Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. Here you can find more information about our great organization, Eko Club Minnesota and our community in Minnesota. Eko Club Minnesota is a community-based organization of Lagosians (citizens of Lagos State, Federal Republic of Nigeria) domiciled in the great state of Minnesota. The organization is formed as a chapter of the Eko Club International (ECI), the national body. ECI is a not-for-profit community-based organization of Lagosians in the US, Canada and Europe — established to foster cooperation and collaboration, unity, brotherhood and sisterhood amongst its members, to empower its members politically, socially and economically and to contribute positively to the advancement and prosperity of Lagos State. There are 15 chapters in the US, one in Canada and one in England to date.
Eko Club Minnesota since formation has been leading from the front in projecting the mission of ECI through its programs and activities. The organization championed the ECI medical mission, “Mission of Hope” to Lagos State, Nigeria in 2007 and 2008 respectively, donated generously to the ECI computer project for the Lagos State University (LASU) department of engineering and science, to name a few. The organization is also involved locally through its yearly donation of winter coats to the Salvation Army Coats for Kids project and the annual Back to School Picnic. We are in the process of establishing a scholarship program for college-bound kids in the community. These are samples of the organization’s activities.
Eko Club Minnesota periodically seeks donation through fundraisers from corporations, foundations, small businesses and individuals. These donations are used to fund the many programs and activities of the organization. Our goal is to continue to make a difference in our community by adding value to it. We hope you will support our efforts and aspiration.
Thank you for your support.
EKO CLUB MINNESOTA is a chapter of EKO CLUB INTERNATIONAL (ECI).
EKO CLUB INTERNATIONAL and for short ECI is a non-profit community-based organization of Lagosians in the US, Canada and Europe established to foster cooperation and collaboration, unity, brotherhood and sisterhood amongst its members, to empower its members politically, socially and economically and to contribute positively to the advancement and prosperity of Lagos State.
ECI’s mission is to advance, promote and project the cultural, social, political and economic lives of Lagosians anywhere in the world. ECI as of today has 17 chapters with fifteen of them in the US, one in Canada and England. EKO CLUB INTERNATIONAL is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization under the United States Internal Revenue code section 501 (c) (3).
The call was received in the summer of 2004 to establish a chapter of ECI in the state of Minnesota. EKO CLUB MINNESOTA was registered on June 29, 2004 with the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. The inaugural meeting of the organization was held on August 14, 2004 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Shakiru Taiwo in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, a suburban city of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota. The meeting was attended by over 20 prospective members. At the meeting the following people were appointed as interim officers of the organization and charged with the responsibility to provide leadership and direction for the organization.