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April 3, 2016 Monthly Breakfast

By Elsabet Legesse

This month’s breakfast was donated by the family of Woizero Zewdinesh Alemu and Ato Fikru Kifle.  It is due to the generosity of members like them that this popular tradition continues at ECS.  We would like to express our gratitude to them.This was also a gathering for a special occasion for our organization as we elected a Board of Trustees and new members to the Board of Directors.  We are proud that all those nominated were willing to accept their positions with enthusiasm and eagerness to serve ECS.

Board of Trustees:

1.       Niesha Brooks

2.       Weynegus Debeb

3.       David Guterson

4.       Dessie Tadesse

5.       Ezra Teshome

6.       Daniel Wakgira

7.       Lemma Woldegiorgis

Newly elected Board of Directors:                        Already serving on the Board of Directors:

1.       Amsale Aberra                                                 7.  Asamenech Afework

2.       Bishaw Gizie                                                     8.  Mulu Belete

3.       Wossen Mengiste                                            9. Dagne Birhane

4.       Asrade Mengistu                                             10. Melaku Habtegiorgis

5.       Mekdes Teleale                                               11. Yemiserach Kifle

6.       Zerfu Takele                                                     12. Elsabet Legesse  

                                                                                   13. Senait Tilahun                                                           

                                                                                   14. Mehret Worku

We would like to thank the following outgoing members who dedicated so many years of their time to serve on the Board of Directors and made immense contributions to their community.  It is impossible to state the importance and value of the work they have done all these years.  We are certain they will all continue volunteering.  We admire their commitment to ECS.  They are:

1.       Solomon Alemayehu

2.       Wubeshet Assefa

3.       Enana Berhanu

4.       Solomon Fantaye

5.       Mulumebet Retta

6.       Senait B. Tilahun

There were a few announcements made:

May 1, 2016, ECS will be sharing its monthly breakfast with members of our community who live in homeless shelters.  Although this is an important day for those celebrating Ethiopian Christian Orthodox Easter with their families, we would like those interested to join ECS at this event from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.  We would also like to encourage anyone interested in volunteering or contributing towards this effort to contact our center at (206) 325-0304.

May 7, 2016, there will be a movie presentation, “Red Leaves”, at ECS starting at exactly 3:00pm.  Tickets are $10 each and are available at our community center.  The address is 8323 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118.

May 14, 2016, ECS will be holding a health fair from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  For additional information, please contact our community center.

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Ethiopian Community In Seattle cordially invites you to attend the Fourth Annual Fundraising Gala which will be held on October 8th, 2016 at Emerald Downs Ballroom. Come and enjoy a night of delicious Ethiopian cuisine, music, silent and live auction, dancing as well as appearances by renowned guests.