A Message From CAMP - June 3, 2010
Posted on: Jun 3, 2010 By: editor In: Spotlight
June 3, 2010
Dear CAMP Members and Supporters,
We hope that you are all well and had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. As we move from Spring to Summer, the weather is heating up, and so are our preparations for ISNA.
We hope to see many of you over the July 4th weekend at ISNA in Chicago!
CAMP in the News
I was asked to submit a guest post for the Washington Post's On Faith blog on challenges and opportunities facing the Muslim community. My piece aligned with CAMP's philosophy of choosing to be proactive over reactive was featured in the June 4, 2010 edition of On Faith. Please read it here. The voices of Muslim professionals are critical to the Muslim American narrative; we hope that you will help us spread the word.
ISNA is big on our 2010 agenda and so we would like to start by inviting you to join us at ISNA. We are excited to be the CAMP philosophy to ISNA and the CAMP experience to you. At ISNA, we will be involved with four panels on topics ranging from entrepreneurship to personal investing to philanthropy.
During ISNA Weekend, we are also hosting our 15th Annual CAMP Dinner at Sushi Samba Rio on July 4. Please RSVP for both CAMP@ISNA and the CAMP Dinner on facebook, and purchase your tickets for the dinner today!
If you would like to present your business plan or elevator pitch at the entrepreneurs’ showcase, or If you would like to volunteer to assist us at ISNA please email us for more details at email@example.com.
Please attend our events at ISNA and please help us spread the word!
Chapter Level Events
Our Power Hours are really catching on! On May 19, CAMP NY hosted a Power Hour with Fatima Monkush and Nyla Hashmi, the founders of Eva Khurshid. Fatima and Nyla spoke about their experiences as young entrepreneurs, their commitment to the New York Fashion District, and their dream (which is becoming a reality) of establishing a women’s fashion label.
On May 25, CAMP Chicago hosted a Power Hour featuring Mazen Asbahi, principal of Asbahi Law Group, Ltd. Mazen received his primary legal training at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, one of the nation's premiere law firms; and now provides quality and affordable legal services to businesses, physicians and other healthcare providers and nonprofits. Mazen spoke about his experiences at the Obama campaign, and the importance of political participation.
On May 27, CAMP Philadelphia hosted a Power Hour featuring Gerald Grandzol, of Special Counsel recruiting firm who discussed "Navigating the Job Market”.
Please visit our website to read more about other recent CAMP events and for our upcoming June events.
CAMP is a community partner for the Islamic Finance National Tour. The tour hosted by MLink will cover six cities in six months and is a road show with Iman Insurance, Amana Funds, Zayan Takaful, University Islamic Bank and Soho Properties. The first event will be held in North Brunswick, New Jersey on June 11.
Our top tweets in May were CEO and Founder of AdMob, Omar Hamoui’s interview with the New York Times in the From the Corner Office section of the Sunday paper, and PC Mag’s article Apple Removes iSlam Muhammad App From Store.
Please send us original and syndicated content for our website. We know you have a rich pool of experiences to share on issues relevant to Muslim professionals and we want to hear from you – our pool of talented Muslim professional! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - we will post your articles on our website and tweet to the broader CAMP community.
If you haven’t already, please: 1) join our email list, 2) become our fans on Facebook, 3) join our 1100+ person group on Linked In, 4) follow us on Twitter, and 5) tell FIVE more Muslim professionals about CAMP!
Thank you for your continued support!
Executive Director, CAMP