Posted on Jul 24, 2017
Message from RI President Ian Riseley

Dear fellow Rotarians,

As I stated in my previous message, funeral services details in Kampala for RI President-elect Sam Owori have been confirmed and can now be shared. Sam will be buried with state honors, as announced by the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni. Funeral services for Sam begin on Tuesday, 25 July, when he will be laid in state for a public viewing from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., immediately followed by a special parliament session in remembrance. On Wednesday, 26 July, there will be a eulogy service for all Rotarians to attend at Lugogo Indoor Stadium from 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Thursday, 27 July, the funeral service will begin at 9 a.m. at St. Paul Cathedral, Namirembre. RI Vice President Dean Rohrs will be attending as Rotary’s representative.

For those who are unable to attend, condolences may be addressed to Mrs. Norah Agnes Owori, c/o Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda (ICGU), Crusader House, Plot 3 Portal Avenue, Kampala, Uganda or via email to:

I hope that in this time of great sadness that we continue to remember and honor Sam for the kind, generous soul that he was.

Ian Riseley
Rotary International President, 2017-18