Ladies and Gentlemen, we do accept the honor to be your servant leaders at the Club and now look at each one of you to extend our gratitude to your eminency for bestowing your trust in us. But a single head achieves nothing, so we are counting on your support to achieve the growth and goals we promised and aspire. With grace of God and the cooperation of fellow members, we will devote our time to the obligations and the duties of our portfolios and as the adage goes “Do not pray for tasks equal to you powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks”.
We want to thank the outgoing MC for their energetic enthusiasm in running the affairs of the club. As we start our vision, we know we have a gathering of great and passionate minds and ours will be to focus towards prosperity. There is beauty in knowing that we are surrounded by those who care, those who are passionate, and it is this love of our members that unites us. May our voices be heard, may we remain influential, and may we remain relevant and needed to shed light and bring knowledge, so that issues will be brought to the center stage in our discussions.
We will disagree, sometimes fiercely, about how to get there. It’s not always a straight line. It’s not always a smooth path. By itself, the recognition that we have common hopes and dreams won’t end all the gridlock or solve all our problems or substitute for the painstaking work of building consensus and making the difficult compromises needed to move this Club forward. But that common bond is where we must begin and we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions.
We all reckon that our diverse heritage is strength, not a weakness. We are a club of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and non-believers, the youth and the elderly. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this country and beyond; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of ethnicity and segregation as a country, we need to emerge from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that members of Kakamega Sports Club will play their role in ushering in a new era, to GO WEST, GROW AND ENJOY.
And together with your help and God’s grace we will start our journey forward.
Thank you. God bless you.