I personally looked forward to Saturday, February the 5th with great expectation. The day dawned bright and fair as though privy to fact that there was to be a meeting of Langtang Old Girls living in Lagos later on that day. A unique meeting indeed because for the first time, it would involve old girls from several sets.
The venue of the meeting was OceanView Restaurants Victoria Island Lagos. The conveners of the meeting were able to secure a vantage area within the Coral Snack bar where a table seating 30 people was set up. The setting looked so chic!
You could almost cut the excitement in the air with a knife. Every few minutes there were excited screams and giggles as one by one Langtang Old Girls made their way to the table. It was so much fun to watch as several old girls who hadn’t seen each other in years, locked their arms in warm embrace that said “It’s so good to see you again!”
Even though the meeting was billed to start at 12noon, it officially kicked off at 1.15pm. A welcome address was given by Helen Ntukidem(Olowo) and everyone proceeded to introduce themselves afterwards.
Nkiruka Pedro-Iyalla(Ohale) gave a brief summary of all the activities that had taken place so far with respect to planning our reunion. She mentioned that a planning committee had been constituted and following several online polls, Abuja was chosen as the location for the event and a tentative date was set for the 20th of August 2011.
She pointed out that up until then, only two chapters of FLOGA (Federal Langtang Old Girls’ Association) were functional – Jos and Abuja and she had so far tried to liaise with the executives of the two chapters.
The issue of fund raising was of utmost importance as the reunion would not be successful if not properly funded.
Eme Aderinokun insisted that we would have to look inwards and raise funds first before seeking for sponsorship from external bodies.
After much deliberation, it was agreed that the Lagos Chapter of FLOGA needed to be instituted and only then can discussions concerning the reunion proceed. Amidst loud rounds of applause, FLOGA Lagos was born and executives were nominated and appointed.
- President – Angela Iyere
- Vice President – Niniola Are Balogun
- Secretary – Nkiruka Pedro-Iyalla
- Treasurer – Chijindu Onyenkwere
- Financial Secretary – Lilian Garba
- Public Relations Office/Provost – Uduak Oludemi
- Welfare Officer – Uchechi Odum Udeagha
- Social/Entertainment Officer – Taiwo Seriki
- Consultant – Ngozi Oguguah
A monthly due of =N=1,000.00 was stipulated and backdated to January, 2011. A total of =N=12,000.00 per annum.
Meetings are to hold every two months until the reunion and every three months thereafter. There were several volunteers who offered to host us at the next meeting which was fixed for Saturday the 16th of April 2011.
Many others also volunteered to come with food, drinks and an assortment of edibles for the next meeting. Already, that meeting promises to be wow! If you missed the last one, you cannot afford to miss this one. Tell others about it and plan to make it there yourself.
The following people were present at that meeting.
|2||Anaga Ada Ethel||85|
|26||Onuoha Judith O.||95|
Details of the next meeting shall be announced in due course.
Wherever you are, let’s help take FLOGA to greater heights!