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)

Raindrop Turkish House Dallas hosted Professors and graduate students from UT Dallas
UTD Graduate student at Raindrop Turkish House04

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)

American Red Cross Oklahoma Chapter administrator visit Raindrop Turkishhouse

     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.

Raindrop Turkish House El Paso Hosted "Fun and Friendly Networking"


Raindrop Turkish House of El Paso hosted monthly luncheon of Marketing Directors Network on Thursday, January 19, 2012. Business owners had a great luncheon time of letting out the stress of work and enjoyed it with delectable smell of lunch with glass of Turkish tea on lovely sunny day of El Paso. The guests astonished to learn a lot about Turkey for the first time as they expressed “Never heard about Turkey’s beauty this much”.

There were more than 50 business owners who were pleased to attend the luncheon and appreciated the hosting of Raindrop Turkish House. They were informed about the Raindrop Houses, their activities in El Paso and invited for the coming up events during spring. Later on, they shared information about their businesses and continued casual conversations.(1-19-2012)

Tulsa Raindrop Turkish House distributed Noah's Pudding (Ashura)

Tulsa Raindrop Turkish House distributed Noah's Pudding (Ashura) on 18th Jan,2012 at churches in Tulsa. The volunteers of Tulsa Raindrop Turkish House served this special pudding at All Souls Unitarian Church and Fellowship Lutheran Church. Both Church members enjoyed with this special dessert and they thanked to Raindrop volunteers. Raindrop Turkish House honored to be share its cultural traditions with Tulsans. we would like to thank both church pastors and members for their friendly and warm welcome. Also, thanks to our volunteers who prepared and distributed the puddings.
(January 18,2012,Tulsa,OK)

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