Dear fellow Kfarsghabi’s ,
I hope that you and your families are all in good health. This year has been a watershed year for our community, celebrating 125 years of migration to our beloved Australia.
We've had some wonderful events to mark this achievement such as the Back to Kibbee Hill Picnic Day, reliving the way it used to be when we we'd all gather and enjoy each other’s company. With well over 300 people there ranging in ages from 6 months to 90 years, it was certainly a joyous day.
Our major event of the year was our 125 Years Reunion Dinner which was held at the Le Montage - a spectacular venue for an equally spectacular function. The night had it all; dignitaries, politicians, clergy and most importantly it was a night for us, the people of the best village in Lebanon - Kfarsghab. When hearing the speaker’s glowing comments regarding our great achievements during our 125 years of migration, I was beaming with pride.
On behalf of all previous Presidents, it has been truly inspiring and a privilege to be called the President of the Australian Kfarsghab Association. There was well over 400 people in attendance and a great night was had by all. The event would not have been possible without the hard work of our 125 Year Committee who worked very hard and for long hours to put it all together. On behalf of the community, I thank them all for their work.
Our upcoming events are outlined in this newsletter and we look forward to seeing you at most if not all of these functions, in particular the Major Exhibition which promises to be bigger and better than our last one.
To all the HSC, university and school students, I’d like to wish you the best of luck in your exams. Finally, with Christmas just around the corner, on behalf of myself and the Committee, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. May God bless you all and we hope to see you soon.
Mr Danny Nehmeh