Representatives of all branches from USA and Canada converged to the city of Chicago on Friday October 1, 2016. The Congress opened by the Preparatory Committee Chairman, Haw Woldu Negasi. The Congress opened with a compassionate note of remembrance to those members who passed away in the recent past. The Congress, also, gave special recognition and appreciation to specific members for their exemplary contribution and to all members for their resilience.
Haw Kaleab Kifle, Zoba North America Chairman, gave detail report of Zoba and Haw Fessehaye fitewi gave a detailed financial report for the year 2015 and 2016. Furthermore, the Congress has selected secretariat, and is continuing with appositive attitude and high spirit. It is expected to conclude its plan by Sunday October 15, 2016.