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2 Rotary Club of Ngong Hills Featuring 24hour Rotarian Mama Zipporah Kamau Message From The District Governor Message from RI President One of the best parts of any Rotary convention is the sheer diversity of the people you see there. The Rotary Foundation The Place of the District and the Club in Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation Message from DCA Chairman Join us for a great weekend of fun, DCA Organising Committee Interact Club of Starehe Girls Centre Gichu Passes The Baton to Mariam at RC Milimani Engaging Youths In Peace Building and Conflict Mitigation In South Sudan RC Langata New Membership 1st East African Rotary Projects Fair 2018 RC Muthaiga DG visit RC Muthaiga DG visit DG s Project Visit to RC Hurlingham 31 DISTRICT MEMBERSHIP TRAINING 2 CONTENTS

3 Publisher s Message A New Month & New ways to Make A difference with ALL Rotarians across our amazing District and fellow Rotarians the world over. September is the month we focus on Basic Education. More than 775 million people over the age of fifteen (15) are illiterate. That s seventeen (17) percent of the world s adult population. In East Africa, there were 4.6 million children out of school in six countries with data in 2010; a reduction from 12.5 million in these countries in Countries have made major progress with the number out-of-school children in Ethiopia falling by nearly 8.5 million in Ethiopia, and Kenya almost halved its number. Through the amazing work of Rotarians across our great District, the Continent of Africa & around the globe these numbers continue to drop. Rotary s goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. Through simple & diverse ways we make this happen by taking intentional & decisive action to empower educators to inspire learning at all ages & continue to support education and literacy for children as well as adults. As Rotarians we make amazing things happenby; Dear rotarians Creating Endowment funds to support needy students through school both at primary & secondary level Building Libraries where children & the community can access shared resources Donating Education Materials in collaboration with different Partners from Computers, to Books as well as Social Engagement reading materials across different age groups & for diverse interests. Making schools healthy: Rotarians are providing access to clean, fresh water to in communities around public school in Lebanon so students can be healthier and get a better education. When you teach somebody how to read, they have that for a lifetime. It ripples through the community, one by one. Mark Wilson Rotary Club member Next Month is Economic and Community Development Month where we invest in communities by creating sustainable, measurable and long-term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods. As an editorial team we are keen to hear from you & how you are making a difference, no project is too small, share these moments & the impact with the world. Send us the anecdotes of your activities; from Children s Home Visits, Community Health Camps, Gift Caravans, Mentorship Days to Rotary International Funded Projects. Package them in five hundred (500) word articles accompanied by three (3) - five (5) photos of the projects you are doing as a club to Rtn. Joy Mbaau our District Bulletin Officer. Remember Making A Difference is about how we Make A Difference - Everyday, though Every Club & How we Impact the communities in every Country we Serve. It s Time to Making A Difference. Yours In Service, Wanjikú Rtn. Wanjikú WAIRIA District Newsletter Officer Team EDITORIAL PUBLISHER Rtn. Wanjikú WAIRIA District Bulletin Officer Rtn. Joy MBAABU CREATIVE DESIGNER Stephen Wathuri PHOTOGRAPHY Folklore Film Ltd. Aqua Tronics (R.C. Muthaiga: Rtn. Sanjiv Soni) Rotary District 3

4 Following my club visits, I have noted that many clubs are involved in one way or another in Projects that promote and support basic education and literacy. From The DISTRICT GOVERNOR Dear Rotarians, September is Basic education and Literacy month and all of us started school at the basic education level. After many years we ended up educated, responsible persons and persons of Integrity who then joined Rotary. For most of us this took a lot of hard work and persistence from our part, dedication and commitment from our parents and the goodwill of others who encouraged and gave us hope along the way. Following my club visits, I have noted that many clubs are involved in one way or another in Projects that promote and support basic education and literacy. We have many clubs that support many needy students by paying school fees, we have others that run a vibrant mentorship program where they visit schools in a bus load of Rotarians where they split into groups and mentor the whole school. We have clubs like Naivasha which through partnerships has put up a complete secondary school together with other Rotarians from various clubs. I have seen a school kitchen in Maralal, Sanitary towels projects in Nairobi and Nakuru. I have also seen classes renovated in Kirinyaga and Thika, I have seen a complete 4

5 FROM THE DISTRICT GOVERNOR Supporting basic education and literacy creates a perfect avenue to publicize the activities of Rotarians to the community a well as well a showcasing Rotary to pupils who are potential Rotarians 15 years from now. school electrification program in Kiambu and even a complete computer lab, library and many more projects in Nairobi. We have had a very successful book donation project spearheaded by RC Karen and over 500 schools have benefited from the supply of free textbooks in Kenya in the last Rotary year. This year many clubs have identified schools as areas where they can partner with the pupils to plant trees. The support of education and basic education offers a great avenue for all Rotarians to assist a vulnerable segment of our societies and also to make a mark on the communities in which they live. It offers a simple and straight forward way to remain relevant to your community and a great impact can be made through fairly straightforward projects like providing books and Mentorship. Supporting basic education and literacy creates a perfect avenue to publicize the activities of Rotarians to the community a well as well a showcasing Rotary to pupils who are potential Rotarians 15 years from now. s I visit clubs, I note that the communities in which they live are not aware at all of the existence of a Rotary club. I urge these clubs to take up projects that promote Basic education and Literacy through engaging the students in Primary and Secondary schools in. their locality. It is my belief that each and every club should promote and support basic education and literacy. This is not only one of the Rotary Foundations six areas of focus but also an area in which all Rotarians should all engage in. Investing in our youth is investing in our future. Peter Mbui District Governor

6 PRESIDENTIAL Message Dear Fellow Rotarians, If we want these numbers to be useful, they have to be accurate. That means beginning now to accurately track the hours and the money that our clubs spend on their service. One of the best parts of any Rotary convention is the sheer diversity of the people you see there. Whether you re heading into a breakout session, exploring the House of Friendship, or sitting down for a bite to eat, you ll meet people from every corner of the world, in all kinds of national attire, speaking just about every language. It s a lot of fun, and it s a big part of what makes Rotary great: that we can be so different and still find ourselves so at home together. That spirit of warm community that is so central to Rotary also defines Toronto, our host city for the 2018 Rotary International Convention. Toronto is one of my favorite cities. It s a place where half the population is from another country, where over 140 languages are spoken by 2.8 million residents, and where no one ever seems to be too busy to be helpful. In addition to being clean, safe, and friendly, Toronto is a wonderful place to visit, with its attractive Lake Ontario waterfront, great restaurants, oneof-a-kind museums, and interesting neighborhoods to explore. The 2018 convention already promises to be one of our best ever. Our Convention Committee and Host Organization Committee are hard at work lining up inspiring speakers, great entertainment, fascinating breakout sessions, and a wide variety of activities across the city. There will be something for everyone in Toronto, and Juliet and I encourage you to do what we ll be doing bring your families along for the fun. If you plan early, your convention experience will be even more affordable: The deadline for discounted early registration (there is an additional discount for registering online) is 15 December. As much as Toronto offers to Rotarians, the true draw is, of course, the convention itself. It s a once-ayear opportunity to recharge your Rotary batteries, to see what the rest of the Rotary world is up to, and to find inspiration for the year ahead. Find out more at riconvention.org and find Inspiration Around Every Corner at the 2018 Rotary Convention in Toronto. Ian H S Riseley President, Rotary International. 6 District Governor August 2017

7 Rotary ndation Our Course Promoting Peace Fighting Disease Supporting education Providing Clean Water Saving mothers and children Growing local economies 7

8 The Rotary Foundation The Place of the District and the Club in Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation How many members have you introduced to your club? Every year I introduce a few members into Rotary. Two months into this Rotary year I have brought two and we will be inducting one this week! Challenge yourself to bring in just one this Rotary year. Power and its resultant benefits is a game of numbers! It amazes me how many Rotarians, particularly the newer ones, confuse Rotary International (RI), The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and the Districts and Clubs. Rotary International is divided into 33 Zones that cover the entire Rotary World. In the June 2017 meeting of the Board of Directors, Africa was made a zone for the first time-zone 22. This will take effect in To recognise how much we need to grow membership in Africa, we need to know that a country like South Korea which is smaller than Kenya has two Zones with over 55,000 Rotarians while the whole of the African continent has one zone with about 27,000 Rotarians!! How many members have you introduced to your club? Every year I introduce a few members into Rotary. Two months into this Rotary year I have brought two and we will be inducting one this week! Challenge yourself to bring in just one this Rotary year. Power and its resultant benefits is a game of numbers! The 33 Zones are divided further into Districts. Rotary has 530 Districts. Africa has 16 Districts. Our District 9212 is one such District. My work as Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator (RRFC) is to support/ advise seven such Districts on The Rotary Foundation matters. These Districts are in West Africa and East Africa. In my previous article in this magazine I challenged us to support the Rotary Foundation. Have you? I have so far made a donation to End Polio Now and smaller donations to experiment the District Governor s Mpesa online appeal. Have you? I will be making good our Paul Harris Society (PHS) Membership in September (I will write about PHS soon). I plan to make a more significant gift to Rotary by the time we hold the Rotary Foundation Dinner on 24th November Do you have a plan of supporting our Rotary Foundation? Districts are made up of clubs. Our District has almost 2,000 Rotarian members in nearly 100 clubs. Rotary Clubs are autonomous and run their affairs independently of other clubs. For Districts with a large geographical spread like ours, Assistant Governors and other devolved systems are in place. PDG Eric Kimani Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator Zone 20A 8

9 Message fr om DCA Chairman Beyond your Expectations I am pleased to introduce to you the DCA 2018 team that is working tirelessly to bring you this event - Beyond your Expectations. I would like to reiterate that this DCA belongs to us all Rotarians in this district. So, let us embrace it and encourage more of our fellow members to register. We are putting together a memorable event full of fun, inspiration and learning. Our emphasise to all club Presidents is to make sure newly joined members attend this event so they can get a full feel of how it is to be a Rotarian, to network with other colleagues and of course to enjoy themselves. We are negotiating special rates with our host, Enashipai Hotel & Spa, for the Spa and other fun activities, including for children s, so that everyone can have a great time. We have also now released names of our partner hotels all within close proximity to Enashipai. The rates are very reasonable and affordable and caters for all pocket sizes. 9

10 DISTRICT CONFERENCE & ASSEMBLY ORGANISING COMMITTEE DG Peter Mbui Anthony Kimara Secretariat Sam Gichohi SAA Maina Muturi Vice chair DCA/ Hospitality Joe Kamau DCA Chairman Maureen Mbui Venue IPP Pauline Gachihi DCA Ambassador, Coast region Janet Aketch DCA Ambassador, Nyanza region Gor Bernard Ouma DCA Ambassador, Western region Jeff Gitau Treasurer Nabil Adamjee ON TO DCA 2018, Coast region Sidy Nduta DCA Magazine content Muthoni Wanyeki Insurance and Medical Roseanne Mbaya Accommodation Billy Muturi Accommodation 10

11 DCA ORGANISING COMMITTEE Tabitha Nduta Assistant Country Chair Leonard Ithau Fundraising/Sponsorship Monica Mwangi Hospitality June Rienye Fundraising/Sponsorship Grace Njoroge Registration Jane Mberia Country Chair Janet Mathenge Registration Perminus Njiiri ICT/Presentations Moses Mwaura On To DCA 2018 George Mathenge District Secretary Sharon Wanyeki DG s cocktail Jay Manek Fundraising/Sponsorship Wanjiku Wairia DCA Magazine Ken Indwasi Entertainment Joash Mbogo New Generations Victor Muto PR (Digital Marketing) Hiteshi Pindoria DGs cocktail Parul Khimasia Awards Benjamin Lukania DCA Ambassador, Rift Valley Judith Karimi DCA Ambassador, Mt. Kenya Region 11


13 REGISTRATION GUIDELINES Registration is subject to receipt of dully filled form. (Note that this form will not send if payment details are missing) Once you have registered, you will receive an communication from the accommodation steward detailing negotiated accommodation rates in various hotels. For more information please contact the steward. The information on the hotel accommodation will be sent to your address once you register. Additional information is on the conference website. Transport shuttle to Hotel (and return) will be coordinated by conference transport committee. Any supplemental services used will be extras at your expense. Registration will only be confirmed after verification of payment received. Kindly scan and your transaction receipt to BANK DETAILS Prime Bank - Riverside Branch Account Name: Rotary District 9212 DCA 2018 Kshs Account No. : US$ Account No. : Business No Account No See You in Naivasha!! FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Tel: Grace Tel: Janet NAIVASHA KENYA 19th - 22nd April

14 GICHU PASSES THE BATON TO MARIAM AT RC MILIMANI Rotary Club of MILIMANI Installation International. The head teacher of St. Mark s Enkutoto Primary School shared how Rotary Club of Milimani has partnered with them to bring smiles to his pupils. There was also a report from Sportpesa Ltd on their partnership with RCM to provide walking aids to physically challenged children in Kendu Bay and Shinyalu. Testimonies from recipients of scholarships from RCM Scholarship Program left many people balancing tears. On May 27th 2017, Mariam Wangui walked into Sarova Pan Afric Hotel as President Elect and walked out as the President of Rotary Club of Milimani waiting to take office on 1st of July. Nothing was left to chance in the black tie themed event, from the music played, décor, speakers and food. The easy going but passionate tradition of Rotary Club of Milimani, cut through the formal stance associate with black tie events with humour and joy that left every guest not only entertained and refreshed but also educated on Rotary ways. District Governor Richard Omwela graced the event with DGE Peter Mbui and DGN Joe Otin. There was also a host of guests from virtually every Rotary club in Nairobi and beyond. The elegant Gilda Odera was the MC and she took people through what happened at Rotary club of Milimani through the Rotary Year under the leadership of the magnificent President Gichu Wahome. The Charter President of Interact Club of Starehe Girls Centre and School Jacklyn Wanza was presented with the Charter Certificate from Rotary In between the well thought out program of events, Mariam Wangui and her board which is a mix of old and young Rotarians was installed. The climax of the evening was the well-crafted and uplifting speeches. District Governor Richard Omwela sent the hall into stitches of laughter by enumerating the up and downs he faced with Gichu Wahome and Ernest Muchina on their trips to visit clubs around the country. Gichu Wahome walked up the stage in style to the tunes of ohangla beat kanungo then spoke about his journey as president acknowledging the input of club members and other Rotarians. Then Mariam Wangui s acceptance speech to lead the club through year was the toast of a night that had hit the right tones at the right time. She promised to keep us with the good job Gichu Wahome had done. The night was awesome and a good start to set the pace for the marathon of installation of club officials that take place between June and July. All the best to President Mariam Wangui and her board. 14

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16 INTERACT CLUB OF STAREHE GIRLS Rotary Club of Milimani s flagship Scholarship Project 16

17 Interact Club of Starehe Girls Centre They are now planning to visit Kiambu Level 4 Hospital to clean it up and serve the children admitted to the hospital. The enthusiasm is a good sign that young people believe in the Rotary ideals and ways. Rotary Club of Milimani s flagship Scholarship Project has benefited many students around the country. Some of the beneficiaries have been students from Starehe Girls Centre. In 2016 RCM hosted Rotarians from twin club Rotary Club of Kampala Central. They visited Starehe Girls and they promised to sponsor one girl. Rotary Club of Madaraka also took two girls and Rotary Club of Nairobi Muthaiga North also promised to come in and sponsor some girls. The Rotary movement in the region was slowly crystalizing at Starehe Girls in their bid to achieve Rotary International s objective to support literacy and basic education. This is when RCM came up with the idea of adding another Interact Club to its fold after Interact Club of Braeside School. Plans were rolled out to charter the club and in April 2017, Interact Club of Starehe Girls was awarded a charter certificate and Jacklyn Wanza became the charter president. The school was presented with the charter certificate during the installation of President Mariam Wangui at Sarova Pan-Afric in May. The charter president gave a moving speech on her plan for the coming year. The people who attended had a chance to see young, confident girls who believe in themselves and the future. The future of Rotary has never been brighter. Within a month of formation, membership rose from 25 to 70. The girls began making a difference with the school. They looked after sick students, cleaned the school and the nearby chapel among other small projects. They are now planning to visit Kiambu Level 4 Hospital to clean it up and serve the children admitted to the hospital. The enthusiasm is a good sign that young people believe in the Rotary ideals and ways. On 19th of July the Interact Club hosted Rotary Club of Milimani, Rotary Club of Nairobi Muthaiga North, Rotaract Club of Milimani and Rotaract Club of University of Nairobi to a joint fellowship. It was good to see the girls learn and practice how to conduct a meeting in the stipulated one hour that they are assigned for club meetings. RCM is always urging more Rotarians and friends of Rotary to come on board and sponsor needy girls at Starehe Girls Centre. Meanwhile the girls will open in September for their third term. They are enthusiastic about using their time to serve their community and make a difference. Thanks to RCM for creating a platform for the girls to serve, grow in leadership and make a difference. 17

18 ROTARY CLUB OF NGONG HILLS Featuring 24hour Rotarian Mama Zipporah Kamau 18

19 Mama Zipporah is a member of the Rotary Club of Ngong Hills. She is not a regular attender, but we know that that she is a Rotarian at heart, doing a 24hour service of rotary making a difference ROTARY CLUB OF NGONG HILLS In 1989, Mama Zipporah (as she s called by just about everyone) and her husband, late Pastor Isaac Kamau, opened the doors of their home to some of the destitute and orphaned children of Kenya. This is the now Huruma Children s Home. They started by accommodating seven children, but over the years the number of children has increased, and now Huruma caters for over 150 children, both girls and boys. The children are aged between 0 and 18 years old. The home also runs Ngong Huruma Schools (Primary & Secondary Schools for the orphaned children in the home. It is also open to the neighboring community. The mission of the school is to empower children in need to become productive members of society through rehabilitation, education and self-reliance skills. The rotary club of Ngong Hills alongside the Rotaract club of Ngong Hills recently charted the Rotaract club of Huruma children s home. The charter members are sixty six girls and boys form both the primary as well as the high school. The Rotaractors are going through a mentorship program. Their main interest is environmental stewardship, so they will be contributing heavily to our DG s flagship program of greening Kenya through tree glowing. Mama Zipporah is a member of the Rotary Club of Ngong Hills. She is not a regular attender, but we know that that she is a Rotarian at heart, doing a 24hour service of rotary making a difference 19

20 ENGAGING YOUTHS IN PEACE BUILDING AND CONFLICT MITIGATION IN SOUTH SUDAN The discussion brought about 42 participants in total (20 Male and 22 Female) almost equal representation in terms of gender equality and representation. With support grants from SUCCESS, Rotary club of Munuki organized a one day discussion on the Theme: engaging the Youth in peace building and conflict mitigation. The discussion took place Juba Civic Resource Center (JCRC) Conference hall in Women Union Building Jubek State on 10 th /August /2017. It was attended by Rotary Club of Munuki, Rotary Club of Juba club and rotaractors from Juba University, interactors of Comboni Secondary School and Juba Diocesans Model Secondary School, including representatives from three Society civil organizations. The discussion brought about 42 participants in total (20 Male and 22 Female) almost equal representation in terms of gender equality and representation. The organization among other is using all its best to restore peace by engaging the fragile communities in South Sudan to co-exist and promote peace. The purpose of the lecture is to discuss the positive contributions that Youth would have placed in the negotiations and implementation of the peace agreement to realize sustainable peace across the country. The civil war that erupted on 15 th December 2013 as a result of political struggles within SPLM party for SPLM leadership has had distressing effects on the lives of South Sudanese citizens, Figure 1 student participants in groups listen as facilitators give topic for discussion during Rotary Club activity on Engaging Youth in Peace building and conflict mitigation held at JCRC on August 10, 2017 especially the Youth who are actively being recruited by both sides of the conflict to perpetuate the civil conflicts. Then the peace agreement has finally done little and at verge of collapsing and war has intensified in many parts of South Sudan where millions were displaced from their homes and many others were killed because of perceived political alliance and the perpetrators are the youths who are the active participants in the current conflict. Through the discussion the facilitators elaborated more on the concept of peace, roles of youths and civil societies organizations in Peace building and conflict mitigation, role of UN and international organizations in Implementation of ARCISS, challenges and progress of peace agreement. The participants were able to share information and learn from each other as well as their concern for peace. The presentation on the theme was made and participants were put into group discussions which were guided by specific questions at aimed addressing important aspect the theme of the activity. During the group discussion, participants were given an opportunity to discuss their roles collectively or as individual youth in promoting peace building and conflict mitigation through activities in their various school clubs and the 20

21 The presentation on the theme was made and participants were put into group discussions which were guided by specific questions at aimed addressing important aspect the theme of the activity. Through the group discussions the participants appreciated that they learned the benefit of peace to the society in such as stability for all, equal distribution of resources/services for all, freedom of speech for all, development for all, unity and prosperity for all democracy,justice and equality for all, education for all, Education for all participants were able to identify and agreed upon the following action points on peace building in school clubs through the following: Figure 2 a facilitator listens to student participant as he shares his on the theme of the activity: Engaging Youth in Peace building and conflict mitigation: held at JCRC on August 10, 2017 activities with an objective to fight tribalism among the students and pupils ɓ ɓ advocacy events on promotion of culture of peace and reconciliation voluntary services as peace ambassadors in the community encouraging other youth to know their vision and mission on maintaining peace and stability in the country ɓ ɓ dram club to fight against social injustice and advocate for social justice such as child soldiers and early marriages As part to their next plan and effort to execute the agreed action points, the participants further identified some activities that they will organize in schools to foster and support building and to benefit the community in terms of their relationship and peaceful coexistence. They agreed to: Organize drama in schools under Theme: Unite my people and give peace a chance Organize debate on relevant topics of peace building in South Sudan Form a club that, act as a mother club focusing more on how to unite people and share ideas Organize cultural, traditional dances and music to express cultural togetherness Organize school exchange visits focusing on peace building and how to unite people of South Sudan By Waran Micheal Anthony Baji, Club Secretary Rotary Club of Munuki Figure 3 A journalist interviews the former President of Juba Rotary Club, Mr. John Jada, on the importance of engaging youth in peace building and conflict mitigation as participants discuss the theme in group at JCRC on August 10,

22 ROTARIANS RC Langata supported by representatives of an amazing 7 Rotaract Clubs 22 District Governor September Setember 2017

23 RC Langata - Rotaract OOn Saturday 19th August RC Langata supported by representatives of an amazing 7 Rotaract Clubs (Parklands, Mashariki, Milimani, Westlands, JKUAT, Nairobi East, Daystar and Karen). returned to their signature project in the village of Ngu Nyumu near Machakos to show how Rotary are making a Difference. Having already installed a bore hole the club went to finally the digging of the trenches to lay the pipes to connect the village as many of the people have had to walk upto 10km daily to get water. Once completed we will be moving on to build the first classroom and at the opening in January we will also do a Medical Camp and a mentorship programme for the children. Contact Sidy 23

24 RC Langata New Membership In line with the new rules initiated by RI and the instructions of the RI President and our DG Peter Mbui to look to increase membership by opening up Rotary membership to Rotaractors, RC Langata held a club assembly last month to amend the club bilaws with this in mind. The result was a decision to allow 6 Rotaractors to join the club each year with the proviso being that they needed to have been wither President of their club or held District office. The reason behind this was to ensure a high level of commitment to Rotary and an understanding of the aims and objectives. RC Langata already has a high requirement for new members, 12 visits in 15 weeks plus a social and a project. As a result we were delighted to have the DG induct 4 new members at his recent visit on 17th August of which 3 were Rotaractors: Patrick Muriithi Charter President Rotaract Club of Daystar Valley Road (Chartered by RCLangata) Dimitri Macridis IPP Rotaract Club of Daystar Valley Road Allan Okuja IPP Rotaract Club of The University of Nairobi - winner of best Rotaract Club RC Langata have a pipeline of eligible Rotaractors to bring into the club in the future and are looking to balance youth and energy with new members to bring age and experience and the third arm of our activity is to bring back old members who dropped out but who are keen to return. With that three pronged approach we aim to achieve the DG s target of 20% growth which for the largest club in the District will mean adding 15 new members, almost the same as starting a new club! 24

25 THE 1 ST EAST AFRICAN ROTARY PROJECTS FAIR 8th-10th February 2018 Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda 25

26 1st East African Rotary Projects Fair 2018 WE HAVE OVER 300 PROJECTS TO CHOOSE FROM!! Invitation from the Chairman I invite you to come to Uganda the Pearl of Africa and attend this first ever East African Rotary Projects Fair. It is going to be massive, we have over 300 projects to choose from. All are in the six areas of focus. Let s use this chance to network with rotarians from all over the world. This will be an annual event. See you at Entebbe. PDG Stephen Mwanje Chairman, Rotary Projects Fair To the Clubs in Districts 9211 & 9212 Benefits: Visiting International Rotarians will have the opportunity to learn firsthand about the community and the projects looking for assistance. Rotarians will personally meet project contacts and other local Rotarians establishing important partnerships as well as long lasting friendships. chance to choose a project from a wide range of offers You ll meet and get acquainted with local project promoters Foreign clubs will also offer their projects to local clubs Tourism You ll be able to foster intercultural exchange Invitation for you and your club members to be a part of the 1st East African Rotary Projects Fair. Please join us in Entebbe Municipality for three days of Projects Fair. From 8th to 10th February 2018 At Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel Entebbe. Participate in the Projects Fair Motivate Non- Rotarians to attend the Fair vthis project fair is intended to afford the host country the opportunity to utilize the event for the improvement of Rotary s public image, and to extend fellowship to visiting Rotarians. International Clubs will have a Make friends/partnerships/ relationships Support humanitarian projects Program highlights: Project visits, Health camps, Training, Project display Visit to key tourist sites, etc. 26

27 1ST EAST AFRICAN ROTARY PROJECTS FAIR 2018 Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel For booking contact: This is the venue for the Project fair. Located on the shores of Lake Victoria, it offers great accommodation. It is within 5 km of Entebbe International Airport, and offers free WiFi and free private parking. Accommodation $60 per night, Bed & Breakfast. PARTICIPATION & REGISTRATION CLUB PARTICIPATION FEE $350 This guarantees you 1 Booth and 2 members in the booth INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANT FEE $175 INCLUDES: Coffee break 2 lunches Final Dinner Event STALL AND SPACE DETAILS Exhibition stand measuring 3m x 3m Accessories: 2 Chairs, 1 Table, Spotlights and waste bin Rtn. Geoffrey Haabaasa Chair Tour and travel Tel: Julie Kyokunda Registration Tel: David Balaka Treasurer Tel: Stephen Mubiru Kalenge Chair Exhibition Tel: Petronella Ochom Secretariat Tel: Contact for Kenya: Rtn Prof Mbaabu Mathiu Tel: or Contact for Tanzania: DGN Sharmila Bhatt Tel:

28 Photo Gallery Rotary Club Muthaiga DG Visit 28

29 Photo Gallery DISTRICT GOVERNOR Rotary Club Muthaiga DG Visit 29


31 Photo Gallery DISTRICT MEMBERSHIP TRAINING That happened on 5th August 2017, in Nairobi. 31

32 Month SEPT DATE EVENT CITY / COUNTRY RESPONSIBLE 09-Sep-17 Grants Management Seminar - MOMBASA Mombasa, Kenya PDG Harry Mugo & DSC George Mbugua 16-Sep-17 Public Image Training Seminar Nairobi, Kenya Assistant Rotary Public Image Cordinator (ARPIC) Carole Kimutai 23-Sep-17 Grants Management Seminar - NAIROBI Nairobi, Kenya PDG Harry Mugo & DSC George Mbugua OCT 14-Oct-17 Regional Training Nairobi, Kenya DGN Joe Otin 15th to 21st October -17 Rotary Friendship Exchange D9125 Abuja, Nigeria Abuja, Nigeria District Rotary Frienship Exchange Chair Nyambura Nugi NOV 3rd to 5th Nov nd Country lnteract Leadership conference Breeze Point Hotel Malindi District Interact Chair Gideon Akwambi 04-Nov-17 Tree Planting Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Central Kenya RaW Chair Jane Ngugi 16th to 18th Nov 2017 RYLA Seminar Nairobi, Kenya Dist. RYLA Chair David Muiru 24-Nov-17 TRF/MD/PHS Dinner Nairobi, Kenya DGE Jeff Bamford 25-Nov-17 Women in Rotary Nairobi, Kenya TBC FEB 8th to 12th Feb 2018 East African Projects Fair Entebbe, Uganda Dist. Projects Fair Chair Mbaabu Mathiu 17-Feb-18 PETS Kenya Nairobi, Kenya DGE Jeff Bamford 24-Feb-18 PETS Kenya Mombasa, Kenya DGE Jeff Bamford MAR 03-Mar-18 Sunshine Rally Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Central Kenya RC Nairobi Muthaiga North 10-Mar-18 PETS Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia DGE Jeff Bamford 17-Mar-18 PETS South Sudan Addis Ababa, Ethiopia DGE Jeff Bamford APRIL 07-Apr-18 Tree Planting Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Central Kenya RaW Chair Jane Ngugi 18-Apr-18 TRF Stewardship & Training Seminar Naivasha, Kenya PDG Harry Mugo 19th to 22nd April 2018 District Conference Assembly Naivasha, Kenya DG Peter Mbui & DGE Jeff Bamford MAY 11th to 12th May 2018 RYLA Seminar Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Dist. RYLA Chair David Muiru 32

33 Thank You... Support to The Rotary Foundation 150 Rotarians, 34 clubs gave to TRF in the month of July and August 2017 Report by CC Jane Mberia No Rotarian Club 1 Agnes Wanjiru Kiraithe Muthaiga 2 Alice Mugo Karengata 3 Anditi Ogada Kilimani Alfajiri 4 Angela Agili Karura 5 Anne Awuor Karura 6 Anne Chiuri Milimani 7 Anne Mbaabu Ngong Hills 8 Anne Nyongesa Hurlingham 9 Antoinette Atieno Langata 10 Ashley Myers Langata 11 Athar Bhatti Muthaiga 12 Audrey Khaleji Bridgete Muthaiga 13 Beatrice Kariuki Nairobi East 14 Beatrice Ombaka Milimani 15 Benjamin Githae Thika West 16 Benjamin K Njega Kikuyu 17 Benjamin Ombito Nakuru 18 Billy Muturi Mungai Naivasha 19 Boit Fatuma Karengata 20 Boniface Kamau Nairobi Muthaiga North 21 Bonniface Nyaga Nyambura Kikuyu 22 Brian Twinamasiako Mombasa Central 23 Bulsara Khimasia Peponi 24 Caroline Murugo Nairobi Utumishi 25 Catherine Odawa Hurlingham No Rotarian Club 26 Catherine Wainaina Kikuyu 27 Catherine Waweru Nakuru 28 Christine Gichure Kiambu 29 Christoph Jaegar Muthaiga 30 Daniel Kimoro Nairobi Parklands 31 Daniel Mavindu Karura 32 Daniel Onyango Karengata 33 Daniel Wanjama Gilgil 34 David Baima Madaraka 35 Dibon Muraya Nairobi Mashariki 36 Dodhia Motichand Guest of RC Nakuru 37 Dr. Gitonga Kathurima Hurlingham 38 Edward Kisali Ongata Rongai 39 Edwin Kola Ohawa Parklands 40 Elizabeth Kimani Nairobi North 41 Elizabeth Kimkung Nairobi 42 Elizabeth Mocheche Thika West 43 Emmah Nderitu Naivasha 44 Emmanuel Kibe Karenagata 45 Eric Kimani Nairobi Muthaiga North 46 Esta Kaigwa Nairobi South 47 Esther Boro Nairobi Muthaiga North 48 Esther Wanjiru Kikuyu 49 Eva Nderu Karen 50 Faith Muhia Nairobi Lavington 33

34 No Rotarian Club 51 Fam Boit Nairobi Karengata 52 Francisca Kaime Gilgil 53 Geoffrey Mwaura Hurlingham 54 George Mbugua Industrial Area 55 George Ngotho Kikuyu 56 George Njuguna 57 George Ogombe Nakuru Great Rift Valley 58 Gichu Wahome Milimani 59 Gitonga Kathurima Hurlingham 60 Henry Ndirangu Madaraka 61 Hilda Joanne Gikera Hurlingham 62 Husein Bhanji 63 Ian Makoosio Kilimani Alfajiri 64 Isabella Musyoka Karura 65 Jai Shah 66 James Munywoki Nairobi Parklands 67 James Nyanjui Ongata Rongai 68 Jane Kinuthia 69 Jane Nyambura Nairobi Muthaiga North 70 Jane Otima Muthaiga 71 Janerose Muriuki 72 Janet Kabereri Karura 73 Janiffer Wanyeki 74 Jayne Ngugi Kikuyu 75 Jimia Abdulrahman Muthaiga 76 Joab Okello Abonyo Nakuru 77 Joan Mutinda Karura 78 John Fernandes Karura 79 Joseph Githenji Kikuyu 80 Joseph Kamau Nairobi East 81 Joseph Nyangari Hurlingham 82 Joseph Solomon Kikuyu 83 Joy Shivo Industrial Area 84 Juannita Daudi Naivasha No Rotarian Club 85 Julius Riungu Karura 86 Kanyana Muriuki Muthaiga 87 Katie Simba Syokimau 88 Ken Idwasi Hurligham 89 Kenneth Bii Guest of RC Naivasha 90 Lawrence Gitonga Kaburu Nairobi Parklands 91 Lawrence Kangethe Nairobi 92 Leah Mburu 93 Leonard Ithau Karen 94 Loice Mukira Muthaiga 95 Lorna Gathigia Mbatia Muthaiga 96 Lucy Mwai 97 Lucy Wanjohi Industrial Area 98 Lydia Miano Karengata 99 Magdaline Kariuki 100 Maina Gichohi Langata 101 Manek Kaushik Muthaiga 102 Mary Muthoni 103 Mercy Chege Thika West 104 Mercy Kariiyu Naivasha 105 Michael Chemonges Parklands 106 Moffat Kanyeria Kiambu 107 Moses Kamau Thika 108 Mutula Junior Langata 109 Ngugi Muchane Kikuyu 110 Nicholas Kamere Karura 111 Nicholas Otieno Ochieng Mombasa Central 112 Parul Khimasia Parklands 113 Patrick Gitonga Muchemi Nairobi Muthaiga North 114 Patrick Obath Muthaiga 115 Paul Kasimu Muthaiga 116 Paul T. Munga Thika West 117 Peter Kariuki Langata 118 Raphael Kinuthia Thika 34

35 No Rotarian Club 119 Reuben Mwangi Muthaiga 120 Rita W Ndonye Karengata 121 Ritesh Barot Nairobi 122 Robert Mbogo Kinyua Nairobi Parklands 123 Rohit Chudasama Mombasa Central 124 Rosalind Gatobu Karengata 125 Rose Chege Mombasa Downtown 126 Roseann Mbaya Naivasha 127 Rosemary Akinyi Nairobi south 128 Sammy Ayany Nairobi Karengata 129 Samuel Gichuki Nairobi Mashariki 130 Sarah Mwangi Naivasha 131 Saum Siraj Hurlingham 132 Sebastian Muitherero Naivasha 133 Serah Mutua Nairobi South 134 Sheetal Devani Mombasa Central 135 Simon Gikiri Thuo Milimani 136 Simon Kamunge Nairobi Parklands 137 Simon Njenga Kiambu 138 Sylvester Onyango 139 Sylvia Ongondi Muthaiga 140 Teresa Ndoro Mombasa Central 141 Teri Mooraga Nairobi Utumishi 142 Tom Mwalimu Kiragu Embu 143 Veronica Ndumbi Hurlingham 144 Vincent Mambo Nairobi South 145 Vincent Mungai Nairobi Peponi 146 Vitalis Kahendah Nakuru Great Rift Valley 147 Wangu Munyue Nairobi Lavington 148 Wangui Muigai Nairobi South 149 Wendy Malinda Muthaiga 150 William Onyango Nairobi Lavington 151 Amar Taycor 152 Europa Kyengo Club No. Rotarians 1 Embu 1 2 Gilgil 2 3 Hurlingham 10 4 Industrial Area 3 5 Karen 2 6 Karengata 9 7 Karura 9 8 Kiambu 3 9 Kikuyu 9 10 Kilimani Alfajiri 2 11 Langata 5 12 Madaraka 2 13 Milimani 4 14 Mombasa Central 5 15 Mombasa Downtown 1 16 Muthaiga Nairobi 3 18 Nairobi East 2 19 Nairobi Lavington 3 20 Nairobi Mashariki 2 21 Nairobi Muthaiga North 5 22 Nairobi North 1 23 Nairobi Peponi 2 24 Nairobi South 5 25 Nairobi Utumishi 2 26 Naivasha 7 27 Nakuru 3 28 Nakuru Great Rift Valley 2 29 Ngong Hills 1 30 Ongata Rongai 2 31 Parklands 8 32 Syokimau 1 33 Thika 2 34 Thika West 4 (blank) 13 Total

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