People’s Choice Winner


Maysoun Y. Seman, who’s faith inspired artwork graced our cover last month has been named People’s Choice Winner for her mixed media artwork titled “Mary and Elizabeth – The Visitation” in the Seventh Juried Catholic Arts Exhibition, part of a multimedia show of religious-themed art at The Saint Vincent Gallery at Saint Vincent College. This award is based solely on ballots cast by visitors to the exhibition during its month-long run.

A total of 44 works by artists from 17 states and three countries were included in the unique exhibition where artists worked in mixed media, stainless steel, oil, acrylic, photography, watercolor, cast stone, plaster, fabric and others.

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A Priestly Ordination

Fr. Daniel Shaba and Fr. Peter Patros are the newest priests at the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego. Fr. Daniel and Fr. Peter were ordained alongside each other on December 19.

New Board of Directors Elected

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The Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual board elections on Wednesday, November 14 at the Shenandoah Country Club. This year, 15 chamber members ran to fill the seven open seats. About 200 members attended the event to vote for their next board of directors.

2019 CACC/CCF Board of Directors
Executive Board

Chairman: Sylvester Sandiha
Executive Vice Chairman: Patrick Tomina
Vice Chairman: Michael Sarafa
Treasurer: Saad Abbo
Secretary: Eman Jajonie-Daman
Executive Committee Members: Nahid Elyas, M.D., Joe Hurshe, Jason Najor

CACC Directors

Jason Abro
Ron Babbie
Salam Elia
Caldin Konja
Michael Romaya
Anthony Toma