Grassroots Advocacy Seminar

Sunday, Jan 31, 2010, 9:30 am-4:00 pm
Courtyard Marriott Hotel (at LAX airport)
6161 W. Century Blvd, LA, CA 90045,  Phone #: 310 649 1400  

ATASC will hold its annual General Assembly (GA) Meeting on Jan 31, 2010 starting at 9:30 am at LAX. We are expecting ATASC members to attend and be part of the election process.  Only ATASC members (whose dues were paid through Dec 31, 2009) can vote at this election. If you can not be there in person, you can give your proxy to another ATASC member.  Fill it with the name of person who will vote for you and give (or mail) it to that person to bring it to the meeting. The proxy form is at Ms. Hafize Turgut is the Election Committee Chairperson and will supervise the election on Jan 31st.

On January 31st, in addition to ATASC Assembly and elections, we will hold a GrassRoots/Leadership Seminar presented with the participation of visitors from ATAA and TCA.  Previous ATAA President Ms. Nurten Ural, current TCA President Lincoln McCurdy and their staffs will be here to meet with ATASC members and to hold discussions on multiple Turkish American issues.

Overview of the Afternoon Workshop
11:45 – 12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 – 12:40 pm Honorable Hakan Tekin,
12: 40 -1:10 pm Representative Mc Mahon
1:10 -1:40 pm Lincoln Mc Curdy (TCA)

2:00 – 3:15 pm ATAA, ATASC Grassroots Workshop by Nurten Ural, Yenal Kucuker, Vega Sankur and Seda Bolulu
3:15 – 3:30 pm Next steps on SC Grassroots Efforts
3:30 – 4:00 pm Other collaborative SC efforts (Daughters of Ataturk, ATASC School in Izmit, Long Beach_Izmir Sister Cities, Turkish Woman’s Initiative,TCA_WAC Teacher’s Education Program)

We will shortly send an Evite (electronic invitation) to the Turkish American Community. Please respond with your attendance (RSVP) quickly, since we need to give the hotel an accurate headcount for the luncheon. (Lunch is free for ATASC members and $25 for non-members).