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Rotary Club elects Taiwo as president

By Florence Utor
23 August 2022   |   5:28 am
The Rotary Club of Maryland, District 9110, has elected Rissy Taiwo, as 21st president. At the ceremony, the club equally inducted the board members for 2022/2023 tenure and held fund raising for its humanitarian service projects.

The Rotary Club of Maryland, District 9110, has elected Rissy Taiwo, as 21st president. At the ceremony, the club equally inducted the board members for 2022/2023 tenure and held fund raising for its humanitarian service projects.

Taiwo, in her acceptance speech, appreciated the club for electing her as president and promised to address the challenges ahead.

Revealing her plans, she said her primary focus for the year would be membership development, projects development and fund raising, even as she appealed to members to donate generously.

“There are many needy people in our communities, whose only hope comes from Rotary, let’s all leave here ready to make their lives better in any way that we can.”

Taiwo pleaded, “as Rotarians and friends, it will not be good for us to give only leftover or what we have to spare but must solely give of ourselves in support of the ideals of the club.”

At the ceremony, she unveiled her projects to rehabilitate a school in Abeokuta, Ogun State and a primary healthcare centre in Lagos.

Her proposed plans and activities also include; adopting Moslem Primary School, Imosan Ijebu in Ogun State and building a child and Maternity Health Centre in the Amuwo-Odofin area of Lagos.

She emphasised: “In the year we call the imagine year, the imaginative president, we have a project that is situated at Imosan in Ogun State. We have a dilapidated school that needs a complete rehabilitation.

“We have carried out the needs assessment and we have seen what they need. That’s our star,” highlighted the WASH programme, which involves a humanitarian service at the Correction Centre in Ikoyi and another at Abeokuta, Ogun State,” she said.

In her remarks, the District Governor, Rotary International District 9110, Omotunde Lawson, who congratulated the new president, urged members to throw their weight behind her in the journey of service.

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