‘Service Above Self’: Rotary Club of Monrovia Installs New Corp of Officers
Monrovia- The Rotary Club of Monrovia on Friday, July 12 installed a new corp of officers to steer the organization for 2019-2020.
Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
The ceremony, which took place at the Embassy Suites in Mamba Point, brought together scores of Rotarians, including Vice President Joseph Boakai, former Mayors of Monrovia, Ophelia Hoff-Saytumah and Clara Doe-Mvogo among others.
Those elected installed include Wilson Idahor, president, David Frankfort, vice president, Francis Karpeh, Veda Ayele north Simpson, Emile Sam Peal, Mai Bright Urey, Phillip C. Parker, IV Wede Elliot-Brownell, Jemel Liverpool, Victoria Cooper-Enchia, Tukus Ama Harris, Wede Precious Dennis, and Christine Brooks-Jarret.
Serving as installation officer, former president of the Liberia National Bar Association, Cllr. Oswald Tweh urged his fellow Rotarians to place service above self in their duties.
Cllr. Tweh reminded his newly minted colleagues that the size of their professional portfolio must not matter in their duty of service. “You are not too big to serve,” he said.
Cllr. Tweh furthered that as Rotarians, they must join hands with other service clubs to make a difference by solving some of the numerous problems the world faces.
“All across Liberia, people need help. It’s not because we have much but our commitment to serve,” he added.
He called on the Rotarians to do more in fellowship. The ceremony was climaxed with a fundraising initiative to support the HIV Mother to Child Transmission Prevention Awareness Program at the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town.
The aim of the project, according to the club, is to develop visual and audio awareness messages to be shared through various media outlets including radio, TV, Facebook, and WhatsApp etc. in order to encourage pregnant women on the need to get tested for HIV and how to prevent the transmission of HIV to their unborn children. The project is estimated at US$5,000 according to the club.