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Outstanding Turkish American Association

Posted by on March 4, 2016 at 13:31 pm

ATASC won one of the three outstanding Turkish American association awards given by ATAA and TCA.  The award also came with a $5000 grant. The award was presented to ATASC president Burcu Tansu at the ATAA National Leadership Conference in Washington DC.  The award recognizes accomplishments in grassroots activities, outreach, engagement with the Turkish American community and promotion of Turkish culture.

Maria Cakiraga receives lifelong achievement award from ATAA at the same conference. Also Ergun Kirlikovali and Bulent Basol received recognitions for their work with ATAA.

Link to the TCA announcement

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ATASC General Assembly and 2016 Elections

Posted by on November 30, 2015 at 23:23 pm

Please renew your membership with your local chapter!

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ATASC Elections will be on Saturday February 6th. at Santa Monica Library, Multi purpose room.

Address: 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

phone: 310-458-8600

We are looking for ATASC BOD members with a desire to serve ATASC community. We have two Member at Large positions for this elections.

 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 12/31/2015);

  — 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 one of the Chapters’ Boards

(ATASC-SD, LATAA, OCTAA, TALL, and VATAN).
Please nominate yourself or identify candidates who are interested in serving on the Board of Directors. Please e-mail the Election Committee  at info@atasc.org with the following information:

1. Name of Nominee/Candidate
2. Name of Nominator if you are nominating somebody else;
3. A short resume
4.”Statement of Interest” indicating why he/she is interested in serving on the Board of Directors;
5. Photograph in .jpg, .bmp, .gif, or .pdf format.

The Election Committee will post the candidates photos, resumes, and their statements of interest on the ATASC’s website (www.atasc.org) and forward them to the members list via e-mail prior to the General Assembly meeting.

 The General Assembly meeting is open to all of the members of the Organization. Members are invited to participate and vote in person at the General Assembly Meeting.  However, in order to cast your votes, you must be a paid member in good standing (i.e., paid membership through 12/31/2015) with ATASC or its Chapter organizations (ATASC-SD, LATAA, OCTAA, TALL, and VATAN).  Following the election, the ballots will be counted and results will be announced by  Election Committee.  During the General Assembly Meeting, ATASC President and Treasurer as well as each of the Chapter Presidents will present a summary of their achievements, finances, and any future plans.

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

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

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Great Celebration of Turkish Republic Day

Posted by on October 27, 2015 at 22:09 pm

ATASC Turkish Republic Day Ball 2015

ATASC Turkish Republic Day Ball 2015

ATASC, with all of its chapters, would like to thank all of our sponsors for their invaluable support.

Happy 92nd anniversary of the proclamation of the Turkish Republic.

Cumhuriyetimizin 92. yilini anarak kutladigimiz ATASC nin hazirladigi Cumhuriyet Balosunda bu sene gene bizi destekleyen, ve yardimlarini esirgemeyen tum uye ve kurumlara sukranlarimizla..

Cumhuriyetimizin ilaninin 92. senesini kutluyor, ulu onder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk ve silah arkadaslarinin aziz hatiralarini minnettarlikla ve rahmet ile aniyoruz.

“Benim naciz vücudum elbet bir gün toprak olacaktır ancak Türkiye Cumhuriyeti ilelebet payidar kalacaktır.“ -Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Burcu Tansu
ATASC
President

Please click for the photographs from the Ball.

Diamond Sponsors
DFH Network
Turkish Airlines

Gold Sponsors
American Bullion
Arzu – Jeff Morgan
Asuman – Deniz Yilmaz
BlueMask Production
Brady – Didem McCollum
Global Dental Services Inc
Orem Pistachio
Payless Auto
Sema – Bulent Basol
South Bay Turks
Turquoise Life
Ventura County Turks
Vega- Haluk Sankur
DJ Volkan Duygun
Turquoise Life

Silver Sponsors
Ayca Altintig
Aysu – Mehmet Tazebay
Burcu Tansu
Deniz – Ilhan Ozulu
ElvinDesign
Hamit Aras DDS
Nalan Kumlali Atahan – Ahmet Atahan
Rexidence Residential Services
VaalbaraSoft

Auction Sponsors
Altamira Art Studios
Asuman-Deniz Yilmaz
Aybike Taner
Ayca Altintig
Barbaros Tapan
Besiktas CA
Burcu Tansu
Deniz – Ozgur Akman
Deniz Ozulu
Fenerbahce CA
Galatasaray CA
Hamle Market
Nalan Kumlali Atahan
Vega-Haluk Sankur

Special Thanks
ATASC Board
ATASC Members
Atul Soytuna
Aydin Tuna Palabiyikoglu
Ayse Oge
Cali Turca
Cemre Ayhan
Dilek Turumtay
Emine Gulistan
Erdogan Dede
Hilton Hotels
Ilhan Ozulu
Jasmin – Ercan Doker
Maria – Turgut Cakiraga
Robert Calgav
Saduman Gurbuz

Great Services Appreciated
Cosmos Sound
Ferhat Gocer Orchestra
FBI
HILTON Hotels
Kerem Hanci Photography, LLC
R.M. Security Services

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Turkish-American Community Hosts Ramadan Holiday Dinner for the Homeless in Los Angeles

Posted by on July 18, 2015 at 08:23 am

Los Angeles, CA, Saturday July 18, 2015 starting 4.30 pm

 

As the end of the religious holiday – Ramadan – draws near, the Turkish American Association – Southern California Chapter will provide dinner to over 500 homeless community members of Los Angeles’ skid row on Saturday, July 18th.  The effort is being organized in collaboration with the Los Angeles Mission’s Adopt-A-Meal program.  ATA-SC is an organization committed to representing Turkish American culture in Southern California.  Ramadan is a holiday that is very important to the Turkish Americans, who are excited to give back to the community during this season here in Los Angeles.  The Los Angeles Mission is founded to provide help, hope and opportunity to men, women and children in need. There are nearly 50,000 homeless individuals currently living in Los Angeles; the Los Angeles Mission serves 1,500 meals daily to this population.  Their innovative Adopt-A-Meal program allows civic-minded community groups – such as ATASC – to prepare the dining room and have their nearly dozen Turkish-American volunteers serve the dinner for approximately 500 Mission guests. It is truly a community-building event that cuts across religious, ethnic, social and economica barriers to truly foster a sense of giving and grace in this solemn holiday season for the Muslim community.

 

This event will be the first of its kind for ATASC; the group plans to continue to fundraise for this purpose and make this an annual event. The ATASC Board President, Ms. Burcu Tansu, likens the event’s meaning to what Americans feel onThanksgiving, noting it is, “…like a Turkish Thanksgiving.  We are grateful for what we have and want to help those less fortunate during this time [Ramadan].”

 

To participate in the LA Mission’s Adopt-a-Meal program now, or for more information, please call them at (213) 629-1227, ext. 334.

You can also reach ATASC at 949 415-TURK, and please follow us at Twitter @ ATASC, please email info@atasc.org or reach to President at President@atasc.org and visit our web site www.atasc.org. ATASC appreciates all donations and continues support. Thank you!

 

 

“The Turkish Thanksgiving for Homeless citizens of LA county.”

 

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Ramadan Bayram Dinner for LA Homeless at Skid

Posted by on July 9, 2015 at 23:39 pm

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Dear Members & Turkish American Community in SoCal,

We are proudly announcing that we will be feeding 500 homeless of LA County in honor of Ramadan Bayram. ATASC is adopting a dinner for 500 mission guests.

There are over 53,000 homeless men, women and children in Los Angeles County, and Atasc Board is happy have another opportunity to serve the community.

First time for us feeding this much needy people, and we are excited organizing this event in correlation with The Los Angeles Mission in celebration of end of Ramadan. Hunger has no religion, no race, no color. Also, first time for us outreaching The LA Mission, and ATASC is taking another opportunity to volunteer programs with the City. Mission meal is a

n opportunity to share life-changing hope with someone who is desperate; you can help change lives

The Los Angeles Mission provides nearly 1,500 hot meals every day. You can provide meals and hope – every month – to hungry, homeless and hurting people here in Skid Row.

Dear members, help us achieve our goals.

Kindly volunteer your hours to serve meal with us or donate $$ suggested donations $20 min with reference “Feeding the Homeless” via PayPal to Treasurer@atasc.org. Your generous donations will be highly appreciated.

Volunteers meet at 316 Winston St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 on Saturday July 18th at 4.30 pm latest.

Thank you for helping us by all means,
ATASC Board

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