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Rotary installs new president, earmarks N8.5m for projects

By Chinonso Ihekire
16 October 2021   |   2:43 am
The Rotary Club of Lagos Festac Cosmopolitan, District 9110, has installed Immaculata Jemihe as its new president.

The Rotary Club of Lagos Festac Cosmopolitan, District 9110, has installed Immaculata Jemihe as its new president.

The club also used the event, which held recently at the Festival Hotel, Lagos, to induct its Board members and new members as well as present awards to two deserving individuals.

It further used the opportunity to showcase its activities and raise funds for the execution of various projects it has lined up for the Rotary year.

In her speech, the new president, Jemihe, promised to use her talents and competence to serve the club. She also pledged never to compromise standards in her quest to build friendship and team spirit.

“I will maintain a high level of integrity and personal conduct, competence and tolerance. I will put my time, talent and treasure at the disposal of Rotary Club of Lagos Festac Cosmopolitan,” she said.

Jamihe equally disclosed that the Club would spend N8.5 million on projects during the Rotary year, which would end on June 30, 2022. She listed the projects to include the establishment of a diagnostic centre, provision of safe birth kits, micro-lending and corrective eye surgeries for cataracts and glaucoma.

Noting that the targeted projects for the year were quite challenging, she appealed to large-hearted individuals to support them financially.

She also commended her predecessors, saying: “I will not end this address without paying homage to the various presidents who have served before me and who continue to serve. We have a duty this year to build on the successes of the past and take our young club to a greater height.”

The immediate past president, Uzoamaka Akaneme, traced the formation of the club to June 10, 2020, when it was formally chartered.

She expressed happiness for the opportunity given to her to serve as the club’s pioneer president, describing her tenure as eventful.

She noted that the new president has the capacity to lead the club effectively, describing her as one with a working knowledge of the constitution and bye-laws of the club.

“The new president was chosen because she possesses the quality, leadership, esteem and confidence of her fellow members. She has served Rotary and the club with distinction and in a commendable manner. I am sure she will take the club to a greater height,” she said.