Rotary District 9142 Gov Visits Awka Hybrid, Other Clubs
The District-Governor of Rotary International District 9142, Rtn Okey Okonkwo was on tour of Anambra to assess the activities of Rotary Clubs in the State.
Okonkwo who was welcomed by Rotarians in Awka Axis at Stanel World on Sept. 21 later entered into closed and separate sessions with Club Assemblies.
Rtn Chibueze Adirika, the Assistant Governor of Zone 12, said the visiting District Governor had other engagements including courtesy calls, radio appearance and paid condolence visit to Rtn Amaobi Adirika, a past assistant governor, who lost his dear wife not too long ago.
This visit to Anambra provided him the opportunity to establish a one-on-one relationship with Rotarians to further instill the mission of Rotary in them.
Some of the core values of Rotary are to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.”
At his first Club Assembly held at Crescent Spring, the Okonkwo interacted with joint fellowship Rotary Clubs in Zone 12 of the District, wherein they committed to ‘seeing a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the world.
The matters discussed during the various meeting included 15 critical issues as contained in the Checklist for the DG’s Visit.
These were Club’s Status, stewardship plans for accountability and transparency, schedule of board meetings and regular fellowships; club projects list with budget and timeline for completion/report of ongoing projects.
Others were club strategic plan, plans and set goals on membership growth, PHFs, Paul Harris Society, major donors and PolioPlus; new generation plan – formation of rotaract/interact; amongst others.
The District-Governor charge every Rotarian not to relent on the task of inviting new quality members into the Rotary family while emphasizing on the importance of Rotary Clubs to the overall success story of Rotary International.
“The success of Rotary International rests on the success of Rotary Clubs around the world and the achievements of our District rest on the achievements of our Club Presidents.
“Thus, my team and I will always be there to provide any needed support to enable all Presidents and their Clubs to achieve beyond their targets,” he said.
He equally commended the Rotary Club of Awka Hybrid for their unique model which allowed members to virtually participate in Rotary programs while specially thanking the Club Advisor, Past Assistant Governor Emmanuel Nnagbo, Rtn Chijioke Aniagor, Rtn Caleb Okechukwu who were physically present and all members that joined via the e-platform for attending.
On his part, the Charter President of Rotary Club of Awka Hybrid, Rtn Ifeanyi Aniagoh called the Club Assembly to Order as the Sitting President and assured the visitor of readiness of his club members to always live the spirit of Rotary.
Rtn Chibueze Adirika, on behalf of Rotary Clubs in Zone 12; Awka Central, Awka Hybrid, Awka Metropolis, Igbariam Gateway, and Oko (Provisional) thanked the District-Governor for his historic visit.
He promised to diligently follow up all developments arising from the DG’s visit for a more fruitful Rotary Year.
The District-Governor met with Clubs in Zone 10 on Sept 22 and those in Zone 11 on Sept. 23, before departing to Aguleri.
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