Hannington Sebuliba works on an issue of his club’s bulletin.
By Hannington Sebuliba, Rotary Club of Kajjansi, Uganda
I joined Rotary in 2010 after spending five years covering Rotary events for our local newspaper. I used to see the way Rotary members were serving the disadvantaged in our community, and it left a mark on my heart.
One day, Rotarian Charles Baganja asked me to give a talk at the Rotary Club of Kajjansi, Uganda, on newspaper production, and I accepted the invite. After the talk, members of the club asked me to join. Ever since, I have not looked back. I have served as bulletin editor, director of public relations, and now membership director. Rotary has shaped my way of life.
When I first joined, Baganja told me that the club lacked someone of my profession. But I couldn’t figure out how a broke person like me could be useful to Rotary. I was no longer an active journalist by then, and I had always thought Rotary was a club for rich people who had money to spare for bus shelters and water tanks and things.
But I began attending the weekly fellowship and was warmly welcomed. One of the members asked me …read more
Source:: Rotary International Blog