Ambassador George W. Haley Inaugural Award for distinguished service was presented to Ambassador Haley and a gift was also presented to his wife by World Ebony Network. The plaque was specially created and it was symbolic of the goals and aspirations of the organization and his service to mankind. The evening included the special introduction of the Gambian community by Tijan Masanneh Ceesay, The Gambian Cultural Group – Odialeh Hunting Society presented the ambassador with a robe from Gambia, as the honorary member for life.
Dr. Ezi Mecha gave the final message of the evening, by thanking those who traveled from afar to join in the celebration, especially, Engineer Chiljioke Igwe, Vice-Chairman of the Board for Aveon Offshore Limited (Nigeria), who is an avid supporter of the organization and board member. He traveled from Africa to join in the celebration, Amas Gbugemi, who came from Wales, United Kingdom, and others.