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CAMEO 44th Anniversary

Cleveland American Middle East Organization
44th Anniversary - Awards (Page 2)
May 2, 2014

Cleveland American Middle East Organization (CAMEO) celebrated their 44th anniversary by recognizing 3 community leaders: Elinor Bourjaily (in Memoriam), Judge Ralph Perk Jr. and Judge Joseph J. Nahra.

Abby Mina, Past President of CAMEO, called up the daughter and son of the late Elinor Bourjaily who was honored at CAMEO's 44th anniversary event. Mrs. Bourjaily was honored for her community service and her daughter Anne Thomas spoke of her passion for teaching.

Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani and Elinor Bourjaily children

Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani and Elinor Bourjaily's children Anne and Fred

Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani and Anne Bourjaily

Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani, Anne Thomas, Fred Bourjaily and Paul Marnecheck

Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani, Anne Thomas,
Fred Bourjaily and Paul Marnecheck


Abby Mina and Anne Thonas

Abby Mina and Anne Thomas


Seven Hills Mayor Richard Dell'Aquila also presented a proclamation in Mrs. Bourjaily's honor.

Mayor Richard Dell'Aquila preents plaque to Elinor Boujaily's daughter and son

Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani, Mayor Richard Dell'Aquila and Elinor Bourjaily children

Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani, Mayor Richard Dell'Aquila
and Elinor Bourjaily's children Anne and Fred

Abby Mina told the crowd a little know story about Khalil Gibran the Lebanese artist, poet, and writer chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet.



Judge Ralph J. (Rocky) Perk Jr. was the next honoree.

Judge Ralph J. (Rocky) Perk Jr.

Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani and Judge Ralph J. (Rocky) Perk Jr.

Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani and Judge Ralph J. (Rocky) Perk Jr.

Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani, Judge Ralph J. (Rocky) Perk Jr. and Paul Marnecheck

Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani, Judge Ralph J. (Rocky) Perk Jr.
and Paul Marnecheck




Judge Ralph J. (Rocky) Perk Jr.

Judge Ralph J. (Rocky) Perk Jr.



The third honoree was Judge Joseph J. Nahra.

Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani and Judge Joseph J. Nahra

Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani and Judge Joseph J. Nahra

 Pierre Bejjani and Judge Joseph J. Nahra

Pierre Bejjani and Judge Joseph J. Nahra

Abby Mina and Judge Joseph J. Nahra

Abby Mina and Judge Joseph J. Nahra

Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani, Judge Joseph J. Nahra and Paul Marnecheck

Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani, Judge Joseph J. Nahra and Paul Marnecheck





Judge Joseph J. Nahra

Judge Joseph J. Nahra

Judge Joseph J. Nahra award



Abby Mina told the crowd how hummus was introduced to Cleveland by his friend Eddie Khoury in the 1960's when he opened a Lebanese restaurant.




Numerous proclamations from City and State officials were presented to the honorees.

proclamations from City and State officials







Page 1 - CAMEO 44th Anniversary Main Page

Page 3 - Keynote Speaker Chris Tye

Page 4 - Faces in the crowd at the CAMEO event - who do you recognize?




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