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We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Phoenicia Hotel
Minet El Hosn
Carthage Room
Beirut,  0000
Lebanon
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Stories
Three new members joined RC Beirut Cosmopolitan: Joelle Feghali, Wael Hamdan and Salah Damer. The pinning ceremony took place during the September Dinner Meeting.  
RCBC was honored to welcome DGN Theodore Panagos (from the Rotary Club of Kifisala Dist 2470) and his spouse to the business meeting. DGN Panagos talked about the potential Future cooperation with RCBC. The speech was followed by a session by Ms. Lulu Baasiri  
PP Peter Rink from the RC Wasserburg - Bavaria , PDG Dr. Hans Peter Sonnenborn of the RC Pfaffenhofen, and Dr. Maria Fick wife of PDG  H G Fick, visited RCBC and talked about the Schneller project that is being implemented in Lebanon. The business meeting was followed by a fellowship dinner. 
Dr. Dima Jamali, professor at the Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut and Associate Dean for research and faculty development talked about the GCNL (Global Compact Network Lebanon), its mission, goals and objectives.  
RCBC Past President Me. Fawzi Metni -lawyer and Founding and Managing partner of the firm AbouKheir & Metni talked about NGOs in Lebanon and Worldwide, Rotary as NGO, and NGOs and Governments. The speech was followed by P Joe Boulos granting the Paul Harris Fellowship pin to Me. Fawzi Metni. 
Mr. Walid Maalouf, General Manager of Lebanese Food Bank (LFB)  talked about the Mission of LFB to have a hunger free Lebanon by 2020-2025. Studies show that 1/3 of our food purchases is consumed and the remaining is thrown away. LFB collects food from restaurants, caterers, supermarkets and suppliers the excess of food products and distributes it to the poor. 
 
Captain Rola Hoteit, first and only woman pilot in the history of MEA, was the guest speaker of RCBC. The title of her speech was "Women with Cedar Wings". Captain Hoteit, talked about her beginings as a Pilot, the education she went through, the challenges she faced, the personal satisfaction she accomplished and finally the position and challenges of women in the society. Captain Hoteit surely inspired all the attendees by her accomplishments. 
Ms Reina Milad Sarkis holder of a DESS in Clinical and Pathological Psychology, a leading Psychoanalyst with groundbreaking initiatives talked about the Ministry of Human Rights (MoHR)
H.E. Aftab Khoker, ambassador of Pakistan in Lebanon honored RCBC with his presence during the Club's monthly dinner meeting. The subject of his speech was:"Pakistan a Newly Emerging Economy, Historical Perspective and Current Challenges:. 
Mr. Rahed Sarkis, from the Lebanon Echo Movement, discussed the Garbage crisis in Lebanon, its causes, impact of taken measures and appropriate solutions, waste management in large cities v/s in villages.
H.E. former Minister Fady Abboud, founder of the Lebanese Observatory for Transparency, honored RCBC with his presence during the Club's monthly Dinner meeting. The topic of Mr. Abboud's speech was around " Access to Information act and Tools to fight Corruption" followed by a Q&A session.
Dr Rita Feghali responsible of the Blood Bank at the Lebanese Red Cross  talked about the statistics of the Blood Bank centers in Lebanon, the vision, mission and history of the Center, fast facts, the donation process and the current improvement that is being done for the Blood transfusion services.