MEMBERSHIP

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.


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
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.

MEETINGS
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.

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.

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CODE OF CONDUCT

The bye-laws of OTU -UMUOKPU ANAMBRA, USA ASSOCIATION, INC Houston Texas is the supreme source of authority for governing the members of the said Association, and implementing the mission, duties, obligations, and objective of the Association.

No current member or ex-member of OTU-UMUOKPU ANAMBRA, USA ASSOCIATION, INC  is authorized (within 10 years of termination or voluntary leaving this association)  to initiate /form a duplicate Organization or Association bearing the words  “OTU-UMUOKPU “or “UMUOKPU ANAMBRA “within the USA or Nigeria. OTU –UMUOKPU ANAMBRA, USA ASSOCIATION, INC

No current member of this Association shall belong to a duplicate Association formed in parallel  to OTU-UMUOKPU ANAMBRA, USA ASSOCIATION,INC. To avoid conflict of interest. A member who joins such parallel Association or Organization, will automatically loose her membership and benefit therewith.


Such formed Organization, or Association or Club should not copy or use any of OTU-UMUOKPU ANAMBRA, USA ASSOCIATION, INC  logo, bye- Laws, constitution, uniform, music, etc.,

No member or members of OTU –UMUOKPU ANAMBRA, USA ASSOCIATION, INC shall record or video the minutes of the general or executive meetings without authorizations of the 2/3  majority vote. Any member found guilty of such action must face a disciplinary action, including termination or possible legal actions.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
The official language of the OTU- UMUOKPU ANAMBRA, USA ASSOCIATION, INC is Igbo language. Accommodation  will be made for those members that cannot understand the language which include offering Igbo classes and such member will attend if so desire.

OFFICIAL GREETING
Official greeting of OTU-UMUOKPU ANAMBRA,USA ASSOCIATION, INC

GREETINGS: MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO GREET EACH OTHER AS FOLLOWS:
Ist member: “ADAEZE IDI ICHE” OR “ADAEZE UNU DI ICHE”
2ND MEMBER WILL REPLY “MU NA GI SO” OR “ANYI NA GI SO”