Rotary Club of Owerri under the distinguished leadership of Rotn. Dr. Nneka Goretti Ewenike had her 2019-2020 Rotary Foundation Dinner on Tuesday, 19th November 2019 at Immaculate Royal Hotel, Port Harcourt Road Owerri where members that have contributed to Rotary Foundation were celebrated.
The District Governor Elect of District 9142, Rotn. Ndukwe Chukwu delivered a wonderful lecture on “GIVING, OUR CALLING”. He recognized Paul Harris Fellows and Major Donors in attendance and told several Rotary stories of how giving to Foundation has affected lives of many in our families, communities and the entire world. He also encouraged members to keep giving for the betterment of humanity.
He told the house that there was a time he wanted to quit Rotary but the testimony of a girl he doesn’t know but gave to further her education made him have a rethink. He demonstrated his passion for giving by donating $100 to Rotary Foundation on behalf of an inductee, Rotn. Dr. Oluchi John-Isiodu. He was appreciated by the club through Past Assistant Governor, Rotn. Dr. Uche Oguwuike who also presented a gift from the club to him.
Another highpoint of the day was the induction of former friends of Rotary into the Rotary family by the District Governor of District 9125, Rotn. Dr. Victor Onukwugha. The new inductees are:
- Rotn. Dr. Oluchi John-Isiodu
- Rotn. Arc. Ikechukwu Emmanuel Ahamefule
- Rotn. Kuteyi Eyitope Rasheed.
The club celebrated DG Dr. Victor Onukwugha’s birthday which was anchored by Rotn. Dr. Oluchi John-Isiodu. He cut his birthday cake and received an Italian customized Wall Clock from the club.
After the induction, our Assistant Governor, Rotn. Dr. Jude Ohanele encouraged the new members to start giving to Foundation and contributed N5,000 each to Foundation on behalf of three of them.
It was indeed an awesome experience as guests and members wonderfully dressed, dinned and danced to their satisfaction.
The event ended with a Vote of Thanks by the Chairman of the Foundation Committee, Rotn. Engr. Tony Okanne and Toast made by Past Assistant Governor Fab Okochi.
Long Live Rotary Club of Owerri!
Long Live District 9142!
Long Live Rotary International!