Archive for the News Category

ATASC Assembly and Election Results – Canakkale and Martyr’s Day Commemoration

Posted by on April 4, 2014 at 21:49 pm

ATASC General Assembly and Elections happened on  Sunday, March 16, 2014 1:00 pm- 4:15 pm   at the Santa Monica Main Library
There were four candidates for the open BOD positions. They were
Ms. Ayca Altintig
Mr. Sarp Ersoylu
Mr. Ahmet Onerbay and
Ms. Ayse Ulubay who was nominated from the floor.
 
The three BOD candidates were selected by ballot votes. Ms. Ayca Altintig, Mr. Sarp Ersoylu and Ms. Ayse Sule Ulubay were elected to th BOD positions. ATASC BOD welcomes the new BOD members and thanks the outgoing members for their service.
ATASC and the chapters gave their reports. The assembly absolved outgoing ATASC 2013 BOD by a show of hands
We also commemorated 99th anniversary of  Canakkale Victory and Martyrs’ Day. We had the National Anthem followed by a moment of silence for all who fought for our country. The program continued with Mert Hamsioglu, and Arda and Aylin Gurel reading poems, Dr.  Ilhan Sami Ozulu and Ms. Kutsal Kocer leading the crowd with Canakkale songs. Mr. Altan Eris shared his search for his grandfather’s fight and becoming a martyr in the Canakkale war. A documentary about the war was shown and Mr. Erdal Aktan talked about a historical story about Australia getting into the war. Overall it was a short but very very meaningful and emotional ceremony.
We also recognized Mr. Orhan Gurbuz who was one of the original four who reformed ATASC as a charitable organization in 1985. He has recently been the Chair of ATASC Advisory Committee and before then served in so many capacities and positions within ATASC. We thanked him for all the service, help and support over the years.
We again thank all our members who attended ATASC Assembly.
Saygilarimizla/Best Regards
ATASC BOD.
ATASC General Assembly

ATASC General Assembly

Filed Under: News

ATASC General Assembly and 2014 Elections

Posted by on April 1, 2014 at 20:12 pm

ATASC General Assembly and Elections happened on  Sunday, March 16, 2014 1:00 pm- 4:15 pm   at the Santa Monica Main Library

 

There were four candidates for the open BOD positions. They were

Ms. Ayca Altintig

Mr. Sarp Ersoylu

Mr. Ahmet Onerbay and

Ms. Ayse Ulubay who was nominated from the floor.

 

The three BOD candidates were selected by ballot votes. Ms. Ayca Altintig, Mr. Sarp Ersoylu and Ms. Ayse Sule Ulubay were elected to th BOD positions. ATASC BOD welcomes the new BOD members and thanks the outgoing members for their service.

 

ATASC and the chapters gave their reports. The assembly absolved outgoing ATASC 2013 BOD by a show of hands

 

We also commemorated 99th anniversary of  Canakkale Victory and Martyrs’ Day. We had the National Anthem followed by a moment of silence for all who fought for our country. The program continued with Mert Hamsioglu, and Arda and Aylin Gurel reading poems, Dr.  Ilhan Sami Ozulu and Ms. Kutsal Kocer leading the crowd with Canakkale songs. Mr. Altan Eris shared his search for his grandfather’s fight and becoming a martyr in the Canakkale war. A documentary about the war was shown and Mr. Erdal Aktan talked about a historical story about Australia getting into the war. Overall it was a short but very very meaningful and emotional ceremony.

 

We also recognized Mr. Orhan Gurbuz who was one of the original three who reformed ATASC as a charitable organization in 1983. He has recently been the Chair of ATASC Advisory Committee and before then served in so many capacities and positions within ATASC. We thanked him for all the service, help and support over the years.

 

We again thank all our members who attended ATASC Assembly.

 

Saygilarimizla/Best Regards

ATASC BOD.

Filed Under: News

Posted by on March 1, 2014 at 06:51 am

Değerli Vatandaşlarımız,

 

Yurtdışında Oy Kullanma / Yurtdışı Seçmen Kütüğüne Kaydolma , 25.02.2014

 

 

Cumhurbaşkanlığı seçimi, milletvekili genel seçimi ve halkoylamalarında yurt dışında yaşayan vatandaşlarımızın oy kullanabilmesi için gerekli çalışmalar Yüksek Seçim Kurulu tarafından yürütülmektedir. Konuya ilişkin olarak Yüksek Seçim Kurulu’nun ve dış temsilciliklerimizin internet sayfalarında yapılacak duyurularla vatandaşlarımızın düzenli olarak bilgilendirilmelerine devam edilecektir.

 

Bu çerçevede, aşağıdaki hususlar vatandaşlarımızın dikkatine arzolunur:

 

-          Vatandaşlarımızın yurtdışında oy kullanabilecekleri seçimler arasında Mahalli İdareler seçimleri yeralmamaktadır. Bu çerçevede, vatandaşlarımızın 30 Mart 2014 tarihinde gerçekleştirilecek Mahalli İdareler Genel Seçimi’nde yurtdışında oy kullanmaları mümkün olmayacaktır.

 

-          Vatandaşlarımızın yurtdışında seçim sandığı kurulacak seçimlerde kayıtlı bulundukları yurtdışı temsilciliğimize bizzat gelerek oy kullanmaları öngörülmekte olup, bu ve diğer hususlar (oy kullanma tarihleri vb.) kesinleştiğinde en geniş şekilde duyurulacaktır.  

 

-          Yurtdışında yaşayan seçmen niteliğine sahip vatandaşlarımızın seçim döneminde oy kullanabilmeleri için “Yurtdışı Seçmen Kütüğü’ne kayıtlı olmaları gerekmektedir.  “Yurtdışı Seçmen Kütüğü”nde yer almanın tek yolu, yurtiçinde nüfus müdürlüklerine, yurtdışında ise konsolosluklarımıza başvurarak “adres beyanı”nda bulunmaktır.

 

-          Vatandaşlarımızın geçmişte Başkonsolosluğumuzda konsolosluk işlemi gerçekleştirmiş olmaları adres beyanı yapmış oldukları anlamına gelmemektedir. Bu nedenle, vatandaşlarımızın Yurtdışı Seçmen Kütüğü’ne kayıtlı olup olmadıklarını, Yüksek Seçim Kurulu Başkanlığı’nın internet sitesindeki yurt dışı seçmen kütüğünden (https://www.ysk.gov.tr/ysk/YdSecmen/YdSecmen.html) kontrol etmeleri ve kayıtlı değil iseler vakit kaybetmeden adres beyanında bulunmaları önem arzetmektedir. 

 

-          Yurtdışında ikamet eden vatandaşlarımızın adres beyanında bulunmak üzere ikametlerini bildirmeleri için aşağıdaki internet adreslerinde yer alan adres beyan formunu doldurarak Başkonsolosluğumuza şahsen veya posta yoluyla iletmeleri gerekmektedir.

 

(http://www.nvi.gov.tr/Files/File/AKS/Formlar/FormB_onsayfa.pdf ve http://www.nvi.gov.tr/Files/File/AKS/Formlar/FORMB-ARKASAYFA.pdf)

 

-          Posta yoluyla adres beyanında bulunmak isteyen vatandaşlarımızın aşağıda belirtilen belgeleri Başkonsolosluğumuza göndermeleri gerekmektedir:

 

- Adres Beyan Formu (eksiksiz doldurulup imzalanması gerekmektedir)

- Nüfus cüzdanı fotokopisi

- Alındı belgesinin iadesi için üzeri pullu iade zarfı

 

-          Aynı adreste yaşayan aile bireyleri ( 18 yaşından küçük çocuklar ve eşler) için ayrı ayrı form doldurulmasına gerek yoktur. Bu durumdaki vatandaşlarımızca, Adres Beyan Formu’nda yeralan “Aynı Adreste Bulunan Kişilerin Kimlik Bilgileri” kısmının doldurulması yeterli olacaktır. Başvuru Başkonsolosluğumuza eksiksiz olarak ulaştıktan sonra adres beyanı Başkonsolosluğumuzca elektronik ortamda yapılarak alındı belgesi ilgili vatandaşımızın adresine postalanacaktır.

 

-          Başkonsolosluğumuz görev bölgesindeki bazı şehirlerde dönem dönem gerçekleştirilen gezici konsolosluk hizmetleri sırasında da adres beyanının şahsen yapılması mümkündür.

 

-          Yurtdışında yaşayan ve seçmen niteliğine sahip olan vatandaşlarımızın, adres beyanında bulunmalarını müteakip, Yurtdışı Seçmen Kütüğü’ne kayıtlı olup olmadıklarını Yüksek Seçim Kurulu Başkanlığı’nın internet sitesindeki yurt dışı seçmen kütüğünden (https://www.ysk.gov.tr/ysk/YdSecmen/YdSecmen.html) kontrol ederek teyid etmeleri önem arzetmektedir. 

 

 

Saygılarımızla,

 

Los Angeles Başkonsolosluğu

 

 

Filed Under: News

ATASC Elections and March 18th Martyr’s Day

Posted by on March 1, 2014 at 06:51 am

ATASC General Assembly and Elections:   Sunday, March 16, 2014, 1:00 pm- 3:15 pm    

Santa Monica Main Library, Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium

601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

AGENDA:
1:00 pm Members Social Networking / Light Snacks
1:15 pm ATASC General Assembly meeting starts
1:15 – 1:25 pm President’s Speech
1:25 – 1:30 pm Treasurer’s Report
1:30 – 2:05 pm Chapter’s presentations
2:05 – 2:15 pm Resolution to absolve outgoing BOD.
2:15 – 2:30 BREAK
2:30 – 2:50 Commemoration Ceremony
2:50 – 3:00 pm ATASC Recognitions
3:00 – 3:15 pm Election & Results
3:15pm Adjourn the Public Meeting
————————————————-
BOD Candidates

In accordance with the ATASC Bylaws, dated October 29, 2010, Article II Qualifications of Directors, the candidate who meets the following criteria may run for the ATASC Board:

 –  A member in good standing with ATASC and/or its Chapters (i.e., paid membership through 12/31/2013);

–  A resident of Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, or Santa Barbara County; and

–  A member who has served for a minimum of one year on the ATASC and/or Chapters’ Boards (ATASC-SD, LATAA, OCTAA, TALL, and VATAN).

 The Election Committee (Vega Sankur, Javid Huseynov, Burcu Tansu)  have received the following 3 candidate statements from qualified candidates by the deadline. 

Z. Ayca Altintig, PhD.

Ms. Ayca Altintig is currently an Assistant Professor of Finance at Claremont Graduate University.  She has a PhD in Finance from Louisiana State University and BA in Business from Bogazici  (Bosphorus) University in Turkey.  She teaches corporate and international finance and does research in venture capital and agency theory. She has been a dedicated member of OCTAA for many years.  She has served in the OC Turkish School for the last six years, one year as a teacher (2008-2009), 2 years as the director (2009-2011) of the school and 3 (2011-2014) years on the school’s board of directors.  During this time she has also served on OCTAA’s Board of Directors for 2 years (2009-2011). 

Statement of Interest:

I am a very firm believer in the importance of community and grassroots organizations in the development of communities.  I have done my nest to serve the Turkish American Community in OC in the past six years through the development of the Turkish school in OC.  I have seen firsthand how the OC Turkish school grew in its size (from about 25 students to now a steady stream of 45) and with it growth created a united community of Turkish Americans in OC.  I have seen many members of our community come into a school or OCTAA event for the first time skeptical and unaware of the large number of Turkish Americans around, and be instantly pulled in by shared interests.  I have been a part of the development of a great Turkish American community in OC where our children now grow together/ play together and even stay in touch as they embark on their own adult careers through college and beyond.

I believe that all Turkish American Communities in Southern CA are equally as impressive and strong.  ATASC as an umbrella organization does and can still do so much for this great community.  I have spent many years serving OCTAA, I would now like to do whatever I can for Turkish American Communities all over Southern California.  I am grateful to be considered for a membership position for ATASC board of directors.

Sarp Ersoylu:

I was born on May 21, 1976 in Istanbul, Turkey. After I graduated from Kadikoy Anadolu Lisesi in 1994, I got my Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from ITU. I moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1998 to attend graduate school and assess work opportunities. I got my MBA from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2000 and started my career in infrastructure project delivery and management the same year. I am currently serving as the Assistant Director of Infrastructure, Western Operations, for WorleyParsons, one of the largest engineering and project delivery consulting firms in the world. I am married to Leah Ersoylu and we have a 2-year old daughter, Sabiha.
 
My wife and I have been in involved in advocacy and community engagement efforts on matters that are important to Turks and Turkish Americans for many years. I have helped launch, as a volunteer, the first online political action committee fundraising effort serving Turkish Americans’ interests in the US, known as the 10,000 Turks campaign, for TC-USA and other affiliated regional PACs. This campaign resulted in record donations and continues to be active. I have also previously served as the Chairman of Orange County Turkish American Association. I believe ATASC plays a key role in improving Turkish American community’s engagement in public and social life, fostering the long-standing strategic partnership between the governments and people of Turkey and the US, and making sure the voices of Turkish Americans and friends of Turkey are heard in our community, both at the State and Federal level. With that purpose in mind, I would like to offer my personal contribution to ATASC as a new Board member. I hereby announce my candidacy for the ATASC Board.

Ahmet Onerbay

 

 

I would like to nominate myself for ATASC Board Of Directors at the upcoming 2014 BOD elections If elected, I will contribute to ATASC with my ideas and projects that I have established/enriched throughout my presidency at Los Angeles Turkish American Association. (LATAA)

Ahmet Onerbay was born in 1980. He graduated from Istanbul University, History department. After moving to New York in 2001 he went to City University of New York and got his Master’s Degree in Political Science. He also studied Strategy and Leadership at Chapman University, California.

 

 Ahmet has been serving Turkish – American Community since he moved to the United States. He was elected as board of director to Los Angeles Turkish American Association (LATAA) in 2010. He then was elected President of LATAA in 2012 and served the Los Angeles Turkish American Community until February 2014.  During his Presidency at LATAA he was also a Board Member at ATASC. 

 

If you can not attend the meeting in person, you can give your proxy to a fellow ATASC member who will attend the meeting.  A sample proxy is shown below.

Please click on the image below to download the proxy form.

ATASC_Proxy 2014

Please learn more about the organization and how you can contribute, please join us and be a part of the vibrant Turkish-American community.

Filed Under: News

Posted by on March 1, 2014 at 06:51 am

ATASC community paid their respects to Meral Gurbuz Hanim on Sunday Feb 9, 2014 during her service.

Meral Hanim at an ATASC Republic Ball

Meral Hanim at an ATASC Republic Ball

We were deeply saddened that Mrs. Meral Gurbuz, beloved wife of  Mr. Orhan Gurbuz passed away. She and Orhan Gurbuz were among the founders of ATASC and its strongest supporters over the years. We wish her dear family strength and patience to deal with their enormous loss, and send our deepest condolences.  May she rest in peace. 

Gurbuz Family requested donations to “ATASC Ataturk Projects” in her memory in lieu of flowers and gifts.

Please click for Gurbuz Family’s Request

Bugun Meral Gurbuz Hanim’in vefatini cok buyuk bir aci ile ogrendik. Kendisi ve esi Orhan Gurbuz hem ATASC nin kuruculari arasinda idiler hemde senelerdir ATASC nin en buyuk destekcileri oldular. Gurbuz ailesi, basiniz sagolsun. Meral Hanim’a rahmet, geride kalanlara da cok sabir diliyoruz.

Gurbuz Ailesi cenazeye cicek yerine Meral Hanim’in hatirasi icin ” ATASC Ataturk Projesi” ne para verilmesini taleb ettiler.

Gurbuz Ailesi’nin Talebi icin tiklayiniz

 

Filed Under: News

« Older Entries

EVENT PICTURES

CLICK HERE FOR PREVIOUS EVENT PICTURES!

ATATURK’s Corner



Ataturk dedicated 23 Nisan, the anniversary of the Turkish National Congress in 1920 to Children. His vision was:

FUTURE BELONGS TO AND IS PROTECTED BY FUTURE GENERATIONS


He expressed it best when he addressed Turkish Youth:

"O Turkish Youth! Your first and foremost duty is to defend and protect the Turkish independence and the Turkish Republic for all eternity. All the mighty strength that you will need exists in the noble blood a-flowing in your veins!."

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

For a full text (In Turkish) Click HERE



ATASC SCHOOL IN IZMIT, TURKEY

ARSLANBEY ATA-SC OKULU
On August 17, 1999, western Turkey was struck by a devastating magnitude-7.4 earthquake. Many thousands of people were killed, and many more made homeless by the quake that was centered near Izmit. Contributing to the rebuilding process, ATASC initiated an effort in February 2003 to build a new school for the children of Izmit. The school admitted its first class on September 13, 2004. ATASC still continues to support its namesake school.
Since 2006, ATASC sponsored 13 needy children, helped send 6 children to Space Camp Izmir, opened up a Computer Lab and a Science Lab. Most recently ATASC helped the school to open up a pre-school by furnishing four pre-school classrooms named for ATASC chapters. VATAN Chapter is currently in the process of furnishing a conference salon for the students of the elementary school.







CLICK Here For More Izmit Arslanbey School Pictures