To foster unity, cooperations and togetherness among rotary clubs in Ibadan, the Rotary Clubs of Ibadan-Iyaganku and Bodija Estate has advanced the cause of synergized work between the clubs.
At a gathering held at the Agodi Garden beside the Oyo State government secretariat, Ibadan, the two clubs under the moderation of Rotarian Soji Ijidale addressed members present on major benefits the two clubs should look forward to at the end of the meeting. He emphasized on the spirit of togetherness and the need for the meeting to open more opportunities for the two clubs’ members and beyond.
Narrating the history of the two clubs, Rotarian Olaniyi Okin revealed the basis through which the Rotary Club of Ibadan-Iyaganku was established and the club is the first breakout rotary club in South West, and the club is 34years old, while the Past President of Rotary Club of Bodija Estate explained that, the club has gone into extinction in the past as a results of many things, but with the efforts of some members, the club was brought back to life in 2015. And continue to be thriving till date.
Rotarian Tunde Abiona, President, Rotary Club of BodijaEstate, while addressing the two club members and other fellowshipping members revealed that there is need for all to be selfless in all we do.
“Rotary club is for impacting lives of members and general society.”
“Truly, there are challenges that rotary clubs faces but with the spirit of service to humanity, they continue to excel in their chosen fields of operations and at their respective clubs.”
“We have been partnering with, and still looking for organizations to partner with in making sure we touch many lives positively and expand the club strength and reach as Rotarians are humanitarianisms.” He concluded.
Rotarian Kemi Akinpelu, President, Rotary Club of Ibadan-Iyaganku in her own remarks thanked the two clubs’ members present and other visiting Rotarians from other clubs.
According to her, the joint meeting is for the two clubs to understand the nature of their clubs, members and how they can help each other in various areas which includes club membership growth and development.
“This gathering is specifically for us; Ibadan-Iyaganku and Bodija Estate to synergize how to impact more lives in terms of development that center around rotary themes of operations.”
“I am glad that the clubs meet. And we are relating to move the two clubs forward and chatting ways of impacting lives. It is true, we are not tired to serve rotary international and humanity.”
Prof Kunle Olowu further eulogizes that rotary is an interesting club to join worldwide as it offers many things and open opportunities for members generally.
Speaking at the event, Rotarian Bankole further emphasized the need for Rotarians generally to exhibits good virtues and character of punctuality, moral and financial discipline and a well stated rules of engagements in their life endeavors.
Rotarian Emuoghoke Solotan on behalf of visiting clubs’ members commended the two clubs and hope other clubs can emulate that spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood.