ADC DC Area Chapter

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As you all know (or, perhaps, don’t know), Nada El Eryan resigned as President of the Chapter.  After years of working a full-time job and managing the local group’s activities, she sought to hand the program on to new blood.  Unfortunately, there wasn’t any real interest.  I offered my services and got elected as a board member, but I can’t run the Chapter by myself, even though  I’ve been a member of ADC for years and was an intern in the legal department while I was in law school.

Arabs I’ve contacted generally don’t want to get involved, preferring to keep a low profile.  Evidently, they fear being targeted by friends, neighbors, or the Obama Administration as “radicals” and “trouble-makers”.  This is unfortunate because the ADC is a civil rights organization, not a cultural one, and, as long as Arabs refuse to stand up and be counted, they will continue to be treated as 4th Class citizens.

The ADC needs a higher profile, not a lower one.  And changes must be made, starting at the bottom and working up to the National Board of Directors.  If you’ve not seen this Al Jazeera report on the ADC, look it up.  It says what  many Arabs have been telling me for years:…/sputtering-arab-american-institution-labour-strike-…

If you want to help the ADC and yourselves, contact me and we can work to make changes.  But, first and foremost, we need people to form a working Board of Directors.  You can reach me at:

202-686-4869 or

Mike Springmann

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ADC DC Area Chapter Board Nominations and Elections

The ADC DC Area Chapter (ADC-DC) Board Elections will take place on Sunday, October 6 at 6 p.m. at the Arlington County Public Library’s Central Branch, located at 1015 N Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22201.


Nominations are being accepted for at least seven positions on the Board of Directors for two year terms. Submit your nomination online below or in person at the election.


All Board members must be current ADC members at the time of election and maintain current status throughout their term(s). To join or renew your membership, please visit

You must be an ADC member to vote, but the elections are open to all.

The objective of ADC-DC is to promote the purposes and policies of ADC-National. ADC-DC shall concentrate its efforts in the greater DC Area. ADC-DC shall support the human and civil rights of all peoples and oppose racism and bigotry in any form. It welcomes the participation and support of all persons of all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds.

The Board of Directors of ADC-DC constitutes the administrative body of the Chapter. It is responsible for management and operation of the Chapter, including but not limited to event organizing and promotion; fundraising; promotion of ADC-National events and mission; and overall strategic plan for the ADC-DC Chapter.

Please fill out the form below to be considered for a position and placed on the ballot.

Join us for our fall networker on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Bar Dupont!

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Join us for our fall networker on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Bar Dupont!

Caseo and JBC Events get back together again with the ADC DC Chapter for another outdoor happy hour at Bar Dupont. “L’Apéro” is equal parts happy hour and weekend warm-up, a musical trip through some of the best scenes and sounds around – from Brooklyn to Berlin, Barcelona to Beirut. If you can relate, we’d love to see you there. Food and happy hour drink specials till 8:30pm. Hope you can make it!

No cover charge
Wednesday, September 18th, 6-10pm
Bar Dupont, 1500 New Hampshire Ave NW


JBC Events:

ADC DC Chapter:

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Join us for the Eid Celebration Dinner on August 8th

ADC DC Area Eid Celebration FlyerJoin us as we celebrate the end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr on August 8th at 7:30 with a delicious dinner at Lebanese Taverna in Tysons Galleria! Lebanese Taverna is located at 1840 International Drive, McLean, VA 22102 in Tysons Galleria Mall. Free parking is available onsite for those driving in.

Please note that space is limited and a ticket is required to participate. Purchase your tickets online at for $40. Hurry, prices go up to $45 on August 1!




ADC DC Area Town Hall this Thursday, June 27!

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ADC DC Area Town Hall this Thursday, June 27!

Please join ADC for a Town Hall Meeting with ADC National President Warren David.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Epiphany United Methodist Church
1014 Country Club Drive NE
Vienna, VA 22180

• Meet ADC national president Warren David
• Learn about ADC, the organization’s progress, current issues, and challenges facing the Arab American community
• Make your ideas heard and give direct feedback to the national organization representing you and your family

Confirm your attendance by contacting the ADC-DC Chapter at, or (703) 517-4270

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Register for the 2013 ADC National Convention (June 13-16)

ADC-ConventionLogoFinalEvery year, more than 1,000 movers and shakers come together in DC to organize the Arab American community and advocate for our rights. Don’t you want to be one of them?

Meet with the White House and Congress, get to know other Arab Americans, learn about ADC’s efforts and achievements, and help shape our priorities. This year’s theme “It Starts with You” is a simple but profound statement reflecting how ADC exists for you, and has no purpose without you. The success of our work is largely determined by your participation and involvement.

The success of the convention is largely determined by your participation and involvement. Registration is required to attend… so sign up today!

Learn more and register for the convention online


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