There's No Such Thing as Everlasting Love- Arlington Raindrop Women Association Lunch January 2015

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Arlington Raindrop Women Association organized a lunch. The theme of Lunch was "There's No Such Thing as Everlasting Love". Importance of mutual understanding while you are married. First correct your own mistakes at relationship with your spouse. Worry less about who is right or wrong or on what you don't like or don't have. Instead, focus on compassion and kindness, and you are likely to achieve relationship harmony.Other remarks from presentation at second page. (Arlington, January 17th, 2015)

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1st Annual Texas Tea Festival

IMG 3679Raindrop Turkish House recently participated in the 1st Annual Texas Tea Festival, which took place on February 8th at the Saengerrunde Hall of downtown Austin. During the festival over 700 visitors enjoyed different types of tea and food served by various sponsors.

Raindrop booth was one of the most popular spots in the hall as it served famous Turkish flavors, including Turkish tea, Turkish coffee, Turkish delight, baklava and brownie cookies. These flavors were accompanied by the traditional tea pot, samovar, tea and coffee sets that decorated the booth, which attracted a lot of interest from our visitors including the speakers and other vendors at the event.

It was so much fun to be a part of this great event. We cannot wait for the next year’s festival!

 

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Austin Ladies' Coffee Night with Lynn Hayden

IMG 1463The tradition goes on and RAWA started the new year with an another memorable Ladies' Coffee Night

With a rich and traditional dinner as always, all guests were pleased from the beginning of the night.. All ladies gathered around the tables had a chance to meet and share and exchange ideas as well.

Our dear friend, Courtney DeboWer was the emcee of the evening. 

The keynote speaker of the night was Lynn Hayden, a management consultant who started her speech with some simple yet basic tips on how to be organized and how to "clear the clatter"s in our lifes!

She has shared so many notes of the class she teaches about realizing and placing "values" of our lives and putting our priorities in the first place. Her speech got so intense and touching with her own personal examples and anectodes she shared and audience was inspired so much!

After this beautiful speech, our guests got a chance to meet a Turkish marbling art (ebru) artist, Seher Dogan and watched her performing this unique art! Turkish coffee? We never forget that! It was served during this beautiful demonstration.

The night ended with an "eat the muffin blind-folded" game and so many more laughters, chats and fun until the room was completely empty. 

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The first Ladies Coffee Night of 2015, held on January 15th

CoffeeNightJanuary15(13)The first Ladies Coffee Night of 2015, held on January 15th, was again a special night full of fun, valuable information, and social networking. This month's topic was Alzheimer’s disease and Kelly McCann, the Chief Program Officer at Alzheimer’s Association (Houston&Southeast Texas Chapter) made a very informative presentation on the topic and answered the questions from the audience.

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The Last Coffee Night of 2014

IMG 4130 1Roomful of enthusiastic women attended Austin Ladies' Coffee Night at Raindrop Turkish House on December 12.  

During networking and dinner session guests had a chance to visit the Calligraphy Art booth. Diler Unal, Turkish Calligraphy artist, prepared a customized bookmark for each visitor on the spot.

This time our guest organization was Asian Family Support and Services of Austin, a local non-profit which provides assistance to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. Everyone attending had a chance to visit their booth and learn more about the organization, pick up a flier and talk to the representative Thuy Bishop who gave brief information about their services. 

The master of the ceremony was Lisa Pazienza. Her strong positive energy spread around the room when she lead the first icebreaker game. She moderated the program in a joyful way throughout the night. 

Honorable Dolores Ortega-Carter, Travis County Treasurer, delivered the keynote speech. Her topic was "Tips for an effective household budget". She talked about similarities managing a county budget with a household budget, discussed the ways of saving money and spending it wisely and non-sporadically including during the festive season. Her examples were very clear so all guests could associate and remember some useful tips for the future.

 The evening culminated with a performance by Julie Slim and Layalina Band. Julie's beautiful voice truly touched our hearts while she sang in Arabic accompanied by band's performance playing authentic instruments. 

 

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