Monday, August 14, 2017 6.00pm/Proshare
The Rotary Club of Lagos Island recently installed PHF
Rotarian Sanjeev Tandon as its second President, to lead the affairs of the
club for the period 2017-2018.
Rotary Club of Lagos Island, which is a Mega Club in
District 9110 which covers Lagos and Ogun State, is one of the vibrant clubs.
District Governor Rotarian Dr. Adewale Ogunbadejo was
the special guest of honour at the installation ceremony, which attracted
members of the club who are CEOs of notable companies and brands in the
Giving his address the Outgoing President, Rotarian
PHF Vinod Kumar Garg commended the District Governor and members for all the
support he got as the pioneer leader.
Rotarian Vinod Garg said since inception the club has
played significant roles in key service projects that have been of tremendous
impact to communities.
He listed the projects to include; diabetes test
through eye screening (stand alone in June 2016), breast cancer awareness
(stand alone in October 2016), Mission for Vision (In partnership with parent
club in July-August, 2016), End Polio Now campaign (In partnership with parent
club in October, 2016), eye surgeries (GeetaAsharm in Lagos, Kano in November,
2016) and supported general surgeries from Team India (June, 2017).
The Outgoing President was proud to highlight the fact
that Rotary Club of Lagos Island in the first week of December, 2016 within 6
months of the Club’s existence achieved the first Mega Club status of District
9110 reaching 100 or more paid members.
Another major landmark under his tenure, according to
Rotarian Vinod-Garg, was the partnership and selection of the Club of Lagos
Island as the host club for the $200,000 Artificial limbs project by the Rotary
Club of Singapore.
The New President PHF Rotarian Sanjeev Tandon in his
speech assured the members that the RCLI will have as its three top priorities
the support and strengthening of the club, focus & increase in humanitarian
services and enhancing Rotary’s public image & awareness.
RCLI President Sanjeev Tandon listed the following as
plans of the Mega Club; membership development, development of Rotary
Foundation with a target contribution of $10,000, Mission for Vision support,
Project Haryali (Mega tree plantation), Clean water project (providing water
for a minimum of 5 schools), setting up of free medical checkup camps and blood
donation camps support.
Service projects planned are the Project Ishk,
Artificial Limb Project (joint project with Rotary Club of Singapore), Project
Abhiyan Ile-Iwe (Transformation of 2 primary schools-Teslim Elias & Union
Baptist at Adeniji Adele road to model schools).
Speaking further the President said, “I am confident that we will be successful in achieving our goals, with the goodwill & support of the district and the team work of our dynamic members who have always shown great enthusiasm towards any project that the club takes up”.