Monday, November 22, 2010

Giving Thanks:Giving Back

This is where it all taking the collections of food items to give.

Renee is listening and making sure she understands how she and her junior golfer Tadesse are suppose to sort the collected food items.

"Father in heaven, we thank you for your sufficient grace... "
 Missy, Jackie and Ms Z are discussing collection plans to make sure everything is done in order. These ladies like organization...they agree it's the key to success.
Wow...we have turkey and ham, among other things. I hope we have collected enough food to last the families "after " the Thanksgiving Holiday.

"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us..."
(Romans 12:6, NIV)
Ms Z, Marcela, Renee and Missy are decorating the Thanksgiving baskets. The decorative turkey placed in the front of the basket makes the basket look great. These ladies are going all out...Thanks!
This is the second basket that Ms Z, Marcela, Missy and another junior golfer Jose are decorating.  Looking Good!!!!
What is Ms V. doing?...oh that's right...she is making sure we have some good stuff in the baskets.

It's time to fill the baskets up with our collected food items. Marcela, Ms Z and Jackie are really putting it all together.
The Thanksgiving baskets are stuffed and ready for their deliveries.

 Jackie, Missy, Conni and Fran added the finished touches to the baskets.  The baskets were topped with table clothes, decorative plates, napkins, holiday towels, porcelain mixing bowls, holiday spatulas and pumpkin salt & pepper shakers ... we wanted the baskets to have everything...not just food...things to decorate their table for the holiday.
This basket was delivered to an outreach ministry that helps women who were addicts and their children. We delivered the Thanksgiving basket and a truckload of clothes and coats to the church center. Missy, Marcela, Fran, Dr Marilyn and Connie are here with some of the church ministers and deacons.

On Wednesday before Thanksgiving we returned to help the outreach ministry give out clothes and coats to their community and church members in need.
It was a lot of fun and everyone felt the love from those who contributed the items.

A Prayer; Heavenly Father thank You for the gift of today.  We choose to focus on the blessings of each moment instead of allowing the little things to steal our joy. Keep us close to You always as we submit every area of our heart and mind to You. In Jesus' Name Amen.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lake Spivey Golf & Golf Club : Meet,Greet & Play 9 Holes

It's early and cold, but we are happy about playing 9 holes of golf today.  Look @ Conni leading us in a team cheer...while Matalia tune's us out with that music in her ears.  Matalia is our young team golf coach... Ms Scott is our Black Jewels members coach. Missy and Marcela are ready to start.  Ruby is asking a question as I am finishing my favorite coffee from Dunkin & D.
 That's  Roselyn on the end with her head in position... she really is concentrating. Beside her is Dr Kim focusing on her grip and getting ready to take a swing. What's Ruby thinking about..changing her Tee or maybe making a minor adjustment? There goes  Conni swing back getting ready to swing down and slam the ball off her tee. Missy where are you going?...I guess she's finished with that club and has decided to get another out of her bag.
What is Matalia doing with those earphones still in her ears? I guess Conni will have to talk to herself..her cart mate is in music land!

Fran is talking, Conni is thinking, & Missy is watching Ruby get her clubs together for the morning round of golf.

We are ready to Play 9 @ Lake Spivey Golf Club

Meet & Greet @ Lake Spivey Golf Club

What happened? Did Missy, Fran and Dr Kim all forget something @ home or on the course?
Black Jewels Ladies Golf-ATL Lake Spivey Golf Club

Dr Marilyn, Ms Z, Roslyn and Marcela having lunch after playing 9 holes

Conni, Missy, Fran , Dr Kim and Matalia are ready to have lunch and some more fun in the clubhouse after playing 9 holes of golf. We started out very early on Sunday morning. It looks as though we are getting started, not finishing up a round of golf. We look to happy...that'ts because we are always having a great time...on or off the course.

Fran is getting ready to tee off @ Hole #10, while  Marcela and Ms Z's group wait until it's their tee off !
 Look at the excitement on Ruby and Marcela's face. These ladies are ready to have a great round of golf on a very early and cold morning. Ruby always participates in our Black Jewels events. She goes where we go and she always has a great time with us. We are thankful to have such a loyal  friend supporting our group events.

Dr Kim is ready to Tee Off  on this cold early morning..It's 43 degrees out on the course!

 Thaddeus Nix is another great supporter of the Black Jewels..he also participates when we have our golf outttings. Thaddeus continues to improve his golf game. He comes to our golf clinics and our meet and play dates. Thank you Thaddeus for you continued support...your golf game is looking good!!!
Ms Z is warming up on the golf range...She looks and plays good too.

Missy what are you about to do with that big driver?..I know, you are about to hit it 250 yards...Go Girl Go!!!

 Why am I carrying this bucket of balls ?  Everyone know it's for "show"... and I will give the balls out to anyone who wants them on the range. We all know I will not warm up on the range...I will walk around and socialze until we have to go tee off.
Anyway, I know I'm about to have some fun playing with my team the cold!:-)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Golf Girl Friends

Golf GirlFriends are always doing things together... Like Kim A. and Ms Jackie. They are virtual roomates when we travel. Here @ Chateau Elan they strike a pose for the camera on the way to meet the other girlfirends. We Stay & Play golf and always have a great time together.Kim A is our girlfriend of fun, logic and togetherness.

 Golf GirlFriends will play with you on or off the golf course. Conni, Deatrice, Fran and Precious are ready to go to the lounge to dance and play pool after they finish a round of Night Golf in the rain @ Chateau Elan. Connie and Deatrice are our girlfriends of fun, happiness and business sense.
Dr Marilyn and Marcela are always dressed and ready to play.  Even in the early morning hours on a cool Sunday.  These are girl friends for all seasons. Dr Marilyn and Marcela are our girlfriends of happiness, fun and delightfulness.
 Ms Missy and Fran are girls of fun and laughter.  They play hard and laugh harder. Girl friends on a spiritual journey...whatever the occassion....Having fun and laughing always. Missy and Frandora are girlfriends of togetherness, excitement and fun.
Ms Z is our Golf GirlFriend who will share your hurts, jokes or just be you spiritual girlfriend.
She will enjoy in the laughters and share her friendship on all occassions. Ms Z is our girlfriend of fun, laughter and serious thoughts.
 Dr Kim T and girl friend Lynn are our loving girl friends of fun and seriousness.  We love our seriously fun girlfriends, because they always keep us on task as a group. Dr Kim makes sure whatever we are doing, we do as a loving group of girlfriends.
Dr Kim is our girlfriend of sense, sensibility and fun.
 There is always a new recruit...It' s Girl Friend Renee.  She is our new serious, loving and laughing girlfriend.  We are so glad to have another golf girlfirend in our group. She is a great deal of fun and is the girlfriend that will be the wind beneath our wings. Frandora is our girlfiend of fun, leadership, togetherness and adventure. Renee is our girlfriend of fun and sensibility. Missy is our girlfriend of fun, laughter, love and happiness.
Girlfriends, Ms Scott, Jackie and Dr Marilyn are our lady leaders. Ms Scott is our girl friend of coaching, leadership and fun. Jackie is our girlfriend of fun, laughter, and leadership and Dr Marilyn is our girlfriend of membership, seriousness and fun.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

About Us: The Atlanta Chapter

The Atlanta Chapter was chartered in June 2009.
The Black Jewels Ladies golf Association encouranges women of color to develop healthy personal relationships through programs that are focused around the game of golf.

We love Chateau Elan Winery & Golf Resort. Here we are getting ready to go outside and play 8 holes of night golf. The cocktails have been served and now it is up to us to play good golf in the dark with only glow balls and glowing flag sticks.
It's early morining at Chateau Elan and breakfast is about to be served.  We had a long night of fun at the resort. When we go on these group outtings we really enjoy each others company and always make new friends.

 The Black Jewels had a great first year. We did a lot of exciting things together. The Jewels did everything  from having an old school party hosting golf clinics, night time Jazz outting @ The High Museum, Play & Stay date @ Chateau Elan, and even had an Holiday celebration @ Sambuca's Dinner Club.
We had a great time as a new ladies golf association in Atlanta. Our founder Rasheena Wilson was equally excited about the great things we did this year and presented us with the Chapter of The Year Award on our anniversary weekend celebration @ Chateau Elan.

Mentoring Program: MetroBots

 The MetroBots had a field trip to Bodies: The Exhibition to do research for their display project. The display project is for the First Lego League Body Forward 2010 Challenge.
 The MetroBots also visited the Emory Spine Center:Atlanta Prosthetic & Orthotics to better understand how prostheses are made for amputees.
We assembled in the waiting area to get ready for tour of the facilities.
Just another working Sunday @ the Martial Arts Center where we meet each Sunday from 2:30-6:00pm. The design team has a lot of work to do on the robot and on assembling the practice field.

MetroBots is our outreach mentoring program that was chartered in January 2010 under the National Society of Black Engineers Jr chapter to provide young golfers ages 9-17yrs hands-on knowledge and skills in the area of science, technology and engineering as it relates to the world around them.

Wine Tasting Meet & Greet @ The Grape Atlantic Station

 Wine Tasting Meet and Greet with The Black Jewels Ladies Golf Association @ The Grape at Atlantic Station was a fantastic event. Our wine presenter Clinton spent about three hours with us. The wines we sampled where from Chile.
 This Wine Tasting event was bigger than we had expected. There were thirty in our group which filled the entire room. When we started at five o'clock our tables were not together, but separated in groups of fours. As we all know, the Atlanta chapter is a together group. We love to connect with each other, so pulling the tables together to enjoy each others company was what we did. We socialized for three hours and had great food and sampled great wines from Chile.
Before we ended our event, I had to thank all of our members for participating.  I thanked our guest for joining us and extended an invitation to ladies who might have an interest in becoming a member of the Black Jewels.

Golf Clinic @ John A. White Golf Course

 The BJLGA-ATL hosted a free golf clinic @ John A. White Golf Course in Atlanta. We had twenty participants that enjoyed a full hour of beginner instructions from PGA Class A certified instructor William Lewis.
 These participants were given golf instructions that covered, golf swing techniques, short game basics, putting and sand bunker approaches.
Coach Lewis had to explain different golf grips to some members and participants.  We are always taking more golf lesson to improve our playing skills. We also like to socialize a great deal. That's what golf is all about....Fun & Socialization!

Meet And Greet @ Crystal Lakes Golf and Country Club in Hampton

 Play 9 , Meet & Greet @ Crystal Lakes Golf and Country Club in Hampton was a big success. We had twenty-three playesr both women and men playing 9 holes of golf on a LPGA  course. Tee Time was 8:30am and we played a Ft Lauderdale Scramble Format. Look @ our eager participants.  They are ready to get started.
After Playing 9 holes of golf.  We met in the clubhouse to have fun with our members and guest participants.  The food was great and our socializing was even better.  What a great Sunday morning!:-)