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Liberian Community Association of the Washington Metropolitan Area Elects New Corps of Officers

Meet & Greet Social / Membership Drive: Free Food, Drinks, & Music

When: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 4pm – 12am
Where: Maryland Farm Condominium Community Center
Address:
11390 Cherry Hill Road
Beltsville, Maryland 20705

How We Got Here:
On December 2, 2018, a General Assembly was held at the Bethel World Outreach Church in Olney, Maryland. At this meeting, the Members of the General Assembly mandated the Board of Directors to conduct an investigation into the allegations against the former Executive Leadership of the LCA-DMV Metro Area and report its findings to the General Assembly on January 6, 2019 per the LCA Constitution.

Selected violations of the Liberian Community Association of the Washington Metropolitan Area include:
1) Expenditure of $7,253.00 without approval from the LCA-DMV Board of Directors and inaccurate or missing receipts to account for expenses;

2) Expenditure of $543.00 for the restoration of LCA legal status in the state of Maryland which was discovered to be incorrect and misleading;

3) Election Commissioners appointed by the former President to conduct elections, but never confirmed by the Board; and

4) All official documents, including financial records and assets must be submitted to the Board 30 days prior to election; but it never occurred.

Decision taken by the General Assembly of the Liberian Community Association of the Washington Metropolitan Area
On January 6, 2019, the Board of Directors presented its findings to the General Assembly at the Silver Spring Civic Center in which it finds the former Executive Leadership in violation of the Liberian Community Association of the Washington Metropolitan Area Constitution;

Recognizing the gross violations of the LCA-DMV Constitution and disrespect of the General Assembly; the General Assembly voted unanimously to elect an interim Executive Leadership Council for a period beginning January 6, 2019 and ending October 31, 2019 with the following mandates:

1) Reinstate the legal status of the Liberian Community Association Washington Metropolitan Area in DC and MD

2) Conduct the official functions of the Liberian Community Association Washington Metropolitan Area according to the LCA-DMV Constitution

3) Establish a Board of Elections which MUST be confirmed by the LCA-DMV Board of Directors according to the Constitution

4) Conduct LCA-DMV general elections on or before October 31, 2019

5) Carry out open massive community outreach membership drive to include ALL Liberians in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area

6) Attend ALL county (tribal) organizations, alumni associations, religious organizations, and social organizations meetings to represent the LCA

The interim Executive Leadership Council is headed by the following distinguished leaders:
Executive Leadership Council:

1) Hon. Johnny Chowoe – President
2) Hon. Eric Quake – Secretary General
3) Hon. James Williams – Financial Secretary / Financial Treasurer
4) Hon. Jenkins Monzey—Communications Director

Advisory Council:
1) Hon. Robert Gibson—Former President LCA-Washington, DC
2) Hon. Ernest Johnson- Former President LCA-Washington, DC
3) Hon. Nathaniel T. Brumskine—Former Chairman of the Board LCA – Washington, DC
4) Hon. James Rogers—Former Chairman of the Board ULAA and LCA Washington, DC
5) Hon. Frank Cooper – Community Member
Liberian Community Association Washington Metropolitan Area Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are NOT part of the Interim Executive Leadership; they were elected on April 29, 2018 to serve for a two-year term
1) Hon. Emmett Acquoi – Chairman of the Board of Directors
2) H.E. Darlene Woreh-Kweme – Secretary of the Board of Directors
3) Hon. Abraham Bility – Board Finance Chairman
4) Hon. George Kollie – Member of the Board of Directors
5) Hon. Nathaniel Massaquoi – Member of the Board of Directors

Stay Connected
Instagram: @lca_dmv
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LCAdmv/
Twitter: @lcadmv

Please come out and support your newly elected officers. Please spread the word, bring your family members, relatives, elders, and friends.
Very important matters relating to the ongoing LCA-DMV endeavors on how to rebuild trust and credibility will be high on the agenda!

APPROVED
His Excellency the Honorable Mr. Johnny Chowoe
President—Liberian Community Association Washington DC Metropolitan Area