The Membership of Rotary Club of Accra-industrial pay a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Sugandh Rajaram- The Indian High commissioner to Ghana, in his office at Roman Ridge in Accra. This visit follows an invitation extended to the members of the Club following a request by the President of the Club Mr. Santosh Gopalan Nair and the Rotary International President Mr. Shekhar Mehta for H. E. to officially join the Rotary family.
The President and the Board of the Rotary Club of Accra-industrial took advantage of the visit to officially induct H.E. Mr. Sugandh Rajaram- the Indian High commissioner to Ghana to the club. He has been made an honorary member and also in attendance were The Charter President Mr. Francis Sam, the President Elect Master Senchim Dean, the Membership Director Ms. Nana Konadu, PR and Fundraising Director Mr. Prosper Ashiquaye Doku and other members of the board. The induction ceremony was conducted by the President in the presence of the board members.
Rotarian President Santosh in inducting the diplomat, indicated that, Rotary as an international organization and its member clubs, from time to time, add new members so that it may not only increase its usefulness and influence as a club, but also to extend the spirit of Rotary throughout its jurisdiction and beyond.
He welcomed the diplomat to the ranks and admitted him to membership in the Rotary Club of Accra Industrial. He affirmed that the Diplomat manifested and exemplified those qualities of head and of heart, which fit him to interpret and impart the message and ideals of Rotary to those with whom he comes in contact with.
He stated that, H.E. Mr. Sugandh Rajaram has been admitted not only to the Rotary Club of Accra Industrial, but also to a worldwide association; and by virtue of his membership in this club; he will be welcomed into the fellowship of any Rotary club the world over.
He said, “the honor and privilege of Rotary membership carry with it duties and obligations and charged him to abide by the Four Way Test which is one of the governing instruments of what Rotary members Do, Thing and Say in their daily endeavors”. He was symbolically pinned which pin he must carry all the time.
He was also given implements contained in a file that included; a pen drive containing various rotary information, a framed Four Way Test, a bannerette and a rotary cloth.
He was therefore implored to honor the club's meetings, to perform his share of club service, and to place his knowledge, expertise and talents at the disposal of the club in its task of carrying the principles of Rotary into the daily life of the community we serve.
The diplomat in his acceptance speech expressed his profound gratitude and relished the invaluable opportunity accorded him by the rotary club of Accra-Industrial to serve humanity some more. He underscored the need for Rotary and his outfit to collaborate on many fronts to serve the vulnerable. He intimated that his life, both public and private is about service to humanity which fits squarely into the ideals and objects of Rotary and so therefore he would use time available to him to serve as an honorary member of the club.
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We believe that solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary's “People of Action” have used their Classifications and professional expertise, passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health and we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to this to the end.
Rotary Club of Accra-industrial is the 52nd Rotary Club in Ghana, sponsored and Chartered by the Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road-Central in December 2019 with Rotarian Francis Sam, the group General Manager of Melcom as their Charter President. As a young Club with membership spanning many Classifications and backgrounds, we have and continue to be engaged in many projects to better the lives of people within and out of our jurisdiction.
Some of these Projects include; Borehole Project to provide portable water for a community in TEIMAN (Gt/R)- yet to be commissioned, Medical Health Screening, donation of wheel chairs to Mother and Child Hospital in Kasoa, Career Counselling with the youth in and around our catchment area, Economic Empowerment Project with or mother club, distribution of rotary branded PPEs to some less privileged around the lorry parks and educated them on their use, and many more.
As a young club, with some very ambitious projects in our project bank pending executions, we look forward to good partnership to executing them. Some of these include; Building of wash-rooms at the Ankaful Hospital Leprosarium, Clean Accra Project: A clean-up and sensitization Project amongst many, Donation of Dustbins to the Lorry Parks around, Supply and installation of medical facilities in the northern part of the country and many more.
Meetings day for the club are held every Wednesday at 6:00pm for 6:45pm officially at the Cove 177 Restaurant, in the SSNIT Building opposite Dizengoff, Acircle- Accra.
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