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Muyiwa Akintunde, PR Consultant, Publisher, Assumes Office as Rotarian President

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Public Relations Consultant and online media Publisher, Rotarian Muyiwa Akintunde, has formally assumed office as the President of Rotary Club of Ikeja-Alausa Central.

Akintunde, Lead Consultant/CEO of Leap Communications and Publisher of Breezy News, becomes the fourth member to emerge president of the club.

He succeeds reputable Estate Surveyor and Valuer, Rotarian Olayinka Patunola-Ajayi, a retired Permanent Secretary with the Lagos State Government, who was in office from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024.

A series of fund-raising activities is expected to start on Friday, July 12, 2024, at Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, kicking off at 6:30 pm.

Akintunde pledged his total commitment to the service of the club and the communities that Rotary elevates through its intervention programmes.

L-R: Assistant Governor in Rotary International District 9112, Rotarian Ibraheem Adebayo; outgoing club President, Rotarian Olayinka Patunola-Ajayi; Akintunde; Past President, Rotarian Adebukunola Soile-Balogun; and Vice President, Rotarian Busayo Akomolafe, as the handing over ceremony

According to him, he would be guided by the relevant laws of the club and Rotary International and would promote stakeholders’ engagement and participation.

He immediately announced the constitution of a by-laws committee headed by Rotarian Idowu Olawoyin, who has served the club in various critical capacities.

The new president tasked the committee to conclude its assignment ahead of the club’s next election in the first week of November.

Officers of the club, who will serve in the 2024-25 Rotary year (July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025), include Rotarians Busayo Akomolafe (Vice President), Tolulope Ajimotokan (President-Elect), Adedapo Adejumo (Secretary), Oluwabunmi Akinde (Club Administrator), Modupe Aderemi-Bello (Treasurer), Moses Oyelami (Service Projects Chair) and Vincent Isaac (Membership Chair).

Others are Claude Mwamba (Public Image Chair), Anthony Jejelowo (Youth Service Chair), Olawoyin (Conference and Convention Chair), Adeyemi Oguntirin (Sergeant-at-Arms), Oluyemi Ogunsanya (WeCare Chair) and Kamal Azeez Adekunle (Vocational Service Chair).

All past presidents of the club, Charter President, Deji Shonuga; Adebukunola Soile-Balogun and Patunola-Ajayi are also on the board.

Akintunde being decorated by his two immediate predecessors, Rotarian Olayinka Patunola-Ajayi (second right) and Rotarian Adebukunola Soile-Balogun

Earlier, the outgoing President presented the report of the club’s achievements in the 2023/24 Rotary year.

She recognised club members, who were instrumental in attaining the goals set for the year with awards and other gifts.

The club’s Assistant Governor, Rotarian Ibraheem Adebayo; and the 2022-23 president, Soile-Balogun were in attendance.

Rotary Club of Ikeja-Alausa Central was chartered by Rotary International on 23 March 2021.

At only two years old and competing against about 140 other clubs in Lagos and Ogun States, which the then Rotary International District 9110 covered, the club emerged third best during Soile-Balogun’s presidency.

It also won the awards for Best in Club Administration, and Best in Youth Service in one fell swoop.

With the split of RI 9110 into two at the beginning of this month, Rotary Club of Ikeja-Alausa Central now belongs to RI District 9112 with Rotarian Femi Adenekan as pioneer District Governor.

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