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Cleveland American Middle East Organization 47th anniversary

Cleveland American Middle East Organization 47th anniversary
St. Elias Cultural Center
April 22, 2017

The Cleveland American Middle East Organization (CAMEO) is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian political action organization established in 1970. They celebrated their 47th anniversary and induction of new officers at a dinner event at St. Elias Cultural Center.

The 47th anniversary event was begun by Co-Chairman and 1st Vice-President Tony Abdulkarim who introduced past-president Abdulla Mina.

Tony Abdulkarim

Tony Abdulkarim

Abdulla Mina

Abdulla Mina


After the Pledge of Allegiance, Abby Mina introduced Father Naim Khalil, Pastor of St. Elias Melkite Church, and Imam Ramez Islambouli for invocations.

Father Naim Khalil

Father Naim Khalil

Imam Ramez Islambouli

Imam Ramez Islambouli


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Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish presided over the swearing in of CAMEO officers and presented proclamations to each.

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and CAMEO Board

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and CAMEO Board



Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and CAMEO Board


Cleveland Councilmen Zack Reed and Brian Cummins presented CAMEO President Pierre Bejjani, Tony Abdulkarim and Abby Mina proclamations from the City Council.

Zack Reed

Councilman Zack Reed, Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani,
Tony Abdulkarim and Councilman Brian Cummins

Councilman Zack Reed, Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani, Tony Abdulkarim

Councilman Brian Cummins, Abby Mina, Pierre Bejjani and Tony Abdulkarim

Councilman Brian Cummins, Abby Mina,
Pierre Bejjani and Tony Abdulkarim




CAMEO Past-President Abby Mina thanked God for living in the United States and said God Bless America.

Abby Mina

Abby Mina




CAMEO President Pierre Bejjani explained the mission of CAMEO and thanked the sponsors, dignitaries and others.

CAMEO President Pierre Bejjani

CAMEO President Pierre Bejjani



CAMEO President Pierre Bejjani surprised board member and Pakistani community member Dr. Mansour Ahmed with a birthday cake and the crowd sang Happy Birthday. Dr. Mansour then made remarks.

Pierre Bejjani and Dr. Mansoor Ahmed

Pierre Bejjani and Dr. Mansoor Ahmed


Pierre Bejjani and Dr. Mansoor Ahmed

Cake for Dr. Mansoor Ahmed



Oud player Danny Lahood accompanied by Joe on keyboards entertained at the CAMEO 47th anniversary event.

Musicians Joe on keyboard and Danny Lahood on oud

Musicians Joe on keyboard and Danny Lahood on oud




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Congratulations to CAMEO on their 47th anniversary. Please enjoy these other pictures from the event.

Crowd at CAMEO event

Crowd at CAMEO event


CAMEO board members Fred Bourjaily, Sara Elaquad and Tony Abdulkarim

CAMEO board members Fred Bourjaily, Sara Elaquad and Tony Abdulkarim


Ingrida Bublys, Jack Craciun, Julia, Pierre and Mary Bejjani and Annie Pu

Ingrida Bublys, Jack Craciun,
Julia, Pierre and Mary Bejjani and Annie Pu


Sam Tanious, Mike Orra and Brian Cummins

Sam Tanious, Mike Orra and Brian Cummins


Pierre Bejjani and his cousin Chikri Maasri

Pierre Bejjani and his cousin Chikri Maasri


CAMEO 47th anniversary attendees


CAMEO 47th anniversary attendees


CAMEO 47th anniversary attendees


CAMEO 47th anniversary attendees


CAMEO 47th anniversary attendees


CAMEO 47th anniversary attendees


CAMEO 47th anniversary attendees


CAMEO 47th anniversary attendees


CAMEO 47th anniversary attendees


CAMEO 47th anniversary attendees


CAMEO 47th anniversary attendees


Chikri Maasri, Malak Jadallah and Pierre Bejjani

Chikri Maasri, Malak Jadallah and Pierre Bejjani


Getting cake at CAMEO event


Tony Abdulkarim, Sam Tanious, Joe Charif and Faris Alameh

Tony Abdulkarim, Sam Tanious, Joe Charif and Faris Alameh


Michael Orra and


Awatef Assad with Mona and Abby Mina

Awatef Assad with Mona and Abby Mina


Judge Pam Barker and Pierre Bejjani

Judge Pam Barker and Pierre Bejjani


Tony Abdulkarim table

Tony Abdulkarim table


Sam Tanious, Judge Michael Sliwinski, Pierre Bejjani and Fred Bourjaily

Sam Tanious, Judge Michael Sliwinski, Pierre Bejjani and Fred Bourjaily


Annie Pu and Ingrida Bublys

Annie Pu and Ingrida Bublys


Liliana, George Koussa, Ingrida Bublys, Asim Datta and Annie Pu


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