For the first time in our history, a seating president from SOBA:UK was present, participated with valor and candor during the deliberations and even left a gift for SOBA America. How nice of you Ayuk. You are a true leader and we wish you well as your draw your visionary prototype to carry SOBA:UK to a place they have never been. We also saw a mystical move to get the convention hosted for the first time outside the continental boundaries of the USA.
Richard & Ayuk, your very presence in Minnesota was the highlight of everything. You guys were the VIP of VIPs. That was a big sacrifice you made to fly across from Europe and I hope your expectations were met.Hopefully, we can replicate the success of MN in Montreal Canada next year and that will be a different challenge. The 79ers were well represented, and you could see our vibrance in all the events from Friday through Sunday.
All Sobans of the Minnesota chapter and those who came from far out as the UK to the deep south of Texas, I sincerely thank you and I am sure you are telling the stories of this convention as I write this email. Please keep singing the song till the next one comes around.
Beltus Ntopi, President, Soba America
Ayuk, It was a pleasure seeing you and spending time with you again (twice within 3 months after not seeing each other for more than 20 years). I would have loved to spend more time with you guys but as you have already alluded my involvement in the grand scheme of things was very important for the success of this year’s convention. Again thank you for paying a visit and for the great memories. Stay blessed!
Great write up though and kudos to the organizers of the wonderful convention. It was really a blast! So glad to see Lacteal and Whippi again. Are we planning to meet in the UK on October?
Kevin Nana, Vice President, Soba America