Presidential message for the month of September 2018


My dear Rotarians and friends,
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Rotary International is composed of people of action, business persons and professionals united in the ideal of service. We are dedicated volunteers-
we donate our time, talents and treasures in working to eradicate polio from the surface of the earth, providing clean water and sanitation, mentoring countless young people, peace and conflict prevention/ resolution, disease prevention and treatment, basic education and literacy, economic and community development, maternal and child health, and lots more. We are able to do all these, thanks to our unwavering Rotary spirit.
Within our community in this brand new Rotary year, we have started taking actions that inspire. On 29th August 2018, our club had her first free bi-monthly leadership training for teaming young people in our community who are in dire need of leadership development. I am happy that the event was able to inspire participants to become better versions of themselves.
 The inspiring lessons shared by the participants were truly amazing and we will sustain this mission all through the Rotary year. As an apostle of leadership development, I am happy to be in the forefront of this action. Leadership is inspiration. If your actions can’t inspire, then you have no business with leadership.
In this new month of September, we will do so much more for our community, especially with regards to raising next generation of leaders who will make sustainable global impact, and equipping them with sustainable leadership nuggets, through carrying out an impactful project on Basic Education and Literacy.
The world needs Rotary, and Rotary needs strong clubs and inspired members that will be able to carry out the message of Rotary, which is doing good in the world. It is our collective responsibility-yours and mind to make this happen.
I most humbly appeal to you to continue to invite leaders of thoughts, business persons and professionals who want to give back to the society. Rotary will help them actualize this dream. There is so much in Rotary for people of all ages. More people need to join Rotary to save lives and make humanity better. Serving God through humanity is our core Rotary business. Let’s continue to do good in the world, and may our feet never stumble on a noble course.
Yours in Service,
Ethelbert Obinna Umeh
President 2018-19
Rotary Club of Owerri Metropolitan, District 9142, Nigeria






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