This will be the last website introduction I have had the honour to write for you as your president. It has been a great privilege to serve Ujamaa Grandmas in this way and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have helped me over these three busy years. I am thinking of all the different board members who have tirelessly worked together, often quietly, behind the scenes but who are so crucial to ensure the smooth running of Ujamaa Grandmas. Also I am thinking of the many members who have given me invaluable advice and encouragement when I have needed it. Ujamaa Grandmas and The Stephen Lewis Foundation are very dear to my heart and I am grateful to have had this special opportunity to support their life-changing work. I will of course continue to be a proud Ujamaa Grandma and know that there will be many different ways to volunteer for a long time to come.
I hope to see you at the AGM on 11th March where we will be electing new board members and President. It will be good to welcome new directors with fresh ideas and enthusiasm to lead us into the next year. We are pleased to have Michael Embale, the Executive Officer for the African Association of Calgary, and I am keen to hear about his community and their work amongst us. He says he is very interested to meet us too and learn about what we do so am hoping for a great turn out to welcome him.