Posted by Catherine Njuguna on Apr 08, 2019

April is here and here is another edition of, we hope, one of your favorite Rotary magazines! 

April is here and so is the 94th District Conference & Assembly (DCA). We continue to feature the key speakers lined up. In this edition we look at Dean Rohrs from Rotary Club of Langley Central, District 5050, and served as Rotary International Director 2016-2018 and Rotary International Vice- President 2017-2018. She will be delivering the Rotary International President’s message. The Award-winning Fatima Alimohamed, CEO of African Brand Warrior, will share tips on how we can promote the Rotary brand.  Now you see why you should not miss this event? 

This March, the long-awaited Kirk Whalum Live Jazz Concert took place in Kampala, Uganda. $64,000 was raised towards the Rotary Blood Bank at Mengo Hospital. Also, the “One Drop of Blood Initiative’ was launched to mobilize the community to give blood to ensure blood reserves in the country have enough. Congratulations to the organizers of these two-great life-saving initiatives. 

 

March 8 was the International Women’s Day. Rotarians in both Tanzania and Uganda were not left behind in marking this important day to celebrate the efforts in the push for and reiterate commitment to achieve a more gender-balanced world. 

 

The Rotary Club of Naalya hosted the fourth edition of Women in Rotary- Uganda chapter event at the Serena hotel, Kampala, which was graced by her Royal Highness Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda (Queen of Baganda Kingdom). In  Dar es Salaam, three clubs organized a women's only fundraiser for a scholarship and mentorship program for the girl child. The event was graced the District Governor Sharmila Bhatt. Women may only have joined Rotary recently but clearly they are making a big difference. 

 

And congratulations to the top three entrees of the D9211 photo contest , Ibra Bagalana, Magume Blair, and Gava Ibrahim. Thank you to everyone who sent us photos and to our judges who helped in determining the winners. The winner shall be revealed at the 94th DCA, so do keep tuned in. 

 

From the wave team, happy reading!! rotaryd9211.org/page/newsletter

 

The Wave Team

Catherine, Flavia and Eric