NACO Press Releases
The Relocation of the Conference Venue in Des Moines, Iowa & the Conference Preparation (July 1st through July 2nd)
The six members of the NACO’s executive committee who are responsible for the preparation and organization of the NACO’s upcoming conference has unanimously voted to relocate the conference venue from Washington, D.C. into Des Moines, Iowa. After extensively and thoroughly studying Washington, D.C. as a venue for the upcoming conference, the committee discovered that Washington, D.C. is not a suitable venue for the conference given the financial burden that it will impose to both NACO’s account and to the members who will be attending the conference. In other words, the committee discovered among other things that Washington, D.C. is too expensive and NACO is not ready to hold a conference in it this year.
Therefore, the committee explored a new venue and Des Moines, Iowa stood out to be the competent candidate. Des Moines, Iowa is centrally located whereby it provides easier access for the members from the continental U.S.A. as well as Canada. Des Moines is also happens to be relatively cheap in comparison to the other competing candidates for the venue. And most importantly, Des Moines, Iowa is one of the places with the highest Otuho-Speaking household in the U.S.A.
Groundwork is already underway to make this upcoming conference a success. The committee had already sent an envoy, Mr. Manawa (Odingo) to conduct meeting relating to the conference with the people of Iowa. Mr. Manawa, of former Michigan accepted the responsibility to be an envoy of NACO as he is moving permanently from Michigan to North Dakota and making stops in varies places among them is Des Moines to act on behalf of NACO.
The organizing committees are also making contacts with members of Iowa to exert a concerted effort for this upcoming conference to be a success. Two or three of the organizing members of the exploratory committee will pay a visit to Iowa to assess the situation a month or so before the conference date.
Also, a temporary bank account is created for the conference, and the committees urge all the members to start contributing to the conference right away in the amount of one hundred ($100.00) per member. Those who are willing to send money orders or checks should direct it to the attention of:
Ben J. Arthur: Phone Number: 207 332-6716
For your membership fees and annual fees, you should direct the monies to: Joseph Ohide: Phone Number: 801-322-0301
Whichever means is convenient for one to send the money, one can be able to use it.
The amounts are as follows:
Registration fees $50.00
Annual contribution $120.00
Once again, these amounts totaling $170.00 are separate from the conference amount, which is $100.00. The conference amount is needed urgently so as to facilitate the activities of the conference, which is due in July 1st through the 2nd in 2006.
Also on another related effort by the NACO executive, the NACO’s vice President, Edward Ofiyuk, is making an official visit to Canada in the cities of Calgary and Vancouver respectively from March 17th, 06 through March 20th, 06. Unfortunately, NACO is not yet in a financial position to fund this trip though it is an official trip, therefore, Vice President Ofiyuk, funds his trip from his personal account. Just another great sacrifice from Mr. Ofiyuk for the cause of NACO and Otuho in general—the sort of sacrifice that is required from every Otuhoni.
As stated, the conference is relocated to Iowa, and it is from July 1st through July 2nd. Those days are going to be Saturday and Sunday. And the amount for the conference is $100.00, which is needed immediately.
January 11, 2006—Edward Ofiyuk’s Donations and Offers to NACO
NACO will also soon unveil its newly designed website. The website is currently under intense construction. The website with its features will help in promoting the goals and principles of NACO through the twenty first technological and communicational advancement. Mr. Ofiyuk offers from his personal account to pay full services and maintenances of this NACO website until NACO secure its own funds and able to pay for the services and maintenance on its own.
The NACO’s executives and members register their appreciations and thanks to Mr. Ofiyuk’s for his generosity to donate two computers for NACO and offering to pay for the website services of NACO. Mr. Ofiyuk’s action is expected of all NACO’s members, and it serves as an example for all members to follow suit. We will like to see more of such generous actions as we work together as a community with one goal and purpose.