The District Governor 9101 of Rotary Club International (RCI), Marie-Irene Richmond Ahoua, has urged members of the Rotary Club of Sinkor (RCS) to attract new members to join and become part of the organization’s service to humanity in the country.
Governor Richmond-Ahoua, who presides over 10 West African countries of the RCI, 2015-2016, said that the club is for friendship, with many of them getting involved in humanitarian work around the world.
She made the statement recently in Monrovia during an official working visit to RCS members of District 9101, and to inspect several of the club’s projects in communities around Monrovia.
Madam Richmond-Ahoua said attracting new members to join a service organization is not an easy task, adding, “In fact, we observed that even though a majority of people are aware of Rotary, only a few know what Rotarians actually can do.”
The prospective members that would be recruited, according to her, should be friends, colleagues or family members, “because these are people that are easy to recruit, who share personal relationships with them and to whom they can easily explain the work of Rotarians.”
DG Richmond-Ahoua said Rotarians are great people who are in leadership around the world, “therefore, everyone by now in Liberia should be able to sponsor a new club or members in the country.”
“Rotarians,” she said, “Are a gift to the world because they are respectfully known for doing humanitarian work in their respective communities and countries.”
She told the RCS members to keep focus on the basic social responsibilities that would uphold the objectives of the club in Liberia.
She then urged every Rotarian to serve the purpose and vision of the International Rotary by ensuring that the club serves humanity and champions the cause of peace-building in Liberia.
DG Ahoua acknowledged RCS’ president Eva Morgan Mappy (2015/2016) and other past officials as well as members of the club in buttressing the government’s efforts in the fight against the recently ended Ebola virus disease (EVD).
She said this was not the first time that Rotarians have assisted government in health crisis because they played a major role worldwide through the international Rotary Club where they made financial donations to help the World Health Organization (WHO) to eradicate the childhood disease, Polio, out of the various nations including Liberia.
According to her, such assistance by Rotary International could be demonstrated by the Rotary Club of Sinkor when members commit their minimum financial contributions to combat any future outbreak.
For her part, Eva Morgan Mappy, president of the Rotary Club of Sinkor expressed gratitude to the DG Marie for the visit.
Rotarian Mappy assured the DG that as head of the club in Liberia, she will ensure that the objective for which the club was created is achieved.