The president of Rotary Club of Sinkor (RCS), Dr. Angela Benson, has said the Club will intensify initiatives to meet the basic necessities of the society’s less fortunate children.
“Together, members of the RCS are making an impact on society to better the country. If the past ten years were amazing, then the next ten years will be extraordinary because the Club undertakes projects that will improve the lives of community dwellers,” she asserted.
Speaking recently during a dinner ball at the Paynesville Town Hall to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the RCS, Dr. Benson, said each of the Club’s members will use their energy, talents, time and treasure to meet the needs of underprivileged Liberians.
As part of its humanitarian services, Dr. Benson said the Club will join forces with other Rotary Clubs in Liberia, to address the needs of people locally and internationally.
“On the national scene, we collectively contribute money, donate materials and clothes to help victims of natural disasters such as last year’s mudslide in neighboring Sierra Leone, and jointly constructed a post-Ebola triage unit at the all-girls Bromley Mission, outside Monrovia,” she noted.
Dr. Benson, whose RCS has a membership that is predominately female, said the Club has lived up to the ideals of the Rotary International -“Service Above Self,” and worked to attract the next generation.
One of the past presidents, Clara Doe Mvogo, who highlighted some of the achievements of the Club, said over the past ten years they provided three eye examination equipment to the New Eye sight Center (NESC), distributed white canes to the visually inpaired in Montserrado and Bong counties and donated two tractors to the African Methodist Episcopal School in Roysville.
Madam Mvogo said the Club also supported Ebola widows through small business grants and distributed sanitary supplies to various health centers in Monrovia and its environs at the height of the Ebola outbreak in 2014.
During the anniversary ball, three new members of the Club were inducted . They are Adolphus T. Clarke, Sando Johnson and Kpaku Abraham Dorleh, Pharmacist, Business Administrator and Community Development Specialist, respectively.