The Purpose of the Metrolina Phoenician Club is to serve as a social organization for Lebanese and Lebanese-Americans and others who support our common objectives, to preserve the Lebanese heritage and traditions, and to promote and support humanitarian efforts including charitable efforts in Lebanon and the United States of America
The Metrolina Phoenician Club mission is twofold. It is a social club that allows us to promote our heritage and to get to know others that share similar interests.
WHAT WE DO
To unite the Lebanese community that live in the Charlotte area with a common background, engaging in social and philanthropic actives – something for everyone!
The MPC family is ever growing. We currently have 80 families registered with the MPC – bringing our community to several hundred people. Our events are filled with diverse ages and backgrounds.
The Metrolina Phoenician Club, founded in 1986, has been active since that year as a social organization dedicated to the service of our community and shared enjoyment of the Lebanese heritage.
The "Marhaba" club newsletter, published from 1986 to 1993, is a great way to follow the historical development and growth of The Metrolina Phoenician Club. Long time club members will reminisce about past years' events and newer club members will get a better idea of the people and events that have shaped our current club.
As to the real history of the Phoenicians, where they came from , who they are and their accomplishments, the following article adapted by Tony G. Bikhazi from "Lebanon in History" by Philip K. Hitti will make all Lebanese proud of their ancestors and heritage: The Phoenicians First Major Community in Lebanon.
SOUTHERN FEDERATION OF SYRIAN LEBANESE AMERICAN CLUBS
The Metrolina Phoenician Club also belongs to the Southern Federation of Syrian Lebanese American, a network of Syrian and Lebanese people across the Southern United States from Florida to California who share our values and heritage. Each club meets for gatherings and participates in the yearly Summer and Mid-Winter conventions to celebrate our heritage.