OMFA selected to receive 2010 NOSLINA Community Leadership Award
At a well attended ceremony on the campus of St. Francis Secondary School in Makeni, the board of governors, staff and pupils were the proud recipients of Resource Centre valued at over $150,000.00 and designed, engineered, constructed and equipped by members of the worldwide Old Makeni Franciscan Association. (Photo:Â NATCOM Chairman and OMFA National President, addresses guests)
Two days after the successful handover of the resource centre which boasts of a well resourced library, an adequately hi-tech equipped lecture hall, a modernized administrative office, an internet cafe and decent toilets, the National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America (NOSLINA) has informed the membership of the OMFA Worldwide Family, the association â€œhas been selected to receive the organizationâ€™s highest competitive award for Community Leadership.
The letter below is addressed to Anthony Kamara, Jnr. President of OMFA Philadelphia Chapter and OMFA Forum Administrator. He is also the Patriotic Vanguardâ€™s USA Bureau Chief.
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April 5, 2010
Mr. Anthony Abdul Karim Kamara Jr
Old Makeni Franciscans Alumni Association
On behalf of the officers and members of the National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America (NOSLINA) I am pleased to inform you that the Old Makeni Franciscans Association has been selected to receive our organizationâ€™s highest competitive award for COMMUNITY Leadership, at our Annual Awards Gala and Celebration of Sierra Leoneâ€™s 49th Independence Anniversary to be held Saturday May 8, 2010 at 8:00PM at the Best Western Lanham Hotel, Princess Garden Parkway, Lanham, Maryland.
Each year NOSLINA solicits nominations from across North America of groups that have excelled in enhancing the wellbeing of Sierra Leoneans. The Prestigious COMMUNITY Leadership Award is our organizationâ€™s highest award for positive engagement with the community in ways that have benefitted numerous Sierra Leoneans. To be nominated for it is recognition by various individuals and groups that your organization has made a profound contribution that has enhanced the name of Sierra Leone and the welfare of her people.Â This award is an affirmation of your signal, unique, and exemplary contributions.Â It bestows on OLFA the distinction and esteem held by those whose lives you have touched.Â For this we are pleased to honor the Old Makeni Franciscans Alumni Association.
We would be most honored if you and your members could attend our event to receive in person this public pronouncement and recognition of distinguished service.Â You will be presented with a plaque and will be invited to offer two minutes of an acceptance speech that embodies the kind of organization that OMFA represents and the inspiration that has guided its public service.
Congratulations for these great accomplishments.Â We are certain that OMFAâ€™s leadership will continue unabated and that its contributions to society will continue to be recognized and celebrated for a long time.Â
We would also like you to inform your members, relatives, friends, and well wishers of this event and urge them to attend to give OMFA appropriate public commendation and support on this your signal accomplishment.Â Tickets are priced at $50.00 Single; $100.00 single patron, and $150.00 couple patron.Â Patrons will be seated at special reserved tables and offered some complimentary drinks with honorable mention by the M/C.Â A regular table of ten can also be reserved for $475.00. Please let your friends and well wishers know that NOSLINA is a Charitable 501 C 3 tax exempt organization. Donations are well received, used to benefit Sierra Leone and are tax deductible.
I would be grateful if you could indicate acceptance/attendance by via email to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call me at 916 952 1447 or our Executive Director Ms. Suna Nallo at 410 412 4311.Â Once again, congratulations on your selection for this distinguished award and we look forward to seeing you, your members, friends and family Saturday May 8, 2010 at 8 PM at the Best Western Lanham Hotel, Princess Garden Parkway, Lanham, Maryland.With Highest Esteem, Don Taylor, PhD Chairman, NOSLINA Board of Directors
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