Posted on Jul 18, 2017
RI President Ian Riseley conveyed the news that RI President-Elect Sam F. Owori died following a planned surgery. He asked Rotarians worldwide to keep the Owori family in their thoughts. Owori's hard work as a Rotarian and as a dedicated civil servant inspired millions.
There will be a service in Bedford, Texas and funeral in Uganda. Memorial contributions will be directed to the Sam F. Owori Memorial to Polio. This fund has been established to honor the president-elect's commitment to Rotary’s polio eradication efforts. Owori was a member of both the Africa Regional PolioPlus Committee and the International PolioPlus Committee. Rotarians can make online contributions to the fund here.
The 2017-18 nominating committee will select a new president-elect, in addition to the president-nominee, during its scheduled meeting in early August.