By Kamran Hashim/Rafiq Vayani
Rotary Club of Karachi ‘Star’ hosted its monthly dinner meeting at Beach View Club, on 15th October 2020 where, Prof. Dr. Farhan Essa, District Governor of Rotary International, District 3271 (Pakistan) was the chief guest. Visit of District Governor is considered a protocol among Rotary Clubs all over the world.
Upon arrival chief guest Dr. Farhan Essa was greeted by Muhammad Ali (current-president), Ms. Shazia Alam (past-president & general-secretary) of Rotary Club of Karachi ‘Star’ along-with fellow-members and Rotarians. Chief Guest was then introduced to the members of the clubs.
Event’s proceedings started off formally with a welcome speech from Muhammad Ali President of Rotary Club of Karachi ‘Star’, who welcomed chief-guest, members, guests and fellow Rotarians for their participation in this monthly dinner meeting of Rotary Club of Karachi ‘Star’. After welcome speed president of RCK Star highlighted the activities of the club.
District Governor Dr. Farhan Essa also spoke on this occasions and said; “as per our theme “Rotary Opens Opportunities”, we Rotarians need to increase our impact, expand our reach, enhance participant engagement and increase our ability to adapt”.
He further added that; “we need to connect with our Rotaract partners to gain diverse perspectives and exchange experiences. We need to respect them and welcome them into our fold. It is our responsibility to invite them and involve them in activities which they are passionate or which captures their attention to get their commitment. Above all let us also bring in the expertise and experiences, vision and guidance from Rotary elders. The spirit of Rotary is inclusive and tolerant”.
On his concluding note Dr. Farhan Essa said; “we wish you success in the coming year and in years thereafter”.
After DG’s speech General Secretary of RCK Star, Shazia Alam thanked chief-guest, members of the club, guests and fellow Rotarians for attending this monthly dinner meeting and making it a success. She then requested chief guest for distribution of Rotary Pins among new members, which was then done by Dr. Farhan Essa who distributed Rotary Pins among new members.