Presentation on theme: "PLAN, COMMITTES/EVENTS AND BUDGET FOR 2013 FY. The Nigerians in Diaspora organization of America, District of Columbia chapter under the newly elected."— Presentation transcript:
The Nigerians in Diaspora organization of America, District of Columbia chapter under the newly elected executives for the year 2013/2014 fiscal years (FY) intends to pursue a community focused, agenda driven (CFAD) model of administration. We intend to follow this model as it broadly focuses on projects, cooperation's and collaborations with community organizations in and around the DC metropolis. Our underline initiative generally focuses on membership and also largely on partnerships to build a stronger and lasting relationship with our direct communities for effective participation in the overall wellbeing of our people and the people of our host communities. We intend to kick off our youth wing which will be coordinated by the vice president and the financial secretary to start engaging our children and start grooming leaders who will assume the mantle after us, so as to make sure that sustainability and progress is enshrined permanently in our chapter. We have resolved to confront conflicts head on by establishing a Diaspora Ombudsman Committee to be run by three members and the regional director, they members are the president, the secretary and any member of the general assembly who will serve as the secretary of this committee, the need to nib and eliminate unnecessary in-fighting and conflicts will be the hallmark of this administration.
Legislative Affairs Committee Perform thorough review of the bye laws, propose amendments to the bye law that are more chapter oriented Carry out events centered on constitutional education, immigration, legal advice etc Engage our communities with programs that can help them to quickly find their footing in the USA Investment and Economic Committee Carry out events focused on investment and employment opportunities for our communities and Nigeria Coordinate with business and groups wishing to invest in our communities both here and in Nigeria Organize employment fairs by collaborating with other groups or firms in other to bring jobs closer to our people Develop an investment model for people wishing to invest in Nigeria Education Committee Carry out continuing education workshop (CEW) for our chapter members and communities (on the bye law, Nigerian constitution etc) Develop language labs and events to engage our community especially our children in learning our languages and for Nigerians who just arrived to learn how to communicate effectively in the USA Develop models for knowledge transfer and engage the Department of education, USA and the federal ministry of education Nigeria on cross training and to carry out seminars and certificate programs for officers so as to bridge the educational barrier and knowledge gap between them, and also especially for our children who are coming over to go to school. Develop educational models to start improving education in Nigeria and making our certificates stronger Health & Community Services Committee Carry out health fair, health education and awareness events Develop a charitable wing (asthma, cancer, lung disease, heart disease, kidney disease) to support our own who may have gone through these illness and to provide guidance for those currently undergoing such. Carry out an event to provide food and clothing for shelters and the homeless Carry out monthly continuing education initiatives for our chapter and communities on various ailments and preventive measures Organize health walks like asthma walk, cancer walk, prostate cancer walk etc Diaspora Involvement Committee Engage in fund raising, community relations awareness and engage other communities (Jewish, Hispanic etc) in social, economic and political benefits for all Coordinate with all Diaspora offices of the 36 states of Nigeria, the committee on Diaspora in the national assembly and all African affairs office in the USA government and the district of Columbia. Carry out events to focus on Diaspora involvement, voting right, identity card, been counted in the up coming census in Nigeria and economic opportunities of engaging the Diaspora in the day to day business of Nigeria
Town hall meeting on Immigration in collaboration with the Nigerian lawyers association This event is to be coordinated by the legislative affairs committee both planning, organization and execution Date is in February 2013, specific day to be announced by committee NIDOA-DC Chapter health fair in collaboration with the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas This event is to be carried out by the health and community services committee both planning, organization and execution Date is in March 2013, specific day to be announced by committee Environmental Summit This event is of two parts, the environmental summit and a town hall meeting and is to be coordinated by three committees namely education committee, investment and economic committee and the Diaspora involvement committee both in planning, organization and execution Town Hall Meeting on diaspora commission, voting and involvement Date is in May 2013, specific day to be announced by committee Town hall meeting on approaching 100 years after amalgamation, lessons learned, the Diaspora involvement and influence This event is to be carried out by the Diaspora involvement committee both in planning, organization and execution Date is in August 2013, specific day to be announced by committee Nigerian Independence Party This event will be carried out by the chapter in collaboration with the regional director, region 2 and the Nigerian embassy Date is in October 2013, day to be announced by committee Christmas Party This event is to be coordinated by the three chapters, NIDO-DC, NIDO-INOVA, NIDO-MARYLAND Date is in December 2013, day to be announced by combined committees from the three chapters.
Town hall meeting on Immigration Conference hall = Free (Nigerian Embassy) Refreshments, flyers, posters etc = $2500 Health Fair Field or venue = To be sponsored or $500 Refreshments, flyers, posters etc = $1000 Equipment and supplies = $1000 Environmental Summit Conference hall = $25000 Refreshments, music, advertisement, decoration etc = $23000 Town Hall Meeting On Amalgamation Conference hall = Free (Nigerian embassy or Library) Refreshments, flyers, posters etc = $2500 Nigeria Independence Celebration Conference Hall = $5000 - $7500 Refreshments, music, advertisement, decoration, entertainment etc = $15000 Christmas Party Hall = $3500 Refreshment, music, entertainment (comedians, cultural dancers etc) = $6500 Total = $2500 + $2500 + $25000 + $23000 + $2500 + $7500 + $15000 + $3500 + $6500 = $88000
We intend to coordinate with our sister chapters in region two to carry out most of these events and others the may be interested in, we also hope to have the board and NIDOA in general to collaborate with us in if not all, most of these events so it becomes a NIDOA general event hosted in region 2 by the DC chapter. We reserve the right to eliminate or move any event or project due to any circumstance we deem appropriate that may hinder the smooth operation of the event or project. Our overall budget are projected and will all be sourced through fund raising, sponsorship and ticketing. We will aggressively pursue every dollar as every committee must meet their target at least six weeks to the event or have the event cancelled and rescheduled. We hope for the best and ask for everyone's cooperation in making all these a reality. Thanks President Vice President Secretary Financial Secretary Treasurer PRO