Executive Meeting Minutes - Sunday, November 10, 2013

04/20/2014 17:54


Alh. Sellou Jallow

Secretary- Amadou Basiru Jallow

Bakary Jallow

Kawsu Sillah

Mamadou Salieu Jallow

Chairman- Momodou B. Krubally

Mutarr Jallow

Ousainou Krubally

Pa Joof

Pa Samba Johm

Wuyeh Yoro Sanyang

Date & Time: 11/10/13 @ 17:00 GMT


·         Welcome and opening prayers

·         Financial Update

·         Library Project Update

·         Open Discussion/round table

·         Next Executive and General Meeting

Welcome and opening prayers:

The meeting was opened with a prayer by Alh. Sellu Jallow while Mr. MB Krubally chaired it.

Financial Update:

The financial update was related by Mr. Mamadou Salieu Jallow, the Chief Financial Officer as follows: U.S
account has a balance of $3798.43; U.K account £220; the E.U account €161; and the Gambia account D31, 301.50. Note: these balances do not include the Ramadan project left-over. The Ramadan Project left-over include: D11, 598 in the Gambia account; $70 in the U.S account; and €40 in the E.U account.

Library Project Update:

Due to some concerns raised about the pace of the implementation process, it was agreed that setting up a Library Project and Fundraising Committees were the best way to go. The Library Project Committee will be responsible for:

- Negotiate the details with the Koba Kunda Primary School Principal and board about the terms and conditions upon which FoB was given the building and how FoB was planning on operating the library.

- Come up with a Library design.

- Research the Cost of project implementation

- Negotiate with potential contracts and award the project to a suitable contractor upon consultation and
approval by the general executive team.

- Create guidelines of the day-to-day operation of the Library upon the successful completion of the
construction process to be reviewed and approved by the general executive team.

The members of the Library Project Committee include:

Chair: Pa Samba Johm

Wuyeh Yoro Sanyang

Mamadou Jang Jalloh

Kawsu Sillah

Pa Joof

Ousman Kamara

Momodou B. Krubally

The Fundraising Committee is responsible for helping raise funds for this project as well as future projects. The members include:

Chair: Mamadou Salieu Jallow

Mutarr Jallow

Cherno Baba Jallow

Alh. Saibo Drammeh

Alh. Sellou Jallow

Pa. Joof

Momodou B. Krubally

Majidi Jallow

Sellu Jallow

Open Discussion/Round Table:

It was agreed that since Majidi, Sellu, and Nuha did a great job acquiring the computers on behalf of FoB, the association should take on the responsibility of shouldering the cost of getting the computers to the Gambia from Nebraska, U.S. A. Although Mr. Pa Samba Johm and Mr. Mutarr Jallow were very generous in charging the association $1200 for the cost of shipping the computers to the Gambia, they were asked to
lower that price further to only $1000. Therefore, it cost the association $1000 to ship all 40 c0mputers from Nebraska to the Gambia.

Mr. MB Krubally also explained that it cost $600 to ship the boxes of textbooks from Los Angeles, California
to the Gambia. Mr. Krubally will later announce that the $600 was his and his wife's donation towards the library project.

Also, MB Krubally mentioned that he was going to reach out to Alh Saibo Drammeh for the cost of acquiring and shipping the computers from Germany to the Gambia.

Pa Joof encouraged the participants to explore an idea of a mentorship program. He said that a
mentorship program will greatly help the youngsters that are just starting out.

Next Executive and General Meeting:

The next executive and general meetings will be scheduled. A communication will be sent out as soon as the details are finalized.

The meeting took 1.5 hours and was closed with a prayer by Pa Samba Johm.


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