H3A ACTIVITIES NEWSLETTER 4 –July-August 31

Friends are taking advantage of the chance to gather at Gürece and other places. Here is a brief update. We wish everyone a safe and happy summer !

Presentations
July 18 (Sunday at 21:00)
Title: Car Story (Turkish)
Presenter: Eftal Köklü on Zoom  (later posted on H3A website)

August 29 (Sunday, at 21:00 )
Title: An Overview of Cultural Tourism in Muğla (Turkish)
Presenter: Mehmet Çuhadar on Zoom (later posted on H3A website)

Video on YouTube :
Halicarnassus Mosaics (English) by Mehmet Çuhadar
https://youtu.be/yW-1FeA-swE

Contact Samer: [email protected] or  Didem :  [email protected]


Activities and Interest Groups

Beach Days: (Fridays at 11:00)
Date and location announced on WhatsApp and Google Group

Contact Lale : [email protected] or on WhatsApp

 

Yoga Group (Tuesdays at 11:00)
Location: Gürece
Contact Nurhan : [email protected]

 

Turkish Conversation Group, Level I (Wednesdays at 11:00)
Location: Gürece
Contact Nur: [email protected]


Photography Group
(dates agreed between group members)
Produces a documentary video on Halicarnassos Walls. Occasionally meeting in Gürece

Contact Mehmet : [email protected]

 

Cinema Dizi Group (Thursdays at 11:00) (Turkish)
Location: Gürece
Contact Didem:  [email protected]

 

Informal Bridge Group  (Fridays at 11:00)
Location: Gurece
Contact Kevin Krespi :  [email protected]

 

Games Group (Fridays at 14:00)
Location: Gürece

Contact Selmin: [email protected]

 
Interest Group Coordinator : Didem Keremoğlu  [email protected]

 

Enjoy summer vacation!

Summer Activities Newsletter

H3A Summer 2021 Activities Newsletter 3       21 June 2021

Welcome!  Summer has begun, and life here in Bodrum now includes more opportunities to be together with friends. Some H3A activities will be happening during the summer months; of course, informal connections between members will continue. NOTE: Most H3A events are on hold until the end of summer, when they will be announced in the September newsletter.

OGM

The H3A Ordinary General Meeting will be held this Friday, 25 Jun, 2021 at 14:00 at the Karya Hotel in Bodrum. Finally! All members are encouraged to attend and to participate in discussion of H3A going forward. In addition there will be the election of the new boards and auditors (who will serve until the spring of 2022). Masks and social distancing will be in place. Hope to see you there. You are encouraged to come a few minutes early so as to be able to sign in the membership book.

Presentations

Zoom presentations will continue through the summer, one Sunday a month. Watch your Google Group emails. Contact Samer: [email protected]

Other Activities

Beach Days :One-Hour Seaside Strolls have been replaced by once-a-week Beach Days, to be announced on WhatsApp and Google Group. Contact Lale [email protected]  or by WhatsApp.

Walks: If weather permits, occasional walks may be announced on the H3A google group. 

Social activities like breakfasts and informal gatherings if scheduled will be announced.

Interest Groups

Art and Culture Groups

HeroArt (resuming soon) at Gürece. Contact Gulçin [email protected]

The Photography Group : This summer 10 members led by Mehmet Uyargil will be completing a documentary with a scenario on the newly uncovered Bodrum walls. 

Cinema Dizi Group (informal sessions) (Turkish). Contact Didem: [email protected]  

 

Konuşma Grupları will resume in the fall.

Reading Groups will resume in the September or October.

 

We hope to see you all at the OGM on Friday and wish you a healthy and peaceful summer holiday…

Martha Patrick (for the H3A Board)

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.