- Banquet 2013 Fundraiser for Syria
ASACA’s 14th Annual Banquet took place on February 2nd, 2013 at The Reserve in Birmingham, MI. The fundraiser generated $134,700 including a $20,000 match from The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP). We are thankful to everyone who donated time, services and money to make this event a great success. Donations were sent through UNICEF, Life for Relief and Development, Questscope, Marist Brothers to help civilians inside Syria and in refugee camps in the neighboring countries.
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 go to ASACA Facebook page
Events & Photos:
- ASACA provided a speaker for the International Club at Boulan Park Middle School-Troy
A speaker from the Arab American National Museum, AANM, visited the club. Arabic artifacts, language, alphabet, fact sheets and dabkeh were part of the presentation.
- ASACA Vs NAAMA Basketball Game 2010
ASACA team was the winner of a friendly game that took place between the ASACA and the NAAMA Team on May 2010.
- ASACA at The NNAAC Annual Conference, 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.
- 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 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.
- ASACA sponsors “Cultural Day” at local schools.
The feedback from the attending teachers, parents, and students was great. Our thanks to ASACA’s volunteers Lina Dirani at East Hills Middle School, and Rouba Samman at Schroeder Elementary and Boulan Park Middle School.
- ASACA sponsored “Syria and Egypt Table” at East Hills Middle School’s First Multi-Cultural Day, in Bloomfield Hills.
A Dabkeh group performed for the students and their parents at the event. Arabic artifacts and Arabic food sampling were also part of the event.
- ASACA sponsored “The Arab Nations’ Table” at “Schroeder World Tour ’09”
(A multi-cultural day at Schroeder Elementary School in Troy).
Arabic crafts and world maps for 480 students were provided. A folkloric fashion show from 5 Arab countries and a table full of Arabic artifacts were also part of the event.
- ASACA 11th Annual Banquet – Nov. 14, 2009
The attending guests were the first to view “Arab Detroit”, a TV Special produced by ASACA to be aired on PBS, Detroit Public TV in 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 for his long history of serving the community and building bridges between syria and the US.