Monday, August 02, 2010

Labasa Rotary

from Peceli,
It's good to see news of the Labasa Rotary Club and their changeover. I go to their meetings when I am in Labasa and our Geelong Donation in Kind have been sending containers to Macuata in the past few years. One should be arriving there this week with gifts for hospitals. Also, one of our Geelong Rotary women, Joy, works very hard to help the people in the Dreketi region.

from Fiji Sun
Fiji ‘needs good leaders’
Leaders are agents of change and Fiji needs good leaders, says Commissioner Northern Lieutenant-Colonel Inia Seruiratu. Speaking as a guest at the Labasa Rotary Club annual presidential changeover at the Takia Hotel conference room, in Labasa on Saturday, the Commissioner said Government cannot do everything".

"This is where clubs and organisations are needed the most,” Lieutenant-Colonel Seruiratu said.

2009 Labasa Rotary Club president Dr Liaquat Niazi on Saturday, handed over the presidentship band to his successor Jagat Prasad. Mr Prasad, a Rotarian of more than nine years, is the Telecom Fiji Limited Northern customer care team leader.

"Two major challenging projects I carried out with the club members was reaching out to assist victims of Cyclone Tomas and renovating the Squash Court beside the Holy Family Primary School in Labasa," Dr Niazi said. "The Rotary Club is about community service and I have learnt that there is great blessings." He said that being a doctor and at the same time a Rotarian, his life changed in a way that he never thought it would.

Mr Prasad, as the new president said, he was prepared to work with all his strength.

The father of two aims to focus on health outreach programmes in rural communities.

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