The Federation of Liberian Mandingos Association of the United States (FELMAUSA)
January 2, 2017
FELMAUSA’s Leadership decides 2017 Convention Venue
The Sekou Morris Kenneth Administration of the Federation of Liberian Mandingos Association of the United States ( FELMAUSA) would like to thank the entire community for entrusting us to steer the affairs of the greatest Mandingos Association in the Diaspora, and specifically, for the perseverance and cooperation received by the FELMAUSA 2017 Convention Search Committee, thank you
As you may have already knew, the Search Committee was appointed on October 26, 2016, with the mandate of soliciting among the various Federation chapters desirous of hosting the 2017 Convention and to send their recommendation to the National Administration within sixty (60) days. We like to thank the Committee for their dedications and commitment to the call of duty, and for systematically ensuring that they worked within the deadlines. We also like to extend profound gratitude to the chapter states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota, for expressing their quest to host the Convention and for working diligently with the Search Committee, thank you
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Administration did successfully receive the Committee’s recommendation last week, and immediately embarked upon the review in lieu of selecting the ideal place to host the 2017 Convention. Our reviewed determined that all of the three states definitely have the ultimate potential to host the Convention, and all are dedicated to upholding the values of our culture and traditions as Mandingos. It thus made it very difficult in our deliberations to decide one over the other. However, it’s unprecedented to have joint hosts for the convention considering the geographical proximity of the states that applied.
In view of the foregoing, the National Administration in a special called session by the National President of the elected officers of the Federation, after careful analysis and reviewed of the committee’s work and meeting with the full committee, took unprecedented steps to consult with stakeholders of the Community, and the National Board of Directors; and have therefore voted by unanimous consent that 2017 Convention will be hosted by the great state of Minnesota.
Thank you All
And long live FELMAUSA
Long live the United States
And long live Mandingoism