Rotary International has recognised the newly established Rotary Club of Brusubi following its admission to the international membership on 24th June 2016.
The Rotary Club of Brusubi is now the 3rd Rotary Club formed in The Gambia, apart from Rotary Clubs of Banjul and Fajara in August 1979 and in 2000 respectively.
The newly established Rotary Club of Brusubi was on the same day given the club number database 87804.
In a brief interview with the Daily Observer, the Charter President, Martin Kareem remarked: “This new generation of Rotarians all promised to share list of their different projects which will positively impact the life of our population”.
He indicated that The Gambia with nine other countries constitute the District 9101 of Rotary International.
Rotary International, he explained, is an international organisation whose stated human rights purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.
“It is an organisation that is open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 member clubs worldwide; and 1.2 million individual Rotarians have joined these clubs”.
Kareem further explained that Rotarians usually gather weekly for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to fulfill their first guiding principle to develop friendships as an opportunity for service.
He went on: “It is the duty of all Rotarians outside their clubs to be active as individuals in as many legally constituted groups and organisations as possible to promote, not only in words, but through exemplary dedication, awareness of the dignity of all people and the respect of the consequent human rights of the individual.”
The Club structure is as follows: Charter President, Martin Kareem; Vice President, Sapard Kalala; Charter Secretary, Michael Barrai; Charter Treasurer, Elizabeth Sambou; Directors: Ramzia Diab, Seedy Bensouda, Nyillan Fye, Shade Ajayi, Bai Abi Jobe, Loubna Farage.
Members: Paul Mendy, Bachir Ojikutu, Jerreh Touray, Momodou Cellou Jallow, Alpha Omar Jallow, Sanna Jaiteh, Enric Gemar, Robin Zhu, Cimakinda Kalala and Yema Lamin.
by Momodou Faal