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's children Anne and Fred
Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani, Anne Thomas,
Fred Bourjaily and Paul Marnecheck
Abby Mina and Anne Thomas
Seven Hills Mayor Richard Dell'Aquila also presented a proclamation in Mrs. Bourjaily's honor.
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.
Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani and Judge Ralph J. (Rocky) Perk Jr.
Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani, Judge Ralph J. (Rocky) Perk Jr.
and Paul Marnecheck
Judge Ralph J. (Rocky) Perk Jr.
The third honoree was Judge Joseph J. Nahra.
Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani and Judge Joseph J. Nahra
Pierre Bejjani and Judge Joseph J. Nahra
Abby Mina and Judge Joseph J. Nahra
Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani, Judge Joseph J. Nahra and Paul Marnecheck
Judge Joseph J. Nahra
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.
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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