On February 12, 2012, HBSCA hosted the Annual Meeting at the Turquoise Center in Houston. Over 30 members attended the meeting during which the HBSCA teamleads presented the plans for the coming year and sollicited input and ideas for the 2012 HBSCA program. Highlights for the year include the upcoming Novruz Celebration and the plans for participation in the Turkic Festival in the fall. More about those plans will be shared on our facebook page in the near future. The annual meeting also included an overview of the organizational structure, an introduction of the organization’s leadership team, a membership (re)enrolment excercise and the election of Melissa West as Secretary to the Board. A special thank you goes to our friends from Turkish House for their hospitality and to all our friends who joined us at the meeting and who brought delicious sweets to share with all.