The meeting started with a prayer by Joseph Kai.
The Zoom Meeting hostess Sr. Grace Njau welcomed the members to the meeting and thanked them for logging in on time for the meeting.
As has been the custom for the meetings, each member presented a proverb each explaining their meaning and application in the African settings.
Min.1.7.2020 Afriprov Website
Joseph Healey highlighted the importance of knowing how to access the various resources on our website. Members were challenged to identify the ways that the “Minutes” of the previous meeting can be accessed. Five ways are:
Suggestions were made on how the make the colors on the Home Page (Main Page) more readable/visible.
Min. 2.7.2020 Reading of the minutes of the previous meeting
Joseph Kai read the minutes of the previous Zoom meeting held 27 June 2020, as posted on the website. The minutes were proposed by Fr. Joseph Healey and seconded by Francis Njuguna as a true copy of the proceedings and resolutions.
Min. 3.7.2020 Matters arising from the previous minutes
The APWG bank account currently has an amount of USD $79 (Ksh.7,900.00). The request for support with a video camera and smart phones to enable recording of good quality videos and photographs on the African Proverbs Facebook Page would be deferred due to unavailability of funds. This was clarified by the Treasurer who also proposed that the group seeks for donations of the gadgets from well-wishers.
Min.4.7.2020 Creation of content for our Facebook Page
The Moderator noted that members had been posting very good content on the Facebook Page which had guided the increased engagement with the followers of the page. The “Drawings with African Proverbs” are getting many hits. But no money (income) is coming in from this activity. It was agreed that the number of viewers needed to be boosted in order to effectively fund raise. The APWG members would be encouraged to post messages, hit “Like” and respond to posts. Elias Bushiri and Joseph Kariuki would follow up on ways of promoting the Facebook Page so that many more viewers would visit it.
There was consensus that the active members be supported with internet bundles to enable them to continue creating content for the website and Facebook Pages. The Treasurer reported that she had identified a suitable internet bundle package from Safaricom which offered unlimited communication over a long period of time. Other options would continue being studied.
Min. 5.7.2020 Financial sustenance of the APWG
Min. 6.7.2020 WordPress training scholarship
As a result of the migration to the digital publication of the APWG productions, the Moderator confirmed that a scholarship for the WordPress training is available. The trainer would be Benard Mberere of AMECEA ICT, Nairobi. The Executive Committee members who would be interested would undergo the training in order to acquire skills to manage the website with the current administrators.
Details of the module would be shared later.
Min. 7.7.2020 Any other business
Sr. Grace Njau and Margaret Wambere would prepare the drafts and share with Fr. J Healey for further editing.
There being no other business the meeting ended.