The Rotary Club of Freetown will today, hold its Annual Induction of President and Officers Dinner at the Bank Complex, King Tom at 7:00pm. The event will bring to a close the current Rotary Year which started on the 1st July, 2013 with the investiture of Mr. Christian Martyn Kamara as president. The out-going club leader is also the Executive Secretary of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA).
As of July this year, the Club will have a new president Mr. Emmanuel Assamany, an Engineer and General Manager of NIMO Construction Company, and 12 other Officers, who will form the new Board of the Club to implement its various humanitarian and service-oriented activities. The Annual Induction Dinner is a major event to raise funds for the Club, and to ensure that it implements several community related activities planned for the new Rotary year stating 1st July.
The most ambitious of the club’s activities has been the “Water is Life” Project, that has established 88 boreholes in marginalized communities in all 12 Districts of the country. The goal of 100 wells, at an estimated cost of over US $600,000 will be reached before the end of 2014. The project was funded collectively by Rotary International, Rotary Club of Freetown and Fischer’s Rotary Club of Indiana, USA. The club also continues to provide scholarships for 22 deserving boys and girls in various secondary schools.
The Freetown Rotary Club is one of 34,558 clubs with a total membership of 1,220,115 that now form the Rotary global division of District 9101 which comprises 10 West African nations. The Dinner will be attended by members and their guests drawn from the business community, NGOs, professionals and well-wishers.
Friday June 20, 2014