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PDG Ijeoma Pearl Okoro

 

District Governor 2015-16 Rotary District 9140 Nigeria

Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator (ARRFC) Zone 20A 2016-17

District Trainer, District 9140 & 9141 2016-2019

End Polio Now Zonal Coordinator Zone 20A 2017-2020

Regional Coordinator, Zone 20A 2018 Toronto Convention Promotion Committee 2017-18

Member, Basic   Education and Literacy Major Gift Initiative 2017-18

Member, Rotary Peace Centres Committee 2018-21

Member, Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee 2017-20

Co Chair,  2018 Lagos Rotary Institute

Zone Administrator, Rotary Global History Fellowship, 2010-Date

Aijay, as she is fondly called joined the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt on the 20th September 1999. She served as the Club President in 2008-2009 and emerged the ‘Make Dreams Real’ Best President while the Club equally emerged the Best Club in the District. She was also Best Rotarian of the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt in 2000-2001, 2001-2002 and 2009-2010.

She served the District as Treasurer in 2003-2004; Chair, Annual Giving in 2012-2013; Chair, Grants in 2013-2014 and Chair, District Governor’s Installation and District Conference in 2011-2012. She was adjudged the Best Assistant Governor in 2010-2011. She served District 9140 as Governor 2015-2016 with the theme, Be A Gift to the World.

She served as a District Trainer for Districts 9140/9141, End Polio Now Zone Coordinator, Zone 20 Africa, 2017-20, Member BEL/MGI Committee 2017-18, Member Peace Centres Committee 2018-21.

She has received the Rotary International Four Avenues of Service Citation for Individual Rotarians and Rotary Foundation District Service Award among other several Club and District Service Awards. She has received the Rotary International Regional Award for a Polio free World as well as several Polio Awards from several Districts. She has been nominated for a Service Above Self Award. She attended the Presidential Conference in South Africa, Rotary Institutes in Jerusalem, Tanzania, Marrakech, Kenya Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt in addition to 19 Rotary International Conventions in different parts of the World. She has attended Rotary Coordinators Trainings in Kenya, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda as well as the Trainer’s Trainings in Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria.

She is a Co-ordinator, Rotary Global History Fellowship, (RGHF) Zone 20 Africa North. She received an Award in Lisbon, Portugal 2013 for valuable support in the preservation of Rotary History and also, The 1905 Society Award for Exemplary Leadership in Sydney, Australia in 2014. She has a Stone raised in her honour at the Paul Harris Memorial Walkway in Chicago, USA.

Born to Chief and Mrs. R.A. Emeanuru on the 3rd of December, 1968, she had her early education in Enugu and proceeded to University of Calabar where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1990, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management in 1993 from the University of Nigeria and Advanced Management from the Lagos Business School in 2012.

She is the Regional Director, (Eastern Operations) of Consolidated Hallmark Insurance PLC, overseeing Branches in South- East/ South- South states in Nigeria and also a Charter President  of AMP 24 and Alumnus of the Lagos Business School. She is an active member of Mater Misericordea Catholic Church and a Knight of St. John International (Laux), Member Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce & Industry Mines & Agriculture (PHACCIMA), Port Harcourt Club 1928, Fellow Nigerian Institute of Corporate Administration (NCIA), Fellow Institute of Management Consultants, Past President, Egbu Women Association, Port Harcourt amongst others. She has an award of Honour as “Ezinwanyi Aguegbe” by Umuofor Community in Egbu and Eziada Award by Eziachi Community both in Imo State. She created an NGO, REFEED, (in honour of her late father) which promotes education, micro credits and self development among the less privileged. 

Her Spouse Kingsley, a former Rotaractor is an Internet Service Provider with several years of experience.He is committed to Family values and Community Service.

Pearl is a 3rd Level Major Donor of The Rotary Foundation with her Spouse Kingsley, a Benefactor, a Paul Harris Fellow and a Charter member of the Paul Harris Society.

They are passionate about family, happily married (both KSJI). They are blessed with two beautiful children; Keleremchim and Imammachim, all Paul Harris Fellows.

 

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