2018 Annual Meeting & Conference
April 27-29, Charlotte, NC
2018 UIWU CONFERENCE, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA BEGINS IN:
This year’s meeting marks the 75th annual meeting as well as the beginning of our 75th year as an organization. The event will reflect upon our rich past, highlight our current activities, and look forward to our future work.
The weekend conference will be held at the Southpark Hilton Doubletree in Charlotte, North Carolina, an appropriately named place to host a meeting for an organization, which has long advanced the reunion of the two sticks of Judah and Ephraim (Ezekiel 37).
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our program for the conference includes talks on the history of our organization, presentations from the Hebrew Bible, musical performances, and fellowship. We will also have an open house at our Executive Headquarters in Charlotte to showcase the David Horowitz Memorial Library and many of the historical documents from our organization’s history.
The meeting room will be open at 5:00 PM for attendees to pick up nametags and packets. Join us, beginning at 5:30 PM for the welcoming of Shabbat, candle lighting, song, and fellowship. President James Tabor will also give some opening remarks to welcome everyone to our 75th Annual meeting.
*We will open the meeting room for informal meet and greet at 9:00 AM. We encourage everyone to be on time so that we can follow the program.
9:30 AM – Patty Tyler – Special Songs
10:00 – James Tabor – The Whole Bible Standing on One Foot
11:30 – Lunch
1:30 – Ralph Buntyn – There’s No Time Like the Past
3:00 – David Tyler – The Profundity of Faith
4:30 – Reports on various outreach efforts associated with United Israel’s work. This will be a shared platform consisting of reports related to work at the UI Centers in the south and northeast, The Good Land, and our involvement in the Aravah through Blossoming Rose.
5:30 – Dinner break
7:00 – Music and Fellowship
8:30 AM – United Israel World Union Annual Meeting for Officers and Board – open to all
10:00 – Jodell Onstott – A New Hope
11:30 – Lunch
1:30 – Open House at UIWU Executive Offices
3:00 – Ross Nichols – Back to the Future: UIWU & The Coming Revival
4:30 – Betty Givin – The Regathering of HaShem’s Children – One in His Hand
2018 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
We are presently finalizing the details of the program, but confirmed session leaders include, Dr. James D. Tabor, Ralph Buntyn, David and Patty Tyler, Jodell Onstott, Betty Givin and Ross Nichols.
As the CEO of Advanced Automation Corporation (AAC) Mr. Tyler is responsible for the operation of an 80-person company that focuses on unique out of the box solutions for military applications. David is a visionary that sees how to apply state of the art technology to the tip of the spear. For the past 32 years AAC has been at the forefront of some amazing solutions that added significant capabilities for the US Military. Mr. Tyler has over 30 years of experience in the electrical engineering and computer science fields. He has performed research in the areas of information modeling of computer systems and their operational behavior. He works with the DoE at Sandia National Laboratory on Special Operations programs and their search for game changing technology. Mr. Tyler has participated in overseas programs and operations for the US and partner nations, including NATO, Israel, the UK, Canada, and Australia. AAC assisted in an Israeli company, Advanced Logistics Developments (ALD) of Rishon LeZion, Israel sell software and services to primarily the US DoD and its contractors.
Mr. Tyler has coauthored a book for the Elsevier Press for IEEE entitled; “Mission-Critical and Safety–Critical Systems Handbook (Design and Development for Embedded Applications)” that was published in December 2009.
Education: BS and MS in Theoretical Computer Science from SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Marcy, NY, Selected MS EE and Mathematics Courses from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, and the Enterprise Architecting Lecture Series from MIT, Cambridge, MA, as well as an AAS EET from MVCC Utica, NY.
Personal Activities: Mr. Tyler is an avid supporter of archaeology and has been on the fund-raising side of the current University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) excavation on Mt. Zion in Jerusalem, Israel. David also supported the development of the UIWU Center in Biblical Tamar at the Blossoming Rose Park in Ir Ovot, in the Arava of Israel.
An avid student of the Bible and lover of HaShem, Torah and Israel, Betty is a longtime member of the Board of Directors of United Israel World Union and is privileged to have personally known its founder David Horowitz of blessed memory. In 2016 she was ordained as one of its ministers.
Betty enjoys writing and recently has become a contributor of articles for the United Israel Bulletin. She has a new monthly series dealing with the times and seasons on the Jewish/Hebrew calendar entitled Hidden Sparks Beneath the Surface which she is hoping to compile for her first book.
She and her husband Roger made a life changing decision to convert to Judaism in 1993 with plans to make aliyah the next year, but due to unavoidable catastrophic circumstances, their aliyah plans did not come to fruition. Betty is a member of Temple Beth Torah Synagogue where she has taught Pre-k classes and assisted in tutoring Hebrew to students who were preparing for their Bar Mitzvah. For the past 5 years she has played a vital role at The Netiv Center for Torah Study of Houston where she teaches women’s classes, contributes articles to the Netiv website and Facebook Page, sends out newsletters, coordinates activities for the Center. She is also involved in TORCH, Torah Outreach for Houston and has been asked to contribute her teachings to the upcoming Emunah Channel for Women on the web.
A retired teacher of 25 years, Betty has taught all ages, from Pre K through College. She is a devoted wife and mother of 3 daughters, 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She and her husband Roger live in Kingwood Texas with Betty’s oldest daughter Kim.
The board and officers want to encourage all members to attend this year’s conference to help us celebrate our organization’s successes, and to enjoy the festivities associated with such a milestone event.
In order to encourage the largest possible attendance, there will be no charge for the conference, but attendees are asked to contribute to United Israel World Union as they are able. Registration is required for all attendees. We look forward to seeing you all in Charlotte!
Southpark Hilton Doubletree in Charlotte, North Carolina