Business Closure

The board of directors voted unanimously to seek letters of dissolution for Back to the Basics Please, Inc. (BTTBP). Read the rest of this entry

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Second Quarterly Meeting Notes: FY16

BTTBP is interested in pursuing two main agendas for the remaining of FY 2016 and into FY 2017.  We have, after much consideration exited the operational agenda of our organization and are now pursuing limited local projects as well as fundraising efforts, only.

  1.  Yuma County:  We will pursue a collective campaign to organize and pursue the needs to establish another Battle of the Bands event, tentatively planned for the Fall of 2017.  Mr. Edward Carns (BTTBP VP, e-mail:  ed.carns@bttbp.org) will pursue individuals in the community with expertise and connections to assist in the campaign to garner community interest, fundraise, and organize this event.
  2. Imperial County:  We will pursue in joint effort with the Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center, a means of fundraising and grantmaking to broaden the scope of this resource center and bring not only more resources to Imperial County but also neighboring Mexico and Yuma County.

We hope that with the pursuit of the next Battle of the Bands event, we will be drawn closer to the needs of the local bands as well as other artists in Yuma County so that we can assist them in finding locations in which to express their talent as well as bring more resources to their individual and collective cause.

As BTTBP will not be pursuing another youth/lgbt center, the assets from the REACH Youth Center will be donated to the Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center.

If you have any suggestions or if you would like to join our cause in anyway, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best Regards,

 

Mr. Brandon Bennett

President & CEO

Back to the Basics Please, Inc.

e-mail:  brandon.m.bennett@bttbp.org

 

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July/August 2015 Events:

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July: Roundtable Pizza fundraiser

Yuma: Roundtable Pizza fundraiser! It’s that time of year again:) This year all proceeds from the Roundtable takeover in July will go towards our SMART Recovery groups. BTTBP started and has administered SMART Recovery in Yuma for over five years! With your help we hope to expand the program further and continue to help those in need of recovery!11653904_862176430541040_79539372_o

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Progress: Moving Forward!

BTTBP is proud to announce that we will advance forward with our plans to open a new youth center in Yuma with a music and art venue. The center will have a fresh new name and forever holding true to our principles, will be a neutral safe zone center. The BTTBP Executive Board has elected Roman Leal as head of project development. Roman has a strong history of community organizing and a strong commitment to the youth and young adults of Yuma. We’re very excited and confident about today’s decisions. We’ll keep you posted!

Mr. Brandon Bennett
President & CEO
Back to the Basics Please, Inc.
928-550-3999

Back to the Basics Please, www.bttbp.org

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Venue Fundraiser

Roundtable Pizza Donation Check September 19 2014The crew responsible for planning, building, implementing, and sustaining the proposed BTTBP music and art venue in Yuma, AZ.  Thank you RoundTable Pizza!!

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New Image, New Transition, A New BTTBP!!

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After a great deal of consideration and while keeping in line with our new “achievable goals” transition, the folks at Back to the Basics Please (BTTBP)  have decided on a definitive new course for our organization.  Starting immediately, the following changes reflect the new BTTBP:

 

1.  Our Substance Use/Abuse Outreach Division has been closed.  BTTBP will remain the official sponsor of Yuma’s SMART Recovery group but the groups will operate as a separate entity from the BTTBP organization.  In an effort to support SMART Recovery, BTTBP may engage in fundraisers so that we can continue to support the financial needs of these groups.

2.  Peggy Owen, former Executive Director of the Substance Use/Abuse Outreach division will remain on the BTTBP Executive Board with a new title, Executive Director of Life Wellness.  Peggy will keep our organziation informed and aware as well as incorporate healthy trends for those that we serve.  She will also collaborate with other organizations to help bring healthy trends options to our youth and young adults. .

3.  The HIV Awareness Division has been closed; however, at the discretion of BTTBP we may pass leaflets, brochures, and continue to offer referral services in Yuma County.

4.  The new logo/image as seen on this correspondence is now the official logo and image of the BTTBP organization. It will represent the corporation in all legal matters, including letterhead, business cards, websites, and other forms of correspondence.

5.  Today, BTTBP serves a primary goal of providing opportunities for youth and young adults who wish to improve and enhance their creative talents through music and art in a safe and responsible setting. BTTBP is pursuing a local venue in Yuma, AZ as well as a recording studio in the not too distant future. Through these means, BTTBP will coordinate with talent agencies beyond to further assist individual and collective efforts. Members and bands will be asked to participate in local charity endeavors and events, fundraising efforts, and community outreach projects as part of keeping connected with their communties.

The Executive Board as well as our donors and consultants feel strongly that this new path for our organization will sustain focus and allow us to achieve a simpler yet have a more profound impact for many more of our youth and young adults.

I sincerely hope that many more will join us and share our journey to help bring more options for our talented youth and young adults.

 

Warm Regards,

 

Mr. Brandon Bennett

President & CEO

Back to the Basics Please, Inc.

928-550-3999

Back to the Basics Please, www.bttbp.org

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Brandon Bennett re-takes CEO position:

February 22nd, 2014

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To Whom It May Concern:

 

I’m pleased to announce after a great deal of thought and consideration, I will re-take the role of President and CEO of Back to the Basics Please, Inc. (BTTBP).

As many of you know, I resigned from this position in August 2013 for a multitude of reasons.  My career became more demanding while the responsibilities at a fast-growing and more challenging BTTBP grew as well.  A choice had to be made for the potential betterment and continued success of BTTBP and its subsidiaries.

 

Before and during my absence, the socio-economic situation in Yuma and throughout many parts of our country became even more challenging.  Continued funding for our youth center (REACH Youth Center) started to dry up rapidly and community involvement began to wane.  More and more families starting working two and three jobs just to make ends meet as full-time work for many rescinded, which put more burden on many families, our volunteers and of course, the youth that we serve.  For these reasons and others, BTTBP was forced to close the REACH Youth Center in December of 2013.

 

With cutbacks to military and agriculture, the two main industries that support Yuma County, it’s important to take a hard look at how all of this will affect the potential for BTTBP to pursue another youth center or even a potential chemical dependency treatment center.  Both are goals that are at the heart of the BTTBP mission; however, both goals in my opinion will require difficult and continuous study before we begin again to consider acquiring/leasing another commercial property.  I do not anticipate substantial growth in Yuma County to support a youth center anytime soon nor do I anticipate stable funding for a treatment center at this time, though there are some interesting trends for rural community funding.

 

When the Executive Board at BTTBP came to me about re-acquiring the CEO position, I carefully considered the future of BTTBP and my ability to carry through with a new vision that is more streamlined and less labor intensive than our previous agenda.  The following represent a few key points and requests that I have made to the Executive Board prior to me accepting the CEO position:

 

  1.  BTTBP will rescind the DBA/Fictitious Business Names:  GY2KC and REACH Youth Center.  All matters of business and corporate representation will only retain the parent company name, Back to the Basics Please, Inc. (BTTBP)
  2. BTTBP will pursue a more supportive role for the foreseeable future that wishes to engage with other organizations in the Yuma County area to assist with mutual goals, either by assisting others with manpower, organizational capabilities, or offering our fundraising abilities.
  3. BTTBP may adopt projects when needs are seen in the community on a case by case basis that require collaborative work with the community and other organizations.  These projects may require fundraising; however, BTTBP will most likely seek initial involvement only.  The primary goal of BTTBP remains a supportive one to assist in the startup of projects, not necessarily to sustain them.
  4. BTTBP will continue to sponsor Yuma’s SMART Recovery program and to that end, also seek to develop activities that are recovery-oriented for those attending a recovery program, graduated and/or seeking a long-term recovery environment.
  5. BTTBP is interested in assisting more music-related activities to include assisting our local bands who seek to develop their talents in an atmosphere of a healthy lifestyle.
  6. Finally, we will continue working with our allied-organizations in Southern California; continue to find ways where we can work together to assist our agendas in both areas.

 

The BTTBP Executive Board has agreed to my requests and with unanimous vote, I look forward to once again, diving into the BTTBP vision and getting back to the basics with our mission.

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Brandon Bennett

Founder, President and CEO

Back to the Basics Please, Inc.

brandon.m.bennett@bttbp.org

928-550-3999

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Dance Party: Saturday, July 27th @ GY2KC!

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Hey guys join me for another free dance party ill be hosting at gy2kc youth center from 8 to 12! ages 16 to 24 are welcomed and refreshments will be for sell! see ya soon :DDDD

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GY2KC Mural Project Phase 2: Living Mural

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