A great year it has been at RCNC. Without a doubt, the membership outdid themselves and it is through the contribution of each and every member and active guests that we have a good report to write home about. The commitment, the passion for service, the dedication of members coupled with the expertise, talent and willingness to spend their resources of time and finances is what has enabled RCNC to effectively plan and execute all the activities it set out to undertake at the start of the Rotary year 2011/12.
The directors and their committees ensured that the membership continued to develop their leadership and professional skills not only through the Professional Talks, Mentorship Programmes and Seminars but also through hands on management of the various Club, International and Community Service activities that were carried out. Our Interact Clubs at Kenya High School, Nairobi School and Makini Academy continued to benefit from the mentorship, professional and leadership development afforded them by the members who are now taking up greater responsibilities in the mentorship of these young ones.
Various communities across the country have been the main beneficiaries of RCNC Community Service activities. Isinya, Embu, Eldoret, Naivasha, Nairobi and Mombasa are just but a few of the areas that the club carried out service projects. Our main project, The A Girl A K A Year 12 month Sanitary Towels Supply Distribution reached 1394 girls country wide and received massive support from our partners and sponsors as well as members. Primary School Text Books worth Kshs. 740,000.00 went out to support and improve literacy standards of underprivileged pupils in the slum areas of Nairobi.
The club, through the International Service avenue, proudly started collaborations with Rotaract Clubs in different regions of the world including the Rotaract Club of Mella, Ethiopia; the Rotaract Club of Belmont, Australia; the Rotaract Club of Kampala SSese Islands, Uganda; the Rotaract Club of Beirut, Lebanon; and the Rotaract Club of Santa Barbara, USA. These friendships built will go a long way in realizing great partnerships and promoting International Peace and Understanding among the membership.
The club has put up a sterling performance throughout the year and at the 2012 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards in Kenya, the club was named the Best Rotaract club in Kenya and also went home with the Best Community Service and Financial Reporting awards.
The support from partners, individuals and sponsors have been immense. We thank our mother club, the Rotaray Club of Nairobi for their guidance and partnership in various projects with a special mention to the New Generations and Vocational Service committees. Our most valuable sponsor, the Laico Regency who have provided the meeting venue throughout the year, we are forever indebted. Our project sponsors, DHL Germany, Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Education Publishers, Health Education Africa Resource Team (HEART), Chase Bank Kenya, the Rotaract Club of Belmont, the Insect Committee of the Natural History Society of Kenya (Nature Kenya), the Kenya Red Cross, Africa Point, Kijabe Environmental Volunteers (KENVO), Voice of America (VOA), Standard Media and Miss Martha Mutiso whose support in cash and kind enabled us to effectively execute our projects. We thank the various speakers both guests and resident who made it possible for our professional and leadership development program to run smoothly throughout the year.
A great year it has been in deed and congratulations to one and all who made it happen.
Yours in Rotary Service,
In Rotary Service,
Huma Kaoga Kaseu.
The Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central.