“Pam’s Party Line” column for July 18, 2013 “Pam’s Party Line” column for July 18, 2013 Photo by CHRISTOPHER J. ROGERS -- 100 Black Men -- City Court Judge Yvette Alexander, left, swears in Michael W. Victorian as the 2013-2015 president and board chairman of 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge as wife Kathy and grandson Michael D. Victorian look on. Officers of 34th chapter of 100 Black Men sworn in BY PAM BORDELON July 27, 2013 Comments Twenty years ago, the late Brace Godfrey Jr. brought to Baton Rouge a nonprofit organization of black men who step forward and “assume roles of community leadership, responsibility and guidance.” He served as the first president of 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, as well as on the national board of directors. On June 27, Michael W. Victorian was sworn in as president of the 34th chapter of 100 Black Men of America at its investiture ceremony at the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Handling the swearing in was City Court Judge Yvette Alexander. Walter Tillman Jr. served as master of ceremonies for the evening. Others taking the oath of office included Fred Sibley, vice president of operations; Howard White, vice president of development; John Smith, vice president of programs; Gordon Bell, vice president of finance; Jenrick Nixon Sr., secretary; and board members Kevin Barnes, Bernell Boudreaux, Adell Brown Jr., Earl Butler, Alvin Cavalier, Eugene Collins, Lorain Crenshaw, Ernie Hughes, Floyd Luster Jr. and Matthew Valliere. Addressing the new officers and membership were Southern University Chancellor James Llorens; John Carpenter, BRAF director of donations; and Ollivette Mencer, a parent of one of the 100’s Project Excel’s mentees. Items for “Pam’s Party Line” and “Scenes from Around Town” must be received by 9 a.m. the Monday preceding the run date. Digital photos should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; hard copy photos should be dropped off at or mailed to The Advocate, 7290 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Events will run no later than four weeks after they have taken place. The date, place of the event and a contact name and phone number must be included. Photos may not include more than nine people and will be used on a space-available basis. Hard copy photos can be picked up in the lobby of The Advocate for up to three months after they run. By submitting photos to The Advocate, you agree that they can be published in any of The Advocate’s print or digital publications.