Rotary Club of Lagos Island (RCLI) was chartered leadership of District Governor (2015-16) Rtn Bola Onabadejo & Rtn Vinod Garg (Chartered President)
With few #PeopleofAction Rtn Ramesh Jain ( Charter Secretary), Rtn Amrendra Sinha, Rtn Sarbeshwar Sahoo, Rtn Raj Kumar Gulati & Rtn Sanjay Srivastava, the club started with low profile Community Service activities.
The club had very conservative objectives and targets at that time in mind. Attendance during initial meetings was discouraging and very poor.
Rotary has a great tradition of Change in Leadership every year, to create many Leaders to serve the community with the motto of Service above Self. I have the privilege and honor to be one of them, which I assure you to execute my duties with the best of my capability & wisdom. Leadership change every year reminds me of:
# Lead & Follow
– New people to come in the system
– Growth of people
– Lead follows to make new members.
– Engage in Rotary activities, not for the namesake but to build a better world.
Club enrolled more than 100 paid members and became the 1st Mega Club of Rotary District 9110. Dynamic members of the club made it possible within the first six months of chartering the club. Presently club has 145 paid active members, out of which more than 61 members are Paul Harris Fellows that include 10 Sapphire Paul Harris Fellow and Two Paul Harris Society, members.
Club has executed projects and participated in Mission for Vision (M4V) partnering RCPG Club, Vision 2020 – Eye Surgeries with Geeta Ashram, General Surgeries by Team from India with Rotary District 9110, organized health camps and five blood donation camps, created awareness about Breast Cancer and Polio and celebrated Rotary Foundation Centenary.
The club celebrated the first-year end of the club by starting vocational training. The club has trained and given to the community more than 150 trained employable individuals. 15% to 20% offered jobs on the spot by companies like Lafarge, Mahindra and Mahindra, Telenoetica & Life Skills.
RC Lagos Island combines charity with family welfare and entertainment. Club has organized two entertainment events and one Mega entertainment event. Mega event inviting stars from India was organized during Investiture of the second and current president of the club. Club has identified two schools for Rehabilitate as Rotary Model School – Flagship project for the year 2017-18 and beyond.
RCLI was represented at Rotary Convention Atlanta USA in the first year itself. Received award from District as well within the first year.
RC Singapore selected RC of Lagos Island as a host club in Nigeria for her USD 189,000 Artificial Limbs project. Beneficiaries of the project will be from Nigeria, RC of Lagos Island will play monitoring and support role being club from the country of the host community.
RC Lagos Island continued to receive wholehearted support and applaud from all around. With several service project activities in progress, good balance in the bank account, more than 100 paid members on board, the baton of the club is in the able hands of Rtn Sanjay Srivastava.
Opportunity President Rtn Sanjay Quotes, A year of Opportunity to service community with motto “Service above self”. It is our privilege to be allowed to be charitable, for only so can we grow. The poor man suffers that we may be helped; let the giver kneel down and give thanks, let the receiver stand up and permit. See the Lord back of every being and give to Him.