The 2009 Annual convention of Tegloma Federation International was held in Boston, Massachusetts from September 4th to September 6th 2009. This was a particularly important convention as it was meant to usher in a new executive and new direction for Tegloma Federation, the largest non-political, cultural and philanthropic organization of Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora.
There was a meeting of the Tegloma Federation Board of Directors on Friday, followed by the customary introduction of Delegates from all the constituent chapters that make up the federation.
Saturday was the convention day. There were reports from the heads of all the Tegloma Chapters present, followed by deliberations about past projects and future strategies for obtaining the goals of the organization. On Saturday Night there was the annual Tegloma ball where delegates were entertained to performances by Steady Bongo, Vicky Fornah, Big Joe and Lady Felicia. After the ball, most of the delegates went back to the Ramada Hotel on 800 Morrissey to prepare for the Federation executive elections on Sunday.