SAN BERNARDINO, CA- SHAD Club #62, a male group associated with Gamma Omega Chapter of Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., has received the “Club of the Year” by the National Council of SHADS. It is the third consecutive year the club has received this prestigious award. SHADS are the husbands of active sorority members in Eta Phi Beta. The club was given this award for its work with young males in the community. The goal of the club is “to be positive role models to young men in our area.”
One of the key programs the club sponsors is an Annual Oratorical/Essay Contest. The goal of the contest is to help young men hone their skills in research, organization and presentation skills. Contestants of the contest receive cash prizes totaling more than $1,000 per year. The club has been sponsoring this contest since 2007.
The National Council of SHADS also recognized Tom Jones as its “Man of the Year.” Mr. Jones is an original member of SHAD Club #62, and serves the local chapter as chaplain. Tom was recognized for his work in the church, community and the club. He serves as a deacon in New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and is active in many local clubs and associations. One of his passions is his work with the prison ministry of his church.
Dr. D. Marie Battles regional director of Eta Phi Beta Sorority and Bettie Bell president of Gamma Omega Chapter were on hand to congratulate the club and Mr. Jones for their accomplishments.