The Rotary club of Accra-La East has inducted Patience Kwapong as the firth President of the club to steer its affairs for 2021-2022 Rotary year.
Immediate Past President (IPP) Fred Darko in handing over the mantle to Rotarian President (RP) Patience reminded her of the core objectives of Rotary and never to deviate from it. He also assured her of his full support during her tenure.
RP Patience is a charter member, and served in the capacity as club secretary from charter until 2019 and President-elect in 2020-2021 until she became the Club President on 1st July 2021, which marks the beginning of a new Rotary year. She is a Human Resource professional and currently the Head of Human Resource and Administration at Danpong healthcare and Danadams Pharmaceuticals Limited.
RP Patience, in her opening remarks, said “her goal as the new President is to engage all club members and foster team building that will help in achieving the Rotary International theme for the 2021-2022 Rotary year”, “Serve to Change Lives”.
The new Rotary Club President added that, member retention and growth, significant contribution to The Rotary Foundation, member education in Rotary information, showcasing a positive Rotary Public Image and undertaking service projects are the main areas of focus her new team will tackle in this Rotary year to achieve the Rotary Citation for this Rotary year.
Present to grace the handover ceremony was the Past District Governor Yvonne Kumoji-Darko, Assistant Governor, Assistant District Governor, Samuel Thompson, Club Adviser Robert Sam and the President of East La Residential Association Madam Linda Stepper. Also, present were Rotarians and Rotaract members from sister clubs.
The Rotary Club of Accra–La East in the past four years has donated medical equipment to pediatric unit of La General Hospital, water tanks to LA Wireless Cluster of schools and Maths and Science books to La Wireless Cluster of Schools and LA Presbyterian Secondary. Other project they have undertaking include a mechanized Polytank stand and food items for the Good Shepherd Orphanage at Kasoa, a Bus Shelter at la Palm Wine Junction and the club’s flagship project which is a National Retinoblastoma eye Screening for babies across Ghana, estimated at 90,000 Euros in partnership with the Rotary Club of Detmold & Bloomberg in Germany, as service project.
She concluded by entreating all members to help work together in achieving the set goals of the club.