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Save the Date for the 14th Annual International Festival of Language and Culture Southwest USA in Houston Texas.

iflctxRaindrop Foundation is pleased to announce that 14th Annual International Festival of Language and Culture Southwest USA Gala will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2106, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Hobby Center in Houston, Texas.  The festival is an annual celebration and showcase for the diversity of linguistic talents from across the world. It is dedicated to cultivate and educate the youth and create a platform to share their cultural heritage with their peers around the world. It is our mission to rise on the wings of art and music and promote peace, love, and cultural encounters throughout the world.

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Houston Ladies' Coffee Night is coming up!

Register before Feb 11th.

Do not miss the early bird price.

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RAWA Panel Discussion and Networking Event

IMG 7312Women's Influence in Non-Profits- A panel discussion organized by University of Houston, Downtown and the Raindrop Women’s Association Houston.

The room was packed. Over 140 guests were there during the panel discussion event. The program started with dinner. David Flores, President of University of Houston-Downtown, gave the opening speech. UHD was the main sponsor and partner organizer for the event. Filiz Camuz, Executive Director of RAWA Houston has also welcomed guests. The MC of the evening was Heidy Kahle from UNICEF USA.

The moderator of the discussion was Ronnie Hagerty, Assistant VP United Way of Greater Houston. Speakers were Dorothy Gibbons, CEO of The Rose, a non-profit breast cancer organization, Alecia Lawyer, Founder of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and Susan Meinholz, Board President of FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center. It was a priceless conversation that full information based on experience. What is the boards role? How to reach out people to find donors? What are the struggles? Why the speakers chose the non-profit path as career? Those are some of the topics that were discussed. After their speeches, audience ask their questions and the panel discussion was over. RAWA Houston advisory board member, Noami Ostfeld, presented custom made necklace to each speaker. Necklaces were made by Hatice Avsar, a polymer clay artist.The audience also enjoyed the beautiful music performance by Alice Lawyer.

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Upcoming events and classes at Raindrop

Turkish Language Classes

No matter what your level of Turkish language is, there is a class for you.

Conversational Turkish – Beginner Level

Jan 23rd - Apr 16th (12 Weeks)

Saturday @ 2:00 - 5:00 (36 HRS)

http://turkishbegin-2016-spring.eventbrite.com

 

Conversational Turkish – Intermediate Level

Jan 23rd - Apr 16th (12 Weeks)

Saturday @ 2:00 - 5:00 (36 HRS)

http://turkishinter-2016-spring.eventbrite.com

 

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2015 Early Thanksgiving Dinner

ETD2015Raindrop Foundation hosted the annual Early Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday November 19, 2015. The program was also a celebration of Citizenship Month for Houston. The motto of the night was “Many Faces of Houston Together Around a Table.” The dinner was coordinated with the Glenshire Community Association, Brays Oaks Management District, Dialog Institute of the Southwest, Citizenship Month Committee, Raindrop Women’s Association, Office of International Communities, Houston Food Bank, Embrace Relief Southwest USA and Super Neighborhood 36 community.

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Citizenship Month Poetry Night

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Citizenship Month Poetry Night has started with reception. Poetry lovers enjoyed light refreshments and socialized.

Susana McCollom was the master of ceremony of the evening. She is the Director, Ethnography& Workplace Chaplaincy at Institute for Spirituality and Health. Filiz Camuz, the executive director of Raindrop Women’s Association, welcomed guests and gave brief introduction of Raindrop Turkish House. Mahmut Gok, the executive director of Embrace Relief SW, talked about the current campaigns of Embrace Relief Foundation.

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Raindrop Foundation strongly condemn terror attacks in France.

downloadDear Friends,

On behalf of Turkish American Community and Raindrop Turkish House, I would like to extend heartfelt condolences to the families, relatives and friends affected by the deadly shootings and bombings in Paris and Saint-Denis that killed at least 153 people and left many others injured.

I strongly condemned this horrific terror attack.

I am against all kinds of extremism!

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Citizenship Month Poetry Night & Live Music

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Take a break from your busy life and listen to your soul.
Usha Akella will be reciting her poems. Everyone in your family, men and women, are welcome to this program.

Nov 6, Friday
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Please RSVP here.

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Early Thanksgiving Dinner

THANKSGIVING 2015 posterRegister Here for Early Thanksgiving Dinner

 
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