Minutes of the African Proverbs Working Group (APWG) Executive Committee Meeting
Saturday, 24 August, 2019
Maryknoll Society House, Westlands
Absent with apology
Fr. Healey welcomed the members to the meeting. The meeting started with a prayer.
The agenda was:
Favorite Proverb of the Month
2020 African Proverbs Calendar
Elias presented a draft copy of the calendar to the members. It was agreed that some photographs would be changed and the cover page edited. A few copies of the calendar would be printed in the United States by Fr. Healey on his next visit there. The APWG members would be encouraged to print for their own use once it was posted on the African Proverbs Website
Sourcing for funds for the APWG projects
Wolfgang Milder donates $200 for goodwill and solidarity periodically.
In the United States of America the booklets have been sent to
2019 African Proverbs projects
Incomplete projects in 2019: The Committee was informed that several projects had not yet been completed. The members working on them had received communication from the secretary and were expected to present their projects by the 31 August, 2019. A grace period of one week would be allowed the members. The second half grant for these projects would be paid on a first-come, first-served basis. Once this period expires, the payment for the second half grant ($250) would not be paid to the members.
Tiriki proverbs project: The project was being researched by Agava Stanislaus, the Head Librarian at Tangaza University, Kenya. He had made good progress and would complete it soon. The project would be funded from other sources outside the normal APWG grants.
It was observed that messages on the Facebook Page received 7 to 8 “Likes” per message that is quite low. However, it depends on the message posted. One message got over 50 “Likes.”
APWG Full Members’ Meeting
This would be held in December, 2019.