On Saturday, December 8, Uniting Distant Stars held their annual board meeting to elect officers and start planning for 2019. First, we like to announce the re-appointment of our officers (Philip Kaleewoun II, Adam Pederson, and Diane Anastos) for another year. Congrats to our 2019 Board Officers!
Second, we like to share that three of our board members (Rita Apaloo, Adam Pederson, and Beyan Gonowolo) agreed to collaborate on our fundraising efforts for 2019. Specifically, this tremendous trio will be looking at various events, outreach to businesses and organizations, and other creative ways to fundraise. Thus, this supports Liberian Youth seeking to learn a skill and achieve self-reliance.
Third, we discussed the implementation of our strategic plan initiated in June 2018. With this intention, we plan to diversify our revenue streams to meet our main objective of financial stability. For example, the establishment of four social enterprises coupled with our courses as follows:
- Tailoring Shop: sew custom uniforms & clothes or repair clothing.
- Hair Salon: offer services for hair, face, and nails.
- Auto Repair Shop: provide regular maintenance service and repairs.
- Contracted Electrician and Plumbing Services: bid for contracts to build homes, schools, etc.
We will keep you posted as we move forward with our plans for 2019. Thank you for your generous support in 2018!