The Rotaract Club of Accra – BlueCrest College recently held its Charter Night, a momentous occasion that marked the official establishment of the club in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Accra-Industrial. The event was filled with inspiring speeches, notable guests, and a shared vision of promoting humanitarian service and leadership development among young adults. The evening celebrated the achievements and highlighted the values that define Rotaract.
The evening began with a warm welcome from Dean S. Senchim, President of the Rotary Club Accra-Industrial, who expressed gratitude to everyone in attendance and acknowledged the significant role played by the past rector of BlueCrest College in helping the club achieve its goals. He emphasized the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between BlueCrest College and the Rotary Club, which paved the way for fruitful collaboration and joint initiatives.
Jennifer Jones, President of Rotary International, delivered an empowering speech emphasizing the importance of diversity, equality, and inclusion within Rotary and Rotaract. She encouraged the growth of female membership and the active involvement of young individuals under the age of 40. Her words resonated deeply, inspiring attendees to embrace these values and work towards a more inclusive and representative Rotary community.
Mr. Victor Yaw Asante, District Governor of DIST 9102, briefly addressed the audience, acknowledging the transformative impact of the past President’s belief in young leaders. He praised the birth of the Rotaract Club of Accra – BlueCrest College and how it has positively influenced communities through service projects.
PP Kwame Baah-Acheamfour, District Rotaract Chair, congratulated the club on its charter and emphasized the importance of partnership in service. He encouraged members to engage in collaborative initiatives both within and outside the college, fostering a spirit of collective action and making a lasting impact.
Fred Asante, District Rotaract Representative (DRR 2022 – 2023), extended his congratulations to BlueCrest College on their induction into the Rotary family. He urged Rotaractors to remember their core values and the reasons behind their actions, highlighting the significance of individual efforts in creating positive change.
Aikins Kwabena Armstrong, the President of the Rotaract Club of Accra-BlueCrest College, welcomed everyone to the charter night and fundraising event. He expressed gratitude to all those who contributed to the establishment of the club and highlighted the Rotary International theme for the year, “Imagine Rotary,” which resonated deeply with his vision and aspirations for the club. He encouraged teamwork and collaboration, stressing the power of collective efforts.
Dr. Sujith Jayaprakash, Rector/President of BlueCrest College, reflected on the remarkable one-year journey with the Rotary Club of Accra – Industrial. He expressed appreciation for the executive members of the Rotary Club and emphasized the invaluable values instilled in students through the collaboration, such as empathy, compassion, and a strong commitment to community service. Dr. Jayaprakash concluded by emphasizing the transformative potential of partnerships in bringing about significant and positive change in society.
Francis Sam, Charter President of the Rotary Club of Accra Industrial (RCAI), conveyed his heartfelt congratulations to the Rotaract Club of Accra – BlueCrest College. He spoke about the solidarity and support that made the dream of establishing the club a reality, praising the dedication of RP Dean and his board, as well as all members of RCAI.
Santosh Nair, the immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Accra Industrial, extended his best wishes and congratulations to the charter President, Akins Kwabena Armstrong, and his team. He shed light on the origins of the name “Rotaract” as a blend of “Rotary” and “Action,” emphasizing the commitment to service and fellowship. He expressed his confidence in the leadership of CP Akins and his belief that the activities of the BlueCrest Rotaract club will thrive under his versatile experience and exemplary leadership.
The Assistant Governor, Frank Afari Ankamah, highlighted the significance of unity as they embarked on this new chapter in Rotary’s history. He expressed excitement in witnessing the birth of a new Rotaract club and concluded with a congratulatory message, reminding everyone that Rotary is not merely an organization but a global family.
The presence of esteemed board members, including Henrietta Mensah and Benjamin Kusi, as well as the BlueCrest Rotary Club Officer and Rotaract Members, added to the prestige of the event. Their participation symbolized the strong support and commitment of the Rotary community to the success of the Rotaract Club of Accra – BlueCrest College.
The Charter Night celebration of the Rotaract Club of Accra – BlueCrest College was a remarkable event, filled with inspirational speeches and a shared vision for service, leadership, and positive change. The collaboration between the Rotary Club and BlueCrest College has paved the way for the growth and development of young leaders, instilling values of empathy, compassion, and community service. The establishment of the Rotaract Club signifies a new chapter of engagement and impact, where young adults can exchange ideas, develop leadership skills, and contribute meaningfully to society.