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Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast

as we welcome and honor

Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu

Former State Senator


West Lagos, Nigeria


Former Governor
of the

State of Lagos, Nigeria 


Past Lagos State Governor Tinubu is currently the national leader of the ruling party in Nigeria, All Progressive Congress (APC) and is said to be among Nigeria’s most successful politicians ever. Elected tot he State Government of  Lagos State as a State Senator in 1992, Then-Senator Tinubu found himself fighting for democracy and his constituency after the National Elections were annulled in June of 1993 amidst a military coup. Continuing the struggle for democracy in Nigeria from abroad after threats upon his life, Governor Tinubu returned to Nigeria in 1998 and was elected Governor for 2 terms of the state of Lagos, finishing his formal elected service in 2007. 

Lauded by many for improvements in infrastructure int he State of Lagos during his tenure, Governor Tinubu has developed the reputation as a champion for democracy within Nigeria and has also been an ardent supporter of international initiatives, such as the End Polio Now Campaign spearheaded by Rotary International. With Nigeria just having passed the 3-year mark of no new cases of the Wild Polio Virus, Governor Tinubu has been seen as one of the leaders within Nigeria to promote total Polio Eradication against some extremist sentiment in certain parts of the country.

No stranger to Chicago and to the South Side, Governor Tinubu completed his undergraduate studies in the late 70s at Chicago City Colleges (Richard J. Daley) and Chicago State University and also worked for a time for a few Chicago-based Fortune 500 companies before returning to Nigeria. We welcome Governor Tinubu "Home" by honoring him with an award from our Rotary Club for his outstanding service to the End Polio Now Campaign to eradicate Polio off of the face of the Earth. 

Thursday, December 5th, 2019
6:30 pm
Providence Bank & Trust
7801 S. State Street
Chicago, IL  60619


Click on the Club Logo below to Register:

or go to and click on Event Calendar and go
to December 5th, 2019 and click on SPECIAL GUEST
SPEAKER: Former Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria - Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu - 12/5/2019

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast!

We meet the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Thursdays of every month

Meeting Location:

Providence Bank & Trust - Community Room

7801 S. State Street

Chicago, IL 60619
6:15 PM

Let's Eradicate Polio and Drop To Zero!
Here's a new video on the current Polio Eradication Effort
spearheaded by Rotarians all over the world:



In Memorium of our fallen Club member.
Click the image below to download the entire Homegoing Service Program.

Click the logo below to download the Resolution Presented by
The Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast

In Memorial of
Our 2012-13 Club President,
Michael Phillips, M.D.

It is the family's request to honor  Dr. Michael Phillips' dedicated service to missions in Venezuela, Haiti, Nicaragua and Ghana. Please consider making a donation to the missions branch of Robb Thompson Ministries.

 Rotary Year 

District 6450

District Governor

debi Ross


District Governor

Area "A"

Steven Smutny

Rotary Club
Chicago Southeas


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e-mail to the Officer)

Osei David Andrews-Hutchinson

Masah SamForay

Nicole Smith

Mel Smith 

Masah SamForay

Membership Chair
George W. Brown, Jr.

Foundation Chair
Mel Smith

Community Service Chair
Phillip Chandler

International Service Chair
Kanayo Odeluga, M.D.

Club Administration Chair
Willard O. Williamson
Keith Cross

Immediate Past President
Stephen Caxton-Idowu