Posted by Adib Mounla on Nov 05, 2019
H.E. Dr. Karam Karam ex Minister of Health, Culture and Tourism was the guest speaker at RC Beirut Cosmopolitan. Dr. Karam shared with the members and guests his experience in the Medical and Political fields. Also during the session RCBC member Rtn Diana Cotran did a presentation entitled "Be a Vibrant Club" covering what makes a Rotary Club healthy and vibrant.   
"Politics and Medicine" with H.E. Dr. Karam Karam Adib Mounla 2019-11-04 22:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Oct 17, 2019
RC Beirut Cosmopolitan and RC de Beyrouth both welcomed Rotarians Raffaele and Luigi Pilla from RC Benevento - Italy at the Sursock museum. The Lebanese clubs discussed with their Italian counterparties possible joint projects and each of the clubs exchanged banners. 
"Benvenuto RC Benevento Adib Mounla 2019-10-16 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Oct 15, 2019
Mr. Habib Hatem presented the accomplishment of Dar el Amal Center that provides support and skills development for women who have been victimized or imprisoned. During the event, RCBC received visiting Rotarians from Switzerland Mr. Martin and Corine Muller and Cheryl Sartian from the USA. The Clubs exchanged their banners and discussed possibilities for joined activities. 
"Dar el Amal Center" by Mr. Habib Hatem Adib Mounla 2019-10-14 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Oct 08, 2019
A session by Mr. Razmig Azezian specialist in Chinese Medecine. RCBC also had the honour to receive visiting Rotarians from Germany D 1841 and D 1842,PDG Sonnenborn and PP Rink. 
"Chinese Medecine" Adib Mounla 2019-10-07 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Oct 05, 2019
On the occasion of the national Apple Day, RCBC members, guests and Rotaractors organized a fellowship event to Aitanit -  Bekaa. The event was an apple picking event to encourage Eco Tourism in Lebanon. The event was followed by a fellowship lunch. Later at night RCBC members attended a gathering with visiting French Rotarians in Byblos. 
"Apple Picking RCBC Fellowship event and Dinner with the French Rotarians" Adib Mounla 2019-10-04 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Oct 01, 2019
Dr. Nadim Karam presented to RCBC members and guests his impressive artistic portfolio starting from his work in Japan, Australia to many other Countries and continents. The session was followed by a book signing session and a Q&A. During the event, RCBC also received PP Abed Medawar from RC Hillsborough N.J who presented the activities of his club. Our Clubs exchanged their banners. P Jean Pierre Asmar from RC Kesrouan honoured us with his presence.   
"A.Muse.UM- A Submarine or a Flying Carpet" Adib Mounla 2019-09-30 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Sep 24, 2019
Ms. Iman Assaf Assaf gave a little synopsis on her NGO AHLA FAWDA  and Where There’s Walls whose focus was: - Using art to create positive change - Embellishing areas and enriching lives through art and murals. - Creating green spaces. - Inspiring young talent while engaging communities. - Offering emerging artists opportunities to showcase their work and develop their skills with modest capital outlay.
“Changing the Face of Lebanon Through Art“ Adib Mounla 2019-09-23 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Sep 24, 2019
A session by Mrs. Maya Abi Chahine: Thanks to the University for Seniors at AUB program, older adults are offered the opportunity to remain intellectually and socially engaged, learn new things and contribute actively in their communities. The program offers a variety of activities: study groups, lectures, cultural travel programs, and intergenerational activities with AUB students
“Ageing in Lebanon: AUB University for Seniors" Adib Mounla 2019-09-23 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Sep 03, 2019
Mrs. Maguy Khoubieh Kostanian, co-founder and president of the label and NGO Les Plus Beaux Villages du Liban was the guest speaker of RCBC. Mrs. Kostanian briefed the audience on the "Les Plus Beaux Villages de la Terre" concept and how this label has reached the Lebanese Villages. She listed the criteria on which the villages are graded and eventually be assigned the label. Mrs. Kostanian went over the NGOs website and its future objectives and strategic goals. The session was followed by a Q&A session. RCBC presented a recognition certificate to Mrs. Khoubieh Kostanian. 
"Lebanon's most Beautiful Villages" Adib Mounla 2019-09-02 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Aug 19, 2019
First handover of the RY 2019-2020 was at the Mission de Vie Providence Hospital in Adma, a global grant of USD 52,500 with RCBC as Host Sponsor, RC LA Cedars was the main International Contributor and RC Beirut Cedars and RC Metn as local contributors. 
"Mission de Vie Providence Hospital Handover" Adib Mounla 2019-08-18 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Aug 05, 2019
RC Beirut Cosmopolitan, jointly with RC Sahel el Metn and other Lebanese Club, hosted an event at the Habtoor Hotel. The guest speaker was Membership Chair Kamal Ahmadieh. 85 Rotarians and guests attended this successfull event. 
"Joint Membership Seminar" Adib Mounla 2019-08-04 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Aug 05, 2019
Rotarian Annick van de Geest-Vogelaar from RC Haarlemmermeer- the Netherlands on a visit to Lebanon, met RCBC members and the two clubs exchanged banners, we discussed the possibility of working on future joint initiatives between the two Clubs. 
"Banner exchange with RC Haarlemmermeer" Adib Mounla 2019-08-04 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jul 31, 2019
The event inluded BCRAC members in addition to RCBC Rotarians and numerous guests. Congratulations to President Peter Rassie, we wish you all the best and offer you our full support.  
"BCRAC Handover Ceremony" Adib Mounla 2019-07-30 21:00:00Z 0
" Stress Management by Ms Joumana Mansour" Adib Mounla 2019-07-29 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jul 29, 2019
RCBC represented by P Adib visited the Rotary Club of Larnaca - Cyprus. During the visit P Adib presented the list of projects that RCBC is preparing and discussed with P Hagop Atikian the possibility of joint initiatives  between the two clubs. The two Presidents exchanged their club banners as a start of a new joint partnership. 
"RCBC visit to RC Larnaca" Adib Mounla 2019-07-28 21:00:00Z 0
"Building Integrated Solar Technologies" Adib Mounla 2019-07-22 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jul 16, 2019
RCBC started the new Rotary year with important Rotary information that all members should be familiar with. Guest Speaker AG Samir Constantine presented the Rotary Club Central tool and My Rotary and informed the Club Officers how to edit and view the Club's goals and information.  
Rotary Information- Rotary Club Central by AG Samir Constantine Adib Mounla 2019-07-15 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jul 09, 2019
With the presence of AG Samir Constantine, RCBC held its first Club Assembly for RY 2019-2020 whereby the Club's President and Committee Chairs presented their action plan for the year and the expected budget that were approved by the Club's members. Our Rotaract Club also presented their corresponding sections. 
2019-2020 Club Assembly/ Action Plan Presentation Adib Mounla 2019-07-08 21:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 15, 2019
The RY 2018-2019 / 2019-2020 Handover ceremony between IPP Mona Jaroudi and P Adib Mounla took place on June 15th in Bsous at the beautiful residence of RCBC members R Habib and May Khoury. DDG Bana Kalash and AG Samir Constantine attended the event in addition to RCBC members, guests, friends and family.  
RY 18-19 , 19-20 Handover Ceremony Adib Mounla 2019-06-14 21:00:00Z 0
"This Heart has the Right to Beat" by Dr. Ramzi Ashoush Adib Mounla 2019-06-10 21:00:00Z 0
"Cinema : a Universal Language" Adib Mounla 2019-05-13 21:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 07, 2019
PP John Edde shared with RCBC members his personal experience via the lecture " A Survival Experience" . During the event, the District awards that were granted to RCBC were presented to the members and guests. 
" A Survival Story" by PP John Edde Adib Mounla 2019-05-06 21:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 30, 2019
H.E. Dr. Mitri is the Director of the Fared Institute on Public Policy and International Affairs - AUB. The event was followed with the pinning of RCBC new Member Rotarian Haytham Kurdi
"Being in Dialogue" by H.E. Dr. Tarek Mitri Adib Mounla 2019-04-29 21:00:00Z 0
"Impact of RCBC Donations on Community Health" Adib Mounla 2019-04-22 21:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 16, 2019
By Ms Raya Boustany Communication Specialist- Mediator & Harvard Master Negotiator. The session was also followed by the pinning of Mr. Colin Gibson and 4 Rotaractors. 
"Verbal Martial Arts" 2019-04-15 21:00:00Z 0
"Where is the Lebanese Economy heading to? A Short Term Perspective" 2019-04-08 21:00:00Z 0
"Reshaping Road Safety Education in Lebanon & Mena" Adib Mounla 2019-04-01 21:00:00Z 0
"Official Spanish Lebanese Relations & the Social Assistance from the Spanish Civil Society to the Needy in Lebanon" 2019-03-28 22:00:00Z 0
"Impact of RCBC donation of Braille Equipment on the Improvements in the School Program" Adib Mounla 2019-03-18 22:00:00Z 0
"A Fair Trade Wine in Lebanon" 2019-03-11 22:00:00Z 0
"Impact of RCBC Donation on the AUBMC Dept of Ophtalmology & Patients" Adib Mounla 2019-03-04 22:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 26, 2019
Mrs. Noha Karanouh Kabbani, International Brand and Business Strategist and Leading Graphic Design Consultant explained the story behind the designs of the Lebanese Passport and Driving documents
"Official Documents from an Artist's Eye" 2019-02-25 22:00:00Z 0
"The Role of the National Commission for Lebanese Women" by Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz 2019-02-18 22:00:00Z 0
"The Art of Revival" by Tom Young 2019-02-04 22:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 29, 2019
Rotarian PP Paul Edde informed RCBC about the history behind St Jude CCC, its objectives, challenges,  and accomplishments. During the meeting RCBC welcomed Rotarians from District 1841 of which DG Hans Peter Sonnenborn. RCBC also celebrated the birthday of Rt Nada Maalouf, Farida Najjar and PP Habib Saba. 
St Jude Children Cancer Center 2019-01-28 22:00:00Z 0
"Membership Development & Engagement" 2019-01-21 22:00:00Z 0
"RCBC Annual Christmas Dinner" 2018-12-10 22:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Dec 04, 2018
Dr. Joseph Jabra President of the Lebanese American University (LAU) presented a session entitled "Innovation in Education" whereby Dr. Jabra highlighted the challenges that the international educational system is facing, its future and how LAU is coping with the changes to preserve its position as one of the Regional Leaders in the Educational Sector
"Innovation in Education" by Dr. Joseph Jabra Adib Mounla 2018-12-03 22:00:00Z 0
"Fixing Life, How to Make Emotions Work for You" 2018-11-26 22:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 13, 2018
RCBC was honored to receive DG Michel Jazzar and ADG. During the meeting, all committees chairpersons introduced their committees action plans and projects in the pipeline. DG Jazzar also discussed many points related to the District and his strategic action plan. 
"DG Michel Jazzar visit to RCBC" 2018-11-12 22:00:00Z 0
"EU / Lebanon Relations- A Strategic Partnership" 2018-11-05 22:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 30, 2018
An RCBC tradition, each time with more and more fun, costumes and prizes !! 
"RCBC Halloween NIGHT " 2018-10-29 22:00:00Z 0
"Peacemaking is a Marathon" 2018-10-22 21:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 16, 2018
Lecture by Dr. Karim Najjar Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and Design AUB.
"Crisis as Opportunity" 2018-10-15 21:00:00Z 0
"Cedars Projects, Privatization and Road Forward" 2018-10-08 21:00:00Z 0
"Cedars Projects, Privatization and Road Forward" 2018-10-08 21:00:00Z 0
"Coins to Bitcoins: The Future of Money" by Dr. Henry Azzam 2018-10-01 21:00:00Z 0
Peace lectures by "Dr. Ghada Ayoub and Mr. Abbas Sibai" 2018-09-16 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Sep 04, 2018
Mrs. Rosy Boulos, Director of the Lebanese Red Cross Emergency Services presented live demonstrations of First Aid and life saving techniques. Mrs. Boulos was also assisted by Red Cross paramedics. 
"Lebanese Red Cross" by Mrs. Rosy Boulos Adib Mounla 2018-09-03 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jul 24, 2018

Inauguration dinner of RCBC with DG Dr. Michel Jazzar and Mrs. Dia Jazzar, and the AG Mrs Najat Francis. Guest speaker was Mrs. Nayla Fahed, CEO of  the NGO "Tabshoura". The topic was Alternative Learning 

RCBC Inauguration Dinner with DG Michel Jazzar Adib Mounla 2018-07-23 21:00:00Z 0
"Is Business Ethics an Oxymoron or Good Business" by Dr. Bettina Bastian 2018-05-27 21:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 14, 2018
By guest speaker Rotarian Aziz Bassoul  of RC de Beyrouth . Dr. Bassoul is the Ex CFO and Ex CEO of CAT group of Companies and is the author of "Rugs of the Caucasus" and of " Human and Divine" 
"Rugs of the Caucasus: Symbols and Realities" 2018-05-13 21:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 24, 2018
BCRAC members presented to RCBC members and guests the projects that were implemented during the RY 2017-2018. 
"BCRAC Achievements" 2018-04-23 21:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 17, 2018
Dr. Jamal Itani mayor of the Beirut municipality talked about the projects that are being accomplished in Beirut as well as the futur projects that are being planned and the related challenges that the municipality is facing.
"Beirut Municipality Projects" by Mayor Jamal Itani Adib Mounla 2018-04-16 21:00:00Z 0
"Undestanding Menopause" by Dr. Michel Mansour Adib Mounla 2018-04-09 21:00:00Z 0
"BDL Incentives to the Private Sector" by Rt Wael Hamdan 2018-03-26 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Mar 20, 2018
RCBC Rotarian Rana Salhab (Partner at Deloitte in the Middle East) was the speaker at RCBC weekly business meeting. The title of the speech was "Women's Empowerment  in Lebanon: Myth vs. Reality"
"Women's Empowerment in Lebanon: Myth vs. Reality" Adib Mounla 2018-03-19 22:00:00Z 0
"Lebanese Electoral Law" by Dr. Ghaleb Mahmassani Adib Mounla 2018-03-12 22:00:00Z 0
"Water Challenges in Beirut by Dr. Fadel" Adib Mounla 2018-02-26 22:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Feb 20, 2018
Business meeting with Dr. Joyce Azzam, the first Lebanese woman on the quest to complete the Explorers Grand Slam. She has still Mt. Vinson and Mt. Everest and the two poles to achieve her dream
"Business Meeting with Dr. Joyce Azam" Adib Mounla 2018-02-19 22:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Feb 17, 2018
Presidential Peace Conference. This conference was on “Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Peace”under the auspices of the President of Lebanon General Michel Aoun, the President of Rotary International Ian H.S.Riseley and President of the Rotary Foundation Paul Natzel. 
"Presidential Peace Conference Lebanon 2018" Adib Mounla 2018-02-16 22:00:00Z 0
General Assembly with DG Christina Covotsou Patroclou Adib Mounla 2018-02-12 22:00:00Z 0
"Swiss-Lebanese Relations with H.E. Monika Schmutz Kirgoz" Adib Mounla 2018-02-05 22:00:00Z 0
"Personality Disorders" by Mrs. Rita Rassie 2018-01-29 22:00:00Z 0
"The Rotary Foundation by PP George Beirouti" Adib Mounla 2018-01-22 22:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jan 16, 2018
On Tuesday January 16, Rotary Club Beirut Cosmopolitan and Rotary Club de Beyrouth hosted a dinner featuring our guest speaker HE Raya Haffar El Hassan, ex Minister of Finance in Lebanon and currently Chairman- General Manager of the Tripoli Special Economic Zone.
The dinner was well attended by Rotarians and distinguished guests who were treated to a very informative and realistic presentation on the topic Economic Development 2017-2018: Highlights and Outlook.
"Economic Development 2017-2018: Highlights and Outlook" by HE Raya Haffar El Hassan. Adib Mounla 2018-01-15 22:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 15, 2017
On December 15, 2017 RCBC hosted 78 children from two orphanages : Saint Charbel Baabdate de la Congregation des Soeurs de Saints Coeurs and from the Ecole Immaculee Conception de Saint Vincent de Paul, Beyrouth. 
"Christmas Event at KidzMondo "  2017-12-14 22:00:00Z 0
"The Relations between Germany and Lebanon" 2017-12-11 22:00:00Z 0
"Presentation and Discussion of the Proposed Association of Rotary Clubs in Lebanon" Adib Mounla 2017-11-27 22:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Nov 21, 2017
Dr. Assem Saffieddine Professor of Finance at AUB explained how companies are rated by external rating agencies and what affects the rating. In addition he explained how the rating can be correlated with the country rating . 
"Emerging Market Companies Rating v/s Country Rating" Adib Mounla 2017-11-20 22:00:00Z 0
"The Real Estate Market in Lebanon" by Mr. Raja Makarem Adib Mounla 2017-11-13 22:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Nov 07, 2017
Dr. Nabil Naja (Geriatrics Consultant at CMC Hospital ) Nd founder member  and ex president of the Lebanese Alzheimer  Association explained to the RCBC members and guests what's Alzheimer. 
"Early Signs of Alzheimer " by Dr. Nabi Naja Adib Mounla 2017-11-06 22:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 31, 2017
Fellowship meeting with BCRAC members who presented their vision for this rotary year, followed by brief talks on Public Image and the Rotary Foundation.
Fellowship Meeting with BCRAC 2017-10-30 22:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 24, 2017
Mrs. Raja Ghoainy Sarieddine, Lebanese University Professor - Faculty of Demography & social science- talked about the Increasing Urban Population in Lebanon & social implications
"Increasing Urban Population in Lebanon" 2017-10-23 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Oct 17, 2017
H.E Glenn Miles Ambassador of Australia in Lebanon was the guest speaker of RCBC. During the dinner meeting (attended by many guest Rotarians from many Lebanese clubs) Mr.Miles talked about  the Australian-Lebanese Relations distance with depth. Mr. Miles also explained how to strenghen economic ties and what each country can learnf rom the  other
H.E Glenn Miles guest speaker at RCBC Adib Mounla 2017-10-16 21:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 10, 2017
By guest speaker Ms Farida Najjar - Psychologist at AUB- licensed as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming master Practitioner 
"Open Influence and Persuasion" 2017-10-09 21:00:00Z 0
RCBC fellowship event: Apple picking at Aitaneet 2017-10-07 21:00:00Z 0
" The necessity of Defining Art Today" by R Aida Cherfan 2017-10-02 21:00:00Z 0
Internal Business Meeting with DGE Michel Jazzar 2017-09-25 21:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2017
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 new members pinning ceremony" 2017-09-18 21:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 12, 2017
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  
RCBC welcomes DGN Panagos and Ms Lulu Baasiri 2017-09-11 21:00:00Z 0
"Women Empowerment Program in Rural Areas" 2017-06-19 21:00:00Z 0
":RCBC annual Iftar" 2017-06-12 21:00:00Z 0
"RCBC annual orphans Iftar at KidzMondo" 2017-06-11 21:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 06, 2017
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. 
RCBC welcomes visiting guests from RC Wasserburg" 2017-06-05 21:00:00Z 0
"Gift of Life Lebanon" by PP Lina Shehayeb 2017-05-29 21:00:00Z 0
"RCBC at the Gift of Life Gala Dinner" 2017-05-21 21:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 16, 2017
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.  
" Global Compact Network Lebanon" 2017-05-15 21:00:00Z 0
"RCBC annual Brainstorming session" 2017-05-12 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on May 09, 2017
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. 
"NGOs in Lebanon and Worldwide" Adib Mounla 2017-05-08 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on May 02, 2017
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. 
"Lebanese Food Bank" Adib Mounla 2017-05-01 21:00:00Z 0
"Digital Technology and its Applications" 2017-04-24 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Apr 11, 2017
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. 
"Captain Rola Hoteit lands at RCBC" Adib Mounla 2017-04-10 21:00:00Z 0
"What shaped the Culture of a University" 2017-04-03 21:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 28, 2017
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)
"A Ministry of Human Rights" by Ms Reina Sarkis 2017-03-27 21:00:00Z 0
RCBC " Mexican Ladies Night " 2017-03-20 22:00:00Z 0
Hayda Baladna Project by Mrs. Amal Harb 2017-03-13 22:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 07, 2017
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:. 
Pakistan a Newly Emerging Economy 2017-03-06 22:00:00Z 0
" Chateau Musar wine by general director Ronald Hochar" 2017-02-27 22:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Feb 21, 2017
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.
"Garbage Crisis in Lebanon" Adib Mounla 2017-02-20 22:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Feb 07, 2017
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.
RCBC Dinner with H.E. former Minister Fady Abboud Adib Mounla 2017-02-06 22:00:00Z 0
RCBC Annual Movie Fundraising Event "Listen" by Philippe Aractingi 2017-02-01 22:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 31, 2017
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. 
"Lebanese Red Cross Blood Transfusion Services" 2017-01-30 22:00:00Z 0
Rotary Information on Vocational Training 2017-01-23 22:00:00Z 0
PDG Khalil al Sharif Visit to RCBC 2017-01-16 22:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 10, 2017
Rt Past President Ronald Farra from the RC of Beirut Cedars informed RCBC members and guests about the Rotary Global rewards program; how the reward system works, how to redeem the offers and how to upload an offer on the website. 
Global Rewards Program 2017-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
RCBC at the LEBAM Youth Orchestra Christmas Concert 2017-01-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Dec 20, 2016
RCBC's Annual Christmas fellowship gathering
RCBC's Other Face Adib Mounla 2016-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Wheelchairs donation to St Elie Adib Mounla 2016-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 14, 2016
RCBC members, and Rotarians from Lebanese and International Rotary clubs were present during the delivery of the advanced Laparoscopic and Ultrasound Machines to the Haifa Hospital. The hospital serves thousands of patients that cannot afford to pay the medical treatment fees living in underprivileged areas. 
Haifa Hospital Medical Machine Handover Ceremony 2016-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 13, 2016
Guest speaker Dr. Imad Salameh's speech was  entitled "Election Reforms in Divided Society and the Case of Lebanon". RCBC had the pleasure to host during the dinner meeting Rotarians PP Robert Bartles and Rt Mathew Rinker from RC Burlington Iowa, and Rt Andrew Bartles from RC Dalian PRC
"Election Reforms in Divided Society and the Case of Lebanon" 2016-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 10, 2016
On Saturday December 10th. RCBC invited hundreds of orphans coming from different regions, religions and even countries. The event that took place at the Teleferic Harissa included the cable car ride, many activities, magician show, games, lunch and finally the distribution of gifts.
RCBC Yearly orphans Christmas Lunch 2016 2016-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
RCBC Elections General Assembly 2016-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Nov 29, 2016
Mrs Souraya Frem, President and CEO of Cenacle de la Lumiere -a Lebanese NGO with 10 years of service- talked about the achievements of Cenacle de la Lumiere, the addiction recovery programs, their Partners, the available recovery programs, Prevention activities, and campaigns and conferences.
"Joining our Forces to Protect our Youth" Adib Mounla 2016-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
RCBC Club assembly 2016-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Nov 08, 2016
RCBC and RC de Beyrouth jointly welcomed Pr. Fadlo Khuri president of the American University of Beirut at their Dinner  meeting. Pr. Khuri's speech was entitled "AUB as a Driver of Innovation and Economic Equity"
RCBC and RC Beyrouth joint dinner Adib Mounla 2016-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Nov 01, 2016
RCBC Rotarian Silva Guiragossian, talked about her late father, the internationally praised Lebanese Armenian painter: Paul Guiragossian. Silva talked about  her father as philosopher, painter and generous contributor to the needy; his inspiration as well as his achievements and international success.
"Paul Guiragossian" by Rotarian Silva Guiragossian Adib Mounla 2016-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
"Compliance Culture" by Mr. Mohamad Said el Hoss 2016-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Oct 18, 2016
HE Dr. Marta Pizzanelli Ambassador of Uruguay talked about the actual panorama of Uruguay, the bilateral relations between Lebanon and Uruguay, the Influence of the Lebanese Community in Uruguay and an update on Mercosur- Lebanon trade negotiations. 
"Uruguay and Lebanon Relationships" by HE Dr. Marta Pizzanelli Adib Mounla 2016-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Oct 11, 2016
Rotarian Mohamad Baltagi Procurement manager at the Hariri Foundation talked about his impressive achievements. The attendees were impressed by Mr. Baltagi's high level of devotion towards the community and RCBC can only be proud of having Mr. Baltagi among its members. Welcome Mohamad to the RCBC family. 
Classification Talk by Rotarian Mohamad Baltagi Adib Mounla 2016-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 04, 2016
Guest speaker Ms. Azadeh Islamy President and Founder of BZ Kidz a non profit youth organization informed RCBC about her NGO and its activities.
BZ Kidz Presentation by Ms. Azadeh Islamy 2016-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Sep 27, 2016
Rotarian Christine Arzoumanian -Certified Wellness coach from Well Coaches- gave a session entitled:"Your Wellness & Well-Being". The session was followed by a session by Rotarian Adib Mounla on Risk Management, the challenges that Lebanese Banks are facing with the increasing regulations and IFRS9.
Classification Talk by Rotarians Christine Arzoumanian and Adib Mounla Adib Mounla 2016-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Sep 20, 2016
RCBC celebrated the Adha Eid during a dinner event with Rotarians from sister Clubs in Germany. Speakers  PP Peter Rink from RC Wasserburg, Prof Dr. Hans-Peter Sonnenborn from RC Pfaffenhofen and Rotarian Krause from RC Friedberg talked about the Schneller School in Lebanon.
Dinner meeting with RCBC sister Clubs in Germany Adib Mounla 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Sep 06, 2016
Mr. Andersson International Humanitarian Assistance coordinator (AMURT) informed RCBC how the projects are financed, the activities undertaken on the Lebanese territory, Child friendly space, Psychological assistance to refugees, Art therapy a big step in healing process and Self care for children. At the end of the program children will get a certificate. The NGO worked with 15000 refugees from 3000 families since 2012. 
"Pathway to Education" by Mr. Karl Johan Andersson Adib Mounla 2016-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
"Nadim Hissen Classification Talk" 2016-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 02, 2016
During the meeting, we had the pleasure to host members from the Rotaract Club of Metn who informed the members and guests about a project that will be held at the Civil Defense center of Dhour el Shweir. Also during the meeting PP John Edde talked about a potential project that can be worked on related to eyes surgeries.
RCBC's first RY2016-2017 meeting 2016-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jul 30, 2016

Baby Fatmeh was the first baby to benefit from the RCBC Gift of Live Global Grant. The heart surgery took place at the AUBMC and it was successful thanks to the joint efforts of RCBC, GOL Lebanon and all the Rotary Clubs and districts that have contributed to save children lives. We wish all the best to Baby Fatmeh.

"Baby Fatmeh" First RCBC and GOL Lebanon patient Adib Mounla 2016-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 26, 2016
PP Tony Asfour informed RCBC members and guests what is the Rotary Foundation and how Global Grants applications operate. PP Asfour has chaired the Rotary Foundation committee at RCBC for many years and is considered as a reference when it comes to Global Grants and the Rotary Foundation. 
The Rotary Foundation & Global Grants 2016-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
First RY 2016-2017 Club Assembly 2016-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Mega Joint Handover Beach Party 2016-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jul 01, 2016

With the start of the new Rotary Year, RCBC handed over the Global Grant check of USD 35,000 to AUBMC  Children Heart Center to finance heart surgeries for 7 children with congenital heart diseases.

Gift of Life project at AUBMC Children Heart Center Adib Mounla 2016-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
RCBC Handover Installation ceremony 2016-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jun 23, 2016
RCBC successful service project of Orphans' Iftar held annually was a very special event this year. RCBC We hosted 96 orphans / less privileged children from South Lebanon.
RCBC Orphans Iftar at Kidzmondo Adib Mounla 2016-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
RCBC Yearly Iftar Dinner 2016-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jun 07, 2016
RCBC had the pleasure to welcome Ms Randa Farah, Human Resources Consultant, certified trainer and co founder of Her speech was entitled  "I have your Lebanon and I have mine".
"I have your Lebanon and I have Mine" Adib Mounla 2016-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on May 31, 2016
Mr. Peter Yeates CEO of HSBC Lebanon speech was about the Trade Winds Shaping the Future of International Business. First Mr. Yeates informed us how HSBC evolved over the years. Some of the trade winds are : reducing cost of telecommunication and transport, Market opening through trade policy Evolution of company operating models and World propensity to trade Projections.
"Peter Yeates" CEO of HSBC Lebanon guest of RCBC Adib Mounla 2016-05-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on May 28, 2016
RCBC's annual brainstorming session was held at the Bustan Hotel. During the session, RCBC members and spouses discussed potential projects that the Club can work on next RY. The event ended by celebrating the Birthday of PP Tony Asfour.
"RCBC Annual Brainstorming session and More" Adib Mounla 2016-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on May 24, 2016
Mr. Toros Siranossian founder of la Maison de l'Artiste Libanais talked about the "Emperor of Arts In Lebanon"; RCBC members and guests also enjoyed a show by the Epi Club
"Emperor of Arts In Lebanon" Adib Mounla 2016-05-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on May 17, 2016
PAG PP George Beirouti informed RCBC the resources available on the Rotary International website, how to view Clubs trends and Goals on Rotary Central , how to do Club Business online and available reports Online.
"Rotary Central" by PAG PP George Beirouti Adib Mounla 2016-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on May 10, 2016

Steve Harvey  dean of the Suliman S. Olayan School of business at the American University of Beirut started his presentation with the evolution of business schools throughout the past 100 years. There are more than 12000 business schools around the world. Most universities have business programs. Business schools are changing

"The Future of Business Schools" by Dr. Steve Harvey Adib Mounla 2016-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Apr 26, 2016

RCBC Rotarian, Diana Cotran, ex executive vice president operations Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) Geneva Switzerland, informed RCBC why Malaria is the disease of the poor.

"Malaria the Silent Killer" by Diana Cotran Adib Mounla 2016-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Ms. Lina Khoury " Oum el Nour for Drug Prevention and Rehabilitation" Adib Mounla 2016-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Apr 12, 2016

Dr Mona Fawaz urban planning professor at AUB talked about the Beirut madinati campaign, a 10 points program for upcoming municipality elections.
Dr. Fawaz discussed the Opportunity for change, the situation of Beirut with congested traffic , unsafe side walks, very small green space. The change can happen through municipality elections.

" Beirut Madinati" by Dr. Mona Fawaz Adib Mounla 2016-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Apr 05, 2016
Dr. Elias Aractingi, General Manager at BLOM Bank SAL talked updated RCBC members and guests about the situation of the Banking sector in Lebanon and the Middle East, and talked about the current outlook of the industry.
"Banking in Lebanon" Adib Mounla 2016-04-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Mar 29, 2016

Guest speaker Dr. Marie Line Karam talked about the impact of Globalization, its impacts on the local and international level and future issues. She first defined International law and courts. Then Dr. karam talked about international integration, the modern state system, the concept of sovereignty based on Westphalia, the International court of justice, the International criminal court. She ended her speech by making us wonder if we witnessing the disappearing of the state.

"Globalisation and its Impacts on the Local and International level" Adib Mounla 2016-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Dinner Meeting with Honorable Dr. Bilal Hamad Mayor of Beirut 2016-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 10, 2016

RCBC President Mimi Hamam appeared on the Future TV talk show "Inter-views" that is a political talk show, hosted by Mrs. Paula Yacoubian, that captures and analyzes the latest political happenings and host the most influential and renowned Lebanese politicians and leaders.


P Mimi Hamam Interview on Future TV 2016-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Mar 08, 2016

Professor Salma Talhouk informed RCBC about the Beeati Baldati project to study the Lebanese Natural heritage. She went through the goal of project and the methodology used in the conservation.

"Bee'ati baldati" by Dr. Salma Talhouk Adib Mounla 2016-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Mar 01, 2016
Dr. Hiba Osman, founder of "Balsam" talked about the Palliative care medical approach with an aim to improve the quality of life of patients despite illness, and also the family. There are multiple issues causing suffering, social suffering, spiritual, practical problems, end of life management, loss and Grief.
"Palliative care: Dignity and Choice in Advanced illness" Adib Mounla 2016-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Ghaleb Mahmasani "The Parliamentary Electoral Systems: Lebanese Options and Challenges" 2016-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Feb 16, 2016
Guest speaker Lea Baroudi who is engaged in conflict resolution tackled the clash in Tripoli Alaouit section of Jabal Mohsen and Sunni section of Beb el Tebbaneh. Through the March association, Lea auditioned people from both camps to work on a play. Despite a difficult start, all the participants became friends and worked on a play together. Lea shared parts of the play and interviews with the people from the two camps. They left the live of violence and are now writing their own plays.
"Art and Culture to counter conflict and radicalization in Tripoli" Adib Mounla 2016-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 02, 2016
Colonel Marie Abdel Massih of the Lebanon Mine Action Center (LMAC) talked about the structure of the LMAC, its mission, vision,historical overview of the contamination,Clearance till the end of  2015, means used in humanitarian de mining operations, the current situation of mines in Lebanon, information  regarding victims since 1975, victims after 2000, the objective of mine risk education, the types of contamination, the kind of mines and how the landmines or cluster munitions explode.
LMAC work in Lebanon 2016-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jan 26, 2016
Rotarian Nada Maalouf, the newest addition to the RCBC family talked about her career and classification as partner at Deloitte Middle East. In her own special way, Rt Nada caught everyone's attention and shared with us her interesting experience at Deloitte. She talked about Deloitte in the world, some facts about Deloitte in the Middle east and in Lebanon,Deloitte by business,Deloitte by industry and sector and Deloitte Retention and advancement of woman in the middle east.
"Rotarian Nada Maalouf Classification and Career Talk" Adib Mounla 2016-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
"In defeating ISIS we must also defeat its drivers within the Arab world" by RAMI KHOURY 2016-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jan 12, 2016
Ms Pascale Hatem expert is knowledge management and founder of "Keel Knowledge Management" explained to RCBC what is Knowledge Management and why it is so important. Ms Hatem defined knowledge management, knowledge, the types of knowledge (explicit, tacit), knowledge activities (socialization, externalization, internatization, combination) and listed the knowledge management benefits and how to use Knowledge management in practice.  
"Knowledge Management" by Ms Pascale Hatem Adib Mounla 2016-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jan 05, 2016
Guest Speaker R John Miles - Chariman of the Guilford Eye Project, member of the Leatherhead Rotary Club UK- talked about "Extending Humanitarian Rotary program to Lebanon with RCBC".John Miles is a member of Leatherhead RC and became actively involved with The Guildford Rotary Eye Project almost six years ago. He is a Trustee and was awarded a PHF for his work in serving the avoidably blind.
"Extending Humanitarian Rotary program to Lebanon with RCBC" Adib Mounla 2016-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 15, 2015
PP George Beyrouti gave a session about the RI elections procedure and rules and regulations. He also talked about the role of the Board of Directors in the Club. The elections were done according to the RI and Lebanese regulations. 
RCBC Annual Elections 2015-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
RCBC annual Christmas Dinner Adib Mounla 2015-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Dec 01, 2015
Part of the RCBC tradition, the annual orphans Christmas dinner party took place at Laura's Restaurant Harrisa. The Children enjoyed the Magic show as well as many other activities followed by a delicious dinner and gift distribution by Santa. But that was the secondary aspect of the project, as RCBC's main purpose of the project was to remind the Children that they had one big loving and caring family RCBC.
RCBC Annual Orphans Christmas Dinner Adib Mounla 2015-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
"Organ Donation: a favor or a duty" By Ms. Farida Younan Adib Mounla 2015-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 17, 2015
Zeina Saab founder and Executive Director of the Nawaya Network gave a presentation about "Empowering Low-Income Youth to Drive Lebanon's Start-up Ecosystem". 
Zeina Saab at RCBC Adib Mounla 2015-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Unforgettable RCBC fellowship dinner at ATCL Adib Mounla 2015-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Nov 10, 2015
Dr André Sacy - Dental Surgeon- talked about the old town of Saida. First Dr. Sacy informed the Club about the Religious significance of Saida a city that was mentioned on many occasions in the Bible. Dr Sacy shared some old maps that go back to the 19th century as well as pictures of the old walls of the city and the old town, the two old Schools, newly discovered Mameluke and crusaders coins, the Sea castle, Khan Hammoud, Jameh el Barani, Ali Hamoud palace and the Haramlek. 
"Saida Old Town New and Old Discoveries" by Dr. André Sacy Adib Mounla 2015-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
RCBC welcomes HE Francois Barras Swiss Ambassador in Lebanon Adib Mounla 2015-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Oct 27, 2015
A joint meeting between RCBC and BCRAC during which the Rotaractors of BCRAC talked about the projects they worked on during the first part of the Rotarian Year and the projects they are planning for the second half. Then Mr. Georges Homsi head of Private Banking at the Credit Libanais talked about the Economical Drives Affecting Geopolitical Decisions in the MENA. 
"A personal Perspective of the Economical Drives Affecting Geopolitical Decisions in the MENA" Adib Mounla 2015-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Oct 20, 2015
Mr. Raja Haddad talked about the Seven habits of highly effective people and how Rotary can influence the society. There are some levels that people go through going from dependence (on others) to independence and finally interdependence, between them there are  3 habits, vision , listening, synergy. There are leadership levels: personal , interpersonal, managerial, organizational and societal. To become proactive, one should begin with the end in mind, put first things first and always think win-win. 
"Introduction to the 7 habits of highly effective People" by Mr. Raja Haddad Adib Mounla 2015-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Oct 13, 2015

Hannes Siebert of Common Space, UNDP- PAF, advisor to the UN common space initiative and facilitator to numerous national dialogues in zones of conflict in the Mena Region and Myanmar, shared his experience in mediation and negotiations. With the increasing number of civil wars there are no more 2 parties involved in a conflict but many parties. Mr. Siebert talked about his experience in the national dialogues of Yemen, South Africa and Lebanon as well as Burma (which is the most complex case he worked on). 


"Dialogue and Consensus Building" by Mr. Hannes Siebert Adib Mounla 2015-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Oct 11, 2015
As part of Rotary continuous collaboration with the Children Cancer Center Lebanon, RCBC handed over the Spectra Optia Cell separation machine to the CCCL  at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. 
Handover of the Spectra Optia Separation machine Adib Mounla 2015-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Oct 06, 2015
P Mimi Hamam started the dinner meeting with the pinning of RCBC's two new members Nada Maalouf & Nadim Hissen, then PAG and Head of the Banking Control Commission Lebanon Samir Hammoud gave a presentation about the Role of Banks in the Lebanese Economy. RCBC honored PAG Samir Hammoud with a trophy in appreciation to his impressive work to the Lebanese society and economy. 
RCBC dinner with PAG Samir Hammoud Adib Mounla 2015-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Oct 06, 2015
Handover of the Mobile Computer Laboratory to Achrafieh Public High School on Tuesday 6 October 2015 with the presence of DG Naserddine. This project is part of the RI Computer Literacy Global Grant program. 
Computer Literacy Global grant project Adib Mounla 2015-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Sep 29, 2015
RCBC members who visited the Rotary Club of Wasserburg - Bavaria shared their experience through a series of pictures taken during their trip. These pictures alone showed the fellowship and hospitality of our German friends. 
RCBC at Bavaria Adib Mounla 2015-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Sep 15, 2015
RCBC was honored to receive a visit by District Governor Mustapha Nasreddine and his lovely spouse, as well as DDG Kamal Katra and ADG Rami Majzoub to its Dinner Meeting. DG Nasreddine met members of BCRAC, RCBC Club President, President Elect and Club secretary, as well as the RCBC Committee Chairs who had the chance to talk about their Committee's programs. RCBC and BCRAC benefited from the advise and guidance of DG Nasreddine. 
DG Mustapha Nasreddine Dinner Meeting Adib Mounla 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Sep 08, 2015
RCBC welcomed Mr. Bob Raylman Executive Director of Gift of Life International (GOLI) during a business Dinner. The topic of Mr. Raylman was the historic relationship between Gift of Life and Rotary. The event was very well covered by the media (TV and newspapers). 
Gift of Life Adib Mounla 2015-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Aug 25, 2015
Rotarian Nora Haddad of RCBC showed us how we can solve the garbage problem that Lebanon is facing by sorting the garbage at home. She also mentioned many creative reuse ideas for some items as well as NGOs that are picking up the sorted garbage from buildings. 
Trash how to manage it Adib Mounla 2015-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jul 21, 2015
Rt Rana Salhab Membership committee chair, analyzed the results of the survey. It showed a 78.9% response rate (30 members out of a total of 38) of whom 53.8% are Rotarians between 10-20 years. The survey showed that there is a good  level of involvement in activities, there is a need for more news about members on Marhaba, less guest speakers, a need for semi annual surveys and more fellowship projects. 
RCBC Membership Satisfaction Survey Results Adib Mounla 2015-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 14, 2015
PP Georges Beyrouti went though the pictures of numerous community and fellowship projects that showed how much RCBC has contributed throughout the last 20 years and that RCBC is a Family that will keep growing.
20 years of RCBC in Pictures Adib Mounla 2015-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jul 07, 2015
RCBC's annual tradition: an iftar for orphans from different backgrounds at Laura's restaurant Harissa. The event included a magic show by a magician as well as gifts distribution and lots of fun.
RCBC annual orphans Iftar Adib Mounla 2015-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
RCBC Iftar at the Phoenicia Hotel Adib Mounla 2015-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
RCBC arranged for baby Maya from North Lebanon to be operated by Dr. Issam El Rassy, AUB Medical Center, using funds donated by a board member of the Lebanese School for the Deaf & the Blind. She is now back home, playing with relatives and friends. This initiative was part of the Rotarian Gift of Life (GOL) program to assist children with heart defects.
Gift of Life Initiative Adib Mounla 2015-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jun 16, 2015
Mr. Nour S. Kanafani, a graduate of the American University of Beirut Graphic Design Program and CEO of Communication Design SAL, gave a powerful presentation on the negative influence of social capital and the impact that a proper communication partner can make.
” Challenges in Building Social Capital” by Mr. Nour Kanafani Adib Mounla 2015-06-16 00:00:00Z 0
BCRAC year in Review Adib Mounla 2015-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 02, 2015
A first of its kind RC handover in Lebanon between two women: P Lina Shair and IP Mimi Hamam who pinned TV Anchor/Host Yacoubian as Honorary RCBC member. Ms. Yacoubian praised Rotary for its humanitarian work and asked for the support of RCBC in promoting the establishment of a World Bank Hub in Beirut. Dancing With the Stars” professionals did a memorable show that inspired attendees to do their best in turn. 
RCBC Handover Dinner Adib Mounla 2015-06-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on May 19, 2015
H.E Mrs Ivonne Abdel Baki Past Ambassador of Ecuador to Washington and artist shared her experience on the peace negotiations between Ecuador and Peru (border dispute between the two countries).The process took 3 years and art was a major player in the negotiations as an art exhibition was held at Harvard that involved the two parties. Mrs Abdel Baki shared some ideas on how to make peace in the Middle East and talked about the Heart for peace foundation that uses art for peace. In the 90's and exhibition was held that involved Israeli artists and Palestinian artists as well as politicians from the two countries
"Peace and Conflict Resolution" by H.E Ivonne Abdel Baki Adib Mounla 2015-05-19 00:00:00Z 0
"Palestinian Refugees employment in Lebanon a win win situation" by H.E Rt Samir Khoury Adib Mounla 2015-05-12 00:00:00Z 0
RCBC at Rotary Day Arnaoun Village Adib Mounla 2015-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
"The Invisible Kids" by Don Bergman President of the International College Adib Mounla 2015-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on May 03, 2015
39 RCBC members and guests joined Vamos Todos on their Mazraat el Teffah hiking trip, It was a successful event during which the 160 Vamos Todos hikers knew more about Rotary International and RCBC members showed proved their determination never to give up even on difficult hiking levels. 
RCBC Fellowship Hiking Event at Mazraat el Teffah Adib Mounla 2015-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Apr 28, 2015
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, RCBC member R Sona Kurtian gave an informative speech about the atrocities committed in 1915. She started with a historical background information about the geopolitical situation at the time of the ottoman empire and the situation of the Armenian population under the Ottoman rule. R Kurtian talked about the barbaric methods used by the ottomans to exterminate the Armenians and concluded by talking about the increasing worldwide recognition of the Genocide. Finally, R Kurtian finished by saying that she is the grand-daughter of a "Saint" (Armenian Martyr) which dropped more than a tear among he attendance. 
The 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide by R Sona Kurtian Adib Mounla 2015-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Apr 21, 2015
Dr Louis Hobeika described the impact of the Lebanese Civil war and the current regional situation on the Lebanese economy. The Syrian crisis added more problems to the Lebanese economy, in addition to the political impasse and the public debt, with a GDP that is the lowest in the region (1.4%). The country is also facing a problem with the trade deficit. The economic prospect depends on political solutions mainly the end of war with syria to increase exports as well as the problems in the region.
The Economic Prospect of Lebanon by Dr Louis Hobeika Adib Mounla 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
The Rehabilitation of the Quarantine Hospital By Dr. Robert Sacy 2015-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Apr 07, 2015
Ms Carmen Chahine Debbaneh President and CEO of CLESS CEMEDE, talked about the education for Special children. CLESS was established in 1999 , its a non governmental and non profit organization that helps children with specific learning disabilities such as ADHD, hyper dislexia, reading difficulties, dysphasia. Ms Debbaneh explained how the diagnosis process is done, followed by the treatment methodologies. There are 6 centers in Lebanon, as well as learning support classes. Cless signed a protocol with the Ministry of Education to provide its support for 200 public schools (58 are already operational). 
"The Lebanese Center for Special Education" by Ms Carmen Debbane Adib Mounla 2015-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Mar 31, 2015
Ms. Wazzan (owner and Chief Dietician of Nutrition & Diet Center) started her presentation by talking about the impact of nutrition development on our society, then she explained what is obesity, its causes, trends and the statistics related to obesity. After that, Ms Wazzan explained how our lifestyle changes affected our diet, and talked about the Mediterranean diet program, the progression of nutrition during the last 25 years, the growing demand for dieticians, what is bariatric surgery, eating disorders, diabetic people, the impact of nutrition on the society, career opportunities of the dieticians and future expectations. 
Nutrition Trends: A growing Pillar in the Medical Industry by Ms Sawsan Wazzan Adib Mounla 2015-03-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Mar 24, 2015
Mr. Charles Ghostine -on behalf of Ksara Winery- received the Paul Harris Fellow Pin from P Lina Shair President of the Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan. Then Mr Elie Maamari Oenologist and export manager at Chateau Ksara talked about: “Wine in Lebanon : Past & Present”.  
"Wine in Lebanon" Past & Present by Mr. Elie Maamari Adib Mounla 2015-03-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Mar 17, 2015
Mr. Marc Dfouni CEO and co-founder and managing partner of Eastline Marketing (online marketing strategist) presented the Top 5 digital marketing trends and predictions for 2015. Mr. Dfouni informed us how Eastline Marketing started , its objectives, and how they educated Lebanese  companies about online marketing. The market boomed with Facebook and the company sold Facebook adds for Lebanese companies as a start. Now the company has 400 clients
The 5 Trends are :Virtual reality  ( via the oculus rift vr) , artificial intelligence websites , Real time marketing, Happiness marketing, location based marketing.  
Top 5 digital marketing trends and predictions for 2015 by Mr. Marc Dfouni Adib Mounla 2015-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Mar 11, 2015
RCBC members attended the Trivia Night : a successful fundraising organized by the Rotaract Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan in collaboration with Kunhadi
BCRAC Trivia Night Fundraising Adib Mounla 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Mar 10, 2015

Fellowship event at Al Bustan Music Festival during which the RCBC members and guests enjoyed the concert of The State Youth Orchestra of Armenia playing Paganini’s Concerto No. 5 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 with Soloist on Violin Sergei Krylov and Conductor Sergei Smbatyan. The event was followed at a fellowship dinner at Al Bustan. 

Fellowship event at Al Bustan Music Festival Adib Mounla 2015-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Zkak El Blat School Water Filtration Project 2015-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Education for the Hearing Impaired Adib Mounla 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Feb 28, 2015
This project falls under the Water and Sanitation area of Focus. The 5 other areas of Focus are  Peace and Conflict prevention/resolution;  Disease Prevention and Trearment;  Maternal and Child Health; Basic Education and Literacy; and Economic and Community Development. These 6 areas of Focus can be financed by the Global Grants.
The Handover of the Water Coolers and dispensers is part of the water filtration project for 17 schools in Lebanon (approximate value USD 44,000). 
Handover of Water coolers & dispensers to Dr. Mohamad Khaled Hospital Adib Mounla 2015-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
Dinner Meeting with H.E. Homer A. Mavritommatis, Ambassador of Cyprus to Lebanon Adib Mounla 2015-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
From Cosmic Birth to Living Earth by Dr Nelly Mouawad from the Lebanese American University Adib Mounla 2015-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Feb 10, 2015
Dr Fadi Yarak DG of the Lebanese Ministry of Education talked about the impact of Children of displaced Syrians on Public Schools in Lebanon. 
According to Dr Yarak, each Syrian Student costs around $1660 of which $1500 paid by the Lebanese Government , and part funded by international grants. 
The current status of total syrian students enrolled is 100,000 for the school year 2014-2015 v/s 88,000 in 2013-2014, knowing that there are 300,000 more waiting 
The Ministry of Education partcipates in all UN meetings to mobilize the international community to get more funds
Dr Yarak also talked about the challenges the Ministry is facing such as the impact of the high quantity of students , the diffficulty of monitoring, health challenges, ngo coordination, tensions between communities, lack of funds, and language barriers.  
Dr Fadi Yarak DG of the Ministry of Education Adib Mounla 2015-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Feb 03, 2015
MD Jacques Mokhbat gave a session: Is ebola the next aids?  First we had a definition of HIV, AIds and Ebola. Then Dr Mokhbat compared hiv and ebola, their modes of transmission, the potential cures and role of education in prevention of hiv & ebola                  
Is EBOLA the next AIDS Adib Mounla 2015-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Computed Radiography System Handover to CMWS Adib Mounla 2015-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jan 27, 2015
Panelists Mrs. Hayat Arslan and Ms. Nadine Moussa, moderated by RCBC RT Rana Salhab Mrs. Hayat Arslan commented on the role of Lebanese women in
politics that she considers marginalized, partly because of social traditions and partly because of an unfavorable legal system and electoral laws that do not give women a balanced role. 
Ms. Nadine Moussa criticized the new law relating to physical abuse of women as “truncated” since it omits the points that were considered primordial by women’s Non Governmental Organizations. The press gave the Panel coverage in Almustakbal, Alnahar, L’Orient le Jour, Daily Star. 
Panel Discussion on Women’s Rights in Lebanon Adib Mounla 2015-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jan 20, 2015
One of the most important projects for this year is the Child and Mother Association Global Project.
Mrs Aida Ghandour President and Dr Marwa of the association gave Samhoun talked about the services of the association, the challenges they are facing as well as the importance of their work to the Lebanese Society. Dr Samhoun also talked about the importance of the machine that will be installed in the association.
RCBC also received Rotaractors from BCRAC who talked about their experience at the RYLA that took place in November at Ehden Country Club. RCBC sponsored 7 Rotaractors to attend the RYLA.
RCBC Child & Mother Association Global Project Adib Mounla 2015-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jan 13, 2015
We had the pleasure to receive visiting Rotarian Araceli Suarez from the Rotary Club of Granada - Spain. Rt Suarez talked about her Club and its activities, and challenges they are facing in Granada. This was followed by an exchange of Flags between our President Lina Shair and Rt Suarez.
After that, PP Toni Asfour, Georges Beyrouti and Rt Rabab Safieddine were the speakers of a Panel Discussion.
A warm Marhaba to visiting Rt Araceli Suarez from RC Granada - Spain Adib Mounla 2015-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Dec 18, 2014

Our dear President Lina Shair visited the Children of Bourj El Barajneh Nursery;  "Anamel Saghira" and provided them  
Xmas gifts. The children presented a dance and she joined them in "Yalla dabkeh ya shabab". 

"Anamel Saghira" Christmas Gifts Distribution Adib Mounla 2014-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Dec 17, 2014
True fellowship spirit at Society Restaurant - Saifi. During this event the RCBC members and guests enjoyed an amazing dinner with a live performance. We are already looking forward for the next Christmas dinner. 
RCBC yearly Christmas Dinner Adib Mounla 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Dec 12, 2014

On Friday December 12th RCBC hosted 163 orphans and their supervisors from the following homes :  Birds Nest Armenian Orphanage (Byblos), Orphanage of St Charbel (Harissa), Zahrat el Ihsan Orthodox Orphanage (Achrafieh), Catholic Armenian Sisters Orphanage (Bzimar) and Foyer Deir Umallah (Ajaltoun) .

The event took place at the Teleferique food court - Harissa where the orphans enjoyed an amazing show by a magician followed by a warm lunch and finally Christmas gifts distribution. 

163 Smiles: That is what Christmas is all about Adib Mounla 2014-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Dec 02, 2014

The last couple of months were special to Rt Rana Salhab member of the RCBC, as she received the Paul Hariss Pin on November 25th 2014 and a week later she gave the RCBC a very interesting presentation about the Rotary Survey to Measure RCBC membership satisfaction and views. During this presentation, Rt Rana also gave us a brief about the Monkey Survey.

The Rotary Survey by Rt Rana Salhab Adib Mounla 2014-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Nov 25, 2014

The RCBC was honored to receive Dr Abdallah Abou Habib as guest speaker. Dr Habib talked about the origins of ISIS in the Middle East as well as its sources of funds, and its threats to the region.

Is ISIS a permanent fixture ? Adib Mounla 2014-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Nov 18, 2014

Rotary Club of Beyrouth & Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan Joint Dinner at the PHOENICIA Hotel


RCBC & RCB Joint Dinner Adib Mounla 2014-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
“Lebanese – Bulgarian Commercial Cooperation / Tourism in Bulgaria” by Mr Georgi Nedyalkov Adib Mounla 2014-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
"Providing Humanitarian Assistance to Palestine Refugees" by Ms. Heli Uusikyla Adib Mounla 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Oct 21, 2014

A very interesting presentation about the Foreign Account tax Compliance Act (FATCA) by Mr Gabriel Fernaine (Director of Byblos Bank - Sassine Branch). Mr Fernaine explained what is FATCA, its objectives and requirements.

A brief on Fatca by Mr Gabriel Fernaine Adib Mounla 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
RCBC and BCRAC Club Business meeting with our District Governor Adib Mounla 2014-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Joint business meeting between RCBC and BCRAC Adib Mounla 2014-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Sep 16, 2014

Presentation about Sudden Cardiac Arrest by John and Sylvia Rebeiz founders of the Remy Rebeiz Young Heart Foundation

Presentation by Mr. and Mrs. Rebeiz Adib Mounla 2014-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Sep 07, 2014

RCBeirut Cosmopolitan and Rotaract Beirut Cosmopolitan invites you to attend a FAMILY FUN DAY at HARISSA- Teleferique on Saturday September 27, 2014 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.Proceeds from this event will go in support of needy ORPHANS.

RCBC Family Fun Day at Harissa Adib Mounla 2014-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
RCBC Yearly Iftar at Mosaic Adib Mounla 2014-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adib Mounla on Jun 24, 2014

Immediate Past President Mounir Jabre is shown congratulating his successor. Incoming President Lina Shair. 
The traditional handover dinner was held at Al Bustan Hotel on June 24, 2014 — a fun evening to celebrate serious things!


Handover Ceremony at Al Bustan Hotel - June 24, 2014 Adib Mounla 2014-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kamal Saad on Aug 23, 2011
RCBC, in collaboration with Hard Rock Cafe Beirut, invited 135 orphans and their helpers from different orphanages to an Iftar during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Orphans' Dinner Kamal Saad 2011-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kamal Saad on Aug 09, 2011
The handover of Ghassan Kanafani Project took place at the Ghassan Kanafani Habilitation Preschool in the Mar Elias Camp in Beirut.
Ghassan Kanafani Project Kamal Saad 2011-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kamal Saad on Jul 09, 2011

 President Subhi Jarudi.handing over to President Elect Habib Saba

"Dating back to its charter, RCBC has distinguished itself through a tradition ofprofessionalism, fellowship and exceptional community service"..."Our objectivewill be to build on past achievements whilst we continue to evolve and remainrelevant in the face of a rapidly changing world" -- President Habib Saba in his "Letter from the Incoming President 2011/201

Handover Ceremony at the Soho Restaurant, Beirut Kamal Saad 2011-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annie Sapsezian on Mar 08, 2011
RCBC organized a remarkable fundraising dinner evening at the Hard Rock Café. The “60’s Night” theme drew a large crowd and the enthusiasm of the guests contributed to making the event highly successful.
Fundraising Dinner at Hard Rock Café Annie Sapsezian 2011-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Asaad Salhab on Dec 22, 2010
The Rotary club of Beirut Cosmopolitan in conjunction with Rotary Club of Metn organized a very successful joint fundraising event, "LeBAM" Christmas Concert
Lebam Concert Asaad Salhab 2010-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Asaad Salhab on Nov 04, 2010
The Rotary Club of Wasserburg, Germany and  the Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan have donated a CNC machine to the Schneller Institute in Khirbet Kanafar, West Bekaa of Lebanon.
Donation of CNC Machine to Schneller Asaad Salhab 2010-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Financial Aid to needy Students in Maamrieh School Annie Sapsezian 2010-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Mine Victims Assistance in Nabatieh Annie Sapsezian 2010-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Medical Equipment and Furniture to Aita Al Fakhar Annie Sapsezian 2010-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Donation of Gas Cooker and Gas Fryer to Schneller Asaad Salhab 2010-05-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Asaad Salhab on Mar 18, 2010

Rotary Land Mine Awareness Project Sponsored by RC Beirut Cosmopolitan, RC LA Cedars, and The Rotary Foundation.

Clown Shows “Be Aware” Asaad Salhab 2010-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Asaad Salhab on Dec 21, 2009
In accordance with its tradition of the last several years, Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan joined hands with the HRC in Ain El Mreisseh to host around 100 orphans with their supervisors for a Christmas lunch.
Christmas Lunch with Orphans Asaad Salhab 2009-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Asaad Salhab on Dec 13, 2009
RCBC in collaboration with RC Bluefield, RC Santa Monica and the Rotary Foundation have donated a 15 seats minibus
15-seat minibus to Cedar Home Asaad Salhab 2009-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kamal Saad on Nov 10, 2009
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See Stories Page Kamal Saad 2009-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Christina Asfour visits the RC of Rockdale County 2009-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Orphans Iftar at the Telepherique Adib Mounla 0
Posted by Adib Mounla

Presentation held on October 14th 2014 entitled "Is the Green Revolution as Green as we wish it were?"

Presentation by Mr Riad Saade Adib Mounla 0
Posted by Kamal Saad
The Rotary International organization provided a Nissan X-Trail car for the Mother of God Home for Orphans (Oum Allah Home) in Ajeltoun, Kesrouan, Lebanon. The handing-over ceremony took place on August 24, 2013 at the Mother of God Home in the presence of RCBC President Mounir Jabre, and of RCK President Jean-Paul Finan. The photo shows a number of Rotarians surrounding Sister Marie Farah, who  manages the Oum Allah Home.
Oum Allah Project Handover -- August 24, 2013 Kamal Saad 0
Posted by Kamal Saad

Immediate Past PresidentAsaad Salhab is shown (RHS in the picture) congratulating his successor. Incoming President Mounir Jabre voiced his commitment to the Rotary Theme 2013-2014: Engage Rotary Change Life. "While the way we do things changes over time", he said, "our core values -- the foundation on which Rotary is built -- stay the same".  

Handover Ceremony at the Phoenicia Hotel -- July 6, 2013 Kamal Saad 0
Posted by Annie Sapsezian

Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan offers 20 wheelchairs to the children of Gaza on February 27th, 2009

Wheelchairs to Gaza Annie Sapsezian 0
Dental Clinic to St. Antoine Dispensary Annie Sapsezian 0
Minibus & Telephone Exchange to St Famille Akoura Annie Sapsezian 0
YWCA Annie Sapsezian 0
Posted by Houri Elmayan

Two Rotary Clubs from Lebanon and another from the US with additional finance by the Rotary Foundation donated an electricity generator and industrial kitchen equipment to Asile Maronite Des Vieillards, a home for the elderly.

Rotary Clubs Brighten Future of an Elderly Home Houri Elmayan 0
RCBC Scholarship Donation Annie Sapsezian 0
Posted by Houri Elmayan
06/07 Ambassadorial Scholar Rima Abou Mrad is still in the US promoting herself and Lebanon. She was recently invited to speak at Rotary Club of Sterling Heights where she made a presentation and showed a movie about Lebanon.
Ambassadorial Scholar Continues Her Great Work Houri Elmayan 0
Donation of a Laptop and a Computer Annie Sapsezian 0
Posted by Houri Elmayan

Congratulations RCBC - #1 Club in District in Per Capita Annual Programs Fund Giving to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

#1 in District Houri Elmayan 0
Posted by Houri Elmayan
RI President Wilf Wilkinson is encouraging all Rotarians to help strengthen Rotary's membership by bringing at least one new member into Rotary. Members of his leadership team who met this challenge have been recognized with a new member sponsor pin.
New Member Sponsor Pins Houri Elmayan 0
Membership Development Houri Elmayan 0
Developing and Retaining Members Houri Elmayan 0