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Convention 2017 – Ramallah Social Club of Houston

Convention 2017

Launching a New Generation
July 6th – 9th

Every year a different city hosts the convention for the American Federation of Ramallah Palestine.  This year, Houston is honored to be the hosting city of the Annual Ramallah Convention, at the Houston Marriott Westchase, from July 6 to July 9, 2017.  We plan on having multiple events throughout the weekend for all ages, from kids/adult activities during the day, to banquets/parties at night!  We look forward to reuniting family members, meeting new people, and connecting with one another, throughout the exciting weekend we have planned for everyone.



Hotel & Transportation

Houston Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark Dr, Houston, TX 77042 (map it)

Reservation Link: AFRP discounted reservation link
Reservation Code via Phone: RSC
Phone Number:
(713) 978-7400
Room Rates:  
    $109/night Double Queen or Deluxe King  
    $149/night 1 Bedroom Suite, Sofa Bed, City View


The transportation company we are using, Aambassador Limousine & Transportation, will provide transportation to and from both Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) for the following set prices: 

  • $70 per trip one-way (Luxury Sedan)
  • $85 per trip one-way (SUV)
  • $150 per trip one-way (Van – 11 passengers)

Please go to www.aambassador.com/ramallah to make your reservations. Be sure to type in “Houston Marriott Westchase” (on Briarpark Drive) as either the Pick-Up Location or Drop-Off Location (depending on your departure/arrival to and from the hotel).

Please call 713-572-5466 or email sales@houstontransportation.com with any questions. Be sure to mention the Ramallah Convention, for discount purposes.

Hotel Amenities

  • Sleep the renowned luxury of Marriott’s signature Revive® Bedding, available in every room and suite
  • Enjoy spacious rooms and Texas-inspired décor that complements every room throughout the hotel.
  • Watch all of your favorite programs with LCD flat-panel televisions, available in every room.
  • Access the web with ease. All of our Houston hotel rooms and suites have high-speed Internet access.
  • Stay in our rooms and an ergonomic workstation area along with coffee and tea service.
  • Clean up in style; our Houston area hotel provides Bath & Body Works products to all our guests.
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor/Outdoor Pool
  • Lounges, Restaurants, and Starbucks within and surrounding Hotel


Committee/Board Members Names

Nadeem Salameh

Wafa Baba

Club President
Jeff Zaid

Clemence Eadeh
Samantha Mufarreh

Linda Zayed

Jerry Zaid

Lina Foteh

Sheena B. Foteh

Fadi Harb

Marwan Mufarreh

Banquet Seating
Daphne Baba

Joanna Zaid

Hotel Committee
Ricky Rukab
Tony Shanar
Charlie Zaid

Ad Book
Ibrahim Ganim
Hanna Shanar

Nihad Foty
Mansour Baba

Areen Baba
Lexi Shanar
Kathrine Sackllah

Information You Need To Know

Babysitting Services

We will have babysitting available in one of the rooms near the hotel lobby, from 6pm – 2am Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for a set cost, per child.

During the day, you can utilize Angel Sitters to babysit your children, if you wish to attend events. You can access their website at www.angelsitters.com for more information and pricing.  All Angel Sitters are carefully screened and are reliable, caring individuals, who are experienced in infant and child care. If you have any questions, you can contact their office directly at 713-467-0210.

Hair Salon

Hairdressers will be available by appointment only at the Houston Westchase Marriott Hotel. We will have a sign-up sheet available at Registration, to book your appointment. There is limited space. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Hair Salon will only be available on Saturday, 7/8/2017. Your hair must be ready for styling. No shampooing or haircuts will be provided.

Banquet Seating

To reserve multiple seats or a table, all badges MUST BE presented at time of reservation. One seat per badge. For multiple seats, badges must be presented for each seat. NO EXCEPTIONS! The sign-up for Banquet Seating will be available during Registration hours (see schedule of events located on our website). Reservations are made on a first-come, first-serve basis (with presented badges).

Hookah Tent

The cost per hookah/argileh is $25.00 and will be available for use in the Hookah Tent.


It is important to keep your badge on you at ALL times. Badges must be on persons for security reasons.

** Badges will be checked by security at ALL events.**

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM  Registration & Banquet Seating

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Children’s Fun House Camp (Age 4-12)

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM  Coffee Shop Al Ahleyeh

1:00 PM – Til Close   Hookah Tent

6:00 PM – 2:00 AM  Babysitting

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Hospitality Night Buffet Dinner

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM  Mechanical Bull Ride

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM  Tween Entertainment (Age 7-11)

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM  Teen DJ Party (Age 12-17)

9:30 PM – 2:00 AM  Arabic Lounge Party (Age 18-45)

10:00 PM – 2:00 AM  Hospitality Hafla

             ALL DAY       Ladies Lounge (Bingo & Bunko)

8:00 AM – 12:00 AM  Coffee Shop Al Ahleyeh

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Registration & Banquet Seating

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Federation General Assembly Meeting

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Children’s Fun House Camp (Age 4-12)

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Leadership Ramallah Meeting

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM  Ladies Tatreez Tea Party

1:00 PM – Til Close    Hookah Tent

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM  AFRP Proactive Mission Series to Palestine
                                    Speakers: Andrew Holt & Jacek Lubecki

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM  The Palestinian American Community:
                                   Challenges, Opportunities, & Aspirations        
                                     Speakers: Samer Khalaf & Shukri Taha

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM   Casino Night (Age 18 & Older)

6:00 PM – 2:00 AM   Babysitting

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM  Tween Game Night(Age 7-11)

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM  Teen Karaoke Night (Age 12-17)

9:00 PM – 2:00 AM   Arabic Hafla

9:00 PM – 2:00 AM   Adult Disco Night (Age 46 & Older)

9:30 PM – 2:00 AM   Illumination Party (Age 18-45)

       ALL DAY               Ladies Lounge (Bingo & Bunko)

6:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Hair Salon / Make-Up

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Coffee Shop Al Ahleyeh

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Registration & Banquet Seating

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Federation General Assembly Meeting

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM   Children’s Fun House Camp (Age 4-12)

1:00 PM – Til Close  Hookah Tent

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM  Ramallah Jeopardy

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM  Banquet Night Cocktail Hour

6:00 PM – 2:00 AM  Babysitting

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM  Banquet Night Dinner

9:00 PM – 2:00 AM  Banquet Hafla

12:00 AM – 3:00 AM  Coffee Shop Al Ahleyeh (Sunday Morning)

            ALL DAY         Ladies Lounge (Bingo & Bunko)