2011 International Outreach Program Features Saudi Students

Dr. Bell and Saudi Students Club
Students from the Saudi Club at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville presented tickets to Rotary International Night to TTU President Bob Bell. Present were Bhyran Alajmi, outgoing SSC President; Dr. Bob Bell, TTU President; Fahad Alanazi, current SSC President, Dr. Corinne Darvennes, Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club International Services Director; and Patrick Ryan, President, Tennessee World Affairs Council.

The Tennessee World Affairs Council is pleased to announce the first event of the 2011 International Outreach Program featuring the country of Saudi Arabia and the students of the Saudi Student Club of Tennessee Tech University.

The opening program of this outreach project is “International Night,” an annual event of the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club, set for January 29, 2011 in Cookeville, Tennessee. [cbrotary.com/internationalnight]

The Tennessee World Affairs Council’s international student outreach program is an effort to assist foreign students at local colleges make connections with the communities they reside during their studies in America. The program aims to build bridges between the United States and the international community through the ready availability of “ambassadors” from the scores of high learning institutions in our midst. In the past the Council has developed outreach programs with students at Tennessee Tech University from Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Georgia. In 2011 the Council is partnering with the Saudi Students Club at Tennessee Tech for this year’s outreach program.

The inaugural event of the 2011 outreach program is a joint effort among the Council, the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club, the Tennessee Tech Saudi Students Club, SUSRIS.com, and the Saudi Cultural Mission in Washington. The January 29th Rotary International Night will feature Saudi Arabia as the honored country and aims to raise funds for Rotary international and humanitarian relief efforts, such as the eradication of polio in the world and providing clean drinking water to villages in West Ghana. More details on these wonderful programs and goals is on the web site of our International Night partner, the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club.

Zahid Group
Thanks to the Zahid Group of companies, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for their support to make the Saudi Student Outreach program in Tennessee possible.

The Tennessee World Affairs Council International Student Outreach Program for 2011 will also match the participating students from the TTU Saudi Students Club with other events and opportunities to build bridges with Tennessee communities, through school visits, briefings at civic organizations and other community events.

These programs all have the aim of increasing the understanding among Tennesseans in our communities and especially young people in our schools of the world around them. In the process we are building bridges of global understanding.

YOU CAN HELP by making a donation to the Tennessee World Affairs Council to offset the costs of the International Student Outreach Program. The Council is a 501c3 educational charity, as recognized by the IRS and your financial support can be considered for a tax deduction under IRS regulations. The Council is registered with the State of Tennessee to solicit charitable contributions to support its programs.  The Council is staffed 100% by volunteers and keeps its expenses to a minimum, but there are costs associated with overhead, transportation and so forth, to make these programs possible.  Your help is essential to carrying on global awareness education in Tennessee.

Your donation of a check made to “Tennessee World Affairs Council” can be sent care of P.O. Box 2931, Cookeville, TN 38501.

OR, for your ease you can contribute online using a major credit card by LINKING HERE and click on the Donate button.

THANK YOU for helping us bring the world to Tennessee.


Rotary International Night 2011
Presented by the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club
in association with
The Saudi Students Club at Tennessee Technological University
The Tennessee World Affairs Council
Clarion Hotel, Cookeville, Tennessee

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