ANNUAL URHOBO CONVENTION IN NORTH AMERICA
Urhobo Progressive Association of
The Board of Trustees (BOT) and Executive Council (EC) of Urhobo Progress Union, North America (UPUNA) cordially invite all Urhobo, friends, and well wishers to join us in the annual celebration of Urhobo culture during the United States Labor Day Weekend, Friday, August 30 to Monday, September 02, 2002.
As part of the effort to build and strengthen Urhobo unity, the theme for the 2002 convention is BUILDING BRIDGES.We must find a way to build bridges to peace, patience, tolerance, love and understanding as well as respect for one another. We must build bridges that will lead to industrialization, employment, and prosperity. All 22 States (clans) of the Urhobo nation must identify a common purpose while seeking ways to live in peace and harmony with all Deltans, indeed, Nigerians. We must be willing to bury old wounds and hate that had tied our hands, shackled our ankles, and blurred our visions in the past.We must build a better and brighter future. This is our call! This is our responsibility!! This is our challenge!!! - To facilitate and sustain a new society in Urhobo and Delta south for the benefit of our selves and generations to follow.Let us build these bridges together.
UNITED STATES LOBOR DAY WEEKEND
Friday, August 30 to Monday, September 02, 2002
CONVENTION THEME: BUILDING BRIDGES
HILTON WESTCHASE & TOWERS 9999 WESTHEIMER ROAD HOUSTON, TEXAS 77042
Due to the fact that we have just received confirmation of attendance by a delegation from Urhobo land, led by the President General of UPU, Chief Benjamin Okumagbe, we are presently working on the agenda.
be assured that Saturday, August 31 and
Conventioneers can call the Hilton
For Reservation at the Hilton
(1)TEL:713-974-1000 OR 800-HILTONS
RESERVATION CODE:"URHOBO CONVENTION"
(Please give this code number when making your room reservations)
SPECIAL ROOM RATE:
(1)Single Room with King Size Bed $65.00/night + Tax
(2)Single Room with Two Beds$65.00/night+ Tax
(3)Suite with King Size Bed$85.00/night+ Tax
DEADLINE FOR SPECIAL ROOM RATE:
In addition, some conventioneers may prefer a home to a hotel environment. As is true to Urhobo hospitality, some members of the host chapter, UPA, have volunteered to accommodate delegates, especially families.
you need more information or want accommodation to be arranged with a host,
please, contact any member of the Convention Committee Members listed below
or President of UPA, Mr. Edward Oruaga at 281-438-9502.
CONVENTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Ruks Bazunu, Chairman713-995-0135
Monday Anigboro, Member281-564-3750
Mukoro, UPUNA Secretary:281-933-5850
DIRECTION TO THE HILTON:
plan to travel by air, you can fly into Intercontinental or
you decide to lease a car, you may obtain a map of the general hotel area