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Rotary Club of Brusubi-Serekunda officially launched

Dec 13, 2016, 11:26 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

The Rotary club of Brusubi-Serekunda  which is the third young Rotarian club in The Gambia, has recently been launched at a colourful reception dinner held at Kachadula Place.

The launching was attended by friends, Rotarians, club members both from The Gambia and outside, the UN resident coordinator, government representatives and other dignitaries.

In delivering a speech at the launching, the chartered president of Rotary Club of Brusubi-Serekunda, Sapard Vincent de Paul Kalala, said the formation of the Rotary Club of Brusubi-Serekunda had increased the number of Rotary clubs in The Gambia to three.

He said they would endeavour to work diligently with their sister rotary clubs of Fajara and Banjul to better learn from them as they have been in existence for a good number of years.

He expressed appreciation to all those who supported them in realizing the club as well as to fellow Rotarians from existing clubs of Banjul and Fajara, who had “already provided much guidance and support”.

“We look forward with great hope and expectations to emulating the high standards that you have set,” he said. “We know that only through collaboration and team work can we achieve the best outcomes in the communities that we will serve, and for the whole country.”

The Rotarian president also spoke about the larger Rotary organization, saying it is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.

“It is a secular organization open to all people regardless of race, colour, creed, religious, gender or political preference,” he added, saying there are more than 34 thousands Rotary clubs worldwide involving more than one million Rotarian members.

He said their objectives are set against the Rotary four-way test, used to see if a planned action is compatible with the Rotarian spirit and it is still today seen as a standard for ethics in the business management worldwide.

He also said members of the Rotary Club of Brusubi-Serekunda see themselves as part of a mission to work with their senior sister clubs and the whole humanitarian community to achieve a permanent and well-entrenched improvement in the Rotary ability to project positive influence wherever they are for the long term by systematically building up credibility in each of the areas of services rendered to their communities.

He further stated that members of the Rotary Club of Brusubi are putting a lot of emphasis on developing personal relationship with the communities of Brufut, Sukuta, Bijilo and Serekunda in the short term.

“We are proud to be counted as integral part of the community,” he stated.