DG Shawkat Tadros conducted his second visit to the Lebanese clubs from the 11th until the 14th of December. 

The visit started by meeting the Rotary Club of Metn Gate, followed by a dinner hosted by the Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan. 

The second day featured meeting with 3 clubs, Metn, Kesrouan and Byblos, followed by a dinner in Byblos.

The governor head on the 3rd day towards the southern part of Lebanon, where he started his day by meeting with the Rotary Club of Chouf and lunching with them, followed by heading northbound towards the northern part of Lebanon where he met with three Rotary clubs in sequence, the Rotary Clubs of Batroun, Koura and Zgharta Zawie, where he was hosted for dinner. 

On the 4th day, the governor inaugurated a project for the Rotary Club of Zgharta Zawieh, an installation of two water filtration systems in two schools. The governor headed afterwards to Tripoli where he started his visit by meeting with the Rotary Club of Tripoli Cosmopolis, followed by a meeting with the Rotary Club of Tripoli Maarad and a joint lunch with the two clubs. The governor continued his tour by visiting the Rotary Clubs of Tripoli Elmina and Tripoli.

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.

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
Published in Club News

"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
Published in Club News

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 . 

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