The Exclusives Club Celebrate Golden Jubilee
By Kunle Adelabu
A club of eminent senior citizens, Exclusives Club of Ikorodu has rolled out the drums to celebrate 50 years of successful contributions to Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria and humanity generally.
Speaking with members of the press on Friday, November 20, 2015 at a Press Conference organized to commemorate the golden jubilee of the club which came into existence in 1965, Dr. Harrison Bolaji Adeniji, Chairman, Executive Committee/Anniversary Planning Committee said that the club is rolling out drums in celebrating the landmark achievements.
“The coming together of our pioneers and the lofty aspirations contained in their dream of pushing the frontiers of Ikorodu remain very much the centre of the vision of The Exclusives: a club that has evolved into an institution that has not only endured the vagaries of time but also consistently remained relevant beyond the shores of Ikorodu”
Dr Adeniji, recalling the achievements of the club in the last 50years said, “Right from the infancy, The Exclusives had shown genuine commitment to the development of Ikorodu. In November 1968 just three years after its inauguration, the Club, in consonance with its avowed goal of contributing to the advancement of education as enshrined in its constitution took a bold initiative of presenting educational books as prizes to encourage proficiency”
One of the high points of the club’s achievements is introduction of Education Endowment Fund through which the club introduced bursary awards, donation of computer sets to secondary schools adjudged to have performed exceptionally. Others are donation of medical equipment to Ikorodu Genaral Hospital; contributions of individual members to socio-economic development of the state.
Programmes of commemoration of the golden jubilee are:
Sunday 22nd, November, 2015: Muslim Prayer by Anwar Islam Group, Christian prayer by Clerics of Methodist Church of Nigeria, Lunch for families, Exchange and sharing of food/snacks by members’ wives, light background music entertainment which are scheduled for the Club House at Ita-Elewa, Ikorodu starting from 2:00pm.
Tuesday 24th November, 2015: Visit to the Ayangbure/Oba-in-Council & Presentation of Gifts, Entertainment at Club House, Games – draught, ludo, ayo olopon, snooker, scrabble and table tennis starting from 11.00am.
Wednesday 25th November, 2015: Unveiling of Commemorative Monument at Ojogbe/Oriwu Road, traditional music starting from 11.00am.
Thursday 26th November, 2015: Lecture with the topic, “Ikorodu in the Past, Present & Future” by Professor Adebayo Ninalowo (UNILAG), Painting Exhibition/Cultural Show by Secondary Schools students, Presentation of gift items for invited guests & prizes for winners of painting competition. Programme start by 11:00am.
Friday 27th November, 2015: “Thank God- Its Friday” (Club Day) at Club House at 6:00pm.
Saturday 28th November, 2015: Launching of the History of The Exclusives, Presentation of Awards (Founding Members, Long Serving Members (Distinguished Members Award), Selected Wives (Distinguished Exclusives Wives Award) and Community Leader (Community Leader Award) and Dinner. The programmes start 11:00am.
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