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Day Inner Wheel Club of Isolo Hosts Its Past Leaders in Grand Style

It was a Thursday afternoon when members and elders of the Inner Wheel of Isolo Club gathered to glitz with its past leaders and elders. Inner Wheel Club of Isolo is a member of Inner Wheel District 912, Nigeria.

It was a mini get together though, but was memorable as new members of the club who had never met nor heard of their past leaders were for the first time met and gained in their wealth of experience.

Even for the past leaders, it was a reunion of a sort as many of them had last seen each other over 30 years ago after they departed from the club for their different sojourn in life. The day brought and refresh their long time memories of friendship and service to humanity.

The initiator of the get-together and immediate past district 912 chairman, Mrs Ronke Solomon, was full of thanks to God for helping her bring the leaders together and for their still being in a good state of mind.

The occasion was called to order by the President of Isolo Club, Mrs Tola Mogaji and the organisation anthem was sung with enthusiasm by all members.

Mrs Mogaji described the day as memorable. Saying all she and her executive members have not for once met with all the past leaders of the organisation at the club level.

She appealed for their continued support for the club as she appreciated their presence.

Their hope of learning and interacting with the leaders was not dashed as they took them through the thick and thin of the club many years ago.

Leading the discussion of experience sharing was the past National Representative and Charter member of the club, Mrs Remi Omotosho.

Mrs Omotosho told the story of how the club was formed cum the challenges faced in n bringing it to a now glorious state of envy before many eyes.

She encouraged all members of the club to keep up the act of selfless service to humanity saying such an act has an unending reward.

Mrs Omotosho urged them if there are any misunderstandings to look for an amicable way to resolve it and move on with their lives as she said, only through love and understanding that will keep them going peacefully.

Past President Mrs Oriyomi Abudu, in her remarks, said she had never thought she would be alive till this moment, but her humanitarian and philanthropy lifestyle with the grace of God kept her till now, she thence urged members of the club to up. their humanitarian services saying it is the way to a peaceful and long life.

Another ex-leader, past president of the club, Mrs Bola Olawale Olawale could not hide her feelings as she thanked God and Initiator of the reunion for M the good job well done.
Mrs Olawale also encouraged members not to relent in their humanitarian services.

Speaking on the Initiative, Mrs Solomon said it was an idea thought at bringing past leaders together and tap from their wealth of experience. She also said it was a way of telling them ‘thank you’ for their roles in bridging the gaps in the club especially when it was at its infancy stage to its present glorious state.

She said if not for their resilience and commitment, the club becoming chartered would have been a reality.

The past leaders present were presented with different gifts and the club’s pins with its flag as a symbol for them to continue to have a sense of belonging and attachment to the club activities.

Others present on the occasion included past presidents, Bola Olawale-Cole, Grace Falaye and Lola Akeju; Jumoke Faleti, Abiola Opeifa among others.

Members in Diaspora joined Via Zoom among them are Mrs Yinka Ayanwale, a past district chairman, joined from the United States of America, Tinu Abudu, past president joined from the United Kingdom (UK) and Mrs Funmi Folarin joined from Canada.

The oldest member of the club in her 90’s, past president and a charter member, Mrs Ebun Elegbede, called on phone to speak with others as a result of her other engagement for the day.

Past president Yemi Hamzat also connected on phone to catch up with the fun filled event.

Another past president of the club, Lola Akeju couldn’t hide her feelings when she arrived the venue as she burst into tears of joy for being reconnected with others with whom they have steered the affairs of the club for years.
Others present include the Club Secretary, Abiola Opeifa, Past Presidents, Kike Babalola, Ronke Dawodu, Bola Olawale – Cole, Grace Falaye,Yomi Abudu, Lola Akeju and IWM Jumoke Faleti.

The occasion was also graced by the District chairman, Mrs Funke Shinaba and her executive members.

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