALS, ATHLETIC ABILITIES, AND POTENTIAL WHILE SERVING IN A LEADERSHIP POSITION. (LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION MAY COME FROM, A PASTOR, TEACHER, ATHLETIC COACH, MENTOR, SCHOOL COUNSELOR, EMPLOYMENT SUPERVISOR.)

3.) STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION OF AN ACTIVITY THAT THE STUDENT PARTICIPATES IN OR HAVE RECENTLY PARTICIPATED IN WITHIN THE LAST 6 MONTHS THAT PROMOTES VOLUNTEERISM, COMMUNITY OUTREACH, AND CIVIC OR SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT. (FOR EXAMPLE: NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN-UP PROJECT, PROVIDING SENIOR CITIZEN ASSISTANCE, MENTORING OF ANOTHER STUDENT, SERVING IN LEADERSHIP, AND CHURCH MINISTRY ACTIVITIES.)

4.) STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE A MINIMUM OF A ONE-PAGE ESSAY STATEMENT (MAXIMUM 1000 WORDS) EXPLAINING WHY THEY SHOULD RECEIVE THE SCHOLARSHIP, AND HOW IT WILL HELP THEM ACHIEVE THEIR DEVELOPMENTAL GOALS. 

5.) THE APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE A COPY OF THE STUDENT’S MOST RECENT ACADEMIC SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS, AND/OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION THAT CAN VERIFY THE STUDENT’S GRADE POINT AVERAGE, AND OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

6.) SUBMIT A SIGNED AND DATED APPLICATION FORM ALONG WITH ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS BY THE DEADLINE DATE OF JULY 31ST OF EACH YEAR. THE APPLICATION MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JULY 31ST (NO EXCEPTIONS.)

7.) THE COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE MUST BE MAILED TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:

GREATER CLEVELAND CHAPTER OF BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT

1044 ROANOKE ROAD

CLEVELAND HTS, OHIO44121

TIMEFRAME OF NOMINATION ACCEPTANCE :  APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED JANUARY 1 THROUGH JUNE 30TH EACH YEAR.  THE APPLICATION PACKET MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JUNE 30TH.

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