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Rotary Club of Lagos Island receives charter certificate

By Isaac Taiwo
01 July 2016   |   2:16 am
The outgoing District Governor, Rotary International, District 9110, comprising Lagos and Ogun states, Otunba Bola Onabadejo, has presented a charter certificate to the president of a new club ...
Otunba Bola Onabadejo,

Otunba Bola Onabadejo,

The outgoing District Governor, Rotary International, District 9110, comprising Lagos and Ogun states, Otunba Bola Onabadejo, has presented a charter certificate to the president of a new club, Rotary Club of Lagos Island, Vinod Garg. The new club of 38 members was formed from the Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate.

Presenting the charter certificate, Onabadejo said: “I thank God for giving us the opportunity to charter a brand new club today, being one of the 13 brand new clubs that received charter this Rotary year. I congratulate the charter members as the pioneers of this new club and all that have contributed to its creation.

“A new Rotary Club brings new opportunities for humanitarian service to the less- privileged members of the community where the club is located. As volunteer Rotarians, you are now part of the pool of two million members of Rotary International. Undoubtedly, you are now friends to Rotarians of more than 23,000 clubs spread in 200 countries across the world,” he said.

He tasked members of the new club to make payment of their Rotary International and District dues as a priority, sustain the current membership strength, and carry out service projects that will impact on the lives of members of their community.

He particularly appreciated past District Governors, Kamoru Omotosho and Deinde Shoga, for the brilliant roles they played in the formation of the club while he specially gave kudos to the chairman, District 9110 Service Project, past President Ramesh Biswal, for his immense contribution towards the birth of the new club.

The club’s president, Garg said the new club had had its first project. “Yesterday, we had a very humble project using new technology to test diabetic victims on the basis of eye reflection. From the eyes, we determined the diabetes status without taking any blood. We had almost 50 beneficiaries and we gave them instantly their diabetic status, while we also did blood test and sugar.”