The Sons of Chekka Club is a charitable, religious, educational, scientific, non-profit organization for the men and women of Lebanese heritage in the
The Club missions include encouraging the spread of Lebanese culture in The United States, preserving Lebanese American traditions, culture, history and heritage, and promoting closer cultural relations between the
The work started on the personal level; when Lebanese immigrants from Chekka use to meet on special religious and social occasions to celebrate their heritage. One of the most celebrated and remembered event is The Chekka Massacre (July 1976) where hundreds of civilians were brutally massacred for no reason other than being devoted Christian Lebanese. Each year, from the early 80s and on, every July 5th, a memorial Mass takes place. Later on, during the 80s, The Sarkis family in
During the early 90s, after the Lebanese Civil War ended, the urge to help needed families in
Today, the club still following the tradition. Every year, the first Saturday in July a memorial Mass followed by a fundraising party take place. The second day, a family picnic also will be organized. The Club funded many activities in Chekka, helps needed families, helps students with their school supplies, and offers financial assistance for social none profit organizations working with the needed people.
By Jihad A Daher