MISSION AND HISTORY
The Maltese American Benevolent Society, Inc. (M.A.B.S.I.) is a benevolent society situated in the heart of Corktown, Detroit that's main purpose is to promote the advancement of the Maltese American Community in the Metro Detroit and surrounding areas, as well as educate and welcome any other ethnicity to join and participate in our family oriented club.
2015 was the 75th anniversary of the club, however the club has been situated in it's current location since 1963. The club consists of a bar/lounge area, rental hall (large and small) as well as several means of entertainment. We pride ourselves on our gatherings with the largest and most ornate being the Feast of The Virgin Mary ( Marija Bambina)(September 15)) but celebrated over Labor Day Weekend at the club. Here you will find delightful Maltese foods and treats including but not limited to: Pastizzi, Rabbit Stew, Baked Rice and Macaroni, Figoli, among others. This celebration is family oriented and there is all day entertainment.
In addition to the aforementioned, the club also promotes many sporting events throughout the community, sponsoring and have sponsored several men's and co-ed soccer teams. MABSI's main commitment is to promote awareness of the Maltese Heritage as well as help the Maltese American Community in the Detroit and surrounding areas maintain and promote the heritage we all share.
The club has recently added cooking and baking classes to our offerings and the first several were very well received and were quite successful. We have offered classes on Qassatat, as well as Brigoli, and plan to offer Figoli in March in preparation for Easter.
As always, should you have any questions regarding the club, or membership do not hesitate to ask. We at MABSI are always at your service. You can easily contact us via email, writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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