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Committees

The Section seeks to include the views of all Cameroonians, Cameroonian Americans, and Cameroonians of African Descent in the diaspora, independent of political affiliations, religious beliefs and tribal origins. We encourage nominations of appropriately qualified nominees.

Committee members are a group of astute professionals willing to volunteer their time, expertise and finances. Their objective is to foster, build better relations, and help realize the objectives of the re-elected Bureau under the leadership of the Section President, Patience Tamfu and Vice President, Sammy Ngalame. As part of their mission, the committees will act as facilitators and will work across party lines to deliver life changing initiatives that offer equal opportunities for all Cameroonians. 

Utilitarian  philosopher, John Stuart Mill, in his 1867 inaugural address at the University of St. Andrews stated: “Let not any one pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing. He is not a good man who, without a protest, allows wrong to be committed in his name, and with the means which he helps to supply, because he will not trouble himself to use his mind on the subject.” We believe the valuable contributions of nonpartisan members will help our Section, our community and our Homeland. 

Committee Chairs and Executive members will serve in an advisory role, helping the Section to make plans and with implementing programs. It is apolitical to serve, therefore CPDM membership is not a requirement. It has been said, the primary reason people do not join or work with CPDM USA Section is because no one asked….we are asking. 

The Oversight Committee through the Section Liaisons works closely with the committees. Each Committee is a sub-committee of the Oversight Committee (OC). The Oversight Committee is responsible for all decisions taken by the committee so members should satisfy themselves that the process for monitoring progress is sound. The Vice President, appointed by the Section President, heads the Oversight Committee. The Oversight Committee represents the Section and proposes objectives for each committee. However, the committee is given the latitude to further elaborate on the objectives as their work progresses.

Committees are set up so that a small group of members (and sometimes co-opted experts) may focus in detail on a particular issue. Committees work on select initiatives. As with any delegation it is also essential that the members of the committee are committed, with relevant expertise and that they are given sufficient information about the role and appropriate support in carrying out their duties.

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Objectives

It is our hope that appointed members capitalize on all that the committee membership has to offer, which include:

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A call to serve

We believe in a democratic, prosperous and peaceful Cameroon.

We would love to cooperate with dedicated community members for a common goal. If you will be willing to serve, we would appreciate if you can submit your profile for nomination. This is an opportunity for us to make a positive difference together! You could be an asset to a committee for many years to come.

To be a “game changer”, in the words of the 35thPresident of the United States, John F. Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” We recognize that all people share a common humanity, and that all are responsible to themselves and to society as a whole. This is a call to serve that we must take to heart, to ensure that each of us is doing our fair share to help make the lives of the present and future generations of Cameroonians better. Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try – let’s work together to change the changeable. If we should spend today complaining about yesterday it would not make tomorrow any better. Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try – let’s work together to change the changeable.