ARAB AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
Congratulations to AABAR Board member Judge Samuel Betar III who received the Chicago Bar Association’s 2018 Vanguard Award, which is awarded to those who have advanced inclusion in the legal profession. The award was presented to him by Judge Thomas Mulroy and AABAR President Sandra Frantzen. Thank you to all of you who came to support Judge Betar.
Congratulations to AABAR Board member Lana Nassar who was awarded The Arab-American Business & Professional Association’s Emerging Leader Award for 2018! The class of 2018 recipients created and launched new business initiatives that benefited the Arab American community and beyond and were recognized for their hard work, dedication, and significant contributions to the business community.
We are so proud of the turnout at our 2018 Installation and Awards Dinner on Wednesday! It was an amazing night for all who were present! And we are grateful to our many sponsors and those who came out to support us.
Congratulations to the Officers and Board who were installed:
President Sandra Frantzen
Vice President Marvet Sweis Drnovsek
Treasurer Nura Yanaki
Recording Secretary Khaled Elkhatib
Corresponding Secretary Tony Ezzi
Board members Judge Samuel Betar, Professor John Breen, Judge William Haddad (ret), Donna Haddad, Sana'a Hussien, and Rouhy Shalabi.
Advisory Board Vivian Khalaf, Lana Nassar, Anthony Nasharr, Reem Odeh, Ed Shishem, Naderh Elrabadi, Anwar Shatat
Congratulations to Arab American Family Services (AAFS) (Nareman Taha and Itedal Shalabi) and National Immigrant Justice Center for receiving awards for their outstanding work in the community on behalf of immigrants and refugees.
We are also grateful to Toni Preckwinkle for being an outstanding keynote speaker!