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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan Website

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
<b>Hilton Hotel
Beirut
Beirut,  0000
Lebanon
Phone:
3 771 487
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District 2452
 
Stories
Joint online meeting with the Rotary Club of Beirut Cedars. Guest speaker Michelle Mouracade talked about Social Enterprise and how Rotary can benefit from the services of Alfanar. The topic of sustainability in project was highlighted especially that all Rotary global grants should be sustainable to be eligible for approval. 
RCBC's last fellowship event for the Rotary year started with a visit to the Evangelical Academy in Aabey were funrniture and IT equipment will be installed once the GEAT GG funds are received. During the visit P Adib and PP George were interviewed by TV reporters. This was followed by a visit to the Kanaan Palace owned by RC Beirut Center President Effat Kanaan Abou Assly. 
The Program Committee represented by Chair Farida Najjar and Rtn Karen Saab have organized a nice outing to the MACAM museum in Alita. Members and friends were greeted by Cezar Nammour and his spouse Gaby Shaub who offered a tour of the museum followed by a workshop and nice outdoor lunch. 
RCBC new members Rotarians Nasr el Baba, Rony Eid, Mohamad Harakeh, in addition to Rtn Colin Gibson presented their classification and professional backgrounds. In addition Michel Frem RCBC candidate for a Rotary Scholarship talked about his ambition to pursue a Masters degree in water and sanitation in the Netherlands. The members and attendees were impressed by the high level of professionalism of the speakers and their academic and professional background.    
RCBC members, families and friends have visited the Latourba winery in Saghbine - Bekaa. During the event Christine Chehwane informed the Rotarians how the Latourba wine is produced using traditional techniques. After that a wine tasting session was held, followed by a nice barbecue lunch and a visit to the farm and an ancient Roman sight. 
The Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan has distributed 70 boxes of PPE to the Hopital du Sacre Coeur . This is  part of a Disaster Response Grant initiated by District 2452 to fight COVID19. The hospital is currently receiving and treating  COVID19 Patients. 
A fully equipped ambulance was handed over to the Lebanese Red Cross represented by Mrs. Rosy Boulos. The Handover event took place at the workshop of BISCO SARL that took charge of the conversion works. The ambulance was financed via a Global Grant initiated by the Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan and the Rotary Club of Elche Illice, with the contribution of the Rotary Clubs of LA Cedars, Neede, Picton, Elche-Illice, Lebanon (USA), Beirut-Cedars, Beyrouth, Districts 2452, 6560, 2203 and the Rotary Foundation.
 
Joint online meeting with the Rotary Club of Beirut Cadmos. Guest speaker Mrs. Karen Boustany is an award winning Media Personality, owner and GM of Eyestrategy Business Communication SARL, Co-Founder of LALS and CEO of the Luxury Network Lebanon. 
Joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Sahel Metn. Our guest speaker Mr. Bassel Assah is an expert in Information Security and Business Security. He covered the Pre Covid19 security risks, the trend after COVID19 (remote work, Zoom , Webex meetings), phishing and spear phishing and the market best practices. The presentation was followed by a session of Q&A. 
Joint meeting with RC Sahel el Metn. The session was given by Dr. Pierre Bou Khalil Head of Pulmonary Critical Care at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. The session was attended by 71 participants from all over the district including our DG Shawkat Tadros, PDGs and Incoming DG. 
LaTouba founders and owners Christine and Elias Chehwan presented to RCBC members and guests the exquisite Lebanese wine LaTourba and its positive impact on the Saghbine community. The session also included interventions from Greek Winemaker Sofoklis Peutropolous and Cypriot Winemaker Rotarian Marcos Zambartas owner of the Zambartas Wine. The Chehwan also presented the challenges and opportunities the wine industry sector faces in Lebanon.  
Both Lebanese and Italian Communities are currently badly hit from the COVID19 pandemic. During the meeting both twin clubs shared the initiatives taken to fight against COVID19 such as service projects (supply of medical equipment, distribution of food boxes...). During the meeting members from both Clubs agreed that a joint action should be undertaken to assist each other in fighting this pandemic. The online meeting was also attended by many members from other Rotary Clubs. 
On March 23rd, our Club has received from Rotary International the official certificate of organization of the Interact Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan club ID 221331.
The Certificate of Organization was signed by Rotary International President Marc Maloney and RCBC President Adib Mounla. The ICBC membership cards were also prepared for all ICBC founding members 
Despite the COVID19 pandemic, RCBC operations were still ongoing. On March 24th, our Club had its first Online Meeting with RCBC founder PP Riad Saade. The online session was attended by 31 participants including Rotarians from other Rotary Clubs. The subject of PP Saade was "Diagnosis of the Lebanese Agriculture in light of the latest Financial and Corona Double Crisis"