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									                                                    ROTARY CLUB OF TEMA
                                                    District 9100 (Charted 1965)
                                                                Club No. 17149

                                                                23rd May 2006
                                    P.O.Box CO 441,Tema. GHANA) , Tel: (233) 22 207476’
                                               12th September 2006
                                    Fax: (233) 21 667207, E-mail:
                                                                                                                     VOL: 006/07
13th March 2007
                                                  CLUB BULLETIN
Bringing peace on earth toolkit                                                          Our Leadership – 2006/2007
Whether they’re bringing aid to a country in need or sending
youth to another country to take part in an exchange program,       President                        : Rtn. Ako Odotei, PHF
                                                                    Vice President                   : “ Kofi Ampiaw-Osei, PP/PHF
Rotarians take an active role in promoting peace and goodwill
                                                                    President-Elect                  : “ Albert Armah
around the world. Find out how you can become involved by           Secretary                        : “ Ben R. Aniagyei, PHF
exploring these Rotary resources.                                   Treasurer                        : “ Alex Akrofi
                                                                    Club Service                     : “ Michael Mensah
                                                                    Community Service                : “ Antonio Fernandes, PHF
                                                                    Vocational service               : “ John Bisiw
                                                                    International Service            : “ Emmanuel Diaba, Dr.
                                                                    Sergeant-at-Arms                 : “ Mark Wiredu-Koranteng, PHF
                                                                    Immediate Past President         : Rtn. Alex Fiagome, PP, PHF

                                                                                         Rotary International President:
                                                                                               William Bill Boyd
                                                                                       Howick, Auckland, New Zealand

                                                                                        District Governor, District 9100
                                                                                               Humbert o Santos,
                                                                                               Cape Verde Islands
From left: Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies program
participants Dohyun Kim, Danilo Estranero, Vilaysack                                           Assistant Governor
Thongkhamhan, and Rajib Handique meet with local Muslim                                  Peter Obeng-Koranteng, Ghana.
students in Pattani, Thailand. (Photo by: Duangporn Marksiri)

                                                                    RELATIONSHIPS - BE PATIENT

                                                                    This is a true story which happened in the States. A man came out of his
                                                                    home to admire his new truck. To his puzzlement, his three-year-old son
                                                                    was happily hammering dents into the shiny paint of the truck. The man
                                                                    ran to his son, knocked him away, hammered the little boy's hands into
                                                                    pulp as punishment. When the father calmed down, he rushed his son to
                                                                    the hospital.

                                                                    Although the doctor tried desperately to save the crushed bones, he finally
                                                                    had to amputate the fingers from both the boy's hands. When the boy woke
                                                                    up from the surgery & saw his bandaged stubs, he innocently said, "Daddy,
                                                                    I'm sorry about your truck." Then he asked, "but when are my fingers going
                                                                    to grow back?" The father went home & committed suicide.
    Above: Presidents Gloria and Ako at the joint meeting of
    Rotary Clubs of Tema and Tema Meridian on 15th Feb. 2007.       Think about this story the next time someone steps on your feet or u wish
                                                                    to take revenge. Think first before u lose your patience with someone u
    Below: A section of Rotarians at the join meeting.              love. Trucks can be repaired. Broken bones & hurt feelings often can't. Too
                                                                    often we fail to recognize the difference between the person and the
                                                                    performance. We forget that forgiveness is greater than revenge.

                                                                    People make mistakes. We are allowed to make mistakes. But the actions
                                                                    we take while in a rage will haunt us forever.

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WEEKLY PROGRAM                                                    Did you know?
13 March: Regular Meeting                                         Rotary can lead to love
   RIT- District Conference, MOP page 45                           In honor of Valentine’s Day, The Rotarian asked for tales of
   Main Business – Teaching & Learning- Current challenges        romance, Rotary style. Club members responded with stories that
                                                                  show how pursuing Rotary’s mission can sometimes lead to true
20th March: Regular Meeting                                       love. Here’s how Rotarian Bryan Dickson found his sweetheart.
     RIT- Revenues of RI, MOP page 56                             You can read more tales of love in the February 2007 issue of The
     Main Business: Fireside Meeting                              Rotarian.

27th March: Regular Meeting
     RIT – Alleviating Hunger , MOP page 84,
     Main Business: Fireside Report/ Classification Talk by Nii
     Amasa.                                                       My story begins in 1966, when I traveled on a Rotary Youth
                                                                  Exchange sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bairnsdale, Australia.
                                                                  The scholarship sent me to Southern California as a guest of the
                  2007- 08 RI Theme                               Rotary Club of La Cañada Flintridge.

                                                                  Nearly everything about my host community was unfamiliar –
                                                                  especially my coed school.

                                        RI President-nominee,     Fortunately, I met Cathy Hudnall. Cathy’s family was hosting a
                                               2007-08                                 th
                                                                  student th Switzerland, and we met during activities arranged for
                   Dreaming of Praia, Cape Verde,9 – 14 April 2007?
    Know your 2007/8 Rotary
                                         Wilfrid J. Wilkinson
                                                                  our school’s exchange students.
   Theme & President-Nominee                                      We dated a bit, and soon my host family feared we were taking
                                                                  things too far. They reminded me that as a Youth Exchange
                                                                  student, I’d agreed to avoid romantic relationships during my stay.
                                                                  Ever dutiful, I promised to slow things down. But how to break the
                                                                  news to Cathy?
            Dreaming of Praia, Cape Verde,                        That’s when genius struck. I decided I simply wouldn’t speak to her
                                                                  anymore. To my adolescent mind, it was the height of finnesse.
                 9th – 14th April 2007                            That was the last I saw of Cathy for a long time. I returned home,
                                                                  took a job at Qantas Airlines, joined the local Rotaract club, and
            District Assembly & Conference?                       eventually joined the Rotary Club of Newstead in Australia. Cathy
                                                                  went on to work for Citibank and eventually settled in Pasadena,

                                                                  Thirty-five years later, Cathy re-entered my life. In 2001, she found
                                                                  my e-mail address from our high school alumni Web site and wrote
                                                                  me to say she was having a birthday party in Los Angeles. If I was
                                                                  nearby, I should drop in. I was skiing in Canada at the time, but that
SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING – Check                          was nearby enough. We reconnected and dated long distance until
this!!!                                                           our wedding in June 2005. Today, I’m a happy husband and a
                                                                  proud member of the La Cañada Flintridge club – the same club
1. "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the         that welcomed me 40 years ago. Truly, what goes
left hand and "lollipop" with your right.                         around, comes around! (Story from RI website)
(Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)
                                                                  Ben R. Aniagyei
2. The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy
dog" uses every letter of the alphabet. (Now, you know            RTN. BEN R. ANIAGYEI
you're going to try this out for accuracy, right?)
                                                                  (Club Secretary)

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