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Rotary District 9212 to hold 96th annual conference

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By Brian Okoth | April 7th 2021
Rotary District 9212 is one of more than 500 districts of Rotary International, which has more than 1.2 million members across the world. [File, Standard]

The Rotary District 9212, which covers four Eastern Africa countries, will hold its 96th annual conference between April 9, 2021 and April 10, 2021.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s conference, just like last year’s, will be held virtually.

The seminar, which brings together at least 1,000 participants pooled from Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Eritrea, bears the theme “Out of Africa Digital Extravaganza Like Never Before”.

“The commitment from our District Governor Patrick Obath was to ensure that the essence and objectives of the conference were maintained,’’ the Chairman of the 96th conference, Paul Kasimu, said.

Standard Group will live stream key segments of the conference on its social media platforms.

Speakers during the conference include a welcome address by Laikipia County Governor Nderitu Muriithi and a presentation on thriving during disruption by University of Nairobi don, Prof. Bitange Ndemo.

Others include Kenya Air Force Commander Major-General Francis Ogola and Paul Polman, the former Unilever Chief Executive Officer and now Chairman of IMAGINE; a social venture accelerating business leadership to achieve the global goals.

The second day of the conference will include awards in various categories to some of the 130 Rotary clubs in the district, handover of all the clubs’ presidencies to presidents-elect and handover of the district leadership to District Governor Elect Alex Nyaga from District Governor Eng. Patrick Obath.

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The tenure of the club presidents and incoming District Governor formally begin on July 1.

The main sponsor of the event is Adrian Kenya Ltd. There are more than 12 other sponsors and exhibitors including Safaricom PLC, East African Breweries, Kenya Tourism Board, Stanbic Bank Kenya Ltd. and Elgon Kenya Ltd.

-About Rotary District 9212-

Rotary District 9212 is one of more than 500 districts of Rotary International, which has more than 1.2 million members spread across the world.

The district comprises of more than 130 clubs spread across Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Eritrea.

Rotary is a service organization, which carries out projects in seven focus areas as follows: peace and conflict prevention and resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development and environmental conservation.

For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to improve lives through service.

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