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  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2009
    (A multi-cultural day at Schroeder Elementary School in Troy).

    ASACA sponsored the Arab Nations’ table at Schroeder World Tour 2009.

     

    (A multi-cultural day at Schroeder Elementary School in Troy, MI).
    Arabic souvenirs of students' names handwritten on decorative mosaic signs and 480 world maps were provided. A folkloric fashion show from 5 Arab countries and a table full of Arabic artifacts information boards were also part of the event.

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  • Mon
    23
    Mar
    2009
    East Hills Middle School’s First Multi-Cultural Day, in Bloomfield Hills.

     

    ASACA sponsored Syria and Egypt table at East Hills Middle School’s first Multi-Cultural Day, in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

    A Dabkeh group performed for the students and their parents. Arabic artifacts and Arabic food sampling were also part of the event.

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  • Sat
    14
    Nov
    2009
    Royal Park Hotel

    ASACA Produced “Arab Detroit”, a 30-minute program which aired on Detroit Public Television for the first time in January of 2010. The program explores all aspects of the local Arab American community.

    The Arab American community is a vital and thriving community. The stories told are often quite different from those that are seen on the local news in short bursts. Too often negative stereotypes send misleading and inaccurate images about Arab Americans and Muslims in the media.

    The attending guests were the first to view “Arab Detroit”. ASACA is proud to produce this TV Special which fulfills our mission of education and culture.

    WTVS Detroit Public Television is the viewer-supported PBS member station serving the nation’s 11th largest television market.

     

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  • Fri
    28
    May
    2010

    ASACA team was the winner of a friendly game that took place between the ASACA and the NAAMA Team on May 2010.
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  • Sat
    06
    Nov
    2010

    ASACA 12th Annual Banquet – Nov 6, 2010

    ASACA started a new traditon at the Annual Banquet of presenting a well deserving community member with ASACA’s Award for Community Leadership. The first recipient was Mr. Nicola Antakli, a Syrian entrepreneur, for his long history of serving the community and building bridges between Syria and the US. Mr. Antakli's son and daughter accepted the award on his behalf.

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  • Sat
    01
    Oct
    2011

    ASACA was presented with an acknowledgement award from the National Network for Arab American Communities, NNAAC, at its annual Leadership Conference in October 1, 2011, in appreciation of the work ASACA is doing on the local and national level. In addition, Mrs. Hoda Succar, ASACA’s past president, was awarded the Spirit of Service Award in recognition of her significant contributions in the area of social and cultural services.

    Nadia Tonova-NNAAC & Rouba Samman-ASACA

    Nadia Tonova-NNAAC & Rouba Samman-ASACA

    Nadia Tonova presenting the award to Lina Dirani

    NNAAC award to ASACA

    NNAAC award to ASACA

    ASACA Award at NNAAC 10th National Conference

  • Sat
    03
    Dec
    2011

    ASACA Night of Unity, Dec 3, 2011

    200 guests from the Syrian community and their friends in south east Michigan got together, united by their love of Syria. Dr. Edward O’Malley, was the recipient of ASACA’s Award for Community leadership in recognition of his charitable work in Syria via ORBIS-The Flying Eye Hospital. A beautiful slide show about Syria, along with the great company and the excellent food were all part of this amazing evening.

    Dr. Pierre Zayat, Dr. Ed O'Malley, Dr. lina Dirani

    Dr. Pierre Zayat, ASACA past president, Dr. Ed O'Malley, award recipient, Dr. Lina Dirani, current president.

    Dr Edward O'Malley, recipient of ASACA's Award for Community Leadership, Mrs. Rouba Samman, Executive Director, Dr. Lina Dirani, President

    Dr Edward O'Malley, recipient of ASACA's Award for Community Leadership, Mrs. Rouba Samman, Executive Director, Dr. Lina Dirani, President

    ASACA Night of Unity Dinner 2011

    ASACA Night of Unity Dinner 2011

    ASACA Board

    ASACA Board

    Dr. Pierre Zayat, Past President

    Dr. Pierre Zayat, Past President

    Dr. Lina Dirani, President

    Dr. Lina Dirani, President

    Our beautiful lady guests

    Our beautiful lady guests

    ASACA Young Professionals

    ASACA Young Professionals

    Guests at buffet

    Guests at buffet

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2013

    Banquet 2013/Fundraiser for Syria

    ASACA’s 14th Annual Banquet, February 2nd, 2013. The banquet goal was to raise money to help displaced Syrians inside and out side the country, in refugee camps. The fundraiser generated $94,200. Donations were sent to the following organizations according to the donors' wishes : UNICEFLife for Relief and DevelopmentQuestscope, and Marist Brothers . Funds were sent to these organizations through The Center for Arab American Philanthropy(CAAP). CAAP donated $20,000 separately to the listed 4 organizations.  See CAAP letters for ASACA fund disbursements.

    Our thanks to everyone who donated time, services and money to make this event a great success.

    Dr. Anan Ameri, Director of the Arab American National Museum was the recipient of ASACA’s Award for Community Leadership. Here are some event photos. For much more photos see our February 2013 posts at ASACA Facebook page.

    2013 Banquet Book

    ASACA's 14Th Annual Banquet took place on February 2, 2013 at The Reserve in Birmingham, Michigan

    One of the most beautiful poem about Damascus

    One of the most beautiful poem about Damascus

    Dr. Anan Ameri, Director, Arab American National Museum, recipient, ASACA's Award for Community Leadership

    Dr. Anan Ameri, Director, Arab American National Museum, recipient, ASACA's Award for Community Leadership

    Mrs. Manal Saab, CAAP Advisory Board, presenting our awardee, Dr. Anan Ameri

    Mrs. Manal Saab, CAAP Advisory Board, introducing our awardee, Dr. Anan Ameri

    President's Remarks by Dr. Lina Dirani

    President's Remarks by Dr. Lina Dirani

    Dr. Samir Alsawah-Vice President, and Master of Ceremony

    Dr. Samir Alsawah-Vice President, and Master of Ceremony

    Dr. Anan Ameri, Dr. Lina Dirani & Mrs. Manal Saab

    Dr. Anan Ameri, Dr. Lina Dirani & Mrs. Manal Saab

    Mr. Sameer Eid auctioning Sea of Tulips by the Syrian painter Mrs. Alya Husseini.

    Mr. Sameer Eid auctioning Sea of Tulips by the Syrian painter Mrs. Alya Husseini.

    Husseini, a renowned Syrian artist, donated her painting to be auctioned at the banquet

    Mrs. Alya Husseini, a renowned Syrian artist, donated her painting to be auctioned at the banquet

    Dr. Ameri with her husband Mr. Noel Salel and Dr. Dirani

    Dr. Ameri with her husband Mr. Noel Salel and Dr. Dirani

     

    ASACA Board of Directors 2012-2013, R to L: Dr. Samir Alsawa-Vice president, Dr. Anan Salloum, Mrs. Rania Zakkar, Dr. Lina Dirani-President, Dr. Souheil Saba, Mrs. Maha Jano, Dr. Aya Rifai, Mrs. Sali Hanna, Mrs. May Akkary-Treasurer, Mrs. Rouba Samman-Executive Director. Missing Ms. Maha Saker -Secretary and Dr. Ghiath Tayeb

    For much more 2013 Banquet pictures go to https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/asaca/

    For much more 2013 Banquet pictures go to https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/asaca/

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2013
    8:00 pmSeaholm High School, Birmingham, MI

    The Michigan Arab Orchestra-Takht Ensemble under the direction of Michael Ibrahim and featured vocalists Usama Baalbaki and Ghada Derbas mesmerized our guests with an array of beautiful classic Arabic and Syrian songs and music. It was a real night of Tarab Sharki Aseel that brought every one back to dear memories from the Motherland.

    Our immense appreciation to the event sponsors and volunteers.

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  • Fri
    24
    Apr
    2015
    7:30 pmLa Saj Lebanese Bistro 13776 Southcove Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48313

    Spring Social

    Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:30-10:30pm at La Saj Lebanese Bistro.

    Our thanks to all the guests who shared this fun night with us.

     

     

  • Sun
    10
    May
    2015
    1:00 pmThe Townsend Hotel 100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009

    Mother’s Day Lunch

    Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 1:00-4:00pm at The Townsend Hotel.

    A big heartfelt Thank You to all our guests who celebrated Mother's Day with us. Your family photos will be mailed to you directly.

     

     

  • Sat
    15
    Aug
    2015
    6:30 pmForest Lake Country Club-Bloomfield Hills, MI

    ASACA Banquet 2015 raised funds for JUSOOR' s project "100 Syrian Women". The banquet took place on Saturday, August 15, 2015.

    ASACA partnered with JUSOOR  and the Institute of International Education to offer 100 Syrian women scholarships to US universities. 
    Our guests enjoyed an evening of art, culture and charity dedicated to Syrian women. The program included a Live Auction followed by a divine performance by the talented violinist Mariela Shaker, a JUSOOR scholarship recipient her self. And listen to testimonies from JUSOOR representatives. The evening concluded by the music and voice of singer Shadi Ranjous.

    Click here for more photos of ASACA Banquet 2015

    ASACA Board 2014-2016

    ASACA Board 2014-2016

    ASACA President Dr. Fouad Batah

    ASACA President Dr. Fouad Batah

    Empowering Women of Syria

    MC Mrs. Maha Jano

     Empowering Women of SyriaJUSOOR Co-Founder Rania Succar

    Empowering Women of Syria

    JUSOOR Speaker-George Batah

    Empowering Women of SyriaJUSOOR Speakers

    Empowering Women of Syria

    JUSOOR-Violonist Marial Shaker

     

    Empowering Women of Syria

    Auctioneer- Mr. Sameer Eid

    Empowering Women of Syria

    Auction Item-Painting by Ilham Mahfouz

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    Auction

    Empowering Women of SyriaOur beautiful volunteers showing some auction items.

    Empowering Women of Syria

    JUSOOR Slideshow

    Empowering Women of Syria

    Some auction items

     

     

     

     

  • Sun
    31
    Jan
    2016
    4:30 pmTroy Community Center, room 304

    ASACA hosted 8 National and local organizations working on the ground to help the refugees. The panel presented important data and information about the Refugee Resettlement program, and discussed in details the Syrian refugees status since 2013. They answered questions, separated facts from misconceptions and provided interested volunteers with direct tools to help. Over 120 people attended. Here is the 7 parts video and some event photos. Thank you for watching, sharing and supporting this important humanitarian cause.

    Informational Meeting about the Syrian Refugees in the US
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    Informational Meeting about the Syrian Refugees in the US
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    Participants:

    - Facilitator: The American Syrian Arab Cultural Association (ASACA).

    - Resettlement Agency: Lutheran Social Services of Michigan (LSSM), Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM), U. S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), Bethany Christian Services.

    - National Organization : The American Red Cross.

    - Local Organization : Syrian American Rescue Network (SARN), Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC).

    Program: Panel presentation, refugee testimony, Q & A session, organization booth.

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    L to R, Christine Van Noord-Bethany Christian Services, Zeina Hamade-US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), Kenneth Fouty-Lutheran Social Services of MI (LSSM), Jeralda Hattar, Catholic Charities for Southeast MI (CCSEM).

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    Over 120p in attendance!

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    L to R, Ghessan Younan-Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC), Khawla Wakkaf- American Red Cross, Madiha Tariq- ACCESS

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    L to R, Ayesha Fatima-Syrian American Rescue Network (SARN), Ghessan Younan-ACC

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    Nidal Alhayek tells the audience about his new life as Syrian refugee in the US.

    Jan 31 event- 8 org flyer

     

  • Sun
    08
    May
    2016
    1:00 pmTownsend Hotel, Birmingham, MI

    Mother Day 2016 updated flyer

    A big heartfelt Thank You to everyone who celebrated this special event with us. For more information about the favors we gave to our precious moms and to learn about the work Karam Foundation is doing to help the Syrian people please visit their website.

  • Fri
    23
    Sep
    2016
    7:00 pmForest Lake Country Club Bloomfield Hills, MI

    Although the Banquet is over, you can still donate to the cause.

    Click to Donate directly to

    ASACA CARS FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES PROGRAM

    Thank you for your generosity.

    Check our Facebook page for the Banquet outcome and photos.

    Banquet 2016 Card

  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017
    Sun
    12
    Feb
    2017

    Come listen to experts' analysis of this Executive Order affecting us as concerned Americans, and Americans from Syrian origin along with 218 million people worldwide. Know your rights, Ask questions...

    Exact date, time and location will be confirmed soon!

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