26 Jan. 2016
Yestrday we celebrated Tu Bishvat (15 in Shvat) It is also called "Rosh HaShanah La'Ilanot" meaning "New Year of the Trees". This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle. This day is celebrated as an ecological awareness day, and trees are planted in celebration, as it marks the revival of nature, I think it is symbolic that I start my term as President and write to you at this very positive time.
I would like to thank all the chaverot that attended the 2015 EGM and express my gratitude to the voting delegates that supported my candidacy and voted for me. I am honoured and privileged to serve as your President and am humbled by your kind words and wishes. I look forward, with much motivation to work with you and for you.
Many challenges face WIZO and its Federations. Your concerns, love, commitment, dedication and profound responsibility to your projects, your members and donors overwhelm me and I feel the same.
As President, I intend to spread the WIZO message to new audiences worldwide and strengthen WIZO ties with the Diplomatic Corps in Israel, with other NGOs and of course within the National Institutions. We must expose our movement and its blessed work far and beyond – we have everything to be proud of and should strive to make it known globally, to share our WIZO know how with others, and if possible explore the possibility of establishing new Federations.
I look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship between us based on our joint commitment to the babies, toddlers, children, youth and women who enjoy our WIZO services, and to the donors who allow us to carry out our blessed work.
My door is always open to you and I am just a telephone call away - attentive to all you have to say. Please don't hesitate to call my office 972-3-6923716 or my cellphone 972-52-8977292.