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Cleveland American Middle East Organization 48th anniversary

Cleveland American Middle East Organization 48th anniversary
St. Elias Cultural Center
April 20, 2018

The Cleveland American Middle East Organization (CAMEO) is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian political action organization established in 1970. They celebrated their 48th anniversary at a dinner event at St. Elias Cultural Center.

The 48th anniversary event was begun by Co-Chairman and 1st Vice-President Tony Abdulkarim who introduced past-president Abdullah Mina.

Tony Abdulkarim

Tony Abdulkarim

Abdullah (Abby) Mina

Abdullah (Abby) Mina


Abdullah (Abby) Mina explained CAMEO and introduced Father Naim Khalil of St Elias Melkite Church and Imam Ramez Islambouli for the invocations.

Father Naim Khalil of St Elias Melkite Church

Father Naim Khalil of St Elias Melkite Church

Imam Ramez Islambouli

Imam Ramez Islambouli


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During dinner, Danny LaHood entertained the crowd with his oud playing.

 Danny LaHood

Danny LaHood



After dinner was the awards ceremony. Mansoor Ahmed M.D. is the Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of Cleveland Sleep Research Center. Born in Pakistan, Dr. Mansoor was repeatedly refused a US Visa and finally went to Canada for more education and then made it to the US after 14 years of trying.

Dr. Mansoor was honored with the Cleveland American Middle East Organization (CAMEO) community service award. He was introduced by Murat Gurer from the Turkish community and presented with a proclamation from Cleveland City Council by Jasmin Santana.

Pierre Bejjani and Dr. Mansoor Ahmed

Pierre Bejjani and Dr. Mansoor Ahmed

Murat Gurer

Murat Gurer

Pierre Bejjani, Councilwoman Jasmin Santana, Dr Mansoor Ahmed, Abby Mina and Tony Abdulkarim

Pierre Bejjani, Councilwoman Jasmin Santana, Dr Mansoor Ahmed,
Abby Mina and Tony Abdulkarim

Mansoor Ahmed M.D.

Mansoor Ahmed M.D.


Ali Faraj came to the US from his native Palestine and became President and CEO of Seaway Cash and Carry and LaVilla Conference and Banquet Center.

Ali Faraj was honored with the Cleveland American Middle East Organization (CAMEO) community service award. He was introduced by Mr. Sam Salem and presented with a proclamation from Cleveland City Council by Jasmim Santana.

Pierre Bejjani, Abby Mina and Ali Faraj

Pierre Bejjani, Abby Mina and Ali Faraj

Sam Salem

Sam Salem

Ali Faraj

Ali Faraj


Ali Faraj



Kan Zaman Middle Eastern restaurant was also honored at the CAMEO 48th Anniversary event.

Next, Pierre Bejjani, President of the Cleveland American Middle East Organization (CAMEO) gave his remarks at the CAMEO 48th Anniversary event.

Pierre Bejjani

Pierre Bejjani


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Congratulations to CAMEO on their 48th anniversary. Please enjoy these other pictures from the event.

Honorees Ali Faraj and Dr. Mansoor Ahmed

Honorees Ali Faraj and Dr. Mansoor Ahmed


Cleveland American Middle East Organization (CAMEO) board with honorees

Cleveland American Middle East Organization (CAMEO)
board members with honorees


Pierre Bejjani, Abby Mina, Councilwoman Jasmin Santana and Tony Abdulkarim

Pierre Bejjani, Abby Mina,
Councilwoman Jasmin Santana and Tony Abdulkarim


Mary and Pierre Bejjani

Mary and Pierre Bejjani


Mona and Abby Mina

Mona and Abby Mina


Mr and Mrs Nemer Saueidi

Mr and Mrs Nemer Saueidi


Michael Ora and Ali Faraj

Michael Ora and Ali Faraj


Malak Jadallah and Abby MIna

Malak Jadallah and Abby Mina


County Execuitve Armond Budish and Gia Hoa Ryan

County Executive Armond Budish and Gia Hoa Ryan


Tony Abdulkarim, Brian and Mrs Cummins and Nemir Soueidi

Tony Abdulkarim, Brian and Mrs Cummins and Nemir Soueidi


Steve Dettelbach and daughter, Michael Ora, Pierre Bejjani and Ken Kovach

Steve Dettelbach and daughter, Michael Ora, Pierre Bejjani and Ken Kovach


Dave Greenspan, Judge Marilyn Cassidy and Sam Tanious

Dave Greenspan, Judge Marilyn Cassidy and Sam Tanious


Ali Faraj and Father Naim Khalil

Ali Faraj and Father Naim Khalil


Faris Alameh table

Faris Alameh table


Joe Meissner. Danny LaHood and Gia Hoa Ryan

Joe Meissner, Danny LaHood and Gia Hoa Ryan


Pierre Bejjani and Parma Mayor Tim Degeeter

Pierre Bejjani and Parma Mayor Tim Degeeter


Imam Ramez and Ayah Islambouli

Imam Ramez and Ayah Islambouli


Friends/family of Dr. Mansoor Ahmed

Friends/family of Dr. Mansoor Ahmed


Pierre Bejjani and Dr. Wael Khoury

Pierre Bejjani and Dr. Wael Khoury


Mary Bejjani and helper

Mary Bejjani and helper


Tony Abdulkarim, Dr. Mansoor Ahmed, Nicki Antonio, Ali Faraj and Pierre Bejjani

Tony Abdulkarim, Dr. Mansoor Ahmed, Nicki Antonio,
Ali Faraj and Pierre Bejjani


Proclamation from Councilwoman Jasmin Santana to Ali Faraj

Proclamation from Councilwoman Jasmin Santana to Ali Faraj


Dr Mansoor Ahmed table - part 1

Dr Mansoor Ahmed table - part 1


Dr Mansoor Ahmed table - part 2

Dr Mansoor Ahmed table - part 2


Mary Bejjani and ladies


Gia Hoa Ryan with lady and Joe Meissner


Michael Ora, Pierre Bejjani and Faris Alameh

Michael Ora, Pierre Bejjani and Faris Alameh


Pierre Bejjani, Dr. Mansoor Ahmed, Abby Mina and Tony Abdulkarim

Pierre Bejjani, Dr. Mansoor Ahmed,
Abby Mina and Tony Abdulkarim


Ali Faraj and Abby Mina

Ali Faraj and Abby Mina


Friends of Dr. Mansoor Ahmed


Ayah Islambouli and Mona Mina

Ayah Islambouli and Mona Mina


Abby Mina and Lady


Crowd at CAMEO event


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