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Business Men's Fellowship Officially Starting Next Month

Business Men's Fellowship, a national Christian business people networking and evangelistic organization is officially launching at Protocol Restaurant this May 15.

Here is an outline published recently about their entrance into the Buffalo Region.

“Meet the Men of BMF” Luncheon:
On Friday, October 14th the, National Board of Business Men’s Fellowship hosted an informational luncheon for Christian men from Western New York and specifically from the Buffalo Region to come and “Meet the Men of BMF” as they shared in; testimony and purpose to establish a BMF Chapter in the Buffalo Region. There were seventy-five men in attendance. The board members and staff came from across the country. Locally men came from Canada, Rochester, Hornell, Syracuse, Canandaigua, Binghamton and Buffalo. There were sixty-there men from the Buffalo Region. From this meeting thirty-five men indicated that they were interested in hearing more about the vision and mission of BMF. We wish thank the National Board and Staff for their diligence in planning and preparation, as they reached out to Western, New York.

“Cast the Vision” Luncheon:
On Friday, January 20, 2012, thirty-five men from the Buffalo Region gathered at the Holiday Airport Hotel, for the Business Men’s Fellowship, “Cast the Vision,” luncheon. Men came from different work and church backgrounds to meet at the luncheon table to discuss lifting up Jesus Christ in the Marketplace. Gary Passero and John Frattare from Rochester – BMF, shared the purpose of starting a chapter in Buffalo. After the leadership challenge was given by Gary; eight men raised their hands, hearts and voices in unity to form the Organizational Team.

Organizational Meeting:
The Organizational Team meeting was held on Friday, February 17, 2012. The chapter officers were selected. The chapter affiliation process was implemented. The Buffalo Regional Chapter officers are:
President – Sam Bodapaty, Williamsville, Vice President – Jeff Knapp, Orchard Park
Treasurer – Ryan Loos, Elma, Secretary – Kyle Patterson, Downtown Buffalo
Associate Secretary – Guy Patterson, West Seneca

At the present time the officers are meeting twice a month for prayer and planning. The inaugural luncheon for the Buffalo Regional Chapter is scheduled for; Tuesday, May 15, 2012