VATAN is a charitable organization with a Tax ID number of EIN: 90-0340728





Sunday, September 28th, 2014

4 pm to 8 pm

5760 Ralston Ave, Ventura, CA 93003

It is real doner dinner (Sako himself will cut his incomparable doner on site) with wine, beer and soft drinks...

It is $25 per person for members and $35 per person for non-members. Children under 10 are free and will be served from kids menu(Sanwich Doner). Children 10 to 16 are $10.

We will have fun with some rummage sale and silent auction of higher value items. Everybody bring their stuff. We will donate the money to CAGDAS YASAM DERNEGI.

You can reserve your spots either by paying with Paypal by clicking "DONATE" at VATAN website ( ) or send a check to VATAN at 2419 E. Harbor Blvd #185, Ventura, CA 93001. If you have questions contact Vega Sankur, Beril Hamsioglu or Ebru Dilara Yuksel Gurel.



Rebuilding A Community

Turkish Philanthropy Funds would like to thank all who have donated to Soma Disaster Relief Fund. 100 percentage of your donations will be transferred to organizations that directly help the community impacted from the disaster.

We are collaborating with our 38 formal partners in Turkey and our larger network to get real-time updates from the region. As these local NGOs are the first ones on the ground, their guidance enables us to make our grants wisely and more efficiently.

Currently, our focus is on the “three Rs” - RecoveryRebuilding and Resilience. Your help ensures a fourth: Results. Accordingly, our priorities are to provide support in the areas of Education, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Diversifying Income Generation in the region.

Please read our detailed report here.

Please donate here.

You may also contribute to the Soma Disaster Relief Fund by sending your check to: 

Turkish Philanthropy Funds 

Re: Soma Disaster Relief Fund 

216 East 45th Street, 7th Fl. 

New York, New York 10017 

Please make your checks payable to Turkish Philanthropy Funds and indicate “Soma Diasater Relief Fund” on the check. 

For additional information, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please follow updates on developments in Soma disaster by using the hashtag #somarelief

 The TPF Team

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Dear VATAN Community,

VATAN had 2014 BOD elections on Dec 28 during the Holiday Party. The food was delicious, company good, lots of children: next generation of Turkish Americans. The new VATAN Board had first meeting on January 13th and decided on the various Board positions.

President: Vega Sankur
Vice-President: Beril Hamsioglu
Secretary: Seher Dagdeviren Doymaz
Social Chair: Ebru Dilara Gurel
Treasurer: Hikmet Ucok
Member at Large: Nilufer Yasa
Member at Large: Behcet Kaya

We are looking forward to a very active year: preparing meaningful events for our community, educating public about Turkey, finding opportunities for charitable activities here and in Turkey, and overall help all Turkish Americans and friends of Turkey to have a home to get together.
We again wish you a Happy New Year, and hope to see you amongst us in 2014.




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