The Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central is celebrating 25 years of dedicated community service in Ghana. The silver jubilee celebrations are under the theme: “25 years of Selfless Rotary Service”. The 25th anniversary was launched in Accra on Friday, October 1, 2010.The celebrations runs till the end of the Rotary year 2010-2011.
The Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central is the third Rotary Club to be chartered in Accra in 1986.RRC owes its birth to the Rotary Club of Accra West, the club that sponsored its charter. With a charter membership of 33, the membership strength now stands at 60.
The club has planned year-long activities including the rebranding of a bus stop along the Ring Road, completion of the Asempanaye School Project in the Akuapem North district, a presentation of the 4-Way Test Plaque and an anniversary gala to climax the year long activities in June 2011.
President of the club, Rotary President, Galina Okartei-Akko is excited about the achievements of the Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central for the past 25 years.
She said “It is an honour to serve as the 25th president of the RC of Accra Ring Road Central. RRC has indeed come a long way building communities and bridging continents with the support of all our partners. I salute all past leaders of the club as we celebrate 25 years of selfless rotary service”.
Living up to the Rotary motto of “Service above Self”, the Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central has supported many communities across Ghana.
Standing by the mantra, “Water is life”, the club has supported the provision of clean water to the Osu Vocational School, the Saboba Agricultural Station in the Northern Region, to Supreso and surrounding communities, the Larteh Methodist JSS Bawjiase Orphanage among others.
The club also renovated the Kaneshie Cripples Home and Rehabilitation Centre and provided sewing machines and tools to the students.
In education, the Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central has supported the infrastructural development of Accra High School; Teshie Presbyterian JHS; offered cash awards to Girl Science Students of the Teshie Secondary School .
The club is presently focused on improving access to education in Asempanaye, a village in the Akuapem North district. The project comprises the construction of two 3-classroom blocks and a furnished headteacher’s office, the construction of water and sanitation facilities.
The club has also for the past two years organized an annual medical outreach in the community. Club members have also contributed immensely to the eradication of polio in Ghana.
Rotary is an international service club organization first introduced into Ghana in 1958 with the establishment of the Rotary Club of Accra, and over five decades it has spawned a total of twenty clubs nationwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace and eradicate polio under the motto Service above Self.