‘Rotary’s Spirit of Giving, Service to Humanity Good For Nigerians’

…As Ikoyi Rotary Club Metro inaugurates new President

 

 

L-R: Assistant Governor, Rotary International, District 9110 Nigeria,  Kayode Aderinokun, representative of the Chairman of Damagix Group, Bar. Owupele Philemon, New President, Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metro, Laurine Ubanozie, Executive Director, Heritage Bank/Guess Speaker, Dr Jude  Monye and the Executive Director, Access Bank, Mr Greg Jobome at the installation of Rotarian Laurine as the 16th president the club in Lagos, recently

 

A financial expert and Executive Director of Heritage Bank Plc, Mr. Jude Monye has said that the world and indeed Nigeria will be a better place if everyone imbibes the spirit of giving and service to humanity for which Rotary Club is known across the globe.

Monye gave this charge when he delivered a keynote address entitled: ‘Giving’ at the official installation and fund raising luncheon of Rotarian Laurine Ngozi Ubanozie as the 16th President of the Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metropolitan, which took place in Lagos recently.

According to him, life will be better for all if everyone not only offers service above self but also subject such acts of giving and service to the four-way test and five avenues of the Rotary Club.

He described the act of giving to mean ‘Giving or offering service willingly without compulsion and without expectation’, insisting that all should support the good work of the Rotary Club in putting smiles on the faces of people, especially the less privileged by giving to support such humanitarian services of the Club.

He also said: “Giving ensures that the human race is sustained, giving does not diminish the art of living rather it promotes social connections. We should therefore give not only in terms of funds but also in service to enhance and sustain the social wellbeing of the human”.

 

L-R: Immediate Past President, Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metro, Florence Egbeyemi, New President, Laurine Ubanozie and Chartered President, Dr Mike Ileka at the installation of Rotarian Laurine as the 16th president the club in Lagos, recently.

 

Monye commended the Club for its humanitarian services, especially in the areas of preserving the environment, providing health and educational services, provision of water and sanitation, among several others and therefore urged Nigerians to support the Club in these humanitarian services.

The outgoing President of the Club, Rotarian Florence Egbeyemi, in her farewell speech, disclosed that during her regime under the 2016-2017 year, the club’s activities centered mainly on enhancing youth education as well as health services not only in Lagos but also in Ogun State.

She listed some of the core projects of the regime to include the donation of beds, bed spread and duvet to the Ikoyi hospital, donation of over 600 sets of chairs and desks to the Army Secondary School, Obalende while over 500 women were taken through cervical cancer checks and other medical tests during which it was discovered that some of them have advanced stages of Hepatitis and HIV/AIDS. They are currently undergoing treatment at the expense of the club.

 

L-R: Chartered President, Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metro, Dr Mike Ileka, Assistant Governor, Rotary International, District 9110 Nigeria, Ify Ejezie, New President, Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metro, Laurine Ubanozie and the Immediate Past President, Florence Egbeyemi at the installation of Rotarian Laurine as the 16th president the club in Lagos, recently.

Other donations include over 200 units of rain boots and coats to operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority LASTMA, establishment of two interact chapters of the club in two secondary schools located within the Ikoyi-Obalende axis, having won the Presidential Award for the Rotary International, among several other laurels.

The new president, Rotarian Laurine Ngozi Ubanozie, in her acceptance speech thanked everyone that contributed  to make the event successful and pledged to build on the successes recorded by her predecessor.

Rotarian Ubanozie is a Risk financial expert and currently the Relationship Manager of an international Collateral management Company, Ace Global Depository Group.

 

 R-L: President, Rotary Club of Ikoyi, Isichie Osamgbi, President, Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metro, Laurine Ubanozie, Director of Community Service, Rotary Club of Ikoyi, Charles Okonkwo, Assistant Governor, Rotary International, District 9110 Nigeria, Ify Ejezie and a member of Rotary Club of Ikoyi, Rosalina Balogun at the installation of Rotarian Laurine as the 16th president the club in Lagos, recently.

 

She said that a target of 40 members has already been set for the next one year, while a total of 30 new members had already joined and five others are concluding plans to join, thus leaving a balance of five new members, which must be delivered before the end of her tenure next year. The club has also executed her first project by collaborating with Pathcare Nigeria on a Health awareness campaign and free test exercise on August 29, at 22 Awolowo Road Ikoyi.

She also said that the club under her watch will focus on education, youth empowerment through vocational training and mentorship, elimination of the scourge of polio, building and equipping conventional and electronic libraries in secondary schools, donation of books and granting of scholarships to indigent students. She also said that the club star project will centered on Water and Sanitation projects thus will renovate the toilet and water facilities in Girls Secondary Grammar School, Obalende for a start and mount the 4 Ways Test of Rotary bills boards in all the clubs Interact schools.