Archive for February, 2014

The Minutes of UDA 2014 Conference Call of Feb. 1, 2014

February 8, 2014


FROM: Ignatius Idio, Secretary

Subject: The UDA 2014 Conference Call – Scheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM -8:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Date: Wed, Jan 15, 2014

To The Good People of Uruan Inyang Atakpo:
You are cordially invited to attend and participate in our UDA Conference call on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at7:00 PM -8:30 PM Eastern Time Zone. Please forward this conference call to other Uruan people that you know and encourage them to attend and participate. Please note the time differentials in your own country, state or locality and adapt accordingly in order to dial in on time. Below is the Agenda. Please call to remind fellow Uruan people to participate in the conference call. Thanks!
1. Call to order at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (Please note the time differentials
in your own country, state or locality and adapt accordingly)
2. Prayer
3. Reflect upon the last conference call/meeting
4. Matters arising
5. Goal/Proposal for next conference call/meeting:
a) Dissolve the current executive/officers
b) Conduct election of new executive/officers
c) Set date for next conference call/meeting
6. Adjournment
Note: Meeting will commence promptly at 7:00 PM and will end at 8:30 PM.
US Participants – Join the conference and call:
Dial: (559) 726-1300
Access Code: 278676#
International participants must add the country Code to 559 726-1300 as you would dial other international calls)
Participant Access Code: 557353#
To all participants – dial into the conference line and when prompted enter the access code followed by the pound (#) key.
Minutes of UDA February 1, 20014 Conference Call
February 1, 2014

Started at: 7:00 PM EST Adjourned at: 8:45 PM EST
Names of Participant State/Country Matters Arising/Deliberations

Mr. Eyibio Adah/Chairman MD
• Called the conference to order
• Promised to contact Chief Nte Bassey’s sons to see if they are interested in hosting UDA website
• Asked if the core members would be willing to contribute financially to sustain UDA
• Suggested organizing a beauty pageant to attract Uruan youths into UDA

Dr. Ekong A. Ekong/Vice Chair DE
• Suggested that we get e-mail, and telephone contact information on young men and women of Uruan heritage to contact and network with them
• Recommended that the core members should campaign to enlist young men and women of Uruan heritage into UDA

Dr. Idio/Secretary VA
• Offered prayer
• Reflected on the minutes of the last conference call
• Wrote minutes
• Reported to members that UDA web site is up and running
• Encouraged members to visit the site and post suggestions, comments, and advertisements
• Promised to update UDA web site to the extent of the permission allowed by the Host of UDA domain/web site
• Set date for the next conference call

Dr. Edet Isuk/Treasurer MD
• Orally reported the balance of UDA Account as about $5119 and promised to tender the official account statement to the secretary later
• Wrote a check for $134.87 to reimburse the Secretary for the renewal of UDA web site for one year contract with the BLUEHOST Webmaster
• Maintains UDA mail box and the UDA revenue

Dr. Magnus Bassey NY
• Telephoned members to remind them to call in to participate in the conference call
• Stressed the importance and significance of sustaining UDA as an organization
• Emphasized the fact that the core members have a responsibility to keep UDA alive
• That UDA can serve as an arbitrator or mediator for the people of Uruan in Akwa Ibom State
• Promised to contact Chiefs Nte Bassey and Ime Ekanem to ask them to call in to participate in UDA conference call on Saturday, March 8, 2014

The consensus of all the attendees/participants
• UDA must be sustained financially by the core members in order to maintain the recurrent expenditures such as mail box, UDA web site, etc. But no amount was set for the levy on the core members
• The core members should contact Uruan people and ask them to join UDA

Agenda Item carried forward
• Dissolution of the current executive/officers
• Holding election of new executive/officers

Mr. Adah, the Chairman made a motion to adjourn the conference. Dr. Magnus Bassey seconded the motion.
• The UDA conference call was adjourned at 8:45 PM EST

The next UDA conference call was set for Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:00-8:00 PM EST

The Secretary will announce the date for the next UDA conference call to members via email and will post the announcement on UDA website.