The meeting started with a prayer said by Fr. Joseph Healey.
The Committee evaluated the projects previously approved in 2015, which were due for presentation to the committee.
These members had already received the first half of the grant. They were required to present their 10 booklets of their collection, before receiving the second half of the grant. Others would receive the full grant.
Ethnic Group Member Grant due
Proverb of the Month 2016
Emphasis was put on the need to meet the requirement that a member should present a proverb of the month from their current collection, to be used as a proverb of the month. This should be presented to the committee before any grant is issued to a member.
The order of posting the proverbs of the month on the APWG website in 2016 would be as below:
January Tetela Elysee Meta
February Samburu Margaret Wambere
March Holoholo Elias Bushiri
April Abanyala Kevin Okubo
May Digo Margaret Wambere
June Tembo Sikitoka Mboni
July Turu Cikuru Devotha
August Turkana Gabriel Odhiambo
New Guidelines for APWG
Action to be taken at the next APWG meeting:
The Execcutive Committee proposed that some of the grants be allocated for buying some basic equipments such as a Laptop and a Printer, and a few basic supplies such as printing ink and paper stapples and staplers binding tapes and internet bundles to facilitate the functions of the executive and other members.
Members annual contributions
2015 Angela Katabarwa Ksh.1,000
2016 Membership Contributions
Sukuma Legacy: $1,000 was used for processing 5 initial documents on the Sukuma from PDF to Word documents of 500 pages.
Travel expenses: From the contributions, a stipend of Ksh.1,000 was given to each of the three (3) executive committee members who travel from outside the venue. Ksh.1,000 was retained.
Operational expenses: These were covered by the gift contribution of $150 received from Prof. Wolfgang Mieder These costs will cover particularly the production of the draft booklets, communication and the operational costs incurred by the committee,
2016 Draft Calendar
This draft was printed and presented to the executive for preview. Members gave suggestions on the corrections they wished to have made. Further suggestions on the revision of the draft calendar would be sent to Elias Bushiri by Wednesday 20th January 2016.
Date of next meeting
The 2nd session of the executive meeting was held on Saturday 16 January 2015 at the Maryknoll Society House, Westlands, Nairobi.
The date of the full APWG meeting will be held Saturday 30th January 2016 in the Fine Art Department of Kenyatta University. This is a venue alreaady well known to most members.
There being no other business the Moderator thanked the members for attending the meeting.
A closing prayer was offered by one of the members.
The meeting ended at 3.30 pm.