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ROTARY CLUB OF ISTANBUL

October 9, 2013

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While in Istanbul, I attended the Rotary Club of Istanbul…an all men’s affair! The meeting took place at the venerable Hilton International. It was within walking distance of Taksim Square near where I stayed at Peradays Guest House, the no. 1 guest house on the TRIP ADVISOR SITE for Istanbul as Four Villages Inn is […]

AMANDA, CHILD RIGHTS ADVOCATE and ROTARY CLUB OF KUMASI EAST

January 22, 2013

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Most significantly, Amanda was born and bred in Kumasi. The Child’s Right’s Club is her idea and through her initiative and energy, the club visited a nearby village and listened to the children and responded. The idea didn’t come from outside: the resources didn’t come from outside. Not like Rotary! Our local club has just […]

ROTARY THEME: PEACE THROUGH SERVICE

November 21, 2012

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Awhile back, on June 9th to be precise, I posted a plea on this blog for Rotary Ghana to consider organizing a conference celebrating peace in light of the upcoming elections on December 7, 2012 and the likelihood of a run-off for the position of president. I sent the post to many Rotarian leaders here […]

Rotary Meetings & Kumasi Airport Closure

October 12, 2012

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For years now, our Kumasi East Rotary Club has been saying that our meetings are “borrrrr ing” since we only ever have one thing on the agenda “Projects”. Our visiting Assistant Governor confirmed this kindly commenting that our meetings were too “formal” This is what transpired after her comment as reflected in the minutes that […]

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT IN GHANA!

July 14, 2012

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On June 9th, I wrote a post suggesting that Rotary in Ghana organize a Peace Conference given the daily inflammatory rhetoric heard over Ghana’s media. I also wrote this in context of the new Rotary International President being from Japan and choosing the theme of Peace Through Service for his year of presidency. Well, Rotarian […]

Ghana: E.U. 7m support for peaceful 2012 Ghanaian elections

June 13, 2012

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So Ghana has received a huge chunk of change to the tune of a 7m Euro from the E.U. This grant is to help ensure that the upcoming December elections go smoothly. You can read about it here. Interesting that such a large amount would come from this donor for this purpose at this particular […]

GHANAIAN ROTARY PEACE CONFERENCE IDEA

June 9, 2012

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At a recent regular weekly meeting of our Kumasi East Rotary Club, Assistant Governor Rotarian Seth Asiama made a presentation on the new Rotary International Theme: PEACE THROUGH SERVICE. Here is the RI THEME 2012-2013 power point presentation. In a nutshell, first we are introduced to the new Rotary International President, a Japanese gentleman who […]

ROTARY: A SMALL GESTURE OF SUPPORT GREATLY APPRECIATED

June 4, 2012

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Recently, Charity and I visited Sisters of Charity Irene and Laurene at the Archbishop Mensah Learning Centre located at Christian Village, Santasi, Kumasi. This was my second visit to the facility. On January 6, 2012, I went with fellow Rotarian S.O. 1 (his Rotarian name for Sam Larbi). Also present were Rotarians from the United […]

ROTARY DOES BUILD!…UGH

November 10, 2011

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This article appeared online from the Ghana News Agency. Now you would think that it would be cause for celebration! Not this Rotarian! ROTARY DOES NOT BUILD. At least that was what I was led to believe. But I have had first hand experience here that Rotary does build and, like any organization disregarding its […]

A CALL FOR ROTARY GHANA TO STOP PAYING FOR PRESS COVERAGE

September 15, 2011

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At our regular Wednesday lunch-time Kumasi East Rotary Club meeting, we had the pleasure of receiving an officer from Accra. Following his presentation, the floor was opened for comments and questions and one member asked whether rotary clubs in Accra had to pay for press coverage to celebrate their clubs’ humanitarian acts. The officer confirmed […]

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