SGM DEC. 23, 2017

A CALL FOR NOMINATION

Dear Members:
ACFOLA Director of Election would like to fill the following three vacancies at Board of Directors of ACFOLA.

1. Public Relation and Communications Director( Open for association members)

2. Employment and Settlement Affairs Director( Open for female individual members)

3. Events and Social Development Affairs Director( Open for any individual member).

These vacancies will be fill at a Special General Meeting(SGM) that will be held on December 23, 2017 (at 2 PM at Pathways Bldg, 239 Clarence Street).

All NOMINATIONS, ACCEPTANCE AND SECONDING must be done by members( COPRPORATE AND INDIVIDUAL) who are in good standing up to the year 2017. You can pay your membership fee by writing a cheque payable to ACFOLA.

The deadline for these nominations is Dec 11, 2017 and you can submit your nomination to the Director of Elections at election@acfola.ca

You can also complete the nomination, acceptance and seconding online.

To nominatehttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfH0835FO3duqsEMnoHHRz6zYYUbMiboid1H1LvY98-tPBITA/viewform

To accepthttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyfrovCDA9MIuBiMdLrj8MSbKeHJeOOAWTjmpDmXYk-rmG2A/viewform

To secondhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRCLRwDZsxtkPSzZH_TsffhVbSV1ipQSfKdKCIO6GBpNGFsA/viewform

Please refer articles 17.5, 17.6 & 17.8 of the Constitution that relate to each vacancy.

 

Director of Elections
election@acfola.ca

ACFOLA
2ND FLOOR Clarence Street, London, ON, Canada
London, ON N6B 1K7
Canada

 

Digital Storytelling for Youth

 Unearthing the Story of African Community in London.

ACFOLA, funded by the Government of Ontario, is pleased to announce that it is going to start a youth project entitled “Unearthing the Story of African Community in London.”

This project will engage the youth (Grade 9-12) in story gathering, interviewing and editing using digital media to curate stories that merit wider audience. There are so many African stories of achievements that show overcoming of successive odds and obstacles that need to be unearthed and shared within the African Community and the society at large. To do this, there is no better way than involving the youth, the next generation, especially at the high school age bracket, to implement this project. This project would give the youth a close-up knowledge and experience of the lived and surmounted challenges by great African achievers. The project will result in the development of important skills that encompass, planning, organizing, critical thinking, communicating, writing, presenting, interviewing and editing using the medium of digital media. We are confident the youth would take this opportunity and the ones that are screened for this project will be compensated fairly for their time at $13.00 per hour.

Now we call all our members and supporters to encourage the youth to apply for this project.
In addition, we ask all members (association and individuals) to identify VOLUNTEER INTERVIEWEES who have exemplary stories, stories of success against all odds, to be interviewed by the youth. The volunteer interviewees are the achievers–women, business-owners, professionals, athletes, executives, students, seniors, scholars and others– within our communities. Let us identify them and share and document their unique stories.

Please send your interests to info@acfola.ca with the subject line: DIGITAL STORYTELLING.

Deadline for Youth applicants has been extended to December 1, 2017.
Deadline for Volunteer Interviewees has been extended to December 5, 2017.
ACFOLA
www.acfola.ca
info@acfola.ca

 

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The second rescheduled Annual General Meeting(AGM) will be on February 25, 2017( at 2 PM at Pathways Bldg 239 Clarence Street) to elect a new 9 members of the Board of Directors, 3 members of the Judiciary and 3 members of the Audit body.

A VOLUNTEER  Director of Elections for the AGM as per Article 20 of the ACFOLA Constitution will:

  • Develop the process of electing 9 members of the Board of Directors, 3 members of the Judiciary and 3 members of the Audit body; as per articles 17, 18 & 19 of the ACFOLA Constitution
  • Declare all positions vacant and issue a call for nominees to fill all the positions
  • Vet the candidates as per provisions in articles 17, 18 & 19 of the Constitution
  • Oversee the Elections
  • Declare the winners and install all the officers into office

Please refer TO the Constitution of ACFOLA on our website, http://www.acfola.ca/about/constitution-of-acfola/

Office of the Secretary
ACFOLA

Special General Meeting (SGM) and Annual General Meeting(AGM)

 

Dear Members:

 

The ACFOLA Board of Directors has rescheduled the Special General Meeting(SGM) and the Annual General Meeting(AGM).

The rescheduled Special General Meeting(SGM) will be on January 21, 2017 (at 2 PM at Pathways Bldg, 239 Clarence Street) dealing with the President’s Report and Financial Reports.

The second rescheduled Annual General Meeting(AGM) will be on February 25, 2017( at 2 PM at Pathways Bldg 239 Clarence Street) to elect a new 9 members of the Board of Directors, 3 members of the Judiciary and 3 members of the Audit body.

A VOLUNTEER Director of Elections for the AGM(as per Article 20 of the ACFOLA Constitution) will:
1. Develop the process of electing 9 members of the Board of Directors, 3 members of the Judiciary and 3 members of the Audit body; as per articles 17, 18 & 19 of the ACFOLA Constitution
2. Declare all positions vacant and issue a call for nominees to fill all the positions
3. Vet the candidates as per provisions in articles 17, 18 & 19 of the Constitution
4. Oversee the Elections
5. Declare the winners and install all the officers into office

Please refer TO the Constitution of ACFOLA on our website, http://www.acfola.ca/about/constitution-of-acfola/

Office of the Secretary
ACFOLA

Special General Meeting: Constitutional Amendments

Dear Members of ACFOLA,

 

This is to notify you that due to a lack of individual members quorum, the SGM on Constitutional amendment that was to have taken place on August 13, 2016 has been re-scheduled.
The re-scheduled SGM will be held on August 28, 2016 at 2 PM at Pathways on 239 Clarence Street.
Please note that even though as per the ACFOLA Constitution quorum is not necessary for a re- scheduled SGM, your inputs matter and therefore we look forward to full attendance on August 28, 2016.

 

Office of the Secretary
ACFOLA

In accordance with Article 14 of the ACFOLA Constitution, ACFOLA Members are hereby invited to a Special General Meeting for the purposes of deliberating on and adopting constitutional amendments, which can be reviewed by clicking here or visiting the constitution page under the about dropdown in the website’s menu.

As a gentle reminder and in accordance with the Constitution, only members in good standing will be eligible to vote. You are therefore urged to renew your membership before or by August 13, 2016.

Notice of ACFOLA Special General Meeting: August 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM at 239 Clarence Street

2016 ACFOLA BBQ

The 2016 ACFOLA BBQ is fast approaching! Come join us August 6th for another great BBQ event at Springbank Park. $7.50 for adults, $5.00 for children, or only $20 for families.
There will be traditional African Food, BBQ, games and raffles! Don’t miss out!

169th Liberian Independence Day Celebration

Hosted by ALIKE -Kitchener and UCLAL – LONDON

Outdoor activities:
Soccer & kickball matches, featuring Lansana Kromah and Prince Wright
Starts at 12pm at the Dorchester Arena

Indoor Activities:
Dinner & Party, Keynote speaker is John McCarthy
Doors open at 7pm, party ends at 2am

Ticket Cost $20

Summer Student Project Assistant


ACFOLA
Position Project Assistant
Type Summer Student
Organizer ACFOLA

 
 
Job Description
The Project assistant would under the supervision of the Executive Director or the Project Manager carry out the following duties:

 
Offer support by completing office assistance to the community outreach coordinator and to other Office personnel

 
In addition, the successful candidate may also be asked to undertake duties to support committees at ACFOLA, such as:

  • Attend committee meetings and assist with planning activities.
  • Work in collaboration with other staff at ACFOLA.

 
Academic Background
Post-Secondary

 
Desirable Skills
The successful candidate will have demonstrated proficiency in:

  • Written and oral communication.
  • Use of IT

 
Conditions

  • May 25 to September 3rd (Up to 16 weeks)
  • Number of Hours per Week Requested: 37.50 hours

 
Remuneration
11.25 per hour plus standard vacation pay and benefits.

 
Other requirements

  • Great Work Ethic
  • is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
  • was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year
  • intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year
  • is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program, university
  • is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*
  • is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

*Foreign students are not eligible.

ACFOLA’S AGM FOR THE 2015 YEAR

We are exited to announce that we will be hosting our 2015 AGM at the Goodwill Career Centre and all community members are welcome to attend!

Click here->2015_2016 AGM Agenda

Information for Electing a Secretary:
Below is a Nomination form for you or somebody you know in your community or circle of friends that might be great for this very important position.

The Executive secretary is a signatory position.
The position and requires highly organized and time management skills.
These are amongst the duties and responsibilities of the Office
as per our current constitution:
17.4.1 It is the duty of the Secretary to keep updated minutes of all the meetings of the Federation.
17.4.2 The Secretary will be responsible for maintaining correspondence.
17.4.3 The Secretary will be responsible for maintaining a membership list of all official members as well as keeping all the Federation documents and records.

The Secretary is also the Custodian of the Constitution

Click here->Nomination Form
Click here->Electoral Rules 2013