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So, we did it again this year! What should I call it?
Every Year Ritual? 
Family Get Together?
Christmas Party?
End if the Year Party?
Annual Thanksgiving? 
You just choose one! The point is that we will always do the following;
Eat & Wine!
Take Pictures!
And Play with the Children! 
For us in Port Harcourt, it is all about Family, Friends and Families! Our Children always look forward to the Federal Government College Old Students Port Harcourt Branch's End of the Year Party! Yes! They always long for it! For us it is all about CHILDREN!!! This year's own was exceptional! We had Members in mass! Family Members of Members were in attendance! Friends and Neighbours of Members were in attendance!!!
The Party no be here oo! And one of our guest from Asaba said "Recession no reach Port Harcourt oo"! Of course the thing hit everyone but we chose to Thank God! We chose not to feel bad and bow our heads in shame! We decided to put little resources together and throw a Party! So, how did we do it? Did get an event planner to do so? Did we contract every services to Vendors? Did we rent the venue? Did we hire a baker? You will be surprised! 

We had an open green field to ourselves. We had a big delicious cake! We had canopies in the venue! We had the place well decorated! We had a DJ! We had the best hands to serve! And what have you. So, how did we manage to achieve all these with little resources? They say "Necessity is the mother of invention?" What do you do when you have variety of members? You Leverage on what you have! The Old Students of FGC Okigwe, Port Harcourt Branch is blessed with HUMAN CAPITAL! Yes! We leveraged on HUMAN CAPITAL!! Abi na HUMAN ASSETS!!! So, what type of Assets did the Human Assets Deploy? Some deployed their Cash! Some deployed their Skills? Some deployed the Properties? Some deployed their Time! How did this happen?

We had a Committee Chairman who is an  "ORGANIZER" from birth! He is always ready to deliver with his stand-by Bus-Van, Drums for Chilling drinks and his "Never-Miss-A-Thing" event planning skills. We had Committee members who know how to enter anywhere and get what they want. They can disturb you for donations ehhh! They were always on ground to ensure that market survey, negotiations, fund raising, logistics and delivery were in point!
The wonderful venue was provided by a Member. The Canopies where provided by a Member. The Chairs and Tables were provided by a member. The Decorations were provided by a Member! The DJ was provided by a Member! The Cake was provided by a Member! The MC was a Member!! The event Planners were Members! So, what did the cash get! Food! Drinks! Suya! Boole & Fish! Ice Cream! Party Packs! Groundnut! Garden Egg! ETC!!!

You see? That is the power of leverage! You don't need the millions to have a Family Get together during a Recession! All you need are some willing MINDS, HEADS, HANDS, LEGS, POCKETS and and GUEST! So, rather than suspend your YEARLY or MONTHLY Get Together because of Recession, just look within you and you will find what you need for that Event!
Are you waiting for the Money to be complete before you do that Wedding? Don't wait anymore! Just leverage on what you have! 

Should I be the one telling you what you have?

This is part of our Yearly activities as Members of FEGOCOOKOSA Port Harcourt. If you are among us, better join us as we resume activities for 2017 in February! Don't go and come and be telling me that I am not invite you for our Parry oooo! Thanks for reading! You can drop your comment below.


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