About Rotary Club Of Accra-Labone
The Rotary Club of Accra-Labone received its charter on June 29, 2001. The club was launched with a membership of 35 Rotarians, after a year of preparation under the ‘tutelage’ of the extension committee of the Rotary Club of Accra. The club’s Charter President was PP Rita Adjetey. Her classification was disability consulting.
The Club’s Charter was formally presented to the club on the night of August 31, 2001 by District Governor Eduardo Socorro during the tenure of Rotary International President Richard D. King (2001 – 2002).
The DG was assisted by Assistant Governor Nana Gyane. The theme for the year was ‘MANKIND IS OUR BUSINESS’, which represented a challenge to Rotarians to reach out with compassion to humanity-in-need, as well as, to business and professional leaders who could help Rotary achieve its aims. The sponsoring club’s president PP Pat Sorgbodjor encouraged the new club to “make the name of Rotary Club of Accra-Labone a shining example and a beacon within the Rotary Family in District 9100.”
HARKER R. Rashida
Immediate Past President
Charles Tawiah Boakye
MESSAGE FROM CLUB PRESIDENT (2019-2020)
AGs, PPS, IPPS, RP, Fellow Rtns. and Guests. Thank you very much for being here today to support us.Thank you IPP Yaw , and the immediate board, for inspiring and keeping us together for the past one year.It is with great honor that I accept the role of President of the ROTARY CLUB OF ACCRA LABONE. I am overwhelmed by your support and goodwill so far which gives hope for the spirit of service that promises the best for the future of this wonderful philanthropic work.
The culture of our club is known far and near and we are described as the most vibrant club of district 9102. I dare say we will not surrender this enviable position. We need to guard against any behavior that has the potential to break our common front. Let us for a minute reflect on the theme for 2019-2020 Rotary Year: ‘ROTARY
How do we connect the world through Rotary?Ladies and gentlemen, it starts right here from this room!In the acceptance speech as president -elect, RI President, Mark Daniel Maloney noted that “ wherever we are from, whatever language we speak, whatever our culture or tradition, we are here together for one purpose. To build a stronger Rotary so that Rotarians, Rotaractors and all in our family of Rotary can serve our world better than before”. We do so through our numerous projects we undertake each year from provision of clean water, promoting peace in conflict areas, providing basic education and literacy and through our flagship project Polio eradication initiative throughout the World.As we look at our plans for the year, the following are a list some of projects we have identified to undertake:
- Drilling a complete borehole with pump and water tank in three deprived communities. (FLAGSHIP PROJECT)
- Provision of sanitary supplies to the female ward of Pantang hospital.
- Construction of Rotary branded bus shed at LABONE JUNCTION.
- Mounting of the 4-way test and Rotary’s logo with the Masterbrand signature to promote ethical standards.
- Joint Health outreach program with other Rotary clubs.
- Donation of reading materials for Reading clubs in some selected schools in Accra.
- Donation to the children’s ward at Nsawam Government hospital
- Joint beach clean-up project.
- Donation of items to our adopted son Awal at SOS village in Tema.
By this we will be fulfilling the Rotary Foundation’s areas of focus. ROTARY CLUB OF ACCRA LABONE’S vibrancy is a key attraction to bring in new members but we need to constantly engage existing members through fellowship and interesting programs to ensure we have a united front to deliver our mandate as Rotarians. Further, we have young and vibrant professionals who are willing to serve and we must extend that arm to bring in as many professionals and dedicated persons as possible to our club , Rotaract and Interact.
Our club needs to be better and more effective . And this must be the objective of all of us. Let’s all be reminded that our ability toImplement Successful Sustainable Service Projects;Sustain & increase Membership;Support Rotary Foundation;Develop Leaders beyond the Club level and our overall ability to have fun lies within our collective effort. I will take this opportunity to introduce these wonderful members of our club who are serving as board members and club directors for the year.