Club of Makindye
The Rotary club of Makindye was chartered on May 23rd 1988, in the year RIPD Steven Owori was DG 9200, with 15 charter members. This was at Calendar Rest house in Makindye. Two of the charter members Rtn Sibo and Jack Kironde (Advanced age) have been bestowed upon the title of honorary membership.
The club now meets every Tuesday at Shanghai Restaurant owned by Rtn. Jeff Lin who is a member of the Rotary Club of Makindye. We thank him for hosting us all these years.
The membership chairperson PP. Hilda and her committee are working hard on retention of members by re inviting the lost members to come back home. Our drive this year is to bring in younger members, encourage members to bring members from their work place and residences, and encourage their partners to join Rotary or visit Rotary fellowships or activities.
Makindye has four members serving above the club that is Rtn. Godfrey Kayitarama – Rotary Cancer run Chair for upcountry clubs mobilization; IPP. Mebra Lwabaayi – Rotary cancer run in charge of medical camps; PP. David Businge in charge of Security for the Cancer run; and Rtn. Raymond Ruyoka – Cancer run mobilization. We would like to increase the number of members serving beyond the club.
What We Do
The club has pledged to contribute each a minimum of $26.5 this year, 32 members have already contributed to the Foundation, with 16 of the members having contributed more than 27 dollars already. Total contributions to date is $1093 and shs. 320,000.
We have pledged to increase our foundation giving and increase number of members with PHF. So far we have 19 PHF’s in the club and one Bequest Society member, we will update him very soon.
We have qualified for TRF and have received our letter from the country office. Plans are underway to apply for a global grant for our Water and Sanitation projects in Sokolo and Lwengo Village. Needs assessment was reviewed last month and project write up is ongoing
This year am privileged to serve with a team of directors.( Introduction of Directors)
a. Director membership – PP. Hilda Mugoya
b. Director Service projects – Rtn. Godfrey Kayitarama
c. Director Foundation – Rtn. Pauline Bukenya
d. Director Youth service – Rtn. Solomon Lubega
e. Director Club Administration – Rtn. Raymond Ruyoka
f. Director Public Relations – Rtn. Charles Mutabazi.
We also have members who diligently participate in projects for other clubs and consistently visit – Rtn. Pauline,
Rtn. Charles Kabunga,
Rtn. Raymond and
Rtn. Godfrey Kayitarama
We have a buddy group system and the buddy groups and buddy Partners are doing a good job so far.