Club President 2023 - 2024

Dear District Governor Azar,

Fellow members of RCBC and from other clubs joining us tonight

Dear guests,

Protocol Observed

It is with great pleasure that I stand before you tonight as the new President of Rotary Club Beirut Cedars for the year 2023 -2024; I am honored today to be the 13 Th president of this great Club out of its 14 years from date of Club Inception.

I want to thank President Rony Farra for his great Leadership, Patience, management, wisdom, connection & achievements for the last 2 years of Presidency & for his 13 years as one of main founder of this Club, to be part & have a strong hands in the club’s realizations. (Please join me to Applaud P.Rony Farra).

Our Club has successfully achieved projects in the Rotary‘s 7 areas of focus, from Inception totaling around $6 M, only $3 M in the last 3 years.

Every Minute of Every Day, Rotary:

Feeds someone

Houses someone

Vaccinates someone

Perform surgery on someone

Comforts someone

Provides clean water to someone.

Our mission at Rotary Club Beirut Cedars & Rotary Clubs in general , is  to help the less fortunate to have a better tomorrow , to Create Hope in the world , theme of this Rotarian Year ,  a hope for better education , a hope for better healthcare through vaccination ,a hope to have a better health through  clean water , a hope to have clean environment , a hope to work on Peace Building & Conflict resolution, a hope to  work on Disease prevention & treatments & a hope to work on Community Economic Development .

I want to thank all fellow members who worked hard to make this event realized.

Last, but not least, I wish all the present fathers & fathers to be, a Happy Father’s day.

I thank all of you for your presence & I wish you to spend a pleasant night.

Thank You.

President 2021 - 2023

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President 2020-2021

Hagop DantziguianPresident 2020-2021 Assistant Governor Salwa CHOUCAIR, Past Presidents Philipe SKAFF, Rami MAJZOUB, Joe KENAAN, Christine SABIEH, Ghassan HAJJAR, Rima KHALAF, and Rami SARKIS, Immediate Past President Antoine KALDANY, Dear Rotarians and Zoom participants, I stand before you today with great honor as the newly elected President of this vibrant club for the year 20-21.…

President 2019 - 2020

Antoine KaldanyPresident 2019-2020 Chères amies, chers amis, Une année rotarienne s’achève. Elle aura été à l’image de son président, le Docteur Rami Sarkis : dynamique, joyeuse et efficace. La qualité des conférenciers que nous avons accueillis, les nouveaux membres qui nous ont rejoints, les projets que nous avons livrés, confirment la continuité de l’histoire de notre…

President 2018 - 2019

Rami SarkisPresident 2018-2019 Dear Rotarians and friends of Rotary, It’s an honor to address you here as the incoming President of Rotary Club Beirut Cedars for 2018/2019. I feel valued for being entrusted with this special responsibility from people that I respect highly and specially for being given this opportunity to continue on the path…

President 2017 - 2018

Rima KhalafPresident 2017-2018 Dear Rotarians, dear friends of Rotary It was with great honor that I accepted the invitation by my club to be its president for the year 2017-18. It is not an easy task, and I intend to give it all the needed attention for a successful year. At RC Beirut Cedars, perfection…

President 2016 - 2017

Ghassan HajjarPresident 2016-2017 The show must go on ! It is with great honor but also some serious apprehension that I will be receiving the gavel over from President Elie Melkane to run the Rotary Club Beirut Cedars for the RY 2016-2017 Not only because he fulfilled his mission with the utmost respect for the…

President 2015 - 2016

Elie MelkanePresident 2015-2016 Chers Amis, D’aucuns se demandent : Le Rotary, c’est quoi ! Le Rotary est, avant tout, un esprit. C’est le sentiment de vouloir se rendre utile, en servant les autres. Et, pour les servir, il faut les accepter, tels qu’ils sont ; puis, déterminer leurs besoins, ce qui fera le plus de…

President 2014 - 2015

Christine SabiehPresident 2014-2015 Overcoming differences: Bridging the diversity divide Ten percent of Lebanon’s population is 65 or older (2009) 69,385 persons carry official disability cards (2009) Approximately 80,000 are physically disabled as a result of the war (2003) Three percent of the Lebanese population -300,000- is estimated to be physically handicapped (1997) Convention on the…

President 2013 - 2014

Joe KanaanPresident 2013-2014 My promise to you Dear friends, I have been elected president of the Rotary Club Beirut Cedars for the year of 2013-2014, therefore I hereby inform you of the goal I want to achieve during this year. Our club has participated in the first three years of its foundation financing several projects…