Sat. Apr 13th, 2024


In an effort to encourage healthy competition, critical thinking, and social interaction among Rotarians, the Rotary Club of Umuahia North District 9142, Wednesday, held games fellowship.

Rotarians came together for the indoor game filled with laughter, friendly competition, and a whole lot of fun.

The event, which attracted the Rotaractors,  featured some Ayo games, draft, Ludo scrabble, and WHOT/card games that catered to everyone’s interests; and also the Club’s fellowship hall was also transformed into a “vibrant hub of activity” as Rotarians eagerly gathered around tables, engaging in intense battles of strategy and wit.

 Speaking shortly before the games, the Create Hope President of the Club, Rotarian Jonathan Ibiloye, said the Club decided to have a switch in its routine fellowship and carved out the day for indoor games fellowship.

He disclosed that in the spirit of forging new friendships and strengthening bonds, Rotary Club of Umuahia North also promotes activities of shared interests and spirited competitions.  

According to him, indoor games like Scrabble, Ludo, Ayo, among others, offers numerous benefits such as; enhancing vocabulary and spelling skills, strategic planning and risk assessment, providing a form of relaxation and stress relief, facilitating social interaction and bonding, helping to promote patience, persistence, sportsmanship and adaptability.

Interacting with our correspondent, the Club Secretary, Rotarian Deborah Uche, described the event as a way of bonding together and relaxing the mind, adding, “We all know, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”! 

Espousing and expounding further the benefits of the indoor games, the Club Sergeant at Arm, Rotarian Chibuzo Ijeh said it creates an opportunity to spend time with the Rotary family, keep the stress away; develop and nurture cognitive skills; increase  productivity and encourage creativity; enhance fitness; improves hand-eye coordination and lowers blood pressure.

It was fun engaging members in these game with rewards for anyone who emerges winner in any of the them.

In the Scrabble game competition, a past District Secretary, Rotary International District 9142, Rotarian Ekele Ochiabuto emerged winner; Rotarian Uchechukwu Udeji who is the President-elect was unbeatable in the Ludo game. Also, Rotarian Onu dominated every minute of draft game competition.

Pix: Rotarian Jonathan Ibiloye (left) and Rotarian Ekele Ochiabuto during the scrabble game competition.

Meanwhile, the Ayo game and WHOT were inconclusive.


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