Posted by atasc on December 12, 2014 at 00:11 am
Please renew your membership with your local chapter!
On Sunday January 25th 2015, our association ATASC will be holding the annual General Assembly between 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm @ Santa Monica Public Library.
Eligible candidates who are in good standing member status may apply. All candidates should submit a letter that explain their willingness to be part of ATASC, address, email, phone info and should enclose a self photo with their CV/composition to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 01/18/2015
. More details will be posted within couple days. Please follow us on Facebook
It is a good time to renew your membership with your chapters.
Your ideas are important to us as long as within our vision and bylaws. We feel more powerful with you.
ATASC thanks to all members and Board of Directors who served at our Chapters and at our ATASC Board. We all appreciate your continuous support.
- ATASC Election Committee
: 25 Jan 2015 @1:30pm - 4:30pm
: Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401
You can download the proxy from the link below:
ATASC Voter Proxy Form 2015
(each good standing member whether student, individual or family membership can give proxy to another good standing member of ATASC. If you have a "family membership" to any chapter; both husband and wife can give one (1) proxy separately)
- President Elect – One (1) position available, 2-year term
- CFO/Treasurer - One (1) position available, 2-year term
- Member at Large - Two (2) positions available, 2-year term/each position
- President Elect – Ayca Altintig, PhD
- CFO/Treasurer - Beril Hamsioglu
- Member at Large - Maria Cakiraga
- Member at Large – Mehmet Tazebay, PhD
- Member at Large – Recep Ozdag, PhD
BIOS OF CANDIDATES
AYCA ALTINTIG, PhD.
- Education: B.Sc in Business from Bogazici, M.Sc and PhD in Finance from Louisiana State University.
- Assistant Professor of Finance at Drucker School of Management – Claremont Colleges
- Member of the US Turkish American community since 1999.
- Service to the Turkish American Community:
– Teacher, Treasurer, Director of the OC Turkish School (2008 – 2011).
– Member of the OCTAA BoD (2010 – 2012)
– Secretary of ATASC BoD (2014)
– Irvine Global Village Volunteer (2009 - 2014)
- Personal Statement: “I am a community builder. I believe in growing the Turkish American community stronger and making it more united. Ever since my involvement with OCTS I have worked for the development, enrichment, unification and recognition of the Turkish American community in OC as well as SoCal. “
- Education: Civil Engineer from Yildiz Technical University, MBA from Marmara University
- 5 years of work experience in banking industry in managerial position
- Residence of California since 2006, has been in the USA since 2003 and holding membership of VATAN
- Served at ATASC Board for 3 years (as the President of VATAN for 2 years and the Vice President of VATAN for 1 year).
- Service to Turkish American community:
- Vice President, President, and Turkish School Director for VATAN chapter
- 1 year on ATASC board as VATAN Chapter President
- Handled and lead many projects within the community.
- Serving at ATAMinLA, Project Management & Website design of this project.
- Married with 2 children
- Personal Statement: “Based on five years of continuous Turkish-American community service, I would like to apply my education, knowledge and skills as the Treasurer for ATASC. “
- Education: Mechanical Engineer from Tufts University
- Member of the Southern CA Turkish American community since 1982
– Married to one of the founders of ATASC
- Service to Turkish American community:
– Active in United States Turkish Community since 1985:
– Member of original grassroots team of ATAA
– ATA-SC board member, 1993 -1995
– ATA-SC social committee chair 1995 -1998
– Long Beach Turkish School Treasurer (2002-2005), Children day coordinator /head (1994- 2006), liaison with long beach unified school district (1998 -2006)
– Appalled to California parole board to deny Sarkassian parole 2011 and 2013
– Vice president, ATAA Western Region 2011 - 2014
RECEP OZDAG, PhD
- Met with various members of congress and their staff for grassroots efforts of Turkish-American community.
- Connection with many members of the Turkish American Community in USA, Canada, and Australia
- Personal Statement: “My experience with Turkish Issues, community service, and political issues I would like to train the next generation of Turkish American leaders while still being involved with the community.”
- Education: Electrical Engineer PhD from USC.
- Member of the US Turkish American community since 1998.
- Service to the Turkish American Community:
– President of the USC Turkish student association
– Member of LATAA BoD in 2014.
– Paid member of LATAA and VATAN
– Attended many events organized by LATAA, VATAN and ATASC
– Supports the ATAMinLA project
MEHMET TAZEBAY, PhD
- Personal Statement: “I realize that these organizations are run purely on a volunteer basis and therefore I admire and thank all the volunteers who have worked so hard in these organizations. I would like to help as much as possible by volunteering for this position.”
- Education: Electrical Engineer with B.Sc from ITU, M.Sc from Bogazici and PhD from NJIT.
- Member of the US Turkish American community since 2001
- Service to Turkish American Community:
– Chairman of OCTAA BoD (2007-2009)
– Member at Large on ATASC BoD (2012 – 2014).
– Grants committee management of ATASC.
- Married with 2 children
- Residence of California many years and holding membership with OCTAA Chapter.
- Personal Statement: “I believe in the self-support & advocacy of Turkish-American community rights and establishing community awareness for Turkish-American children. A secular, informed & self-driven Turkish-American community is my dream and I will be honored to work towards it.”
Posted by atasc on November 23, 2014 at 15:51 pm
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We, the Turkish Americans in Southern California, have a very exciting project; working on a Ataturk Monument in the International Sculpture Garden of City of Carson, CA . We have already started the project and completed the design. All the permissions, formalities are to be completed in early 2015. Now we need to raise funds. The estimated amount is roughly $150K including the long term maintenance.
You can find the details of the project on the web site: http://ataturkmonumentla.org/
If you are also willing to contribute to this historical and national cause please donate using the button below. The donations are all tax deductible and will only be used for the Ataturk Monument.
Thank you for your consideration and contribution.
Güney Kalforniya’da yaşayan Türkler olarak, yaklaşık 2 senedir, bizleri oldukça heyecanlandıran bir proje üzerinde çalışmaktayız. Kaliforniya’da ilk, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’nde ise ikincisi olacak bir Atatürk Anıtı yapacağız. Anıt için mimari tasarım tamamlandı, yer belirlendi, resmi izinler de 2015’in başlarında tamamlanacak. Anıt, Carson Belediyesi’nin, Uluslararası Heykel Bahçesi’nde yer alacak. Yapım maliyeti ve bakım masrafları için öngördüğümüz rakam yaklaşık 150bin dolar.
Projeyle ilgili diğer ayrıntılar için, anıtın web sitesine bakabilirsiniz: http://ataturkmonumentla.org/
Siz de bu heyecan verici projeye katkıda bulunmak, bu tarihi ve ulusal meselede yer almak istiyorsanız, lütfen aşağıdaki ‘donation’ butonunu kullanarak dilediğiniz miktarda bağış yapınız. Yapılan bağışlar yalnızca bu projede kullanılacaktır ve elbette ki vergiden muaf tutulabilir.
İlginiz ve yardımlarınız için çok teşekkür ederiz.
Posted by atasc on October 30, 2014 at 22:22 pm
Location: City of Carson, Community Hall
Address: 3 Civic Plaza, Carson, CA 90745
Date: November 10, 2014
Posted by atasc on August 12, 2014 at 20:53 pm
Join us in celebrating the 91st Anniversary of Turkish Republic, on Saturday, October 25th 2014 at Hilton Costa Mesa. Childcare is available for a fee below.
OUR BALL IS SOLD OUT.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! PICTURES WILL
Brady - Didem Yilmaz McCollum
Arzu - Jeff Morgan
Sema- Bulent Basol
Asuman - Deniz Yilmaz
Vega- Haluk Sankur
Tuba-Murat Koc/Adalet-Umit Kuru
Auction & Raffle Sponsors
Aycan Iskent Law Office
Ayse Sule Ulubay
Dr. Asuman Unal, DO
Dr Meral Heyat, DDS
Dr. Cigdem Coyle, PsyDGG's Cafe BistroGuner Ayter
Golden Gate Productions
Law Office of Attorney Soner McIntyre Gizer
Mama's BakeryNalan-Ahmet Atahan
Total BeautyTY Engineering
Zuma Restaurant Photo Prop SponsorOne-Point Art - Metin Guldas
We're happy to let you know that just like last year, a fun night awaits our children in the adjacent room. For those of you with children, childcare will be provided by the Nanny Factory from 6:30pm-12:00am during the ball. There is a flat rate of $25 per child until October 13 then $40 per child after the early registration deadline. Please follow the link below for childcare registration.
Request Recognition of Turkish Republic Day
On October 29, 2014, Turkish Americans and Turks around the world will celebrate the 91st anniversary of the Republic of Turkey. On that day in 1923, the Turkish Grand National Assembly, under the guidance of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, proclaimed the Republic that fulfilled the aspirations of Turkish people for liberty, justice, and peace. Realizing Atatürk’s vision of a modern statehood, Turkey had transformed from its imperial past into a sustainable secular democracy and an emerging market.
Over the past century of immigration, Turkish Americans have also significantly contributed to the economic, scientific and technological progress, and to the diverse cultural fabric of America.
Join the Pax Turcica action campaign quickly requesting your elected federal and state officials to properly recognize Turkish Republic Day ahead of October 29th.
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Posted by atasc on June 13, 2014 at 14:21 pm
Turkish Philanthropy Funds would like to thank all who have donated to Soma Disaster Relief Fund. 100 percentage of your donations will be transferred to organizations that directly help the community impacted from the disaster.
We are collaborating with our 38 formal partners
in Turkey and our larger network to get real-time updates from the region. As these local NGOs are the first ones on the ground, their guidance enables us to make our grants wisely and more efficiently.
Currently, our focus is on the “three Rs” - Recovery, Rebuilding and Resilience. Your help ensures a fourth: Results. Accordingly, our priorities are to provide support in the areas of Education, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Diversifying Income Generation in the region.
Please read our detailed report here.
Please donate here.
You may also contribute to the Soma Disaster Relief Fund by sending your check to:
Turkish Philanthropy Funds
Re: Soma Disaster Relief Fund
216 East 45th Street, 7th Fl.
New York, New York 10017
Please make your checks payable to Turkish Philanthropy Funds and indicate “Soma Diasater Relief Fund” on the check.
For additional information, please email us at email@example.com.
Please follow updates on developments in Soma disaster by using the hashtag #somarelief.
The TPF Team
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