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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

ACC CULTURAL NIGHT‏

Dear EAS Members,

Egypt needs to be represented at this event.

Currently May Razik (Farrag) has been so gracious as to volunteer. Please help her out and show up in force to celebrate our heritage.

Sherif Zaafran, MD

President, Egyptian American Society




Proposed Expanding of EAS

My Dear friends,

The Egyptian American Society is undergoing phenomenal change inspired by the revolution that changed Egypt...and reminded us to Raise our head up high...We Are Egyptians.

The EAS Board has received suggestions regarding expanding the scope of the Egyptian American Society to be more than just a social organization. We had excellent discussions with groups in Houston focusing on looking at a comprehensive role for Egyptians in the Greater Houston area. The EAS board met and we agreed that we should work on merging into one large group. We are currently reviewing the bylaws and looking at possible updates to achieve our goals.

We will be meeting this Sunday, 3/6/11, at the ACC, from 3 to 5 pm, to continue our discussions towards formulating our new expanded group. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussions and participate in the proposed creation of this new great organization. We will keep everyone updated as we move forward.

Below is the email from Mostafa Borahay to the rest of their group also informing of our aspiration to join forces.

Also, keep in mind that we are now intent on holding our "Celebrating Freedom - Egyptian Style" on March 26th from 5 to 9 pm. We want to have the largest showing of Egyptians in the history of Houston. I look forward to seeing everyone there.



God bless Egypt and God bless the USA



Sherif Zaafran

President, Egyptian American Society





Dear friend,

Here is few updates:

1. Please, note that date and time of meeting has been changed to:
Sunday 3/6/11 3-5 PM
Location: same
Arab American Cultural and Community Center.
10555 Stancliff Road
Houston, Tx 77099

2. Yesterday, some of us had a meeting with the board of the Egyptian American Society. The agreement is to form one new organization for Egyptians in greater Houston area.

3. We strongly encourage each of you to inform your family members, friends... especially youth, to join us. One of the lessons of the Egyptian revolution is unity. Together, with large numbers, we can achieve far more than what we can do individually.

4. For this upcoming Sunday meeting, committees are expected to start discussing specific proposals. Please, prepare your proposals, forward them to me to get them for discussion.

Committees formed last meeting [L=lead];
Committees are expected to grow this upcoming meeting.
Leading persons in committees, please communicate with your members and prepare proposals for discussions,

1. CULTURAL:

Lillian Gaber (L)
Tony Najjar
Samia Khalil
Rahmans
Mona Ghazi
Dalia Teima
Sandra Yacoub

2. ECONOMIC:

Hani Khalil (L)
Waseem Shaaban

3. SCHOLASTIC:

Nabil Ahmed (L)
Lilian Gaber
Nadia Sharkawi
Rahmans
Osama Gaber

4. POLITICAL:

Waleed Gaber (L)
Mostafa Borahay
Farid Shawky

5. MEDIA:

Tarek Ghazi (L)
Hany Khalil
Mohamed Ismaeel

Please, extend this invitation to your friends.

Link to facebook event invitation:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143026039095500

Link to Egyptians for change and beyond in Houston facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Egyptians-for-Change-and-Beyond-Houston/164793513567705

We are all excited about this activity. Success depends on active involvement of each Egyptian in Houston area.
Please, ask your interested friends and family members to forward their emails to me to be added to the mailing list.

See you all there.


Best regards,
Mostafa Borahay.

Friday, February 25, 2011

They are Twins !!!

Sumayya Salem has just let us know about the birth of Suzy Salem's twins. They are Aiden and Ferris, who were born on 2/21/2011 at 8:16 am.

Alf Mabrouk to the proud parents and family.

Celebrating Freedom - Egyptian Style‏ - UPDATE

The event is being placed on hold indefinitely until we know how the events in Libya will transpire.
We'll keep everyone updated.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Celebrating Freedom - Egyptian Style‏


What: Celebrating Freedom - Egyptian Style
When: Saturday, February 26, 4:00PM to 8:00PM
Where: Discovery Green Park, Downtown Houston

Dear EAS Members and Friends,

Come join us on Saturday, February 26th to celebrate the recent historic events that occurred in Egypt on Feb 11th. Many of us have been glued to our TV screens watching the events unfold and holding our breath. It’s time to get out and commemorate freedom and the initiation of a democratic process in Egypt, as well as to honor those who have fallen in the process. The 18-day dramatic protests have not only changed the Middle East, but have been a worldwide inspiration to those who value human rights and democracy.

Come enjoy great food, music and entertainment as we take you through the 18 day experience with videos, pictures and monologues. Bring all your family and friends, Egyptian and Non Egyptian.

Everyone is welcome.

Please forward this and email to all your friends and family. We would like to have a huge turnout.

Event organized by the Egyptian American Society.

Friday, February 11, 2011