CONVENTION BUZZ:IT’S HAPPENING IN CHICAGO..THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!!!
In the Spirit of “Wir Dze Wir Bii Wir” (BFU’s mantra)… translation… “A person is who he/she is because of people”….basically “No man is an Island”..You are what you are because of others!!!My lamnso translating skills are not that bad..lol! Ok…proper translation…”Who you are is a reflection of those around you”
I am very proud of MY ROOTS..”NSO TO THE BONE”….so I just had to post this!
DATE: JULY 23rd – 26 th 2009
VENUE: HILTON GARDEN INN, SCHAUMBURG
1191 WOODFIELD ROAD,SCHAUMBURG, IL 60173
THEME: CULTURE: FOSTERING SELF -RELIANCE & SOCIAL JUSTICE
Summer is here…start doing what you need to do to make the best of the season!!The BFU (Bui Family Union) Convention is a cultural event you do not want to miss!!!Yes…. Yes….Yes………It is happening in Chicago this Summer………
I got really excited after reading insider info about the convention posted on FB by BFU’s Organizing Secretary, Tarbinlam Lafon.
” Friday, July 24th (Night):
Oi! This is my best night. Let’s see what the scoop said…
– Traditional dances (ah, I can feel my head bopping already)
– Short Cultural Play (Huh? On the Nso Marriage Ceremony? Wow…. I wonder who’s paying the dowry!)
– Poetry!! (Poetry? Poetry? Our country people do poetry? Hm, interesting. In what language? Oku, Noni, Nso?)
– Special artist performance (Who? I want know who! Now! I can’t wait till the convention!)
– Fashion Parade by the BFU-Youth (This Youth again… wow! Can’t wait to see it! Bui culture designs? African designs? What’s cooking?)
– BFU-USA testimonies (Testimonies? Ah… they said something like the scholarship recipients would say how the scholarship has helped them. Hmm… our $$ at work!)
… and much more!”
Doesn’t that just sound like a party to die for??
” BFU-USA is a charitable [501(c)3], socio-cultural organization that brings together all persons belonging to, or affiliated with Bui Division, residing in the United States of America.
It promotes love, respect, and assistance to persons in need.
It also strives to foster and promote cultural values from the homeland, while enhancing and promoting the positive values of the host country, that are beneficial to its members”
Bui Division is in the North West Province (I guess now Region) of Cameroon.
Bui is divided administratively into 7 subdivisions: Elak-Oku, Jakiri, Kumbo (Urban), Kumbo (Rural), Mbiame, Nkum & Nkor
Read about the History of the Fondoms of Bui here
Check out more on the BFU-USA convention @ www.bfu-usa.org (The new site totally rocks!!)
Last year, BFU-USA celebrated it’s 20th Anniversary in grand style in New Jersey
OK People..Spread the word..IT IS HAPPENING IN CHIGAGO…THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!!