Assyrian American Association of San Jose is the Northern California Affiliate organization of Assyrian United Organizations of California with the purpose to preserve and promote the Assyrian language, heritage, and culture among all Assyrians next to its charitable missions.
As the proud host of the 53rd Annual AUOC State Convention, the Assyrian American Association of San Jose is pleased to promote programs in line with its purpose and those of the AUOC to develop, coordinate and promote joint activities among affiliates in planning this convention to strengthen Assyrian culture, heritage and language.
Chairwoman - Rochelle Yousefian
Co-Chair - Ramsin Pavel
Treasurer - Frida Malekdavood
Education - Firas Jatou
Youth Summit - Nardin Sarkis
Children's Camp, Camp Anki - Sabrina Sarkis
Creative Shows - Monika Malekdavood
Athletic - Andy Yonan
Gaming - Ninos Yadegar
Facility Manager - Diana Bauer
Volunteer - Diana Oshkou
Sales, Promotions and Prizes - Alis Bertos
Vendors - Diana Bauer
Cooking Competitions - Mary Yadegar
Meet, Great and Eat - Mary Yadegar
Ishtar Night Talent Show - Linda Sarkis Zaia
Banquet Event - Diana Bauer
Event Designers - Juliet Odisho, Evelyn Yousef, Diana Babakhanian, Scarlet Baba
Doomara Dance Group - Domarina Beitpolice
Auditors - Fred Babasi, Lodmen Baza, Hawal Hawel
Graphics Design & Web Solutions - Sherbi Daniel-Badal
Soccer - Zaya Shahbaz Arami
Basketball - Antoine Sarkis
Raquet Sports & Volleyball - Broniel Benyamin
Editor in Chief - Sherbi Daniel-Badal
Sponsorship & Advertisements - Homer Benjamin, Elena Hormozi
Sales Coordinators - Alis Bertos, Diana Bauer, Ninveh Oksar, Rochelle Yousefian
Did you notice the Assyrian names in the Registration packages and tickets? Here are the meanings of each:
Ashurbanipal: Ashurbanipal was the last of the great kings of Assyria. His name means "the god Ashur is creator of an heir".
Shamiram: Queen Shamiram is the only woman ever to have ruled the mighty Assyrian Empire.
Sargon: Sargon of Akkad, also known as Sargon the Great, was the first ruler of the Akkadian Empire, known for his conquests of the Sumerian city-states in the 24th to 23rd centuries BC.
Apkalu: Wise men who were the teachers of human kind.
Enki: Enki was the god of crafts, water, intelligence, mischief and creation.
Gilgamesh: Gilgamesh was a historical king of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk, a major hero in ancient Mesopotamian mythology, and the protagonist of the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem written in Akkadian during the late second millennium BC.
Adad: Weather god of the Babylonian and Assyrian pantheon, Adad had a twofold aspect, being both the giver and the destroyer of life.
Nabu: Nabu was the patron god of scribes, literacy, and wisdom. He was also the inventor of writing, a divine scribe, and the patron god of the rational arts.
Ishtar: An ancient Mesopotamian goddess associated with love, beauty, sex, desire, fertility, war, justice, and political power.