• Breathe, Move, Meditate • Redmond Library

January 4, 2018

An introductory session of Qigong, an ancient mind-body practice, was held at the Redmond Library. Attendees experienced some of the breathing method and flowing movements of Qigong that helps to release stress from body and eases the tension.
This introduction was led by Ferhan Uzkut and Kathy Fogarty, two seasoned Yuan Qigong teachers

A group of people sitting in a circle People practining Qigong People practining Qigong People practining Qigong Turkcha's president giving thank you cards to the Qigong instructor Turkcha's president giving thank you cards to the Qigong instructor

• Finding Home Away From Home • Redmond Library

December 11, 2017

Our guest speaker Alejandra Chaparro, a Venezuelan-born woman, is physician-turned-coach member of the International Coach Federation. She shared her experiences about being an immigrant and joining the community.

Turkcha's president Dilek Anderson with Alejandra Chaparro Group picture of attendees All attendees are sitting in a circle and sharing experiences

• Hope, Dread, and Happiness in a New Land • Lake Hills Library

November 15, 2017

The presenter Dr. Piyale Cömert is a neuropsychologist and psychoanalyst who has a clinical practice in Seattle. She talked about the challenges of immigrants and ways to cope and adapt in order to build a happy life in a new land.

Dr. Piyale Comert talking about her experience as an immigrant Dr. Piyale Comert talking to one of our attendees Turkcha's board member giving a thank you card to Dr. Piyale Comert People getting together People getting together Attendees listening to the presentation

• Green Cleaning • Bellevue City Hall

March 23, 2015

Would you like to learn how to make your own nontoxic cleaners or to decide which products are truly “green”? Want to reduce your use of products with Poison, Danger, Warning, or Caution on the label? As Turkcha, we learned great information from speaker Sam Wilder at the city of Bellevue green cleaning workshop.

Participants in green cleaning event. Green Cleaning event. Green Cleaning event.

• Resume Workshop • Redmond Library

February 27, 2015

Amanda Johnson, Career Consultant and Job searh Instructor, explained how important to build a resume while searching a job. She teaches a very successful job search program at Bellevue College for non-native speakers. They give priority to low-income, Bellevue residents, and if there is space, they can include non-Bellevue residents.
Here is the link to the program: bellevuecollege.edu

You can also reach her two handouts below that she shared in the workshop:
• Anatomy of a Good Cover Letter
• Cover Letter Template

Participants are listening the speaker. Participants are listening the speaker. Participants are listening the speaker. Resume workshop speaker is accepting her plaque. Resume workshop speaker is with her plaque.

• Immigrants Happiness • Bellevue Library

April 16, 2014

"Being happy in a second home as immigrants" was presented by Dr. Piyale Comert, PhD, who is a Clinical Psychologist specialist. She shared her knowledge about diverse experience and gave attendees hints about how to adopt your new home.

Participants are listening Dr. Piyale Comert's speech. Turkca's founder is speaking with lecturer. Participants are listening Dr. Piyale Comert's speech.

• Being Happy • Bellevue Library

March 4, 2014

"3 secrets to being really happy" was presented by Harsimrit Kaur Khalsa.

Group picture with Harsimrit Kaur Khalsa.

• Eat Healthy • Redmond Library

March 9, 2014

"How should we eat more healthy products?" was presented by Parastu Sharabin. As we are learning many details about products label, we also celebrated Women's Day.

• No to Drugs • Redmond Library

January 25, 2014

"Save future, say no to drugs and Alcohol" was presented by Gulay Gulek, ACNP. Guest speaker was Art Dahlen.

• Saving Money • Bellevue Library

January 11, 2014

"How to maximize your saving by using coupons, rewards, cashbacks..." was presented by Mary Lopez. She shared her own experiences with attendees.