Sep 12, 2008, 6:55 AM
Rotary Club of Fajara last Friday organized its maiden fellowship at a reception
held in Samba’s Kitchen Restaurant at Palma Rima.
According to the current President of the club, Sainey Manneh, the purpose of the fellowship was to socialise with a view to attract more new members to join the Rotary Club of Fajara.
Mr Manneh explained that for any club to grow bigger and achieve more there was a need to organise social events that would attract new members.
He stressed that it was also meant to interact with prospective Rotarians, chat and create fun with them and create an awareness of what being Rotarian entails.
Mr Manneh declared that during his tenure as President of the Rotary Club of Fajara, he would make it a point of duty to organise this type of social events once a month.
“Being a Rotarian is not only about work but we organise social events to socialize and create some fun,” he added.
Speaking at the event, Alieu Secka, Chartered President and a founding member of the Rotary Club of Fajara, reiterated that Rotary membership is all about service and giving back to the community.
“Rotary Clubs all over the world are made up of professional and business people with desire to help their communities,” he said.
According to Mr Secka, Rotarians in The Gambia have brought projects to help communities; health centers, hospitals, Tanka-Tanka as well as medicines and equipment to the community initiative.
He said for one hundred years now, Rotary worldwide have achieved a lot and key among them is the Club’s role in polio eradication.
He said what Rotary Clubs do is to make a difference to the needy and vulnerable, adding that every year the President of Rotary Club International chose a theme, which makes a difference.
He disclosed that for the first time in the history of The Gambia, a Gambian has been elected as district Rotarian Governor, Akki Allen, who is a veteran Rotarian.
Mr Secka described this as a tremendous achievement for The Gambia.