Over 70 members attended MEGA’s Annual Meeting Sept. 17 at John Tyler Community College Midlothian Campus. Members learned about MEGA’s past school year accomplishments and goals for the current school year.
Several VIPs attended the session and addressed the membership. Edward “Ted” Raspillar, Ph.D., President of John Tyler, extended an invitation for next year’s annual meeting to be held at the newly renovated conference center at the Chester campus. Bill Fiege, Ph.D., John Tyler’s Vice President of Academic Affairs spoke about the importance of the two organizations’ relationship. Mervin Daugherty, Ph.D., Chesterfield County Public Schools Superintendent, spoke about the value of mentoring and the positive impact of MEGA in Chesterfield County Public Schools. Tyren Frazier, Chesterfield Education Foundation Executive Director, highlighted the 10 year partnership between CEF and MEGA and the ongoing support to help students succeed.
Comedian Micah “Bam-Bamm” White hosted a MEGA Mentors edition of the Family Feud game show where attendees learned about MEGA in a fun-charged environment.
Members enjoyed a delicious buffet meal prepared by Chef Keith Rivers of Food U Can Choose, who has catered the event for the past few years.
“This was one of our most successful annual meetings yet,” said C. Dalesa Mack-Grisby, co-chair of the Membership & Training Committee. “Members had a fun time learning about MEGA and enjoyed a great meal. We’re extremely grateful for Micah’s comedic and Chef Rivers’ culinary talents.”