Tigray Community in Minnesota
ማሕበርኢ ሩ ብ 

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Lekatit 11

Posted by TCMN on December 12, 2022 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Ashenda Celebration

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TCMN Boat Party

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Graduation Celebration

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AFLAM Movie Night & Culture Show

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Tigray Women's Walk

Posted by TCMN on March 24, 2022 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Board Members 2022-2024

Posted by TCMN on March 18, 2022 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We are proud to announce the new board members for the 2022-2024 term:

President - Abraham Gebru

Vice President - Benyam Hagos

Secretary I - Welday Abraha

Secretary II - Yohannes Tsegay

Treasurer I - Betty Fitsum

Treasurer II - Abraha Berhe

Public Relations I - Temesgen Fekadu

Public Relations II - Tigist Kidanemariam

Board Member - Meron Gebremariam

Board Member - Nigisti Abay

Board Member - Hiluf Gebrezgi


2020-2022 ETCMN Board Members

Posted by Lebelo Hailesilassie on January 13, 2020 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)


 ቀዳም  11 Jan 2020 ኣብ ዝተገበረ ስብሰባ ሓደሽቲ ኣመራርሓ ቦርድ ናይ ስራሕ መደባትና ተኸፋፊልና ኣለና።


ዝርዝር ሓላፍነት ሓደሽቲ ኣመራርሓ ከም ዝስዕብ እዪ


1 ኣቦ መንበር (President) : Endalew G/tsadik


2 ምክትል ኣደ መንበር (Vice president) : Aden Tesfay


3 ፀሐፊ (Secretary) : Tizazu asmelash


4 ሒሳብ ሹም (Treasurer) : Beteab G/yesus


5 ርክብ ሕዝቢ (PR Director) : Abraham Gebru


ኣባላት ቦርድ


6 Meron Gebremariam


7 Lebelo Hailesilassie


8 Abiy Kahsay


9 Kaleayu Andemariam


10 Nigsti Abay


11 Seble Amare


ናይ ትግራይ ኮሚኒቲ ማሕበረሰብ ኣብ ጎንና ኾይንኩም ኣድላይ ሓገዝ ብምሃብ ዕውት ናይ ስራሕ ዘመን ከምዝኸውን ተስፋ ንገብር።


ኣመራርሓ ቦርደ

My feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping but I shall go on living

Posted by Lebelo Hailesilassie on July 2, 2019 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Yes, "My feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping, but I shall go living". Pablo Neruda

Ethiopian Tigary community in Minnesota mourns the loss of its brave men; late General Seare Mokonnen, late Major General Abera Gezae and late General Aberah Woldemariam AKA Quarter. The first two were shot dead by their own guard in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian Capital city, on June 22nd 2019 and the later passed away due to natural disease a week later in which he was being treated in Malaysia.

A candle light vigil event was hosted to honor our fallen heroes on June 30,2019, collaborating with Tigrau Ethiopian Women association in Minnesota, United Tegaru in North America (UTNA), Minnesota Chapter and Ethiopian Tigray Community in Minnesota (ETCMN).

The event recognized the tremendous achievements and scarifies the fallen heroes contributed to modern Ethiopia for more than 40 years by displaying and narrating their priceless biography and funeral ceremonies in Millennium Addis Ababa by the federal government as well as funeral ceremonies in Mekelle, Tigray where their bodies were laid in peace.

A condolence speech was also made by Ethiopian Community in Minnesota chair man that heightens the loss impacted the whole Ethiopia as a country and wished a strength and condolence to the families of Amahara higher officials who got shot on June 22nd 2019. A representative of UTNA and Tigray Women Association In Minnesota addressed the gathering briefly by conveying their condolences messages to the families of the fallen heroes, Tigray and Ethiopia. Few individuals from the mourning group had also their opportunities to express the grief and sorrow and heighten the unity of Tegaru. A beautiful poem was also read to close out the day, a day that was determined to be difficult and sad because Tigray lost its great men, but it can be also considered one of the greatest day to be alive to remember and honor those irreplaceable men and show our unity and oneness.

ETCMN is probably the first community from al the Ethiopian communities in Minnesota if not in North America to show such respect in such caliper. As much as our feet would want to go where our heroes are sleeping, we shall go living and make sure their legacy is keep going for generations to come. Rest in Peace to those Fallen heroes and Thank you everyone who showed up to the event.

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                    Lebelo Hailesilassie

2018 Annual Review and 2019 Plans Gathering

Posted by Lebelo Hailesilassie on January 27, 2019 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Ethiopian Tigray Community in Minnesota held a community gathering on January 26, 2019 at the American Legion facility in Richmond Minnesota. The community embarked its event by playing fun games around 5pm followed by a delicious dinner provided by its board members. The Board members presented a detailed review of year 2018 and its plan for 2019. It can be said the year 2018 has been an eventful year and our community was a leader in every front across North America. To mention some of the contribution made by this community, as follows:
  • ETCMN was the first community in North America who donate approximately $9,000 towards to the Displaced Tegaru Relief Fund (DTRF) impact. This cause impacted all out sister communities to follow our path.
  •  ETCMN was the only community in Minnesota who supported the Ethiopian Eritrean Student Union (EESU) travel cost to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to complete their mission of supporting Ethiopia in education and health awareness.
  •  ETCMN also showed great leadership to create Coalition of Ethiopian Communities in Minnesota. This coalition is believed to be bringing all Ethiopians together to enjoy our differences, culture and amazing history.
Our community seems to start the ground running already in 2019. Our community has gathered gently used clothes from its beautiful members to be delved to Displaced Tegaru in Tigray and it is in the process of finding the fund for shipment costs. The community center is working hard to establish its own center. It is still calling its members to pledge $1000 and pay their membership dues continually.
In order to finance the building, ETCMN has identified three organizations in North America that potentially can support a non-profit organization like that of ours. As such our community leaders have submitted grant application to each those three organizations. One of the highlights during our annual meeting and also something that we expect each of our members to own it was Volunteerism. The board has discussed a volunteer opportunity at US bank Stadium and Target. This opportunity is also blessed by our "Aba", priest. We are calling each member to volunteer at least four times in the year 2019. Members can also volunteer more than four times to finance all or portion of their $1000 pledge.
There was also "Gauyla" right after the presentation and few questions from its members led by DJ Filmon. The Gauyla continued until close, 12:30pm.

Thank you for those who came and we kindly ask everyone to come and support their community.
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                ETCMN PR