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Netanya AACI
Beit Oleh America and Canada in Netanya AGM &
Guest Lecturer MK Dr. Avraham Neguise
6.45pm Thursday 24 May

Agenda includes
*Chairman’s Report
*Director’s Report
*Presentation of Audit Report 2017
*Election & Installation of Officers
*Nomination of Audit Committee 2018
*Nomination of Auditors for 2018

Following the business part of our AGM, we will draw the prizewinners of our raffle.

We are honored to announce that our guest speaker at this year’s AGM will be Dr. Avraham Neguise.
Dr Neguise is an Ethiopian-born Member of Knesset for the Likud and is Chairman of the Knesset Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs, and the Chairman of the Knesset Caucus for Relations between Israel and African Countries. He immigrated to Israel in 1985 and earned a BA and MA in Social Work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an LLB from Sha'arei Mishpat College, an MA in Initiatives and Renewal from the Swinburne University of Technology and a PhD in Education from the University of Sussex. In 2015, elected on the Likud list, he became the only Israeli of Ethiopian origin to serve in 20th Knesset, he has focused on social issues such as helping new immigrants integrate into Israeli society and providing support and education for youth in underprivileged neighborhoods. He has appealed to the Knesset to bring all Ethiopians Jews to Israel.

In a 2016 interview with an American Jewish student newspaper, he explained the importance of Israel's Absorption Ministry: It is responsible for absorbing new immigrants and helping them integrate into society, be it in housing, employment, education, health and welfare. The government is ready to absorb millions of immigrants. I will tell you my story. I grew up as a shepherd in Ethiopia, I immigrated to Israel 31 years ago. I got an equal opportunity for education in Israel. While in Ethiopia I graduated from high school. Here in Israel I have five degrees and I'm a legislator in Israel. I am one of the millions who settled here successfully.
Dr. Neguise is married with two children, and lives in Pisgat Ze'ev in Jerusalem.