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THE DISTRICT 9200 HISTORY

Prepared by the district and not verified by Rotary Global History

Added on: June 1, 2005 (Africa)

HISTORY OF DISTRICT 9200 (Includes 9220 & 9250)

Originally it was known as district 200.

Then known as district 9200. Since ten years now it is known as district 9220. Zone 10. There are 49 clubs and 1330 members.

 The district 9220 comprises of :

  • Comores island ( 1 club)
  • Djibouti (1 club)
  • Madagascar (18 clubs)
  • Mauritius (11 clubs)
  • Mayotte (1 club)
  • Reunion (15 clubs)
  • Rodrigues (1 club)
  • Seychelles (1 club)

The following as compiled by PDG Amu Shah

Rotary Clubs throughout the world are grouped in districts for better and efficient administration. As of 01 July, 2004 there are 529 districts in the Rotary world.

Former Zone 6 of CEEMA (Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) region, now part of Zone 10 of Rotary International incorporates all countries in Africa together with some countries in Europe, Mediterranean

and Middle East. Clubs on the African continent are

grouped in 16 districts as under:

DISTRICT – COUNTRIES

2450 - EGYPT, SUDAN, (OTHER COUNTRIES LISTED ARE: BAHRAIN, CYPRUS, JORDAN, LEBANON, OMAN, QATAR, SYRIA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
9010 - ALGERIA, MAURITANIA, MOROCCO, TUNISIA.
9100 - BENIN, BURKINA FASO, CAPE VERDE, GAMBIA, GHANA, GUINEA BISSAU, COTE D’IVOIRE, LIBERIA, MALI, NIGER, SENEGAL, SIERRA LEONE, TOGO.
9110 - PART OF NIGERIA
9120 - PART OF NIGERIA
9130 - PART OF NIGERIA
9140 - PART OF NIGERIA.
9150 - BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, CONGO, GABON, RWANDA, SAO TOME & PRINCIPE, D.R.C.
9200 - ERITREA, ETHIOPIA, KENYA, TANZANIA, UGANDA.
9210 - MALAWI, PART OF MOZAMBIQUE, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE.
9220 - COMORO ISLANDS, DJIBOUTI, MADAGASCAR, MAURITIUS, MAYOTTE, REUNION, SEYCHELLES.
9250 - BOTSWANA, PART OF MOZAMBIQUE, SWAZILAND, PART OF SOUTH AFRICA.
9270 - PART OF SOUTH AFRICA.
9300 - PART OF SOUTH AFRICA.
9320 - LESOTHO, PART OF SOUTH AFRICA.
9350 - NAMIBIA, PART OF SOUTH AFRICA, ANGOLA.

When the first Rotary Club in Kenya, that is the Rotary Club of Nairobi was chartered on the 8th September 1930, it joined the then District 55, which consisted of countries south of Equator in Africa. The other countries that had Rotary Clubs in District 55 at that time were Belgian Congo, Southern Rhodesia, and Union of South Africa. With the admission of Rotary Club of Nairobi the District had a total of 13 clubs, one each in Belgian Congo, Southern Rhodesia and Kenya. The rest of 10 other clubs were in Union of South Africa. District Governor in that year was late Otto Siedle of Rotary Club of Durban.

In the year 1949 – 50 the District was renumbered 25 and the following year that is in 1950 – 51 it was split into two Districts to form District 25 and District 26. District 25 as it was then, consisted of 24 clubs in four countries with a membership of 1036. These countries were Kenya. Southern Rhodesia. Tanganyika and part of Union of South Africa. By then there were two clubs in Kenya - Nairobi and Mombasa, one club in Tanganyika - Dar es Salaam, four clubs in Southern Rhodesia and 17 clubs in part of Union of South Africa. Rotary club of Mombasa was admitted into RI on 24 May 1944 and Dar es Salaam on 25 January 1949. Also, listed in the district were Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, Bechuanaland, Swaziland, Madagascar and Mozambique although there were no Rotary clubs yet chartered in those countries.

During the next decade Rotary spread to many East, Central and Southern African Countries. Ethiopia: 1955, Uganda 1957, Malawi: 1955, Zambia: 1953, Madagascar: 1958, Reunion: 1960, Swaziland: 1955, South West Africa: 1952. This expansion necessitated further redistricting beginning Rotary year 1961-62 when District 220 came into existence with 48 clubs in 9 countries with a total membership of 1644. These countries were Kenya, Madagascar, Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, Southern Rhodesia, Tanganyika, part of Republic of South Africa and Uganda. Other clubs in District 25 and 26 in Swaziland, South West Africa and part of Republic of South Africa as well as Angola were redistricted to form District 230 and 235. Ethiopia was not part of District 220 although Rotary Club of Addis Ababa was chartered on 01 June 1955. Rotary Club of Saint Dennis in Reunion, which was chartered on 17 February 1961, was also not included in District 220 at that time. The first District Governor of this new district was late Meloo Mac-Robert of Rotary Club of Pretoria.

The next two years saw steady growth of Rotary in Africa. There were also political problems and racial tension in southern part of Africa, which for all practical purposes needed regrouping of clubs. In 1963 – 64 there was further redistricting. Southern Rhodesia, South West Africa and Republic of South Africa were transferred to districts 225, 230 and 235. District 220 consisted of Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, Tanganyika, Reunion and Uganda. The first District Governor of this new district was late J. R. Gregory. In subsequent years Rotary Clubs were formed in Mauritius (1964), Comoro Islands (1965) Territories of Afars and Issa what is now called Djibouti (1967). These were incorporated in District 220 as of 01 July 1968. Rotary Club of Victoria in Seychelles was chartered in 1969 and Rotary Club of Gaborone in Botswana was chartered in 1972. These were incorporated in District 220, while Rotary clubs in Malawi were transferred to District 225 with effect from 01 July 1970. Rotary Club of Zanzibar, which was formed in 1961, was also part of District 220. However, the club was down in 1964 after the revolution.

In the year 1977 – 78 the district was renumbered 920 and at the beginning of that Rotary year, there were 45 clubs with a membership of 1504 in twelve countries …… Botswana, Comoro, Islands, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles, Tanzania Uganda and Zambia. A year later, three clubs in Ethiopia namely, Asmara, Dire Dawa and Masawa were closed down and with extension of Rotary in Kenya, Mauritius, Reunion, Tanzania and Zambia there were a total of 48 clubs with a membership of 1645 in these twelve countries at the beginning of Rotary year 1983-84.

In 1983-84, five new clubs were chartered …. two in Uganda (Kabale and Kabarole) two in Zambia (Maluba and Kafue) and one in Kenya (Bahari Mombasa).

As of 01 July 1984 there were 53 clubs with a membership of 1748. During 1984-85 six new clubs were formed as under:

  • Masaka, Mbarara and Gulu in Uganda.
  • Selebi Phikwe in Botswana
  • Saint Paul in Reunion
  • Antsirabe in Madagascar.

In the same year special representative were appointed for 13 new clubs. As of 30 June 1985 there were 59 clubs in District 920 with a total membership of 1979. In the next two years a total of eight new clubs were formed as under:

  • Diani and Mombasa Central in Kenya.
  • Nkwazi in Zambia.
  • Quatre Bornes in Mauritius.
  • Morogoro in Tanzania (which was subsequently closed down)
  • Rubaga Uganda.
  • Antananarivo Mohamasina and Fianarnatsova in Madagascar.

As of 30 June 1987 there were a total of 66 clubs with a membership of 2132. Below is the tabulation of clubs country wise:

BOTSWANA 02, COMORO ISLANDS 01, DJIBOUTI 01, ETHIOPIA 01, KENYA 12, MADAGASCAR 09, MAURITIUS 04, REUNION 05, SEYCHELLES 01, TANZANIA 07, UGANDA 10, ZAMBIA 14. TOTAL: 66

Effective 01 July, 1987 the district was split into two that is 920 and 921. Countries in District 920 were Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles and Uganda. The numbers of clubs were 34 with a membership of 1175. Somalia was also included in the district although at the time there were no Rotary Clubs in Somalia. It is interesting to note that Rotary Club of Mogadishu in Somalia was chartered in 1961-62, which unfortunately had to close down in 1972 due to political conflict in the country. District 921 consisted of Botswana, Comoro Islands, Madagascar, Tanzania and Zambia with a membership of 957 in 32 clubs. The first governor of new District was Sam Owori of Uganda and that of 921 was Abe Galaun of Zambia. Effective Rotary year 1991-92 a zero was added to all district thus making four digit districts. As such District 920 became 9200.

Over the next few years both districts expanded and at the end of Rotary year 1995-96 there were 79 clubs in District 9200 and 47 clubs in District 9210. Effective 1996 –97 these two Districts were further split as under:

1. Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda were redistricted to form District 9200 with 66 clubs and 1791 members.

2. Zambia was grouped with Malawi, part of Mozambique, and Zimbabwe to form District 9210 with 44 clubs and 1305 members (previously Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe were part of District 9250).

3. A new District 9220 was formed incorporating 36 clubs in Comoro Islands, Djibouti, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion and Seychelles with a membership of 1010.

4. Botswana, which had 5 clubs, was transferred to District 9250.

Amin Merali of Rotary club of Mombasa was the first Governor of new District 9200. Of the 66 Clubs in the District 3 were in Ethiopia, 20 in Kenya, 8 in Tanzania and 35 in Uganda.

New era of District 9200 as it exists now began in the Rotary 1996 – 97 when District 9200 had a total of 66 clubs.

Between 1996 – 97 and the end of the century Rotary grew in all the 5 countries in the District and as at 30 June, 2000 the total number of clubs in the District was 78 as tabulated below:

ERITREA - 1
ETHIOPIA - 6
KENYA - 22
TANZANIA - 8
UGANDA - 41

Over the next 4 years there has been a considerable growth of Rotary in the District particularly in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and as at 01 July, 2004 there were 91 clubs with a total membership of 2601. (These numbers are as per records of the secretariat of Rotary International and differ from the District records of Rotary International.) Countrywise the numbers are as under:

ERITREA - 1
ETHIOPIA - 4
KENYA - 27
TANZANIA - 11
UGANDA - 48
TOTAL 91

Likewise over the last ten years the District has seen a considerable growth of both Interact and Rotaract Clubs particularly in Uganda. As of 01 July, 2004 there were 86 Interact Clubs and 57 Rotaract Clubs in the District. Exact number of members is not available.

So far 16 clubs in the District have produced 31 District Governors from 4 countries in the District as under:

NAIROBI 5
NAIROBI SOUTH 3
MOMBASA 5
BAHARI MOMBASA 1
MOMBASA CENTRAL 1
DAR ES SALAAM 2
DAR ES SALAAM NORTH 1
BAHARI DAR ES SALAAM 1
ARUSHA 2
NAKURU 1
KAMPALA 3
MENGO 1
SOURCE OF THE NILE 1
RUBAGA 1
TANGA 1
ADDIS ABABA 2

NOTE : One Governor from Dar es Salaam and two from Arusha were District Governors for District 921 and Sir Charles Mortimore was District Governor for District 25. The first District Governor from Kenya was Sir Charles Mortimore of Rotary Club of Nairobi. First District Governor from Tanzania was Jo Lloyd of Rotary Club of Tanga. First District Governor from Uganda was Vanu Radia of Rotary Club of Kampala and the first District Governor from Ethiopia was Shiferraw Bizuneh of Rotary Club of Addis Ababa. Incoming Governor for the year 2005 – 2006 is Abdul Hamid Aboo of Rotary Club of Mombasa and Governor Elect for 2006 – 2007 is Francis Tusubira of Rotary Club of Kampala North.

It must also be noted that the only R. I. Director from District 9200 (at that time District 920) was late Erle Jones of Rotary Club of Kitwe North. One of the current Trustees of the Rotary Foundation comes from Tanzania, Sir Jayantilal (Andy) Chande.

Some of Past District Governors have been honoured by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, by bestowing on them honours as under:

ROTARY SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD:

  • PDG Andy Chande.
  • PDG Amu Shah
  • PDG Nelson Kawalya.
  • PDG Yusuf Kodwavwala.

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD.

  • PDG Amu Shah

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION CITATION FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE.

  • PDG (Late) Pius Menezes.
  • PDG Amu Shah
  • PDG Andy Chande.
  • PDG Hatim Karimjee.

Participation and involvement of the District in all programmes of the Rotary Foundation is commendable’).

Rotarians in the District have contributed USD $ 1,213,412 (as of 01 st July, 2004). As per the records of the Rotary Foundation the details of the donors as of 01 July, 2004 is as under:

  • MAJOR DONORS - 3
  • BENEFACTORS - 17
  • PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS - 803
  • PAUL HARRIS SUSTAINING MEMBERS - 26 (approximate)

Exact details of TRF Scholars are not available but since 1980-81 District has hosted 120 Foundation Scholars whereas the District has sponsored 76 scholars since 1980 – 81.

The greatest financial benefit the District has received from the Rotary Foundation is from the Humanitarian Grants programme particulars of which are as follows:

  • 3-H GRANTS (from 01 July, 1997) 11 grants amounting to U.S. $ 3,093,437.
  • MATCHING GRANTS – (from 01 July, 1997)– 661 grants amounting to U.S. $ 6,049,647.

Since Polio Plus programme was initiated in 1985 the District has received an amount of U.S. $ 14,142,575 as under:

  • ETHIOPIA - U.S. $ 5,936,076
  • KENYA - U.S. $ 2,852,207
  • TANZANIA - U.S. $ 2,592,122
  • UGANDA - U.S. $ 2,762,170

NOTE: This document has been prepared from data obtained from Rotary International, Rotary Foundation and information in my personal possession and is subject to correction. 1 June 2005 PDG AMU SHAH, RGHF board for zone 20a

 
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