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Hold on for our 2024 events...

Our 2024 events and activities will be listed below in due course.

New Year's Party

December 26, 2023

Let us welcome 2024 together!

Come join us at this after-dinner cocktail event.

NOTE: We will not offer or sell any food or drinks. Bring your own drinks (and food if you so choose). We will have plates, napkins, cups, etc. We will also provide water and soft drinks.

WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2023 • 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

WHERE: Raintree Lake Club House

825 SW Raintree Drive, Lee's Summit, MO 64082

Looking forward to seeing you there!

TAA-KC Board of Directors

2023 Turkish Republic Day Celebration

October 26, 2023

29 Ekim Cumhuriyet Bayramınız Kutlu Olsun!

You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic with Turkish music & great people.

Please note: We will serve some appetizers and dessert, but no full dinner. This event will be a potluck so PLEASE BRING something delicious to share.

We will have raffle tickets for sale to add some excitement to the evening.

PLEASE RSVP and let us know how many adults/kids will be attending with you so we can make this a successful event!

  WHEN: Sunday, October 29, 2023 • 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

WHERE: Raintree Lake Club House

825 SW Raintree Drive, Lee's Summit, MO 64082

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We will have water, ice, soft drinks, Turkish tea, & Turkish coffee.

Cash bar serving beer, wine, & rakı!

  Looking forward to seeing you!

 TAA-KC Board of Directors

2023 Fall Picnic

August 22, 2023

Dear All,

You are cordially invited to our Fall Picnic. Bring your family, friends and appetites, and join us for a whole afternoon of fun, sports, good food and company.

When: Saturday, September 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Shawnee Mission Park, Shelter #12

The picnic will be a side dish potluck. Bring a side dish to share (börek, pastries, salad, dessert, fruit, ..., whatever you like). Please also bring whatever you want to grill for yourself.

We will provide the following for your convenience:

- Coolers and ice

- Water, lemonade, hot tea, and Turkish coffee

- Grill, charcoal, and condiments

- Paper and plastic disposables

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

TAA-KC

Earthquake Relief Fund Update

August 22, 2023

As of August 22, 2023, the total funds raised through our sub-campaign stand at $17,470 . We are grateful to each and every one of our 93 donors. Our fundraising page remains active and can be accessed here.

2023 Ethnic Festival (August 18-20)

August 22, 2023

Many thanks to more than 50 volunteers who helped with preparations throughout the last week, and who braved the extreme heat conditions during the weekend! We couldn't have pulled it off without your help.

2023 Spring Picnic

May 8, 2023

Dear All,

You are cordially invited to our Spring Picnic. Bring your family, friends and appetites, and join us for a whole afternoon of fun, sports, good food and company.

When: Saturday, May 13 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Shawnee Mission Park, Shelter #12

The picnic will be a side dish potluck. Bring a side dish to share (börek, pastries, salad, dessert, fruit, ..., whatever you like). Please also bring whatever you want to grill for yourself.

We will provide the following for your convenience:

- Coolers and ice

- Water, lemonade, hot tea, and Turkish coffee

- Grill, charcoal, and condiments

- Paper and plastic disposables

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

TAA-KC

Bayramlaşma / Ramadan

April 15, 2023

Dear All,

You are cordially invited to celebrate Şeker Bayramı with us. Turkish tea and deserts will be served. You can bring appetizers to share, but no deserts please.

When: Saturday, April 22 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Revocup Coffee Leawood

5037 W. 117th St., Leawood, KS 66211

RSVP not required. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

TAA-KC

23 Nisan Children's Day Celebration

April 7, 2023

23 Nisan Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramınız kutlu olsun!

This is a TAA-KC sponsored event. Children attend at no cost to you.

Join us at Main Event Entertainment - Olathe

(11950 N Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS 66061)

Party includes:

Event Date: Sunday, April 23, 2023

Event Start Time: 03:30 PM - End Time 06:30 PM

Reservation required by April 18th! Please send a message and indicate the number of adults/children

Looking forward to seeing you!

TAA-KC Board of Directors

Survey Invitation

February 23, 2023

Dear All,

We received this survey invitation from a friend at the Pennsylvania State University. Pass it along to anyone you know who might be eligible to participate.

Thanks,

TAA-KC

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From Dr. Ayşen Maraş:

Please participate in our scientific research that explores the psychological experiences and desire to return to Turkey among Turkish young adults living in the United States.

Please participate in the research if :

- You are 18 years old or older and also younger than 30 years old,

- You are fluent in written and spoken English

-  You are living in the United States for 1 year or more

- Either you or at least one of your parents was born in Turkey

Click here to access the survey.

UPDATE: Kansas Family's Loved Ones Trapped After Earthquake In Türkiye

February 10, 2023

Read the story on KSHB's website, and KSN also has an article on their website.

Earthquake Relief Fund

February 9, 2023

A series of high-magnitude earthquakes struck southeastern Turkey in the early hours of February 6, 2023, causing large-scale devastation across ten Turkish provinces and northern Syria, taking tens of thousands of lives, and upending the lives and livelihoods of several millions! Please contribute to our fundraising effort to help with the ongoing relief efforts. Our fundraiser is under a larger relief campaign run by the Bridge to Türkiye Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit US organization, and your donations go straight to the BTF campaign.

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