5th Annual Toast the Hosts
Thursday, March 2, 2017
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
1304 N Kenosha Ave
Tulsa, OK 74106
Tulsa Global Alliance cordially invites you, our professional and home hosts, to Toast the Hosts, our celebration of the wonderful Tulsans who have opened their homes and places of business to U.S. State Department international visitors brought to Oklahoma by TGA in 2016.
Please join us for an evening of international food, refreshments, and music as we honor our outstanding 2016 hosts.
Our featured speaker: Rachel Ijams
Rachel Ijams is currently a senior at Booker T. Washington High School. She attended Zarrow International Elementary School, where she learned Spanish. This immersion experience sparked her love for languages and cultures, which eventually led her to Tulsa Global Alliance. Through TGA, she has served as both a U.S. Youth Ambassador to Brazil in 2014 and a participant in the Iraqi Young Leader Exchange Program in 2015. During the summer of 2016, Rachel interned with TGA, working with students from Belarus and Iraq. At school, Rachel is the President of both the Model United Nations club and the National Honor Society. She participates in several community service organizations, such as Youth Philanthropy Initiative. Along with her family, she has hosted students from Brazil, Mexico and Costa Rica. In the future, Rachel hopes to study history and economics, travel, and work in the field of International Relations.
Alisa Dougless and Barbara Moschovidis
Toast the Hosts Co-Chairs
TGA Vice-Chair of International Visitors
Many Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors:
- Pei Wei Asian Diner
- Zoës Kitchen
- Roka Bar and Asian Flavors
- Golden Saddle BBQ
- Whole Foods
- Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
- Marshall Brewing Company
- DJ Spencer LG
The 4th Annual Toast the Hosts was held March 8, 2016, at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. It was a great evening for honoring our professional and home hosts-the wonderful Oklahomans who host the U.S. State Department international visitors brought to Oklahoma by TGA
Our outstanding host award winners:
Outstanding Professional Host – Office of Congressman Jim Bridenstine
Outstanding Professional Nonprofit Host – Community Service Council
Outstanding Home Stay Host – Edwin and Tabitha Oriewo
Outstanding Home Hospitality Dinner Host – Sam Peled and Jane Mudgett
Outstanding Above and Beyond Hosts – Judy and Charles Glenn
Outstanding At Large Host – Clark Frayser
Thank you to our wonderful Toast the Host Supporters:
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
Golden Saddle BBQ Steakhouse
Holiday Inn City Center
Roka Asian Cuisine
Thanks to all who participated and made it a great day for Citizen Diplomacy!