Resolutions of past sessions of the general assembly: September 9 2017
Project – 1: Education
Gourel Boubou School project was given to the Executive Bureau for evaluation and possible funding.
Project- 2: Revision of the bylaws
The commission in charge of bylaws remains the same and was given an extension time period of three months to finish up and provide a final edit and the appointees were Adama Ngaide, Bassirou Barro, Mamadou Oumar Sow, and Tidjane Ndiath.
Project -3: Finance
The General Assembly decided to unfreeze the spending and focus on funding some projects and doing social and cultural activities in the US and back home that bring people together and reinforce the Association.
All members should provide their email addresses to the General Treasurer.
The month of March of each year is set as due date for paying the annual dues.
Members have the freedom of paying the dues online through the website or to the General Treasurer. Chapters are allowed to keep the symbolic 1/3 of their dues as stipulated in GBA bylaws to maintain the tradition and the Chapter members should make onetime payment of the 2/3 fees to the GBA General Treasurer.
All GBA members behind on their dues payment are urged to pay their debts to bring their balances up to date.
Fundraising for the September 5, 2017 Boghé Disaster: A total of 107 people GBA members and others had participated to the Boghé disaster fundraising operation from September 6,2017 to October 31, 2017 to help the victims. A total of $11 872.94 was collected and sent to Boghé crisis committee with $6 872.94 donations plus $5 000 drafted from the GBA bank account.
Project -4: Miscellaneous Topics
- GBA Communication Forum was made official as a communication tool for GBA and will be managed by a member of the Executive Bureau.
- There will be one physical General Assembly mixed with online with limited access. The Chapters of Cincinnati and Columbus are forbidden to go online if the GA is held in one of these locations.
- The Executive Bureau was given a choice to appoint a commission composed of GBA members or designated GBA representatives to work with a local entity (or entities) and be part of the follow up and evaluation to mitigate what was thought to be our biggest problem in the past.