Establishing Michigan Chapter
The first successful attempt to build an organization for the Beit Sahour community in Michigan started during a planned Christmas Day meeting at a local restaurant in Flint Michigan in 1989. At that meeting the idea was developed and discussed. The legal work was underway, and the Arab American Beit Sahour Association was born. Due to distance travel, and lack of communications among other issues the Association became more concerned with the Flint area Beit Sahour community. At the early 1990’s we had a very effective and socially active Association. The general assembly meetings took place at Easter day dinner every year, executive committees elected, reports submitted, and association business discussed. Many activities took place such as picnics, parties, educational meetings, the monthly family fun meetings, Debka group, and Arabic language classes.