February  4, 2023

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Our history, our pride!

In the beginning.....

The idea of forming a Rotary Club of Meru was first born in the year 2006 in the mind of Rtn. Judy Zone, President of the RC of Holladay, in Salt Lake City in Utah. Judy with three other Rotarians and a number of young people from YouthLINC in the US had been involved in humanitarian projects in the Meru for a number of years. It took the combined efforts of PDG Sam Awori (The District Extension Chair), James Gachui (Kenya Extension Chair), Harry Mugo (Country Chair) and the Rotary Club of Utumishi to have the Rotary Club of Meru in place. Rotarian David Muiru, member of RC Utumishi agreed to mentor the club's efforts and work as special representative of District 9200.Thanks to Rotary Club of Utumishi of Nairobi and Rtn David Muiru working closely with Judy that by July 2006, the required number of members was reached to charter the club.

Charter night

The Rotary Club of Meru was chartered at a colorful and splendid ceremony on 22nd July 2006 at Three Steers Hotel in Meru town. The occasion was witnessed by Rotarians and Guests totalling to about 250. Among them were the Membership Development Chair for Kenya, Rtn. Steven Mwenesi and the Rotary Extension Officer for Kenya, Rtn. Patrick Obath.

During the ceremony, presided over by PDG Mohamed Abdalla (who represented the District Governor Dr. F.F. Tusubira "Tusu"), Raphael Kithinji was installed as the president, Rhoda Kabiti as the secretary and Edward T Mwiringih as the treasurer. Kenya's former Minister of Finance Mr.David Mwiraria was the chief guest. PDG Mohamed Abdulla (on behalf of DG Tusu) expounded on the mission and vision of Rotary International, the privileges and responsibilities of being a Rotarian, gave some true examples of the magic of Rotary work.

The President and members of the Rotary Club of Utumishi, the vice country Chair Sudesh Walia and Rtn David Muiru did an exceptional job to make the charter night very memorable. PDG Mohamed Abdulla together with other Rotary Leaders present took the opportunity to invite Mr. David Mwiraria to become an Honorary Rotarian of the Rotary Club of Meru. He was most touched. The announcement was extremely well received.

Present and past Presidents of The Rotary Club Of Meru

                      Rotary Year and President                                          Rotary Year theme





2021-2022   ROBERT MURITHI


 2019-2020  MARTIN MURUNGI


 2018-2019 ELIUD MWENDA


 2017-2018  JAMES GIKUNDA

 Rotary: Making a difference

 2016-2017 Morris K. Kirimi

 Rotary  Serving Humanity

 2015-2016 Dennis Kanampiu

 Be a Gift to the World

 2015 Dr. Karambu Ringera

 Be a Gift to the World

 2014-2015 Dickson M. Mugendi

 Light up Rotary

 2013-2014 Peter N. Gaitho

 Engage Rotary, Change Lives


 Peace Through Service

 2011-2012 Justin Njoroge

  Reach Within to Embrace the Humanity

 2010 - 2011 Elijah Imathiu

 Building Communities, Bridging Continents

 2009 - 2010 Daniel Murithi

 Future of Rotary Is in Your Hands

 2008 - 2009

 Make Dreams Real

 2007 - 2008

 Rotary Shares

 2006 - 2007 Raphael Kithinji

 Lead the Way

President of another Rotary Club - Members who were president of another rotary club:

2004 - 2005 David Muriuki Kilifi

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