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Ethio Abay Development Association of British Columbia Announces Board of Directors Election Results

Large group of people attended the election meeting

VANCOUVER, BC — July 4, 2014 — Ethio Abay Development Association of British Columbia (EADABC), a British Columbia (BC) based non-profit organization, and BC’s leading advocate for development efforts in Ethiopia, announces the results of the board of directors election from the meeting held on Sunday June 29, 2014.

The following individuals have been (re)elected:

  • Kidest Zeleke, Chairperson — (Newly elected)
  • Abiyou Zelalem Mengistu, Vice Chairman — (Newly elected)
  • Biadegeligne Zeleke, Secretary — (Re-elected, served as Member, 2012 to 2014)
  • Aynalem Berhe, Treasurer — (Re-elected, served as Secretary, 2012 to 2014)
  • Kassa Seged Mengesha, PR Director — (Re-elected, served as PR Director, 2012 to 2014)
  • Abebe Hailemariam, Member — (Re-elected, served as Member, 2012 to 2014)
  • Herpa Kejela, Member — (Re-elected, served as Member, 2012 to 2014)
  • Selamawit Geda, Member — (Newly elected)
  • Daniel Asfaw, Member — (Newly elected, from Victoria, BC)
  • Tigist Yirga, Member — (Newly elected, from Victoria, BC)
  • Mekonnen Tedla, Member — (Newly elected, from Victoria, BC)

These eleven unpaid, volunteer directors, will serve for a term of two years, starting on August 1, 2014. The month of July 2014 will be a transition period.

As EADABC’s 2nd Chairperson, Mrs. Zeleke and her team intend to be strong advocates for development efforts in Ethiopia by sustaining the association’s viability, maintaining high values & standards, and effectively supporting the association’s goals and its members.

Supporting Quotes:
“The newly elected directors are dynamic group of leaders, and we look forward to their expertise and perspective at the table, and we will all support them in every way possible”, says Freweyni Tesfay, outgoing Chairperson of EADABC.

“We had an open election and all attending members voted enthusiastically and it’s truly an honour to be elected as a Chairperson”, says Kidest Zeleke, the newly elected Chairperson of EAABC. “I am keen to bring my experience, passion and leadership skills to the association, and I will work hard along with the rest of dedicated members for the next two years”.

“I would like to thank all the people who have served wholeheartedly for the past two years”, says Tamrat Demere, outgoing Vice Chairman. “EADABC board is comprised of eleven passionate leaders residing in the greater Vancouver and Victoria area. Directors are focused on creating a positive image of Ethiopia by acting as its goodwill ambassadors”.

“Victoria, BC, based Ethiopians have joined forces with our greater Vancouver based group, creating a much stronger team”, says Kassa Seged Mengesha, Public Relations Director at EADABC. “The newly elected directors (some re-elected) have been supporting the association actively for the past two years; and we are very much delighted to see three new directors join us from Victoria area”.

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About Ethio Abay Development Association of British Columbia (EADABC)
Ethio Abay Development Association of British Columbia (EADABC) is a non-profit association that was formed in 2012 to provide information on the GERD project, and support developmental needs in Ethiopia. For more information, please visit: https://ethiopiangranddam.wordpress.com/about-gerd/

For more information, please contact:
Kassa Seged Mengesha, PR Director
Ethio Abay Development Association of BC



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