BRYDGES CHILDREN’S CENTRE  BIRTHDAY PARTY

 Brydges Childrens Centre is an orphanage that takes care of vulnerable children, especially orphans, homeless and impoverished.The Centre offers shelter, food and education to the children aged between 3-20 years. In total, the Centre in Kisaju, Kajiado County has 96 children- 58 Boys and 38 girls.

We begin our 37th RCNC Year by combining birthdays for both RCNC members/guests and the kids at the Centre on the 16th August 2014. The kids don’t get the chance to celebrate their individual birthdays like all of us, so lets come put a smile on their faces by way of throwing a party/fun day. We also will be de-worming them , distribution of sanitary pads to the girls as well as mentorship.

Contributions needed:
-Food stuff: Cereals- maize and beans
-Health: De-wormers, pain killers, cough syrup and vitamin supplements
-Personal effects: Combs, tooth brushes, school shoes, soap, vaseline
-Library Books: story and/or textbooks
-Birthday cake

Monetary contributions: A minimum of Ksh 400 to be sent to Treasurer Nic Odemus on 0726 710 147 or during the next RCNC meetings on 15th and 29th July and 12th August held at Laico Regency Hotel from 6pm.

Meeting point is outside Cafe Deli (behind KenCom) at 8.30am. Departure will be at 9am. For anyone who comes after 9am get a matatu to Kitengela at Railway Bus Terminus and connect from there – matatus plying Kitengela -Isinya route. Estimated bus fare to and from Brydges is Ksh 400.

For any enquiries contact Caroline Kanini 0723 540 444 and Sarah Wangu on 0722311282
See you all Rotaractors & Friends of RCNC..

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WORLD ROTARACT WEEK AND ROTARACT KENYA SPORTS & FUN DAY 

10th March 2014 to 16th March 2014

RCNC Rotaract Week 2014

Is your sports gear ready? Are you ready to run, play football, tug-of-war, take part in dance and eating competition and above all have fun and build solid friendships within and other Rotaract clubs in Kenya?

Rotaract originally began as a Rotary International youth program in 1968 at Charlotte North Rotary Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, and has grown into a major Rotary-sponsored organization of over 9,539 clubs spread around the world and 219,397 members.

13th March is celebrated world over as the World Rotaract Day as on this day the first Rotaract Club, The Rotaract Club of North Charlotte, North California, USA, received its official charter with the sponsorship of Rotary Club of North Charlotte.

Rotaract Kenya joins the global Rotaract Community in celebrating the World Rotaract Week from 10th March 2014 to 16th March 2014.

The highlight of the week will be:

Rotaract Day (birthday) on Thursday, 13th March 2014 at the University of Nairobi

Rotaract Kenya Sports and Fun Day on Saturday, 15th March 2014 at the University of Nairobi Sports Grounds

Other activities you can participate in include:

Social Media Rotaract Splash – Let the world know you are proud to be a Rotaractor.

International Service Week – Visit as many clubs as you can during the week.

Joint meetings – Plan to hold joint meetings with other Rotaract/Rotary clubs

Bring One Campaign – Tell a friend about Rotaract and invite them for your club meeting and other events lined up.

 

ALUMNI GALA DINNER & AWARDS NIGHT
2nd November 2013 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency, Nairobi | Kshs. 3,000.00 | Tickets: https://rcnc-alumni-dinner.eventbrite.com/
998626_432205556893842_1291134550_nIt is with great pleasure that the Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central invites you to the 2nd Alumni Gala Dinner and Awards Night on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at the Laico Regency Hotel from 6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. As we celebrate 36 Years of Professional and Leadership Development, Community Service, International Service, great Friendships, Fun and Fellowship; we recognise and appreciate our Alumni, Members, Fellow Rotaractors, Rotarians, Friends, Guests and Sponsors who have over the years enabled us to continue in service.
In this spirit of service, all proceeds will go towards the ‘A Girl A K A Year/HPads’ Sanitary Towel Project that is now in its third year. The project aims to provide one year’s supply of hygienic sanitary towels to 1,500 underprivileged girls from all across the country;as well as offer health education, guidance and mentor-ship to these girls, https://www.facebook.com/HPadsForGirls
Join us for a fun filled night as RCNC past reminisces with excitement, RCNC present take their bows and RCNC future is molded.
You cannot afford to miss this, it’ll be a night to remember!Dress Code: All things Elegant | Charges: 3000 Kenya Shillings | Payment Deadline: Monday, October 14th, 2013 | RSVP: Caroline Kanini +254 723 540 444 | Lucy Mwangi +254 731 946 980
2ND ANNUAL AMAZING GRACE TEAM CHALLENGE LAUNCH
17th September 2013 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency, Nairobi | Room Charge Kshs. 100.00
The Amazing Grace Team Challenge is a 2 month team challenge which commenced on 3rd September 2013 and members of the club and other well wishers are challenged to mobilize at least 10 friends each and support 10 girls for one year by contributing Kshs. 1,000.00 each or more. Corporate members are welcomed on board to form a staff team and contribute to a determined number of girls. The teams are required to register with a team name and the team that raises the highest amount towards the project will be awarded at the clubs alumni dinner slated for 2nd November 2013.
Join us next Tuesday as we officially launch the campaign and take you through the journeys we have had as we met these girls from different areas across the country and what kind of impact the project has had not just on the girls but on us as individuals. Be part of yet another 2 months of ensuring a year’s supply of sanitary towels is delivered to our amazing girls.
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RCNC ATTENDS NDAKAINI MARATHON: Run for Water, Run for Life
14th September 2013 | 7.00 a.m. | Ndakaini
1185633_10151887544424052_1521760181_nJog, Run or even Walk with us in the 10Km category. YES! Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central invites Rotaractors, Guests & friends to join us in this years UAP Ndakaini Half Marathon. Enjoy the out-of-city scenery including the Aberdare Ranges as you run for a cause – protection and conservation of Ndakaini Dam and its catchment for continued water supply to the millions of Nairobi residents.
Your Budget: Registration for the 10Km Race – Ksh 500; Transport To and From – Ksh 500; Cater for your own lunch
Details:
-Personally register for the race at the specified UAP registration centers ( http://www.uapkenya.com/UAPNdakaini/Reg.php )
-Registration DEADLINE is 6th September.
– For those who would like to stay over after the event, please make your own accommodation arrangements with Muchiri’s Resort on 0725952222/0736208288. The resort has camping ground and cottages.
Directions: Take Matatu no.237 (Thika) in Nairobi. Once in Thika head to the main Bus Terminus (KIWANJA) and board matatu heading to Gatanga. Alight at Ndakaini Shopping Centre.NB: Plan to leave your point of departure early as the 10km race starts at 10am.For logistic purposes please confirm your attendance as a team member with Dickson Njuguna – 0721-897-306 or through this event page. Contact Maria Gaichiri for clarifications & more inquiries – 0725-136-639″Run For Water, Run For Life”
DG HARRY MUGO NEW GENERATIONS ADDRESS
7th September 2013 | 9.30 a.m. | Laico Regency, Nairobi | Room Charge Kshs. 100.00
1176135_434512909996440_1794370089_nLeadership is an essential aspect of Rotary—and Rotary offers both clubs and programs to help emerging leaders develop their skills. Through these groups, participants strengthen their leadership skills, serve their communities, increase their world understanding, build friendships, and more.
Rotary commitment to the youth has seen it dedicate the month of September to the New Generations and District Governor Harry Mugo invites you to a day with him as he addresses you issues, concerns and all things Rotary-Rotaract. Here is your invitation to a one-on-one with District 9212 Governor.
BEING A GO-GETTER IN YOUR CAREER
3rd September 2013 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency | Room Charge Kshs. 100.00
1186251_10201764470933987_1284482254_nNo-getters hate their jobs and are envious, jealous and resentful of go-getters because go-getters go get what they want. No-getters stay in jobs they hate, go-getters don’t. You’ll know a no-getter by the words they use and by their willingness to trade or give away their time for nonsense. Some of their favourite words include “luck, wish, lottery, silver spoon, never, can’t” etc. Join us and learn how you can stop being a no-getter and start being a go-getter.
Meet Our guest speaker, Wangeci Ngunjiri a Mechanic and Owner of Jimusho Auto Care Ltd (previously Magharibi). Wangeci holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management, Travel from United States Internartional University-Africa and has previously worked with Asami Motor Services as a Manager. She is one of the few ladies that have carved their Niche in the Motor Vehicle Mechanics Industry. She has passion for cars and she equally knows how to take good care of your car. Name any brand, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubushi, Subaru.
Ladies and Gentelmen, here is a chance to hear from one who has made it in a male-dominated industry and is good at what she does.
INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE: Equipping yourself in a culturally diverse global community
20th August 2013 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency | Room Charge Kshs. 100.00
557982_10201629577441734_229831602_nDo you work or study in a multicultural environment? Do you wish to get along better with people from different countries and cultures? Or do you simply want to learn something new and interesting? Learn how to be more culturally aware. Meet our speaker Ola Tor, who is a familiar face in Rotaract.
Ola is a Intercultural and soft-skill trainer. Traveler and explorer. Before she even started high school she visited more than 25 countries on 3 continents, thanks to her amazing parents. After that she continued traveling, this time on her own – enough to mention many hitchhiking trips across Europe or backpacking through to India. When she was not traveling she managed to complete Master Studies in Sociology. Currently living in Nairobi, working in a Delegation of the European Union to Kenya.
Miss it, Miss out.
BRYDGES CENTRE CHILDREN’S HOME BIRTHDAY PARTY
17th August 2013 | 8.00 a.m. | Isinya
1005192_10151604225553742_183291049_nOn August 17th 2013 we will be visiting Brydges Children’s Home in Isinya. We will be celebrating the homes joint birthday party for all kids. These special group of kids don’t get the chance to celebrate their individual birthdays like all of us, so lets come put a smile on their faces by way of throwing a party/fun day
Contributions: Food stuff: Rice, Wheat Flour, bites, Soda; Clothes for children aged between 3years and above; Stationery: Books, Pens & School bags; Monetary contributions: to be sent to the Treasurer Carol Kanini on 0723540444. Diarize the date to share our time, resources and love with Brydges Children’s Home. See you all Rotaractors & Friends of RCNC….Come one, Come Two, Come Many:)
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT ELECT GARY C. K. HUANG ROTARACT KENYA ADDRESS
7th August 2013 | Sarova Panafric | 5.00 p.m.
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MAKING SOCIAL MEDIA YOUR FRIEND AT THE WORKPLACE
6th August 2013 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency | Room Charge Kshs. 100.00
601980_10201529170491623_78346527_nWe all know that in most cases, Social Media and work do not mix. This has led to some companies even blocking access to media such as facebook and the like due to compromised productivity at the workplace. If used well, Social Media can improve productivity and you will no longer have to worry about your boss finding you on forbidden web territory during work hours.
How can this be done? Meet Our guest speaker Harleen Jabbal, a Social Media Strategist and a Branding Expert as she takes us through how to achieve optimal performance at work through social media. Harleen Runs CROSSOVER, A Social Media and Branding Company. She has over 13 years’ experience in Media, that includes Radio (East FM), TV (KTN, Citizen TV), Newspaper (The Standard and now the Star). At the star newspaper, she is the Asian scene columnist. Writing and being creative remains close to her heart. Spending time in the Procurement & Logistics at RA International and then Sales & Marketing at Securex she gained insight into the running of business and then the security aspects at LPK. Harleen enjoys being a Creative Entrepreneur. http://www.crossover.co.ke/2013/02/why-companies-need-to-use-social-media-in-kenya/ Come Join us as we get insightful information from an expert who has done it through social media.
TGIF TRIBE 360: Spotlight on Coastal Music
26th July 2013 | 7.00 p.m. | Alliance Francais & Mojo’s |
TGIF IS BACK !!!!..
Agenda: DANCE! DRINK! DANCE! DRINK! DANCE AGAIN! DRINK ONE MORE! BLACKOUT—>GO HOME CRAWLING!
RCNC’s TGIF reloaded is happening This Friday!! First Stop – Alliance Francais 7pm: Spotlight on coastal music.
(entrance is free). 2nd Stop: ( Mojo’s at Midnight: LIVER ATTACK! ). All Rotatactors and friends are welcome.
FOR THE LOVE OF ROTARACT!! Lets do this!!
PUBLIC FINANCE AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOU
23rd July 2013 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency | Room Charge Kshs. 100.00
998407_10151437976257574_728921373_nThe Rotaract Nairobi Central in partnership with the Rotaract Club of Muthaiga hereby invite you to an informative talk about Public Finance and how it affects citizens. Get to know more about the latter coupled with what the constitutions says about it. Our guest speaker will be the one and only commissioner Kamotho Waiganjo from CIC as he shares his knowledge and experience in the Public Finance field and constitutional matters.
PENNY WISE, POUND WISE: Making any amount of money work for you
9th July 2013 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency | Room Charge Kshs. 100.00
1003444_10201387954521312_1137102106_nWe have all heard the phrase “Penny Wise, Pound Foolish”. Have you ever wondered why there are some people who earn a lot yet they are in perpetual financial struggle, yet there are those who don’t earn a lot and their lives seem to be moving on well? It all boils down to what you do with what you have.
Get expert advice from our guest, JOSEPH MUNYAO, Financial Advisory Expert at OLD MUTUAL INVESTMENTS as he talks about what you can do with your savings as seed capital either as an individual or an investment group (CHAMA). Come and learn how you can make any amount of money work regardless of what you earn.
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2012/13 RY RCNC YEAR IN REVIEW AND 2013/14 YEAR PLAN PRESENTATION
25th June 2013 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency | Room Charge Kshs. 100.00
1005146_10201291366466671_864897484_nJoin us as we review our year that was under the guidance of Outgoing President, Irina Wandera. Come and get to share your experiences about the Rotaract Year that is winding down. As we usher in the Rotary Year 2013-2014, We need you to come and share your opinions on what you would expect of the club and what the club should expect of you. Its gonna be fun as we highlight the fun moments that were as well as the serious ones that made it a great year.
Be our guest.
22nd – 23rd June 2013| 8.00 a.m. | Embu Urban Primary School and Jomo Kenyatta Home for the Physically Disabled
A GIRL A K COVERFrom Hot Springs Girls, Altawoon, Olerai, Jomo Kenyatta Foundation scholars now we head to Embu for distribution of sanitary towels to 100 girls in Embu Urban Primary School and 25 girls in Jomo Kenyatta Home for the Physically Challenged as we fellowship together with Rotaract Club of  Embu – our host. We shall have health and career talks at both schools plus assist in tasks at Jomo Kenyatta Home and thereafter its fun cum bonding session with our host. Charges are Ksh 1500 (includes return transport and meals – dinner and breakfast) payable by 21st June to Eve Ochiel 0722 979654 or Dickson Njuguna 0721 897306.
Meeting point is outside Home Park Restaurant (behind KenCom bus terminus) at 7:50 am. PLEASE OBSERVE TIME
Rotaractors and guests are welcome.
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Laico RegencyHOTEL MANAGEMENT: Providing 1st Class Hospitality at Laico Regency
28th May 2013 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency | Room Charge Kshs. 100.00
Meet the Laico Regency management as they let us into the intricacies of what it takes to be a first class hospitality provider in the competitive tourism and hospitality sector.
BRYDGES CENTRE CHILDREN’S HOME SANITARY TOWELS DISTRIBUTION
25th May 2013 | 8.00 a.m. | Brydges Centre, Isinya
Join us as we distribute a year’s supply of sanitary towels to our girls at Brydges Centre as well as mentor them in different fields
ROTARY-ROTARACT ROUND TABLE MENTORSHIP

14th May 2013 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency | Rm. Charge Kshs. 100.00
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  • Glen Smith – Family man, successful full time photographer, globe trotter and Rotarian.
  • Vickie Winkler – Mother, successful Executive Director of Health Africa Resource Team, Humanitarian Awards winner, globe trotter and Rotarian.
  • Sally Gitoho – Wife, Mother, Lecturer, successful HR Consultant and CEO of Lincoln Consulting and a Rotarian (Immediate Past President, Rotary Club of Nairobi, Assistant Governor, Rotary District 9200).
  • Darsi Lote – Husband, Father, globe trotter, successful pharmacist and CEO of Pharmaccess Africa and a Rotarian.
  • Prof. Edward Kairu – Husband, Father, lecturer, globe trotter, C.E.O of the Civil Society Urban Development Programme and the Executive Director of Maji na Ufanisi.
They are a living proof that service unto humanity does not in anyway hinder you from achieving your personal and professional ambitions. Make a date with them tomorrow at the Laico Regency from 6.00 p.m. and get to learn one or two things on the balancing act…
RCNCituation BIG BANG MEGA FRIDAY RELOADED
10th May 2013 | 6.00 p.m. | Club Tropez, Moi Avenue
26Down memory lane. We are back to where it all began…Join as at the Table of RCNC as we reminisce of what a great partying hard and working hard the year has been.New dance moves from Britain by Caroline Njoki and you are lucky no book reading from your trully.Loosen your ties and its not nearly mid-month…
25REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENTS
30th April 2013 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency
With Real Estate being the big thing in the country and with the on-going infrastructural development, most people find it the best way to go, whether for commercial purposes or own use. Come Listen get expert advice from our guest speaker, Steve Kagume, Project Manager. HOME AFRIKA Limited (www.homeafrika.com).

THE ROTARACTOR UNBOUND
16th April 2013 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency
They say they’ve been there, done that and bought the Tee!You may have seen their faces, you may remember their names (or not!), but what is it that makes them who/what they are today? what professions are they in? what makes them remarkable Rotaractors they are?
Rtrs. Denis Munene, Dickson Njuguna, Catherine Muema and Charles Mwakio are proud Rotaractors and Professionals in their own right. Join RCNC tomorrow, Tuesday April 16th, 2013 and hear it candidly from them about all this and more.
You don’t want to miss this!
TGIF #RCNCituation
12th April 2013 | IMAX, 20th Century | 6.00 p.m.
IT’S BACK, IT’S BIG, IT’S #MOVIENIGHTGI JOE: RETALIATION 3D
2012/13 CARBON OFFSET II: KARURA FOREST EDITION
6th April 2013 | 8.00 a.m. | Karura Forest
Join us at the Karura Forest for our second tree planting event this Rotary Year, the forth year we continue to reduce our Carbon Footprint as a club. We meet at 8.00 a.m. at Home Park Restaurant behind Kencom. Contact person is Norman Kuria, 0725 900 394. Contribute to the club’s kitty Kshs. 300.00 per seedling (caters for purchase of the seedling and maintenance till maturity) through mpesa to Irina Wandera, 0723 582 492 or Vallery Okwenda, 0723 911 954.
RCNC TGIF | 5TH APRIL 2013 |CLUB SAMBA NOSTALGIA | 6.00 PM
Today is Vaal’s Birthday, And she’s hosting us for TGIF. . . All the right reasons to Party tonight. See you all there (IN WESTY) at Samba Nostalgia, Just opposite Bachus in westy.
RCNC MEGA MOVIE TUESDAY | 2ND APRIL 2013 | 6.00 PM | LAICO REGENCY HOTEL
22On the menu… Curtain Raiser – Legend of the Ngong Hills (Meet the Maasai Delilah and the giant Samson who fell to be the Ngong Hills…)Select…

  • It has been described as the 8th Wonder of the Modern World – a million Wildebeest and over 200,000 zebras cross the Crocodile infested Mara to and fro. It is the Great Migration – Move as Millions, Survive as One!
  • Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them. Human Planet brings you the most amazing human stories in the natural world today!
  • The most audacious engineering project the world has ever seen, Palm Jumeirah is so vast, it can be seen from space. Build only from sand and rock, threatened by earthquakes, violent storms and erosion from the sea, it is remarkable that Palm Jumeirah exists at all. This is a major structure that they thought could never be built. Watch the construction of the World’s Most Extreme Island – Palm Jumeirah.

We go all mega this evening at the RCNC meeting… Mega Ngong Hills, Mega Structures, Mega Human Planet, Mega Migration

And its Mega Birthday celebration of Eric Mungai, Caroline Kanini, Legrand Denis and all the March babies as we fall the curtains on legendary March and usher in all Rotary Magazines April… Wakati Issue 2 in the making.

Be our guest…

22nd March 2013 | Tropez, Moi Avenue | 6.00 p.m.
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JOMO KENYATTA FOUNDATION SCHOLARS SANITARY TOWELS DISTRIBUTION & TEXT BOOKS DONATIONS EXCHANGE
22nd March 2013 | 2.00 p.m. | JKF HQs, Enterprise Road
As a continuation of the partnership between the Rotaract club of Nairobi Central and The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, We shall be donating 100 sanitary towels hampers to scholarship beneficiaries at Jomo Kenyatta Foundation as we receive books for our books drive project for Misori Primary School and Hot spring girls Secondary school
Your presence and participation will be highly appreciated.
mchangaFUNDRAISING THE MODERN WAY
19th March 2013 | Laico Regency | 6.00 p.m.
Welcome back!
After the long break RCNC is back with Dave Mark and Kyai Mullei, directors of Mobi Changa.
In this day and age with wedding and funeral committees, school fees, social groups, hospital bills e.t.c. M-changa proposes a solution of how cash collection can be made easy. Dave and Kyai share with us more about fundraising the modern way with M-changa!
You are all welcome.
LEGENDARY MARCH: RCNC TGIF 3D Night
1st March 2013 \ 6.00 p.m. | IMAX

It starts with the Hansel & Gretel. Witch Hunters (Experience 3D at IMAX with RCNC this Friday)
This movie starts at 9:30PM at the IMAX
Charges are 400 for Adults and 200 if you have a Student ID’s.

March is a legendary Month, Lets Start it BIG. At the BIG SCREEN

13ITS A WRAP: The Final 2012/13 RCNC Lap – 2013/14 BOD Nominations, Inductions, Half Year in Review, the next 6 months…
8th Jan 2013 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency
One year is in deed very short! In just 2 months, the 2012/13 RCNC Board of Directors will call it a wrap and the official handover to the 2013/14 board shall commence. Nominations for the 2013/14 executive board is now open. You are invited to nominate your choice President Elect, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary who will be charged with steering RCNC to even greater heights.We welcome into the club Linda Fela Namde who has been an active guest the past 6 months – the family is growing…It has been a great first half of the year. Come let us review, reminisce and toast to what has been a great journey of friendship, fun, service, leadership & professional development…And our diary for the next 6 months is out starting with this meeting…Welcome back dear members, fellow Rotaractors, guests and friends. You are what keeps RCNC alive and kicking…
12BIG BANG FRIDAY: Supa TGIF
21st Dec 2012 | 6.00 p.m. | Club Metro
The last TGIF this year. the final RCNCituation. Celebrating all the rcnc graduates who graduated in 2012 (Shiko Mbogo, Lucy Wanjau, |Gus Nguyo, Charles Mwakio., Legrand, Vaal). And ushering in the festivities in style.
Let’s meet at the table of RCNC and close the 2nd Quarter (2012) the way we do best: at TROPEZ:
RCNC REFLECTS: Review of 2nd Quarter 2012/13
18th Dec 2012 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency
It has been a busy second quarter as Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central (RCNC). Its that time to review milestones made in the various avenue of service.
Whats the progress so far? Have you played a part in any of the projects/events? What are you proud of? How do we sustain/rejuvenate the momentum for the next quarter and the rest of the year?
As a member, guest and friend of RCNC, your attendance and more so constructive criticism is welcome on this particular day. As the festive season knocks, this will also be an opportunity to wish each other well.
THOGOTO HOME FOR THE AGED ANNUAL VISIT
8th December 2012 | 9.00 a.m. | Kikuyu
As tradition in Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central (RCNC) and the first half of the year ends, we celebrate with the elders at Thogoto Home for the Aged. Taking part in various duties around the home, listening to their stories, singing and eat together is always special.The home which is near P.C.E.A Kikuyu Mission Hospital was started by the P.C.E.A Women’s Guild relies on contributions from the women’s group and other well wishers to cater for the elderly people who are either deserted or do not have families to care for them.TICKET: Kshs. 1,000.00 payable via Mpesa on or before 2nd November 2012 to Vallery Okwenda, 0723 911 954
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AN EVENING WITH HON. PETER KENNETH: Upclose n’ Candid
4th Dec 2012 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency
Life is a series of journeys and because we have limited time and resources to travel all the journeys that would be necessary for us to learn the vital lessons on this planet, sometimes other people travel some journeys on our behalf. And they share their experiences and we learn. And sometimes we travel other journeys on behalf of other people and we share with them and they learn. Tonight, we learn something from the journey Hon. Peter Kenneth has been traveling.Join us as we engage him at a more personal level and learn a thing or two on what and how his journey has been from a simple boy at Bahati Uhuru Primary School to a student of one of the most respected educators on the globe, Dr. Griffin of Starehe Boys Centre unto football, the banking industry and a stint at politics.KARAOKE & DANCE MADE IN AFRICA1st Dec 2012 2.00 p.m. Tamasha, Langata RoadTribe 360 presents the sounds and rhythm of Africa. Sing and dance along to the continent’s finest vocals8TGIF30th November 2012Club Tropez, Moi Avenue6.00 p.m.Same place same tile #Leeeeegggggooooo!!! This time with a party after the party……
The last TGIF in 2012.. you cant afford to miss…
7USHERING THE FESTIVE SEASON WITH BRYDGES CENTRE CHILDREN’S HOME24th November 2012 | 8.00 a.m. | Brydges Centre, IsinyaThe festive mood is quickly catching up. As Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central, the celebrations cannot be complete without spending a day with the wonderful children of Brydges Children Centre. The Centre is where about 90 kids (1 – 18years) from a challenging background call HOME. Spare that one day to catch up and have fun with the kids. You may either decide to contribute cash (minimum Ksh 200) or in-kind donations such as: Cooking Oil;Sugar; Bathing/Washing soap;Maize Flour;Wheat Flour;Tea Leaves;Salt;Snacks (Biscuits, Juice, Pop Corns, Cake, Sweets etc); Clothes and Shoes.6THE DOs AND DON’Ts OF FINANCIAL PLANNING20th November 2012 | Laico Regency Hotel | 6.00 p.m.

Passion, patience, creativity, capability, character, compassion, committment and courage will lead to a great business enterprise…but every great enterprise needs a great financial plan. RCNC welcomes Alex Saunya and James Nyarieko of ICEA Lion Group to tell us more about budgeting, effective income and risk management, debt contol, effective invenstment strategies and much more to help you build yourself and your business.

You and your friend(s) are very welcome!

5THE TGIF: the extreme RCNCituation

16th November 2012 | 6.00 p.m. | Club Tropez

This Friday the 16th TGIF goes down yet again. This time we party till dawn. Its been a crazy long two weeks since we were in Tropez. we meet at Tropez again.

From 6pm baada ya kazi at the BIG Table: The Table of RCNC- Rotaract Club of nairobi Central Presents..

4RCNC ARTS BONANZA

6th November 2012 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency

Join us for an evening with Kenya’s finest artists:
Rafiq Mohammed – Sketch Artsist
Nuru Bahati – Spoken Word & Painter
Julia Thitai – Fashion Designer (Afrifabb)
Irene Ouso – Graphic Designer
Bella Naliaka – Batik & Interior Designer
Jeremy Gituru – Glasswork

Experience the world through the eyes of an artist!

3TGIF RELOADED: The K1 Invasion

2nd November 2012 | K1 Parklands

Its different this time and much better.
Lets kill down October with style and cheers to the good week we’ve had.
Its Lucy wanjau’s birthday too (RCNC VICE PRESIDENT) so we join her this friday at K1- parklands.
Lets Party how we party best.

2 AMAZING GRACE FOR 1500 GIRLS WITH GETRUDE MUNGAI & THE LONDON 2012 PARALYMPICS TORCH

23rd October 2012 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency

Join the Amazing Grace Team Challenge with the Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central, The London Paralympic Torch and Mrs. Getrude Mungai to deliver hPads to 1500 girls we have adopted in different institutions across the country

1The Grandmother of all TGIFs

19th October 2012 | 6.00 p.m.

Club Tropez, Moi Avenue

Dear Monday,

Is that you? ooh common, not again…don’t you get it? no one likes you..im sorry, but the whole time im with you, im just thinking about Friday.. our relationship with Friday is doing very well. so sorry., see you around maybe.
Your’s Trully, RCNC

ALL THOSE WHO CAME FOR THE MOTHER OF ALL TGIF’s LAST WEEK, DEFINITELY CANNOT WAIT FOR THE GRANDMOTHER…
if you missed it, you better not miss this one. its gonna be bigger better and crazier.

9th October 2012 | Laico Regency | 6.00 p.m.

Nurturing the Young Enterprise with Eva Muraya

Eva Muraya is the Founder and CEO at BSD (EA) Limited. She is passionate about women’s economic empowerment, mentorship of youth, and also advocating and fund raising initiatives for children with special needs.

Join Eva Muraya for that one chance in a lifetime opportunity to interact and get mentored with one of Kenya’s top entreprenuer and achievers and learn what it takes to set up and build a legandary business enterprise. Eva has won various awards both locally and internationally and is featured on who’swho Kenya, read her profile, http://www.whoswho.co.ke/eva-muraya

Room Charges: Kshs. 100.00

7th October 2012 | Hot Springs Girls Secondary School, Maai Mahiu | 8.30 a.m.

PROMOTING PEACE & MENTORSHIP FOR GIRLS

As a girl from a disadvantaged background, life seems meaningless and their is no reason to dream about a bright future. The girls of Hotsprings Girls High Sch need you to change their mindset  about life and career. Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central invites members and guests to  Hotsprings Girls for a mentorship session. The school caters for girls rescued from early marriages, those from the nearby IDP Camp among others who have had challenging experiences. During the visit, girls will also  benefit from…

one year supply of sanitary towels. Any other in-kind contributuons such as stationeries, textbooks, clothes, farm equipments are welcome. Meeting point remains Homepark Restaurant ( formerly Green Corner). Departure will be at 8.30am. PLEASE KEEP TIME!!!! RSVP: Everlyn Ochiel (0722 979654) or Caroline Njoki (0720 976093) by 5th October.
5th October 2012 | The Mother of all TGIFs | Tropez Launch, Moi Avenue | 6.00 p.m.
In honor of the awesome first quater that it has been, This Friday. SAME PLACE: SAME TIME: AT THE TABLE OF RCNC….We party HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARDD!!!! ONCE AGAIN. its bigger!!! its better!!!And since its payday!! lots of freeee drinks flying arround at the legendary table of RCNC. Ile corner yetu pale pale…COME WE SHAKE OFF THE WEEK TOGETHER. BOND AND HAVE FUN!
30th September 2012 | 10.00 a.m. | Rolf’s Place
Extreem Rotaract Jungle Paint Ball & Treasure Hunt (18+ Only)
So here’s the deal… Finally!! Thanks to y’all for your patience.
We go jungle combat war this time… we go through the ULTIMATE test of All times as we cross the hanging bridge, a thrilling hike through the jungle.  and a Treasure hunt before we engage in the most awaited paint ball ROTARACT “shoot out” war!!COCK YOUR GUNS!! LETS DO THIS.TEAM NIPPLE DESTRYOYERS vs TEAM A-TEE-WOO-LICharges are only ksh. 1500 (MPESA TO VAL: 0723911954)Inclusive of TRANSPORT, LOTS OF SNACKS, PAINTBALL (100 bullets per gun) The hike, nature walk and the maasai hanging bridge Thrill walk.DO NOT DARE MISS THIS!!  30TH SEPTEMBER: Its a whole day afair.
25th September 2012 | Club Assembly | Laico Regency | 6.00 p.m.
Time does fly and the curtains fall on the first quarter of this Rotary Year 2012/13.For those who have been part and parcel of the 3 months, its time to reminisce our greatest moments and chat the way forward…
For those who are just catching up or have been away, its time to know what RCNC has been up to the past few months.
For our fellow Rotaractors, Rotarians, friends and guests, your support has been enormous and has kept us going.  Join us as we go over the good, the bad and ugly that has been Q1 Rotary Year 2012/13.
Thereafter we indulge… Yes, there is Shawarma in town so you don’t need to wait till we go to the Coast… I know a place…
21st September 2012
RCNC’s TABLE @TROPEZ @6:00PM
Thank God Its Friday 2 – T. G. I. F.
That time has come again…. Okay!!! Party people lets get that evil bossy smurfy feeling off our shoulders kesho!! its been a busy week. TGIF. we meet again @Tropez.THE WEEKEND IS HERE! ITS TIME TO GET RETARDED!bottom-line:  It’s Friday…and any plan of being a productive member of society is officially thrown out the window. And all intentions of  being selfish and partyin hard is welcome.SAME PLACE – SAME TIME – FOR A BIGGER – AND A BETTER FRIDAY!
15th September 2012
Brydges Centre Children’s Home Quarter Birthday Celebrations & Career Day
Brydges Centre | Isinya | 8.00 a.m.
As we continue to celebrate membership, we do not forget to extend it to the community. Fun and service it should be as we spend the day with the kids at Brydges Childrens Centre in Isinya, Kajiado. MEMBERS and GUESTS are invited to talk about their professions during the Career Session. Whether a lawyer, videographer, birdwatcher…….the kids need to be inspired, before the cake is cut. Attending or not attending a contribution of Ksh 200 is requested for to purchase various items for the kids. This can be…

received during the next RCNC meeting on 11th September or send via M-Pesa to Everlyn Ochiel – 0722979654. Any other donations such as clothes (not tatters), books, shoes, farm equipment etc are also welcome and should be brought during the visit. Members/Guests meet outside Green Corner (formerly Homepark Restaurant), behind Kencom at 8.am.  Departure will be at 8.30am. PLEASE KEEP TIME. Estimated fare is Ksh 400 (to and from). Please confirm attendance and your profession by 13th September either to Eve Ochiel (0722979654) or Caroline Njoki (0720976093).If you missed a stage or miss a particular stage in your childhood…..BRYDGES WILL REKINDLE!!!

11th September 2012 | Laico Regency | 6.00 p.m.

Every so often, a group of people meets up, money is collected and given to one individual – the classic merry go round; or is “invested”.

What is it about these groups that make them so successful…or not?
…and the “Chama of Chamas”? What’s that about??

Kennedy Musyoka of the Kenya Association of Investment Groups and Mwai Kihu of Amalgamated Chama Limited tell us more about one of the greatest enterprises of this era – The Chama –  at tomorrow’s RCNC meeting…..
…… don’t miss out….

7th September 2012 | Tropez Lounge, Moi Avenue | 6.00 p.m.

Thank God Its Friday T.G.I.F.

In honour of It being a Friday, and in Honour of being the most awesome rotaractors alive, As RCNC, we meet after a whole tireless week of work / school and hustles to wind it up at the Undiscovered, Tropez Lounge…Work soooo Hard!! But spare a friday evening to play a little As Matter of Fact, Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.

28th August 2012 | Laico Regency | 6.00 p.m.

NDOTO YA AFRIKA: To Africa & back with Katelyn Winslow

There is the other side of the American Dream coin … The African Dream. 
The Ivy League Schooling, superior technologies, higher standards of living – better healthcare, employment opportunities, social justice & a safe & secure environment, and a chance to be a citizen of the World’s most powerful nation are just but a few of the reasons why the “American Dream”?

While the American Dreamer would do just about anything to realize his dream, there is on the other side the African Dreamer who would do just about anything to be in Africa…

What is the African Dream like? Why leave all that the American Dreamer quests for to come partake of what he longs to abandon? Why the African Dream – Ndoto ya Afrika???14th August 2012 | Laico Regency | 6.00 p.m.

Media, Communication & Journalism with Debarl Inea & Felista Wangari

Join our very own Felista Wangari and guest Debarl Inea both of Nation Media Group as we find out just what it takes to be a journalist/reporter in Kenya.

Felista is renowned for her articles in the Nation Saturday Magazine. Debarl hosts the NTV breakfast show, and recently also launched his debut single?? he’ll let us know….

11th August 2012 | Laico Regency | 7.00 p.m.

Alumni Dinner – Celebrating 34 Years of Professional and Leadership Development, Community Service, Friendship, Fun & Fellowship

The Rotary Year 2012/13, we celebrate our members who without, we would not be what and where we are now. It is the commitment, dedication, generosity and passion of the membership that has brought RCNC thus far. We must celebrate our membership. And we start off by celebrating those who came before us and made it possible to have what we have today at RCNC. We celebrate our Alumni.

31st July 2012 | Laico Regency | 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.

THE LISBON DETOUR: Your 2012/13 RCNC Travel Guide

Rotary & Rotaract presents members, friends and guests with limitless opportunities to travel, network, share their experiences, appreciate their diversities and forge lasting friendships.

Here is your opportunity to join some either or all of our travel teams as we prepare to visit our friends both within and without the Kenyan borders and get to experience that family of Rotary through the International Service Avenue.

Join us at the Laico Regency as we prepare to fellowship with our friends and fellow Rotaractors and Rotarians in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Lisbon Portugal. Be our Guest!

7th – 8th July 2012 | Olerai Conservancy, Kajiado North District | 8.00 a.m.

Jungle Affair Culture Fest (WWW Installation) & Launch of TRIBE 360

Charges Kshs. 2,000.00 & a Maa Shuka Kshs. 600.00 (Mpesa Irinah Wandera, 0723 582 492 on or before 3rd July 2012)

The Installation of the 35th Board of Directors of the club shall be held at the Olerai Conservancy and will triple up as a Cultural Festival to mark the beginning of the Peace Through Service themed Rotary Year, Induction of New Members and the Launch of RCNC International Service Project, TRIBE 365!

Activities include: Nyama Choma Fest, Nature Walk, The Moran Team Challenge, Sundowner Picnic, Candle Lit Starry Night Dinner, Wife Hunt, Beng beng beng & other African hits, tented camping.

3rd July 2012 | Laico Regency | 6.00 p.m.

MAKING YOUR CAREER CHOICES WITH FRED GITUKU

 To switch careers or not to…? to go back to school or not to…? Answers to these and more of your questions with Orange-Telcom Kenya Chief Human Resource Officer Fred Gituku.

Fred Gituku MCIPD is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Telkom Kenya- Orange. He has for most of his career been a HR practitioner with experience spanning a variety of sectors including legal, environment, banking, petroleum and telecommunications.

Fred holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Kenyatta University and a Masters degree in Human Resources Management from the University of the West of England in Bristol. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and the Institute of Human Resources Management.

19th June 2012 | Laico Regency | 6.00 p.m.

The Score Card – 2011/12 Presidential Report and Presentation of 2012/13 Year Plan

Its the good, the bad and the ugly of what has been Rotaract Year 2011/12.

The president shall present his final report. It has been in deed a great year and we have cause to celebrate. We made it together and so lets celebrate together.

The incoming president shall also make a presentation of what is in store for us for the coming year 2012/13. We have done great and still there exists greater opportunities to be explored. Be part of the team in 2012/13 as we continue developing our professional and leadership skills; serving communities; and forging great friendships both within and without the club. Welcome to the year 2012/13
5th June 2012 | Laico Regency |6.00 p.m.

THE ERIC PERSPECTIVE: Profession Vs. Passion; Employment Vs Entreprenuership

Join Q FM Eric Kilingo aka Ali Baba and get his insights on the pursuit of his passion as opposed to his profession and find out what drives him. Perhaps for young people, it will be an opportunity for you to really understand that no matter how talented you are whether in arts, music, athletics etc, it is always important to finish school…

Eric Mungai is the risk taker becuase quiting employment to set up a business in a highly competitive sector is exactly that – RISK TAKING – but the results are worth it. He shares his insights on how to successfully make it in the entreprenueral world.

22nd May 2012 | Laico Regency | 6.00 p.m.

Q & A with DG Eric Kimani & DGE Geeta Manek (The Score Card)

Following the initial address to New Generations,DG Eric Kimani made certain promises and certain call to actions.  Well an opportunity presents itself to evaluate what the Rotary Year has achieved in regards to New Generations.

Also in attendance will be DGE Geeta Manek to set his New Generation’s agenda for year 2012/2013.

ITS THE SCORE CARD . . . Come all gloves off!!!

Make a date with the two governors – Outgoing and Incoming as we set the agenda for the New Year…

19th – 21st April 2012 | Goan Gymkhana | 8.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m.

The 24th Rotaract District 9200 Conference and Assembly

Welcome to the 24th Rotaract District 9200 Conference and Assembly. This is the biggest International Service event of Rotaract worldwide and in Rotary International District 9200, the conference brings together over 200 Rotaractors and 1000 Rotarians in a three day fun filled event that has over the years enabled us to share our friendships, celebrate our achievements, network and share our cultures.

With representatives from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, the conference is an opportunity in a lifetime that one should not dare miss.

Brace yourself for the greatest three days and nights of your life… Welcome to the 24th Rotaract District 9200 Conference and Assembly. The Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central will be represented…

3rd April 2012 | 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. |Laico Regency Hotel

Advancing the well being of Youth with Disabilities with ANDY

 Fredrick Ouko, the Executive Director of Action Network for the Disabled (ANDY) will be in the house to give a presentation on the amazing work the organization is doing for Disabled Youth throughout the country. Social entrepreneurship, sports development, mentorship and leadership development as well as awareness creation is what sets this organization apart. Its not about rights but empowering young people to fit in whichever field they choose to be and be the best they can be.

The ingenuity of this young man is amazing and we all have lots to learn from him.

17th March 2012| Chester House, Fiesta Restaraunt – Pool side | 7.00 p.m.

Date Night

Date: an activity people share together with the intention of getting to know each other better on a potentially romantic level.

If you explain beautifully, the object of your love does not look to see whether you are attractive or not — but listens more, allowing you to win their heart.

Join The Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central in a celebration of friendship,love and fellowship. This date you will never forget.

Charges: Kshs. 700 

You can send you money via M Pesa to 0725900394 or 0751110169 by Thursday 15th March 2012.


20th March 2012 | Laico Rgency Hotel | 6.00 p.m.

The Future of Online business with THE DIGITAL DIVA, Waithera Kabiru

Waithera Mary Kabiru ( The Digital Diva) joins us for a talk on The future of Online Business.

Waithera is Head of Digital Media at 98.4 Capital FM, she manages Capital FM’s online presence including web portal www.capitalfm.co.ke, and social media. Execute online advertising campaigns for brands on the platform and online in general. Manage Capital Group’s IT infrastructure.

Come join RCNC as we get insight from the experts on how to manage our personal brands or businesses online to maximize on returns.

Charges: Kshs 50 

21st February 2012 | 6.00 p.m. | Laico Regency Hotel

Let Love Get Musical: Sol to Soul with Sauti Sol

Kenya’s latest Musical Sensation and Winners of the Best Group MUSEKE Awards,  Sauti Sol, will be in the house this coming Tuesday to share with us their insights on what it takes to make music for love… and the celebration of love therewith.

Sauti Sol is currently one of Kenya’s most popular bands, with their debut album “Mwanzo” as the highest selling CD in 2009 in Kenya.
Bien-Aime Baraza, Willis Chimano, Delvin Mudigi and Polycarp Otieno met in high school and originally started as an accapella group. In 2005, after clearing their O-levels, they decided to take up music professionally. Read more at, http://www.myspace.com/sautisol

25th February 2012 | 3 – 4 p.m. | University of Nairobi Swimming Pool

Rotary Global Swimarathon makes a splash worldwide, 

The Rotary Club of Nairobi invites you to join…

The Rotary Global Swimarathon 2012

… to SWIM 100 METRES
…for a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
…and to RAISE FUNDS TO END POLIO NOW
…on 25 FEBRUARY 2012 FROM 3-4 pm E.A.T.

Read more on this at, http://www.rotarynairobi.org/swimarathon/index.asp