11 March 2010

VFoM Snapshot of Accomplishments

The twelve months between March 2009 and today have been some of the most active in VFOM's history and include the following benchmarks:
  • May 2009: VFoM received IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit status
  • October 13, 2009: Segou's Mayor Ousmane K. Simaga and Richmond's Mayor Dwight C. Jones sign the agreement for Richmond and Segou to become sister cities.
  • February 5, 2010: A reception is held in Segou MALI during the 6th annual Festival Sur Le Niger during which a second signing ceremony was held to affirm the new sister city relationship.
  • February 7, 2010: Richmond is also honored as Guest City of the festival and during the closing ceremonies, Virginia Friends of Mali receive the festival's special Faro (Spirit of the Niger River) Award.