In July of 1997, Ms. Iramene Florival; and Mr. Joseph Clermont were brainstorming and reminiscing about their hometown Ouanaminthe, Haiti. On October 11th of the same year they called together a meeting that was held at Iramene’s house. From the start it was imperative to find a name for the Association. Many names were proposed but only one, Association Des Ouanaminthais (A.D.O.) touched the hearts of the attendees. The Association Des Ouanaminthais (A.D.O.) was later registered with the State of Albany, and the board was formed. The first members nominated were Ms. Josie Pierre-Raymond as President; and Mr. Dudley Pierre as appointed Vice President. In June 1998, our first General Assembly was held and presented the officers to the general public.
In 1999 elections were held and as a result Mr. Sylvio Etienne was named President; and Yvon Jean, Vice President. In early 2000, a 501C3 non-profit status was allocated to A.D.O. We held our second General Assembly in May 2000 at The Flamboyant Night Club. At this event we had our membership drive, to recruit new members. In 2006, Yvon Jean was nominated President, and Jean-Eaddy Houanche ,Vice President. They held these positions until 2011 when Darnel Abellard was elected President, and Jocelyn Pierre-Azor; Vice President.