WHO WE ARE
Otu- Umuokpu Anambra, USA Association is a community of all paternal daughters of Anambra State of Nigeria with the core mission to promote and uphold the welfare and culture her members; and foster unity, love, and harmony among them. The group has since its inception shared the uniformity of their ancestry as a unifying tool for community development and bonding of sisterhood.
Our mission as Otu- Umuokpu Anambra, USA Association is to promote and uphold our welfare and culture, to foster unity, love, and harmony among us.
■ To render assistance to less privileged individuals here in the USA and Overseas.
■ To be law abiding citizens and the recognition of God, as our Supreme Leader.
■ To unify a sisterhood of women with a common ancestry.
■ To promote cultural awareness through language and arts for our children in Diaspora.
■ To strive for excellence.
Membership in Otu- Umuokpu Anambra, USA Association is open to all daughters of Anambra State of Nigeria whose fathers originate from Anambra State. Admission of members is open in April and close in October of any even year.
MEMBERSHIP PROCESS AND INITIATION
Prospective candidates shall complete an application form with a non-refundable fee of $50.00.
Each applicant will be interviewed/screened by the executive members after which she will be Invited to appear before the general meeting for a question & answer session. The applicant will, thereafter, be entertained and ushered out of the meeting.
A secret ballot shall, thereafter, be conducted whereby ‘yes “or “No “is indicated by members to decide on who should be admitted/not admitted into the Association. An applicant must get at least two thirds majority of votes (66 %) of members present at the meeting in order to be admitted into the Association.
Secretary of the Association will notify successful and unsuccessful applicants of their admission status.
Successful applicants will be notified in writing by the Secretary of the Association, of the following;
■ date of the general meeting
■ time of general meeting
■ monthly/annual dues
■ venue of meetings
■ composition of levies/fines
■ registration fees and when payable
■ uniform cost and when payable
Induction ceremony in the Otu- Umuokpu Anambra, USA Association is conducted every two years. This process and the ceremony is very significant to the organization’s mission and objectives and mandatorily requires the presence of both the new and old members.
Otu- Umuokpu Anambra, USA Association holds a monthly general meeting every first Sunday of the month except on holidays and extreme emergency weather situations. Emergency meetings can be called by the President as needed. The Association holds 10 meetings in a year, from February to November.
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