Rotary International District 9101 in collaboration with the Rotary Clubs in Liberia has ended a one-day seminar for its members in Monrovia, with a call encouraging humanitarians to join the club.
The seminar helped Rotarians share their experiences and provided understanding as well as enhanced their interests to become more familiar with its activities around the world.
Augustus J. Flomo, Rotary District Trainer Representative for Liberia, said the training also addressed two things about the organization, including membership and the foundation, which is the flagship of Rotary International.
“It is that portion (the Rotary Foundation) that helps to provide hope for communities, hope for the hopeless and brings about development so the objective of the seminar fulfilled the District’s obligation as part of Rotary International,” Flomo said.
He said every year Rotary International mandates every District within its network to hold a series of trainings for its members to discuss the way forward.
“One of these is this seminar that we organized for members, and similar exercises are going around in ten countries in our District either today or on the 12th of this Month,” Flomo said.
He said the seminar also prepared clubs and district leaders for membership activities, including attracting new members.
Nadu Cooper, Assistant Governor of Rotary 9101, expressed gratitude to fellow Rotarians who turned out for the training, including the Rotary Clubs of Monrovia, Sinkor, Gbarnga and Harper.
“I am happy to see the huge representation of participants from these various clubs to discuss issues relevant to the growth of our club,” said Mrs. Cooper.
She said as the club commences operations from July 2017 to June 2018 they hope to complete most of their projects and also recruit more members. The projects include water and sanitation, health, among others.
Mrs. Cooper said next year will be the centennial of the Rotary Foundation, and “so there are certain targets that we must reach in order to excel in promoting and recruiting more people.”
According to her, the Rotary Clubs of Sinkor has 42 members; Gbarnga, 23 members; Harper has 15; and the Rotary Club of Monrovia has 60 – with a total of 140 persons.