Rotary Founder    RI President
 Paul Harris          2014 - 2015
                          Gary C. KHuag
 
 
 
 
 District Governor  Imm. Past DG
 Dele Balogun       Olugbemiga
                              Olowu
 
 
 
 
 
Walk-a-Thon : Our Polio Walk 
The fight to end polio was highlighted by this year’s World Polio Day activities.  The Nigeria National Polio Committee walk, staged in Lagos and named the Polio Walk-a-Thon, held on the 1st November, 2014.  Quoting the Chairman, Nigeria National Polioplus Committee, “We had a great walk yesterday. We had primary school children, secondary school children, students of tertiary institutions, young Rotarians, not too young Rotarians and Rotarians with a lot of years under their belt. They all walked, danced and laughed all the way from the beginning to the end…..and we had a very good turn out of Rotarians, their friends and family members”.
 
 
Six-Block-Toilets and Borehole Project   
The Rotary Club of Omole-Golden on Friday 31st October, 2014 inaugurated six blocks of toilet and borehole facilities at Ajuwon High School, Ajuwon, Ogun State.
The move was in line with the club’s penchant for humanitarian services and also to provide teachers and students in the school a hygienic environment where robust learning could thrive.
 
 
Free Generic Health Program   
Rotary Club of lkorodu Metro and GTA Engineering Company held the Free Generic Health Program that took place at Igbogbo, Ebute, Ikorodu on Sunday, the 2nd November, 2014.
In attendance were members of RC Ikorodu Metro led by the Best Class President and the staff of the GTA ENGINEERING Company comprising the GM, Manager and a Representative of the parent company.
 
 
DG's Visit To RC Ota - Project Activities   
The District Governor made his official visit to the Rotary Club of Ota on October 18, 2014.  His visit included meetings and idea sharing with the Board of Directors, Officers and Members of the club. Project and other activities had been planned to coincide with this visit.
 
 
Ebola - Wake Up Call To Rotarians !
 
We are all aware of the Ebola crisis as it crisscrosses through West Africa.  Nigeria is one of the countries struggling to cope and curtail the possible spread of the deadly virus.  Our clubs have been called to action and the message is from none other than the Rotary international.
 
 

 
 
The Rotary Leadership Institute was held on 22nd - 23rd of August, at the Lekki Oxford Hotel.  21 Candidates participated in the Second Level Program
RLI Logo2014 RLI Part 2 Class of the leadership training for District 9110.  RLI (Part II) Course materials were provided and were well received. Faculty provided facilitation skills in areas of Strategic Planning, The Rotary Foundation - Targeted Service, Club Communication, Team Building and Membership to help establish "best practices". Food, Fun & Fellowship accompanied the entire two half-days  of activities. 
 
 
 
2014      
 Rotary
 Youth
 Leadership
 Awards
 
RYLA 2014 is here !!!
  Theme: EQUIP THE YOUTHS, SAVE THE WORLD
  Date: 29th Nov. 2014 to 7th Dec. 2014
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a Rotary International  leadership development program that is organized to energize the next generation of young community leaders and provides them the ample opportunity to be trained, inspired, motivated and educated while also allowing them to connect with youths from other places, exchange ideas, and take action in their schools and communities. It is usually a week-long camp.
 
 
New Set of Youth Exchange Candidates Depart
 
DG & Six Youtn Exchangers
Each year, for over sixty (60) years, Rotary International has given thousands of students and young people the opportunity to travel to other countries around the world to spend weeks, months or a year to experience the cultures and accomplishments of people in those countries.
 
 
Lambo Lasun Nursing/Primary Furniture Commissioned
 
Lambo Lasun Nursery/Primary Furniture Launch
The District Governor's visit to the Rotary Club of Ikorodu Metropolitan on the 31st July, 2014, among other activities, featured the commissioning of pupils/teachers furniture at Lambo Lasun Nursery/Primary School. The commissioning started with the cultural display by the pupils of the schools. In attendance were Teachers, SUBEB Representatives, Bale of Lambo Lasun Community and Communities Leaders.
 

 
Dr Aloysius Dele Balogun
DG 2014-2015
 
Dr. Dele Balogun MBBS, MPH, MAGPMPN was born in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria by Mr Denis Alimiand Mrs. Stella Omotara Balogun into the noble Alli-Folami-Balogun family of Olowogbowo Quarter in Lagos Island, Nigeria.
 
 
 
 

INAUGURAL ADDRESS BY ALOYSIUS BAMIDELE BALOGUN 
AT HIS INVESTITURE AS DISTRICT GOVERNOR OF 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 9110, NIGERIA
ON SATURDAY JULY 5, 2014 AT INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, 
VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS.
 
I welcome you all from far and near to my investiture as the Governor of Rotary International District 9110 Nigeria.  From Taiwan, the Country of the Rotary International President I say Ne hau. Reply: Ne she she. From the heart of the Ibo land, I say Ndee wo Na o. Reply: Nno Kedu ka nnu mere.  From Isale Eko in Lagos I say: E ka san O, se Alafia lewa. From the Hausa land I say,  Sannu ku kwaa na lafia.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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