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An association of Nigeria Peace Corps alumni and other friends of Nigeria who support the interests of the Nigerian people.

Agenda for FON biennial meeting, Denver, Aug. 3-4, 2017

All Events at Holiday Inn-Cherry Creek

 

 

Thursday Evening 8/3/17

 

5:00  - 7:00 pm           Meet your FON friends and other guests for registration in the Hospitality Suite on 9th floor,

then head off for dinner on your own with old and new friends.

7:00 -  9:00                  FON Board Meeting open to all interested, Hospitality Suite          

 

Friday 8/4/17

 

6:30 – 8:30 am                        Breakfast buffet free for Holiday Inn guests

 

8:00 – 8:45                  Meeting room opens

 

8:45 – 10:15                  FON Highlights – Acting President Jim Clark

  • a.     Welcome and overview of year
  • b.     Election and introduction of Board Members (Peter Hansen)
  • c.     Treasurer’s Report – Warren Keller
  • d.     Review of Projects, including Queen Obasi’s report (15 minutes) on our contribution to African Community Health
  • e.     Glenn Blumhorst, President of NPCA 10 minute talk. 


10:15 – 10:30              Meeting break, light refreshments

                                   

10:30 – 11:00              Dr. Austin Okigbo, ethnomusicologist

                       

11:00 - 11:30               Okey Ndibe, author and Nigerian literary expert

 

11:30 – noon               Josh Arinze, journalist, commentary on current Nigerian affairs

 

Noon – 12:15              Member announcements, heads up on afternoon visioning exercise

 

12:15 – 1:30                Luncheon, hosted by FON. The board will conduct election of its officers at this time.

 

1:30 -2:00                    Abdullahi Edward Tomasiewicz via Skype – On the Ground In Nigeria

 

2:00 – 2:15                  Mini-break, refreshments


2:15 – 3:45                  NIGERIAN CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS

Martha Wallace will present artists who have brought the culture of Nigeria to Santa Fe.

  • a.     Vikki Scott, Oshogbo art expert
  • b.     Akeem Ayanmyi, drummer
  • c.     Gasali Adeyemo, fabric artist

 

3:45 – 4:00                  Mini-break

 

4:00 – 4:15                  Entire group is introduced to visioning process and divided into smaller groups

                         

4:15 – 4:45                  Groups brainstorm on ways FON can continue to be relevant before ultimately leaving a legacy

 

4:45 – 5:30                  Groups report back to the entire meeting. Notes will be taken to continue  planning after the meeting via web, email, newsletter and possibly regional meetings of the FON community.

 

5:30 – 6:00                  Cocktail Time (No host)

 

6:00 – 8:00                  African Dinner – The first Star Beer is on us!

 

8:00 –                           Reunions — informal gatherings

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Friends of Nigeria is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. 
Email:  fonigeria@gmail.com President phone: 978-562-3613

Mailing address: Friends of Nigeria, c/o Warren Keller, PO Box 8032, Berkeley, CA 94707

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