Posted by David Chibo (126.96.36.199) on October 10, 2001 at 23:28:05:
Nakosha and Tree of Life Merger
The Assyrian Aid Society - Australia (AAS-Au), has decided to merge its quarterly publication 'Tree of Life' newsletter with the monthly Assyrian-Australian publication Nakosha Magazine. (See www.nakosha.org)
The 'Tree of Life' newsletter, which is currently published by the AAS-Au is distributed to over 200 AAS members throughout Australia, with it's primary purpose being to provide feedback regarding projects that were being conducted by the AAS-Au branch in Northern Iraq, as well as attracting new financially supporting members.
During a private meeting held in the AAS-Au's bookshop in Sydney, on Sunday 30th September, 2001, the committee members of both Nakosha Magazine and the AAS-Au, unanmimously agreed to the merger.
Utilising the distribtuion capabilities of Nakosha Magazine, it is hoped that the new 'Tree of Life' section, which will also provide all readers with a Direct Debit Form (DDF) along with a free stamped and
AAS-Au-addressedenvelope, will enable the AAS-Au to reach the majority of the Assyrian community, currently living throughout Australia, in a more efficient manner.
Nakosha's targeted distribtuion of 1,500 hard copies and 1,000 soft copies per month, by the end of 2001, mean
that the merger will provide the AAS-Au with a strong established distribtuion network from which to reach prospective new members on a monthly basis.
Meanwhile Nakosha magazine also benefits from the merger. "We are finally able to provide a link between our homeland and our people living in the West", commented Fraydon Heskel, a reporter for Nakosha Magazine.
When asked to comment on the merger, Nakosha magazine's editor, Sennacherib Daniel shared his thoughts with us,
"The AAS holds the same aims and beliefs as does Nakosha magazine, in that it is non-political, non-profit and non-religious. It was inevitable that we would join with them."
It is hoped that this merger will set an example for other Assyrian publications and Assyrian charities, throughout the world, in joining together and becoming more efficient and effective.
The merger is due to take place with Nakosha's upcoming November issue, and with an increase in quality, frequency and distribution capabilities, the merger will place the AAS-Au in a strong position to raise urgently needed funds in order to assist the Assyrian population currently living in Northern Iraq this coming winter.
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