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July 2012 Newsletter

CALC is Proud to Announce the 2012-2013
Executive & Advisory Board Members 

Gloria Kassa - President / Homemaker
Lisa Paulus - Vice President / Finance Director at BNP Media
Rita Foumia - Treasurer / CPA, Director of Corp. Strategy at BNP Media
Lilllian McKay Shallal - Secretary / Office Manager at Mekani, Orow, Shallal & Hindo, PLLC
Julie Garmo - Travel Supervisor at Volkswagon of America
Ann Antone - BSW, Retired Social Worker at Arab American & Chaldean Council
Suhair Kallabat - Event Coordinator for Eventfully Yours
Linda Mikhail - Manager at Comerica Bank
Nidhal Rassam - Owner of Elite Home Health Care

Marisa Abbo D.O./Physician, Beaumont Hospital
Affaf Arabo/Corporate Marketing, BCBSM
Lamia Arcori/Medical Sales
Bushra Atisha/Anes
Nadia Atisha/Owner, Lafayette Foods
Manahil (Maureen) Bacall/Sales Associate, Neiman Marcus
Anita Bahri/Skin Technician
Huda Bajjoka/Medical Coder, Henry Ford Hospital/CPC
Margaret Butti/Retired Job Developer, Arab American & Chaldean Council
Amy Glush/Retired Accountant
Shahnaz Hanaee/Controller, The Signal Group
Nasreen Jonna/Student
Yasmine (Renee) Jonna/Homemaker
Lauren Kallabat/Student
Nadira Kannu/Homemaker
Marcine Karmo/Elite Errands, Owner
Dr. Suha Kassab/Podiatrist
Dahlia Kejbou, Esq./Attorney and Owner of Lexi Drew
Faiza Manjo/Owner, Food Basket #2
Wisam McKay/Arbonne Consultant/Jewelry Designer
Nadia Metti/Loan Officer
Barbara Nagarah/Nail Technician
Jennifer Najor/Superland Foods, Manager
Sally Najor/Wireless USA, Owner
Muna Paulus/Homemaker
Christine Jonna Piligian/CFO, Jonna Construction Companies
Ann Rabban/Retired Paraprofessional
Sulafa Roumayah Elia, M.D/Pediatric Physician
Venus Sadek/Retired Bilingual Paraprofessional - Walled Lake Schools
Nida Samona, Esq./Asst. Director, Wayne County Executive Office
Mariann Sarafa/Physician Liaison, Detroit Medical Center
Chanel Sarhan/Financial Analyst, General Motors
Rachel Savaya/Holbrook Parts, Owner
Reem Sesi/Homemaker
Eva Shallal/Interior Decorator Consultant

Janette Shallal, LMSW/Executive Director, Kadima
Nawal Shallal/Real Estate Agent & Insurance Agent
Renee Yaldo/Marketing Specialist
Firyal Yono, LMS, LBSW/Licensed Director, Southfield Funeral Home & Social Worker
Rula Yono/Executive Assistant, Chaldean Federation of America
Soham Zoma/Chef

Note from the President

Happy 51st Anniversary CALC! I can’t believe it’s been 12 years since I got involved with CALC. My first experience with CALC was with the Tribute to the Chaldean American U.S. Armed Forces. Since then I’ve had hands on experience serving the seniors, youth and needy families in our community. It has been so rewarding be able to assist our community. As the years past, I learned that the women involved in this organization work diligently for the same cause which is to better the community.

Now, I am proud to say that I am the newly elected President for 2012-2014. As the years pass, there will be more work for CALC. If you are not already a member of CALC, please join with us in our vision and mission. It will be one of the most gratifying experiences you will share with us. Everyone has something great to offer this organization and I encourage all women to lend a helping hand. Our achievements would not have been possible without the continuing support of many committed people in the community.

Nadia Atisha Scholarship Recipients:
The CALC is honored to have generous donors such as Nadia Atisha, which help support CALC programs.

Nadia was inspired to start an education fund by her mother Hania Atisha, who was a strong believer in education. Since, Nadia had such a close bond with mother she felt like this was the best way she could do to give back to the community by encouraging high school students to continue their education.

All the recipients and their families were invited to attend the ceremony which was held at the E.C.R.C Center, immediately following the CALC Annual 51st Anniversary Mass.  We are proud to announce the following students as the winning recipients of the Nadia Atisha Scholarship Fund.

Brandon Hanna - Medical Field
Joseph Kirma - Medical Field
Raneen Samona - Occupational Therapist
Sandra Alias - Medical Field
Eveet Basho - Math Teacher
Heidi Kashat - Medical Field

St. John Providence Health System Award a Grant to CALC:

The CALC will be conducting “Chaldean Family Wellness Workshops”. The program will provide culturally competent health education to vulnerable Iraqi Chaldean immigrants and refugee residents Warren, which will be held at the CALC Center, Sterling Heights, which will be held at Holy Martyr’s Church, and Southfield,  which will be held at Mother of God Church. Participating individuals are at or near the federal poverty limits, who are uninsured or underinsured, or who have inadequate access to health information or materials in their primary languages. 

The first session starts on July 3rd at CALC Center in the Conference Room. For more information or if you know anyone who would be interested in being a part of these workshops please call the CALC office. Ask for Clair Konja @248-538-8300 or email ckonja@calconline.org

World Refugee Day:
This is the 4th year that the CALC is participating with the local resettlement agencies for World Refugee Day. We provide all the salads, food (BBQ), drinks, and dessert to all the newly arrived refugees of that year. Each year we have approximately 250-300 attendees’. This year the picnic will be held at Helmich Park in Warren, on July 21, 2012. If you are interested or know anyone that is interested in volunteering that day please call the CALC office 248-538-8300 ask for Clair Konja or email ckonja@calconline.org 

CALC Warehouse:
The CALC Warehouse is low on or has run out of the following. They are the top requested items by the families for kitchenware.

Pots & Frying Pans (all sizes) but mainly large, Baking sheets & Pyrex pans
Dishes, Drinking
glasses, Tea cups, Coffee cups, Turkish coffee cups
Silver ware, Serving Utensils, Knives (butcher, serrated, pairing & steak)
Storage containers, Serving bowls, platters & trays, Tea Pots & Coffee Makers

Please remember to call & schedule an appointment for:

- Dropping off donations
- To volunteer or for community service time
- Family needing assistance or pick up

Ask for Fadia Karmo (c) 248-820-1706 or (o) 248-538-8300

Khalid & Khalood's Comedy Wedding:

Click here to view the KnK Sponsorship Form

Shopping Extravaganza:

CALC’s 11th Annual Shopping Extravaganza Event is fast approaching which features many unique gift vendors with extended hours this year from 2pm-10pm. We are looking for new prospective vendors.

If you are interested in being a vendor at the event on November 1, 2012, at Shenandoah C.C., please click onto the link to download a vendor application or call the CALC office at 248-538-8300 ask for  Rita Pappadakis  

Click here to view Flyer, Application & Sponsorship Form

Bernadette's Kitchen Cooking Classes
Second Session Started on June 18, 2012 

Featuring Chaldean dishes. You will be amazed how easy it is to follow Chaldean cooking techniques. NOW YOU CAN COOK FOR MOM!!

Click here to view photos from Week 2 - DOLMA



Click here to order a Ma Baseema Cookbook or send as a gift 


Over ..... individuals were assisted at the CALC warehouse in the month of April 2012. Families were assisted with clothing, bedding, kitchenware, beds, tables, chairs, food and many more items.

The warehouse is in need of car seats and strollers that are less then five (5) years old and all kitchenware items. Please call 248-538-8300  between the hours of 9am-3pm to schedule a drop off at 711 West 13 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071 or 32000 Northwestern Hwy Suite 150, Farmington Hills, MI 48334. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.


Help us feed the hungry. Non perishable items are needed at the Food Pantry. Items maybe dropped of at the CALC office located at
32000 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 150, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

The AFPD Food Pantry is funded by the AFPD Food Pantry Fund

Click here for a list of items needed

Keep up to date of CALC news by linking to our page on Facebook and watching our video clips on CALC's YouTube channel.

Click here to connect to our Facebook page

Click here to watch our video on YouTube


June Events

June 11, 2012
Chaldean Manor Seniors Bingo
12 noon-2:00 p.m.
Chaldean Manor
25775 Berg Rd.
Southfield, MI 48033

June 13, 2012
Baptist Manor Seniors Bingo
12 noon-2:00 pm
Baptist Manor
30301 West  13 Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

June 14, 2012
Ma Baseema Cooking Demo at Williams-Sonoma inside the Twelve Oaks Mall upper level near Lord and Taylor 27500 Novi Road,
Novi, MI 48377 from 7pm - 9pm

June 16, 2012
Ma Baseema Cooking Demo at Sterling Heights Public Library 40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling
Heights, MI 48313 from 7pm - 9pm

June 16, 2012
Chaldean Angels Of Charity Volunteer Work at Gleaners Food Bank

June 16, 2012
DREAMS Mentoring Program Holy Martyrs Chaldean Church

June 18, 2012
Bernadette's Kitchen Cooking Classes 2nd Session Begins Remember to register by June11th

July Events

July 16, 2012
Seniors BBQ Bingo at the Chaldean Manor from 12 noon-2:00p.m.
Chaldean Manor
25775 Berg Rd.
Southfield, MI 48033

July 18, 2012
Seniors BBQ Bingo at Baptist Manor from 12 noon-2:00 p.m.
Baptist Manor
30301 West  13 Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

July 21, 2012
DREAMS Mentoring Program Holy Martyrs Chaldean Church

July 21, 2012
World Refugee Day and Picnic Honoring refugees' courage, strength and determination
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Halmich Park
off of 13 Mile Rd Between Dequinder and Ryan Roads

Click here for a full
2012 calendar of events


50th Anniversary Event Sponsors

Shamaya (Sam) Kassab Fund

Law Office of
Doraid S. Markus

David and Joann Yono Family