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VOLUME

2, ISSUE

1 – APRIL

2008

PAGE

38

HOUSTON, TEXAS

Souheil Samir Ghaoui, President

Activities

Free Picnic - March 2nd, 2008 Dinner & Picnic - Dallas, Oklahoma & Houston Chapters - Mar 22 & 23, 2008 Second Annual Scholarship Benefit - April 12th, 2008 ADS-Houston Thanksgiving Convention 2008 - Nov 26 - 30, 2008

We are looking forward for you joining us at our Second Annual Scholarship Benefit (Handful of Seed) that will be held on April 12th, 2008 at the Sheraton Suites next to the Galleria (Houston, Texas). This is for the future of all of our beautiful KIDS (The Leaders of the Future). Invitations will be mailed soon with more details.

April 12 - Scholarship Benefit Keynote Speaker: Dr. Abdallah Najjar from Atlanta, Georgia

2008 Thanksgiving Convention Location: J. W. Marriott Houston

Dates: Wed Nov 26 to Sun Nov 30, 2008

Chairperson: Mr. Tarek Amine Co-Chairperson: Dr. Dima Suki

NORTH CAROLINA (Charlotte)

Walid Shaban, President

The ADS Charlotte Chapter stayed busy these past couple of months. In addition to our weekly Arabic school, we held many get-togethers and parties to celebrate the various holidays.

In October we threw a spooky Halloween Party. Members had a blast dressing up and watching our children compete in games like “The flying bats” and “Wrap Your Dad Up Like a Mummy”.

In November, we all got together and celebrated Thanksgiving. With tables overflowing with delicious food, it truly felt like we were one huge family—we all had so much to be thankful for.

In December we celebrated Eid Al Adha, & in honor of this holiday, our ladies hand stitched a beautiful, large Druze Flag. We spent the night enjoying one another’s company, eating stuffed lamb, & celebrating our heritage.

Finally, we held our annual New Years Party in the Hilton Hotel. We brought in the year 2008 with each other doing the dabkee and dancing to Naji H’lal and the Waves Band.

We are looking forward to this New Year and all it will bring!

NEVER BREAK FOUR THINGS IN YOUR LIFE – TRUST, PROMISE, RELATION & HEART BECAUSE WHEN THEY BREAK THEY DON’T MAKE NOISE BUT ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO REPAIR.

ADS Chapters

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