Posted by Elizabeth Edozie on Jan 11, 2019
The District Governor, Rotary International District 9110, Kola Sodipo has challenged members of Rotary Club of New Town, Oko Oba to grow their membership.
 
DG Sodipo who officially visited the club on Friday, January 11, 2019 with members of his entourage, encouraged the club members to double their efforts in bringing new members into the club. The DG who advised the club which is still in its second year of existence but has already lost some of its charter members (members who started the club), decried the current membership strength of the club.
He advised the club members to devise new measures that will help bring in and retain members such as making their weekly meetings more fun and try as much as possible to avoid boring meeting sessions that would discourage members from attending subsequent meetings.
He noted that the more the number of members of a club, the lesser the burden on all members as more members would mean more ideas, more time, more resources and other services available at the club’s disposal.
 
He advised the club members to devise new measures that will help bring in and retain members such as making their weekly meetings more fun and try as much as possible to avoid boring meeting sessions that would discourage members from attending subsequent meetings.
 
He also advised the club to include social activities in the club’s monthly routine, try meeting somewhere away from the regular meeting venue occasionally and also showing love and encouraging one another by attending members’ social events.
 
The Assistant Governor to the club, Segun Adewakun, on behalf of the club, solicited that some of the people who indicated to join Rotary club on Rotary International’s website should be directed to the club as they would be directed to any club in District 9110 that is nearer to them by the district which will be hosting them two days after the visit (Sunday, January 13, 2019).
 
Speaking on the financial support that was granted to the club by the district as a matching grant to complement the fund raised by the club for their service projects, the club president disclosed that the club intends to use the grant in providing two water borehole facilities for two neighbouring communities.