Posted on Apr 08, 2019
Rotarian Sunday Agyekum of Ghana

At our April 8, 2019 meeting, Rotarian Paula Fleming introduced Sunday Agyekum, who grew up in Ghana and was active in the Rotary Club of Cape Coast, Ghana. Sunday came to Canada in January 2017, received his Masters from Crandall University, and is working in Corporate Procurement at J.D. Irving Limited in Moncton...


Sunday is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Cape Coast, Ghana, as well as being a Paul Harris Fellow. His wife is a nurse working at the hospital in Moncton.
Sunday informed us that Rotary has been in Ghana for 60 years. Ghana is part of Rotary District 9102 that also includes Benin, Niger and Toga. These are all countries on the east coast of Africa.

Sunday told fascinating stories about the benefits of being a Rotarian – even while travelling. On a return trip to Canada, Sunday was stopped by customs in Belgium. Not knowing what to do, Sunday used the Rotary Club Locator on his phone. He called a member of a Belgium Rotary Club, a man who happened to be a lawyer. With intervention by his new Rotary friend, Sunday was able to proceed through customs and on to Canada to be reunited with his wife.

Sunday provided a presentation about the work of the Rotary Club of Cape Coast, Ghana. This Club sponsors a Rotaract Club and regularly yearly projects. Some of the annual projects include health screening, handwashing programs, book donations, food donations, and fundraisers like car washes.
 
Sussex Rotary
 
A group photo was taken for the occasion; L-R, Richard Yalley, Paula Fleming, Rhonda Haynes, Christine Moffett, Robert Kimball, Sunday Agyekum, Julie Mathews, Bob Kimball, Robert Lockhart, Rhoda Wilson, Zac Black, Donna Gilchrist, Jason Thorne, and Shelley Vail.
 
 
 
 
 
Sussex Rotary
On April 6, Sussex Rotarian Judy Freeze (left the fourth row up) and Angie Cummings attended a Rotary Leadership Institute in Dieppe with other Rotarians from District 7810 and Nova Scotia and PEI District 7820.
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