RC Dolphin Estate, RC Banana Island organise training programme
Imaginative President, Rotary Club of Dolphin Estate, Rotarian Adeyanju Oyebola, and Imaginative President, Rotary Club of Banana Island, Rotarian Anita Senan, both hosted Rotarians from their two clubs, Rotarians from Rotary Club of Isolo, among others, at a training programme titled ‘Training BIDET Assembly’ with the theme: ‘Building an Effective Functioning and Vibrant Club’ at Ocean Parade, E-6-1, Health Club, Banana Island.
Resource persons at the event were Past District Governors, Rotarian Patrick Ikheloa, Rotarian Kola Sodipo, Assistant Governor, Raph Abanum, and others.
Charter President Oyebola, at the event, premised the training on equipping members of the club with the knowledge to perform creditably, in roles given to them in the club.
She said the club would be focusing on projects in some of the seven areas of focus expected of them by Rotary International with projects on water, sanitation as well as education, and literacy as their star projects.
“We have discovered in the heart of Ikoyi some schools being operated as if they are in the village, and we have adopted some of these schools to transform them.
“We also plan to carry out medical check-ups for people with high blood pressure, diabetes, hepatitis, eye problem, and all other simple non-communicable diseases.
“We are sponsoring three youths to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) while we have also adopted three Primary Schools to charter Rotary Kids Club and would not neglect our contributions to District 9110 Educational and Welfare Endowment Fund (DEWEF) as well as Rotary Foundation.
“We plan to grow our membership by 30 per cent at the end of the Rotary year,” she said.
Senan said the purpose of the training was to enable every member to perform optimally and how raise money for charity among others.
“Since this is a new club, we would just focus on some of the seven areas of focus in addition to our star project.
“We are contributing to DEWEF and RYLA, as well as Rotary Foundation.
“In the seven areas of focus, we would do what we can in addition to the adopted school, Life Anchor Nursery and Primary School, Agaja Beach which we would be transforming,” she said.
One of the resource persons, Assistant Governor, Raph Abanum, said the idea of the training was to infuse Rotary ideals into the officers with a view to getting them properly equipped for various functions.
“We are looking at membership attraction, membership engagement, and retention and also to make known the importance of Rotary Foundation, DEWEF as well as RYLA among others.”