Igwe Chibudom of Obosi in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, the President General, Ikechukwu Okolo and some otherst recentlywelcomed the Rotary District Governor of District 9142, Rotarian Sam Uko, the Assistant Governor of Zone 7, Rotarian Dennis Ekemezie and other Rotarians who paid him a royal visit to induct and decorate him as a Paul Harris Fellow.
While speaking during the visit, Rotarian Dennis Ekemezie said that the igwe as a Rotarian donated one thousand dollars to the Rotary Foundation on which he deserves to be decorated. In his word, “this year’s Rotary theme is Rotary Connects the World which is also one of our reasons for coming to connect more of the Obosi indigenes. It is a great privilege that you have given to us to be in your palace today. I thank everyone who made it possible to be here including my fellow Rotarians”.
The District Governor, Rotarian Sam Uko stated that Rotary International is a non governmental organisation and has it’s foundation known as Rotary Foundation as where every charitable fund and one thousand dollars donated by the Rotarians goes into.
He further said that the fund helps the organisation to embark on eradication of polio, ensure good living of indigent people in our society and making life easier than it could be for them. “A Paul Harris Fellow is a person who has contributed one thousand dollars or more to the Rotary Foundation to assist the organisation in saving lives all over the world. When you donate to the foundation, you are entitled to be decorated as a Paul Harris Fellow.
You will be recognized throughout the world. We are happy that for the last three years now, we have polio free in Africa. Paul Harris is the founder of Rotary. He made friends that joined him to actualise his aim of the organisation in our communities today and we continue to spread the news” he said.
Speaking during the visit,Igwe Chibudom prayed that it shall be well with all the Rotarians that endeavors to sacrifice their time, wealth and treasure for the well being of indigent people all over the world. In his word, “I’m happy to welcome you in my palace today.
Rotary club is more of dealing with polio and I can’t remember when last I heard that polio is killing our children in our community. Rotary club has helped to eradicate the cause of polio. In fact it a very good development in our families and communities and I’m proud to be a Rotarian. We have very educated young men and women who are willing to make sure that Rotary club is making waves in our community.
Igwe Chibudom said that Obosiwais a very large ancient community from Ojoto and has been in existence for the past 100 years. He said “Obosi as the name implies has a porous land on which the founder came to built on but found out that the sand could not really hold together and it was named Obosi. It is a fertile environment for crops. We are supposed to have two local government areas due to the large land mass we have. Today I welcome the District Governor in our land including other Rotarians and as a Paul Harris Fellow, I give you the key to the kingdom whenever you wish to come with your committee.
He further gave royal blessings to the District Governor praying that God will give him the wisdom, directive, guidance as well as enlarge his coast in piloting the affairs of the Rotary in the world which is selfless service to humanity.
The connect president Rotary club of Obosi, Rotarian Solomon Uzochukwu on behalf of his club and president general of Obosi assured Rotarians that they have Rotractors in their School of Health and promised to charter two more clubs in the town.
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