Rotary Club of Gbagada was chartered as a Club by Rotary International on 27th February 1984. The Charter presentation was held thereafter with pomp and pageantry at Federal Palace Hotel Victoria Island, Lagos on May 12, 1984. Prior to its charter, the Club, which was sponsored by Rotary Club of Ilupeju had met for several months from November 1983, as a provisional Club, at the residence of the Charter President, Rotn. Gabriel Adenuga Taiwo.
The meeting venue was eventually shifted to the Graz Hotel (now Sherlaton Hotel), Anthony village, Lagos.
It is worthy of mention that members of Rotary Club of Ilupeju were very helpful at the planning stage by giving the necessary Rotary information, recruitment drive and sharing fellowship with members of the fledging Club.
PDG Banjo Solaru, of blessed memory and Rotn. Sam Onabanjo, who were the President and Secretary respectively of the sponsoring Club, need to be singled out for their immense support.
Some members of the sponsoring Club transferred their membership to Gbagada while others attended the provisional Club meeting on regular basis.