Thanks to our members support the Al Bireh Society was able to accomplish many things in 2018!
The Al Bireh Society is happy to share a brief summary of our accomplishment this year. We were not able to perform these task if it was not for the support of our membership. Together with our local members and the National Board of Directors we were able to successfully pull of one our most profitable conventions and raised over $30,000.00 in scholarships that will be provided to nine (9) outstanding high school, college, and graduate students. Three of these recipients were from Al Bireh Palestine. To continue to support the Al Bireh Scholarship Fund please click here to make your end of year tax-deductible donation today!
Al Bireh Society Invigorated and Motivated our Members at this year Honor the Past-Own the Future 2018 Convention
This year hundreds were able to travel nationally and internationally to the Al Bireh Society 2018 Convention. The Mayor of Al Bireh Azzam Esmail, Dr. Hanan Asrawi, and UN Ambassador to Palestine Riyad Mansour were able to provide us with a road map of how we all can successfully participate to help Palestine and our homeland Al Bireh.
Additional successful break out sessions include:
- The Palestine Leadership Workshop where Linda Sarsour, Sam Rasoul, Fadi Quran and FOSNA executive director Tarek Abuata were able to invigorate the youth and our members on how to be outstanding leaders in our local, national, or international platforms. This session drew in hundreds of our members and provided our youth with effective tools of how to be successful leaders in their communities.
- The Legal Landscape in Palestine – Riyad Mansour, Yousef Shawkat, and Munif Treish were able to provide our members with the current issues of land in Palestine and in Al Bireh.
- Empowering the Arab American Woman- Dr. Golbarg Bashi, Manal Deeb, and Wafa Ghanam all provided unique perspectives of how they literature, art, and traditional embroidery to educate and inspire women to take a step into entrepreneurship to educate the public about Palestine.
- Debkeh 101- Baladnah Debkeh Troupe was able to educate our young members the basics of the debkeh. Their inspirational performance Friday night ignited the crowds!
Special thanks to our members and their families for traveling to Orlando Florida and making this convention such as success! Photos are posted on our Facebook page and video will be provided within the next two weeks on Youtube.
Al Bireh Scholarship Fund.
This year the National Board of Directors established the Al Bireh Scholarship Fund. With the help of our members we were able to successfully raise over $30,000.00. Special thanks to the following donors:
- Dr. Rafik Farah Scholarship by Dr. Ahmad Farah Family- $10,000
- Salim & Rahma Wahdan Scholarship by Said Wahdan & Family- $5000
- Palestine Development Scholarship-$5000
- Al-Kawthar Scholarship by Ramadan, Suleiman, and Salem Families -$5000
- Arafat and Tamam Quran Scholarship by Arafat Quran Children
- Nadim Hasan Scholarship-$2000
- Dr. Saleh Saleh Scholarship-$2000
Special thanks to our anonymous Scholarship review committee that professors and educators that helped review applications
Al Bireh Working to Update Professional Networking Database
Our members are diligently working to update our membership professional networking database that enables college graduates to team-up with a member from our community in a similar field. Our goal is to establish strong mentorship for our young adults as the transition into their future careers. To get more information on how you can join or to connect with a mentor please email email@example.com.
Al Bireh Society Unanimously Passes Bylaws!
On December 2017 the Al Bireh Society members were invited to participate in our Annual General Assembly meeting that took place at the Omni Orlando Championsgate Resort. At this meeting our members shaped the future of the organization by requesting amendments electronically or on site. The success of this meeting enabled all members to accept the By laws that were presented to the General Assembly at this Years Al Bireh Society 2018 Convention. To get access to our bylaws please log on to www.albirehsociety.org and look for the About Us tab where you will see Our Bylaws and minute of the meeting.
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Many thanks to all our Supporters
Special thanks Quds Bank Exclusive Sponsorship and Our Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors. In addition special thanks to Yasini Jewelry (813-867-8937) that donated the gold kladeh and Manal Deeb (www.ygalleri.com) that donated a painting to auction off at the Al Bireh Convention 2018. To donate to the Al Bireh Society Please Click Here
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