Dallas News
Wedding of Dr. Eski

kandil_324.jpgRaindrop Turkevi volunteer got married on August, 2006 in White Rock Lake, Dallas. Hundreds of people from Turkish, Turkmen and Ahiskan communities were present†at the wedding. As a Raindrop Turkevi, we wish Dr. Eski and his family a life together. Also, let†their life filled with love and may all†their dreams come true.

Raindrop Turkevi hosted TSA presidents
hpim0168.jpgRaindrop Turkevi has hosted Mr. Gokalp Celik, active president of UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) Turkish Student Association (TSA) and Mr. Muhammet Pakdil former president of Southern Methodist University (SMU) TSA.†Moreover,†both president of†University of Texas at Dallas†(UTD)†TSA Mr. Oktay Urcan and president of SMU TSA†Mr. Abdullah Kumas†were†present at the breakfast organized by the Raindrop Turkevi. Mr. Celik stated that "Raindrop Turkevi is doing a great job in serving the young Turkish academicians studying at the UTSW." Mr. Pakdil as former TSA president of SMU also thanked Raindrop Turkevi for organizing acitivities that bring members of TSA of different institutions.(February 10,2007,DALLAS)
Dallas County Sheriff Has Visited Raindrop Turkevi
sherifintro.jpgDallas County Sheriff Ms. Valdez has visited Raindrop Turkevi in Dallas.††Sheriff has stated "Raindrop Foundation is doing what we cannot find time to do; I am supporting you." †She also mentioned that fear is because of unknowns, so we should enlighten the dark sides by learning and communicating. Therefore, education was stressed by her for the healthy communication among both individuals and communities. By the way, she enjoyed Turkish cuisine and preferred Turkish tea instead of black coffee, after her lunch.(February 10,2007,DALLAS)
Award Ceremony

hpim0156.jpgMs. Carolyn Barta has been awarded by Raindrop Turkevi for her writing in Dallas Morning News.Ms. Carolyn Barta, of SMU and a prominent writer at Dallas Morning News, has published two outstanding articles about the Turkey trip. We are also very thankful to Sharon Grigsby, Deputy Editorial Page Editor DMNews. As Raindrop Turkevi, we would like to give an Appreciation Award to Ms. Carolyn Barta for valued services and contribution to interfaith and intercultural dialogue.

(February 10,2007,DALLAS)

Congresswoman Visited Dallas Raindrop Turkevi

picture_090.jpgCongresswoman Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson has visited Raindrop Turkevi in Dallas on 16th of September, 2006. Raindrop Turkevi has served congresswoman and her team delicious dishes from Turkish cuisine. After the dinner there was a video presentation about her program. Preceding the video show, she gave an informative speech. Members of Raindrop Turkevi asked questions and she answered after her speech, wholeheartedly. Moreover, Raindrop Turkevi has served Turkish tea and coffee during her visit.(Septembe16,2006,DALLAS)


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