GlobalJax Initiative

GlobalJax is an organization that works to break barriers and connect people from around the world with people in Jacksonville. Since 1990, they have assisted in bringing leaders, talented students and business owners from around the globe to meet their counterparts in Jacksonville. 

From July 10-24, a group of 11 teenagers, two mentors, and two chaperones from Iraq will visit Jacksonville.

GlobalJax reached out to the Ramallah Club for assistance in setting up visits to Arab-speaking businesses for tours, and are looking for host families for 1-2 teens for one week. The teens are top students in their class and are both Christian and Muslim.
This is a great opportunity to help these young people learn about Arab-operated successes in Jacksonville.

For more information contact Joy Batteh-Freiha at:

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Arab American Festival

The local chapter of the Arab American Cultural Center of Florida (AACC) is hosting the first Arab American Festival on Saturday, June 9, at the Riverside Arts Market in Jacksonville. 

Bring the entire family out for entertainment, food, art, and other items that showcase our cultural heritage.

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General Assembly Meeting

Your Vote is Needed
Please attend the General Assembly meeting on June 2, at 6 p.m.

Members of the Ramallah American Club of Jacksonville, your attendance is requested at the next General Assembly Meeting on Sunday, June 2, at 6 p.m. 

The officers and board are recommending to begin renovations to the existing board room at the Ramallah Club. The renovations include a double door entryway, drywall, new ceiling tiles, new flooring. The estimated costs for the renovations is approximately $30,000. 

Your vote counts. Please attend this very important meeting. A separate email concerning this matter will be sent soon. 

Thank you.

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General Assembly Meeting

The next General Assembly meeting is Sunday, May 5, at 6 p.m.

The Youth Group and their advisors are hosting a spaghetti dinner with all the trimmings!
Who says only Italians make good spaghetti?? Come out and support our youth and stay for the meeting!

Youth Group Members: Please be at the Club at 3 p.m. for a brief meeting and help prepare the meal.

Hope to see you all there!

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Easter Party

Join us for an Easter Party on April 20th at 11am. This is a members only event and includes easter egg hunt, easter bunny, crafts, and lunch. See you there!

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Spring Picnic, April 7

It’s Spring, and that means it’s time for the annual Ramallah Club Spring Picnic! Sunday, April 7, beginning at Noon!

Bring the family for food, fellowship, and fun!

Grilled chicken skewers, yellow rice, green beans, and saladWe’ll have falafel burgers, too!Bouncy house fun for all the kids!

*Volunteers needed!
Saturday, April 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, April 7, beginning at 9 a.m.

General Assembly Meeting following the picnic  at 2 p.m. Please plan to attend. 

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WHEN: Saturday, May 18th | 10 am – 5:30 pm
WHERE TO MEET: Ramallah Club (promptly at 10 am)
TRANSPORTATION: Luxury Motor Coach 
ATTIRE: Casual resort; comfortable shoes for walking
COST: $60 per guest.
Checks payable to: Ramallah Club of Jacksonville
Mail to: Linda Salem, 7002 Epping Forest Terrace, Jax., FL 32217

Cost includes:

  • Round-trip transportation on a Luxury Motor Coach, including WiFi, power outlets, and restrooms.
  • Lunch at Brett’s Waterway Café – a local favorite, and the only restaurant with a view of the Intracoastal Waterway.
  • Leisure shopping in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beachchock-full of eclectic and charming boutiques, stretching from the harbor-front and down Centre Street.
  • Dessert pit-stop at Fantastic Fudge – located in the heart of downtown, and known for their marble slab fudge, ice cream, and gourmet confections.

Please note: Seating for this event is limited Reservations made upon receipt of payment.

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Ramallah Convention Meeting and General Assembly Meeting

The Ramallah Convention 2020 Committee Kick-off Meeting will take place on Sunday, March 24 at 4 p.m.  Come grab a bite to eat and hear about all the great events we are planning and how you can be a part of it. We’ll be selling two slices of pizza, salad, dessert and a drink for $7.

And while you’re there, stay for the General Assembly Meeting at 6 p.m. We have several important things to vote on and discuss.  Our Ramallah Club was built with the purpose of bringing our families together. We need you. Get involved, take part, and enjoy!
See you Sunday, March 24, beginning at 4 p.m.

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March General Assembly Meeting

The March General Assembly Meeting has been postponed to Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 6pm. Details regarding the Convention Kick-Off Meeting will be announced soon.

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Member Installation Dinner

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Installation of Officers and Board on Saturday, January 26, at 6 p.m. Pay your dues in advance and avoid standing in line!

Join us for a meeting on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3 at 5 p.m. (prior to the start of the game). Bring your favorite appetizer, side dish or dessert to share with others.

Your support of our Club is vital to preserving and upholding our culture to future generations.

Thank you and hope to see you on January 26.

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