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02/19/2015 3:55 PM | Anonymous

Virginia state house reception 2015

Students from Pinnacle Academy presented an award-winning model of an energy efficient, tech-savy future city. Guests patiently waited to have their names inscribed on water-marbled cards by a Turkish Calligrapher and freshly made Turkish coffee set the warm environment for Turkish-American-Virginians to indulge in conversations with Members of the General Assembly.

Turkish American Business Network was one of the cooperator of Virginia State House Reception on February 18th, 2015. American Turkish Friendship Association and MAFTAA hosted the 7th Annual Turkish America Legislative Reception on February 18th at the Library of Virginia. Members of the Turkish-American community volunteered to help ATFA & MAFTAA host another wonderful reception where legislatures were introduced to various samples from the Turkish culture.TABN members represented Turkish American business world in Mid-Atlantic area by their great participation.

NVRC Executive Director, Mark Gibbs made the first remarks and shared his experience with ATFA & MAFTAA over the last few years. What started with an intercultural trip to Turkey, led to two years of successful Syrian Blanket Drive initiatives in a row…”Next year, we hope to encourage participants from across the nation” Gibbs said, hinting on furthering Syrian Blanket Drive initiative and enduring relations with ATFA & MAFTAA.

Senator Dick Saslaw urged his colleagues in the audience to partake in ATFA’s intercultural trip to Turkey, to which he and his wife had taken a few years back. Senator Saslaw said the trip covered all aspects of Turkish society in a fast-paced but well-managed and very well-planned itinerary.

Despite the snow storm alerts, nearly one hundred guests made their way to what has now become a must-have Richmond tradition– Annual Turkish American Legislative Reception 2015 was a great success!

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