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I must report, first, the lag transferring administrative functions from September to January, causing a delay in administrative assignments for the new year. This STRUCTURE OF ORGANIZATION/ transfer important; therefore this year asking present & new Boards meet Sunday a.m. Attempt to implement NOMA Constitution and By-laws by appointing additional regional directors to make full compliment and assigning regional responsibilities. Regional responsibilities based upon Constitutionally stated goals of NOMA. It can be a matter of how each region has seen fit to implement their responsibility. These regions will report this on tomorrow's agenda. PROGRAMMATICALLY: Board of Directors met in February at the 1982 convention site in St. Louis to concentrate on NOMA business rather than the traditional mid-winter conference at a more resort location. It was determined at this meeting that NOMA begin to hold a Board [[strikethrough]] meetin [[/strikethrough]] of Directors meeting in conjunction with a regional conference at a location which involves a [[strikethrough]] Black [[/strikethrough]] school of architecture with a contingent of Black students. The first of these meetings was held in the Southern Region at Tuskegee, Alabama. [[notation in left margin with arrow facing main text]] Design Awards established - lack of response and development of materials, postponed until 1983. [[/notation left margin]] [[strikethrough]] It was expected [[/strikethrough]] Our meeting included firming up plans for the 1982 Convention, a visit from Tuskegee's Mayor Johnny Ford, current president of the National Conference of Black Mayors, Inc. [[strikethrough]] ? [[/strikethrough]] who spoke to the issue of "networking" with [[insert]] NCBM and [[/insert]] [[strikethrough]] other Black national organiza [[/strikethrough]] tions, and Dr. Walter Young, brother of Atlanta's Mayor Andrew Young, who, from a similar viewpoint, addressed the issue of "networking" with Third World countries. The early plans for a Trade Mission were hinted by Mayor Johnny Ford. A meeting with architectural students at Tuskegee Institute
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