Fun Facts about Atlanta, GA
Atlanta was host of the 2007 BCA USA annual convention
Atlanta is the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Atlanta was briefly named Marthasville from 1843 - 1844.
Atlanta has more shopping center space per capita than any other city except Chicago.
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BCA-USA member Ni Ernest Walah traveled to Cameron for the holidays and brought back these lovely pictures from the annual Lela Festival.
Lela Day 1
Lela Day 2
Last Day of Lela
Days of the week in Mungaka
Ntan ( Ntan Bani )
BCA-USA LEADERSHIP SUMMIT - ATLANTA 2010
Airport code for Atlanta: ATL
Meeting Venue: HYATT Place Hotel
5600 Peachtree Parkway Northwest
Norcross, GA 30092
(770) 416-7655 (770) 416-7655
Fundraising Gala Venue: JC Event Hall
5775 Jimmy Carter Blvd # 250
Norcross, GA 30071
Schedule: Friday, 2/5/2010
Welcome Dinner at Ni Peter & Ma Grace Fomunung's ( 3206 Thimble Berry Trail Dacula GA 30019)
Leadership Summit 9:00 am
Fundraising Gala 10:00 pm
BCA-USA Offers Assistance at home and abroad
From the Secretariat
To the victims in Haiti
a salutary show of goodwill to the needy, BCA USA has joined numerous
organizations around the world in contributing to the relief efforts
underway in Haiti after the earth quake that stroke the poverty stricken
Caribbean country. According to the president of BCA USA, Ni Julius Ndangam, it
is difficult to watch the heart wrenching pictures from Haiti and remain
indifferent to the wrath of mother earth toward a people who (even before the
natural calamity) were already at the brink of collapse. After careful deliberations
with the National Executive Committee (NEC), the leadership of BCA USA endorsed
the donation of $1,000 towards the relief efforts in Haiti.
To the 2009 Lela Celebrations
careful analysis on how Lela is sponsored and managed, the NEC unanimously
agreed that BCA-USA needs to assist in financing the Lela as well as encourage
the setting of appropriate structures to handle the entire
celebrations. The NEC then approved the sum of CFA 1,000,000 to support
the sponsoring of Lela 2009.
Membership Spotlight - Ni Clarence Ndangam
From the Awards Committee
This month, the Awards Committee will like to
recognize Ni Clarence Ndangam for his stewardship and dedication in BCA-USA
with high distinction, his commitment to set
pace, his enthusiasm and indefatigable drive to produce results, and for
his unwavering support and dedication to the BCA-USA goals and vision.
Ni Clarence relocated to the USA in September
of 2008 after working in Nigeria for 3 years. Prior to that, he lived and
worked in the UK. He studied in Germany where he was one of the founding
members of the Bali Nyonga Cultural Union (BANCU)-Germany. Upon arrival to the
US, he immediately got on board with BCA-USA, actively participating in two
committees - The Process Improvementn (PIC) and The Bali Multipurpose Center
BCA Launched in Scandinavia
By Ni Pascal Doh, Finnland
Over one hundred sons and daughters of Bali Nyonga resident in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finnland turned out the weekend of December 18th and 19th 2009 to launch the Bali Cultural Association (BCA) - Scandinavia in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The occasion marked the birth of the association which aims to bring sons and daughters of Bali together to network, support each other and other community efforts
A committee was set up to draft a constitution for the association. A steering committee comprised of the following persons was set up to coordinate the affairs of the association before the constitution and conduct of the first election.
President: Ni Victor Feh (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Vice-President: Pascal Doh (Finnland)
Secretary General: Ma Rosemary Kahnah (Finnland)
Organising Secretary: Ni Bambot Guildas (Sweden)
AS NEW CHAPTERS BOOST BCA-USA
Special Salute to Carolinas, Massachusetts, and Scandinavia
By Dr. Jerry Komia Domatob
greet new BCA-USA chapters
songs that charm winners
members and leaders
and blossoming chapters
Carolinas and Scandinavia
unity and solidarity
loyalty to BCA
Click here to read the full poem
Tsu Nnanna Boa ba To'ti (Idiomatic Expressions and Meanings)
Yi a ka la mu a (Previous): Mbin ka ni ngo konni, nkonni bo dza yi ntam ma mu'.
Literary interpretation: The (coc)roach went to take care of an unclean mortar yet it was caught and thrown into the fire,
To'ti ni (tsu) Muñgaka: Le bo ñga: Mun lin ma bud nu mboñkad a ti' nu mbukad.
Good deeds can very easily be construed as problematic or otherwise.
Yi a bo ndio a (Present): Yu ñna bo mbo ka ntun, wu ni ndzu mbo kusu' e?
Literary interpretation: When your mother is living, do you beg for food before eating?
To'ti ni Muñgaka: Le bo ñga : Mon ni ntod bo ndib yi nna ntun a, i bo ñku yu nu mi.
A child is proud when the mother is alive. At her passing (death) the child becomes desolate or solitary.
HATCHES, MATCHES AND DISPATCHES
Congratulations to Ni Emmanuel Babila and Ma Ruth of Oklahoma City
Chapter who welcomed a baby girl to the family. Baby Kendra was born December 4th 2009
Congratulations to BCA USA President Ni Julius Ndangam and Ma Magdalene who welcomed a baby boy to the family. Baby Gana was born January 14th 2010.
Our condolence to Ma Smiles Galega whose
mother Mami Azah FOUNDJING passed away in Santa on January 21, 2010.
Around the Country: Chapter Updates and News
BCA - Atlanta
Next Meeting: February 27th 2010
Contact: Ni Babila Tata, President
BCA - The Carolinas
Next meeting: February 13th 2010
Host: Ni Nyema and Ma Rochelle Tita
Date: February 13th 2010
Address: 4019 Barclay Commons Dr. Charlotte, NC
Contact: Ni Joseph Njinimbam, President
Greater Kansas City
Next Meeting: February 13th 2010
Host: Ni Julius and Ma Magdalene Ndangam
Address: 2113 SE 7th Stree, Lees Summit, MO 64082
Contact: Ni Sama Formusoh, President
Next Meeting: February 13th 2010
Host: Ni Musa Fogam and Ma Loveline Feh
Address: 5900 Yale Drive, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73162.BCA Oklahoma News:
BCA-OKlahoma has changed their meeting date from the 3rd Saturday of every month to the 2nd Saturday of every month
Next Meeting: February 5th 2010
Ba Gwei Tateh Langmia Kehbuma
Ni Anderson Kehbuma
Ma Helen Trukang (Vice President)
Ma Doh Grace
Ni Mathias Fotachwi
Address: Park Riche Building, 7600 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
NDAHNTOD Washington DC Announcements
Ndahntod Washington Metro
Area is now having a new location for their monthly meetings. It is at: Park Riche Building , 7600 Maple Ave,Takoma Park, MD 20912
The meeting holds
every First Friday of the month and starts at 8.00p.m. prompt.