Posted by Elizabeth Edozie on Feb 03, 2020
Rotary Club of Eko Atlantic has further proven its transgression into the digital world with the unveiling of the official website of the club.
The website- was digitally unveiled by the District Governor, Dr. Jide Akeredolu during his official visit to the club on Sunday, January 2, 2020.
The District Governor who was accompanied on the visit by the District Secretary, Idowu Afelogun and other members of his entourage, commended the club for being the first and only club to have had him launch their official website since he assumed office as the District Governor on July 1, 2019.
The website will further boost the club’s online presence as the club currently led by the United President, Sunit Deb Roy had already proven to be digitally inclined with its existing social media platforms.
Also launched were the club’s various projects mapped out by the club for the Rotary year. It includes Plastic Segregation Project which is being put together by the club, in partnership with ALKEM and Lagos State Waste Management Agent (LAWMA).
Speaking on the projects, the club’s Service Project Chairman, Kisshor Bendre revealed that LAWMA has commenced the survey and will soon be distributing plastic waste bags to each flat in the mapped out areas, and will also be collecting the bags for disposal from time to time.
The second project that was also launched by the club is the hygiene project or project ominira in local parlance, which means freedom. It involves distribution of free sanitary towels to secondary school.
Revealing the third project- Mental Health Project, the Project Service Chairman noted that issues like global
warming are talked about as a matter of concern while issues like suicide are overlooked and not talked about.
He further noted that the number of those who survive suicide, otherwise known as suicide survivors, are rising on a daily basis, adding that the club plans to intervene in the issue by organizing campaigns and sensitization against suicide, as well as identify suicide survivors.
The Service Chairman, while highlighting the projects already executed by the club, revealed that the club has visited the Remand Home in Ikeja, as well as the School for the Blind in Surulere, both in Lagos state with donations.
DG Akeredolu, while addressing the club members said, “No matter where you are or what you do, what stands you out as a Rotarian is what you have been able to give to The Rotary Foundation which is the backbone of Rotary. As a new club, I want members of Rotary Club of Eko Atlantic to think of how to cement their relationship with The Rotary Foundation. What I would prefer is one thousand dollar every year.
“You can key into the One Million Dollar Challenge to grow your donation in The Rotary Foundation and also stand a chance to win mouth-watering prices”, the DG said while noting that the club has supported the cervical cancer prevention project with the sum of N1.65million and has also pledge to further donate N75, 000.
6 new Rotarians were also inducted into the club by the DG.