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30 September 2020: Celebrating the end of the first digi-art course

H3A ACTIVITIES NEWSLETTER No 2. 22 AUGUST 2020

NOTES

We hope this brief summer newsletter can be a helpful place to find news about H3A-related activities and to stay connected with H3A friends and colleagues.

As we have been finding, virtual conversations using Zoom, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Skype can be great tools. The H3A website, WhatsApp groups, and Facebook groups continue to share the spirit of H3A. Slowly, cautiously, some small groups have been meeting in person.

GÜMÜŞLÜK MUSIC FESTIVAL AND JAK KOHEN ART EXHIBITION

The 17th International Gümüşlük Music Festival opened this week. H3A is delighted that it includes the H3A Photo Exhibit honoring Jak Kohen that was prepared this spring but only able to be shown virtually before this. The Official Opening for the exhibit is Saturday, 29 August at 18:30 at the Kumda Festival Center on the left side of the Gümüşlük Beach. Everyone is invited to attend.

ONGOING CINEMA PRESENTATIONS

This Sunday the Cinema-Dizi group invites interested H3A members to take part in another special Zoom presentation in Turkish by Prof. Dr. Semiramis Yağcıoğlu. Sunday 23 August the film to be discussed at 21:00 is Beasts of No Nation, the 2015 American-Ghanaian war drama film written, co-produced, and directed by Cary Joji Fugunaga, based on the book by Uzodinma İveala. Film available on Netflix or www.filmmodu.org

If you are interested in participating, please contact the ZOOM Session moderator, Didem, with your name, email, and telephone. She will send you the Zoom id, password, and the link to join in directly.  Contact Didem : [email protected]  

We hope that in the future English-speakers will be able to participate in an English-language presentation by Prof. Dr. Semiramis Yağcıoğlu on another film.

NEW ACTIVITIES

The first sessions of the new Digital Art Group have been very well received.

Other group leaders are exploring options for the fall, which should include ongoing and new activities well suited to these changing times. We will keep you posted.

The first H3A Zoom Training on 20 July was a great success. Those attending learned more about how to sign onto the ZOOM platform, as well as got the chance to convene a ZOOM meeting themselves. Followups to come.

NEXT H3A BOARD MEETING AND UPCOMING AGM

The H3A Board will meet next on Friday 4 September to discuss programs going forward and to plan the date and time of the October AGM. Please contact Vivian [email protected]if you have concerns or suggestions.

And last but not least, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to those born in LEO (24 July to 23 August) !

H3A ACTIVITIES NEWSLETTER No 1. 09 July 2020 

In these pandemic days, many of us are looking for ways to stay connected with H3A friends and colleagues. Therefore, H3A is stepping into the “new normal,” taking close care of the measures and restrictions. Fortunately there are many tools available to us using our cell phones, tablets, and computers. Virtual conversations using Zoom, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Skype allow people to continue to be part of each other’s lives. The H3A website, WhatsApp groups, and Facebook groups continue to share the spirit of H3A. Slowly, cautiously, some small groups have begun meeting in person. We hope this brief newsletter (to be published at least 2 times a month this summer) can be a helpful place to find news about H3A-related activities. Here’s to staying connected AND safe!

CINEMA PRESENTATIONS

The Sinema-Dizi Group has continued to meet this spring and summer using Zoom. Each week members are given details of a film that they watch on their own; Sundays there are discussions of the film on a Zoom meeting.

On the next two Sundays, the group invites interested H3A members to take part in special Zoom presentations in Turkish by Prof. Dr. Semiramis Yağcıoğlu.

– On Sunday 12 July at 21:00 the film to be discussed is Never Let Me Go (Beni Asla Bırakma). https://720pizle.org/izle/altyazi/never-let-me-go.html Book by Kazuo Ishiguro. Movie directed by Mark Romanek. Stars: Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, Charlotte Rampling.

– On Sunday 19 July at 21:00 the film to be discussed is Atonement (Kefaret).

If you are interested in participating, please contact the ZOOM Session moderator, Didem, no later than Sunday at 14:00 with your name, email, and telephone. She will send you the the Zoom id, password, and the link to join in directly. Contact Didem : [email protected]

 ZOOM TRAINING SESSION FOR INTEREST GROUP LEADERS

Thinking about using ZOOM for your interest group? Looking for some pointers and assistance? Have questions about helping your group members use ZOOM? All interested group leaders are invited to a ZOOM session on Monday 20 July from 15:30-16:30. Please let Emel know that you would like to participate, and you will be sent an invitation to the ZOOM session. Contact Emel : [email protected]    

WALKS

Occasionally this summer, Bob may send out messages inviting H3A members to join him on short seaside strolls. Unfortunately, curfews prevent us from walking in the cooler and healthier parts of the day. Contact Bob : [email protected]

BOOKCLUBS

Next week, two H3A bookclubs will meet on Wednesday, 15 July.

– English Reading Group 2 will meet using Messenger. Contact Annie : [email protected]  

– The English Non-Fiction Reading Group will convene in Samer’s garden. Contact Aziz : [email protected]

GAMES

Members of the Games group have begun small social gatherings at Yalıhan Otel, Bitez. No games are played. For details, contact Selmin : [email protected] or Sena : [email protected]

And last but not least, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to those born in CANCER (23 June to 22 July) !

Corona Days (10 March – 10 July 2020)

Due to the Corona restrictions, we had to stop our monthly activities for 4 months.
 
During these months, some of our planned activities and interest groups went on-line.
 
You can look them up on our website, under “On-line Activities” on the left hand side of our website.

H3A ACTIVITIES FOR MARCH 2020

Please contact the activity organizer for information or if you need a lift.

NOTE: H3A turns 10 of 22 March 2020. In honor of this occasion, 10 days of special activities have been planned, each marked 10th Anniversary Celebration below. Hope to see you at one of them!

  • 01 March Sunday Sunday Walk. Contact Bob [email protected]
  • 02 March Monday 11:00 Handicrafts Group. Contact Esin [email protected]
  • 02 March Monday 11:00 Monday English Conversation Group – Level III. Gürece. Contact Edit [email protected]
  • 02 March Monday 14:00 English Writing Circle. Gürece. Contact Martha [email protected]
  • 02 March Monday 15:00 Aegean Dancing (Sirtaki, Zeybetiko). Avenue Bodrum (Konacik). Contact Inci [email protected]
  • 03 March Tuesday 11:00 Greek Conversation Group. Gürece. Contact Camille [email protected]
  • 03 March Tuesday 13:00 HeroArt. Gürece. Contact Gülçin [email protected]
  • 04 March Wednesday 11:00 Craft / Design / Recycling Workshop. SlowArt Gallery (Konacık). Contact Camille [email protected]
  • 04 March Wednesday 11:00 Turkish Conversation Group – Level I. Gürece. Contact Nur [email protected]
  • 04 March Wednesday 11:00 Turkish Conversation Group – Level II. Gürece. Contact Vivian [email protected]
  • 04 March Wednesday 13:00 Introduction to Bridge. Yalıkavak Belediye Bridge Club. (TURKISH) Contact Nurcan [email protected]
  • 04 March Wednesday 14:00 English Reading Group. Café Köybox (Konacık). Contact Christine [email protected]
  • 04 March Wednesday 14:00 Cinema-Dizi Group. OASIS Melora Cafe. TURKISH. Contact Didem [email protected]
  • 05 March Thursday 11:00 English Conversation Group – Level II. Gürece. Contact Lale [email protected]
  • 05 March Thursday 11:00 Thursday English Conversation Group – Level III. Gürece. Contact Edit [email protected] or Bob [email protected]
  • 05 March Thursday 15:00 Presentation: “Bodrum: Memories, Documents, and Historical Stories of the Blue City” by Cezmi Çoban. TURKISH. Karia Hotel (Bodrum). Contact Reyhan: [email protected]
  • 06 March Friday 10:00 Monthly Board Meeting. Adil Korkmaz’s office (Bodrum). Contact Vivian [email protected]
  • 06 March Friday Friday Walk. Contact Bob [email protected]
  • 06 March Friday 11:00 Yoga Breathing and Stretching. Bitez Mind&Body Stüdyo. Contact Tina [email protected]
  • 06 March Friday 13:00 HeroArt. Gürece. Contact Gülçin [email protected]
  • 06 March Friday 13:30 Tea and Games (Mexican Train, Tavla, Chess, Scrabble). Yalıhan Otel (Bitez) Tüm üyeleri bekleriz. Contact Selmin [email protected] or Nurcan [email protected]
  • 07 March Saturday13:30 Herodotus Travelers Turkish Reading Group. Yaşam Vakfı Toplantı Salonu (Ortakent). Contact Canan [email protected]
  • 08 March Sunday Sunday Walk. Contact Bob [email protected]
  • 09 March Monday 11:00 Monday English Conversation Group – Level III. Gürece. Contact Edit [email protected]
  • 09 March Monday 14:00 Turkish Writing Circle. Gürece. Contact Engin [email protected]
  • 09 March Monday 15:00 Aegean Dancing (Sirtaki, Zeybetiko). Avenue Bodrum (Konacik). Contact Inci [email protected]
  • 10 March Tuesday 11:00 Greek Conversation Group. Gürece. Contact Camille [email protected]
  • 10 March Tuesday 13:00 HeroArt. Gürece. Contact Gülçin [email protected]
  • 11 March Wednesday 11:00 Craft / Design / Recycling Workshop. SlowArt Gallery (Konacık). Contact Camille [email protected]
  • 11 March Wednesday 11:00 Turkish Conversation Group – Level I. Gürece. Contact Nur [email protected]
  • 11 March Wednesday 11:00 Turkish Conversation Group – Level II. Gürece. Contact Vivian [email protected]
  • 11 March Wednesday 13:00 Introduction to Bridge. Yalıkavak Belediye Bridge Club. (TURKISH)Contact Nurcan [email protected]
  • 11 March Wednesday 13:30 TÜRDOG (Turkish Non-Fiction Reading Group), Yaşam Vakfı Merkezi (Ortakent). Contact Reyhan [email protected]
  • 11 March Wednesday Photo Walk.Contact Terry [email protected]
  • 11 March Wednesday 14:00 Mobile Photography. OASIS Melora Cafe. Contact Ferzan: [email protected]
  • 11 March Wednesday 14:00 English Non-Fiction Reading Group. İskele Café (Bitez). İNGİLİZCE Contact Aziz: [email protected]
  • 12 March Thursday 11:00 English Conversation Group – Level II. Gürece. Contact Lale [email protected]
  • 12 March Thursday 11:00 Thursday English Conversation Group – Level III. Gürece. Contact Edit [email protected] or Bob [email protected]
  • 12 March Thursday 14:00 Gürece. All members welcome. TURKISH and İNGİLİZCE. Contact Nurcan [email protected] or Martha [email protected]
  • 13 March Friday Friday Walk. Contact Bob [email protected]
  • 13 March Friday 11:00 Yoga Breathing and Stretching. Bitez Mind&Body Stüdyo. Contact Tina [email protected]
  • 13 March Friday 13:30 Tea and Games (Mexican Train, Tavla, Chess, Scrabble). Yalıhan Otel (Bitez). All members welcome. Contact Selmin [email protected] or Nurcan [email protected]
  • 13 March Friday 13:00 HeroArt. Gürece. Contact Gülçin [email protected]
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration 13 March Friday 15:00 “All That Jazz.” Presented by Eftal Köklü. OASIS Conference Salon. Contact Samer: [email protected]
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration 14 March Saturday 10:00 Kahvaltı. Manastır Otel (Bodrum). Contact Colin [email protected]
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration 14 March Saturday 18:30 Opening Reception: Photography Exhibit: “Musicians.” OASIS Sümbül Sokak. Contact Mehmet: [email protected]
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration 14 March Saturday – 22 March Photography Exhibit: “Musicians” (in honor of Jak Kohen). OASIS Sümbül Sokak.
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration 15 March Sunday 10:00 Sunday Walk. Dereköy. Contact Bob [email protected]
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration 16 March Monday 08:30-18:00 Euromos, Lake Bafa and Heraklia Day Tour. Contact Reyhan [email protected]
  • 16 March Monday 11:00 Handicrafts Group. Contact Esin [email protected]
  • 16 March Monday 11:00 Monday English Conversation Group – Level III. Gürece. Contact Edit [email protected]
  • 16 March Monday 14:00 English Writing Circle. Gürece. Contact Martha [email protected]
  • 16 March Monday 15:00 Aegean Dancing (Sirtaki, Zeybetiko). Avenue Bodrum (Konacik). Contact Inci [email protected]
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration 17 March Tuesday 11:00-18:00 Wine Tasting Trip to Mor Salkım. Contact Linda [email protected]
  • 18 March Wednesday 11:00 Craft / Design / Recycling Workshop. SlowArt Gallery (Konacık). Contact Camille [email protected]
  • 18 March Wednesday 11:00 Turkish Conversation Group – Level I. Gürece. Contact Nur [email protected]
  • 18 March Wednesday 11:00 Turkish Conversation Group – Level II. Gürece. Contact Vivian [email protected]
  • 18 March Wednesday 13:00 Introduction to Bridge. Yalıkavak Belediye Bridge Club. (TURKISH) Contact Nurcan [email protected]
  • 18 March Wednesday 14:00 Cinema-Dizi Group. OASIS Melora Cafe. TURKISH. Contact Didem [email protected]
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration 18 March Wednesday 18:30 Opening Reception: H3A Art Exhibit. Herodot Kültür Merkezi. Contact Gülçin [email protected]
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration 18 March Wednesday – 22 March H3A Art Exhibit. Herodot Kültür Merkezi.
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration 19 March Thursday 10:30 (ENGLISH) and 15:00 (TURKISH) Presentation: “Using Artificial Intelligence and Holograms in Presentations” by Sanver Günesi. Karia Otel. Contact Reyhan [email protected]
  • 19 March Thursday 11:00 English Conversation Group – Level II. Gürece. Contact Lale [email protected]
  • 19 March Thursday 11:00 Thursday English Conversation Group – Level III. Gürece. Contact Edit [email protected] or Bob [email protected]
  • 20 March Friday Friday Walk. Contact Bob [email protected]
  • 20 March Friday 11:00 Yoga Breathing and Stretching. Bitez Mind&Body Stüdyo. Contact Tina [email protected]
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration 20 March Friday 14:00 Games Tournament (Mexican Train, Tavla, Chess, Scrabble). Yalıhan Otel (Bitez). All members welcome. Contact Selmin [email protected] or Nurcan [email protected]
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration 21 March Saturday15:00 Cinema Matinee: “The Sting” (English, Turkish subtitles). OASIS Conference Salon. Contact Didem: [email protected]
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration 22 March Sunday 10:00 Arkeological Walk through Bodrum (guided by Mehmet Çuhadar). Myndos Gate. Contact Bob [email protected]
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration 22 March Sunday 18:30 Recital19:30 Yarbasan restaurant (Yahşi). Contact Linda [email protected]
  • 23 March Monday 11:00 Monday English Conversation Group – Level III. Gürece. Contact Edit [email protected]
  • 23 March Monday 14:00 Turkish Writing Circle. Gürece. Contact Engin [email protected]
  • 23 March Monday 15:00 Aegean Dancing (Sirtaki, Zeybetiko). Avenue Bodrum (Konacik). Contact Inci [email protected]
  • 24 March Tuesday 11:00 Greek Conversation Group. Gürece. Contact Camille [email protected]
  • 24 March Tuesday 13:00 HeroArt. Gürece. Contact Gülçin [email protected]
  • 25 March Wednesday 11:00 Craft / Design / Recycling Workshop. SlowArt Gallery (Konacık). Contact Camille [email protected]
  • 25 March Wednesday 11:00 Turkish Conversation Group – Level I. Gürece. Contact Nur [email protected]
  • 25 March Wednesday 11:00 Turkish Conversation Group – Level II. Gürece. Contact Vivian [email protected]
  • 25 March Wednesday 13:00 Introduction to Bridge. Yalıkavak Belediye Bridge Club. (TURKISH) Contact Nurcan [email protected]
  • 25 March Wednesday 14:00 English Reading Group. Annie’s home (Bodrum). Contact Annie [email protected]
  • 25 March Wednesday Photo Walk. Contact Terry [email protected]
  • 25 March Wednesday 14:00 Mobile Photography. OASIS Melora Cafe. Contact Ferzan [email protected]
  • 25 March Wednesday 14:00 Turkish Reading Group. Güneş Bookstore and Cafe (Bodrum). Contact Ludmila [email protected]
  • 26 March Thursday 11:00 English Conversation Group – Level II. Gürece. Contact Lale [email protected]
  • 26 March Thursday 11:00 Thursday English Conversation Group – Level III. Gürece. Contact Edit [email protected] or Bob [email protected]
  • 27 March Friday Friday Walk. Contact Bob [email protected]
  • 27 March Friday 11:00 Yoga Breathing and Stretching. Bitez Mind&Body Stüdyo. Contact Tina [email protected]
  • 27 March Friday 13:00 Bodrum Botanic Group. Alaçam Village Contact Mete [email protected]
  • 27 March Friday 13:00 HeroArt. Gürece. Contact Gülçin [email protected]
  • 27 March Friday 13:30 Tea and Games (Mexican Train, Tavla, Chess, Scrabble). Yalıhan Otel (Bitez). All members welcome. Contact Selmin [email protected] or Nurcan [email protected]
  • 28 March Saturday16:00 Birthday Party, especially for Pisces. Maride (Bitez). All members welcome. Contact Emel [email protected]
  • 29 March Sunday Sunday Walk. Contact Bob [email protected]
  • 30 March Monday 11:00 Handicrafts Group. Contact Esin [email protected]
  • 30 March Monday 11:00 Monday English Conversation Group – Level III. Gürece. Contact Edit [email protected]
  • 30 March Monday 14:00 English Writing Circle. Gürece. Contact Martha [email protected]
  • 30 March Monday 15:00 Aegean Dancing (Sirtaki, Zeybetiko). Avenue Bodrum (Konacik). Contact Inci [email protected]
  • 31 March Tuesday 11:00 Greek Conversation Group. Gürece. Contact Camille [email protected]
  • 31 March Tuesday 13:00 HeroArt. Gürece. Contact Gülçin [email protected]

UPCOMING H3A TRIPS

17 April Friday – 19 April Sunday. Southwest Anatolia Tour. Contact Mehmet [email protected]

30 April Thursday – 3 May Sunday. Aegean and Marmara Tour. Contact Mehmet [email protected]

14 May Thursday – 17 May Sunday. Aegean and Marmara Tour. Contact Mehmet [email protected]

Directions to H3A in Gürece:

Coming from Bodrum, several hundred metres after passing the leaving Yahşi sign, there is a light and left turn towards Bağla and Akyarlar. Take this left turn.

If travelling from Bodrum by dolmuş, take a dolmuş going to Turgutreis, Bağla, Gümüşlük, or Dereköy etc.

Coming from Turgutreis, take the right turn at the light at the Bağla and Akyarlar sign.

A few metres after leaving the main road, you will see the tea house on the right. Turn left here and the building is on the right, next to a hardware store and opposite a ferforje. It is a small, white, single story house with yellow window frames. There is an H3A sign on the door. Above the door it says Gürece Yerel Derneği Odası.