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OUR HISTORY

26 YEARS HISTORY OF BOBA-USA (1993-2018)

 

During the winter months of 1989, a group of CPC Bali ex-students who gathered to play table tennis at the home of Mr. Victor Ndonyi in Wheaton, MD discussed the need to form a Bali Old Boys Association in the US. As a result of this discussion, a follow up planning meeting took place in March 1989 at Victor’s home. Below is a timeline of events that proceeded.

1989:

On April 29, 1989 The first BOBA chapter in the United States, later called BOBA-DC was formed. The meeting was hosted at the home of Mr. Eric Igwacho located at The Presidential Towers Apartments located at 1836 Metzerott Road, Apt 1107, Adelphi, MD 20783.
The 9 founding members who attended this meeting were:

Mr. Victor Ndonyi
Mr. Carl Moni
Mr. Julius Abangma
Fon Eric Anyangwe (RIP)
Mr. Eric Igwacho
Mr. Adolph Ngundam
Mr. Eric Aseneh (RIP)
Mr. Sabum Anyangwe
Mr. Felix Fokum

The first elected executive officers were:

President: Mr. Carl Monie
Vice President: Mr. Victor Ndonyi
Secretary: Mr. Eric Igwacho
Treasurer: Fon Eric Anyangwe

1990:

BOBA-DC was launched to the Cameroon community in DC through a free Christmas Party that took place in DC on December 22, 1990.

Bobans were hailed by the community for their generosity.

1992:

After a period of inactivity (comma), a committee was created to re-vitalize the association and explore the possibility of expanding the association to a national level.

The Re-Awakening committee headed by Dr. Steve Andoseh and Mr. Joseph Mancho, was created.

The two committee leaders and a group of other Bobans made trips to Chicago, MN and Atlanta to sensitize other Bobans living in those areas.

A national meeting (convention) to start a BOBA-USA branch was then planned for the following year.

1993:

At the first national convention held at the Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, MD BOBA-USA was formed.

The first elected executive officials of the branch were:

President: Dr. Stephen Andoseh
Vice President: Mr. Charles Abam
Secretary General: Mr. Eric Igwacho
Treasurer: Fon Eric Anyangwe
Organizing Secretary: Mr. Elias Mancho

Among other things, this convention could be remembered for the unfortunate rivalry between two sister alumni associations; BOBA-USA and Kupexa USA. Both associations had scheduled their conventions on the same weekend in the same city, with neither association willing to reschedule. BOBA-USA was the first to schedule, but Kupexa-USA, which was one of the most organized associations at the time, later schedule on the same weekend. Due to strategic planning that included a well attended BBQ, featuring a soccer game between the Sobans and the Bobans , a unique advertisement flier (the “this cow must be consumed flier” designed by Bah Carl Monie) and a superior choice of the convention gala hall, the BOBA-USA convention clearly dominated.

BOBA USA NATIONAL DUES

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WHO WE ARE

We the former students of Cameroon Protestant College, (C.P.C.) domiciled in the United States of America, having assembled in Washington, DC on the 3rd day of July, 1993, following the formation of a pilot association in 1989, do hereby form an association of ex-students of C.P.C Bali based in the United States of America, known as BALI OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, hereinafter called BOBA-USA

OUR MOTTO

GOD -KNOWLEDGE - SERVICE


OUR OBJECTIVES - MISSION STATEMENT

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Ensure that its members are God fearing, law abiding and productive members of their community

Uphold the values of discipline, respect and human dignity acquired during the years of learning and association in the College

Maintain continual contact and association with all former Students of CPC Bali

Promote the wellbeing of CPC Bali and to help the institution to continue to grow academically and socially

Provide a means for members to pool resources in order to enhance their collective welfare

Provide material and spiritual assistance to the poor, disabled, or otherwise disadvantaged individuals and communities affiliated with CPC, BOBA, or BOBA-USA, without preference as to ethnic origin, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, gender or sexual orientation

The association is organized and operated for charitable and educational purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.


THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE

The National Executive of BOBA-USA comprises of the following officers and members:

  1. The National President
  2. The National Vice President
  3. The National Secretary General
  4. The National Treasurer
  5. The Public Relations Officer / Organizing Secretary

The National Executive shall be elected by the General Assembly for a term of two consecutive years, but shall continue in office until a new National Executive is elected.  The National Executive shall be responsible for the day to day management of BOBA-USA affairs


BOARD MEMBERS 2017-2018






Casey Gwei

Publicity Secretary

pubsecretary@boba-usa.org