Australian-born Lebanese, Michleen runs a marketing agency, Click Click Marketing that services global tech-giants across the Asia Pacific. She has witnessed the intensifying effects of Lebanon’s unemployment on her village, Hakel El Azime.
The WLCU Sydney has a Main Committee as well as a specialised Youth Committee which is predominantly focussed on catering to the interests and supporting the needs of the younger generations of our community.
On the balmy Thursday evening of 16 June, the WLCU hosted its first-ever expatriate event. Hi! Keefna? Ça Va? The name of the soiree is the traditional Lebanese greeting, that we as part of the Lebanese diaspora are tickled with whenever we visit the golden shores of the motherland.
The cedar tree (cedrus libani) is the national emblem of Lebanon. It is a symbol of resilience, strength, and eternal life.
Khalil Gibran (Arabic: Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān) was born on 6 January 1883 in Bcharri, Lebanon. He immigrated to America in 1895, with his mother and siblings. Gibran became one of the best-selling poets of all time. His most famous collection of poems is called “The Prophet” and is often quoted at weddings, funerals, and at special events.
Ghraybeh are delicious and delicate Middle Eastern cookies that melt in your mouth. Whilst every effort is made to ensure traditional recipes are provided, it is acknowledged that every Lebanese village will have its own ‘special touches’. Thus the recipes passed down from one generation to another often vary slightly from village to village. We view this as part of the rich Lebanese culture.
The 2020 graduating class were celebrated with an exceptional first HSC Distinguished Achievers Awards event. Each of the recipients should feel enormously proud and be hopefully driven to continue this excellence in coming years, their careers and in life. We look forward to continuing this annual recognition of the great accomplishments of the young Lebanese Australians for many years to come.
The World Lebanese Cultural Union Sydney Incorporated (WLCU) hosted the Elite Performance Function on Friday, 26 March 2021 at Doltone House, Darling Island. The function was a fundraising event in support of the Lebanese Rugby League Team who will be competing later this year in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup and also to send aid to those still affected by the Lebanese tragedy at Beirut Port.
Through the generosity of our donors and supporters, WLCU NSW raised over $40,000 on the night. We are continuing to receive additional donations post the event. The dinner is a tribute to the NSW President, Dr Shane Geha and his Committee who established the NSW Chapter only four months ago.