The Rotary Club is about the willingness to serve humanity in any capacity of human endeavors. Former Minister of Health, a Rotarian and also a Past District Governor of the club said during a media round-table organized by the Rotary Club of Ikeja.
He said that major criteria for being a member of the club are the willingness to serve, tolerance, humility and competence. He then encouraged all to apply the 4-way test not just in the club but in all aspects of life.
The event organized by the Rotary club of Ikeja with the theme; Discovering the World of Rotary on Monday March 11, 2019 at Airport Hotel Ikeja was with the aim of educating media practitioners on the objectives and basic operations of the club.
The event, anchored by Rotarian Lanre Fasehun, was an interactive session focusing on the different aspects of Rotary and had about 30 members present including the President Rtn Adeniyi Adelaja and Rtn. Michael Ade-Ojo, Chairman of Elizade Motors and a past president of the club, who was also appointed as the Sergeant at Arms for the occasion.
Rtn. Tunji Ola, the first speaker at the event highlighted the objectives of the club which include the development of acquaintances, high ethical standards in business and professions, advancement of international understanding etc. He emphasized the importance of developing connections especially as an important tool in service delivery.
Rtn. Simi Fasehun, the second speaker, explained how the club had grown over the past 52 years while highlighting some of the major projects they have been able to accomplish recently which include the LSDPC Isolo Community center, payment of hospital bills and donation of medical equipment, ‘Roll back Malaria’, classroom renovations, water projects etc. According to him, Rotary club of Ikeja is a “strong and viral club” and has been able to make impact in several areas.
In the atmosphere of camaraderie andlight banter, one could easily be swayed into becoming a member.
A major highlight of the event was the induction of a new member, Rotarian Chuks Ebede of Casper Technology NG limited.
At the end of the event, media members were given the opportunity to ask their question, all of which were addressed by the President Rtn Adeniyi Adelaja and Rtn. Boye Ogunlaja, a past president of the club.
The occasion was brought to an insightful close by Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, also a past district governor of District 9110.