The meeting started with a prayer by Angelique Chelo in the Swahili language. The chairman then welcomed all the members to the meeting.
The Future of the African Proverbs Working Group
Fr Joe Healey’s Five Year Transition Plan (2019 – 2024)
Doors that are closing
Windows that are opening
Appeals would also be sent to other organizations which fund and support community activities.
It would require that a publication editor and a marketer be engaged to ensure the success of this venture. Members proposed that the African Proverbs Website be improved to allow for online sales (E-commerce) and payments. E-publishing training would be carried out before these projects could be undertaken.
2020 APWG Calendar
The theme of the year 2020 would be “Equality, Inclusiveness and Fairness” The proverbs carrying this theme will be from the 2019 – 2020 proverbs collection. These are Universal Values which embrace all communities of the world.
Proverbs of the Month 2019 – 2020
These were already being prepared and posted on the African Proverbs Website.
Month of posting Proverb Publisher
April, 2019 Soga (Uganda) Alimas Kaluta
May, 2019 Gweno (Tanzania) Etoka Malisawa
June, 2019 Sukuma (Tanzania) Zakaria Kashinje
July, 2019 Gikuyu (Kenya) Francis Njuguna
September, 2019 Haya (Tanzania) Rita Ishengoma
October, 2019 Sukuma (Tanzania) Donald Sybertz & Fr. Joe Healey
November, 2019 Toro (Uganda) Kevin Namatsi Okubo
December, 2019 Pare (Tanzania) Annastasi Oisebe
January, 2020 Sukuma (Tanzania) Charles Bundu
February, 2020 Manyika (Zimbabwe) Elias Bushiri
March, 2020 Lopit (South Sudan) Ricardo Benon
April, 2020 (Luhya sub-group) Stanislaus Agava
May, 2020 Yao (Malawi) Elias Bushiri
June, 2020 Sukuma (Tanzania) Donald Sybertz & Joe Healey
July, 2020 to December, 2020
Proverbs of the month from the on-going projects would be used to cover this period.
2018 -2019 Projects for the Collection of 100 African Proverbs
Out of 14 projects only 4 members had not yet submitted their first drafts. By the date of the members’ meeting only two members had completed their projects fully. They would receive their second half grant before the end of the new week.
The other members were requested to complete their work and have them approved and print before the 8th May 2019. They would be presented to Fr J Healey before then.
The members reported that they had challenges with collaborators, who were not available always, and were often out of Kenya.
2018 Membership Contributions
A few members had made their payments in cash. These were:
It was resolved that members who had projects for 2019 would be charged directly from their Second Half Grant, the amount of Ksh.1,000 ($10).
Some members still had arrears for 2017 and were requested to settle.
Any Other Business
There being no other business the meeting ended at 4.30 p.m.