Latest - Newsletter and Events

Welcome to the Lebanon American Club of Danbury Web Site. 

اهلا بكم

Check out the latest on upcoming Club Events below,
the latest Newsletter at this link and Regional Events at this link

The Club Meetings are every other Tuesday at 7pm (Board) and 8pm (General Membership).
Next Meeting is on Tues. October  20th.

Friday Night Dinner Oct. 9,  is Steaks by Ron Antous

Next Spaghetti Dinner is on Wednesday October 14, at 6:30pm.
By Chef Lou Scalzo Assisted by Frankie Schlemer and Lou Najamy

Next  Lebanese Buffet Dinner by John  Hanna is Friday, October 16
Featuring:  Kibbee Nay (Raw) , Grape Leaves, Baked Chicken, Mezza and Much more.

Check out St. Ann Annual Hafli and Kevin Community Center Annual Event on Saturday Oct. 10 - 
(Yes you can attend both! )
and other Regional events
by visiting Regional Events Page

Welcoming the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Gibran Basil on Friday September 25 at the Club

Per the request of his Excellency, Majdi Ramadan, the Lebanese General Consul in NY, and Father Naji Kiwan, The Lebanon American Club in Danbury welcomed his Excellency, Gibran Basil, the Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants on Friday September 25th at 6:30pm. The event was attended by members of the club,  Danbury, Waterbury and Westchester  Communities, and several dignitaries.

After their arrival they were greeted by the president of the club John Ahskar, Club Secretary Ghassan Najm, Father Naji Kiwan of St. Anthony's Maronite Church, Judge Dianne Yamin, State Representative of Waterbury Selim Noujaime and World Lebanese Cultural Union President Atef Eid, among others. After a brief tour of the Facility, he then proceeded to the Meeting Hall where he was greeted by all attendees.

President Ashkar opened the meeting with asking Father Naji Kiwan and Secretary Najm to lead with the US and Lebanese National Anthems respectively.  This was followed with his brief welcoming remarks. The rest of the program MCed by Father Naji Kiwan, included welcoming of all dignitaries, His and General Consul remarks, followed by  the presentation by State Rep. Selim Noujaime that included a proclamation from the CT State legislative branch. The Minister was then introduced to give his remarks and opened it up for questions and answers session from the audience. Questions included topics about the Lebanese internal affairs such as the Vacuum of the presidency,  Refugee impact on Lebanon, Europe and the world, US Policies and assistance of Lebanon for fighting against ISIL Dual citizenship among other topics.

After the meeting, Mr. Basil accompanied by the delegation, decided to join Club members, guests and many of event attendees for a Lebanese Buffet Dinner, prepared by Chef John Hanna.

The event was covered on the Noon and Nightly news in Lebanon such as OTV and LBCI TV stations, the following day. The report can be viewed on this link. It was also covered in the Al-Mohajer  Online news magazine for the Lebanese emigrants in English and Arabic at this link

Mr. Bassil was part of the Lebanese delegation that included the Prime Minister Tamam Salam attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York city.  He departed the club with his company and security details at after 9pm.

Persons of the Year Banquet on October 22, Honorees Announcement

On Thursday, October 22nd, the Lebanon American Club will host the annual "Persons of the Year Award Banquet" at 6:00 PM at the Amber Room in Danbury.  This year the Club will honor, John N. Ashkar, Helen Georgette Ayoub, and Posthumously George J. Dimyan. Life long members of the club, St. Anthony’s and St. Ann churches of Danbury respectively, they have had a lifetime of contributions to the advancement of the Lebanese and Arabic Speaking Community in Danbury and the Danbury Community at large. Members that are planning on attending the event and/or submitting an ad for the Commemorative Program Book should send the invitations responses and program book submissions by Monday October 12th

For those that are non-members and wish to attend, or for more info send an email to 

Cuisine & Conviviality, Friday Night Dinners at The Lebanon Club - Lebanese Dinner By Chef John Hanna July 28th

If you're looking to end the week on a high note... with a memorable meal and some friendly conversation... look no further than the Lebanon Club.

Whether its Chef John Hanna's Lebanese Buffet (This month  it is on Oct. 16th) or chef Elie Taweh serving Kebabs, Steaks or Shawarma, you can be sure to find fabulous food... and the company of friends... each Friday in the warm, welcoming ambiance of the Lebanon Club.

Additional details and dates are included in this month's newsletter; check out the calendar on page 8 and Dates to Remember/Looking Ahead on page 3.

Friday nights at the club are a great way for members and their guests to catch up with old friends... and get to know new ones... over a delicious dinner. BYOB

Annual Club 300 50/50 Raffle - Saturday December 5th

It is that time of the year again for the Annual Club 300 Raffle reception and drawing that will be held on Saturday December 5th at 7:30pm. The evening will include a Delicious Buffet Dinner and great prizes. If you have not purchased your ticket yet, please reach out to Billy Asmar, by sending him an email to, and include your name and telephone number.