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Charles: state of the district presentation

  1. 1. STATE OF THE DISTRICT; ITS CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES. BY DG CHARLES ONIANWA, RI DISTRICT9140 On the Occasion of the 2014 REACH OUT TO AFRICA Date: 27th -29th April, 2014 @ White Sands hotel, Resort & Conference Center, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  2. 2. 1. Introduction The Rotary year 2013/14 is a year in which being a Rotarian is a commitment and every Rotarian contribution is valued. 2. District Goals and Program Emphases: • Continuity of RI first choice priority project – Polio Eradication • Rotarians and Clubs participation in the Polio Immunization efforts were overwhelming. • District Polio Plus Committee equally initiated an award process for individuals and Clubs.
  3. 3. •District organized a Polio Plus Seminar, sponsored by Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee (NNPPC). The first of its kind in our District. •Polio Plus District report efforts resulted in the Cumulative donation of over US$92,616.10 towards Polio Eradication (Inclusive of US$43,500.00 for DDF). •Other Polio Eradication Programmes organized by the District: END POLIO NOW GOLF KITTY, Tournament Rotary Foundation Seminar Fund Raising Dinner Clubs Massive Campaign Awareness on Polio day – 24th October, 2013.
  4. 4. Erection of END POLIO BILL BOARD of the RI Polio Ambassador, Sir Emeka Offor, strategically at Onitsha, Oraifite and Portharcourt. Polio Immunization (NIDs) Exercise flag- off by TRF Trustee Chair, PRIP D.K. Lee and Sir Emeka Offor at Portharcourt Support TRF  Membership Increase:  Chartered 5 new clubs  Explored New Generation (Youth Service) •Service Projects –Clubs carried out Programmes/Projects in all six areas of focus.
  5. 5. DISTRICT CHALLENGES: TRF Suspension on Grant Fund. • Water and Sanitation is a household project in D9140 with high demand. • But here lies the greatest challenge for the District with the TRF Suspension over grant funds stewardship. Measures: 1. Project Monitoring Committee 2. Grant Stewardship Committee 3.Grant Financial management Plan. ● Membership Retention
  6. 6. • Only two (2) Clubs with outstanding audit requirements. Other challenges are: • Membership increase/retention and reporting • Participation in RF Grant Funds. • Improve Projects Stewardship reporting • Improve collection of both RI and District dues. • Have improved Communication with Clubs • Follow due procedures in communicating with RI and RF.
  7. 7. • ROTARY FOUNDATION – District 100% participation in the 1st Class Initiative – Clubs have raised over 200 Paul Harris Fellows – One Arch Klumph C. Society (AKS) member – At least twelve (12) major donors (levels 1& 2) – RC Ekpan – 100% Every Rotarian, Every year/1ST CLASS Initiative. – Three (3) Benefactors – District 9140 contribution to TRF: • Share fund • Polio Plus • Launch of 11 charter members for Paul Harris Society (PHS)
  8. 8. • PUBLIC IMAGE District 9140 NEW PR GRANT Application was successful Approved sum US$ 22,000(NGN3.5m) A multi-District application with the 3 Districts in Nigeria To erect Polio Plus bill board/membership campaign in 5 locations in the District. Campaign has been successfully carried out. Visit the District website:
  9. 9. • OPPORTUNITIES Gift of life program: The three (3) Districts in Nigeria have come together to carry out the project under a Global Grant to help Nigerian children suffering with Congenital Cardiac problems with Surgical treatment in India and trained the Doctors in Nigeria to be able to handle such surgeries within Nigeria. This project has been assigned GG 1414180 and D9140 has committed a total sum of $ 6,250 from our DDF. Extend Rotary in areas that are referred to as “Remote”.