Abraham Elected Sugar Land’s Mayor Pro-Tem Visit Raindrop Turkish House
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Thomas Abraham Sugarland Mayor
Pro tem, Consul General of Turkey Cemalettin Aydin, Sam Merchant Community liason of the office of congressman Al Green visited Raindrop Turkish House on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012. The guests received information about the Turquoise center where Raindrop Turkish House is based and also learned about the activites Raindrop organizes. After the presentations, the group had lunch. The program was an opportunity to discover new areas for future collaboration.

 
YES Prep Brays Oaks visit Raindrop Turkish House of Houston
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Teachers and students from YES Prep had a field trip to Raindrop Turkish House on Friday, February 3, 2012 to learn about cultures in Houston. A representative from Raindrop Turkish House gave a presentation about Turkish culture. The group also had a chance to take a tour of the Turquoise Center, the business center where Raindrop Turkish House is located. Turquoise Center, with its unique architecture carrying motifs from Turkish Culture, is a great place to be exposed to Turkish culture in Houston. The field trip was both educational and fun. Raindrop Turkish House welcomes field trips from schools in Houston. For information click here.

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Raindrop Turkish House Corpus Christi Women's Association Hosted Nelda Martinez And Kathy Adame At Coffee Night

1Raindrop Turkish House Women's Association brought ladies from different walks of life together at another Ladies' Coffee Night on January 28th. City Council Member Nelda Martinez was the keynote speaker. Mayor's wife Kathy Adame presented her gift which was a handmade Turkish coffee set for 2 in a velvet box. Purpose of the gathering was to get to know each other better for a peaceful society in which we can live in harmony and honor the diversity.

After Nelda Martinez's speech, the program continued with presentations about the Southern part of Turkey, Turkish coffee and tea. Guests enjoyed regional foods such as baklava, çiğ köfte, içli köfte, lahmacun, börek, stuffed grape leaves, and aşure (Noah's Pudding). Guests were entertained with the games such as "Evet-Hayir (Yes-No)" and "şarkiyi değiştir (Change the song)." Winners of the games got small gifts.

The Coffee Night ended after the deep conversations embellished with Turkish tea and coffee at the oriental corner. Everybody was so happy and was eager to come to the next one.

(January 28th 2012, Corpus Christi,TX)

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Raindrop Turkish House Dallas hosted Professors and graduate students from UT Dallas
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The DFW Branch of the Raindrop Turkish House welcomed a group of graduate students from UT Dallas on January 27th, 2012. Director of Dallas branch gave brief information about Raindrop Turkish House.

Dr. Habte Woldu , Director International Management Programs, A.K. Sharif, Program Coordinator and UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management graduate students are going to visit Turkey on March 2012. Dallas Raindrop Turkish House Volunteers presented a briefing of about Turkey. The briefing touched Turkish history, politics, social life, language, music and food. After viewing the presentation on Turkish culture, the guests enjoyed the traditional Turkish food as well. During the program the students found an opportunity to learn more about the people of Turkey and Turkish culture. Dr. Woldu thanked the Raindrop Turkish House for the hospitality. (Dallas, TX 1/27/2012)

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American Red Cross Oklahoma Chapter administrator visit Raindrop Turkishhouse
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     Raindrop Turkish House hosted four special guests from the American Red Cross. Ms.Janienne Bella, CEO of Central Oklahoma Chapter, Mr. Rusty Surette, Public Relations, Mr. James Tittle, Regional Director of Disaster Services and Mr. Lenard Liebe, Disaster Officer, Oklahoma and Kansas. Raindrop Turkish House Executive Director Mr. Orhan Kucukosman met with the guests. Ms. Janienne Bella talked about the activities of the projects of American Red Cross and thanked for Blood Drive.

Ms. Bella expressed that they are trying to reach health to people and ready to accept any help request.

Mr. Kucukosman thanked to Red Cross for all what they have done for the community and he expressed that Turkish Community will be happy to continue to support American Red Cross.

 
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