Last week I spent time with the Rotary Club of Accra-Achimota. The Club definitely ranks in one of the livelier ones I’ve visited. Their was laughter throughout the meeting, with some inside jokes which was clear to only some folks present. Here’s a look at my time with the Rotary Club of Accra-Achimota.
When my professor introduced me to the Dean of my department last semester, we discussed my program, life in the US, and how I was adjusting to life in Ghana. Our conversation quickly moved to Rotary and before I knew it, he was connecting me with one of his Rotarian friends. Very soon, I had a chance to meet Dr. Achempong. We discussed my visiting his Rotary Club and a few weeks later, I gave a presentation.
|Sharing something here, February 19, 2015|
|Students from the Sociology department at the University of Ghana (Legon) at the meeting, February 19, 2015|
|A closeup of the students, February 19, 2015|
|Receiving the club banner, February 19, 2015|
After the meeting, my host, Dr. Achempong, not wanting the Dean to give him a hard time about not feeding me, suggested we grab some dinner in the hotel restaurant. We ordered salad and something I thought I’d never try—tuna pizza. As gross as it may sound to some of you back home, it was extremely delicious! Who knew such a major twist on pizza could be so yummy! Listening to Dr. Achempong’s stories about living abroad, studying in the UK, and working in the US was informative and eye opening. It made me remember how much fun Rotarians have. After dinner, I was given a ride back to campus where I headed home for the night.
Each time I have the opportunity to visit a Rotary Club, I meet lovely people who are eager to learn about my homeland and experiences in Ghana. It feels great to create cultural awareness and take a reflective look at the culture I am gaining from Rotarians.
This ends this week's post. Next week, I'll discuss visiting Boti falls and a cocoa farm with a new friend!