Chairman’s message to the Old boys (Fellow Acciobites!) Welcome to 2015
Welcome to 2015.
I trust you all had a wonderful Christmas and the New Year celebrations and it is my pleasure to welcome you to this New Year 2015. I believe that this New Year 2015 will be, for all of us and for our Accioba Association Benin Branch in particular and indeed Accioba Nation-wide, an outstanding year. For one, it is an election year at the national level and secondly it is also going to mark the end of the first year of the current executive of our Benin branch.
The activities for Accioba Benin Branch for last year half of 2014 started in May with the election of the current EXCO headed by Sir Paschal Isele (KSJI) as Chairman. Let me capture the various activities that characterized the last half of 2014 as follows:
- Inauguration of the current EXCO
- Constitution of the various standing committees
- Creation/hosting of Accioba Benin Branch’s website
- Membership drive; which has seen an upsurge in the attendance level at our monthly meetings and at other Association’s activities
- Setting-up of the committee for the establishment of a Saving’s Scheme for the association headed by Prof. Isi Ikhuoria
- Constitution of the Savings scheme committee headed by the Vice Chairman, Mr. Godwin Akhaine. This is set to commence in January this year.
- Identification and constitution of our members the qualified for the “Guild of Elders” for Accioba Benin Branch
- The constitution of our End-of-Year party headed by our dear Animal Doctor David Ogbeifun
- Holding of our end-of-year party ably hosted by Sir Jude Agbonna
- Award of “DOBs” to deserving members of the association and appreciation of the various hosts in 2014.Given that the above activities took place only within five months of the current executive, it is expected that the remaining months of the first year will be used not only to consolidate on the above achievements but to ensure more activities. I will therefore appeal to members to be more prepared for the tasks ahead as we will seek your 3Ts (time, talents and treasures).
I would like to thank all members of the current EXCO and all Old Boys who have sustained their interest in the Association; by attending and supporting all our scheduled events, paying their dues or making other contributions to the advancement of our Accioba Benin Branch. Together, we will make our desired impact for our dear association. To you all, I say “Bravo!!!”.
Long Live Annunciation Catholic College, Irrua,
Long live the ACC Old Boys Association (ACCIOBA, Benin branch)
Sir Paschal Isele (KSJI)
Chairman, ACCIOBA Benin Branch.
- Gentlemen, I am confident that 2015 will be an exciting year for our Old Boys Association. We will do great things this year. Just be ready when we come calling. God bless us.