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Babatunde vows to celebrate Club’s 40th anniversary with a difference

The President, Rotary Club of Onigbongbo, Rotarian Razak Babatunde Salau, whose tenure coincides with the 40th anniversary

Focuses on membership development

The President, Rotary Club of Onigbongbo, Rotarian Razak Babatunde Salau, whose tenure coincides with the 40th anniversary of the club, has vowed to mark the event with a difference.

Babatunde, who spoke at Suru Express hotel, GRA Ikeja, the club’s meeting point, disclosed that the star project for the club would be used to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the club.

President, Rotary Club of Onigbongbo, Rotarian Razak Babatunde Salau

“The Rotary Club of Onigbongbo will be 40 years on September 24, 2022. It is our intention to come up with a significant project to mark the anniversary. We have therefore decided to commemorate it with the construction of Primary Health Centre at Owode Ajegunle.

“Other events lined up for the anniversary, include a press conference, quiz competition between schools, among others. This year is a memorable year for us,” he said.

Babatunde disclosed that part of his focus during his service period is emphasis on training and re-training of members for development.

He hinged this on the fact that leadership is a one-off thing which is based on experience and knowledge and there is need to work in tandem with the trend as far as membership development is concerned.

The president believed that training would rub off on the club by providing capable hands that would steer the ship of the club to greater heights.

He also noted that in the area of membership growth, he has been able to influence members of staff of his place of work, Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) to join his club in addition to other strategies to increase members of the club.

He also promised to participate actively in the Rotary International seven areas of focus.

Babatunde assured that members of the club would be encouraged to contribute at least $100 each to Rotary foundation and $10 towards eradication of polio.

The president remarked that as District Education and Welfare Endowment Fund (DEWEF) Ambassador, he would ensure more ambassadors are raised from the club by encouraging members to donate generously to the fund.

He promised that the club would be sponsoring five youth to the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) during his tenure and also adopt a primary school to raise up ROTA Kids.

Babatunde at the end of his tenure would like to be remembered as a president who came, saw and impacted positively, not only on Rotarians and his club, but people all over the world, leaving his footprints on the sand of time.

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