SERVE AND BE SERVED
Greetings family and friends of Rotary! We are trudging on, quarter three was exciting and we are looking forward to even a more exciting quarter four! We have more hands to serve and change lives together as our family of Rotary has grown by 23% this Rotary year.
January being the Vocational Month, it made me reflect on my journey since I joined Rotary eight years ago. My first role as a club officer was Club Treasurer serving under our Past President Jeff Mwaura who is an accountant by profession and had served as a Club Treasurer, which meant I had to be excellent in my role! It was exciting to move away from corporate finance to a non-profit sort of accounting.
Later on I served in District Conference & Assembly and Sunshine Rally Committees providing finance services support which gave me much pleasure to use my vocation to serve the communities. How do you use your vocation to serve the less fortunate?
Conflict conflict conflict do you avoid or deal? We had PP Salome Gitoho of RC Nairobi taking us through Navigating & Managing Conflict during the Peace and Conflict Month in February. We are reminded “The quality of our lives depends not on whether or not we have conflicts, but on how we respond to them” ~ Thomas Crum.
RC Hurlingham turned 34! On 2nd February 1989 RCH was chartered by RC Nairobi. RCH later chartered RC Westland’s, Rotaract Club of Technical University of Kenya and Rotaract club of Hurlingham and looking for forward to chartering 2 Interact Clubs soon, the family is growing.
Water and Sanitation Month in March we were honored to host various guest speakers sharing the impact of providing water solutions in settlements & in the big cities.
RC Hurlingham planted trees at St. Joseph the Worker Secondary School & Nairobi West Prison to play our part in the future of climate security, it being in line with our continuous effort to conserve our environment. We made laptops donations to two institutions in Garissa and Kiambu Counties in partnership with a local corporate in a bid to promote digital literacy.
Looking forward to the final lap of One Love Rotary year, where we have exciting activities lined up. Our Annual Club Retreat to prepare for the coming year in April, 9212 DCA in Diani, Kenya in May 2022 where 14 RC Hurlingham members registered and expecting six more to attend, Rotary International Convention in Houston, USA in June 2022, where 10 RC Hurlingham members are registered to travel and attend the international event.
We have several club activities lined up in Quarter Four as we look forward to ending the year strong.
Rotary Club of Hurlingham wishes to thank our well-wishers and supporters for their continuous support and partnerships in our Club’s activities and events.
‘We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men ’ ~Herman Melville.
~President Veronica Ndumbi