Accra Ring Road Rotary celebrates silver jubilee
The Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central has launched the celebration of 25 years of dedicated community service in Ghana under the theme: “25 years of Selfless Rotary Service”.
As part of the celebrations which run till the end of the Rotary year 2010-2011, the club has planned activities including the rebranding of a bus stop along the Ring Road, Accra, completion of a project at a village in the Akuapem North District – the Asempanaye School project, a presentation of the 4Way Test Plaque and an Anniversary Gala to climax the year long activities in June 2011.
Commenting on the celebrations, the President of the club, Rotary President, Galina Okartei-Akko, said she was excited about the achievements of the Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central for the past 25 years.
“It is an honour to serve as the 25th president of the RC of Accra Ring Road Central. RRC has indeed come a long way building communities and bridging continents with the support of all our partners. I salute all past leaders of the club as we celebrate 25 years of selfless rotary service,” she stated.
Meanwhile, living up to the Rotary motto of “Service above Self”, The Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central has supported many communities across Ghana during the period of its existence.
Standing by the mantra, “Water is life”, the Club has supported the provision of clean water to the Osu Vocational School in Accra, the Saboba Agricultural Station in Northern Region, to Supreso and surrounding communities, the Larteh Methodist JSS Bawjiase Orphanage among others.
The club has also renovated the Kaneshie Cripples Home and Rehabilitation Centre and provided sewing machines and tools to the students.
In education, the Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central has supported the infrastructural development of the Accra High School; Teshie Presbyterian JHS; and offered cash awards to Girl Science Students of the Teshie Secondary School .
The club is presently focused on improving access to education in Asempanaye, a village in the Akuapem North district, which project comprises the construction of two, 3 classroom blocks and a head teacher’s office, equipped with furniture, construction of water and sanitation facilities.
The club has also for the past two years organised an annual medical outreach in the community, while club members have also contributed immensely to the eradication of polio in Ghana.
The Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central is the third Rotary Club to be chartered in Accra in 1986. RRC owes its birth to the Rotary Club of Accra West, the club that sponsored its charter. With a charter membership of 33, the membership strength now stands at 60.
Rotary is an international service club organisation first introduced into Ghana in 1958 with the establishment of the Rotary Club of Accra, and over the course of over five decades it has spawned a total of twenty clubs nationwide.
Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto “Service above Self.”
By Edmund Smith-Asante