Announcements

Children Day Celebration

IMPORTANT: Due to the weather condition, the outdoor event in the TY Park is changed to indoor event in Turkish Center

FTAA Presents: ANNUAL NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY & CHILDREN DAY

Lets celebrate Internationally recognized Children Day

Activities for children; Bring your children…

FLORIDA TURKISH CENTER 

APRIL 23, 2017 Sunday 2:00 pm

FREE EVENT

 

 

International Celebration and Dance

 

The German American Society Presents:

International Celebration and Dance

at

6401 Washington Str. Hollywood FL

Tel: (954) 322-6227

Menu: German Dinner served from 6:30~8:00 pm

Cost: $10.00

APRIL 22, 2017 Saturday

Info: Leona Bailey (954) 249-2209

FTAA will participate as Turkish stand

 

Children Day Proclamation

Dear Members and Friends of the Turkish American Community,

Wednesday marked the seventh issue of a proclamation announcing April 23rd as the Children’s Day in Greater Fort Lauderdale by Fort Lauderdale Mayor Mr. John P. “Jack” Seiler. The Proclamation was accepted by the President of Florida Turkish American Association, Aysegul Colak, at the City Commission meeting at Fort Lauderdale City Hall. Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Miami, Mr. Ozgur Kivanc Altan and Marianne Winfield, Executive Director of Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International, delivered speeches recognizing the significance of the Children’s Day.

This event also included a visit by the winners of the Annual 5th grade Children’s Essay Contest for the topic “If I were Mayor”, at the Mayor’s office and the City Commission meeting. After leading the Pledge of Allegiance and receiving their prizes, winners were invited to run the Commission Session for a while, creating memorable moments for the children, their teachers and family.

This program and the Annual Essay Contest have been organized through the cooperation of Florida Turkish American Association (FTAA), Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International (GFLSCI) and Fort Lauderdale Office of the Mayor & City Commission.

Florida Turkish American Association

 

New FTAA Board members

FTAA election was completed yesterday, and the following nominees were elected for two years ahead.

  1. Aysegul Colak
  2. Meral Ornarli
  3. Zeynep Uluer Aytekin
  4. Muge Nurgun
  5. Aydan Hay
  6. Tuna Güvenel
  7. Levent Durgun
  8. Aynur Heller

Non-elected member: Serap Odabas-Yigit (former president)

Mali Denetleme Komisyonu: Fuat Ornarlı,Atilla Orkan, Dr. Mustafa Güvendi

Etik Komite: Dr. Vural Uluer, Dr. Nazmi Cora, Ilknur Boray

Good lock to all of the new board of directors.

Kaya Boztepe ile Sohbet

Sayin FTAA uyeleri,

25 Ocak Carsamba aksami yemegimizde ayrica ozel bir misafirimiz konusmaci olarak aramiza katilacaktir

 
KAYA BOZTEPE
Ataturk Society Of America
 
“Dünya’yı ve Türkiye’yi daha iyi anlamak için Atatürk’ü anlamak gerekir”
 
konulu konusmasini dinlemek icin hepinizi bu ozel geceye bekliyoruz.
 
25 Ocak 2017- Carsamba 7:00 P.M.
FLORIDA TURK EVI
 
Atatürk’ü, Türkiye’nin dünü, bugünü ve yarınlarını kah gülümseyerek, kah göz yaşlarınızı tutmaya çalışarak dinleyeceğiniz, keyif alıp, unutamayacağınız bir konferans olacağını umuyoruz.
______________________
Kaya Boztepe Kimdir?
Kaya Boztepe of Atatürk Society of America is the Chief Operating Officer of Planet Green NY and Representative of the TED Istanbul Foundation in the USA.
Born in Chicago, IL, Kaya Boztepe lived overseas in Europe and Istanbul in his early childhood but considers himself a true New Yorker where he lived the most.
A seasoned business executive, Boztepe established and managed hub and satellite offices in the United States, Europe, Near, Mid and Far East for Fortune 500 Companies, forged key alliances with manufacturers and penetrated markets despite formidable economic and political circumstances.

Founder of the Turkish American Radio and TV and the Turkish American Youth Association, Boztepe was also the President of the Federation of Turkish American Associations in New York, an umbrella organization of Turkish Americans in the United States. Exceptionally respectful and appreciative of diverse cultures and viewpoints, Boztepe worked extensively outlining strategic solutions to certain issues with both the Turkish and American Government officials including the President and the Parliament. 
He takes pride working on special programs helping youth and children’s welfare and educational scholarship programs.

FTAA Election

Dear FTAA member,

Once again, it is your chance to select the dedicated team of volunteers who will serve on the Board of Directors of FTAA. Election of the new FTAA Board for two-year term will be held at the Florida Turkish Center on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2016 betweeen 2:00pm – 5:30pm
 
Only good standing members (who paid his/her dues for 2016/2017 and 2018) may cast his/her vote. Every family should be able to use TWO ballots only.
You may check your membership status at this link https://www.ftaa.com/ftaa-members/
Enclosed please find a ballot along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
– Please DO NOT WRITE OR MARK THE BALLOT ENVELOPE.
– PLACE YOUR BALLOT AND PROXY (if preferred so) IN ANOTHER ENVELOPE WITH FTAA ADDRESS AND RETURN ADDRESS ON IT.
– THE BALLOT ENVELOPE WILL BE VOID IF MARKED.
 
Votes can be mailed back to FTAA directly with or without proxy form. Your ballot must be returned by 2/25/2017
 
FTAA Election AGENDA / GUNDEM
2:00 pm Opening Speech / Açılış Konuşması (Serap Odabaş-Yiğit, FTAA bşk)
2:10 pm
Election of Assembly Committee / Divan kurulu seçimi
2:15 pm
Chorum call / Çoğunluk tesbiti
2:30 pm
FTAA Activity Report / FTAA aktivite Raporu
2:40 pm
FTAA Financial Report / FTAA Mali Rapor
3:00 pm
Break / Ara
3:30 pm Nominates / Adayların tanıtımı
4:00 pm Election / Seçim
4:30 pm Election Results / Seçim Sonuçları
4:45 pm Requests and Suggestions / Dilek ve Öneriler
5:30 pm Closing / Kapanış
Thank you for taking the time to vote.
Best regards,
Dr. Ziya Çelik
FTAA Election Committee Chair

Nominees for the New Board (2017-2018)

Board of Directors (Alphabetic Order)         
Akyildiz, Sercan
Colak, Aysegul
Durgun, Levent  
Ersin, Julide
Guvenel, Tuna
Hay, Aydan
Heller, Aynur 
Keklikci, Kaya
Nurgun, Muge
Ornarli, Meral
Uluer, Zeynep Aytekin
Unsal, Caner  
Audit Committe
Guvendi, Dr.Mustafa
Orkan, Atilla
Ornarli, Fuat
Ethics Committee
Boray, Ilknur 
Cora, Nazmi 
Uluer, Dr.Vural 

Announcement for the FTAA General Election

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Dear fellow FTAA members,
 
FTAA 2017 elections are coming up, and we are looking for individuals to be part of a great volunteer team!
 
The Nominating Committee is requesting nominations for members to serve on the FTAA  2017 – 2018 Board of Directors. Members may nominate themselves or any other member in good standing. Any member, including the past presidents of FTAA, who paid their 2016, 2017 or 2018 membership dues can be nominated. This is a great opportunity to participate with FTAA at the Board level as an active member, to connect with others who share your passion, and contribute your skills and expertise to support and strengthen your local Turkish-American Community. Board members are required to attend regular meetings, chair committees, attend or assist at planning sessions and events, and work on fundraising initiatives. Members who have previously contributed both time and resources to the FTAA will be strongly considered. There are 8 board seats available at the upcoming election. There are also 3 Member Audit seats, and 3 Ethic Committee seats available.
We encourage all interested individuals to apply by submitting a nomination application (link below), and e-mail to :Ziya1941@yahoo.com (please use this email only, DO NOT send to any other person)
 
The Nominating Committee, listed below, will accept nominations up until December 31st.

The election will be held on February 26, 2017 during FTAA’s Annual Meeting

Sincerely,
The Nominating Committee:  
Dr. Ziya Celik
Mustafa Cankat
Ilknur Boray 
The Form to be used: 
BY-LAWS Election Clauses
4.4 Duties of the Nominating and Election Committee
a. Notify the members in good standing of the upcoming election of the Board of Directors, Audit Committee members and Ethics Council members by mail or other means date by December 31, prior to the election year, about the election date, set by the existing Board of Directors. The notification shall include a blank nomination form for the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Ethics Council nominees. Also, notify the chairperson of the Election Committee no later than January 15 of the election year.
b. Review and provide list of nominees to the Board by January 15 of the election year. The nominees shall be members in good standing and have accepted the nomination.
c. Election notice shall be mailed no later than January 31. Election will be held in the month of February.
d. Prepare the necessary documents related to the election e. On the day of the election:
1. Check the list of the active members and picture identification before the election.
2. Accepting nomination from the floor is not applicable.
3. Provide blank ballots to the members who are present.
4. Collect completed ballots from each member present.
5. Count votes.
6. Provide vote count to the chairperson of the meeting.
4.5 Voting:
Each member is entitled to cast one vote. Those who are registered as family members are entitled to one vote for each spouse. Both spouses must be present to cast their own individual votes. Any member who is registered as individual member shall only cast one vote for him or herself. Proxy voting, or voting by mail is allowed. There shall be no absentee voting allowed.
a. Eligibility to Vote: Subject to the provision of the Florida Non-Profit Public Benefit corporation law, members entitled to vote at any meeting of members shall be Active Members in good standing as of the record date determined by the following sections of the Bylaws referring to the record date for determining notice and members of record.
b. Manners of Casting Votes: Voting may be by show hands or ballot, except that any election of the Board of Directors must be by ballot.
Link:

Check Your Membership

We just published our Brand New Web Site and our Volunteer Website Manager team is working on to insert member accounts into new FTAA Member system.

FTAA will let you know when our Volunteer Website Manager team completed their process and training.

Any Help, Complain, Suggestion gratefully appreciated. You may contact with us by filling that form at the bottom of the page.

Thank You!

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