No More Scare Tactics, We’ve Had Enough-Says LCARI Prexy Gould

No More Scare Tactics, We’ve Had Enough-Says LCARI Prexy Gould

By Alphonso Zean-Soe
VOG New England Bureau Chief
 
“We had enough of two-facedness; we must stand up to forces of vendetta that are so defined to destroy our values to the extent of not repairable.”
 
Those were the direct words of the newly elected President of the Liberian Community Association of Rhode Island (LCARI), Winston A. Gould, when he address a regular mass meeting of the community in Providence.
 
The LCARI hosted its regular meeting for the month January 2013 in the edifice of the Lutheran Church in Providence, Rhode Island. The meeting started at about 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.
 
Our reporter said the gathering was chaired by the Association’s President Mr. Gould, flanked by all of his elected officers in full attendance. The President was neatly attired in a dark suit and he displayed a quiet but impressively happy posture. He expressed his happiness with the turned out.
 
A motion was raised and second for the President the gavel the meeting into order, and as he took charged he thanked members who participated in the recently fund raiser hosted by the administration.
 
The president reiterated the indispensable role of the members to raise the community to the next level and should not be left with only the administration. “We all have bond in making sure that we get what we deserve from the State of Rhode,” he added. “We will first of all have to demonstrate a high sense of responsibility and commitment to our cause at hand.”
 
According the LCARI President, they were duly elected by the Liberian Community of the State of Rhode Island on November 18, 2012 through an acceptable means subscribed to by the free world, adding, “I just don’t understand why someone will tariff themselves on our community leadership under false pretense.”
 
Although Mr. Gould did not mention any name, observers say he could be referring to Nellie Service, a Self-proclaim President on the suburb of Providence, with few of her surrogates. He asserted, “We will be showing up this Friday, February 1, 2013 at the Superior Court of Rhode Island for what could be the end and exposure of darkness that has reign over us from self-centered, greed wickedness that have exploited our community financially and socially.
 
In a related development, President Wilson A. Gould announced some major appointments of sub-committee heads to run the day to day affairs of the association pending confirmation by the “LCARI” Board of Directors.
 
Those appointed were Sam Dorbor, Financial Secretary; Darwoe Gaye, Parliamentarian; Boakai Johnson, Crises Committee; Austin Wholo, Sports Director, and Madam Willisia Bull, Chaplain.
 
Our reporter said the position of the Chaplain came under fire storm from attendees on ground that the nominee is still seeking approval from the Liberia Ministerial Council of Rhode Island, instead the LCARI Board.
 
One member argued that community does not have to wait for an unknown date of approval to get the work of the association forge ahead. “I am appalled by the action of the Ministerial Council by waiting on the decision of the court to recognize the Administration that was duly elected,” the member said.
 
Other members argued, all these years what has been the position of the Ministerial Council, wondering why would “they all helped to get where we are today”. “They failed to speak out,” some member opined.
 
Meanwhile, massive preparations are underway for the Inauguration of President Winston A. Gould and corps of officers. The President declared that the Inaugural Team has identified the famous “Five Star Banquet Hall” on 43 Bucklin Street in Providence, 02907  as the venue for year’s Inaugural Ball. The organizing committee said ticket to the ball is $ 50.00 and a formal dressed code is required as security will be tight.
 
Mr. Gould said some of the highlights of his calendar of events includes the July 26th Independence Day celebration, County Meet, Flag Day and Career Day  jamboree for Liberians who are currently making impact of the community and the State of Rhode Island. A little over 120 people were in attendance with a little over $200 was collected as members monthly due payment.