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What is Rotaract?

Rotaract (which stands for Rotary in Action) is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true "partners in service" and key members of the family of Rotary. The first Rotaract club was the Rotaract Club of North  Charlotte in North Carolina, founded on March 13, 1968. Since then, Rotaract has grown into one of Rotary's most significant and fastest-growing service programs. Today, there are more than 10,904 Rotaract clubs in more than 184 countries. The organization is based on small clubs, which can vary in size from 10 to 30 members.
Every Rotaract Club is part of a district Rotaract organization, run by elected representatives with support from sponsoring Rotarians. The district organization plans regional conferences, develops regional projects, holds club leadership training programs, and sponsors special events to strengthen the bond among clubs. Rotaract Clubs hold formal meetings, which feature speakers, tours of local businesses, cultural activities, discussions, and visits to other clubs. Rotaractors utilize weekends for service project work, social events, and professional and leadership development workshops. The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

What are our goals?

  • To develop professional and leadership skills.
  • To emphasize respect for the rights of others, based on recognition of the worth of each individual.
  • To recognize the dignity and value of all useful occupations as opportunities to serve.
  • To recognize, practice and promote ethical standards as leadership qualities and vocational responsibilities.
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of the needs, problems and opportunities in the community and worldwide.
  • To provide opportunities for personal and group activities to serve the community and promote international understanding and goodwill to all people.

Who are we?

Rotaract Club De Beyrouth was established in December 1985 and charted in February 1995. Our club is sponsored by Rotary Club De Beyrouth along with Rotaract  Club De Beyrouth - USJ. Mr. Nabil Abboud is currently the president of Rotary Club De Beyrouth.

 

Our President's Word

Mohammad Sabbagh

President

Dear Rotarians,
Fellow Rotaractors,

Three years ago I attended my first handing over ceremony; it was an honor seeing my mentor and advisor, past President Khaled Karouni closing a year full of successful achievements.

Back then, I felt in the responsibility to maintain Rotaract Club De Beyrouth as one of the leading clubs on the national level, on the district level and believe me on the international level too.

Today, and proudly I’m taking the lead of this club with a big shoes to fill serving after you, Past President Sarah Keaik, you have definitely raised the bar even higher, I don't think anyone can disagree that you have always encouraged every member of the club to give his best and you will always have a leading role in our club.

Rotaract is all about service above self, and it has always been the main drive for our club. It is reflected by our success stories throughout the years and especially last year with winning 4 awards. Reaching this level wouldn’t be possible without our rotary de beyrouth’s continuous support. Our bond with our Rotarians is stronger than ever, and we will ensure that this will last for the years to come.

I can promise you one thing dear members, I will make sure that with your help, support and full dedication our club this year will shine even brighter will be known for more success stories. A lot is awaiting us if we believe in the power of the team as we have always did.

We are de beyrouth because of our solidarity, we are de beyrouth because of our bonding, and we are who we are in the district because of your love to the club and to the Rotaract mission.
 
I believe in each and every one of you,
I believe in the positivity you have and the concrete bonding you build,

I have always been proud to say I am a member of Club De Beyrouth, today I stand as a proud President, grateful for you believing in me, and I can tell with a  team like you, the best is yet to come!

Finally, we promise you a year full of success, incredible memories and lots of achievements.

Thank you,

Our Club Members

Mohammad Sabbagh

President

26/07/1992

Previous role: Vice President

Education: Mechanical Engineering - USEK

 

 

 

 

Sarah Keaik

Immediate Past President

24/09/1997

Previous role: President

Education: Chemical Engineering - AUB

Nadine Abi Akar

Vice President

01/03/1993

Previous role: Head of Professional Development Committee

Profession: PHD Student

Education: Human Development & Psychology - Harvard

Khaled Karouni

Advisor

15/09/1991

Previous role: DDRR District 2452 2017-2018

Profession: Financial Consultant at Murex

Education: Electromechanical Engineering - USJ 

Sara Safa

Treasurer

05/03/1990

Previous role: Immediate Past President

Profession: Interior Architect

Education: Interior Architecture - LAU

Rouba Rouphael

Member

13/08/1991

Previous role: Treasurer

Profession: Med. Rep. at Novo Nordisk 

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy - LAU

Sara Rifai

Secretary

28/10/1991

Previous role: Head of Social Media Committee

Profession: Planning Engineer at Araco for asphalt 

Education: Civil Engineering - NEU

Celine Alame

Member

22/10/1997

Previous Role: Head of Community Service

Education: Industrial Engineering - AUB

Rayan Bashasha

Member

21/12/1993

Previous role: Head of Professional Development Committee 

Profession: Blom Bank

Education: Economics - LAU

Farah Jaroudi

Member

12/09/1992

Previous role: Head of Finance

Profession: International Patient Care & Executive Health Coordinator at AUBMC

Education: Nursing - AUB

Elie Azar

Member

25/02/1993

Previous role: Secretary 

Profession: Accountant at USJ

Education: Marketing and Audit - USJ

Jimmy Fares

Member

20/09/1990

Previous role: Vice President 2017-2018

Profession: Senior Financial Accountant at Tgf

Education: Banking and Finance - USJ 

Wassim El Tecle

Member

27/09/1990

Previous Role: Guest

Profession: Sales Team Leader at ITG

Education: Electrical Engineering - LU

Elie Bassil

Head of Club Service

21/08/1992

Previous role: Member 2018-2019

Profession: Physical Therapist

Education: Doctor Physiotherapist - USJ

Samer EL Hajj

Member

24/02/1993

Previous role: Member

Profession: Sales Engineer at Samsung

Education: Telecom Engineering - USEK

Georges Younes

Member

19/01/1992

Previous role: Guest

Profession: EY

Education: Business - USJ

Fares Hindeleh

Member

28/01/1991

Previous role: Guest

Profession: Telecom Engineer at Dar al handasa

Education: Telecom engineering - Kiel University

Rita Shalouhy

Head of Professional Development

Perla Hadchity

Head of Community service

Georges Bou Sleiman

Head of Finance

Angie Saba

Guest

Hassan Dia

Head of Social Media

Bassel Tamim

Guest

Nadia Mouawwad

Head of International outstanding

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