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ERDA's 8th fundraising event successfuly held in Portland, OR


The 8th reunion and fundraising event of ERDA was successfully held in Portland Oregon from July 24, 2015 to July 26, 2015 with great attendance by members and supporters of the organization: The Portland branch was able to host an eventful reunion with evening gala, picnic and a second day event dance raising $64,824.21, the highest fundraising event by ERDA thus far, with a net profit of $44,497.90.

Prior to the main event, board members met on Friday July 24, 2015 to review the activities of the organization over the last year. Board members reviewed many aspect of the organization and pointed out the key accomplishments and some areas that needed some improvement.

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ERDA laid the foundation stone for Chelle elementary school on its 5th project

Chelle Foundation Stone laid

On June 9th, 2015 the Inauguration plaque was unveiled to commemorate the foundation stone laid by Enderta Regional Development Association (ERDA) for Chelle elementary school in Samre located in the district of Saharti-Samre part of the Southeastern Zone (Enderta) administration. The ceremony was officiated by w/ro Aregash Beyene, the administrator for the southeastern zone (Enderta). Chelle is located about 87 KM southwest of Mekelle, almost a two and a half hours drive. The school approximately enrolled about 670 students from Grades 1 to 4 (340 boys and 330 girls) and has 12 staff members.

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Special Announcement to ERDA's 8th fund raising attendees


Pencils seem small and insignificant, yet they play a vital role in the learning process. Students have an on-going demand for them in their educational process. In many parts of the world, owning a pen or pencil is a luxury that some families cannot afford. It is hard to imagine receiving an education without a writing utensil. Education can help achieve success and stability in a person’s life but without the basics, it is so much harder. So, all please bring pens and pencils to donate to our cause. The children appreciate it so much more then you know.

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ERDA-Seattle did BBQ event and signed up 10 new members

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ERDA Seattle-Chapter committee organized a BBQ event for local residents on Sept 14, 2014 in Seward Park. Total of 70 people attended the bbq event. Out of which 40 were already a member of ERDA. Mr. Hailemariam, former chairman of the seattle chapter; have briefed the attendants on current project in Enderta region and results that have been achieved by ERDA over the past few years. 10 new ERDA members have signed up during this event.

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ERDA-6th fund raising event in Las Vegas

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ERDA Las Vegas Chapter hosted the 6th reunion in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 17th and 18th with an evening gala, an entertaining picnic and a celebration in Axum Restaurant. The event was well beyond expectations by supporters and members from all over the States and Canada. Las Vegas Chapter was able to raise gross $55,758 as the event came to an end. The Las Vegas Chapter and the Board of Directors would like to thank all guests who attended the event and made the event a success. The Las Vegas Chapter also would like to thank all Las Vegas organizations and individuals who put their time, money and effort to make the event a success. We couldn’t have done it without all your support.

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The 7th ERDA fund raising event was held in Minnesota starting June 28, 2014.
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Enderta Regional Dev. Association 7th Annual Fundraising Event was held in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota on June 28th, 2014. As the event-goers attested the event was by far the best and most successful reunion ERDA ever had. Everybody seemed to have enjoyed the entire weekend with great excitement.

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