TAAM - Turkish American Association of Minnesota

Festival of Nation TAAM Volunteers - 2019

Turkish American Community Members!

Come join us at the 2019 Festival of Nations to help share our food and culture with fellow Minnesotans. 

Volunteer at the Turkish Cafe or the Turkish cultural booth - and join our 4 day event for as long as you can (whether it’s hours or days!).

It’s a fun filled annual event where we meet many community members, make new friends and spend time with old ones.  if you have visitors from Turkey bring them to spend the day (and talk Turkish all day long!).  And, if you’re not Turkish but have ties to Turkey, or just want to meet bunch of fun loving Turkish Minnesotans,  then sign up too! 

The Turkish cafe income provides a great portion of our association’s income and allows us to host many events for our community and participate at cultural exchange activities throughout the year. We really need your support!!

The Turkish cultural booth exhibit does not generate income, but we get to educate Minnesotans with our rich culture.  At the booth, we will highlight April 23 Children’s Day (National Sovereignty Day)  as the celebration.  Although it is based on a historical event (opening of the Grand National Assembly in 1920), it was dedicated to the children and has been celebrated as the Children’s Day since that time.  In addition, it became an international event, celebrating all children across the globe.  In this exhibit we will emphasize this celebration as an international children’s festival.  Through four posters on the back wall, we will provide a historical overview of how the holiday started, and how it is celebrated today. The last poster will show children who attended the festival in Cappadocia.  Cappadocia is an interesting region with stone formations (fairy chimneys)  and underground cities. Tied to that, we will have a poster of that site for festival visitors to take pictures. There will also be activities for children such as learning about the meanings of kilim designs and coloring them.

Volunteers will interact with visitors to answer their questions, facilitate picture taking in front of the Cappadocia scene and also help children color the kilim designs.  

Volunteers will get a free admission ticket to use at the Festival of Nation on the dates they volunteer. Call Teslime Davies (952-240-0897) or Aydin Durgunoglu (218-343-0619) on arrival to be greeted at the door with your ticket.   

Location: St Paul River Center

Created by:   Teslime Davies
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (CDT) Available Slot
05/01/2019 (Wed.) 3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Cafe Setup (5)

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Ian Stephenson
Same as last year I guess?

Exhibit setup (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Aydin Durgunoglu
ok
05/02/2019 (Thu.) 8:00am - 10:00am  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Feride Erku
Cooking

Cafe Sales (3)

 
All slots filled
Ipek U Stephenson
sales or cooking
Ian Stephenson
Prep for opening up sales at 9am
Scott Groves
Can not wait!
8:30am - 10:00am  

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Aydin Durgunoglu
ok
10:00am - 12:00pm  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Feride Erku
Cooking

Cafe Sales (3)

 
All slots filled
Ipek U Stephenson
sales or cooking
Ian Stephenson
Sell Sell Sell !
Scott Groves
Can not wait!

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Aydin Durgunoglu
ok
12:00pm - 3:00pm  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Feride Erku
Cooking
Pinar Basgoze
I will be wherever I am needed till 2:30 pm

Cafe Sales (3)

 
All slots filled
Ipek U Stephenson
sales or cooking
Ian Stephenson
Sell Sell Sell ! Got to go get kids from school
Pinar Basgoze
I will be wherever I am needed till 2:30 pm

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
All slots filled
zehra tanberk
April 23rd , grat celebraton day , or me
Pinar Basgoze
I will be wherever Inam needed till 2:30 pm
05/03/2019 (Fri.) 9:00am - 11:00am  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 

Cafe Sales (3)

 
All slots filled
Ipek U Stephenson
sales or cooking
Ian Stephenson
Sell Sell Sell !
Lara Akal
Sales! *I will be arriving around 9:30*

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Aydin Durgunoglu
ok
11:00am - 1:00pm  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 

Cafe Sales (3)

 
All slots filled
Ipek U Stephenson
sales or cooking
Ian Stephenson
Sell Sell Sell !
Nurcan Tosun
Sell

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
All slots filled
Holly Johnson
Cultural exhibit
Thad Hmielak
Service or other
1:00pm - 3:00pm  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 

Cafe Sales (3)

 
All slots filled
Ipek U Stephenson
sales or cooking
Ian Stephenson
Sell Sell Sell ! Got to go get kids from school
Glenn Corliss
Sales or where needed

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Aydin Durgunoglu
ok
3:00pm - 6:00pm  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Canan Karatekin
Sales or cooking; I'll be there from around 1:30 to 4:30
Doene Demirgoez
I will be there after 4 and sell or cook

Cafe Sales (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Ipek U Stephenson
sales or cooking
Naz Bilgic
I can come to either sales or cultural exhibit but I signed up for this because cultural exhibit was already full.

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
All slots filled
Yigitcan Eryaman
I can play guitar at the exhibit f that is allowed.
Hande Burcu Deniz
I would like to help.
6:00pm - 8:00pm  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Serpil Metin
can help at the kitchen
Brian McKanna
I can cook or do sales
Clara McKanna
can help in the kitchen with her father if allowed (she is 12)

Cafe Sales (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Ipek U Stephenson
sales or cooking

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Meral Atay
Exhibit
8:00pm - 10:00pm  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Serpil Metin
can help wherever it is needed

Cafe Sales (3)

 

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Meral Atay
Exhibit
05/04/2019 (Sat.) 9:30am - 12:00pm  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 
All slots filled
Serpil Metin
cookign and preparation
Sue Fier
.
Edite Izumi
Coming along with Sue Fier to help with cooking
Nazl? Duru
Cooking and preparation.

Cafe Sales (3)

 
All slots filled
Senem Drewes (2)
Volunteering with my daughter(10) and myself
Yasemin Under
Volunteering

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 
All slots filled
Ilgin Sezer
I have signed for cooking but can be at any area where help needed.
Gulsen Zeren
Cooking
Beatrice Konar-Steenberg (2)
Working with my dad

Cafe Sales (3)

 

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Meral Atay
Exhibit
2:00pm - 4:00pm  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 
All slots filled
Ilgin Sezer
I have signed for cooking but can be at any area where help needed.
Gulsen Zeren
Cooking
Beatrice Konar-Steenberg (2)
Working with my dad

Cafe Sales (3)

 

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Meral Atay
Exhibit
4:00pm - 6:00pm  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Ilgin Sezer
I have signed for cooking but can be at any area where help needed.
Nahit Sezer
Cooking

Cafe Sales (3)

 

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Meral Atay
Exhibit
6:00pm - 8:00pm  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Ilgin Sezer
I have signed for cooking but can be at any area where help needed.
Nahit Sezer
Cooking

Cafe Sales (3)

 

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Meral Atay
Exhibit
8:00pm - 10:00pm  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Ilgin Sezer
I have signed for cooking but can be at any area where help needed.
Nahit Sezer
Cooking at cleaning

Cafe Sales (3)

 

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Meral Atay
Exhibit
05/05/2019 (Sun.) 9:30am - 12:00pm  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Ilgin Sezer
I have signed for cooking but can be at any area where help needed.
Pinar Basgoze
I'll be there for whatever I am needed.
Gozde Karagoz
I can help sunday morning

Cafe Sales (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Oznur Exman
I ll be there with Max!
Pinar Basgoze
I'll be there for whatever I am needed.

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
All slots filled
Aydin Durgunoglu
ok
Pinar Basgoze
I'll be there for whatever I am needed.
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Pinar Basgoze
Wherever I am needed!
Ilgin Sezer
I have signed for cooking but can be at any area where help needed.
Ahmet Akal
Maybe sales?

Cafe Sales (3)

 
All slots filled
Ian Stephenson
Sell Sell Sell !
Pinar Basgoze
Wherever I am needed.
Erol Zeren
plan to be there

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Pinar Basgoze
Wherever I am needed.
2:00pm - 4:00pm  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Brian McKanna
I can help at kitchen or counter
Naim Gudul (2)
Naim ve Erol

Cafe Sales (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Ian Stephenson
Sell Sell Sell !
Erol Zeren
plan to be there

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Pinar Akal
I will plan around dance times
4:00pm - 6:00pm  

Cafe Cooking (4)

 

Cafe Sales (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Ian Stephenson
Sell Sell Sell !

Cultural Exhibit (2)

 
6:00pm - 8:00pm  

Cafe teardown/clean up (5)

 

Exhibit teardown (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Aydin Durgunoglu
ok


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