PROGRAM OF ULAA 45TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY WITH HOTELS INFO – SEPTEMBER 13-15-2019

Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA)

45th Annual General Assembly

Theme: “DIASPORA LIBERIANS UNITE FOR RECONCILIATION, PEACE AND UNITY IN LIBERIA”

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The Liberian Association of Buffalo (LAB)

Polish Community Center

927 Grant Street

 Buffalo, New York

 

ORDER OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Day I: Friday, September 13, 2019 – Chapters’ Reporting and Meet & Greet

Polish Community Center

927 Grant Street

Buffalo, NY 14207

 

12:00 NOON – 1:00 P.M

Arrivals and registration of delegates and payment of chapter dues continue

 

1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

LUNCH

 

2:00 P.M

First Plenary Sessions

 

2:00 P.M. – 2:05 P.M.

Invocation

 

2: 05 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.

Roll Call

Arthur Weah Doe

National General Secretary

 

 

2:15 P.M. – 2:20 P.M.

Assembly Call to order

Vamba S. Fofana

National Executive President

ULAA

 

2:20 P.M. – 2:25 P.M.

Welcome Remarks

Nelson Nagbe

President

Liberian Association of Buffalo (LAB)

 

2:25 P.M. – 3:05 P.M.

Financial Report

 

3:05 P.M. – 6:05 P.M.

Chapter Reports

 

6:05 P.M. – 6:10 P.M.

Closing Prayer

 

6:10 P.M.

Adjournment

 

7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Candidates’ Debate (Starts on Time), follows by Meet and Greet

                                            

Day II Morning: Saturday, September 14, 2019 – General Assembly (8:00 A.M. – 5:35 P.M.)

Polish Community Center

927 Grant Street

Buffalo, NY 14207

 

8:00 A.M. – 8:45 A.M.

Breakfast/registration and due payment continues

 

8:45 A.M.

Second Plenary Session Call to Order

Vamba S. Fofana

National Executive President/ULAA

 

8:45 A.M. – 8:50 A.M.

Invocation

 

8:50 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.

Recognition of Guests

Frank Carter, National Executive Vice President/ULAA

 

9:00 A.M. – 9:10 A.M.

Recognition of ULAA Member Chapters and Leadership

Arthur Weah Doe

National General Secretary/ULAA

 

9:10 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.

Remarks

Mayor of the City of Buffalo

Amb. George W. S. Patten, Sr., or His Designee, Embassy of Liberia, Washington, DC

Representatives from the Republic of Liberia

 

Hon. Emmanuel Wettee

Representative, All Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship (ALCDC)

Representative of National County Associations

Representative of Alumni Associations of Liberian Universities, Colleges and High Schools

Representative, Liberia National Tailors, Textiles, Garments & Allied Workers’ Union, Inc.

Representative of Liberian Diaspora Political Action Committee

 

9:30 A.M.  -9:40 A.M.

Message from the National Board of Directors

Hon. George Toto

Chairman

 

9:40 AM – 10:05

Keynote Address

Dr. Adam Kar

Newark Public Schools, Newark, New Jersey

 

10:05 AM – 10:30 AM

State of the Union Address

Vamba S. Fofana

National Executive President/ULAA

 

10:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Break Up Sessions

 

11:00 AM

Plenary Reconvenes

 

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Committee Reports and Adoption of Resolution

Plenary

 

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Discussion and Voting on Official Policy Documents (Heads of Member Chapters ONLY)

 

11:30 AM -11:45 P.M.

Signing of Assembly Resolutions

Heads of Member Chapters

 

11:45 AM -11:50 AM

Closing Prayer

 

11:50- 11:55 PM

Vote of Thanks

Hon. Dao Kamara

Second Vice Chairman and Ex-Officio, General Assembly Planning Committee

ULAA

 

12:00 Noon

Adjournment

 

12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM

ELECTIONS! ELECTIONS! ELECTIONS!

Monsio Seedee

Chairwoman

ULAA National Elections Commission

 

Day II Evening: Saturday, September 14, 2019 – Post Elections Ball, Queen Contest and Announcement of Elections Results (7:00 P.M. – 2:00 A.M.)

Polish Community Center

927 Grant Street

Buffalo, NY 14207

 

7:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Arrival, photographing and exchange of greetings

 

7:30 P.M. – 7:35 P.M.

Opening   Prayer

 

7:35 P.M. – 7:45 P.M.

Welcome Remarks

Vamba S. Fofana

President, ULAA

 

7:45 P.M. – 8:45 P.M.

DINNER

 

8:45 P.M. – 8:55 P.M.

Cultural Performance

 

8:55 P.M. – 9:05 P.M.

Special Remarks

ULAA Representative from Canada

Representative of European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA)

United Liberian Associations of Ghana (ULAG)

Liberian Action Network

 

9:05 P.M. – 9:15 P.M.

Presentation of Awards

Vamba S. Fofana

National Executive President/ULAA

 

9:15 PM – 9:25 PM

Induction of Officers of the National Board of Directors

George Toto, Chairman of the Board, ULAA

 

9:25 P.M. – 9:55 P.M.

QUEEN CONTEST/Raffle

 

9:55 P.M. – 10:05 P.M

Coronation of the Queen

 

10:05 – 10:20 P.M.

Announcement of Elections Results

Monsio Seedee

Chairwoman

National Elections Commission

Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA)

 

10:20 PM – 10:30

Victory & Concession Speeches

 

Grand March – Eminent Emmanuel S. Wettee leads

 

MASTER OF CEREMONY

ULAA Chief of Protocol

 

 

Day III: Sunday, September 15, 2019, Brief Meeting & Farewell Party (10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.)

10:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Venue: Home of LAB President

 

 

HOTELS INFORMATION

 

Hampton Inn Buffalo-Airport/Galleria Mall

1745 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY 14225

(716) 894-8000

 

Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Downtown

220 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 855-2223

 

Wyndham Garden Buffalo Downtown

125 High Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 845-0112

 

Residence Inn By Marriott Buffalo Downtown

620 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 247-5252

 

Comfort Suites Buffalo

901 Dick Road, Buffalo, NY 14225

1-844-250-6835

 

Best Western On The Avenue

510 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

(855) 680-3239

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