Constitution And Byelaws Of Isoko Association Of Houston (PREAMBLE)

WHEREAS:
We recognize the richness of our culture and traditional Isoko value orientation. We recognize the need to pass on to our children the Isoko culture and values,

NOW, THEREFORE, we members of ISOKO ASSOCIATION OF HOUSTON do hereby proclaim and adopt the following Constitution and Bylaws, this ____13th_______ day of _____March______________2011

ARTICLE I (NAME AND STATUS)

1.1 The name of the organization shall be Isoko Association of Houston
1.2 The Association shall be a non-profit, 501(C) organization
1.3 The Association may cooperate with other organizations here in the United States and at home in Nigeria, and overseas with similar interests, or form common cause to achieve its goals and objectives.

ARTICLE II (PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES)

The purpose and objectives of the Association shall be:

2.1 To foster unity among Isoko people in Houston and around the United States of America
2.2 To promote the cultural heritage of the Isoko people in the Houston Metropolis.
2.3 To promote economic, intellectual, and cultural cooperation among Isoko people.
2.4 To promote research into, and publications about Isoko language, people, history and culture through the use of all available medium.
2.5 To identify, promote, develop and to advance the socio-economic interests of Isoko communities.
2.6 To identify, develop, and coordinate its activities with organizations in Isokoland, Delta state, Nigerian and around the world, for the socio-economic development of Isokoland.
2.7 To assist and support our active members and immediate family members during life events such as death, child birth, marriage, child high school/college graduation. Immediate family member is defined as an active member spouse, children, mother, and father.
2.8 To promote good citizenship and peaceful co-existence between Isoko people and their host communities in the Houston metro area and in the United States of America.