We are pleased to announce that the Cercle Libanais, an idea born in the warmth of a Sunday lunch amongst Lebanese friends, is now a fully fledged non-profit organisation, registered in Luxembourg.
Membership applications are invited from anyone who is Lebanese or of Lebanese origin, or who has at least one Lebanese family member, and who lives in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg or the Greater Region. Others strongly interested in Lebanon may apply for associate membership.
Our Mission is to encourage networking, social, educational, cultural and philanthropic activities among our members, to:
- Help members establish contacts and develop a community to promote social interaction and the exchange of information in a mutually supportive environment
- Deepen and broaden members’ and the wider Luxembourg community’s appreciation of Lebanese culture and heritage
- Intensify cooperation between Lebanon and the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
The Articles of Association has a more detailed Statement of Objectives, a summary of which you can read on the Aims page.
Dear Friends, Dear Members,
June this year saw the General Assembly of the Cercle Libanais de Luxembourg voting the handover to a new steering committee--Michael Chidiac – President, John Elia – Vice-President, Lucile Makhlouf – Secretary, Rizk Mouwannes – Treasurer, Joyce Liyan, Maria Teresa Masaad, Marc Moussalli, Marc Nahas, Liliane Samaha--tasked with ensuring the continuity of our association’s aims and objectives.
With over fifty events since the Cercle Libanais’ inception, which include social lunches, family events, business networking events, national day celebrations, cultural forums, geopolitical presentations and economic round-tables, our association has grown and successfully managed to place Lebanon on the Luxembourg map.
We thank our colleagues on former committees and our members and friends that have contributed time and effort in growing the Cercle Libanais from an idea shared by only a handful of people in 2012 to the organisation it has developed into today. Congratulations to all!
We are proud to be celebrating our 5th anniversary and hope to bring you many more quality events.
La Libanaise, Layla KANAAN NABBOUT, artiste peintre et soprano, a enflammé, le jeudi 30 avril, la salle de concert ADAGIO, du conservatoire de musique de Thionville.
Elle s'est baladée, avec aisance et justesse, entre les airs d'opéras, les chants lyriques et les chants liturgiques, en Libanais, Français, Anglais et Araméen.
Accompagnée au piano par Thierry WENDREMAIRE mais aussi tantôt par son fils Charles NABBOUT et tantôt par sa fille Tamara NABBOUT, elle a offert au public un récital émouvant, digne de grandes divas, qui lui a valu de longues minutes d'applaudissements d'un public debout et conquis.
A l'issue du récital, les invités ont participé au vernissage de son exposition de peinture intitulée "Chemin faisant, Beyrouth-Thionville" à l'espace d'art ADAGIO au conservatoire de Thionville.
Merci Layla pour ce moment magique.
With a little over six weeks to go to the start of the Bazaar International, volunteers at the Lebanese stand are getting ready for the final preparations before the grand opening.
Under the guidance of Liliane Lamberty, the representative of the Lebanese stand, a group of 12 people met yesterday at the Atrium on Knuedler to discuss the finishing touches. Coordinating roles, logistics, merchandise to display, food preparation, stand fit-out and much more was talked about. This usual flurry of activity around Bazaar time is something the team is well used to, having had many years of experience in organising this event.
As it's website suggests, the International Bazaar is an organisation that is quite unique.
Run entirely by volunteers it is non-commercial and independent and combines the act of fundraising with a stylish multicultural event that attracts thousands of visitors into the halls of Luxexpo.
Now in its 52nd year it is the largest fundraising event in Luxembourg.
Every year the International Bazaar supports around 100 carefully selected charities worldwide.
Over 50 nationalities are represented under one roof, raising funds for worthy causes while also representing their own countries.