CLUBS IN ZONE 17
Port Harcourt GRA
Port Harcourt South
ROTN. TEMPLE ONYEKWENA is the first son and third child born to Late Elder and Deaconess Augustine Onyekwena. After his secondary school education, which he did at Colliery Comprehensive Secondary school Ngwo in Enugu, He proceeded to Enugu State University of Science and Technology and graduated with Bsc in Marketing.
After working with Benue Cement Company Plc upto 1997, he left and formed his own companies which are MATEMP INVESTMENT LIMITED, in 1998 and later MATEMP SERVICES LIMITED in 2011 AND DJS PARTNERS LIMITED.
He is Managing Director and Chief Executive and doing business with Total E&P Nigeria Limited, Schlumberger, Nigerian National Petroleum Company limited,
Temple was virtually dragged into Rotary by a good friend of his and a fellow contractor with Total E&P Nigeria Limited. PAG Joe Asole and ever since he joined Rotary Club of Trans Amadi in 2002 he has not looked back.
Mantee as his fondly called by his club members has served in various capacity of the club and District. He has served thrice as the clubs Treasurer, Twice as Club Service Chair and Club Foundation Chair. He participated in DG Installation last 2015/2016 as the Sub-Committee Chair for Transport. He was also the Sub –Committee Chair for Transport during(WAPF) West African Project Fair. He has served as President of his club, Rotary club of Trans-Amadi in 2016/2017.
He has been sub-committee chair for Security/Logistic during Rotary foundation Seminars 2016, 2017 & 2018.
He has served as Chair for Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) 2018/2019, he made sure D9141 hosted a team of RFE from Rotary Club of Chicago South D6450 to D9141 and he handle all the itineraries and made sure they enjoyed their stay and had a memorable experience, where one of the team member proposed to his long time high school girl friend here in Garden city.
He is also sub-committee chair for DG’s installation for security and Logistics for 2019.
He led the District team of (RFE) Rotary Friendship Exchange Programme that represented the
D9140 in 2013 to D7125 New York. He was a member of the Rotary Friendship Exchange Group that travelled to Chicago in June 2017.He has attended RLI and has done his part III courses.
PP Temple Onyekwena is Assistant Governor for zone 17, 2019/2020.R.I D9141 comprising three clubs, Rotary club of PH GRA, Rotary club of PH South and Rotary club of Woji Town.
He is also Millennium Development Goal Ambassador. (MDG)
As a MDG Ambassador, one of his project to eradicate Polio and other related diseases in my town Ufuma in Orumba-North LGA in Anambra state,was selected for nomination of $60,000 Bill and Melinda Foundation Award in 2013. He has equally done such project in Woji community where he serves God as the Area Pastor of Divine Grace Parish as Cooperate Service Responsibility (CSR) where he had medical project to treat and take care of 300 persons on different diseases and giving out free mosquito nets to everyone that attended, this was sponsored by his company.
He is also a Chaplain and secretary of his sector.
Temple is a devout Christian and Area Pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God(Divine Grace Area) Parish Woji.
Temple is widely travelled and for the past years he has been attending Offshore Technology Conference in Houston Texas. (OTC). He has travelled to many countries which he does annually, as well as attended District Conferences ever since he joined Rotary and many Rotary WAPF as well as Institutes and International Conventions and just came back from Hamburg for this year’s International Convention no wonder he enjoy travelling, Preaching, listening to music, Exercise and browsing the internet as his hobbies.
He is also a PHF, Benefactor and a Major Donor to Rotary Foundation.
He is happily married to Deaconess Oby Onyekwena and they are blessed with 4 children, who are all PHF’s.