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Iftar Dinner with Austin Police Department

IMG 5458It has been a tradition in recent years that Raindrop Turkish House hosts Austin Police Department executive staff for an iftar dinner during the month of Ramadan. Assistant Chief Jessica Robledo , Assistant Chief Todd Smith and 11 other executive officers have attended to the evening this year. 

Filiz Camuz, Raindrop Women's Association Executive Director, welcomed the guests and gave them brief introduction about Raindrop Turkish House and some information about fasting.  She also presented a coffee set to Jessica Robledo as a tooth rent which is another tradition in Turkish culture. The fallen Sgt. Christopher Kelly who was killed in the previous week while he is on duty, was remembered during the program. The roomful guests had a moment of silence for him. 


Chief Robledo expressed her feeling about the condolences email that she received from Turkish community. She said that it warmed her heart when she saw the email and she mention how meaningful to hear good things while they are being criticized for most of the time.  

By the time of sunset, everyone enjoyed the food prepared by Raindrop Turkish House volunteers. Officers gave chief officer stickers to all children at the dinner. The evening was ended with group pictures and warm wishes. 


Austin Ladies Coffee Night with Huriya Jabbar and Mother of the Year Award


IMG 8029Raindrop Women's Association (RAWA) hosted many distinguished women and men from all over Austin on May 8th, Friday for the last coffee night of the season.
Women Community Center of Central Texas (WomenCTX) was the guest organization. Event participants learned more about WomenCTX.

RAWA advisory board member Liza Pazenza was the emcee of the event.
The executive director of RAWA Filiz Camuz welcomed guests. She said RAWA depends on volunteers, whom they appreciated so much. She also celebrated Teachers and Nurses week and all mothers' Mother's day.

Dr. Huriye Jabbar of UT-Austin is the former Chief Operations Officer of Modest Needs. She shared her journey from economics, philanthropy, research and education policies. Her success at the Modest needs foundation was remarkable. She wants to work on effective education policies at UT Austin.

RAWA gives 'Mother of the Year" award each year to recognize exceptional women for successfully building their careers, nurturing their families and helping improve the lives of others while they overcome lots of obstacles in their personal lives.

The second half of the program was dedicated to the Mother of the Year award ceremony.


11th Annual Turkish Festival in Austin
austin fest 2015 Raindrop Turkish House organized one of the best spring festivals in Austin this year! With around 3,000 visitors and tens of booths -both vendors and non-profit organizations- it was such a memorable day! Like each year, the highlights of the festival were traditional Turkish food, coffee, unique Turkish arts and folk dances this year, too! Visitors had the previlige of tasting from a large varity of delicious Turkish food such as "baklava", "lahmacun", "dolma"s, traditional "börek"s, kebaps and "gozleme" which were prepared and cooked during the festival..
Austin Ladies' Coffee Night with Huriya Jabbar

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If you are looking for networking with distinguished speakers and guests from all over the world, learning from great topics touch upon women's lives, having fun with icebreakers,making new friends,socializing, gifts and enjoying delicious open buffet dinner and Turkish coffee, Austin Ladies Coffee Night is where to be!


11th Annual Spring Festival is coming up!

Turkish Fest Austin 4 25 2015Mark your calendars for the 11th Annual Spring Festival presented by Raindrop Turkish House – Austin. If you are looking for an authentic culture and entertainment as well as local artists' performances and delicious food, this festival is where to be.
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 11:00 am-6:00 pm. Enjoy this ADMISSION FREE event as a whole family.

The festival will feature;
Wide variety of food from traditional Turkish Cuisine
Traditional folk dance shows
Live Music
Calligraphy art
Water marbling art
Non-profit vendors
Handcrafts (ribbon art, cross stitch..)
Homemade food bazaar
Turkish tea and Turkish Coffee
Scarves and accessories
Texas gift shop
Bounce houses
Game truck
Pony ride
Ice cream
Cotton candy
Face painting
Henna tattoo

For more information visit our Facebook page at

Austin Raindrop Turkish House
12400 Amherst Dr. #108 Austin, TX 78727
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