2016 - 2017
Touch a Heart
This year's Theme is taken from our
second objective "to encourage the ideals of personal service".
Touch a Heart, gives to birth to
kindness, being generous with your time, money, resources and willingness to
help. Your true wealth is the good you do in the world. Be kind to earth,
honour the idea of a global community, that we are each other's keepers,
ensuring safety, security, comfort, wellness, beauty and peace. Be kind to
yourself, take care of your body by eating well, it goes through to the
heart. Be kind with your words. Words spoken are like a broken egg, you
cannot park them back. Be careful your word do not heart of others around
Touch a Heart, applies to our
relationship with other people, animal, plants and the Earth. It may be
offering of helping hand, patiently waiting your turn, returning a phone
call or favour or even cheerfully responding with a smile. You can touch a
heart by listening, not necessarily giving advice, just listening to someone
pouring emotions out, with patience. Giving someone a part on the back, a
warm hug, when there is no one to acknowledge, can give the courage to move
a mountain. A wink of an eye that means you can do it.
Touch a Heart through the you treat
your environment, the trees are our lungs, the rivers are our bloodstream,
they are all inter connected and what you do to environment ultimately you
do to yourself. Kindness in the way we handle our environment, the oxygen we
breathe works through our lungs and fuel our blood through our heart.
We can give compassion through "Touch a
Heart", an essential part of our life. The smile expressed by the recipient
of kindness is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquitted
with touching a heart, one must be prepared to learn new things, and feel
Touch a Heart is more than a philosophy
of mind, it is a philosophy of the Spirit.
PRESIDENT'S CURRICULUM VITAE
2016 - 2017
I was born on the 25th December
1951. Had my primary, secondary and tertiary education in Lagos. I
served for five years as a Juvenile Magistrate on contract. I
attended the 110 AMP of Harvard Business School (Spouse Course).
Currently an Executive Director of Family business Tuntise
Investments Ltd. A Paul Harris Fellow and a recipient of IIW MGA
Joined Inner Wheel Club of
Lagos in 1978 created the children's Transit Centre for Lost and
Found Children, which houses over 60 children up till date with an
average turnover of 10 children every month.
I became the District Chairman
in 1995 - 96 and started the raft foundation of the current
Vocational Centre that has trained, empowered hundreds of people
with the contribution of successive District Chairmen.
I was elected as the National
Representative 2008 -2009 when the Vocational Centre was
commissioned by IIW President Susan Nielsen.
Became a Board Director in 2010
-2011 and initiated the Women for Africa programme that started the
Micro Credit programme which is growing in big capital base.
I participated in many
International Conference, seminars, conventions, with many Inner
Wheel members. The inter-action has taken me to the Indian Ocean of
Reunion Island, Mauritius. In India, Mumbai, Agra, Jaipur, Delhi and
Calcutta. In Italy, Torino, Verona Trento, Florence, Naples and
Venice. Africa, Ghana, Cotonou, Bamako and Dakar. England ,
Plymouth, Bath, Somerset and Manchester. Germany, Frankfurt and
Joint Project: I worked with
Royal Netherland Embassy, Canadian High Commission, United Nations
Wives Association, Diplomatic Wives of West African, American Wives
Association, at club level with transparency and accountability.
Department of Children of Family, Miami, USA as a Home Visitor /
Vendor. Since year 2000, Karin Uwaje brought the International Joint
project to Nigeria. Thousands of Euro has been handled and accounted
for yearly. Succour to Orphans of HIV / AIDS, every year scholarship
at District Level. Solar Power for Idembia Health Centre at National
Level. Revolving Micro Credit Loan from IWC of Tapoiola Finland.
My election as IIW President
will also give me more opportunity to mee members in as many
countries as possible. I offer my humble self to serve.