Dallas, TX- June 25, 2010: The administration of Dr. Henry Njie, which instituted the first ever Fako America Achievement awards during the 2009 Fako America Chicago convention, continued with this laudable tradition during the 2010 Dallas convention. This year, there were five recipients, four of them Fako America members, and one from Cameroon.
Mola Mbella Ndoko of Chicago, IL received an award for “for outstanding efforts to document FA activities in film and picture.” Mola Ndoko, has been the unofficial visual archivist for Fako America since the 1996 convention in Chicago when he began capturing the event in film and picture. Thanks to his volunteer efforts, Fako America has a treasure trove of videos and pictures chronicling its journey across the years. Today, most of these precious images are available online on Youtube. Check out Mola Ndoko’s Youtube channel.
Fako America is delighted to announce that Dr. Samuel Kale Ewusi will be the keynote speaker at the Fako America convention in Dallas, Texas. His address will be titled The Fako Nation: One People, One Path, One Journey which is also the theme for this year's gathering.
Dallas, Texas will be the venue for the 16th Fako America convention which will hold from June25-June 27, 2010. The organizing committee has selected the convention venue along with venues for different convention activities. Here are the details.
Preferred Airport Dallas, Fort Worth International Airport.
Picnic Location Vandergriff Park (2800 South Centre Street, Arlington 76010)
Convention Hotel Hampton Inn & Suites 1100 East I-20 Arlington, TX 76018 Tel:(817) 419-3700 * Fax: (817) 419-7177
ROOM RATES $79.99 per room (King standard and deluxe). $92.99 per room (King Suites)
*Mention Fako America in order to benefit from the promotional rates.
During the July 2004 Dallas Convention, elections where held for the FA Executive Committee members, and for the first ever FA Board of Directors. The elections took place after a very passionate campaign that saw candidates articulating their vision for Fako America and for the Fako Diaspora in the United States. Here are the names and positions of the honorable sons and daughters of Fako called upon to serve our community for until July 2006:
With about two weeks to the Fako America 10th anniversary convention, the convention program has been released by the Fako America Executive Bureau. The program clearly shows the importance of this historic occasion. Not only do convention deliberations start a day earlier to accommodate the Special Constitutional Session, the panel discussions will focus primarily on a retrospective look at how far the association has come and what needs to be done to ensure its continued growth as it enters its second decade of existence.
The 10th Annual Fako America convention will take place in the city of Dallas, Texas from Friday, July 2 to Sunday, July 4, 2004. According to news reports from the host chapter, Dallas, Texas, all is set for this historic occasion which is likely change Fako America as we know it for ever.
Not only have all the venues for the cultural evening, deliberations and gala, including the official convention hotel, been selected, Fako Dallas is promising an entertainment package that has nothing to envy from those offered by major travel agencies.