The Midwest Federation of American Syrian Lebanese Clubs, Inc., is a non-political, social and fraternal organization which was organized to promote and preserve the ethnic heritage of its members, to advance the scholarship of its youth, and to support humanitarian causes.
Our heritage is rich with many contributions to the world like the alphabet, mathematics, astronomy, agriculture, calligraphy, and many musical instruments. Some famous Americans of our heritage include former Senators George Mitchell and Spencer Abraham; former White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu; former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala; former Dean of White House Press Corps Helen Thomas; consumer advocate Ralph Nader; and prominent heart surgeon, Dr. Michael DeBakey.
We convene yearly at different sites throughout the Midwest. Such prominent Arab-Americans as Casey Kasem and former U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham have addressed its membership at annual conventions.
Our membership includes ethnic clubs or lodges throughout the Midwest as well as individual members. The Midwest Federation publishes a newsletter, three times annually, mailed to approximately 2,000 families in the Midwest.