Team lead and publisher www.calitown.com, Iwara U. Iwara, will be honoured by the Rotary Club of Ugep, Cross River State, during the installation of her first female president, Beatrice Otu.
In a letter signed by officials of the club and dated August 1, 2021, the club said it was honouring the journalist “in view of his appropriate use of the print media as a tool for community development and objective reporting of activities anchored on equity, fairness and justice, irrespective of religious, political and ethnic affiliations…”
The letter further states that, “the Board of Directors of Rotary Club of Ugep Urban selected you for an award of HONOUR during the installation ceremony of the 4th President of the Rotay Club of Ugep Urban.” The event is billed to hold at the Margaret Ekpo multi – purpose hall of the Institute of Technology and Management, ITM, Ugep, Yakurr LGA.
In a brief written reaction, Iwara said he is “…humbled by this selection. Coming from an organization like Rotary with an impeccable reputation, it is a heart warming seal of acceptance on the pioneering work we continue to do as a new media outfit; we will work at doing more. Thank you Rotary Club of Ugep Urban.”
Rotary Club of Ugep Urban was chartered on February 28, 2019, it is the first Rotary Club in Cross River State outside Calabar, the state capital. The club is counted among the close to 36,000 Rotary clubs with 1.2 million members found in more than 200 countries around the world.
Paul Harris, a Chicago, USA attorney formed the first Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Over time, Rotary’s reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service.
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