Austin Hosts Thousands at State’s Largest Gathering for Women

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Raindrop Women Association (RAWA) opened a colorful booth and performed Turkish art for 5,000 attendees at the 14th annual Texas Conference for Women.TAWA Board member Kuaybe Basturk told that, “Such an amazing experience! Our booth’s favorite parts were water marbeling (Art of Ebru) corner and traditional ornament table. Both of them were attractive!” Another TAWA Board member Suzan Saltik mentioned their acivities and add that, “We started to join this wonderful event last year. And hope to return every year!”

Early Thanksgiving Dinner at Turkish American Community Center in Houston

IMG 0736Raindrop Foundation, Glenshire Community Association and Dialogue Institute Southwest organized Early Thanksgiving Dinner as being a part of citizenship month activities in Houston on Thursday November 21, 2013.The program started with welcoming remarks by the president of Raindrop Foundation, and followed by remarks from the president of Glenshire Community Association David Hughy. Jeremy Brown, from Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis’ office, presented certificate of recognition to Raindrop Foundation, Glenshire Community Association and Dialogue Institute of Southwest. Students from Indo-American, Chinese, and Turkish American Community shared their experience in America.

Help Typhoon Haiyan victims.


Dear Friends,

We are deeply saddened by the loss and the damage because of the Typhoon Haiyan. Our hearts and thoughts go to all of those who were affected by the Typhoon but people need more than that. Typhoon Haiyan struck Philippines on Friday, November 8th with a wind of 200 mph, leaving the country in a devastating condition. It has received reports that around 10000 people have lost their lives and it is the most powerful typhoon that has fallen.

Citizenship Month is celebrated with a piano recital by Dr. Evren Kutlay at Turkish House.

IMG 0588Citizenship Month is celebrated with a lecture-piano recital by Dr. Evren Kutlay at Raindrop Turkish House in Houston on Friday November 8, 2013. The event is started with a reception at Rumi Lobby in Istanbul Conference Center. Dr. Noel Bezette-Flores welcomed the guests as the co-chair of citizenship month and the director of Center for Public Service & Family Strength.

Lecture-Piano Recital by Turkish Musician and Researcher Dr. Evren Kutlay.

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Raindrop Foundation is celebrating the many faces of Houston with Citizenship Month to Host Lecture-Piano Recital by Turkish Musician and researcher Professor Dr. Evren Kutlay.
European Music during Ottoman Era
Friday, November 8, 2013
7:30 pm.-8:00 pm.  Reception
8:00 pm.-9:30 pm.  Lecture-Recital
by Tuesday November 6, 2013.
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