Sophisticated Gents of Florida

Fellowship and Scholarship Uplifting Our Youth For A Brighter Future 

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 The New Normal?

     Lets Go With The FLOW! (Or Shot...)

Unless you have a medical reason not to do so, GET VACCINATED! That is going to be the road we will have to traverse to get us back to doing the things we all love to do.  After "Taking Off" this summer, we are planning to have our first "live" meeting, Wednesday, September 8th.  We are poised to have our Eaton Beach Party late September.  We wish "Snow Birds" safe travels and look forward to an exciting 4th Quarter 2021 and an "Off The Hook" 2022. (God Willing) Remember schools remain open and are STILL expensive, therefore we will continue to fund raise for our students who will need support more than ever.

                                                                Education is the key to a truly "New Normal".

                                   THIS IS WHY WE PAY IT FORWARD WITH OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM...

                                                                     

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We are an informal non-profit  men's club that continuously works to have a positive effect in The Villages, FL and its surrounding communities. With our membership predominantly African American, we take a keen interest in matters that effect communities of color. We accept into our "Brother Hood" men from ANY ethnic group who share our values. While are a Villager Life-Style Club, one does NOT have to be a resident to join us!



                            Celebrating Black Achievement And Excellence

 WE Celebrate  African American Achievements YEAR ROUND because the TRUTH has been suppressed since 1619...

 

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FIVE BLACK CHEMISTS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

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BLACK INVENTORS OF THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURY

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BLACK PEOPLE MADE THAT! INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND US PATENTS

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Martin Luther King, Jr., "What Is Your Life's Blueprint?"

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THE MINDSET OF A WINNER | Kobe Bryant Champions Advice


https://youtu.be/VSceuiPBpxY

Denzel Washington's Speech Will Leave You SPEECHLESS 

https://youtu.be/uM-MqsWjQd4

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman delivers a poem at Joe Biden's inauguration

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                                         SCHOLARSHIP INITIATIVE RECIPIENTS


2021 Friendship Golf Tournament Scholarship Fundraiser 

NOV 6th! Registration is NOW open! 

Friendship Scholarship Golf Tournament

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DIRECTOR BILL MUNNERLYN PRESENTING TO DIRECTOR JERRY  AND GLENNA BROWN'S FAMILY AN APPRECIATION CERTIFICATE FOR A MAJOR GIFT TO OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


           PAYING RESPECT TO    

          OUR  DEPARTED    

          BROTHER JESSIE SMITH

Local clubs award scholarships to minority students in     need

  • By Garrett Shiflet, Daily Sun Staff Writer
  • 06/07/2021

Local clubs award scholarships to minority students in need

Otis Lane is the chairman of the scholarship committee for the Sophisticated Gents of Florida. The group along with the African-American Club gave out thousands in scholarships.

George Horsford, Daily Sun

The role scholarships play in giving local students a chance at higher education is one of vital importance to many local clubs.

Funding provided from different events hosted by two local clubs, the Sophisticated Gents of Florida and The African-American Club of The Villages, led to the creation of a scholarship award ceremony and luncheon for minority students who demonstrated financial need, character, earned a minimum GPA of 2.5 and who showed  the desire to obtain a postsecondary education.

The two groups hosted an online Zoom ceremony Saturday for this year’s scholarship winners.

Vernon Haley, a member of both clubs and the Sophisticated Gents’ president for 2014-18, has been a major representative in fostering unity between the groups. This includes helping to organize the annual Friendship Golf Tourney, which has been running for seven years.

Read this story and many others in Monday’s edition of the Daily Sun.

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        THE KID CENTRAL COMMITMENT TO THE

                                        COMMUNITY!

Board Member James McKinney being inducted into the NCO Leadership Center Of Excellence Hall Of Fame 6/16


                                         JUNETEENTH-GREEN THUMB INTERNAL COMMUNICATION

From: Corporate Social Responsibility <csr@gtigrows.com>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 11:23 AM
To: GTI Worldwide <gtiworldwide@gtigrows.com>
Subject: Juneteenth 2021 & Beyond

 Link To Green Thumb Site 

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Hello team:

Saturday, June 19th, marks an important day in American history. The Juneteenth holiday celebrates the end of one of our country’s most abhorrent practices: slavery.

 The history behind Juneteenth uniquely intersects with those of us who work in the cannabis industry.

While the 13th Amendment terminated slavery as Americans once knew it, cannabis prohibition and the War on Drugs soon emerged as new tools to disproportionately enforce cannabis laws against black and brown communities.

 In addition to sharing some facts about how we as a country are doing, we also wanted to share how the Green Thumb team is celebrating the history behind Juneteenth, and some of the ways Green Thumb supports efforts to advance change everyday.

 Learn more below and get involved today!

The Facts

Studies show that cannabis is consumed at roughly the same rate across racial demographics. And yet, to look at some of Green Thumb’s markets, there is still work to be done:

  • New York: 57% of individuals arrested for cannabis in 2020 were black.
  • New Jersey: a black person is 3.45 times as likely as a white person to be arrested for cannabis between 2010-2018.
  • Pennsylvania: African Americans made up 9% of the state’s 2020 population, but 35% of cannabis arrests.
  • Massachusetts and Connecticut: black individuals were more than 4 times as likely to be arrested for cannabis than their white counterparts from 2010-2018.

Honoring Juneteenth with Events & Activities

Our $20,000 Contribution Funds Webinar & Educational Series “Who’s Invited to the Cookout” with National Expungement Works addressingthe question:who is welcome into Black spaces and how that correlates to allyship, social responsibility, and economic and political justice.


       WANNA HELP ?- BUT YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER--MAYBE YOU CAN?!!


So You Believe In What We Are Doing In The  Community!

There are events* that The "Gents" participate where you can certainly help. Those events will be posted on our web-page and clearly highlighted that the "Public" can participate. We will facilitate the event "signup" on our webpage.* Adopt A Road/Adopt A Precinct/Relay For Life are three such events. (Yes Women are invited too)

ADOPT A ROAD  SEPT 2021



                                                                                      






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Sophisticated Gents of Florida is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

 

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Dr. Otis Lane

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