Posted on Sep 05, 2019
District Governor Mahbub Ahmad paid his official visit to his Home Club - the Yonkers-East Yonkers Club, on Wednesday, 4 September.  He was accompanied by District First Lady and Club Rotary Foundation Chair Bina Ahmad.  He was welcomed by President Shaw Latif, Club Officers and PDG Matts Ingemanson.  On the occasion of his visit the DG inducted new member Wilner Luctamer. 
The DG also met with the members of the Board before the meeting and exchanged ideas with the Board Members.  He highlighted upcoming District events, like the District Conference 26 October), the On To Bermuda (31 October to 3 November), World Polio Day events (24 October) and Rotary Day at the UN (9 November). He emphasized the importance of growing Rotary in terms of not only membership but also  through growing Club activities, programs and giving to the Rotary Foundation.
At the meeting, attended by a cross section of members, Governor Mahbub congratulated past President Sundra Lee-Ingemanson for achieving the Rotary Presidential citation for the third year in a row.  He exhorted the Club members and President Shaw to strive for the Citation this year too, which would be a fitting achievement for the 100th anniversary of the Club which will be coming up in April 2020.  He pointed out that Clubs are the face of Rotary to the world, so the only way that the District and Rotary International would shine, is when the Clubs shine.  He was confident that the Club would continue to engage in the many hands-on projects that bring much-needed assistance to our local community.
Governor Mahbub highlighted the importance of giving to the Rotary Foundation emphasizing that the giving was not one-way - because the money comes back to the District to be allocated as District and Global Grants.