Cleveland American Middle East Organization
43rd Anniversary and Officer Installation
Cleveland American Middle East Organization (CAMEO) is a Bi-partisan Political Action Organization that was established in 1970. It is designed to articulate the political interest of more than 100,000 Northeastern Ohio residents of Middle Eastern heritage, Arab Americans.
The 43rd anniversary of the group was celebrated at a dinner event at La Villa on April 6, 2013. CAMEO officers were also sworn in at the event.
The event began with Master of Ceremonies Abdullah (Abby) Mina announcing the US Army Color Guard and the singing of the National Anthem led by Anthony Karam.
Anthony Karam led the singing
Imam Ramez Islambouli gave the opening invocation to begin the ceremony.
Imam Ramez Islambouli
Next, Master of Ceremonies Abdullah Mina introduced event chairmen Tony Abdulkarim and Paul Marnecheck who welcomed the crowd to the ceremony for the 43rd anniversary of the Cleveland American Middle East Organization.
Tony Abdulkarim, Abby Mina and Paul Marnecheck
Abdullah Mina spoke about the history the Cleveland American Middle East Organization (CAMEO) and introduced one of the founders Richard Ganim.
State of Ohio Auditor Dave Yost administered the oath of office to President Pierre Bejjani and First Vice-President Tony Abdulkarim.
Swearing in of President Pierre Bejjani and First Vice-President Tony Abdulkarim by State of Ohio Auditor Dave Yost
Next, Judge Robert C. McClelland, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court administered the oath of office to CAMEO board members.
Judge Robert C. McClelland and CAMEO board members