THE 2019 OMSU-NA Congress in Carteret, NJ, USA
The Mawuli Alumni – North America, also known as Old Mawuli Students Union –North America (OMSU-NA) held its Annual Congress during the Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 – 26, 2019 at Carteret, NJ.
The theme for this year’s congress was, “Mawuli School – Restoring the Glory.” Mawulians both ancient and young travelled from all over the USA, Canada, UK and Ghana to grace the Congress.
The weekend begun with an opening reception held on Friday,May 24 in the Executive Lounge of the Hotel Executive Suites where Old Mawulians gathered to socialize, network, and reminisce about their days in Mawuli School.
The Annual Business Meeting followed on Saturday, May 25th at the Conference Room of the Hotel Executive Suites to deliberate on matters affecting the school and how to restore the glory of the school. The Business Meeting was chaired by the President,Prof. Evans Afenya. He congratulated members on the successful completion of computer labs at the cost of $88,000,undertaken by OMSU-NA. This involved a complete conversion and remodelling of the old home science lab in addition to transportation of hundreds of computers and servers from the US to Ghana for set up in the labs. The Business Meeting also saw individual old Mawulians promoting their various businesses while members were encouraged to patronize the businesses of Old Mawulians and sympathizers of Mawuli School across the world.
The Business Meeting ended with a Mawuli style lunch with borbor, amor and fetri detsi and other Ghanaian fine cuisine on the menu.
A section of Mawulians at the Business Meeting on Saturday May 25, 2019.
The completed computer Labs
Activities continued in the evening with a buffet style fundraising dinner-dance at the Ballroom of the Hotel Executive Suites which was well attended by both Mawulians, their loved ones, as well as other sympathizers. Funds were raised to continue projects and programs geared towards enhancing teaching and learning which will ultimately restore Mawuli to the pedestal it once occupied. The dancing of the night was out of this world and attendees danced the night away into the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Some members of the 1981 year group in a photo op at the Fundraising Dinner-Dance
There were optional church services on Sunday morning and the weekend events were climaxed with a Mawuli style picnic/cookout at the Merrill Park in Carteret, NJ followed by “Reminiscences – Mawuli Moments and Memories” that was dubbed “toli night,” in the evening.
It was a weekend of continuous borbor, red-red, banku, kamo, kenkey, pork, chicken, … and any type of food and drinks you can dream of on this earth.
The look on their faces in this photo op of a section of Mawulians at the picnic tells it all! It was enjoyment galore at the Mawuli-style picnic/cookout.