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"ARIAF", kleiat Association for Culture and Arts, was constituted by an official decree from Ministry of Interior on April 14th, 2005.

Kleiat Association for Culture and Arts was named "ARIAF" after the Kleiat countryside in order to keep it prominent in the mind of our youths.

"Ariaf" exists in order to maintain the village characteristic distinct in our Kleiat.

"Ariaf" endeavors to make our youths love this village.

"Ariaf" seeks to preserve our natural, environmental, archeological and touristic patrimony.

"Ariaf" strives to provide a pleasant life to our fellows, the citizens of our village, so that they search the threshold of self-sufficiency, which meets the needs of our society and protects them from the risks of immigration.

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03-350 451

2004 Events

-Summer Camp at St. Licha Monastery, Becharreh including a visit to Bkaakafra home-village of St. Charbel (August 21& 22).





-Visit to Jeita Grotto (September 18).





-Trip to St. Antonios-Kouzhaya Monastery, the Cedars forest & Jbeil antic City (September 25).

- Trip to Saidet Bechwett, Baalback, the wine caves of Ksara and the Karaoun Lake (September 19).



2005 Events

-Trip to Waves Aquapark, Mansourieh (August 16).





-On December 25, Ariaf organized a Christmas ceremony with presents distribution for Ariaf kids & their friends.

-Gibran & the Prophet Musical Comedy, Jbeil (August 23)



-Honey production & distribution.









-Conference on Biological Agriculture (November 4) .







-Viewing of "Al-Bosta" the 100% lebanese movie. (December 27)

2006 Events

-Competition in singing, acting, music playing & painting.









-Action day 18/9/2006.

The association organized an expedition day for children to a nice spot in Feytroun , a place called : “ Woodville ” , where they practiced plenty of exciting activities such as : Climbing – Flying fox – Hiking . . .





-Farewell summer party 6 /10/2006.

At the end of a season full in daily activities, the association organized a farewell summer party , in its local , for all children , before going to schools.





-Christmas party 27/12/2006.

The association ‘s children , were gathered around the manger , for the second consecutive year , to celebrate the birth of Jesus , the savior . Games , songs , dances filled the air , and , at the end , greetings for a better future.








-Election Day.

Under the supervision of the ministry of interior affairs , all members of the association were called to a general meeting, in order to elect a new committee , on Sunday 5 – 3 – 06 .

The elected members are :
Joseph Hanna Rif
Josephine Raymond Hojeily
Christian Michel Richany
Abdo Ramez Abi Rached
Rabih Wadih Abi Rached


General Meeting.

All members of the association were called to a general assembly in order to launch the calendar for the next 2 years 06 -08 . The meeting was recorded , bounced on CD’s , and distributed to all people on Easter’s holiday .

-Annual Dinner.







-Praying together 22 – 10 – 2006.

The association , in all its members , was gathered at St Simeon church, to raise prayers to God .
At the end of the mass , all participators were called to a reception, at the association’s local .





-Ariaf stores.

Under the name of “Cheghel Beytna” [Home made] the association opened a store that deals with all Kinds of home production such as : Honey , jams , liqueurs …
In order to encourage these artisanal productions , and create new aspect and identity that can specialize our beloved village .





-The plantation .

The association did plant around 5000 plants such as : Thyme , Lavender and Rosemary , in order to support the kleiat bee – keeping , and increase the honey production .

2007 Events

-“ Green fields ” Day.

A long day, full of sports, and games was organized to our beloved children at the “ Green Fields ”- Dbayeh – on Saturday the 17th of February 2007.





-Mother’s Day.

On that glorious occasion, the association organized a small reception that gathered mothers children, who did present a small play, and some games.
Finally, glasses were raised, wishing all the best for our mothers and our association.





-“Waves” trip.

For the second time, the association did organize a trip to “Waves Aquapark” – Mansourieh – for the children. This was on Monday 13/8/2007.





-Expo “ Afrahouna ”

Yes, the association did participate to an exhibition at “ Antelias ” called “ Afrahouna ” where she exposed all its home made products, from March 24th till April 7th 2007.







-The second annual dinner

The association organized its annual dinner on Saturday the fifth of May 2007 at “ Le Royaume ” Restaurant, Kleiat.






-7ookool Magazine - Issue 1



-“Honey Production” – 07 –

For the 3rd consecutive year, the second half of August was the perfect period to collect honey.







-Bell Competition





-The annual mass 16/9/2007

The association , in all its members , was gathered at St Simeon church , to raise prayers to God.
At the end of the mass , all participators were called to a reception , at the association’s local





-Christmas 2007

2008 Events

-Bee Keeping in winter.

2009 Events

-St. Mary's Concert.



2010 Events

-Arak Production.





-Debs Production





-Honey Production





-Ariaf Elections



-Honoring Mr. Joseph el-Rif.





-"Tahiyat" Musical Concert







-Trip to Byblos & Jbeil Caza.





- -Trip to North Lebanon.

Including, Wadi Kanoubeen, Bka3kafra & covent of Mar Mtanios Ess7aya.





-The Annual Mass

The annual mass for the association and its members. St. Simeon church. Sunday 26-9-2010.









-Houkoul Magazine - Issue #3


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-A field trip to the Old Village of Kleiat at Al Salib River - Sunday 3-10-2010.













-Merry Christmas 2010

A Greeting Card produced by the association, and signed by its name, at Christmas time, and delivered to all "kleiat" citizens, wishing them the Sweetest and Warmest Season Ever.

2011 Events

-Trees Plantation





-Easter Concert











-Collaboration with the French -25/8/2011









-Traditional Night at St. Simeon. - 31/8/2011.







-The Annual Mass. - 18/9/2011









-Houkoul Magazine - Issue #4 18/9/2011


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-Inauguration of the new local. - 18/9/2011









-Merry Christmas 2011

A Greeting Card produced by the association, and signed by its name, at Christmas time, and delivered to all "kleiat" citizens, wishing them the Sweetest and Warmest Season Ever.

2012 Events

-Georges Khabbaz Theater Play



-The annual MASS

Members of KLEIAT ASSOCIATION FOR CULTURE AND ARTS were gathered at St SIMEON church, on Sunday 23 of September 2012, to pray for the Association and its Members.











-"HOUKOUL" The Association Magazine

KLEIAT ASSOCIATION FOR CULTURE AND ARTS did release the fifth issue of its Annual Magazine "HOUKOUL" on Sunday 23 of September 2012.


Download Houkoul Issue #5


-The Honoring Ceremony

KLEIAT ASSOCIATION FOR CULTURE AND ARTS honored two of its members:
Mr. Emile Hanna MOUBARAK
Mrs. Mona Joseph RIF

on Sunday 23 of September 2012.











-MEDICAL CONFERENCE WITH THE PHYSIOTHERAPIST: Mr. RALPH JAD

KLEIAT ASSOCIATION FOR CULTURE AND ARTS HAS ORGANISED A MEDICAL CONFERENCE WITH THE PHYSIOTHERAPIST: Mr. RALPH JAD ON Saturday 17 November 2012 AT ITS LOCAL.





-Glory to God

Kleiat Association for Culture and Arts has organized a musical concert, as Christmas festivities, gathered Classical and Modern Music.
This was on Saturday 15-12-2012 19.00 pm at the Association Local.
Merry Christmas









2013 Events

-An Agricultural Conference

Kleiat Association for Culture and Arts has organized an agricultural conference with the collaboration of L.A.R.I., and presented by Mr. Maroun ZOUGHEIB. It was on Tuesday 11-6-13 at 19.00 pm










-The annual MASS

Members of KLEIAT ASSOCIATION FOR CULTURE AND ARTS were gathered at St SIMEON church, on Sunday 22 of September 2013, to pray for the Association and its Members.











-"HOUKOUL" The Association Magazine

KLEIAT ASSOCIATION FOR CULTURE AND ARTS did release the sixth issue of its Annual Magazine "HOUKOUL" on Sunday 22 of September 2013


Download Houkoul Issue #6


-The reception ceremony.

After the Mass, all participants went to the Association's Local for a reception ceremony. This was on Sunday 22 of September 2013.









-The Honoring Ceremony

KLEIAT ASSOCIATION FOR CULTURE AND ARTS honored two of its members:
- Mrs. Marie Hanna RIF
- Mr. Gabriel Melhem BOU RACHED
on Sunday 22 of September 2013.







2014 Events

-A conference with "Arcenciel"

In order to deliver a better knowledge to Kleiat Citizens, KLEIAT Association for Culture and Arts did organize a conference with "Arcenciel Association" about: "Recycling materials" and " The 3 R.":
-Recycle
-Reduce
-Reuse

And at the end of the conference, "Arcenciel" delivered the Association a Wheeled Chair, for its contribution.
This was on Saturday 1 - 2 - 2014.





-Elections Day

Kleiat Association for Culture and Arts organized a general meeting dedicated to the elections of a new committee, and the results were:
1-Mona Joseph RIF: President
2-Christian Michel RICHANY: Vice President
3-Rabih Wadih ABI RACHED: Secretary
4-Semaan Elias SAAD: Treasurer
5-Wajdi Georges RIF: Accountant

-Saturday 6-4-2014 at 12.00 noon.
-The Association's local.



-A medical conference

Kleiat Association for Culture and Arts did organize a Medical conference with Professor Dr. Roland KASSAB under the title: "The HEART, Care and Prevention"

-Saturday 12-4-2014 at 5.00 pm.
-The Association's local.





-The Competition

Under the patronage of Kleiat Municipality, and with the collaboration of "St Rock school - Kleiat", Kleiat Association for Culture and Arts organized a play: " The Competition " for our children between 5 And 12 Years old.

Saturday 17 - 5 - 2014

This Event is organized by: Bee event group.









-A Dental Medical Conference

Kleiat Association for Culture and Arts did organize a Medical conference with Dr. Simon RICHANY under the title: "OUR TEETH, Care and Prevention"

-Thursday 18-9-2014 at 20.00 pm. -The Association's local.





-The Annual Mass

St. Simeon Church Kleiat
Sunday 28/9/2014







-"HOUKOUL" The Association Magazine

KLEIAT ASSOCIATION FOR CULTURE AND ARTS did release the Seventh issue of its Annual Magazine "HOUKOUL" on Sunday 28/9/2014.


Download Houkoul Issue #7


-The Reception Ceremony.

Sunday 28/9/2014
THE ASSOCIATION LOCAL





-The Honoring Ceremony

Kleiat Association for Culture and Arts honored one of its members: Antoine Mansour Hakim.
That was on Sunday 28-9-2014 at the association's local.



2015 Events

-THE LOTTERY

SUNDAY 31– 5 – 2015

THE ASSOCIATION LOCAL

IN ORDER TO HELP BUILDING A NEW PLACE FOR OLD” KLEIATI” PEOPLE





-THE ANNUAL DINNER

FRIDAY 28– 8 – 2015

In order to help finishing the new people building for the Kleiati old Kleiat Association for Culture and Arts did organize its annual dinner at Le Royaume Restaurant.











-THE ANNUAL MASS

St Simeon Church Kleiat
SUNDAY 20– 9 – 2015





-THE RECEPTION

THE ASSOCIATION LOCAL
SUNDAY 20– 9 – 2015





-"HOUKOUL"

THE ANNUAL MAGAZINE
SUNDAY 20– 9 – 2015


Click to download Issue#8 of Houkoul Magazine


-“ MISSION NOEL”

Saturday 19 – 12 – 2015

Under the patronage of Kleiat Municipality, and with the collaboration of “St Rock school - Kleiat”
Kleiat Association for Culture and Arts organized the Christmas event, that did include a play “ MISSION NOEL”, plus a dance show and a magic show, for our children between 5 and 12 Years old.

This Event is organized by: Bee event group.





2016 Events

-A LUNCH AT ARIAF LOCAL

THURSDAY 31– 3 – 2016

THE ASSOCIATION LOCAL









-An Agricultural SEMINAR AT ARIAF

Kleiat Association for Culture and Arts organized an Agricultural seminar in its local, with the collaboration of LARI, and FAO organisations.
Saturday 23 – 4 – 2016







-"HOUKOUL"

THE ANNUAL MAGAZINE
Issue 9


Click to download Issue#9 of Houkoul Magazine


2017 Events

-THE OFFICIAL INAUGURATION OF MR ANTOINE BERBERI WORKSHOP

THURSDAY JULY 6 - 2017

THE LOCAL

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Why Ariaf?

Kleiat Association for Culture and Arts was named ARIAF after the Kleiat countryside in order to keep it prominent in the mind of our youths.

“Ariaf” exists in order to maintain the village characteristic distinct in our Kleiat.
“Ariaf” endeavors to make our youths love this village.
“Ariaf” seeks to preserve our natural, environmental, archeological and touristic patrimony.
“Ariaf” strives to provide a pleasant life to our fellows, the citizens of our village, so that they search the threshold of self-sufficiency, which meets the needs of our society and protects them from the risks of immigration.

YES, “Ariaf” Association seeks in different and various possible and available ways to raise the social, cultural, artistic and literary level of the Kleiat citizen and to make him believe in his village; this way, these relations become more solid and deep-rooted and grow to be one of the postulates. Therefore, the attrition of our society stops so that we walk together hand in hand the rehabilitation march...

Background

ARIAF, kleiat Association for Culture and Arts, was constituted by an official decree from Ministry of Interior on April 14th, 2005.


It elected as headquarters the public square of the village, where were established:

- a computerized public library
- a movie show room
- a conference room
- a computer room

In addition to the Secretariat-General office, the Secretariat, and the Chairman’s office.

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Ariaf, Kleiat, Mount Lebanon.

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