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November 8th & 9th 2019

BWI Executive Council Meeting


Venue:  110 South Grove Street
East Orange, NJ 


Around Our Community
Tiger, Major Simeon G. Smith, United States Army Promotion Ceremony to the Rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Invitation

COL Kathy G. Spangler

Requests the pleasure of your company for a ceremony in honor of
On the occasion of his promotion to the rank of 
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
Saturday, February 29th 2020 at 12:00

214 Jackson Avenue
Chaffee Room
Fort Myer, Virginia 22211

Reception to follow
Chaffee Room 26 February 2020
POC:, 703-231-8734
Military: ASU
Civilian: Business Casual

Read more about Major Smith....

Tiger E. Henry Harmon of The Southwest Chapter Celebrates His 71st Birthday


The family and friends of Mr. E. Henry Harmon, Doyen, Former President and founding member of the Great Southwest Chapter Celebrates his 71st Birthday in Richland Hills, TX;  Dallas - Forth Worth TX Metroplex as follows:


Destiny Paradise Banquet Hall

7017 Baker Blvd., Suite A

Richland Hills, TX 76118


Firestone General Manager Reaching Out to Family family member of Paul Rupel

Hello from Liberia,

I am trying to make contact with a family member of Paul Rupel who was a principal at BWI in the late 30s, early 40s. I’ve run across photos of him and who is, I suppose, his son in some historical archives we have. Wondered if you had any contact information.

Thank you for your time.

Don Darden

General Manager

Firestone Liberia, Inc.

Harbel, Liberia, West Africa

Delaware Valley Inauguration

The Delaware Valley Chapter of the BWI Alumni Association of North America, would like to invite you and the entire membership of the BWINAANA to the official Inauguration program of their newly elected officers on  October 5th 2019.

Inauguration Program and Ball  

Venue: Polish Army Veteran Banquet Hall
              3258 Knight Road, Bensalem PA 19020

Time:  October, 5th @  7:00 PM

               Single: $20.00
               Couple: $35.00
               Patron: $50.00

Mrs. Tarlow L. Miller                  President

Mr. Rudolph A. Weedor             Vice President

Mrs. Peggy Morris                     Treasurer/ Fin. Sec

Mrs. Zoe Normah                      Chaplain

Mrs. Elizabeth Gbeh- Moore     Secretary (Appointed)




BWI Class of 1971

Sunrise:  May 18, 1950 - Sunset: August 24, 2019

It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that the Chea, Kemah, Nimley, Mombo, Jones, and the Georgia Chapter-BWIAANA , families regret to announce the home-going of their beloved TIGER husband, father, brother, uncle, and nephew who was affectionately called “Junior”.

This sad event occurred on Saturday, August 24, 2019 in Georgia. 

Tiger Chea Class of 1971, was born on May 18, 1950 in Margibi County to Bo Waite Chea and Ruth Kemah Jones.  He leaves to cherish his precious memories: his wife Agatha, his children: Telawo Obodo (Ben), Deddeh Chea, Jandi Harris (Oliver), Hetty Hudson (Richard), Maima Simmons (Marquez), Michael Chea (Maxlyn), and Veronica Chea; brothers and sisters: Ann Mombo (deceased), Veronica Chea Taylor (deceased), Harry Jones (deceased), Amelia Jones, Samuel Jones, Helena Jones, Ernest Jones, Molley Jones, Varney Moko Jones; grandchildren: Prince, Angie, Amina, Halleli, Haleima, Hadara, Ella, Reid, Demul, James, and Love; a host of relatives and friends in the United States and Liberia.

Tiger John  Chea was a frequent National Conventioneer and a staunch Chapter member. He regularly drove from Cobb County to attend BWI Meetings and functions. He was greatly admired  by his chapter members for his commitment and loyalty to the association. He will be missed for his hands on approach to every event and projects.  and and loved by many from far and near. 

Rest in Peace Tiger Chea



Friday, September 13, 2019 - 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m

International Christian Fellowship Ministries 

461 School Dr. SE

Atlanta, GA 30354



Saturday, September 14,  2019 - 10:00 a.m.

International Christian Fellowship Ministries

461 School Dr. SE

Atlanta, GA 30354

Martee & Christopher Graduation Celebration


The Great South West Chapter BWINAANA family joined Mr. and Mrs Daniel Henri in celebration of the graduation of their children, Martee Henri, MHSA, and Christopher Henri, MHA, in obtaining their Masters Degrees on the weekend of  August 30th - Sept 1st  in Dallas.

The celebrations were attended by family, friends, BWINAANA President, Mr. Eric Harris, BWINAANA Treasurer, Ms Jojo Isaac and fellow Tigers from various parts of the United States including Washington, DC, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Great Lakes Chapter, Delaware Valley Chapter and the Liberian Community in the DFW area.

 Martee is the second child of Ralph and Foudiya, and Christopher is the third Child.

The South West Chapter and BWINAANA is very proud of the accomplishments. 

Congratulations to our Tigers!.

Click here for more details 

Southwest Chapter Quarterly Meeting

The Great South West Chapter held her second quarterly meeting in Houston on August 10th 2019. The well attended meeting hosted by the Houston City Manager, Mr. Passewe included Tigers in the Houston and Dallas regions. Many issues including fundraising events, deaths and member support, dues payments and matters affecting the chapter were discussed. At the end of the meeting, Mr. David Karngba, a staunch member of the South West Chapter declared his intention to run for the NAANA presidency in the 2020 election. The declaration was overwhelmingly received with a pledged of support for the run. 

The meeting was chaired by Mr. Daniel Henri, President and CEO of the Great South West Chapter.

Click this link for more details about the South west Chapter....

Harrington Evans Passed

The Rhode Island Chapter is saddened to inform you that a giant Tiger and the first elected National President, Mr. Harrington Evans has fallen. He passed away in the morning of 8/3/2019 at home at 10 am.Detail information will be provided as they become available. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Momo Vezele

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