The Ethiopian World Federation Incorporated Local Number One First Unit – 2023 ELECTION BALLOT
The Ethiopian World Federation Incorporated
Local Number One First Unit
There are 5 Members on the Committee – Marcus Cohen (Mega), Yvonne Jarrett (Sis Iday), Thomas Palmer (Bro Thomas), Earl Adair (Bro Earl), Jennifer Warmington (Sis Yawah).
The Nominations Committee have met several times (5 times) with the aim of ‘selecting persons who are able to carry out the duties of the First Unit Officers International except the President to the best of their abilities’
In total the Committee has reached out to 26 Members nominated to check whether they are standing for their Nominations.
Fruitful discussion have taken place within the Committee with regards to current Officers and those who have been nominated – this included looking at their current and past history within the Federation, their understanding of the position, their skill base, logistics (where live), how many positions a member has been nominated for and which duty they are more suited to, attendance etc.,
The Nominations committee have slated the following candidates for the election of December 2022.
|President||Ras Iadonis Tafari (Ras Iadonis)||Long standing member 3 years National President, previous elected member located in New York, good understanding of legal matters and shares Amharic knowledge.|
|1st vice President||Lloyd Robinson (Bro Obadiah)||Long standing member/Officer, located in the UK good understanding of Parliamentary procedure and Ethiopia assists and supports the President’s office.|
|2nd vice President||Yvonne Jarrett ( Sis Iday)||Long Standing Member of Organisation based in Florida USA, assists and supports the President’s office.|
|Treasurer||Kashika Jackson (Sis Kashika)||Has experience in bookkeeping, presently Complaints and Grievances, motivated, based in San Jose, California USA|
|Executive Secretary||Dana Simpson||Long standing member based in UK. Completed 3 years to date as Executive Secretary successfully.|
|Financial Secretary||Barrymore Tittle (Ras Mora)
|Long Standing Member /Officer, good legal knowledge, previous Treasurer. Based in Philadelphia USA.|
|Sergeant at Arms||Deborah Walters (Sis Deborah)||Long Standing Member/Officer. Worked on a variety of Committees. Good attendance to meeting, so can control the zoom attendees and she is security minded. Travels to Ethiopia and gathers new information rapidly. Based in Connecticut, USA.|
|Chaplain||Seymour Liburd (Ras Seymour)
|Based in Florida USA, Completed 2 year of Chaplain position – very visible in his post and excellent attendance to meetings, active with Complaints and Grievances|
|Elected member||Patricia Nelson (Sis Trish)||Experienced and long-Standing Member and served in the position for several years, will always give members views, based in Connecticut USA.|
|Elected member||Kimberly Alice (Sis Kimberly)||Enthusiastic Member, currently on Ethi-Care Unit and leads on social media publicity– will give Members views – based in Florida -USA|
|Garvin Harris (Bro Garvin)
Bro Thomas Palmer
Eugene Jones (Ras Sahar)
|Based in San Jose, California USA member for over a year highly Motivated
New Member based in Texas USA; Nominations Committee Member highly motivated
New Member who has good attendance at meetings and motivated to serve the organization
|Banking Committee 1||Fiseha Wubetu (Bro Fiseha)||Branch Manager, Buna Bank, Ethiopia, regular attendance to meetings, experienced in bookkeeping|
|Banking Committee 2||Hyacinth Russell aka Sis Patsy||Long standing member based in UK – long experience in Banking|
|Banking Committee 3||Marcus Cohen aka Mega||Long standing member based in UK – 4 years On Banking Committee|
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The printed ballots will be distributed to members worldwide who are not able to do the online voting. The ballots will be collected to be tallied by an authorized representative. The ballots can be scanned after completion, for emailing into office. A special election may be called during the year to fill vacant positions. Closing date for election process is January 7, 2023.