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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A Letter from our Club President

As we wind down 2018, I’ve had a chance to breathe and look back on the year we’ve had among the Ramallah community. Being the President of this Club is a monumental task. There is no way a single person can do everything on his or her own. It was only possible through the help of the volunteers who came to help throughout the year; and for that, I’m thankful. We do not give the volunteers enough credit. So, to those of you who cook for us, who collect tickets, who decorate, and to the dozens of others who donated their precious time, I want to say thank you. Together we have had a successful year.

As President, I was focused on the long-term expansion of this Club. If you aren’t going forward, you are going backwards. We must not get complacent with what the Ramallah Club currently is, but continue to push onward. In furtherance of that goal, this year we created the Ramallah Club Capital Fund. This is money that is earmarked specifically for major construction or renovation projects. There is increasing competition for banquet space, and in order to be the top choice for Jacksonville events, this Club needs updates. Having a capital fund will allow us to effectively make those updates, and to keep our eyes on long term growth, while still allowing flexibility to deal with daily expenses.

In that vein, the future of the Club is in its members. More specifically, the future is in our Youth Group, and truthfully, it is the Youth Group that makes this Club so fun. From selling desserts, to building haunted houses, to community service in the Jacksonville area, the Youth Group has never refused a call for help. We often look to the past for guidance, but we could also all benefit from emulating our youngest members.

Financially, the Club is strong. That is a relief for all of us. We needed a revenue boost this year, so last year we reluctantly raised dues for all members. We worried that the increased cost would drive away members. We worried that our membership would diminish. We worried, that we were asking too much of our members. All of you recognized that this Club needs us to thrive, and membership revenue increased this year. The Club asked for help from its members, and you rose to its aid.

Aside from the big projects, I’m proud of the little things. For example, this year we started serving dinner at the General Assembly meetings. We were lucky enough to have families donate those meals. The Ramallah Club is a place for family, and as a community, we are a family. Nothing brings family together like food. When we dine together, and make decisions about this Club together, we are stronger for it.

Finally, I am proud to have been the President when we made a pitch for, and were awarded, the 2020 Ramallah Convention. For the first time in decades, we will have the convention here in Jacksonville and I cannot wait for all of us to show off our community to the other Federation members.

I came to this community two years ago and asked to lead. We had never had a President so young and inexperienced, yet you all trusted me. Every day since then I have thought about that trust. It was my motivation to prepare for every meeting, to consider every decision, and to work at every event. I hope I did not let you down.

Tala Suad Farah
President – The Ramallah Club of Jacksonville

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