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Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry’s Quarterly Delegate meeting was held December 6, 2012

IMG_0009Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry’s Quarterly Delegate meeting was held December 6, 2012 at The Institute for Interfaith Dialogue at the Raindrop Turkish House, 4444 W. Houston St. Broken Arrow, at 6:00 pm. TMM’s program for Table Talk presented by Ashley Carter, a junior at Ozark Christian College. Ashley was the lead in the Rally for Neighbors event this summer in Joplin, which supported Joplin's Muslim community after a fire destroyed their mosque.  Ashley discussed her motivation for promoting the rally and what role her faith has played in her decision to continue the focus on Neighbors beyond the rally. Ashley brought her energy, passion and faithfulness with her to the delegate meeting. The meeting begun at 6:00 pm with dessert and beverages provided by the Institute. Always Yummy! Donations received, as for the dessert and beverages, and sent to the recovery following Hurricane Sandy.

 

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On November 27th, Raindrop Turkish House hosted Fire Departments Officials of the Broken Arrow and Tulsa for appreciation Dinner.


On November 27th, Raindrop Turkish House hosted Fire Departments Officials of the Broken Arrow and Tulsa for appreciation Dinner. Approximately 40 Officials attended this event and got information about our activities.

During the meal, the guests watched an introduction video about Turkey. And the director of the Raindrop Foundation, gave a speech about the roles of the Foundation and talked about the activities at the Raindrop Turkish House. It was emphasized that the Raindrop Turkish House aims to introduce Turkish culture into American society and cultivate friendship and promote the understanding of diverse cultures through its unique services to the community, through dialog and corporation.

After the presentations, the guests enjoyed delicious Turkish food. Following a wonderful dinner, the Battalion Chief of Broken Arrow Fire Department, Jim Bright and the Assistant Chief of Tulsa Fire Department, Mike, shared his remarks about the night.

The night ended with Turkish dessert.

(November 27th, 2012,  Tulsa – OK)

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Raindrop Turkish House Tulsa has celebrated the thanksgiving with friends.

IMG_8517_-_Copy_baslkRaindrop Turkish House Tulsa had celebrated the thanksgiving with neighbors and friends. Attendees enjoyed the traditional Turkish dinner in this early thanksgiving program, and thanked the foundation for being an excellent neighbor for the community.

Dinner  was started with warm greetings and welcome to the guest by Zeynep Durmaz ,  introduced Melek Oyludag  and gave speech about "The importance of Thanks Giving”

During the presentations, the importance of thanksgiving and gratefulness is emphasized from different cultural perspectives. The conclusion of the presentation was to thank God and pray together with saying "Let's thank our beautiful country, let's thank our living constitution, and let's thank the people around us. Only then can we truly thank God."

(November  19th, 2012,  Tulsa – OK)

 

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Raindrop Turkish House of Tulsa participated at Tulsa Global Alliance's Annual Kid's World Festival between November 15 and 17
Raindrop Turkish House of Tulsa participated at Tulsa Global Alliance's bi-annual Kid's World Festival between November 15 and 17. The 3 days festival had many participants from around the world including Turkey. An estimated more than 15,000 students, teachers and parents visited Kid's World to learn more about different cultures in the globe. Kid's World is a great contributor to the diverse culture of Oklahoma. As a Raindrop Turkish House, we raised donations and sold Baklava which is the special dessert in Turkey and donated the proceeds of these Baklavas to benefit of Victims of Hurricane of Sandy. Turkish students shown their own Folk Dance. And also the booth of Turkey  were the famous booth because of the giving free balls !
(November 15-17th, 2012,  Tulsa – OK)
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Raindrop Turkish House offered Ladies Coffee Night on November 17, 2012 with a great success.
IMG_8466_-_Copy_baslkRaindrop Turkish House donated the proceeds of the Lady's Coffee Night which held on November, 17 to benefit of Victims of Hurricane of Sandy. Ladies Coffee Night was started with warm greetings and welcome to the guest by Zeynep Durmaz, the host of program and continued with a silent auction for the Victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Many authentic Turkish artifacts including ceramic plates, coffee cups, socks and towels were on sale to raise help for Hurricane Sandy victims..
After some introduction we watched informative presentation about Raindrop Turkish House, events organized by the Center, classes and services offered by the Center, trips to Turkey and so many more.

Later it was time for the most important part of the night: Keynote speaker's speech. Zeynep Durmaz introduced Barbara Schwarz, the Board Director of Oklahoma Project and gave speech about "Breast Cancer."  At the end of the speech representatives of Raindrop Turkish House handed out an unforgettable gift from Turkey to Mrs. Barbara Schwarz, Turkish dessert, “Kadayif”
Later there was a quick raffle for gifts from Raindrop Turkish House, which was very exciting for everyone.
And then Turkish ladies performed  a show called Kına Gecesi )Henna Night, which is a ceremony performed before the weddings in Turkey.

At the end of the night all of the guests enjoyed delightful Turkish foods as they had Turkish coffee, the treats of the night were various types of Pastries, Various Salads and Delicious desserts.
Do not miss our upcoming events....

(November 17th, 2012,  Tulsa – OK)
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