Dear Fellow Alumni, 

A warm welcome to the entire Harvard community in Turkey! It is a great pleasure to be serving
as the President of the Harvard Club.

Harvard is a lifelong journey and the truly global influence of the Harvard Alumni Association
offers us an exciting environment to continue this extraordinary experience. Our mission is to
facilitate the development of a lasting network of communication offering alumni the
opportunity to connect with each other to build relationships and exchange ideas. As the
incoming President, I myself and my team firmly believe in building and developing Harvard
Alumni and in promoting an environment of productive networking. My hope is that we can
continue to nurture this wonderful spirit in the coming years through connecting more alums
and make our Club more active.  

With the support and participation of Harvard Alumni, we will continue our past success and
strive for inspiring opportunities for the Club. I would, therefore, like to encourage you to give
us your thoughts and ideas and participate in our activities. 
On the social and academic fronts, the club has hosted many events and activities including the
Global Networking Night which was organized on the same date as other Harvard Clubs
worldwide. These events keep old Harvard friendships united, and allow new friendships to

Together as a community, Harvard alumni are passionate about serving society. Over the years
our one of the primary objectives has been to provide a platform for distinguished keynote
speakers from the Harvard community.  We have therefore been both honored and
privileged to listen to the ideas of leading specialists at our dinner meetings.

I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the board of directors for their efforts and
contributions and to all volunteers for making this club excel. Please feel free to contact our
Club directly with ideas, suggestions, or questions.

I am looking forward to meeting you all in another great year and wishing you a peaceful,
healthy and happy new year. Thank you.

Dr. Recep Bildik (MPA’07)
Harvard Club of Turkey