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|Communique By Date Issued
|Date: July 23, 2007
Re: Atlanta 2007
It has come to the attention of the IPAI caretaker committee that a
certain individual has been calling the IPAI members at their homes and
disseminating completely made-up but certainly false information to the
effect that some members of the caretaker committee are reconsidering
the IPAI convention venue.
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Date: June 14, 2007
RE: “CONVENTION UPDATE” – Urgent Alert
My attention has been drawn to a mass email sent yesterday by Mr. Emmanuel
Ollawa, President of the California Chapter of the IPAI, with the Subject Heading:
CONVENTION UPDATE. As the Chairman of the IPAI Caretaker Committee, I am
constrained to issue this alert, and urge us all to disregard the mail and not act
based on any aspect of its content. This is because the issues, positions, and
impressions conveyed in the mass mail do not represent any aspect of the IPAI
Caretaker committee’s deliberations or final decisions regarding the planning, final
agenda, or Order of Business for the convention.
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The IPAI Final Draft Constitution is released for members review. This latest draft
constitution supersedes that circulated around December 2006. Members should
take time to review the draft constitution as many times as possible, and prepare
their comments with respect to amendments to the draft constitution.
The debate on the draft constitution is scheduled for September 1, 2007
(Saturday) during the 2nd Igbere Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Following
an expected lively debate, the draft constitution would be ratified and adopted by
the general members present at the Town Hall Meeting.
Click Here to Review the IPAI Final Draft Constitution (pdf format).
August 27, 2007
To: Delegates to the 2007 Igbere Convention in Atlanta
Childcare will be provided to delegates to the Igbere Convention in
Atlanta, Georgia. Parents/Guardians with young children (3 years of
age and up) who desire childcare are advised to get in touch with Mrs.
Ezinne Ugwa Ogbureke at the following email address:
email@example.com. Please provide to Mrs. Ogbureke the
names of your young children, ages, parent/guardian names, and
contact telephone numbers. Special provisions are being made to
care for our young ones to enable the parents participate fully in all
the convention activities. Name tags will be provided for easy and
secure access to the Childcare Center.
Last minute hotel reservations
Delegates who are unable to make last minute hotel reservations at
Clarion Hotel under the "IPAI Group Rate" are encouraged to try
online hotel reservation via www.hotel.com. Delegates may still secure
hotel reservations at the Clarion Hotel online. The rooms reserved
online may be in a different floor of the same hotel. In that way the
delegates will be spared the inconvenience of staying in a different
hotel. Also, delegates who reserved more rooms than they actually
need are encouraged to relinquish or cancel the excess rooms now to
enable other delegates take advantage of the group rate and reserve
rooms as late as this week.
Peter Anyaogu Imaa
Secretary, IPAI Caretaker Committee
September 23rd 2007
Dear Igbere Sons and Daughters,
Letter to all Igbere sons and daughters in Diaspora
On September 1st and 2nd Igbere sons and daughters met in
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, under the auspices of Igbere
Progressive Association International (IPAI) for "IPAI
Convention 2007", (Ezumezu 2007 in Diaspora).
We deliberated, and voted on many issues of common benefit
to every Igbere person and our community; the house also
debated, amended the IPAI final draft constitution as
presented by the outgoing IPAI Caretaker Committee, and
voted unanimously to adopt the amended draft constitution. A
ratified copy of the IPAI constitution is hereby attached.
The first Executive Committee and Board members of IPAI
were elected in accordance with the constitution. The elected
Executive Committee members are Chief Michael C. K. Awa
(President), Mr. Saul Onyeuku (Vice President), Mr. Ukaegbu
Ukaegbu (Secretary), Mr. Leonard Ibeka (Publicity Secretary),
Mr. Emeka Ejieke (Financial Secretary), Mrs. Ezinne Ogbureke
(Treasurer) and Mr. Okorie Uzor-Nsiegbe (Provost). The
elected members of Board of Directors are Chief Eme
Onyeuku (Chairman of the Board), Dr. Kalu Ogbureke
(Secretary of the Board), Mr. Udemgba A. Igu. Mr. Agbai
Ekperi, Mr. Peter A. Imaa, Dr. Ugwa Ogbureke, and Chief Esse
Esse. Furthermore, the standing committees' members as
required by the constitution have been constituted accordingly.
It is worthy of note that 90 percent of the members of the
standing committee were volunteers and 10 percent
appointed. This is an indication of our enthusiasm and
willingness to make IPAI a success. The President thanks you
all. For a complete schedule and list of the various
committees' please click on "Contact Us" on our website
In the spirit of oneness and brotherhood that has been the
bedrock of Igbere community, the Executive Committee was
authorized to write this letter to all sons and daughters of
Igbere in Diaspora and urge everyone to identify with or
become an active member of IPAI. The great success of the
IPAI Convention 2007 in Atlanta Georgia was a history well
Therefore, it is imperative that we provide adequate
information about IPAI and also appeal to every Igbere person
in Diaspora to join IPAI in accordance with IPAI constitution
(Ref. ARTICLE III: Sections 1 & 2). We do understand that
some of us could not attend the IPAI Convention 2007 in
Atlanta Georgia due either to scheduling conflicts or
circumstances. We missed your presence, contribution of
ideas and resources, but the opportunity to participate is not
lost as we are all invited to become active members because
IPAI belongs to every Igbere sons and daughters in Diaspora
as specified in the IPAI constitution.
The Executive Committee is looking forward to every one's
active membership, role and to work with you. Unity is
paramount to our success. Please be a proud member of IPAI.
We encourage every Igbere person to read the constitution.
You are encouraged to join your local chapter and if you do
not have a chapter/branch yet, please let the Membership and
Outreach Committee or Mr. Ukaegbu Ukaegbu, the IPAI
General information pertaining to IPAI or relevant to Igbere is
always available at our website www.ipaiinc.org. Some special
information\\ill be disseminated to IPAI members by Mr.
Leonard Ibeka, the IPAI Publicity Secretary or via our official
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . We encourage you to join and
maintain your IPAI membership to receive this privileged
information and be part of IPAI growth, and the development
of Igbere. You will be glad you did.
This letter is intended for every Igbere person in Diaspora.
Therefore, we ask you to acknowledge its receipt as soon as
possible, through email@example.com no matter how you received
it (i.e. whether it was sent directly or forwarded or printed or
even read to you). If you know any Igberian in Diaspora who
has not received this letter directly, please provide us with the
appropriate email contact to enable us forward this letter to
such individual(s). If you do not have an email address we
encourage you to extend your regular postal address to the
IPAI Secretary to ensure that you receive the hard copy of this
Should you have any concerns, inquiries or comments feel
free to contact us.
Yours in Service
Michael C. k. Awa
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The OLIVE BRANCH Report, 2009
In March 2008, the foundation President of Igbere Progressive
Association International (IPAI) Inc, Chief Michael Awa,
delegated a commission charged with extending an Olive
Branch to a group of Igbere sons and daughters aggrieved by
the change of venue for the 2nd IPAI 2007 convention
(“Ezumezu in Diaspora”) from Los Angeles to Atlanta. This
initiative by the President was informed by understandable
sentiments expressed at the Atlanta convention. Generally,
these sentiments underscored the desire to get every Igberian
in Diaspora back onboard for the greater goal of unity
essential to attaining our aspirations as an organization. The
President charged me with the task of assembling a team of
two or three IPAI members, preferably from our pool of
distinguished elders, with whom to work out both the contact
person(s) on the aggrieved side and the strategy for
negotiation. The President intended this initiative as an
outreach of goodwill to the pre-Atlanta 2007 aggrieved
individuals, and to complement a Delegates’ resolution at the
Atlanta convention directing the President to extend an
invitation to IPAI membership, without conditions, to every
Igbere son and daughter in Diaspora. The result of this
complementary effort is here titled The Olive Branch Report.