There is a lot of misconceptions about ‘Peoples Club of Nigeria’.
A lot of people think that it is a club for only the rich. Some have described it as a club of ostentatious people. It has even been characterised as a secret society. All the above could not be further from the truth. This is the Peoples club I know:
Peoples Club is an exclusive, elite social club of the most distinguished and eminent Nigerians who appreciate the finer things in life.
Membership gives one the opportunity to expand one’s social circle and network with like-minded people in a relaxed, entertaining environment.
PCNI Arlington is a very special branch of Peoples club. We are non-profit, non-political and non-partisan. Our Membership is open to anyone that meets our basic requirement. We have resolved to go back to the founding principles of People club of Nigeria. Our mission is to offer our membership comfortable environment where they will grow and prosper socially. Our affairs are devoid of politics, personal acrimony or animosity.
Our membership is made up of reputable, honorable people who have achieved success in their chosen fields and are unapologetic about celebrating their prosperity, in a congenial environment and in the spirit of unity, love & fraternity.
PCNI Arlington is not a club for the rich. There are lots of rich people that have been rejected for membership to PCNI-Arlington. It is however, a club for the successful. Membership has it’s obligations. And it will be fair to say that if you are poor, Peoples club would not make a good fit for you.
PCNI Arlington does not have Ostentatious members. Instead, we pride ourselves in the fact that we have a highly educated, highly successful and diverse membership that embody class and intergrity – the hallmark of Peoples club of Nigeria.
Contrary to some belief, Peoples Club is not a secret society. All our activities are open.
Brief History of Peoples Club
Peoples club was formed in 1971 in Aba (Abia state of Nigeria) by a small group of individuals led by Chief Titus I. Ume-Ezeoke of blessed memory. It was a period of hopelessness following the devastation of the Nigeria civil war which ended in 1970. It was formed with the spirit of uniting people of like-minds, for social interaction. It was timely and it was well received because of it’s founding principle of “be your brother’s Keeper” embodied in it’s motto: unity,love & Service
Since the initial formation,it has grown like wild fire. BY the year 2000, there was a branch of Peoples Club in every major city in Nigeria. Peoples club heaquarters is now in Onitsha, Anambra state of Nigeria.
Peoples club is often immitated but seldom duplicated. Since 1971, there have been a rash of other clubs, that were formed to compete with Peoples club, but non of them have been nearly as successful. This continual success and growth is credited to it’s membership for their love, loyalty and dedication to this elite organization.
Peoples Club international
Peoples club of Nigeria awarded the first international Branch to Houston, Texas in 1997. Since then other branches have followed: Washington, Galveston TX, Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, New York City, cherry hill NJ, London, Dallas, Toronto, Los Angeles, Miami, San francisco, Preston Juction NY, Chicago and now, Arlington TX.
Peoples Club Protocol
Perhaps more than anything else, it is what seperates Peoples Club from every other organization out there. It is what gives it, it’s distinct flavor and elevates it above all other organization of it’s kind.
Peoples Club’s code of conduct or protocol!
Everything in Peoples club follows a certain formality and etiquette. Peoples club membership is about respect for each other, recorgnition for each other and adherence to a strict code of social ethics and decorum. Peoples club is about class, elegance and nobility, in the pusuit of happiness. From the pageantry and ovation of simple entrance of members, to sitting arrangements, to the way they talk and when they talk, Peoples club members exude enthusiasm, orderliness and discipline. They have a superior sence of hierarchy, procedure and comportment. In Peoples club there is no hurry. It must be done right.
It is a matter of protocol!
Ogbueshi Steve E. Nezianya
Ogechika na Asaba
This 2nd of september 2007