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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 9,100 Rotaract clubs in more than 158 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. Zouheir Bizri is currently the president of Rotary Club De Beyrouth.

 

Our President's Word

Sara Safa

President

Chers amis Présidents et Anciens Présidents,
Chers amis Rotariens et Rotaractiens,
Chers honorables invités,
 
C’est avec un réel plaisir et un Cœur plein d’émotions que j’ai l’honneur de m’adresser à vous en prenant les responsabilités de Présidente duRotaractClub de Beyrouth pour l’année 2017- 2018. Je commence par remercier l’équipe qui a accompagné l’ami Kevin dans les services rendus au club et à la communauté dont je faisais partie.
De plus, je vous remercie pour votre confiance en moi et j’espère être à la hauteur de ma nouvelle position. Le thème de cette année Rotaractienne est “Rotaract au service de l’humanité”. Nous sommes en effet de jeunes bénévoles qui ont librement décidé de rendre service à notre communauté. Ainsi, l’avenir de notre club, repose non seulement sur son effectif, mais surtout sur notre générosité à consacrer une partie de notre temps aux réunions du club et à la réalisation d’œuvres sociales. Personne n’est obligé d’être Rotaractien, mais être Rotaractien nous oblige!
Oui j’accepte de prendre les devoirs de notre association commune pour les 12 mois à venir. Mais nous devons être d’accord sur le fait qu’une seule hirondelle ne fait pas le printemps. Chers amis
Rotaractiens, je compte sur chacun d’entre vous et sur tout le groupe pour conduire à bon port notre barque. Présider un club constitué de membres aussi dévoués que vous est pour moi une excellente motivation!
Chers amis Rotariens, je ne doute pas un seul instant que grâce à votre générosité, nous pourrons réaliser nos objectifs au cours de la nouvelle année. Vive Le Rotaract Club de Beyrouth, Vive Le Rotary Club de Beyrouth, Vive le District 2452, et surtout, Vive la joie et la vie!
Bonheur et bonne santé pour une merveilleuse année Rotaractienne 2017-2018.
 
Je vous remercie de tout Cœur!
Sara Safa

Our Club Members

Sara Safa

President

05/03/1990

Previous role: Secretary 2016-2017

Profession: Interior Architect

Education: Interior Architecture - LAU

Khaled Karouni

Advisor - DDRR District 2452

15/09/1991

Previous role: President 2014-2015

Profession: Financial Consultant at Murex

Education: Electromechanical Engineering - USJ 

Kevin Saliba

Immediate Past President - MedMDIO Country Representative

27/06/1989

Previous role: President 2016-2017

Profession: General Surgeon

Education: Medecine - Lebanese University 

Jimmy Fares

Vice President

20/09/1990

Previous role: Treasurer 2016-2017

Profession: Senior financial Accountant at Tgf

Education: Banking and Finance - USJ 

Sarah Keaik

Secretary

24/09/1997

Previous role: Head of Finance Committee 2016-2017

Education: Chemical Engineering Student - AUB

Miriam Al-Battal

Treasurer

29/01/1990

Previous role: SAA 2016-2017

Profession: Doctor 

Education: Medecine - Lebanese University 

Sabine Mansour

SAA - Head of Club Service Committee

02/07/1989

Previous role: Vice President 2016-2017

Profession: Product Manager Medical Devices

Education: Biochemistry and Biology - USJ

Mohammad Sabbagh

Head of Finance Committee

26/07/1992

Previous role: Head of Club Service Committee 2016-2017

Education: Mechanical Engineering Student - USEK

 

 

 

 

Rouba Rouphael

Head of Social Media Committee

13/08/1991

Previous role: Member

Profession: Medical Representative at Novo Nordisk 

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy - LAU

Elie Azar

Head of International Service Committee

25/02/1993

Previous role: Member

Profession: Accountant at USJ

Education: Marketing and Audit - USJ

Riwa Alaiwan

Head of Community Service Committee

15/12/1989

Previous role: Member

Profession: Architect at Dar Al-Handasah Shair and Partners

Education: Architecture - Balamand

 

Larissa Salameh

Head of Professional Development Committee

08/01/1992  

Previous role: Member 

Profession: Senior Recruitment Specialist at IFP Group 

Education: Human Resources - USJ 

Fadi Bitar

Member

23/03/1989

Previous role: Member

Profession: Dentist

Education: Prosthodontist - BAU

Garabed Fakrajian

Member

04/04/1990

Previous role: Head of International Service Committee

Education: Law - Lebanese University 

Mohamad Harake

Member

11/03/1993  

Previous role: Head of Professional Development Committee  

Profession: Risk Management Analyst - PhD Candidate 

Education: Management - USJ

Mona Keaik

Member

23/10/1989

Profession: Chief Resident at Ophthalmology Department - AUBMC

Education: Doctor of Medicine - AUB

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