Francis Shupo | President

– Chaired another extremely successful 2012 AGM conference, as well as helping to plan it through participation in the event manager’s group
Represented the SOBA UK at the Conference, including responding to member queries and identifying new prospects

– Successfully onboarded new volunteers unto the event manager’s team

– Specified and proposed new board structure for 2014 elections

– Met with SOBA President General to define strategy for SOBA UK UK Chapter

– Agreed execution of new SOBA UK online discussion forums and initiatives around professional career development

– Attended various events – St. Joseph’s Feast day and several bereavements

– Participation in strategy discussions with partner organisations – US, UK and Buea diocese

– Guided association through adoption of new online forums as major communication infrastructure

– Supported the succesful delivered of the annual 2012 gala

Over the next 6 months, our key priorities are improving the website (further details from Bime below), improving the membership process, executing a smooth handover via elections, releasing funds for next phase of Sick Bay project (further details from Max and Ayuk below) and identifying opportunities for the SOBA UK to add further value to its members.

 

Bime  Lafon | Secretary General

– Discussed and successfully membership benefits with members at the 2012 AGM

– Procured new website domain and secured more control over website functionality

– Successfully delivered online library with historical data of Soba meetings and material as far back as 2003

– Procured, installed and configured CRM platform for UK chapter

– Responding to ad hoc member enquiries in person, on the phone, by email and via social media

– Successfully participated event manager meetings for organising the 2013 gala

– Successfully grown a presence on faceook and twitter

-Supporting all volunteer teams off and online with support material

Over the coming 6 months, my priorities remain improving the membership process, improving and relaunching the website and improving the value that we offer to our members online. in line with new ideas to interface with the international SOBA community.
I’ll also aid in the exec shadowing and handover process via elections.

 

 

Max Ewane | Financial Secretary

– Supported the succesful delivered of the annual 2012 gala

– Responding to ad hoc member enquiries in person, on the phone, by email and via social media

– Aided in formulating the shadow structure for finance

Over the next six months – help in onboarding the new executive and support them in handover

 

 

Ayuk Akoh-Arrey | Treasurer

– Successfully proposed and acquired members’ approval for 2013 membership benefits at 2012 AGM

– Responding to ad hoc member enquiries in person, on the phone, by email and via social media

– Successfully chaired event manager meetings for organising the 2013 gala

– Supported the succesful delivered of the annual 2012 gala

– Successully acquired a group bank account with Natwest

– Successfully transferred funds for next phase of Sasse Sick Bay project to Buea diocese

As we approach the end of another year, one of the key areas of focus for us is to assess our financial position for the coming year. Having recently helped in formulating the shadow structure on of our objectives will be to have new executive members submit their strategy for achieving our chapter objectives within their own area of responsibility. This strategic proposal will also be supported by a budget proposal so we can more proactively manage the chapter finances and provide a forward-looking view where traditionally it has been more reactive.

One of the biggest challenges we face as an organisation is how we can effectively and efficiently market ourselves. As it stands, we simply don’t have the level of brand awareness that we deserve. Put simply, we’re one of the SOBA communities best kept secrets! Over the next 6 months I will aid in supporting the branding function.