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Rotary Club, Yenagoa Sunshine chapter, installs new president

From Left: Rotarian Pius Elias, Charter President of the Club (Representing the outgoing President, Rotarian Jerry Onyezumere) handing over to the new President, Rotarian Uchenna Onyekaonwu.

Mr. Uchenna Onyekaonwu of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has been unveiled as the new President of Rotary Club, Yenagoa Sunshine chapter.

Speaking after his installation on Sunday in Yenegoa, Onyekaonwu commended members of the club for finding him worthy to be their president.

Onyekaonwu noted that there was no position that did not come with its own challenges.

“Dear friends, becoming a Rotarian President comes with great expectations and it is with a high sense of humility I accept the task to serve to change lives,’’ he said.

He commended the Chapter President of the Club, Mr Pius Elias, the immediate past President, Jerry Onyezumere, Board of Directors, Club members District Membership Chairman, Anthony Olikagu, among others for their efforts towards his installation.

The new president said the club had selected projects across its seven areas of focus, putting into consideration the benefactors and how the projects would put smiles on the faces of the downtrodden.

In his farewell message, Onyekaonwu’s predecessor, Mr. Onyezumere, thanked all for coming to the installation ceremony of Onyekaonwu.

He said that he was glad to have served as the second President of the club, after taking over from the Rotary Connects the World, Mr. Pius Elias.

Projects carried out by the club included tree planting at St. Mathias Catholic School, Amarata and donation of 50 portable solar lamps to Ekpetiama Comprehensive High School, Tombia.

The club also had a breastfeeding awareness campaign at Agudama Epie Health Centre and polio awareness campaign.


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