This is a very important Report adopted by the Executive Council of the Ethiopian World Federation Incorporated October 2010 with a decision that it is in the publics interest that this document be made public. For the avoidance of doubt the organisation was incorporated August 25th 1937 is governed by a Constitution and By-laws. Article 5 Locals Section 1 (a) First unit of the Ethiopian World Federation Incorporated, in the City of New York shall be known as Local number one (note the word known as). (b) The duly elected officers of Local Number One shall be the International officers, except the President until a Convention is called and International officers are duly elected. (more…)
From the original Voice of Ethiopia A Message from the Emperor: In reply to Father Blackett’s telegram to his Imperial Majesty for His birthday in Bath, England the following telegram was received after the meeting of the Celebration Emperor Haile Selassie Birthday Celebration Committee. “For father Blackett, Please convey to your committee our deep appreciation to their kind message of good wishes.” Emperor Haile Selassie I (more…)
Greeting & Blessed Love Biruk Fiqir. I give Thanks & Praise to Greet each and everyone in the Name of His & Her Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie 1st & Empress Wiozero Menen I For Iver. On 28th November 2008 in Bronx New York at the Sundial Health Facility where the International Council met in person and by conference call, I, Deborah E Walters (Local No. 13) was a Witness to this Historical Meeting where 9 of 10 Officers met to carry out their duties, the first time since the Officers returned forward from Ethiopia for Annual Convention of The EWF Inc. The Officers have challenges up ahead to overcome with the Grace of Higher Levels seen & unseen, Blessings be bestowed upon them in this Journey. The Meeting forward straight and very Harmonious to the Points. Lots of plans are to be announced by the Council to the Locals. (more…)
On the 18th December 2008, the International President and the First Vice President met with Attorney Kiesha N. Brooks in New York to discuss the state of the Ethiopian World Federation Inc. It was agreed that Ms Brooks would be retained for the purposes of liaising with the Internal Revenue Service, the New York State Department (Division of Corporation) and the New York State Charities Bureau. The organisation will need to budget for legal fees in respect of the retention of Ms Brooks. (more…)
From the Office of the International Organiser I arrived at Montego Bay airport 18.15 on November 29th 2008 to be received by the International President and International Chaplain and resided at an address identified by the Chaplain for the remainder of the visit. We met with 19 members of the Montego Bay Local No. 32 and approximately the same number at the St Ann’s/Ochi Rios Local No. 17 also Bro Seaton along with Bro Gad (NY) representing Kingston Local No. 43.
Issues of procedure were discussed such as balloting, also lack of communication, previously the inability of delegates to travel to Conventions due to visa restrictions in the USA and Europe.Also discussed were problems with registration as a Jamaican Limited company causing taxes to be levied. We discussed the land grant model city concept, complaints about monies previously sent to New York which, were unaccounted for and which has led to some members refusing to pay dues because of constant breakdowns in New York. (more…)