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  A federation of organizations to sustain BASQUE culture


  Izan ziralako, gara, eta garalako izango dira  
"Because they were, we are, and because we are they will be"
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TALDEAK: NABO Focus (Advisory) Groups

All the best ideas in the world remain just that, unless a group of people pick them up and make them happen. These five groups serve to 1) assemble like minds who are interested in the same aspect of Basque culture to formulate and implement initiatives and 2) keep our general meetings more brief on specifics since that is worked out in committee. If interested in joining in these conversations (3-5 times a year) email          How it works

We are currently looking for volunteers for these focus groups (follow the links):
Dance & Music:  shared resources, workshops, etc.


  DIRUA (Finances):
Budgeting, B.G. grant requests, etc.
Basque language promotion to learn & play
  GAZTEAK ("Youth"):
Includes 9 & under, Udaleku, Gaztealde, exchanges, etc.
  JAKINARAZI ("To Make Known")
Education & Communication:
news, websites, media, etc.
  KIROLAK ("Sports"):
Pilota, Pala & other Basque sports

  WHY GROUPS. At one end of the continuum is one person in NABO making decisions, and at the other is all the voting delegates. It's not advisable to go with either extreme (e.g., NABO has to be more than just one person but asking everyone to be engaged in everything isn't viable either).  So the hoped for remedy is the use of focus (advisory) groups, consisting of volunteers who are specifically interested in this aspect of Basque culture.

rganization of focus groups:
All volunteer-based consisting of NABO delegates and NABO associates (those non-delegates/voting members who nevertheless step up to serve)
Consists of getting together a few times a year via GoToMeeting phone teleconferences that last one hour each because each person has to phone-in and pay their own phone charges.


How it works
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