004 – My Rotary Story by Rotarian Amalu Tochi
After serving as District Secretarial Assistant of District 9142 in 2018. I became the President of my Rotary Club (Rotary Club of Awka-Smithtown) bearly two years after the charter. Then I was still trying to catch my feet as an Entrepreneur in the Media World.
While on a Visit to Awka for the Free Medical Outreach of some foreign Medical Doctors from India precisely in October 2018 at the house of PAG Emma Nnagbo (AKPULU AWKA) during the host hospitality evening, one of the great Leaders I admire alot in Rotary touched me and said;
“TOCHI WHY DON’T YOU WANT TO EXCEL MORE IN GRAPHICS AND SOCIAL MEDIA.. YOU ARE GOOD AT IT?” I SAID, OGA I AM AVAILABLE TO LEARN AND GROW.
THEN, HE REPLIED, PLEASE I WILL OFFICIALLY APPOINT YOU THE DISTRICT SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR, PLEASE DO BEAUTIFUL GRAPHICS TO CELEBRATE OUR ROTARIANS AND MYSELF AS THE DG AND I WILL ALWAYS APPRECIATE YOUR WORK NO MATTER HOW LITTLE.
That man is PDG Dan Ajawara (The Second District Governor of D9142)
Boom! Again I became a Serving President and a District Committee Chair. Well, to go further, this man pushed me to excellence in terms of Graphics by giving me more jobs both personally and officially. I had to return back to class in other to ensure I step up my game. He ensured I go further to Register my business with CAC in other to help me apply for Official Graphics and Printing jobs (From Government and otherwise). That year I also got connected to the wife Lady Ijeoma Ajawara whom I handled the design of their Business flyers.
Well, while The R.I President Barry Rassin was in Enugu, PDG Dan called me personally to tell inform me that the R.I President asked to see that Rotarian that have been posting and designing his face for the flyers of his visit. It was a great opportunity interacting with the R.I President and exchanging Business Cards and we are still in talks till date.
During the year I became more known in the District for my Graphics and Printing business. Because he ensured I got the opportunity to grow. During the District Conference, I was invited to Enugu with my team to handle everything branding of the venue and production of Billboard. This sold my Brand T-Mark Prints the more and today I handle the graphics of many Rotarians in Enugu and beyond. Thank you Ndi ENUGU.
Today TMARK is a household name in Rotary District 9142 and even beyond Rotary.
While I was about getting Married to my heart Rob Marvelous Tochi Amalu, PDG Dan and the wife again invited us to Enugu, lodged us in a luxurious hotel and gave us a treat of a life time. He told us what marriage is all about using himself as an Example, took I and my wife to places and ensured the payment of the Wedding Meal by 60 percent and his family as well served as my official church Wedding Sponsor/Witness as required by the Church.
Thank you PDG Dan and Lady Ijeoma for pushing me to the limelight of Printing and Graphics in Rotary. The Network of Businesses you brought to me cannot be measured.
Thanks Rotary International for making my Classification grow.
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