The Crescent Peace Society Proudly Presents....
2014 Regional Conference – Another Successful Annual Dinner and Workshop!
August 18, 2014
On behalf of our officers, Board, and our many volunteers, we wish to thank you for making our 18th Annual Awards Dinner a memorable and enjoyable evening! The feedback has been positive with some suggesting that this was the biggest Crescent Peace Society events yet. We were humbled by the community response as over 300 guests filled the Marriott’s ballroom for the event. This year’s keynote speaker, Hollywood actor Faran Tahir (pictured above), spoke about his experience as “An American Muslim in Hollywood: Bridging Faith and Work.” He was joined by Haroon Ullah, PhD who works with the U.S. State Department. Dr. Ullah had also led a workshop titled “The Extra Edge: 7 Skills for Successful Leadership and Negotiation.”
Community awards distributed that night are listed below:
Peace Award: Mayor Michael Copeland, Olathe, Kansas
Lifetime Achievement Award: Mayor Peggy Dunn, Leawood, Kansas
Arts and Cultural Enrichment Award: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Education Award: University of Missouri at Kansas City Chancellor Leo Morton
Community Service Award:The Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA)
Journalism Award: Dr. Haroon Ullah, US State Department
2013 Annual Dinner – Thank You for Making it a Success!
August 25, 2013
The Crescent Peace Society would like to thank the Kansas City community for participating in our latest successful annual dinner. This year’s dinner, our seventeenth consecutive, was attended by nearly three-hundred guests. Sabrina Siddiqui (pictured left), a Politics Reporter for the Huffington Post and a frequent guest on cable news networks, spoke about the night’s theme “Unity through Diversity.” She shared her journey from a young girl to a respected journalist and provided insight on the media’s successes and failures in telling the stories of Muslims and other diverse groups.
The efforts and successes of several local figures were recognized by several awards given out after dinner. These included including Mayor Carl Gerlach of Overland Park, Former U.S. Representative Dennis Moore and the Tufail family, owners of Chai Shai. A complete list of award winners is below. The night ended with a mandolin performance by local artist and engineer, Sam.
Business Award - Chai Shai
Journalism Award - Deron Lee
Humanitarian Award – Dr. Azhar Latif, Crescent Clinic Founder
Education Award - Mary Baker
Community Service Award - Shakeel Khan
Peace - Mayor Carl Gerlach, Overland Park, KS
Lifetime Achievement – Honorable Dennis Moore, Former Member of U.S. House of Representatives.
Syed Farrukh Shabbir MD Memorial Scholarship - Deadline March 31, 2015
2014 Thanksgiving Turkey Drive, Sat. Nov. 22, 2013
CPS Calls On GOP To Repudiate Incendiary Comments Of Republican Party Official Gavin Ellzey
CPS Annual Picnic,
Sunday, June 22nd 2014
Interfaith Event - THE MIRACLES OF JESUS - Saturday APRIL 12,
Interfaith Event - Shared Beliefs Saturday Jan. 18, 2014
2013 ThanksGiving Turkey Drive, Sat. Nov. 23, 2013
CPS Annual Dinner, Saturday August 24th 2013
CPS Annual Picnic, Sunday June 23rd 2013
CPS 16th Annual Dinner Photos
Annual Dinner, Saturday September 8th 2012
Annual Picnic, Sunday July 8th 2012
15th Annual Dinner Photos
15th Annual Dinner Saturday Sept. 17th, 2011
session on CAIR
CPS Annual Picnic Sunday June 19th
CPS Annual Dinner Sunday Sept. 26th,
CPS 14th Annual Dinner
Political Role in Islam - Asim Zaidi