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 – 8:45 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. Minutes of Biennial General Meeting
10:15 – 10:30 Meeting break, light refreshments Featured Speakers
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 Other Nigerian Authors
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 Brainstorming Questions
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