Men’s Brotherhood Banquet in Liberty set for Feb. 20

The Men’s Bible Class of the First United Methodist Church is privileged to host the 94th Annual Brotherhood Banquet.  The banquet will be held where it has been for decades, in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

This will be the 94th consecutive year that men of all faiths of this community have assembled for the Brotherhood Banquet, presented by the Men’s Bible Class of the First United Methodist Church of Liberty, Texas.  For the 94th consecutive year, hundreds of men will gather in the spirit of brotherhood while enjoying a delicious meal, entertainment and a keynote speaker.

The first banquet menu back in 1927 featured, roast duck, collard greens, cornbread and syrup.  Since that time the standard fare has been turkey and dressing with all the trimmings.  Banquet speakers have featured men of all faiths who have represented almost every major profession, vocation and political persuasion.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Mr. Pi-Yi Mayo, A lifelong Baytown resident, Mayo earned his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Houston. In a career that spans over 30 years, he has extensive experience in elder law, Medicaid planning, special needs trusts, disability law, and veteran’s benefits. 

Mayo is a member of the Texas Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, the East Harris County Bar Association and Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member and past president of the Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Mayo is a past president (2012) and founding member of the Special Needs Alliance, a national organization of attorneys dedicated to serving families of people with disabilities. He is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. He received his V.A. Accreditation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Mayo has built a national reputation as an expert in elder law and special needs trusts. He is highly regarded nation-wide on topics surrounding elder law, special needs trusts and public benefits. Mayo has authored more than 50 papers covering a wide range of issues and has presented 100s of speeches for attorneys, CPAs, government entities, judges, and most importantly, clients who are mostly the elderly, with disabilities and their family members and caregivers.

Tickets for the 94th Annual Brotherhood Banquet are $10 and available from members of the Men’s Bible Class of the First United Methodist Church, Liberty, Texas.  Tickets are also available at the church office or call 936-336-6401.

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