Stuffing Bags

We will be stuffing bags on Thursday, May 14, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Club.

On Saturday, May 16, beginning at 9 a.m., we will be passing out bags to those who drive up to the Club’s covered portico. A bag will be placed either in the backseat or the trunk of the car.

While we do not anticipate contact with anyone, to be safe, it is advised that you take the necessary precautions by wearing a mask and gloves.

The Ramallah American Club of Jacksonville thanks Peter Farhat for his initiative in spearheading this project and his team: Ronie Rukab, Issa Odeh and Nader Farhat.

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Ramallah Club Food Drive

During these uncertain times, many families have found themselves in a position of unemployment or underemployment. Currently, there are 30 million unemployed people in the U.S. — a level that hasn’t been seen since the Great Depression in the 1920s.

As a community partner, it is our Ramallah Club’s social responsibility to help people in our community who are experiencing difficulties because of the current pandemic. Therefore, the Club is offering a drive-up food pantry to people living in the surrounding areas of the Club.

We are accepting monetary donations of any amount (no amount is too small) to buy nonperishable foods from Sam’s Club and Costco to fill 100 grocery bags that will be distributed to 100 families at the Ramallah Club’s drive-thru pavilion. If you would like to donate nonperishable food items, please contact Peter Farhat at the information below to schedule a safe, no-contact pick-up time.

The easiest way to donate is to send an electronic donation via Apple Pay, PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle. Please send your electronic donations to:

Peter Farhat
PBFarhat@gmail.com
(904) 910-4310

If you prefer to make a donation by check payable to the Ramallah American Club of Jacksonville, please mail to: Peter Farhat at 1833 Long Cypress Court, Jacksonville, FL 32223.

Because of the urgency and need, please make your donations by Friday, May 8.

A list of all donors and their donations will be compiled and published in an upcoming edition of the Shoo Saar newsletter. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please let us know.

Thank you in advance for your assistance. It is very much appreciated.

The Ramallah American Club of Jacksonville thanks Peter Farhat for his initiative in spearheading this project.

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Cancellations

The health and welfare of our members — our families — is our top priority. 
Therefore, out of abundance of caution, the board and officers agreed to postpone the Spring Picnic scheduled for Sunday, March 22, until further notice.

In addition, the dinner in memory of Wendy Echols on March 31, has been postponed until further notice. 

Please follow government and public health officials safeguard measures as we ride through this pandemic. 

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Car Wash

Drive over to the PDQ restaurant at 13702 Old St. Augustine Road (TODAY) Saturday, February 15 and get it washed between Noon until 3 p.m. by members of our Youth Group. Donations accepted.

The event is open to all teens in our Ramallah community, but they are asked to fill-out a membership form and pay their dues of $21.40 by March 1.

If you know a teen (age 13-18), who would like to join the Youth Group and have fun socializing with their cousins, please encourage them to join.

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Club Members to Participate in WJCT Event

Do you know the history behind some of our most popular Palestinian dishes? What about the meaning of each ingredient? How about why they’re made during certain times of the year?

Learn the answers to these questions and more during a WJCT event that explores foods around the world in a local version of No Passport Required with Marcus Sameulsson.

The FREE event takes place on Tuesday, Feb.11, at 6 p.m. at WJCT, and will feature our very own great cooks: Abla Bateh and Aileen Farhat.

Information on reservations for the FREE event will be sent out soon.

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2020 Installation of Officers/Board Membership Dinner Meeting

Plan to attend the 2020 Installation of Officers/Membership Dinner, Saturday, February 1, at 6 p.m.

Dues paid by February 1:
$150 + $10.50 sales tax: $160.50 per eligible adult.

Youth Group dues (ages 13-18):
$20 + $1.40 sales tax: $21.40 per youth group member.

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Art Exhibit

Join us for this spectacular cultural event
Sunday, January 12, 3-6 p.m.

Coffee and desserts provided / $10 donation appreciated
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General Assembly Meeting

Welcome the new year with family and friends, and join us for the first General Assembly Meeting of the year, Sunday, January 5, at 6 p.m.

Avoid the lines, pay your dues at the meeting — $160.50 (includes sales tax) per eligible adult by February 1; $20 for Youth Group members. We accept cash, check or credit cards. Please fill out the membership form and bring with your payment.

See you on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 6 p.m.

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December General Assembly Meeting

Dear Ramallah Family and Friends,
Please join us for the last General Assembly LUNCH Meeting of 2019!

NEW MEETING TIME
12:30 p.m., Sunday, December 8


Please attend this very important meeting as we elect new officers and board members who will serve our Club in 2020 and beyond.

Come out and hear details about the exciting events we have planned for the upcoming year.



Sahtein!
Nuhad Farmand and family are sponsoring a chili and cheese bread lunch during the meeting in memory of the late Kamal Farmand.

Start your day off right — join us for the meeting, grab lunch, and get your Christmas party tickets, too!

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RBPN Conference

Calling all professionals! Join us for the annual RBPN Conference in Houston, TX on January 17-18, 2020. Download the application by visiting https://afrp.org/programs/rbpn/ and submit it today!

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