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Rotary Club of Sinkor Celebrates 10th Anniversary, President to meet crucial needs

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The President of the Rotary Club of Sinkor (RCS), Angela Benson
The President of the Rotary Club of Sinkor (RCS), Angela Benson

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The President of the Rotary Club of Sinkor (RCS), Angela Benson, says the Club will continue to meet the needs of the less fortunate in the Liberian Society.

Dr. Benson said:” Meeting the needs of the underprivileged people in the Liberian society will be done by club members using their energy, talents, time and treasure.”

She said it is intended to bring positive change to the various communities in which the Rotary Club is operating by their services, bringing solutions to address challenges and to solve problems faced by community dwellers.

Dr. Benson said: “Together, members of the Rotary Club of Sinkor (RCS) are making an impact on the society and Liberia. If these past ten years have been amazing; then the next ten years will be extraordinary”.

She narrated that for the past ten years the Club did service projects that took into consideration the surrounding community needs in close consultations with community dwellers.

The President said that the Club, as part of its humanitarian services, joins forces with other Rotary Clubs in Liberia to address needs of people both nationally and internationally.

“On the national scene, we collectively contributed money, donated materials and clothing to help victims of mudslide in neighboring Sierra Leone, also jointly constructed the Post Ebola Triage Unit at the Broomley Mission, and further supported victims of floods in Bong County, including the issue of the physically challenged and handicapped in society, who are usually kept on the back burners to have sports day for them and make them feel a part of the larger community”, Dr. Benson disclosed.
She further paid homage to all Past Presidents and members of the Rotary Club of Sinkor for their numerous contributions and services in making the Club vibrant and strong for the past ten years.

Dr. Benson, with a membership predominately females, the RCS have lived up to the Rotary International ideals of “Service Above Self” in its operations and work as well as making the Club attractive to the next generation.

She spoke over the week during a grand dinner ball held at the Paynesville Town Hall to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Sinkor (RCS).

During the grand dinner ball, one of the Past Presidents of RCS, Clara Doe Mvogo, highlighted some of the achievements of the Rotary Club of Sinkor.
Madam Mvogo said over the past ten years, the Club provided three pieces of eye examination equipment to the New Eye sight Center (NESC), distributed white cane to visually challenged in Montserrado and Bong Counties, donation of two tractors the AME School in Royceville, Montserrado County, distributed a  40 feet container of medical equipment and supplies, including educational books, to the people of Kparblee Town, Nimba county in partnership with Rotary Club of Cumberland, Canada and Rotaplast performing corrective surgery  on children with cleft lips.

She named other areas of interventions for the past ten years as support to Ebola Widows for empowerment through small business grants, procured and distributed sanitary supplies to various health centers in Monrovia during the Ebola outbreak, carrying out of WASH activities in Sinkor, some communities in Monrovia and its environs, donated over 900 education books to three schools in Sinkor and its environs in partnership with Rotary Club of Tiburon, Belvedere, CA., among others.

As part of the ball, three new members of the Club were inducted with various classifications.  They were Adolphus T. Clarke, Sando Johnson and Kpaku Abraham Dorleh, Pharmacist, Business Administration and Community Development Specialist respectively.

The Rotary Club of Sinkor was established May 26, 2008 and able to work with the Rotary Club of Monrovia to charter the Rotary Club of Gbarnga in 2016.
The current leadership of the Rotary Club of Sinkor (RCS) are Angela Benson, President, Esther Paegar, Vice President, Nowiah G. R. Dennis, Secretary, Hannah Berrian, Assistant Secretary, and Bill Montgomery, Treasurer.

Others are Evan Mappy Morgan, Sergeant – At – Arms, Nancy Deline Freeman, Incoming President 2018 / 2019, Nowiah G. R. Dennis, President Elect 2019 / 2020 and Mornja George Pratt, Past President 2017 / 2018.

Meanwhile, in their separate messages the Rotary International President, Ian H. S. Riseley and the District Governor of District 9101, Nicolas Max Kouvaey, congratulated the Rotary Club of Sinkor for ten years of providing services to the people of Liberia and foreign residents alike.

Rotary International has 1.2 million members in 35, 633 clubs in nearly every country of the world. Hundreds of thousands of the participants are involved in Rotary programs such as Rotaract, Interact, Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Rotary Community Corps, rotary Peace Centers, and a host of local and foundation-sponsored projects and programs at the national, district and local levels.

The name Rotary is attached to countless projects and programs every year from blood bank to food bank, school sanitation to polio eradication. One hundred, thirteen years after the first Rotary Club was founded, Rotary service reaches literally around the globe.


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