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MANA--2020


Dear AEFASC Friends:
I hope you and your families are all doing well and keeping safe by observing all the protocols out there.
MANA affiliates had a meeting last Saturday, July 4, 2020.  Our meetings are usually held via conference calls, but this was different and special.  For the first time we had the meeting GoToMeeting video medium.  It was really refreshing and exciting seeing the faces of our friends in other states and cities as we discussed matters affecting MANA.  Some of the friends we knew from previous congresses but there were some who were new.
The main item we discussed at this meeting was the appeal that had been made in April 2020 for the affiliates to contribute monies towards purchasing face masks, hand sanitizers and gloves to be given to district hospitals in the Central Region in Ghana.  Fortunately, these items are currently being made in Ghana so they would be bought in Ghana and distributed there without having to incur the high cost of these items here in the U.S.A. and the shipment to Ghana.
I am happy to report that our group, MfantseKuw of Southern California (MoSC) was the first affiliate to contribute $1,000.00 to the fund, soon after the appeal was launched.  We sent in our donation on May 4.  MANA currently has 12 members.  As of the time of the meeting last Saturday half of the affiliates had sent in their contributions.  In fact we in Southern California have become the standard for the other affiliates.  Colorado wanted to beat us so they donated $1,001.00!  They sent in their donation only two weeks ago.  Never mind that they have not yet paid their $300.00 dues for 2020!  The affiliates in Chicago, the Carolinas, and Connecticut had each contributed $500.00.  Greater Cincinnati had contributed $200.00.  Thus as of Saturday the appeal had garnered $3,701.00.  The other affiliates that had not contributed any monies were New Jersey, Maryland, Houston, Minnesota, Columbus Ohio and Massachusetts.  They had excuses galore.
I want to congratulate you all for your dedication to the association and for making us all proud as the beacon of light for MANA and I want to thank you all.
DR. Charles Blankson, President, MoSC