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On Friday, May 23, as ATA-Houston, we gathered our volunteers at Cafe Brasil to recognize the valuable work that they have putforth tirelessly at our events these past few months. If it were not for their hard work and commitment, none of these events would have been possible to organize or for them to be successful. We would like to wholeheartedly thank Jason Williams, Onur Coskun, Bulent Aksel, Ata Sagnak, Gunes Demirbas, Bulent Telek, Vedat Konyali, Pamir Alkus, Reg Currier, Alfredo Ramirez, Gunhan Armagan, Hulya Unay, Serhat Kalayci, Fuad Adra and all other volunteers that have dedicated their time and energy to make ATA events such a success. We look forward to seeing them in many other events in the near future, and we would also like to encourage new people in our community to volunteer at events and help make ATA stronger.


We are deeply saddened by the tragic mine explosion in Soma, Manisa. Our thoughts are with the families, friends of the miners and everyone impacted by the disaster. We extend our deepest condolences to everyone who are effected by this tragedy
ATA Houston created the “Soma Disaster Relief Fund.” All donations to the fund will be granted to Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği (CYDD) who is collecting special funds for the children of Soma victims. We can make a small  but meaningful difference in their life.
Please click here to donate ATA Houston "Soma Disaster Fund". 100% of your donations will support the relief efforts.
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Piknik ve ATA Koşusu

Geleneksel ATA koşusu ve pikniği için 18 Mayıs Pazar günü Cullen Park’ta buluşuyoruz. Tüm ATA Houston dostlarını yine büyük, başarılı ve eğlenceli bir pikniğe bekliyoruz. 

ATA Koşusu 5k , 1k (yürüyüş ve aile olarak) kayıtlarımız saat 11:00’de açılacaktır. Koşu saat 11:30’da başlayacaktır. Koşucularımıza $10 bağış karşılığında tişörtlerimizden verilecektir. Yarışa katılmak istemeyenler piknik boyunca tişörtleri $20’a satın alarak derneğimize katkıda bulunabilirler.

Pikniğimizde hamur işleri masası olacak, bunun için marifetli gonullulerimizden güzel ikramlarını bekliyoruz.
Çocuklarımız için yine birbirinden güzel aktiviteler olacak.

Sonbahardan önceki son büyük etkinliğimizde bir araya gelelim, başarılı bir dönemi, Atamızın gençlerimize armağan ettiği bayram ile kutlayalım. Derneğimizi her geçen gün daha da güçlendiren desteğiniz için şimdiden teşekkürler.


Picnic and ATA Run

We are meeting at Cullen Park for the traditional ATA Run and picnic on Sunday, May 18th. We are expecting all friends of ATA Houston for a big, successful and fun picnic again. 

The registrations for ATA Run 5k, 1k (walk/family event) will open up at 11:00 a.m. The run will start at 11:30 a.m. Runners who donate $10 will receive ATA Houston T-shirts as a token of our gratitude. Even if you don’t run, you can still support our organization by purchasing T-shirts for $20 during the picnic.

Pastry donations from our talented cooks are highly appreciated. These will be sold at our mini pastry booth. 
We will once again have fun activities for the kids.

Let’s get together at our last big event before the fall to celebrate a successful term and the holiday which is a gift from Ataturk to our youth. With your support, our organization is getting stronger by the day.

Cullen Park, Phase IV, A1/A2, 18203 Groeschke Road, Houston, TX
FROM : Sunday, 18 May 2014 11:00 
UNTIL : Sunday, 18 May 2014 16:00


We celebrated April 23rd at a special reception organized by the Consulate in honor of our children. The staff at the Consulate and ATA members organized activities especially for the kids.

Artist Nihal Zor, invited by the Consulate, taught the kids the art of water marbling, which led to beautiful flower motives. This was followed by the ATA-Language school students reading out the student vow, and singing in unison an April 23rd song. Eren Batu (5) read a short poem, and Emre Batu (12) delivered a brief talk on the significance of April 23rd. Afterward, our Consul-General Mr. Bahri Batu gave up his seat for the kids, who in turn posed for the cameras seated as a young Consul. Ömer Derinbay (10) shared what actions he would take should he become a Consul-General in the future.

A reception followed the ceremonies. On their way out, the kids were in for another surprise. Each little one was rewarded with a Turkish flag and an apple candy wrapped in beautiful ribbons and an evil eye stone, also prepared by none other than the supremely talented staff at the Consulate.


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