CEANA Convention Goes Virtual in 2021

CEANA Convention Goes Virtual in 2021

In consideration of its patrons, attendees, and its general membership, the Council of Ewe Associations Of North America (CEANA) has decided to host the 2021 Convention virtual again this year. The original host of the in-person event, Atlanta, will host the event. Atlanta will therefore serve as the hub for broadcasting live feeds of the virtual convention to the rest of the USA, Ghana, and CEANA fans across the globe. The event normally starts on the Thursday of the United States Labor Day weekend through Monday when conventioneers depart. This year’s Labor Day weekend starts on Saturday, September 5, 2021, through Monday, September 6, 2021. The full press release by the CEANA Secretariat is as follows:

March 26, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2021 CEANA CONVENTION WILL BE A VIRTUAL EVENT

In consideration of its patrons, attendees, and general membership, the Council of Ewe Associations Of North America (CEANA) has decided to host the 2021 Convention virtual again this year. The original host of the in-person event, Atlanta, will host the virtual event in September this year. Atlanta will therefore serve as the hub for broadcasting live feeds of the virtual convention to the rest of the USA, Ghana, and CEANA fans across the globe. The event normally starts on the Thursday of the United States Labor Day weekend through Monday when conventioneers depart. This year’s Labor Day weekend starts on Saturday, September 5, 2021, through Monday, September 6, 2021. CEANA Conventions has turned to be a mega event as it continues to attract over a thousand in-person participants in the past few years before it morph into virtual last year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The full press release by the CEANA Secretariat is as follows:

  1. COVID-19 is still around and most of CEANA members and sympathizers work in industries that are heavily impacted.
  • CEANA’s source of funding for its projects and convention is through donations and convention related fees paid by its members and sympathizers who are either out of work or are beginning to return to work due to the pandemic and are facing these challenges:
    • Taking care of basic needs and bills.
    • Having enough left to pay for the convention fee, hotel reservations, and also to donate to CEANA.
  • Currently, there is no firm date as to when all stay-at-home order, social distancing, and limited gathering will be totally lifted across states and countries.
  • Groups that will be performing during the convention are not able to meet to practice their art.
  • We cannot hold convention just for hosting if people do not attend and the aims of hosting the convention cannot be met.
  • The source of funding of the 2021 In-Person Convention is in serious jeopardy due to the pandemic.

As such, the local CEANA organizing committee in Atlanta, GA in conjunction with the CEANA Secretariat and COR have unanimously approved that the 2021 CEANA Convention be a Virtual Event. Therefore, Atlanta, GA will not host 2021 In-Person  CEANA Convention. All arrangements and preparations towards the 2021 In-Person Convention will be rolled into the Virtual Convention where feasible. Further details will be communicated.

The Executive Council and COR will continue to provide frequent updates in regards to the 2021 CEANA Virtual Convention and all CEANA activities now and beyond. CEANA owes its existence and successful thriving to the good health, success, and well-being of its members, donors, and sympathizers. At this point, we urge everyone to stay safe and continue the good work.

We encourage all friends and families to follow the recommendations outlined by your local governing authorities to help prevent the infection and spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this period. Together, we would continue to cater for our people and communities at home and abroad.

Issued by

The Secretariat

CEANA

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