Dr. Essie Adibi
Our January Keynote Speaker, Dr. Esmael Adibi Director Anderson Center Chapman University will talk about the 2007 Economic Forecast For The U.S., California & Orange County. This is a very popular program. We encourage you to RSVP.

Date: Thursday January 11, 2007 (6:30 p.m.)
Place: Hilton Hotel (Across John Wayne Airport)
18800 MacArthur Blvd.
Irvine, California, 92612 Tel: 949-833-9999
Admission & Dinner: Members: $35 Visitors: $45
Info: 949-851-3993 info@nipoc.org

First Iranian-American Female Space Explorer & Ambassador
Anousheh Ansari
Join us to congratulate Anousheh Ansari First Iranian-American Female Space Explorer.

The first female spaceflight participant will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on September 18, 2006 en route to the International Space Station (ISS) along with the Expedition 14 crew members: NASA astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin.
’By reaching this dream I´ve had since childhood, I hope to tangibly demonstrate to young people all over the world that there is no limit to what they can accomplish,” said Anousheh Ansari, chairman and co-founder of Prodea Systems, Inc.

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We are proud to announce that NIPOC member, Nadia Babayi was selected as The City of Irvine's 2005 "Citizen of the Year". This title recognizes an individual who resides in Irvine and has contributed time and talent to charitable, educational, and civic activities, which positively impact the city and its residents.

An active member of NIPOC, Nadia joined our organization in 1987. In addition to serving as President in 1988, she has been a member of our advisory Board since 2001. Nadia has been involved in many volunteer activities in the community, including creation of a chapter (as co-founder) for Child Foundation Charity International in Southern California.

Nadia currently works as the Director of Development for STOP-GAP, a non-profit organization with the Mission of using theatre as a therapeutic and educational tool to make a positive difference in individual lives. STOP-GAP programs reach over 45,000 children, teens, and adults in Southern California every year. Nadia was honored at "Irvine Celebrates" gala organized by Irvine Chamber of Commerce, on June 23, 2006. Congratulations to Nadia, her husband Farrokh and son Kian. You are the best!
As another indication of Iranian American success stories, we are pleased to announce that fellow NIPOC member, Dr. Shahram (Shawn) Rahmani has received a prestigious medal from the head of NASA, Dr. Michael Griffin.

Bill Gerstenmaier, Dr. Rahmani,NASA Admin. Dr. Griffin
Bill Gerstenmaier, Dr. Rahmani,NASA Admin. Dr. Griffin

Dr. Shahram (Shawn) Rahmani works at Boeing as a Senior Technical Fellow. He has worked over 26 years on the US and international space programs, including two major space systems; the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. What is significant is that Dr. Rahmani is the only Iranian American to receive this medal from NASA's Administrator, Dr. Griffin.

The Exceptional Public Service Medal was presented to Dr. Rahmani at a ceremony held in January 2006 at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Rahmani was honored for his technical contributions as a member of the NASA Task Force/Advisory Expert Council Joint Commission in resolving safety and operational issues of the International Space Station and for enhancing the working relationship between NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency. Dr. Rahmani's achievement should be encouraging for all Iranian Americans, especially the younger generation who wants to advance in the areas of science and technology. As a community we are proud of Dr. Rahmani and wish him success in his future programs.

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