Ethiopian Tigray Community in Minnesota
ማሕበር ኢትዮጵያውያን ተጋሩ ኣብ ሜኔሶታ

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2020-2022 ETCMN Board Members

Posted by Lebelo Hailesilassie on January 13, 2020 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (4)


 

 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 (1)


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 


ETCMN Joins Council of Ethiopian Communities in Minnesota

Posted by ETCMN on December 14, 2018 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Chairman of ETCMN sends letter to organizing committee of Council of Ethiopian Communities with ETCMN's intent to join other communities of Ethiopian origin to form Council of Ethiopian Communities in Minnisota.

See below for letter sent by ETCMN chairman.


To: Council of Ethiopian Communities in Minnesota

Dear Delegates of Ethiopian Communities in Minnesota.

Ethiopian Tigray Community in Minnesota (ETCMN) is excited to join you in forming Council of Ethiopian Communities in Minnesota.

The Board of ETCMN has reviewed the resolution put together by the organizing committee and endorsed it with a high hope. The individuals listed below are assigned to sign the resolution and continue to represent the community in the council as delegates of Ethiopian Tigray Community in Minnesota.

United We Stand; Divided We Fall!

With Best Regards,

Mersea Kidan

ETCMN Board Chairman


Mersea Kidan; Board Chairman

Sheferaw Wondimu; Board Vice Chairman

Samson Liberta; Board Member

Semere Berhane; Community Member


ETCMN hands over the Money collected for Displaced Tegaru

Posted by ETCMN on November 20, 2018 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Ethiopian Tigray Community in Minnesota (ETCMN) collected a total of $8,170.15 on a fund raising event held on October 21st to help Ethoipian Tegaru displaced from Amhara and other regions of Ethiopia. The board of ETCMN has handed over the money raised to the organizers of the "Displaced Tegaru Relief Fund" on Saturday November 17 2018 with a small handover ceremoney where distinguished guests and members of community were present. The participants of the ceremony held a two hours discussion about the situation of displaced Tegaru, the causes of the displacement andd how the community can continue to support them. Also Dr. Zewdu Ayenew, Treasurer of the Board, gave a financial update on the collection of the fund. Ato Zenebe Aregawi and Ato Cherkos Yemane updated the participants about the progress of the go-fund-me activity. The ceremony was concluded with Ato Merseak Kidan, Chairman of the board, handing over the check amounting $8,170.15 to Ato Zenebe and Ato Cherkos who are members of the organizing committee of the Desplaced Tegaru Relief Fund.


ETCMN Board Creates Action Plan for 2019

Posted by Mersea Kidan on November 8, 2018 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Ethiopian Tigary Community Minnesota has called its Board Members to Brain Storm strategies for the forth-coming year by intensively discussing the year 2018 at hand. The team has identified potential setbacks during the year 2018 and outlined potential resolution plans to counter-attack the problems the community had faced to own a dream community center in the near future. The team started its vibrant discussion on the basis of project financing and method of source distribution below and mainly focused on its main project-financing source, The Members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Board members have then come up with action plan to tackle the potential identified setbacks outlined in phase 2 above highlighted in “Green” by assigning to its members as shown in the table below.

 

Item Action Owner Due Date Comments

1 Prepare Presentation Projected Building. Endalew 25 Nov 18 • 4-5 buildings

• Aided with Audio/video/image

• Highlight benefits, specifications

2 Preparation of an updated contact list of known ETCMN Members Mersie 25 Nov 18

3 Action Plan for a network that enables an auto update and reminders through gadgets for all members Beteab and Lebe 25 Nov 18

4 Strategy for Individual follow up phone calls to encourage members to pledge Shiferaw 15 Dec 18

5 Strategy that enables linkage of ETCMN website and other social medias for regular update Mersie, Samie and Beteab 25 Nov 18

6 Women full Participation Plan Eden 25 Nov 18

7 Strategy for real time Audio/Video/pictures collection during ETCMN all-rounded activity Abiye 25 Nov 18

8 Strategy for Monthly membership due follow up Zewdu and Mersie 25 Nov 18

9 Action Plan for revenue through volunteerism Sami 25 Nov 18

10 Action plan for revenue through federal, state and city grants Endalew, sami and Lebe 30 Dec 18

11 Strategy for Ashenda event 2019 Eden, Abiye and Searom 30 Dec 18

12 Strategy for End of year youth special night Abiye 25 Nov 18

13 Winter event action plan Endalew 30 Dec 18

14 Strategy for free tax services for community service Searom 30 Dec 18

15 Strategy for quarterly DJ night Zewdu,Sami, and Abiye 25 Nov 18

16 Re-establishing Team Ayder ETCMN FC Abiye

Lebe 25 Nov 18

17 Strategy for full work force capacity for Board members Mersie,Searom,Shiferaw,Sami, Araya, Zewdu 08 Oct 18 COMPLETED

Identified potential members to support for the remaining of their term as board members

 

 

ETCMN held a picnic event

Posted by ETCMN on May 30, 2018 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Ethiopian Tigray Community held a successful picnic event on Saturday May 26, 2018. The BBQ event was held at Island Lake County Park from 12:00Pm to 9:00PM. Community members and their children had a great time with great food served by the board and the children spent time together plying soccer and volleyball.

ETCMN chairman Mersea Kidan, updated the community about the work the board is doing. He said that in the last 5 months the board was working on Creating long term and short term goals, created a new website, updated bylaw, created internal working procedures and created a monthly subscription method in the website.

Many members expressed their commitment their support to strengthen the community and subscribed to the monthly automatic payment.

ETCMN board hereby would like to express appreciation to Daniel Yohannes, Abrahaley Haile, Hana Gebrekidan, and Yibrah Kidane who gave different services to the community during the event.

Tigray Communities Forum in North America held a successful Event in LasVegas

Posted by ETCMN on May 9, 2018 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Tigray Communities Forum in North America, which was formed by communities from 15 states, has held an event on May 2nd 2018 in Las Vegas. The event included a full day panel discussion and a music entertainment night. Many Tegaru from different states participated in the event.

During the day a panel discussion was held with the Forum leaders as panelists. The panelists discussed the issues listed below.

1. Welcome speech, Atlanta Tigray community experience and introduction to the Forum ; by Ato Mulugeta Gebru; Chairman of the Forum

2. Tigray and Ethiopian Identity; by Dr. Teka Neguse

3. Challenges of Ethiopians/Tegaru in Educating their children in N.A. Dr. Tilahun Beyene

4. The role of Tegaru women in communities in N.A. W/ro Zuriash Amare

5. The role of intellectuals in Tigray Communities in N.A.; by Ato Mersea Kidan

6. Motivational speech; by Ato Desta Alemayehu

After the presentations were completed, a warm and lively discussion was held with all the participants in all the subjects. After going through the discussion, the participants unanimously agreed to support the forum by strengthening Tigray communities in their respective states.

At the end of the panel discussion, the forum leaders announced that Denver is the winner city that will hold the annual gathering of all Tegaru communities in North America. The Event which is scheduled to be held every year on Memorial weekend will be a 3 days long event in which there will be panel discussions, exhibition, music entertainment, cultural shows, academic, talent and Sport competitions as well as other activities. The forum also announced that the name of the event will be “Wa’ela Tegaru” (ዋዕላ ተጋሩ ).

The Event was concluded with an all-night music entertainment led by the young and popular singer Muluberhan Fisseha a.k.a. Wari.

ETCMN calls members to participate in Las Vegas meeting

Posted by ETCMN on April 2, 2018 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

ንኣባላት ማሕበረሰብ ኢትዮጵያውያን ተጋሩ ኣብ ሚኔሶታ

ካብ ቦርድ ማሕበረሰብ ኢትዮጵያውያን ተጋሩ ኣብ ሚኔሶታ

መብዛሕትኹም ኣባላትና ኣብ ዓድና ብዝተፈጠረ ፖለቲካዊ ኹነታት ምኽኒያት ኣብተጋሩ ይበፅሕ ዘሎ ኣካላዊ፣ ንብረታዊን ሞራላዊ ጉድኣትን ፅዕንቶን የተሓሳስበኩም ከምዘሎ ክትገልፁልና ፀኒሕኩም ኢኹም። እቲ ናይ ማሕበርኩም ቦርድ ኣመራርሓ ነዚ ኹነታት ከመይ ከምዝሕዞ ምስ ካልኦት ኣብሰሜን ኣሜሪካ ዝርከቡ ናይተጋሩ ማሕበረሰባት ክመያየጥ ፀኒሑ እዩ። ነዚን ንኻሎት ዋኒናትን ብዝምልከት ብሓባር ንምስራሕውን ናይ ሰሜን ኣሜሪካ ናይ ተጋሩ ማሕበረሰባት ናይ ሓባር ፎረም ኣጣይሽና ሓበራዊ ስራሕቲ ምስላጥ ካብ እንጅምር ልዕሊ 6 ኣዋርሕ ኮይኑ ኣሎ። እዚ ፎረም ኩለን ኣብሰሜን ኣሜሪካ ዝርከባ ማሕበረሰባት ተጋሩ ኣባላት ዝኾናሉን፤ ካብ ዝኾነ ይኹን ፖለቲካዊ ወገናዊነት ናፃ ዝኾነን ናይ ማንም ፖለቲካዊ ፅዕንቶ ዘይብሉን እዩ።

እዚ ፎረም/ዋዕላ እዚ ሓበራዊ ኮሚቲ ኣጣይሹ ኣብ ዝሓዝናዮ ዓመት (2018 ዝተለሞም ስራሕቲ ንምስላጥ ዓብዪ ናይ ኩላትና ተጋሩ ነበርቲ ሰሜን ኣሜሪካ ኣኼባ ኣዳልዩ ኣሎ። ዝዝትየሎም ኣጀንዳታት

1ይ ኣብ መንነትና መሰረት ዝገበረ መጥቃዕቲታት ኣብ እንነብረሉ ዘለና ሃገር (USA) ብዝተፈላለየ መልክዑ ይበፅሐና ስለዘሎ ሕጋዊ መሰልናን ግቡእናን ፈሊጥና ከመይ ከምንምክቶ ንክንፈልጥ፣

2ይ ከም ሓደ ማሕበረ-ሰብ ንሓበራዊ ረብሓና ከይንሰርሕ ዘዐንቅፉና ኣተሓሳስባታትን ተግባራትን ፈሊና ብስልጡን ኣገባብ ብምእላይ ኣብ ዘራኽቡና ንክሰርሕ ኣብ ምርድዳእ ምብፃሕ፣

3ይ ግደ ምሁራን ኣብ ማሕበረ-ሰባዊ ውዳበታትና እንታይ ከምዝኸውን ምዝታይ፣

4ይ ኣብ መንጎ ቀዳሞት መፃእቲን ናይ ሎሚ ወለዶ ብፍላይ ድማ ኣብ ኣሜሪካ ዝተወለዱን ዝዓበዩን ዘሎ ክፍተት ንክፀብብ እንታይ ክግበር ከምዘለዎ ምዝታይ፥

5ይ መንእሰይ ወለዶ ኣብ ኣሜሪካ ኣብ መንግስታዊ ስልጣናት ንክወዳደር ምትብባዕ፣

6ይ ተጋሩ ኣብዝነብሩለን ከተማታትን/ስቴታትን ናይ ተጋሩ ማሕበረ-ሰባዊ ውዳበታት ንክህሉን ዘለዋ’ውን ጠንኪረን ንክኸዳ ምግባር፣ 7ይ ተካኢ ወለዶ ካብ ማሕበረ-ሰባዊ ውዳበታትና ተረባሒ ዝኾነሉን ኣብ ውሽጠን ኮይኑ ኣመራርሓ ዝመሃረሉን ዕድላት ምፍጣር ዝከኣለሉ መንገዲታት ምርኣይ

እዞም ላዕሊ ዝተጠቐሱን ካልኦት ኣገደስቲ ኣጀንዳታትን ብምሁራን ብዝቐርብ ኣሰተምህሮ ሰፊሕ ምይይጣት ዝካይደሉ ዓብዪ ናይ ኩላትና ተጋሩ ኣኼባ ንዕለት May 2, 2018 ኣብ ከተማ ላስ ቬጋስ ከካይድ ስለዝኾነ ኣብሚኔሶታ ትነብሩ ተጋሩ ኣብ’ዚ ታሪኻዊ ኣኼባ ተርኺብኩም እጃምኩም ክትገብሩ ብኽብሪ ንፅውዕ።

መዕረፊ ሆቴል፣ ኣኼባ ዝካየደሉ ቦታን ሰዓትን ምስበፅሐና ክነፍልጠኩም ኢና።

ሓድሽ ዝተመረፀ nay ሚኔሶታ ቦርድውን ብዛዕባ እዚን ብዛዕባ ንዝመፃ ክልተ ዓመታት ክሰርሖም ዝጀመረ ዓበይቲ ስራሕቲ ንምምይያጥን በዓል ዳግማይ ትንሳኤ ብሓደ ንምብዓልን ኣብዝወርሒ ውሽጢ ሓደ ፕሮፕግራም እናዳለወ ስለዝኾነ፣ እቲ ቦታን መዓልቲን ምስወሰና ክነፍልጠኩም ኢና።

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ማሕበርኩም ማሕበር ኢትዮጵያውያን ተጋሩ ኣብሚኔሶታ 

Public meeting notice from Tigray Communities forum inNA

Posted by ETCMN on March 26, 2018 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (4)

ዓብዪ ናይ ኣኼባ ፃውዒት

ኣብ ሰሜን ኣሜሪካ ንንነብር ኩላትና ተጋሩ

ኣብ ኣሜሪካ ዝተፈላለያ ግዝኣታት ዘለና ናይ ትግራይ ማሕበረሰባት ውዳበታት (community organizations) ኣብ ልዕሊ በብውልቅና እነካይዶም ተግባራት ሓቢርና እንርበሐሉ መንገዲ ምፍጣር ኣገዳሲ ኮይኑ ስለዝረኸብናዮ ኩላትና ሓቢርና እንሰርሐሉ ዋዕላ (Forum) ብዕሊ መስሪትና ሓበራዊ ስራሕቲ ምስላጥ ካብ እንጅምር ልዕሊ 6 ኣዋርሕ ኮይኑ ኣሎ። እዚ ዋዕላ’ዙይ ሓበራዊ ኮሚቲ ኣጣይሹ ኣብ ዝሓዝናዮ ዓመት (2018) ዝተለሞም ስራሕቲ ንምስላጥ ዓብዪ ናይ ኩላትና ተጋሩ ነበርቲ ሰሜን ኣሜሪካ ኣኼባ ኣዳልዩ ኣሎ።

ንዝትየሎም ኣጀንዳታት

1ይ) ኣብ መንነትና መሰረት ዝገበረ መጥቃዕቲታት ኣብ እንነብረሉ ዘለና ሃገር (USA) ብዝተፈላለየ መልክዑ ይበፅሐና ስለዘሎ ሕጋዊ መሰልናን ግቡእናን ፈሊጥና ከመይ ከምንምክቶ ንክንፈልጥ፣

2ይ) ከም ሓደ ማሕበረ-ሰብ ንሓበራዊ ረብሓና ከይንሰርሕ ዘዐንቅፉና ኣተሓሳስባታትን ተግባራትን ፈሊና ብስልጡን ኣገባብ ብምእላይ ኣብ ዘራኽቡና ንክሰርሕ ኣብ ምርድዳእ ምብፃሕ፣

3ይ) ግደ ምሁራን ኣብ ማሕበረ-ሰባዊ ውዳበታትና እንታይ ከምዝኸውን ምዝታይ፣

4ይ) ኣብ መንጎ ቀዳሞት መፃእቲን ናይ ሎሚ ወለዶ ብፍላይ ድማ ኣብ ኣሜሪካ ዝተወለዱን ዝዓበዩን ዘሎ ክፍተት ንክፀብብ እንታይ ክግበር ከምዘለዎ ምዝታይ፥

5ይ) መንእሰይ ወለዶ ኣብ ኣሜሪካ ኣብ መንግስታዊ ስልጣናት ንክወዳደር ምትብባዕ፣

6ይ) ተጋሩ ኣብዝነብሩለን ከተማታትን/ስቴታትን ናይ ተጋሩ ማሕበረ-ሰባዊ ውዳበታት ንክህሉን ዘለዋ’ውን ጠንኪረን ንክኸዳ ምግባር፣

7ይ) ተካኢ ወለዶ ካብ ማሕበረ-ሰባዊ ውዳበታትና ተረባሒ ዝኾነሉን ኣብ ውሽጠን ኮይኑ ኣመራርሓ ዝመሃረሉን ዕድላት ምፍጣር ዝከኣለሉ መንገዲታት ምርኣይ

እዞም ላዕሊ ዝተጠቐሱን ካልኦት ኣገደስቲ ኣጀንዳታትን ብሙራን ብዝቐርብ ኣሰተምህሮ ሰፊሕ ምይይጣት ነካይደሉ ዓብዪ ናይ ኩላትና ተጋሩ ኣኼባ ንዕለት May 2, 2018 ኣብ ከተማ ላስ ቬጋስ ከነካይድ ስለዝኾንና ኣብ’ዚ ታሪኻዊ ኣኼባ ንክንርከብ ብኽብሪ ንፅውዕ። እነዕርፈሉ ሆቴል፣ ኣኼባ ዝካየደሉ ቦታን ሰዓትን ፀኒሕና ክነፍልጥ ኢና።

ንተወሳኺ ሓበሬታ ሕቶኹም ብኢሜይል ኣድራሻና tigraycommunities@gmail.com ልኣኹልና።

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