Meetings

In addition to the meetings scheduled as per the board of directors, the house of delegates, committee meetings, the WIC Foundation, the Council of elders etc., an annual convention is held every years as stipulated in the constitution of the congress.

Convention: There shall be an annual Convention of the Congress which shall be held during the Labor Day Weekend or on such date and venue as the Board of Directors shall specify. The Board of Directors shall try as much as possible to rotate the venue of the Convention according to states.

Quorum: Sixty percent (60%) of the member organizations in good standing shall constitute a quorum at any meeting or conference during the Convention of the Congress.

Convention Planning Committee: The Board of Directors shall appoint members of the Committee to work with the host member organization to plan a well-coordinated Convention.

The Congress shall have sole control over the planning of the Convention and shall work with the local host in choosing the theme for the Convention, setting the agenda, and devising a realistic budget.

 


A NEW BEGINNING

Our Commitment to WIC Going Forward

Purpose of this thrust

To lay out strategies by the new administration, with the participation of all Diaspora Igbo, to revamp World Igbo Congress in order to enhance the robustness intended ab initio to reposition it for the onerous task ahead for the Igbo Nation.

Our Goals

  1. To reinstate the operational model of faithful adherence to the rules laid down at inception in order to restore the discipline needed for a viable and stronger WIC that will stand the test of time in this troubled era of the Igbo
  2. To establish an interfacing platform for all Diaspora Igbo Organizations to engender oneness of purpose, trust and unified response to emergencies
  3. To ensure that Diaspora Igbo under the aegis of World Igbo Congress is equipped psychologically and materially to undertake responsibilities that will ensure stability for the Igbo nation of the
  4. To have a robust World Igbo Congress that will respond energetically, rapidly, internationally and unapologetically to the needs of the Igbo as a

The Ikemba Strategic Committee

(The arrowhead of WIC’s renewed initiative)

GOAL: To prepare the WIC, the Igbo and Igbo land for today’s emergencies and for the future
  1. Immediately pursue a sustained global fundraising machinery for Diaspora Igbo
  2. Identify actionable litigation against all oppressors of the Igbo by way of Igbo Legal Defense
  3. Setup public relations and lobbying machinery so as to become proactive in Igbo affairs internationally and enlist the support of people or groups that will fight for us where it matters most
  4. Arrange presentations at World Centers including the United Nations, the governments of the US, The International Court of Justice at The Hague and Europe and African
  5. Stimulate our people to get politically involved locally so that, by default the Igbo becomes constituents of the political class in the US and elsewhere making it easy to mobilize this for our
  6. Rapidly articulate WIC response to any future
  7. Liaise with and report to the board for approval of decisions

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