American Muslim and Arabic Culture Association at the USPTO
Formally known as Islamic and Arab American Association (IAAA), we’ve been around since 2001. AMACA, as we know it today, was officially chartered, incorporated and granted official Volunteer Employee Organization (VEO) status by the USPTO in 2011.
Our members makes us amongst the most active affinity groups at the PTO. From professional development to mentoring opportunities, AMACA members are always there to serve. Amongst its most notable achievements are PTO wide fundraisers for the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), recruiting mentors for the inaugural year of the PTO’s New Examiner Mentoring Program (NEMP), sponsoring and participating in the PTO’s celebration of National Engineers Week (e-Week), and hosting, with other PTO affinity groups, students in the DMV area for a day-long hands-on program at USPTO headquarters.
To establish an effective presence and promote the positive contributions of Muslim and Arab Americans at the USPTO.
We aim to assist the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) in promoting and effecting the full and equitable representation of its Muslim and Arab employees by enhancing their career and professional development and publicizing their contributions, accomplishments, and capabilities; support and promote the diversity goals of the USPTO; inform USPTO employees about the broad and diverse cultural and social heritage of the Muslim and Arab American communities and encourage the celebration of that heritage; and foster a working environment at the USPTO that is free of prejudice, bias and stereotypes.
You can find us at many of the PTO events such as PTO Community Day and the International Food-Sample Festival. You can also participate in our weekly Iftar dinners (during Ramadan) as well as our weekly Friday congregational prayer, Jumuah prayer.
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It is easy and affordable to become a member. AMACA is only open for USPTO employees. Simply download our Membership Form, fill out it and email it, fax it or drop it off to one of the following people:
a) Ahmad Matar: Ahmad.Matar (KNX 7D79)
b) Hasan Ahmed: Hasan.Ahmed (REM 10C15)
c) Shan Elahi: Shan.Elahi (JEF 4B41)
d) Sherief Badawi: Sherief.Badawi (RND 9A75)
Donate to support the many charitable and educational initiatives that AMACA leads. There are many ways for you to donate:
~ Donate your time by participating in one of our activities;
~ Donate items to one of our collections or drives;
~ Donate your money where 100% of your money will be given to the program of your choice.
Send your donations via Google Wallet (wallet.google.com) to: email@example.com
IMPORTANT: When donating money or items, please include a message which mentions the specific charitable program you’re contributing to.
President: Menatoallah Youssef
Vice-President: Umar Cheema
Secretary: Samah Beg
Treasurer: Ramy Osman
Representative: Shawki Ismail
Immediate Past-President: Asad Nawaz
At-Large Board Members:
Dulany Street Alexandria, VA 22314