Mission Statement
The West Richmond Businessmen's Association (WRBA) is a private, all-male, social organization of Richmond business leaders who gather for fellowship and development of personal and business relationships, while promoting community goodwill.


April Dinner Meeting ~ featuring Charles F. Bryan, Jr.

  • Monday, April 08, 2019
  • 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
  • The Place at Innsbrook ~ 4036 Cox Road


  • Members may invite guests to attend. The guest registration fee is $45 (the cost of the meal).
  • Regular Dinner Meetings are part of your annual dues.

Registration is closed

April 8, 2019 Dinner Meeting & Member Recognition Night *
The Place at Innsbrook

Reception ~ 5:45pm
Dinner ~ 6:30pm
Adjourn ~ 8pm
Coat & Tie Required
Guest Fee ~ $45

Speaker: Charles Bryan, former President and CEO of the Virginia Historical Society

Charles Bryan is founding partner with Daniel P. Jordan of Bryan & Jordan Consulting, LLC, which specializes in strategic planning, fund raising, board and staff relations, and executive searches for nonprofit institutions and higher education.  Dr. Bryan retired in 2008, after a thirty year career as a public historian. He first served as assistant editor of the Papers of Andrew Jackson, a University of Tennessee documentary editing project. Then following stints as executive director of the East Tennessee Historical Society and St. Louis Mercantile Library Association, Dr. Bryan was appointed president and chief executive officer of the Virginia Historical Society in 1988.  His extensive publications on museum management and the Civil War include the best seller, co-edited with Nelson Lankford, Eye of the Storm, a Civil War Odyssey, and a follow-up volume Images from the Storm, based on the diary of a Union soldier. After several years of writing periodic op/ed pieces on historical subjects and the nonprofit world in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dr. Bryan now is a frequent columnist for that paper.  He served as president of the American Association for State and Local History and was president of the Independent Research Libraries Association. Dr. Bryan is a lecturer for the Organizations of American Historians' Distinguished Lecture Series, and is a board member of both the VMI Foundation and the Medical College of Virginia Foundation.  Dr. Bryan was selected as the Outstanding Virginian of 2009 and recognized by the Virginia General Assembly for "his distinguished contributions, outstanding achievements, and inspiring leadership and service to the citizens of Virginia." Dr. Bryan resides in Richmond, VA.

Dinner Sponsor:  Robert Martin, RMM Enterprises, Inc.

* “Member Recognition Night”
Celebrating and recognizing our long-tenured members celebrating 20 year-plus anniversaries with special WRBA lapel pins in five-year increments.

: Our Highlighted Non-Profit
FeedMore is Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization comprised of programs like the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, the Mobile Pantry and Kids Cafe. Spanning nearly one-third of the state, across 34 counties and cities, FeedMore serves more than 200,000 individuals in the region’s most vulnerable populations – children, families and seniors.  Working together to efficiently and effectively fight hunger, FeedMore’s multi-tiered approach and comprehensive programs are dedicated to nourishing the community while empowering lives.

Most Needed Items:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Tuna & Chicken
  • Low Sodium Veggies
  • Fruits Packed in Juice
  • Spaghetti Sauce (No Glass)
  • Canned or Dry Beans
  • Hot & Cold Cereal
  • Whole Grain Snacks

FeedMore serves...

  • Local children who need a nutritional foundation to learn and grow.

  • Central Virginia families struggling to make ends meet and provide for themselves.

  • Senior and homebound neighbors who need nutritious meals and services for health and independence.

Upcoming events


P.O. Box 691
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 803-1896
wrba.richmond@gmail.com ~ www.wrba-richmond.org

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