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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

Sarah Keaik


Chers amis Rotariens et Rotaractiens,
Chers honorables invités,
            Faire parti du Rotaract club de Beyrouth est un honneur, en devenir la présidente est un redoutable honneur.
C’est avec un grand plaisir que je prends la succession de présidents dévoués et enthousiastes qui ont mené le club vers tant de succès. Avoir de tels précédents est stimulant et je mettrai alors tout mon soin et toute mon énergie à être digne de votre confiance.
L’année rotaractienne 2017-2018 a été pleine de joie et de succès grâce a note chère Past President, Sara Safa.
Je voudrais alors saisir cette opportunité pour remercier Sara Safa et Khaled Karouni, qui ont été pour moi dès mon premier jour au club, un exemple à suivre, un exemple de vrais leaders qui ont partagé leur expérience, m’ont guidé et m’ont motiver à être la meilleure version de moi-même.
Ainsi, mes chers rotaractiens, je cherche cette année à suivre les pas de nos précédents, à partager avec vous mon expérience rotaractienne tout en profitant de la votre. Sachez, alors que c’est notre solidarité, notre volonté à enseigner et à apprendre, à partager avec les autres tout ce qu’on possède qui nous inspirera à atteindre le meilleur. 
Chers amis, le flambeau nous a été passé, et maintenant  c’est à nous, et à chacun de nous, d’offrir avec amour ce que nous avons tant reçu.
As Cyrus once said: “Where there’s unity, there’s always victory”.

Dear Club,

Let solidarity be our strength…Let us learn from what we posses and build on what we have achieved,

To a successful year ahead, to a new journey together….

Thank you !

Sarah Keaik

Our Club Members

Sarah Keaik



Previous role: Secretary 2017-2018

Education: Chemical Engineering - AUB

Sara Safa

Immediate Past President


Previous role: President 2017-2018

Profession: Interior Architect

Education: Interior Architecture - LAU

Khaled Karouni



Previous role: DDRR District 2452 2017-2018

Profession: Financial Consultant at Murex

Education: Electromechanical Engineering - USJ 

Mohammad Sabbagh

Vice President


Previous role: Head of Finance Committee 2017-2018

Education: Mechanical Engineering - USEK





Rouba Rouphael



Previous role: Head of Social Media Committee

Profession: Med. Rep. at Novo Nordisk 

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy - LAU

Mohamad Harake



Previous role: Member

Profession: Researcher - PhD Candidate 

Education: IAE de Poitiers - Management

Fadi Bitar

Head of International Service Committee


Previous role: Member

Profession: Dentist

Education: Prosthodontist - BAU

Celine Alame

Head of Community Service Committee


Previous Role: Member

Education: Industrial Engineering - AUB

Maissa Ayoub

Head of Club Service Committee


Previous role: Member

Education: Business Administration - AUB

Rayan Bashasha



Previous role: Head of Professional Development Committee 

Profession: Blom Bank

Education: Economics - LAU

Farah Jaroudi

Head of Finance Committee


Previous role: Member

Profession: International Patient Care & Executive Health Coordinator at AUBMC

Education: Nursing - AUB

Sara Rifai

Head of Social Media Committee


Previous role: Member

Profession: Planning Engineer at Araco for asphalt 

Education: Civil Engineering - NEU

Elie Azar



Previous role: Head of International Service Committee 2017-2018

Profession: Accountant at USJ

Education: Marketing and Audit - USJ

Garabed Fakrajian



Previous role: Head of International Service Committee

Education: Law - LU

Jimmy Fares



Previous role: Vice President 2017-2018

Profession: Senior Financial Accountant at Tgf

Education: Banking and Finance - USJ 

Kevin Saliba



Previous role: MedMDIO Country Representative 2017-2018

Profession: General Surgeon

Education: Medecine - LU

Riwa Alaiwan



Previous role: Head of Community Service Committee 2017-2018

Profession: Architect at Dar Al-Handasah Shair and Partners

Education: Architecture - Balamand


Sabine Mansour



Previous role: SAA 2017-2018

Profession: Product Manager Medical Devices

Education: Biochemistry and Biology - USJ

Wassim El Tecle



Previous Role: Guest

Profession: Sales Team Leader at ITG

Education: Electrical Engineering - LU

Nadine Abi Akar

Head of Professional Development Committee


Previous role: Member

Profession: PHD Student

Education: Human Development & Psychology - Harvard

Elie Bassil



Previous role: Member

Profession: Physical Therapist

Education: Doctor Physiotherapist - USJ

Samer EL Hajj



Previous role: Member

Profession: Sales Engineer at Samsung

Education: Telecom Engineering - USEK

Georges Younes



Previous role: Guest

Profession: EY

Education: Business - USJ

Fares Hindeleh



Previous role: Guest

Profession: Telecom Engineer at Dar al handasa

Education: Telecom engineering - Kiel University

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