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Rotary Clubs in Lebanon organized a huge campaign and joint efforts to gather and distribute 4,259 food boxes and 1,598 necessity bundles to people in need around Lebanon. The efforts were joint work by all the clubs.

In 2019 Rotary Clubs Rustavi international and Tbilisi Ambassador joined Global Teachers prize supporters team in Georgia. Clubs gave prize to member of top 10-teachers Melori Tskvitaia. During award ceremony it was TV and Facebook broadcasting and lot of interested people aware that Georgian Rotary clubs supported Teachers award.

The Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan (District 2452), in partnership with the Rotary Club of Lebanon, Indiana (District 6560), and the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg, Florida (District 6950), as well as contributions from private donors, secured a global grant from The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International to help provide a complete dental clinic and state of the art ophthalmology equipment to the Elpis HOME Clinic in Fanar, Lebanon.

Health Outreach to The Middle East (HOME) was established in 1990 in the USA by Arab-American medical professionals with the aim to reach the underserved and displaced population of the Middle East. HOME has developed fixed and mobile clinics in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq. HOME staff and volunteers are committed local healthcare workers trained in reaching out to people with the message of Love and Hope through medical and humanitarian services.

The handover ceremony of the new dental and ophthalmology clinics took place on November 24 at the Elpis HOME Clinic. It was attended by the President of HOME Lebanon, Dr. Kamal Badre, the President of the Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan, Mr. Adib Mounla, the Korean Ambassador, his
excellency Young Dae Kwon, as well as a number of Rotarians, HOME staff, & guests. 

Exceptional times need exceptional measures. In view of the difficult economic situation that the country is going through, the club have decided to gear all its efforts to humanitarian projects where we have planned a series of initiatives focusing on volunteering and donations of all sort to help alleviate the pressure on those who need it most.

The first action focused on 100 food packages donation distributed in different regions through “Offre Joie” & “Bassme” NGOs. Another 100 food packages will be distributed next week to reach maximum number of families.

This initiative was carried as Rotary Beirut Cadmos family where we involved both our Rotaract clubs AUB and Cadmos rallying together as “hearts beating like one”.

Simple acts that matter.

November 30, 2019
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"Mooneh Boxes" from Beirut Cedars

The current crisis we are facing and the increasing poverty level in Lebanon encouraged our club to initiate the “Mouneh Boxes” project, in collaboration with the Lebanese Food Bank; we are packing boxes, each supply food for a family of 4 persons for a duration of 20 days.

Rotary Club Beirut Cedars was able to supply in rounds I & II; 328 boxes to feed 1,312 persons; we are preparing now for round 3 with so far funds raised for 683 boxes.
Our target is 100.000 families. We are considering repeating this action several times during this Rotary year, as we feel the positive impact of what we are doing on the community we live in.

What started as a one line collaboration between 2 entities is now growing and engaging numerous parties from Rotary Clubs, Local and International NGOs, Councils, Inter-Country Committees... and Lebanese living abroad have pitched in to help too, by conducting fundraising activities to raise the needed funds to allocate more food to more families in need.


The Rotary Club of Tripoli Mina organized a boat trip to the Palm Islands from 1 till 7 pm dedicated for Polio awareness. We flew the End Polio Now flags and wore T-shirts and Caps in order to raise awareness to other people in their boats around us and on the Palm Islands - not to forget social media. 

Rotary Club of Tripoli Maarad hanged a huge banner in one of the main city's buildings to spread awareness about Polio eradication

October 24, 2019
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Tripoli Explores Polio

A Day in Tripoli was an event organized by Rotary Club of Tripoli on Sunday 13/10/2019. More than 70 Rotarians wearing End Polio Now T-Shirts were touring Tripoli, exploring the city as never seen before. The group visited the old souks of Tripoli, tasted the delicious food of the old restaurants all over the city and experienced the generosity of the beautiful Tripolitans citizens.  

RC Beirut Cosmopolitan is in the final stages to establish an Interact Club. Till then, our Young potential Interact members have chosen Polio as first activity for their club. They have prepared the attached Video that was heavily shared on Social Media and other social media platforms. The attached video covers what is Polio, vaccination,  promotion of  the accomplishments of Rotary, how to learn more and where to donate. 

Moveover, a session was presented by PP Habib Bassoul on October 15th, 2019 during which PP Bassoul presented the accomplishments of Rotary to eradicate Polio from the world. 

During the session PP Habib also played the video and other material prepared by Rotary International  related to End Polio Now . 

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years (since 1985). We as the Rotary Club of Kyrenia St. Hilarion, organised several fund raising and rising awareness activities due to 24 October being the World Polio Day. Eradicating Polio from the surface of the world is one of the most important mission of the Rotary.

On 20 October 2019, Our Past President Sertaç Gümüş ran 10K in Lefkoşa (Nicosia) Marathon with his ‘I Ran To End Polio’ slogan red t-shirt. On the same day the members of Rotary Club of Kyrenia St. Hilarion participated in the 4K march with "End Polio" printed t-shirts.  

During the march, club’s 2019-20 president Bedia Kale had a short interview with a local TV station and talked about Polio awarenes and activities of Rotary Club of Kyrenia St. Hilarion.

"End Polio" fund raising dinner was held on 24 October 2019 organized by Rotary Club of Kyrenia St. Hilarion together with the Rotary Club of Kyrenia Liman. Income generated from this activity with the sale of several raffle tickets and from the sale of an auction of an "End Polio" printed t-shirt is being donated to the Rotary Polio Fund. Guest speaker Cypriot Mrs. İnci Erdemel who had contracted polio when she was only 1.5 years old back in the early 1960’s shared her experiences and difficuties with this illness. hile talking about polio in the night. On the same day Mrs. İnci Erdemel and IP Alev Alp attended a Can Gazi’s A Cup of conversation local TV (BRT) program recording and this will be aired on 6 November 2019.

In the meanwhile ‘End Polio’ awareness posters were displayed at some bus stops of Lefkoşa (Nicosia) capital city of North Cyprus.

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