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About The Syrian American Club

The Syrian American Club was founded in 1991 by a group of individuals who believed in the strength and quality of the Syrian community in Houston.

In the early sixties, the Syrian community consisted mostly of college students and young professionals, but over the years, the number of Syrians living in Houston has grown substantially, and our now diverse community has matured in many ways.

Today, Syrian Americans in Houston number in the thousands and are an integral part of the social-economic fabric of the city. Our men and women are active, law-abiding members of society. They are store owners and students. They are doctors, lawyers and engineers, and they are seasoned businessmen and aspiring entrepreneurs. Some are struggling while others are successful. But diverse as our backgrounds may be, we all have one thing in common; we value our heritage and the family and friends we left behind.

The Syrian American Club provides a sense of community to its members, and its many activities are aimed at both social and philanthropic purposes. The Club hosts several picnics and gatherings a year, it offers Arabic Language Classes, it raises money for scholarships, and it joins with other organizations to support educational and cultural programs.


Dr. Riad Chehlaoui
Mr. Bassam Barazi
Mrs. Lina Salek


Mr. Bassam Barazi

Mr. Amer Al-Nahhas

Vice President
Mrs. Jala Barazi

Mrs. Judy Sultan

Mrs. Maysa Wafai

Mr. Samer Al-Azem
Mr. Mazen Bishara
Mrs. Rula Jabri
Mrs. Hadeel Mujarkesh
Dr. Reem Sabouni
Dr. Zaher Shebib
Mr. Omar Shishakly

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