Fri. Jul 12th, 2024

From TCNEWS

The 9th Magical President of the Rotary Club of Umuahia North, District 9142, Rotarian Uchechukwu Udeji has disclosed plans of the Club to embark on N5 Million project within the 2024/2025 Rotary year.

In his maiden speech shortly after he was installed as the 9th President of the Club in Umuahia, Abia state, Rotarian Udeji said the projects would affect the areas of focus of Rotary which include: Maternal and Child health; basic education and literacy; economic and Community development; water and sanitation; disease prevention and treatment; and peace and conflict prevention and resolution in communities.

He said that the Club under his watch would embark on free medical outreach to some communities, donate free medical instruments and delivery kits to pregnant women at various healthcare centres; donate desks and customized educational materials to schools, engage some schools within the Club’s domain in skill acquisition training and also embark on campaigns against drug abuse and cultism in schools among other projects.

His words, “As we gather to celebrate this occasion, let us remember the values that unite us: Service Above Self, Fellowship, and Community. We are part of a global network of leaders and change makers, working together to create a better world.

“We will strive to make a meaningful impact in our community, supporting education, healthcare, and economic development.

“I pledge to work tirelessly with our dedicated members to achieve our goals. Together, we will embrace the Rotary spirit and make a difference in the lives of others”

Udeji, who is also the State Coordinator African Youth Sports federation Abia State Chapter, enjoined the Rotarians to continue to inspire and be inspired, as they embark on the journey of service and friendship.

Presenting his valedictory address earlier, the immediate past president of the Club, Rotarian Jonathan Ibiloye expressed confidence that his successor Rotarian Uchechukwu Udeji is not a neophyte in Rotary, having garnered much experience even in his days as a Rotaractor.

 Ibiloye, who expressed strong confidence on the ability and capacity of Udeji to replicate and do more in advancing the Rotary Club of Umuahia North’s visibility and community impact, moreover assured him of full support, and also the support of every member of the Club to ensure  he succeeds.

“The 2023/2024 Rotary year presented us a transformative journey, defined by our unwavering commitment to service and the communities we had the privilege to serve. Each day, we embraced challenges with resilience, embraced diversity with empathy, and fostered change with passion.

As I stand before you, reflecting on the countless lives touched and the countless moments of growth we’ve experienced, I am humbled and inspired by the dedication and compassion that defined our team. Time will fail me to reel out the community service projects we embarked on , but let me boldly state that we exemplified the true essence of service, leaving an indelible mark on those around us and shaped a brighter future for our communities”, Rotarian Ibiloye further stated.

The event featured induction of a new member, inauguration of board members and presentation of award to deserving personalities.

Pix: Chief Stephen Mpamugo, who represented Chief Austin Akobundu, Senator representing Abia central senatorial district with Rotarian Uchechukwu Udeji.

Personalities like the INEC Commissioner, Mr. Kenneth Ukeagu; Senator representing Abia central senatorial district, Chief Austin Akobundu; CEOs of Spin FM, Rapid FM, Vision Africa radio among others were honoured.

By NWAMARA

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