First and foremost, we would like to wish our nation a Happy Assyrian New Year, may 6769 be a year of emancipation and progress for all of our people and in all four corners of our homeland and the diaspora.
The Restore Nineveh Now Foundation board held a general body meeting on the 27th of March 2019 to discuss important key topics, most important of which: how to fill the huge gap left through the passing of our chairman, the late David William Lazar who passed away on the 5th of January 2019.
David William Lazar was larger than life and his sheer dedication to the Assyrian nation and its cause; and to Restore Nineveh Now Foundation are immeasurable.
Thus, his passing is felt by all as a great loss, but more so by us as Restore Nineveh Now Foundation. We also realise: it will take us a very longtime to recover and eventually find adequate replacement to fill David William Lazar’s shoes.
However, we feel it would be a great injustice for us to cease our efforts: we must not only continue, we must escalate our efforts. We owe it to our nation, which needs us now more than ever. Furthermore, we owe it to David William Lazar: we must honour him by continuing in his footsteps and fight for what he believed and stood for.
Therefore, the Restore Nineveh Now Foundation took the bold decision to continue its efforts and restructure its board to the following effect:
1. The board took an unanimous decision to vote in Dr. Sargon Issa as the temporary chairman of its board, until the foundation is able to find a new chairman.
2. The board also took an unanimous decision to add Mrs. Ninva Younan as a new board member of Restore Nineveh Now Foundation.
Our board also discussed the main challenges faced by our nation in our ancestral homeland and put a plan together as to how we address these challenges.
We also discussed the importance of involving as much of our people in our efforts to serve our nation as possible. We sincerely believe we have many supporters among our people, both in the homeland and the diaspora who strongly believe in what we stand for and do. Therefore, we would like to invite them to come forward and place their hands in ours in order to help us serve this nation of ours; for the harvest if plentiful but the workers are few!
We were, we are and we shall continue to be the loyal servants of the Assyrian nation.
Board of Restore Nineveh Now Foundation