2011 Timeline for the Australian Lebanese Foundation
The visit by Dr. Riad Salame, Governor of Banque du Liban, was planned to coincide with the 2011 Scholarship dinner in March. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond his control in Lebanon, Dr. Salame had to postpone his visit to Sydney until next year. It was therefore decided to hold an intimate scholarship presentation ceremony in the University's unique and ambient Nicholson Museum.
2011 Scholarship Presentation
On 14 March in the Nicholson Museum, ALF scholarships were awarded to eight young Lebanese Australian students generously sponsored by members of the community.
The V-P of the ALF Dr Chris Scarf, acting as MC, introduced Prof Marie Carroll, Sydney University Acting DVC Education & Director Academic Affairs, who gave a heartfelt and inspirational address to family and friends of the students.
ALF Councillor Mr Phillip Salem thanked Prof Carroll on behalf of the Foundation. He congratulated the students, thanked the scholarship sponsors and gave a stimulating and entertaining speech visibly appreciated by all who were gathered in the Museum.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia scholarship awarded to Tarik Alameddin
Caltex M4 scholarship awarded to Patrick El-Hayek
DeiCorp scholarship awarded to Carly George
Dentalcorp scholarship awarded to Ray Dagher
Dyldam scholarship awarded to Mary Kabboura
Ghossayn scholarship awarded to Jamal Kayrouz
Holdmark scholarship awarded to Janelle Mansour
John Symond scholarship awarded to Rania Masri
After the students were each introduced and presented their scholarship certificate, Jamal Kayrouz stepped up to the podium and graciously accepted the awards on behalf of the students. Jamal proceeded to impress the audience with the excellent quality of content and the inspirational tone of her speech.
Dr Scarf brought the ceremony to a close and invited guests to mingle and enjoy the delicious refreshments and museum exhibitions on offer.
2011 Annual General Meeting
On 5th May the ALF held its 9th Annual General Meeting and presented the Annual Report for 2010. (to view please see About Us)
The council members for 2011 were nominated and elected, and congratulations were expressed to elected office bearers:-
President, Prof Fadia Ghossayn
1st Vice President, Dr Chris Scarf
2nd Vice President, Mr Pierre El Alam