WELCOME TO ROTARACT DISTRICT 9110, NIGERIA
Birth in Africa on 22nd April 1969.
Making our District the home of Rotaract in Africa
About Rotaract in Nigeria
It began on 13th march 1968 with Rotaract of University of North Carolina, USA and birthed in Africa in 22nd April 1969 with Rotaract Club of Lagos (University of Lagos) thus making our district a home of the 1st Rotaract Club in Africa.
Rotaract brings together people young individuals to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service. In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service.
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Abdullahi A. Afolabi
DRR MESSAGE- JULY 2022
*DRR MESSAGE - JULY 2022*
It's July!! Rotary's New Leadership Month. A new beginning to lots of Imaginative opportunities.
It's with great pleasure to welcome every member within the wheel of Rotary into a new Rotary Year.
A year starting with a first of it's kind and historical record of having the very first female Rotary International President, Jenifer JONES.
A replica of this uncommon and historical record is also a tune to rejoice with as Rotary International District 9110 Nigeria would be led by it's first ever female District Governor Omotunde LAWSON.
This is one of the best time to be identified, not just as a Rotaractor, but as a full fledge member of Rotary International.
This year comes with newer responsibilities and I can only urge that we all give our best through Responsible Engagements.
The Rotary International President, Jenifer JONES has expressed her vision for us all to increase our impact through Engagement; “Let’s make sure we engage our members so they love their clubs and their Rotary experience``
Dear Imaginative Rotaractors, this is the time for us all to Imagine the very best for ourselves, Our Members, Our Clubs, Our Community:
“Let's offer hands-on service, personal growth, leadership development, and lifelong friendships that creates purpose and passion” in other to better our world.
As we all begin this dutiful journey, let's be mindful of our dealings, utterances and appearance, as “We have been entrusted with leadership in our great organization, it's now up to us to be brave and intentional in our actions, and let others help us lead.”
It's the ``IMAGINE ROTARY YEAR 2022-2023``
Let's Imagine, a world that deserves our best where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.
*Abdullahi A. AFOLABI*
District Rotaract Representative 2022-2023
Rotary International District 9110
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Rtn Omotunde Lawson (FCAI)
DG MESSAGE- JULY, 2022.
Imagine how things happen within seconds! Imagine how change comes within a twinkle of an eye.
Imagine the pleasant change of having the first female take over the leadership of Rotary International District 9110 as the 42nd District Governor. Historic as it is in our district, it is more historic having Jennifer Jones assume the leadership of our organization after 117th year of founding Rotary.
On that note, I heartily welcome you all to the Imagine Rotary year.
How beautifully structured Rotary is as an organization! This same period last year, precisely on 1st July 2021, the Immediate Past District Governor, Rotarian Remi Bello, FCA gave his maiden address. In what appeared like days, he started his district leadership journey and breasted the tape gloriously and gallantly with outstanding achievements and legacies left behind, like a real change maker, he made strategic changes, envisioned, and charted a course for Rotary District 9110. His achievements were recognized and publicly acknowledged by PRIP Shektar Mhetar at the Houston convention.
District 9110 is now occupying an enviable position both regionally and globally. As rotarians, what we owe ourselves is to sustain the tempo and continue to improve on our past good performances.
According to Rotary International President, Jennifer Jones, we must ADAPT AND RETOOL’.
The work has started, and I invite all Rotarians to come along and do Rotary business with greater commitment and rededicate ourselves to more selfless service. Rotary cannever have enough membership; therefore, membership attraction will continue to be the business of all of us. Our slogan shall be RETAIN ALL, ADD MORE (RAAM)
As we begin the year today, there are programs lined up to kick off the year. They are the:
A. Launch of D9110, GLOBAL ROTARY RADIO to afford clubs the opportunity of telling the stories of their Rotary activities to the whole world. I shall be on air on our Radio station this afternoon.
B. Launch OF POLIO PLUS SOCIETY (First District in Nigeria) to increase our contribution to the PolioPlus.
You are invited to be part of both events taking place at the Rotary Centre today at 9.30am.
Fellow Rotarians, let’s do it together again and IMAGINE ROTARY our dream.
There’s a great line in a song from the Broadway musical “Rent”:
Five hundred and twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes.
How do you measure a year in the life?
We have only 365 days of 525,600 minutes to accomplish our goals for the 2022-2023 Rotary year.
Today 1st of July, the clock starts ticking. How do we use these minutes?
Rtn. Jennifer Jones
RI PRESIDENT MESSAGE - JULY, 2022.
Every month since I joined Rotary, I’ve looked forward to reading this magazine, especially the opening essay from our Rotary president. I’ll admit that as much as I appreciate a digital copy, I still revel in the tactile sensation of sitting down and leafing through the glossy pages. They are a treasure trove of photos and memorable stories about our great organization — the one we all know and love. I have learned so much over the years about service projects and lives that each of you have transformed.
As a communications professional, I have longed for the day that our stories were a regular part of mainstream media and that our flagship magazine might populate doctor’s offices, coffee shops, or anywhere else people sit, wait, and browse. It’s great that Rotary members are better informed about all we do, and wouldn’t it be that much better if more people knew our stories.
All this was top of mind as I thought about our plans for promoting Rotary worldwide in the upcoming year. Over the next 12 months, we are going to shine a light on projects that put Rotary service on display to the world, and we are going to do it strategically. Nick and I will focus on some of the highest impact, sustainable, and scalable Rotary projects from our areas of focus in what we call the Imagine Impact Tour.
We are inviting top-tier journalists, thought leaders, and influencers to use their channels to help us raise awareness by reaching people who want to serve but have not yet realized they can do it through Rotary.
But there was another important issue to consider — our carbon footprint. I take seriously Rotary’s emerging leadership position on environmental issues. The example set by our members during the pandemic is fundamental to how we carve out our future.
That means we will harness digital technology to tell these stories — we will be tweeting, posting, and “going live” to anyone who will listen. We must consider our environment, and part of that means not always traveling but continuing to connect in meaningful ways as we have for the past two years.
Of course, we are social people, and we still need to be together. We simply need to be more mindful of our decisions and think about how we get together just a little bit differently. For example, if we travel to visit a project, we will plan successive visits in neighbouring areas.
So, what are your stories and who can help tell them? I hope you might consider your own Imagine Impact efforts — your story might be something you can promote just as easily on social media or during a Zoom call. Think about ways to showcase notable projects in your clubs and districts.
We all feel the impact that Rotary service and values have on us. Now it’s our opportunity to share that feeling with others.
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