Program Committee


Key Focus Areas:

The Program Committee is responsible for the planning and execution of all of The Breakfast Group programs. These include our monthly meetings, our mentorship project (Project M.I.S.T.E.R.), and two signature events; The Tie-One-On Luncheon, and The All Achievers Awards

For the monthly meetings, the committee works with the other committee chairs to bring in speakers to cover topics that are relevant to the membership and that are consistent with the focus of the organization. The areas where we put much of our focus is in education and economic development, areas that assist us in our work with the young men we mentor.  

Our program year runs from September through June. During election years, we use the month of October to hear from the candidates that are running for local, county and state offices. In the month of December we hold our holiday meeting in the evening and our spouses/significant others are invited to join us to celebrate the holidays. At that meeting we announce The Breakfast Group Member of the Year. Our February meeting focuses on Black History month, where we celebrate achievements of our Black leaders, including many of our own members. The month of June is where we recognize those that serve our community in Law Enforcement.

Additional programs and events:

Chairman: George Counts(

Vice Chairman: Paul Mitchell

Committee Members:

Filmore Fossett

Ernie Dunston - Tie-One-On Luncheon Chairman

John German - All Achievers Awards Chairman

Paul Mitchell

Tony Orange

Larry Gossett

Carl Raburn - Project M.I.S.T.E.R. Coordinator

Nigel Peter-Denman