The former Chattered President of the Ikeja South Rotary Club International and the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo stated this while hosting a luncheon at the Ake Palace on Thursday, Officers and Members of the Rotary Club International, District 911.
The Alake explained that, although His Royalty remained a committed member of the Rotary Family, his roles as a Monarch automatically opened his hates to all well meaning Humanitarian Organizations, with similar vision and mission to serve humanity.
Oba Gbadebo disclosed that, in addition to being a Royal father, financier and friend of the Rotary Club, he had also been actively supporting the Lions Club as well as others
He referenced the Lions Clubs’many working visits to the Ake Palace as well as his interventions in completing some Lions Club’s projects in Abeokuta.
The Alake reassured the Rotary club that, he’s been a Rotary member and would remain a Rotarian, promising to continue to contribute his quota to the development of the Club.
He further added that, he didn’t see the reason why the Club couldn’t be extended to Abeokuta, hence, would use his position to expand and make it a known Club in Egbaland
Speaking further, he disclosed that, Rotary is known to be humanitarian nature, perhaps, they should continue to stimulate this doctrine, so as to give awareness, about what the Club stands for.
The Egba Apex Monarch therefore commended the leadership and members of the Rotary Club of Ikeja South, District 911 for living up the expectations of its philosophy and projections.
Speaking earlier, the District Governor, Rotary Club Ikeja, District 911, Rotarian Remo Bello, FCA, told the Alake that, they were in Abeokuta for District Conference 2022, and as a matter of live, respect for the Tradition as Alake’s impeccable leadership of Egba Community, it was incumbent on the Club to pay the usual courtesy visit.
Rotarian Bello appreciated the Alake for hosting the attendees of the Conference to a sumptuous luncheon at the Ake Palace.
He explained that the Rotary Club International was not in competition with brother Humanitarian Bodies, adding that, they rather saw them them as veritable partners.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Representative of the PDG, Rosetti Nayenga of Ugandan Rotary International eulogised the Alake for his committed support and succour to the needy and underprivileged.
Mrs Rossetti Nayenga called on the Alake to identified more projects that were beneficial to the people.
She also called on Rotary members to emulate the habit of contributing their quota to the needy communities, adding that, the society needs humanitarian service.
Mrs Nayenga restated that, anytime the Rotary Club want to celebrate an event, it should be their custom to always have some major projects to reference at, as to what changes people lives positively.
She therefore urged the Club to give invitation to the public, in order to expand and receive more membership, adding that, it would boost the Club’s finances.
The District Conference Committee Chairman, PAG, Lanre Adedoyin told the Newsflagship that, more 60 Rotarians would be attending the conference in Abeokuta, which would come on between 12 and 15 May, 2022.
The roll call at the Ake Palace luncheon comprises, PDG Bola Oyebade, PDG David George, DGN Ify Ejezie, PDG Jide Akeredolu, PDG Kola Sodipo, DGND Femi Adenekan, PP Eli Braimah, PP Olumide Majekodunmi, PP Yetunde Onilogbo, Rt. Gbenga Badejo.