By Richard Animam
The Ikoyi Club 1938 has unveiled plansÂ Â to make the 71st Anniversary of theÂ Â Lagos elite club memorable.
According to the Chairman, Organising Committee, Folorunso Omosa, at a press conference heralding a two-week long programme of events, it would be kicked off with sectional tournaments to hold from October 14-28, 2009.
â€œThis would afford all the sections of the club, eight in all to organize their tournaments so that members can have a feel of the anniversary even in the field of play, be it on the golf course or the tennis, badminton or squash courtsâ€. A member of the committee, Patrick Ukah informed that the golf section would hold its own anniversary tournament onÂ October 17th â€.
â€œWe expect all other sections to have held their own anniversary tournaments before October 28,â€ the LOC chairman added.
Winners in these tournaments, Omosa informed would be handsomely rewarded on the grand finale billed for Saturday, October 31, 2009. â€œIt has been our tradition to reward deserving people by giving them trophies and plaques and this would be done during Anniversary lunch/presentation of prizesâ€.
It would be the turn of the children on Saturday, the 24th of October with the Anniversary Children Party. Omosa elaborated, â€œBecause our young ones are our future, we have set aside this day to make them have a feel of the celebration. They would come in with their friends and celebrate in their own unique styleâ€
The unique event of the 71st anniversary celebration of Ikoyi Club 1938, is however the International Harmony Ball, fixed for Friday, 30th ofÂ October. According to the entertainment coordinator of the organizing committee, Princess Kujore, the theme of the event is â€˜Go back to the 50sâ€™.
She elaborated. â€œLike the theme, we want to go back to the 50s and display the cultural outfits of the 50s. And it would not be exclusive to Nigerian wears, but all nationals in the club.