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Installation of Rotarian NGOZI JOY MBACHI As The 8th President Of Rotary Club Of Awka Metropolis District 9142, Nigeria
History was made on Saturday 27th October 2018 in  Rotary Club of Awka Metropolis District 9142 Nigeria ,as Rotarian Ngozi Joy Mbachi was installed as 8th president of the club.
The epoch making event was held at Best Western Meloch Hotel Awka and was graced  by dignitaries from all walks of life. Like Anambra Governor who was represented by Dr Emma Ude-Akpeh Permanent Secretary to the SSG , Dr Nkem Okeke , Deputy Governor Anambra State and wife Oby, HRM Igwe Charles Egbo  Nwoye of Amurri kingdom  represented by his Traditional Prime minister  Chief Igweshi, Oba Okechukwu Emoka , Women of Aboatulu kindred led by Mrs Grace Anagor , Marvelous family of Church of Pentecost Anglican communion and Rotarians across the country .
Mr Chiadikaobi and Chinuikem  Mbachi the immediate family of RTN Joy was present to give their emotional support with other member of Mbachi Family Christian and Chioma , Chibuzo Okoye and Chinedu  C Moore and Mrs Agnes Odogwu .
The installation was colored by level of awardees’ honored Lady Chief Dorothy N Okeke Osodieme Mother of the Anambra Deputy governor was honored  with Award of Pillar of Peace , Mr Godwin  Ezeemo was honored with Award of Excellence  in Philanthropy ,Prof Raphael N. Okigbo was honored  with  Club builder  Award ,
Also Mr Obini Onuchukwu a veteran journalist  was honored with Excellence Professional Service  Award  while Mrs Nkechi Juliet was appreciated with  Excellence Vocational service award,
The Award session also honored Mr Benjamin U. Emoka Liliymo with an award of Excellence in philanthropy , DSP  Nkeiruka Nwode Professional service award and  Ogbuehi –Nawjiugo Chris Oseloka Eluemunoh was honored with Excellence  leadership award  and Amb. Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu  was honored with RC Awka Metropolis  Polio Ambassador..
Six new members was inducted namely Mrs Gloria Ezeogo, Okwudili Aganekwu, Nkeiruka Nwode, Godwin Ezeemo, Chiamaka Okpeze and Ifeanyi Nnagbo.
Also in a bid to give smile to   faces of some special persons in the state walking aids materials like  1 wheel chair,  4arm clutches and 4 elbow clutches was donated to the Anambra state chairman of the persons with Disabilities  .(ASPWPD) Mr Ugochukwu Okeek, E.C. chairman, Mr Nwanokwara Ncheta , Assistant Secretary  and Mr Ezeokafor Ikechukwu BOT  Chairman of the association
Also  It’s expedient to go down the memory lane of how the club started.’ Without an event there cannot be history’ goes a popular adage. Sometime in early 2010, a group of active men and women gathered together at Suncity   Exclusive Hotel Awka to think of an avenue for service to humanity. It is this gathering led (tattled) to the club being chartered by Rotary International on 11thFebruary, 2011.This new baby called Awka Metropolis born into the family of district 9140  now rebirth to 9142 and the community of Rotary International has its proportionate dose of teething problems and challenges. With dogged determination, commitment and team work, the club was able to grapple with the problems and soon positioned itself as a force to be reckoned with within the district.
 What a privilege it is to be linked with over one million people across the globe, differing in languages, customs, and historical background; and yet alike in one respect – people of different vocations, held together by a common destiny, the ideal which is popularly known as the ideal of service.
As part of moves to eradicate polio in the country, the club has been   marking a Polio Awareness Day every 24th October.It is always a unique opportunity, on the Polio Eradication campaign, to interact with the public and let them know more about Rotary and its efforts to the global polio eradication activities. This is the major goal of Awka Metropolis. This new club had already sponsored the end of polio bill board as directed by District.
Rotary Club of Awka Metropolis is propelled by the mission of Rotary International 'to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders' has used the Rotarian 4-way test as an effective measuring stick for conduct. It has been a guide to RIGHT thinking. It has been memorised and applied in relationship with others, and has made definite contributions toward more effective and friendlier relationships.
In line with the theme for the rotary year 2018/2019, the focus would be on family, continuity, and changeFamily is the centre of everything, and not just our immediate family but also about the Rotary family and the world as one big family. A wish for global peace should start from individual families and communities. To stop environmental degradation, reduce child mortality rate or prevent hunger, then we as individuals must be change agents.
In the words of Rotary International President for the year 2018/2019, 'discover yourself, develop the strengths within you, and then unhesitatingly, unflinchingly, go forth and encircle the world, to embrace humanity. This is apt as the communities we live in are not built of individual people but of families. Good families lead to good neighborhoods, and good neighborhoods build good communities.'
The fame of honour for the president of the club since inceptions are
1st   President: Prof Raphael Okigbo -  2011/2012  Rotary year
2ndHenry Onuorah - 2012/2013 year
3rdEngrNnajioforNwako- 2013/2014 year
4thDr Dennis Ekemezie-  2014/2015  Rotary year
5thSir UcheChiadi-  2015/2016  Rotary year
6thBar EdochieAnekwe-  2016/2017  Rotary year
7thBenjamin Dibor-  2017/2018  Rotary year
8thJoy Mbachi-  2018/2019  Rotary year

The goal of Rotary lays emphasis on Disease Prevention and treatment, Education and,  Economic and Community Development, Maternal and Child Health, Water and Sanitation. Regardless of the resourceful energy and great ideas behind the projects undertaken by the organisation, its viability depends on adequate funding. These lofty projects are well funded through contributions from members, creative fundraising activities and charity from individuals/non­governmental agencies. Rotarians who distinguish themselves via their work in the Avenues of Service which criteria would be based on a selection from a menu of activities would be accorded due recognition and reward.
The Rotary Foundation is one of the largest and most important programmes of Rotary.In its efforts to encourage promotion of humanitarian services and ensure global peace the organization roll out various programs. Rotarians who desire the Paul Harris Fellow award are expected to set example for others via their contributions to their individual communities to better the lives of people.
The Rotary club also recognizes these efforts and make a contribution to the Rotary Foundation in the individuals’ namewhich could provide educational opportunities, food for the poor, potable water in a village in Africa or India, health care, shelter, schools and books for thousands of children among other humanitarian aids. Via these individual contributions the Rotary club will also be able to fulfill its Rotary dreams in their own communities. The recipients are recognized as Paul Harris Fellows,an award to appreciate them for their commitment to making life beautiful for the less priviledged.These fellows join millions of others globally and stand with notables such as Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Kofi Anann, Prince Charles, Indira Gandhi, Luciano Pavarotti, King Hussein of Jordan and Pope John Paul II.
One may ask Who is Rotarian Ngozi Joy Mbachi(nee Okigbo) the 8th President of Rotary Club Of Awka  Metropolis ,Rotary International District 9142?
Joyful, as she is fondly called by her close relatives have been a member of Rotary club of Awka Metropolis since 2013. She has served in her rotary district at a great capacity as member of various committees in her club as the Club’s Image maker, Treasurer, and  she is an active member of Rotary International. She has attended several District Conferences as well as Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia in 2017and Toronto Canada in 2018.

Joyful has travelled to many nations of the world and love meeting interesting and focused people.

More so, she was born into the family of Rtd Corporal Christopher Israel and Regina Osita Okigbo of Umuagwu EziokweAmurri, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State. She attended Zik's Avenue Primary School at Enugu state and also Ogidi Girls Secondary School in Anambra state. She is a graduate of Political Science and also holds a Post Graduates Diploma and Masters Degree in Public Administration from NnamdiAzikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.

Joy is an accomplished media practitioner who is a Principal Correspondent working for News Agency of Nigeria in Awka Office.

A devout Christian, Joyful is a lover of God's philosophy, a strong member of the Anglican Church of Nigeria Communion and have  enrolled in all women guide activities of the communion.She Started from ArchBishop Vining Memorial Cathedral Ikeja where she was wedded and had her two lovely children baptized and confirmed in line of the communion doctrine.

Also when she was transfered from News Agency Of Nigeria  Lagos office to Awka  she fully identified with the communion activities at St Peter’s Anglican Church  AvomimiEnugwu=UkwuNjikoka LGA  her native church as well as Church of Pentecost Awka where she resides to carry out her duties in all areas.

Joy is the first child of her parents in a family of eight children, she was born on October 28,1968 and in 1999 she was  happily married to the only man who truly loves her as she is , Mr Chiadikaobi Josiah Mbachi of Aboatulu kindred in  AdagbaeAvomimi village, Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra state.The marriage received God's express blessings with the gift of Prince DaluchukwuChibuikem and Princess Mmeso-OmachukwuChisom,her wonderful children.

Joyful Mbachi is a very active member of the Enugwu-ukwu Community Development Union where she has served in various capacities notably as the Secretary General of the Union Women Wing Lagos, Secretary General of Avomimi Community Development Union Women Wing Lagos branch , have also served in various committees of the town union in Lagos and currently the President General of Aboatulu Kindred, women meeting Avomimi village, Enugwu-ukwu, Women Wing Home and Abroad.

She has penchant for hard work, honesty and integrity which manifested publicly when she was appointed a member of the organizing committee "Enugwu-ukwu Unity Day" by Enugwu-ukwu Community Development Union Lagos branch.

This was instrumental to her call to service in various capacities in the community including the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion therein.
As media practitioner she has served the Nigeria Union Of Journalists in many capacities and had  headed committees in organsing the union’s press week.
Also had  headed a committee in her immediate  Chapel, Correspondent’s known with the slogan  NoCorrespondent’s  no news across”
 to organize  the  Chapel  week and currently the chapel’s Auditor.

  In fact  JoyNgozi  lives  and acts her name , she is a true joy to be with and fun to spend time with , there is no dull moment with her .

And on October 28 the event was  wrapped up with a thanks giving at the Church of Pentecost Anglican Communion at 630am service Incidentally Joyful  thanked God  for her 50th birthday what a double celebrations.
Rtn Joy N Mbachi PHF(JP)
Inspirational President of RC Awka Metropolis 2018/2019 rotary year.

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