REVIEW OF MEMBERSHIP HISTORY AND OUR
• Governor : Antonio OLAVO DE OLIVEIRA ROCHA
• Governor –Elect : Martin OUEDRAOGO
• Governor Nominee : Marie-Irène RICHMOND-AHOUA
Dar-es-Salaam , Tanzania
Tuesday April 29, 2014
The Rotary movement found its way to West Africa in 1939 with the creation
of the Rotary Club of Dakar. Henceforth, it expanded to various countries of
our sub-region, which led to the creation of the District 210 in 1973, to
support and provide a legal framework for the 33 clubs that existed at that
time. François Amorin was the first Governor of the new District.
The District 210 continued to grow and develop and became, in 1977-78,
District 910 which was later named as District 9100 when Rotary International
decided to add a zero digit to all districts.
Throughout the years, the district 9100 (including fourteen countries and
covering an area exceeding 4 million square kilometers) experienced strong
growth, reaching over 85 clubs in 2007 when the Board of governors decided
to propose its division.
Following the proposal made by the District 9100, in 2011 the Board of
Directors of Rotary International chose to split the district into two, with
effect from July 1, 2013, thus establishing the districts 9101 and 9102. The
former embraces Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte D’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea-
Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone, while the
latter includes Benin, Ghana, Niger and Togo.
Rotary has defined its values as:
The District 9101 is intended to be a regional organization of reference
in the rotary world, recognized by the fairness of its purposes,
effectiveness of its clubs and excellence of the services rendered to
local and international communities.
Provide humanitarian services, promoting integrity, fellowship,
goodwill, international peace and understanding, and offering
leadership, support and framework to the clubs towards the
achievement of Rotary’s object.
The following values are identified as the District’s:
Joel Barker wrote three famous quotations:
“Vision without action is merely a dream”
“Action without vision just passes the time”
“Vision with action can change the world”
Therefore, to allow the District 9101 to accomplish its vision and mission, we are aiming
to adopt the following:
Promote the creation and development of new clubs.
•Encourage the creation of new clubs in the District
Short-term goal (2013-2014): 10 new clubs
Long-term goal (3 years): 30 new clubs
Prepare a development plan for membership activity taking into account new professions, new generations,
women and Rotarian family.
•Increase and diversify membership activity with new professionals, youngsters, women, ex-Rotarians and ex-
Short-term goal (2013-2014): real growth of 3 members per club;
Long-term goal (3 years): 500 new members
•Encourage the growth of membership activity in each club, with special attention to those including less than
Short-term goal (2013-2014): Halving the number of clubs with less than 20 members reduced to a half.
Long-term goal (3 years): Reduce to less than 25% the number of clubs with less than 20 members.
•Improve members’ knowledge on Rotary, seeking, in the success of the organization, member inspiration,
awareness and engagement.
Short-term goal (2013-2014): Reaching a retention rate of not less than 80%.
Long-term goal (3 years): Ensure a retention rate of not less than 90%.
•Establish National Extension Committees in each country of the District.
Short-term goal (2013-2014): 50% of the countries with a National Extension Committee.
Long-term goal (3 years): All countries of the District with a National Extension Committee.
Design and implement mechanisms envisaging improved member
integration, motivation and participation.
•Involve all members in all activities carried out by the
District and the Club. Encourage their participation in
meetings of the district and the club, as well as interclub
Short-term goal (2013-2014): Refine Rotarian awareness of
members so as to obtain participation in events held by the
district and the club in order to achieve an increase of 30%
of currently involved Rotarians.
Long-term goal (3 years): Have 70% of the members
involved in the works of the district, club and interclub
Increase and improve training with a view to reinforce the
leadership capacity of the District.
•Promote and widen member information and
training in order to develop leaders with capacity in
different fields of intervention of the Rotary.
Short-term goals (2013-2014): Hold 6 district events
(SFED, PETS, District Assembly and Conference, DQS
Seminar and Rotary Foundation Seminar);
Hold 6 Interclub Meetings
Hold 10 national RYLAS and 1 District RYLA
Long-term goal (3 years): Hold 20 events and 30
national and district RYLAS.