Thursday, May 11, 2006

DPA Annual General Meeting

Disability Promotion and Advocacy Association
Press Release
Port Vila, May 7, 2006

The Disability Promotion & Advocacy Association (DPA) will be holding its 2006 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 8 June 2006 on the island of Motalava in the TORBA Province, Vanuatu. The meeting will bring together 28 delegates from five of the six provinces of Vanuatu. The AGM will be proceeded by a Pre-AGM Workshop.

Also in attendance will be the members of the Coordinating Committee who are elected every two years. The current members were elected at the 2005 Annual General Meeting and consist of the following:

John Suran/Chair/Physical/SHEFA
Nelly Caleb/Vice-Chair/50% vision/SANMA
L. Solomon/Treasurer/Multiple limb deficit/SHEFA
Roger Whitley/Secretary/CP/SHEFA
Leisel Sope/Member/Deaf/SHEFA
John Wotleleng/Member/Visual/TORBA
Dorian Naliupis/Member/Caregiver Rep/SANMA

The Head of State of Vanuatu, HE President Kalkot Matas Kelekele has been invited to attend as well as the Hon Minister Isabelle Donald, Minister for Justice and Social Welfare.

The agenda for both the pre-AGM Workshop and the AGM itself are attached.

If any friends would like to send any messages to DPA to be announced, we would be honoured to read that message during the AGM.

Thank you and God be with you all

Andonia Piau-Lynch
DPA National Coordinator


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