FON Annual Meeting Agenda 2017
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
6:30 – 8:30 am- Breakfast buffet free for Holiday Inn guests
8:00 – 8:45am- Meeting room opens
8:45 – 10:15- FON Highlights – Acting President Jim Clark
- Welcome and overview of year
- Election and introduction of Board Members (Peter Hansen)
- Treasurer’s Report – Warren Keller
- Review of Projects, including Queen Obasi’s report (15 minutes) on our contribution to African Community Health
- Glenn Blumhorst, President of NPCA 10 minute talk. Minutes of Biennial General Meeting
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 – 12:15pm: Member announcements, heads up on afternoon visioning exercise Other Nigerian Authors
12:15 – 1:30pm- Luncheon, hosted by FON. The board will conduct election of its officers at this time.
1:30 -2:00pm- Abdullahi Edward Tomasiewicz via Skype – On the Ground In Nigeria
2:00 – 2:15pm- Mini-break, refreshments
2:15 – 3:45pm- NIGERIAN CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS
Martha Wallace will present artists who have brought the culture of Nigeria to Santa Fe.
- Vikki Scott, Oshogbo art expert
- Akeem Ayanmyi, drummer
- Gasali Adeyemo, fabric artist
3:45 – 4:00pm: Mini-break
4:00 – 4:15pm: Entire group is introduced to visioning process and divided into smaller groups
4:15 – 4:45pm: Groups brainstorm on ways FON can continue to be relevant before ultimately leaving a legacy Brainstorming Questions
4:45 – 5:30pm: 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 – 6:00pm: Cocktail Time (No host)
6:00 – 8:00pm: African Dinner – The first Star Beer is on us!
8:00 - onwards: Reunions and informal gatherings