The Rotary Club of Nairobi-Lang’ata closes the calendar year on a high, with three major donors, and 14 members taking up the offer of District Governor’s matching to join the league of Paul Harris Fellows (PHFs). Despite the turbulent year, the Rotary spirit saw members from the biggest Club in the District being recognized for their generosity to The Rotary Foundation (TRF).
For business owner of Motorzone Autorepair Shop Limited, and resident Dj Mike King’ori, he seized the opportunity to become a first time PHF when the opportunity to get the District Matching came knocking.
“It feels good to give back to the community, and we know it will come back. Whatever we are giving is going to a good cause. I had been postponing becoming a PHF and when the District Matching opportunity came, I could not let it go. I’d like to see more PHFs from our club,” noted Mike.
From June 2020, RCL members have in total contributed $25,000 to the Rotary Foundation- $18,637 to the annual fund and $6800 to PolioPlus. This great achievement in such a short time has been made possible by one happy and another going into the Foundation kitty. Members were feted at a brief yet glamorous dinner at the Tamarind Tree Hotel on 28th November, a befitting celebration for their generosity.
TRF Director Dr. Esther Njoroge-Muriithi expressed gratitude to each club member, and is optimistic that despite the challenges, hitting the $24,000 target on the Annual Fund is achievable.
“We are doing this for the benefit of someone who may not know our name. Our giving supports projects locally and internationally. Our beneficiaries stand to have a higher quality of life from the happies we give,” she noted.