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“Ifthar” is one of the often hear...
CAR WASHCAR WASH
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PD Drift
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Coming Up! Rotasia 2014 - Mysore
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Plan 1: 2014
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  1. 1. The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 1 Winners at the District Assembly Sharpen your Trivia knowledge -Win with NoLimit! Young Blood!IN THIS ISSUE Get To Know your District Council
  2. 2. 2 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 3 Contents Editorial Message from DRR Message from District Get to know your District Council DRR Abdul Wahid Jt IU Director Abdul Zanoon IPDRR Dilhan Jayatileke Jt PD Director Thilina De Silva Jt Comm Service Director Ruwini Kodippili Sports Club Director Taariq Amit Jt Comm ServiceDirector Nirmani Jayaweera In Focus: IPDRR Dilhan Jayatileke President / Rotaractor of the month July August Young Blood: University of Sri Jayawardenepura Colombo Kandy Uptown Achievers Projects Avenue- wise: Club service: Ifthar Carwash Scavenger hunt Paintball tournament Conquer Colombo! Comm Service Donate the gift of food Women’s Empowerment –through education World Suicide Prevention Day PD PETS and SETS Trivia Quiz Sports Club: Get fit, Get Healthy PD Drift IU Passion! Coming Up – RYLA Mysore Installations District Assembly 2012-13 From the Editor A new Rotaract year has dawned, and with it comes the promise and challenge of a lifetime of memories to be made. As we embark on many an Installation to signify the start of a new year, lets also celebrate the successes of the past year at the recently concluded Assembly It is my pleasure to attempt to encapsulate some of the noteworthy and impactful projects done this year, and it is without doubt that the next quarter will see many more to come as the Clubs move into action mode. Let’s strive to set the standard for clubs and other districts to aspire to, and make a difference while having a good time and making new friends all at the same time! No other movement can offer the same experience, so here’s to looking forward to a wonderful year ahead. Zainab Abbas District Editor Rotaract District 3220 – Sri Lanka and Maldives
  3. 3. 4 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 5 Full name: Abdul Wahid Sathar District Position: District Rotaract Representative Date of Birth: 27/09/1988 School: D. S. Senanayake College College: University of Colombo Areas of study: Bachelor of Arts Profession: Marketing Place of work: Hemas Hospital Thalawathugoda Hobbies/ Special Interests: Traveling Achievements /Accolades won: Role model: My Dad, Mohamed Ali Special / unique characteristics: Waaaay toooo tall for his age! Interesting facts about yourself : Love to cook and to learn languages What Rotaract means to you: Friends, Change, Possibilities, Experience Most memorable Rotaract project : World Downs’ Syndrome Day Celebration/ First Jaffna Visit / Rotasia Nepal Dear All, Welcome to the first edition of the quarterly bulletin of the RI District 3220 Sri Lanka & Maldives. I hope this will be a great way to keep in touch with the district, find out what everyone has been doing, what events are planned and most importantly to discover more about what Rotaract could mean to you. Let me take this opportunity to thank all the Past District Rotaract Representatives, Rotaractors, Rotarians and friends for giving me the opportunity to serve as the District Rotaract Representative of RI District 3220. I’m extremely honored and privileged in taking this high mantle of leadership in an organization which stands for integrity and high ethical standards in service and professionalism. We are now almost three months into the Rotaract year 2013 / 2014 and I’m already very impressed to see the enthusiasm of the youth in Sri Lanka to be part of Rotaract. During the first three months we have seen the emergence of quite a few new Rotaract clubs and most importantly a large number of interactors joining Rotaract which is indeed a positive sign for the movement going forward. I believe due credit needs to Full name: Abdul Thawwab Zarook Sanoon District Position: Joint District International Understanding Director Member Rotaract Club of Colombo Millennium City Date of Birth: 11/03/1989 School: Lyceum International School, Nugegoda Areas of study: Business Management & Intelligence Profession: Executive Corporate Relationships Place of work: Etisalat Lanka (Pvt) Ltd Hobbies/ Special Interests: “Breaking a leg” - Travelling - Chilling Achievements /Accolades won: Staying Alive Role model: I learn from Great personalities but consider myself my Role Model. Make the best of my mistakes. Special / unique characteristics: I wish I could have powers of a Super hero but the only special characteristic I wanna have is being myself. Interesting facts about yourself: I don’t bark, I don’t bite, and don’t hit on the girl next door. “Mind my own business” What Rotaract means to you: A Group of people putting their hearts together to work for something they Love. That’s the True Spirit of Rotaract. Memories to keep & hold for a lifetime. Most memorable Rotaract project : RYLA 2012/13 - “SMARTIES” Get to know your District CouncilMessage from the DRR 2013-14 be given to IPDRR Dilhan Jayathilake for taking Rotaract to the Interactors and for paving way for many to join this wonderful movement. Aftermanymonthsofcountless discussions and brainstorming sessionswithmanyRotaractors and Rotarians I was finally able to draw the theme for this year “One District, One Community”. The theme was highly influenced by the need for unison amongst Rotaractors and citizens of this country. I believe it is time that we recognize the responsibilities of our roles as youth leaders of this Island to build a better tomorrow for all of us. We need to realize that together united as one movement we can change the way the youth of this country think and act. This year my district team and I have taken a different role with regard to the operations as District officers under the guidance of District Governor Imran Hassen, Youth Service Chair Rtn. Crishantha Herath and District Rotaract Committee Chair Rtn. Marshard Barry. We have taken the responsibility to ensure that the clubs have all the support, information and resources to organize better service projects which shall in return create a positive impact in the society. We understand that the success of the district solely depends on the clubs growthanditseffectiveservice programmes. It is through the clubsprogrammesthatweasa district can ensure to promote the movement and spread the word of “Fellowship Through Service”. I hope you will agree that together we can achieve so much more and I look forward to meeting you all to see how the district committee and I can help you achieve this together. Do remember that “Rotaract is an opportunity to make meaningful change” so the more you engage the more youwillchangewithinyourself and others. So seize each and every second and make your lives full of meaning. Rtr. Abdul Wahid District Rotaract Representative 2013 / 14
  4. 4. 6 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 7 Full name : Alahakoon Mudalige Dilhan Sampath Jayatilleke District Position : Immediate Past District Rotaract Representative Date of Birth : 24th May School : Asoka Vidyalaya – Colombo 10 College : Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, Chartered Insurance Institiute – United Kingdom, Greenwich University – United Kingdom, Vinayaka Missions University – India, Preston University – United States of America Areas of study : Marketing Management, Insurance Profession : Marketing Management Place of work : Nekfa Australian (Pvt) Ltd. Hobbies : I have little or no time to be involved in a hobby. Whatever I do, I do it with interest which keeps me happy all the time. Achievements /Accolades won : Appreciation Award for Commitment and Service – 2012 / 2013 (Rotary District 3220 – Sri Lanka & Maldives), ‘Spirit of Service Award’ – 2010 / 2011 (Rotaract District 3220 – Sri Lanka), ‘Certificate of Recognition’ as Rotaract Club President – 2004 / 2005 & 2005 / 2006 (Rotaract District 3220 – Sri Lanka), Best Interact Club President – 2001 / 2002 (Interact District 3220 – Sri Lanka), Most Outstanding Participant in Interact Leadership Training Programme – 2000 / 2001 (Interact District 3220 – Sri Lanka), Award of Recognition for contribution towards Unity and Diversity for a Peaceful tomorrow – 1997 / 1998 (Interact District 3220 – Sri Lanka), Most Outstanding Student of the year – 2002 & 2003 (Asoka Vidyalaya – Colombo 10) Role model : No one in particular. I absorb aspects that are useful to me from great people that we have seen in Sri Lanka and in the world. Special / unique characteristics : It will be disadvantageous to me if I share those. Interesting facts about yourself : Interesting facts about myself to me will not be interesting to you. What Rotaract means to you : Trains a person to obtain Leadership and carries the person forward with hard core training on what Leadership really is. Most memorable Rotaract project : ‘Skills for Success’ – 2006 / 2007, ‘World Down Syndrome Day Celebration’ – 2012 / 2013, ‘IntRoEx’ – 2012 / 2013, ‘Hat-Trick’ – 2012 / 2013, ‘Friends in Action’ – 2012 / 2013, 21st Rotaract District Assembly – 2010 / 2011, 22nd Rotaract District Assembly – 2011 / 2012, 23rd Rotaract District Assembly – 2012 / 2013, 22nd Rotaract District Conference – 2011 / 2012 IPDRR. Rtr. PP. Dr. Dilhan S. Jayatilleke Thilina Niranga De Silva Position: Joint District Director - Professional Development Date of Birth : 6th Feb 1987 School : Mahanama College, Lyceum International School College: University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus. Areas of study: Electronic and Communication Engineering Profession : Telecommunication and Maintenance Engineer Place of Work : Micro Bytech International (Pvt) Ltd. Hobbies / special interests: I love tinkering and repairing electrical or electronic stuff. Stuff that got broken by my tinkering in the first place. Contrasting may it be, but I love reading novels and technical literature. Love to watch Test match cricket. Playing basketball and cricket with my friends is something I enjoy a lot. Travelling all around the world with my girl friend & gaming with my friends is also super fun. Achievements / Accolades won: • A Blue belter in Karate. • Won a silver and bronze medal at the Sri Lanka Itosu Kai Karate National Championships held in 2005. • School Colours for Karate in 2006. • Scholarship holder at Lyceum International & University. • Part of the winning cricket team in the University 8 –a-side Cricket Tournament for the years 2008 and 2009 • Represented School at the National Mathematical Olympiad Competition 2005 Role Model: No one person. Anyone I respect. Special / unique characteristics: Have found the secret of eternal youth Interesting facts about me: • Can knot a cherry stem with only my tongue under a minute. • a clean freak according to my friends • Thinks Marvel is better than DC • Randomly bursts into song What Rotaract means to you: It means fun & a chance to meet so many new people. You can do community service regardless of Rotaract. But being in Rotaract allows you to network and do more service. Most memorable Rotaract Project: Run For Their Lives. Our club does it every year but the inception in 2010 was the most memorable since it was the first time organizing such a massive project with only a handful of people.
  5. 5. 8 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 9 District Position: Assistant District Community Service Director Date of Birth: 24. 04. 1990 School: Musaeus College College : Sri Lanka College of Journalism Areas of study: International Relations, English, Sociology, Journalism Profession: Student (Currently an undergraduate of University of Colombo, Faculty of Arts) Place of work: Hobbies/ Special Interests: Reading (the usual hobby that everyone gets away with..lol), Watching movies, Listening to music, and I have a special interest in reading news. Achievements /Accolades won: I have been in the Primary, Junior and Senior Prefect Guild of Musaeus College, Best Student of the television category 2010 awarded by the SLCJ, Won awards during my school year for news reading, recitation, and from speech contests. Overall winner of the Light of Asia Contest 2007. Role model: Anyone who succeeds in life has a capacity to inspire me :) Special / unique characteristics (be creative): I love to sing, think that’s unique enough? :D Interesting facts about yourself: I can be super sensitive at times :P Haha, gotta work on that. What Rotaract means to you: I’ve always wanted to give back something to the community I comefrom.JoiningRotaractgavemethatstageandopportunity to give meaning to life. Most memorable Rotaract project: I always believed that the KDF project is a project that could be very memorable. Other than that “Sathkaro”- Give to educate organized by our university club was very memorable. Not to forget Friends in Action 2013 also became close to my heart. District Position: Director - Sports Club Date of Birth: 23 April 19?? :P School: S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia & Isipathana College, Colombo 5 (Don’t ask why the change :P) Areas of study: Human Resources (but haven’t been doing that in a while) Profession: Corporate Relations Executive and In charge of International Orders Place of work: Kapruka.com (Pvt) Ltd. Hobbies/ Special Interests: Playing all sorts of sports, anything to do with balls.... Dont strain your mind and go vulgar on me... :P Achievements /Accolades won: Basketball Inter School Division “B” Runners Up, School House Captain, won an opportunity to represent Sri Lanka in Rugby Sevens along with my Company Team & to play against my Idol the Legendary Rugby Sevens Star Waisale Serevi. Role model: Waisale Serevi, Richie MacCaw, Micheal Jordan and Kobe Bryant Special / unique characteristics : Well if I tell you my uniqueness I will be giving myself too many pats on my back but I am just a simple person & apparently have a smile on my face even if the world around me is collapsing (someone special told me this :) Interesting facts about yourself : Better for you guys to get in touch with me to find out.... :P What Rotaract means to you: Helping others while helping yourself..!! Most memorable Rotaract project : Wow, there are so many... But Just a few come to mind, The district trip to Hikkaduwa and Nuwara Eliya & Home Sweet Home. Ruwini Wageesha Kodippili Taariq Jehan Amit
  6. 6. 10 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 11 RC of Uni Of Colombo – Faculty of Arts District Position: Assistant Director of Community Service Date of Birth: 20th of September 1990 School: Musaeus College College( ) University of Colombo Areas of study: English, International Relations and Sociology Profession: Undergraduate Place of work: Hobbies/ Special Interests: I love travelling and adventure, Taking risks and to try out new things in life. I love to watch movies, especially animated ones :D Achievements /Accolades won: Most Outstanding Rotaractor of the year 2012/2013 - Merit Role model: Christiane Amanpour Special / unique characteristics : I live in an imaginary world most of the time. I can get along with anybody easily coz I quickly can adapt myself to different people and different settings. Interesting facts about yourself : I observe people very carefully when I am in a bus or walking on the road and come to my own conclusions. It’s fun to observe actions of people without that person knowing that someone is watching him/her. I love to cook different food items (The things we don’t eat regularly) and serve my family members the food I cook and I’m extremely happy when I get a positive feedback. The thing is I do not get a proper time to cook properly. What Rotaract means to you: Rotaract gives me the opportunity to free my soul and mind from my daily routine and to make myself occupy in something that I love to do. Most memorable Rotaract project : “Sathkaro - Give to Educate (Community service project done by RC of University of Colombo, Faculty of Arts) and World Down’s Syndrome Day Celebrations - 2012 and 2013 (KDF project) Evolution has thus far brought out the best in all species. It naturally suppresses the weaker kind and expresses the best. We come across introverts, extroverts, nerds, geeks and all sorts of human morphs. But they also possess an inner leader in them : an inner spirit that could change the world. Versatility should be nurtured through experience for oneself to conquer the world. The society we live in is ever-changing and it only encourages the survival of the fittest. The following individual, too, is a seeker for a change : a volunteer who served the community for a cause : a pioneer who set new goals for the betterment of the youth : a Rotaractor : a friend to everyone alike and a proud son of Mother Lanka. Dilhan Sampath Jayatilleke, the Immediate Past District Rotaract Representative (IPDRR) of the well-known Rotaract movement is not a stranger to this family. Having his roots in the youth service since 1997, Rtr. Dilhan had always looked for a change. Spending nine full years as a District Committee member out of the sixteen years he has spent with Rotary family, he was fortunate enough to reach the helm of Interact and Rotaract as District Interact Representative (2003/2004) and District Rotaract Representative (2012/2013). Vision was put into reality, by serving his year under the theme “ Let’s Unite to Make Dreams Real”. Initiating new ventures, he installed the Rotaract spirit in every Rotaractor. The most prestigious milestone of the Rotaract year 2012/2013 was the extension of Rotary District 3220 as Sri Lanka and Maldives. Taking Rotaract to a new platform, Rtr. Dilhan succeeded in reviving five clubs and introducing eight newbies to District 3220, thus initiating a “First-time-in-the-history-of-Rotaract” list. Therefore, the family broadened with clubs emerging from Point Pedro to Dondra. As a multiethnic nation, he foresaw the urge to communicate better with the Rotaractors and encourage a better understanding of its purpose. In turn he launched the trilingual versions of the Pledge of Allegiance, Rotaract Invocation, Four Way Test and Goals of Rotaract. With mere dedication and guidance, he was able to see many projects popping out at their best, to the extent of them being honored on a Rotary platform. Also, adding to the First-time-in-the-history-of-Rotaract list was the ‘Pre-Rotaract District Assembly Awards Ceremony’ , where many awards in selected categories were given away and was the final platform opened for the Rotaract year 2012/2013 prior to the Rotaract District Assembly. Communication is the most viable and effective method of maintaining bonds within and across borders. Since social media is the reigning force behind this mass communication, he also initiated the District Mailing group to amalgamate the entire Rotaract Community under one communication channel. Being a Revival club president of the Rotaract Club of Colombo Fort and the Charter club president of the Rotaract Club of Battaramulla, DRR Dilhan was a role model to many. Thus he was admired and honored at the Rotary Assembly for his mere Commitment and Spirit of Service towards his second family. Above all these formalities, Rtr. Dilhan is also a fun-loving character who would be seen cracking a joke or lending a hand to a friend most of the time. Success must bestow humility, but rarely do we see leaders possessing a humility trait. One such rare leader is DRR Dilhan who never raised demands being the numero uno. Therefore, he was able to win the hearts of the thousands of Rotaractors and motivated his followers to work with a “differences in cultures and creeds should not matter” attitude, as mentioned in the Rotaract Invocation. Thus, he succeeded in setting a new track to his successors and walk away as an exceptional role model who would be remembered and honored as a mentor and a pioneer in the movement. In his message he states,” Rotaract is a platform which nurtures leaders. But, it is not the ground under any circumstances to be in a rat race with the sole intention of obtaining power and authority. All of us must keep in mind that Rotaract is a voluntary organization. Volunteers do not expect anything in return…. All what we need to have is commitment and dedication while utilizing our skills.” By Kamanthi Wickramasinghe IN Focus : IPDRR Dilhan Jayatilleke Jayatilleke : Raising the barsPiyotrina Nirmani Jayaweera
  7. 7. 12 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 13 Member name: Savith Sooriyarachchi Date joined: 31st July 2013 Club name: Rotaract Club of University of Sri Jayewardenepura Profession/ Area of Studies: 1. Undergraduate of Bsc. Management at University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2. Final year student of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) of the University of London International Programmes. 3. Management level student of CIMA Workplace/ Institute of Studies: University of Sri Jayawardenepura Unique characteristics / strengths of the member: Has strong leadership skills, don’t have to bug him to get work done. Chaired a project as soon as he joined. Any project they have chaired/ made a difference: Co chaired the Club Service project Know Your Club which is the first phase of the major Project in the Club Service Avenue called Apollo 11. Apollo 11 project hopes to bring club members together and create consistency and unity as a Club. He also got selected as a Team Leader making him a part of the First Level Board of the Club. Member name: Thenuka Perera Date joined: 13 November 2013 Member name: Kavinda Senewiratne Date joined: October 2012 Club name: Rotaract Club of Colombo Profession/ Area of Studies: Second year for a degree in Economics and Finance by LSE Workplace/ Institute of Studies: Royal Institute Unique characteristics / strengths of the member: Continous progress, keeness, dedication Any project they have chaired/ made a difference: Donate the Gift of Food, Prithipura Young Blood! It’s the young blood in the movement that keeps it going and this time, we feature the newest members who have made their mark and are sure to do big things in the years to come. Club name: Rotaract Club of Kandy Profession/ Area of Studies: EDEXCEL - London / Hospitality Management Workplace/ Institute of Studies: Gateway College, Kandy Unique characteristics / strengths of the member: Strong, Cooperative Dynamic Character Any project they have chaired/ made a difference: Christmas Gift Box President of the Month Rotaractor of the Month August July Rtr Imalsha Udawatte of RC of SLIIT Rtr. Shibly of RC of Colombo North Rtr. Heshan Wickramathilake of RC of Kandy Rtr. Asela of RC of University of Sri Jayawardenapura
  8. 8. 14 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 15 Name: Janith Praboth Fernando Age: 21 Hometown: Ja ela Club: Rotaract Club of Colombo Uptown (Joined in July of 2013 ) Nicknames: J4 /BannaPonnana/ Janna/ Ni**er Education: • Schooled at Gateway College Colombo • Currently a Student at the Sri Lanka Law College. • Holds a Diploma in Law and a Bachelors in law from the University of London Sports & other activities: • Active in both Basketball and athletics at school and University level • Games captain at Gateway College • Basketball captain at Gateway College • Selected to play at District level for Colombo North • School Prefect at Gateway College About Janith : Janith Fernando is an extremely fun loving and hard working individual .Do not let his dramatic tendencies and goofy nature fool you because underneath all those fake sensitivity tantrums and “Judgmental “ moments Janith is actually a very passionate person , he is passionate about his school Gateway College Colombo where he enjoyed a very successful Basketball career and even managed to lead is team to several high profile victories and capture some tournament gold, Janith has even held the honor of being his teams’ top scorer on many an occasion and in recognition of his hard work and dedication to the game he was awarded the prestigious positions of school games captain ,Prefect and Basketball Captain. Janith is also passionate about his Business “J4 Custom Wear “ which is his entrepreneurial endeavor in to the apparel industry,Janith being the Sole Proprietor of the business makes Rtr.Sachith Rajakaruna who is 20 years of age is a proud product of Royal College, Colombo. His passion to serve the community brought him to the Rotaract Club of Achievers Lanka Business School on the 23rd of May, 2013 and ever since, his performance and support to the club has been incredible. Rtr.Sachith is currently an Operational level student of CIMA at Achievers and he wishes to attend a local University in the time to come under the stream of Engineering or Information Technology. He is an individual on whom the entire club can rely upon in hard times and whenever his support is needed he will be there and he will offer any help in order to keep projects and events on track. When considering the projects we, as a club, have completed so far it is hard to recall an activity that he wasn’t a part of. From planning to execution he’s taken part and done his best. One of the best events that highlighted his performance was the installation ceremony 2013. Even though he was not pinned a badge and though he wasn’t inducted as a club official, his interest and commitment to make the event successful was remarkable. From offering his place for decorations to hunting for sponsorships he played a major role. Rtr.Sachith has a unique ability of taking things easy and not stressing up but makes sure the entitled task is done as planned. He’s also an active prefect of Royal College projecting the leadership qualities he possesses and the ability to work as a team. His attendance in club meetings and events are recorded as 100% and his willingness to attend other clubs’ events is well proven over the last couple of months through attending as many installations as possible. We, the rotaract club of Achievers Lanka Business School, are proud to have such a committed and a passionate individual serving the community representing our club. sue that each and every unit of t-shirt or sports attire that comes out of his workshop is handled with care and made to the highest standards, it is this Passion that has made Janith the busy man he is today due to the constant inflow of orders. Janith isayoung playful friendly guyalwayslaughing and always smiling but on top of that all he is one of the most Generous individuals you will ever meet,that along with the passion he has for everything he does has made his the perfect addition to our little Rotaract Family and we as a club look forward to seeing many great things from him in his future here in the Rotaract Movement. Rotaract Club of Achievers Lanka Business School. Rtr.Sachith Rajakaruna - Rotaract Club of Achievers Lanka Business SchoolJanith Praboth Fernando
  9. 9. 16 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 17 -Organizers- “Ifthar” is one of the often heard terms during the holy month of Ramadan, during which, according to the teachings of Islam, God first revealed his word in the Holy Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammed. It is the Holy month during which the Muslims fast during the day and break fast for the fourth prayer of the day. We see so many organizations and well known corporate owners coming together during this month to end their day’s fast together with The total participation exceeding 200 was an immense success for the organizing clubs as this was a good opportunity for not only fellowship, the essence of Rotaract, but also for a good understanding of the Islamic cultural values during the Holy month of Ramadan. The ifthar program started off as a mere conversation between a few friends belonging to a various Rotaract Clubs and it was then that they wondered why not join hands with a few other clubs as well in making this event a well remembered one. What started off as a mere conversation ended in grand style on the 3rd of August 2013 at Rotaractor AmjathYoosuf’sresidenceinKalubowila, Dehiwala. The program started off with a sermon on the values of the Holy month delivered by none other than our very own Rotaractor Arqam Azhar, president of Rotaract Club of Colombo Millenium City and continued with the breaking of fast for the Maghrib Adhan or Call to prayer. Prayers were conducted for the Magrib prayer and then began the hustle and bustle for dinner in typical Muslim style. With the participation of almost all the Clubs in the District 3220, the Ifthar wasn’t just a get together of the Muslim members but also one which the majority participants were those belonging to the other races coming together to experience a Muslim cultural event proving once again the Rotaract theme for the year 2013/2014 “One district, One Community”. It was an evening filled with religion and culture mixed with fellowship and lots and lots of fun together with a little bit ofcommunityserviceinprovidingdinner for two orphanages because after all the month of Ramadan is the month of giving and what could be a better ending to such a day than seeing little kids also enjoying an awesome dinner together with us. Projects Avenue - wise: Get the District Calendar on your smartphone by clicking the link below and adding it to your Calendars! Being notified was never easier! Club Service Ifthar : Rotaract concludes another ifthar program for the second consecutive year in grand style https://goo.gl/hmsib4 a touch of friendship and fellowship. Rotaract an upcoming Youth movement has once again revealed its potential by organizing such a cultural event. An initiative of the Rotaract Clubs of Colombo Mid-Town and Colombo Millennium City in the year 2012, this event was held for the second consecutive year, this time with the combined efforts of not 2 but 6 Rotaract clubs of the Rotary International District 3220. Rotaract Clubs of Colombo North, Colombo Fort, Colombo West and Spectrum Institute of Science and Technology together with the clubs who initiated the project Rotaract Clubs of Colombo Mid-Town and Colombo Millennium City concluded their ifthar program on the 3rd of August 2013 with the participation of not only Rotaractors but also Rotarians and Interactors.
  10. 10. CAR WASHCAR WASH Carwash for Charity 2013 “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” Mother Teresa Scavenger Hunt! Hosted by: Rotaract Club of University of Colombo, Faculty of Management and Finance Date: 11th August 2013 Venue: BRC Grounds The Carwash for Charity which was organized to raise funds to help the “Orphanage for Differently Abled in Nugegoda” as part of the Community Services projects of the Rotaract Club of University of Colombo, Faculty of Management and Finance, was held on the 11th of August from 8 am onwards in front of the BRC grounds. This was the first real project of the 2nd year students of this club and nerves were running high. There was a lot of initial work to be done in terms of getting permission from the authorities which was a cumbersome task and also in finding water and other relevant commodities. Venue was already a hotspot in the area of carwashes and there was no difficulty in attracting a crowd as it was well known. Everyone pooled in and the work was distributed among the members. All prep work was done on time without fail. Tickets were pre- sold and many posters were put out informing the public to create a buzz. The company “Laugfs” agreeing to provide a free car inspection to all the vehicles who came to the carwash was an added blessing. Hosted by: Rotaract Club of College of Chemical Sciences Date: 20th August 2013 Venue: On the 20th of August 2013,the Rotaractors from the Rotaract Club of College of Chemical Sciences (RC of CCS) hosted a scavenger hunt. The event was chaired by IPP Rtr. Gautham Kumar and Rtr. Ruwin Yapa. Around 25 Rotaractors from different clubs took part in the hunt. Despite the bad weather we were having over the past week the “weather gods” were on our side on the 11th morning and we were already to go. We were alarmed at first as it seemed that no one wanted their vehicles washed! Then the vehicles started turning in and at one point we were unable to accommodate all the vehicles that were lining up. Vehicles were also flagged down by the hosts, in addition to those people who lined up near the stall. The hosts managed to wash over 40 vehicles which was more than which was expected. Everyone worked in unison and it was a great success. Due to the contributions made which was well above the ticket price and also due to the donations made by external This was to be a Scavenger Hunt like none other! Each crew was handed a checklist of the tasks to be completed; while most of the participants were aware some tasks would test their bravado, they may have never expected to find themselves singing songs on Public buses or even performing the ‘Harlem Shake’ for a full minute in front of an unsuspecting crowd. After three long and arduous hours of scouring the area and completing the set tasks we were met with the sight of weary and worn out Rotaractors, clearly after a battle. Soon it was deemed that only one club was going to hum the tune of parties we were well above the targeted fund amount by mid-day. These random acts of kindness, by people passing by were indeed awe inspiring. Any act of compassion no matter how small never goes to waste and we are indeed grateful to all those who supported this worthy cause. It is said that the harder you work the luckier you get, and all the prior effort we put in paid dividends in the end. All in all it was a fun filled day and also a successful one at that. Steps are already being taken to channel these funds to the Orphanage in order to make their lives a bit better and a bit more bearable. victory and it was announced by a loud victory chant ringing out from the camp of the Fortaracts, Rotaract Club of Fort, as they walked away with their spoils which included cash prizes. The contestants articulated that this was a great opportunity that came their way to get to know their fellow members on a whole new level.
  11. 11. SHOOT’ EM UP Paint Ball Warfare! “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal” The Rotaract Club of Battaramulla organized another Club Service project going in line with the tradition introducing new Club Service events for the District 3220. This was the first club service project under the year of the Rotaract Board of President, Rtr. MadhaviWanigasekara.Theprojectwas held at Shalika Grounds, Narahenpita on the 7th of September 2013 commenced at 9:00 am, and concluded a successful day of fellowship and fun, with the chilly weather providing a dramatic atmosphere. The event was attended by about 150 people present with organizers, friends and supporters joining in. The tournament saw healthy participation from 20 teams comprising five in each team. The event was structured on a league basis where each team participated in 2 rounds. The final game of the day was team Heart Breakers - Life Takers vs. Team Doomed. Team Heart Breakers - Life Takers emerged the champions of the day, taking home the prizewinners trophy. Thus ended a day filled with fun and laughter for everyone present.
  12. 12. Coming Up! CONQUER COLOMBO “Conquer Colombo – Have you got what it takes?” is a mix of a race, a treasure hunt and a series of physical challenges. It is set to be held on Sunday the 6th of October 2013 commencing from 09.00 a.m. It’s nothing like you’ve ever witnessed before and would be a definite benchmark for years to follow. All the teams would be presented with a set of clues, which you need to solve in order to find a place or a venue you need to visit. And you would either be required to take a picture as proof of visit or complete a particular activity if specifically mentioned, to advance past that point. • Find yourself in historic places that you didn’t even know of and partake in activities not within your comfort zone! And what’s more? • Points would be allotted to teams based on timing and also efficiency of the completion and the team with maximum points at the end of all the challenges would be crowned winners of the event. And to raise the stakes we have amazing prizes lined up for the winners. All you need is a team of 4 with the grit to persevere and a mind to conquer. * Catch us on Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsXw-EapsQc&feature=player_detailpage * And for further details, find us on facebook : https://www.facebook.com/events/593117040727061/ Is it fun? Most definitely. Is it easy? You’re on the wrong page if you’re expecting it to be! Be guided by strangers, Find your way across streets, resolve the clues and learn a bit of Colombo’s glorious history. Think smart, act fast, persevere and ultimately conquer! Register now. The City of Colombo awaits. Aaqeel - 077 1660550 Lahiru - 077 1691375 Nipunee - 077 1531672 Yasasi - 071 8727896 The event would include a wide range of activities to be carried out all across Colombo. All the teams would be presented with a set of clues, which they need to solve in order to find a place or a venue they need to visit. They would either be required to take a picture as proof of visit or complete a particular activity if specifically mentioned, to advance past that point. Points would be allotted to teams based on timing and also efficiency of the completion and the team with maximum points at the end of all the challenges would be crowned winners of the event. The highlight of the project is that it spans all across Colombo, thereby not limiting the audience to the mere crowd that would fit in one auditorium. The activities are set to be carried in places frequented by pedestrians thus attracting plenty of interest among the general public as well. All profits made from the project would be utilized to fund our club’s annual community service project ‘Christmas smiles III’. It is our main community service project where we spend a day in the month of Christmas, with the less fortunate children and bring about a smile on their face, to truly celebrate the spirit that comes with the season. We would donate several gifts and also contribute financially to try helping the less fortunate kids in any way that we can. We are also hoping to collect donations from the participants and the audience in aid of this cause. By the Rotaract Club of Achievers Lanka Business School ‘City of Kolomthota, In all its’ grandeurTo its’ beauty you’ll surrender Majestic streets you would wander Its’ mysteries you’ll try decipher To be the one that would conquerConquer Colombo - Have you got what it takes???’
  13. 13. The Rotaract Club of Colombo would like to thank you for your support and donations towards the project Donate the Gift of Food. The project took place on Sunday(28th of July) and it turned out to be a huge success in terms of providing the displaced families enough dry rations and satisfaction. Shown below are some of the photos that were taken on the project: A total of 66 boxes of dry rations were purchased with your donations, which were handed over to members of the displaced families in Puttalam Rotaract District 3220 Sri Lanka & Maldives has taken up a new challenge For the first time in history the Rotaract District wishes to commence an educational scholarship program for young women.Along side the main scholarship idea we will be hosting several workshops on the topic of education for these young women as well. A big thank you to the Rotaract Clubs of Midtown, Millennium City and Cinnamon Gardens for volunteering to host this District Project. Clubs are encouraged to express their thoughts, concerns and any ideas they might have to improve this project. The scale of this project truly depends on the number of clubs that are willing to take up this challenge but with enough support we can truly make a difference .If your club is willing to contribute and work towards this project’s success please feel free to contact any of the community service directors. Malik 0773702677 Ruwini 0772745922 Nirmani 0718734350 Rotary Club of Cinnamon Gardens invited all Rotaractors to participate in this awareness campaign as a start for their program on improving mental health. The event was organized in association with CCC Line, and included a workshop for youth to educate them on Suicide prevention. Thislightingofcandleswasanawarenesscampaignheldonthe10thofSeptemberatIndependence square at 7.30pm to 8.15pm. to improve the visibility and awareness among the general public of this worthy cause. Community service: Women's Empowerment through Education World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September
  14. 14. 26 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 27 Sitting in one of the meetings of the incoming District Committee under incoming DRR Abdul, you could see the new ideas and concepts swimming around. PETS & SETS was where we would make our mark and show the leaders of Rotaract in District 3220 our intention for the year. Stepping out of the box of tradition, I think the District Committee of 2013 – 14 with a not-afraid-to-fail attitude did a superb job in introducing a more practical program giving the participants a taste of what to expect in their tenure thus perfectly complimenting the organizing clubs theme for the event, “Believe in Rotaract”. Be prepared for a refreshingly new and exciting Rotaract year ahead. The Rotaract Clubs of Colombo Uptown, Negombo & IIT were given the responsibility of hosting this year’s PETS & SETS. We designed a new and innovative (some could say ambitious) program for this year with the aim of providing the elects with real world experience and application skills. It was a 2 day overnight residential program in Wijaya Holiday Resort in Kiriella on the 4th & 5th of May. District Governor Elect was the chief guest at the opening ceremony where else the Key note speaker was PDG Thariq Thulba. DRRC Elect and Youth Services Chairperson Elect also graced this occasion. This year PETS & SETS was attended by 90 Rotaractors. The elects and representatives were grouped into 8 teams. The event consisted of group training on project preparation; team building sports activities as well as Rotaract constitution related activities. PDG Nalin also joineed us on both mornings to explain to us the roles in Rotaract, the constitution, bylaws and the handbook. Every team was awarded marks on their successes and marks were deducted lack of punctuality. At the end of the second day we had an awards ceremony where we chose the best group with the highest overall team score. It was an end to a an eventful weekend and we hoped the elects got something positive out of this program. PETS N SETS 2013
  15. 15. A healthy mind in a healthy body Get fit and hearty and contact your team representative if you wish to join any of the below Sports Clubs. In addition to the below regular sessions, the swimming club is to commence and all interested Rotaractors please contact Riyaj Fasik on 0777406846 to register yourself Sports Club : Football Sessions : Weekends - Sunday Time : 7am - 9am Venue : Cooray Park / Colombo Uni grounds Contact Person : Wishanth Bala - 0771737718 Resource Person / Coach : No coach at the moment, Initial stages of getting the group together and having consistent sessions Sports Club : Basketball Sessions : Weekends - Sunday Time : 8am - 10am Venue : Amal International Court / Otters Contact Person : Rtr. Abdul Qadir - 0779446676 Resource Person / Coach : All members are qualified to coach the team but sessions led by Captain of the team. Sports Club : Cricket Sessions : Practice sessions Time : 6.30 – 7.30pm every Friday Venue : CCC indoor nets colombo -7 Contact Person : Riyaj Fasik - 0777406846 Resource Person / Coach : Shihan Jainudeen Rotaract Falcons Basketball team The District Basketball team took part in a the following Basketball matches this quarter: The first game was a friendly match against Singer Sri Lanka on the 16th September at 6pm at the MCA grounds Basketball court This was followed by a 5-a-side tournament on the 19th September in Kirulapona, in which 2 Rotaract Teams participated. The “Falcons” were represented at the “Peace Cup 2013” organised to raise funds for the “Building Hope” Children’s Resource Centre. The Tournament was held at the newly built basketball courts located at No. 85 Nagaswatta, Kirulapone. Seen are some of the players in action Sports ClubSports Club Trivia Quiz: Sharpen your skills Answer and Win a Gift Voucher worth Rs. 5000/- from No Limit ! Send in your answers to zainab@rotaractsrilanka.org indicating your name, Rotaract Club, email address,and mobile number 1. What number do you get if you add together the number of blackbirds baked in a pie, the number of blind mice and the number of fiddlers in ‘Old King Cole’? 2. What is the oldest and only remaining member of the original “Seven Wonders of the World”? 3. In which sport do you drag, spin, tie, reel and sometimes snag a line? 4. What is a Baker’s dozen? 5. Who was Alexander the Great’s famous tutor?
  16. 16. 30 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 31 PD Drift Installation Protocol Guide Tis the season of Installations, and the District PD Team set out to create and circulate an informative INSTALLATION PROTOCOL GUIDE to ensure a smooth and professional event. The importance of following protocol at official events was stressed and Presidents were asked to pass on the importance of it to the respective installation project chair and ensure that they follow it to the letter. TheDistrictAwardscommitteehasbeenkeenlyfollowingtheprotocols and conduct followed by the organizing clubs and will continue to do so for the installations to come. Clubs are also strongly encouraged to contact the District Director in charge of your club as he/she would have a world of advice and experience to share with you regarding proper installation procedure. Feel free to contact IPP Thilina or IPP Nilangika for any clarifications. Rotaract Formal Meeting Guide The dynamic PD Directors also released the Rotaract Formal Meeting Guide, which gives guidelines to holding formal club meetings, joint meetings and DCMs. As we are encouraging clubs to hold at least one formal meeting a month, this is beneficial to the many who may be unaware of procedure and help standardize the protocol of meetings in all clubs. Professionalism personified - Timeliness Rotaract has this stigma of not being on time. No one but you can rectify this. If you announce a starting time please stick to it. Do not announce a time and then plan to start later thinking people will not come on time. Take the initiative and become a club known for being punctual in events, then the attendees will be on time and the best place to start is your installation. Get together and discuss with your team on all things that could delay and come up with back up plans. A well prepared unit tends to be more punctual than a disorganized one. The number of projects you do or the magnitude of the projects you do is more appreciated if you are on time. So whatever you do this year, let’s be punctual and show to everyone that we, as Rotaractors, are as professional as we claim to be. Passion! By the RC of Cinnamon Gardens Passion 2013 The Rotaract Club of Cinnamon Gardens is proud to present ‘Passion’ - an annual Art exhibition. It is a unique opportunity for those who are determined and daring to pursue their passion relentlessly despite convention and hardships. The key objective of the exhibition is to promote art amongst the youth and educate the public about Sri Lankan modern art. TheRotaractClubofCinnamon Gardens is proud to host and support such a benevolent cause, as we believe it is our personal and civic duty to encourage talented young artists whose names will someday be embedded in history. We welcome any kind of mediums and forms of Art including sculpture, installations etc. Forfurtherinformationplease check our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ groups/rccgpassion/ OR contact us on passion.rccg@ gmail.com
  17. 17. 32 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 33 Coming Up! Rotasia 2014 - Mysore Rotaractors worldwide aregearingupforRotasia 2014, to be held in the scenic heritage city of Mysore. Please contact Rotaractor Sathiyendra T. on 0772223472 or email sathi.rotaract@ gmail.com to find out more and to register. An exciting itinerary has been planned for the visit, so register early! Registration will only be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Those interested in joining need to send in your Name, Email Address and Contact Details Before the 27th of September. Kindly deposit the Rotasia registration fee to the bank account which will be given to you in the coming days 4,750 INR X 2.25 LKR = Rs. 10,687.5
  18. 18. 34 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 35 Plan 1: 2014 29th Jan Flight from Colombo to Bangalore > leaving to Mysore night stay 30th Jan Mysore Rotasia Dinner Offered 31st Jan Mysore Rotasia 3 meals offered 01st Feb Mysore Rotasia 3 meals offered 02nd Feb Mysore Rotasia – leaving to Ooty, (night stay at Ooty) Breakfast & lunch 03rd Feb Ooty night breakfast offered 04th Feb Bangalore night stay (We will be celebrating our independence day In India ) breakfast offered 05th Feb Leaving to Chennai late night flight to Colombo breakfast offered 06th Feb Arrival Colombo early morning • This package will cost LKR 60,000 + 4,750 INR (Rotasia and one extra night stay in Mysore) • All the Accommodations are given at 3star hotels - Star Airbus– internal transport including airport pick up and drop in India. • This package includes your airfare for Bangalore landing and Chennai return (Sri Lankan Airlines) Plan 1: 2014 28th Jan Departing from Colombo to Bangalore / night stay In Bangalore 29th Jan sightseeing in Bangalore / Leaving to Mysore Night stay in Mysore Breakfast offered 30th Jan Mysore Rotasia Dinner Offered 31st Jan Mysore Rotasia 3 meals offered 01st Feb Mysore Rotasia 3 meals offered 02nd Feb Mysore Rotasia – leaving to Ooty, (night stay at Ooty) breakfast & Lunch 03rd Feb Ooty night breakfast offered 04th Feb Departing from Ooty to Chennai (We will be celebrating our Independence day In India) breakfast offered 05th Feb Leaving to Colombo early morning Home sweet home • This package will cost LKR 56,000 + 4,750 INR for Rotasia and Mysore one extra night • All the Accommodations are given at 3star hotels - Star Airbus– internal transport including airport pick up and drop in India. • This package includes your Air fare for Bangalore landing and Chennai return INSTALLATIONS The first quarter has been filled with celebration and felicitation at numerous beautiful and well-conducted Installation ceremonies. Rotaractors all over Sri Lanka welcomed a new Board, with promises of new memories to be made. The calendar for the year saw the below Installation ceremonies take place, and we take a look at a few of them in the pages that follow. July 6th RC of Wellawatte at Russian Cultural Center 7th RC Colombo North 13th 1st DCM 20th Spectrum at Colombo City Hotels 26th RC College of Chemical Sciences 28th RC Panadura August 2nd RC ANC 4th RC Achievers 10th RC Colombo 11th RC Colombo Fort 16th -18th Hill Country Visit [Nuwara Eliya, Beacon Hill, Badulla Installations] 23rd RC of IIT 24th RC of Battaramulla 25th RC Colombo Uptown 30th RC of Sri Jayawardenapura 31st RC of Colombo Millenium City September 1st RC of Moratuwa 5th RC OF IIHE 6th RC of Cinnamon Gardens 8th RC of Pamunugama 11th RC of University of Colombo, Faculty of Management and Finance 14th Kandy visit – RC of Matale 15th RC of Kandy 18th RC SLIIT 20th RC Faculty of Law University of Colombo 21st RC Colombo West 22nd RC Faculty of Science University of Colombo 23rd RCColombo Midtown 24th RC Colombo Mid City 27th RC Centennial United 28th Ibbagamuwa 29th RC University of Kelaniya October - Coming Up 4th RC Colombo Downtown 5th Trinco visit – RC of Trincomalee 12th RC Negombo 13th RC University of Kelaniya 18th North Visit - 19th RC of Jaffna Midtown RC of Jaffna 20th RC of Killinocchi RC of Mullaitivu
  19. 19. 36 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 37 It was a perfect dusk for the Rotaract Club of Spectrum Institute of Science and Technology to inaugurate the 5th Installation of the newly appointed board for the year 2013/14. The installation ceremony, held at Colombo City Hotel on July 20, Saturday, began its proceedings with the appointment of Rtr. Promila Jayarajh as the Club President from the Immediate Past President Rtr. Saranya Selvaraj to set off a successful rotaract year at the presence of the Chief Guest, Rtn.PHF.Mohomed Taking the responsibilities as the new president, Rtr.Promila Jayarajh was excited to be in the center of attention with all her friends and rotaract colleagues congratulated on her appointment and wished success throughout the year. The theme “Together Towards Tomorrow” was revealed for the year 2013/2014 by the new president acknowledging that “In order to move forwards as a young professional, we need to maintain good communication and relationships with all members within the club and all 5th Installation Ceremony of The Rotaract Club of Spectrum Institute of Science & Technology The board for the year 2013/2014 Cassim Farook, President of the Parent Club, The Rotary Club of Colombo Mid Town along with Guest of honor, District Rotaract Committee Chairman, Rtn.PP.Marshad Barry, The District Rotaract Representative Rtr.PP.Abdul Wahid, Immediate Rotaract District Representative Rtr.PP.Dilhan Jayathillake, District Rotaract Representative Elect Rtr.PP. Hazeem Osman, District committeeMembers,Rotaractors representing 28 Rotaract clubs. Charter President, Rtr. Vinothan Balakrishnan laid the foundation to originate the Rotaract club of Spectrum Institute of Science and Technology in April 2009. As one of the Out Standing Clubs in the district, past presidents, Rtr. Sikander Shabeer, Rtr.Krishan Balaji, Rtr.Gayathri Fernando and Rtr.Saranya Selvaraj kept its profound legacy for the past four years continuously. the other rotaractors. Teamwork and developing a holistic approach will further improve service through fellowship. Rememberingtomakeourbadge of Rotaract worthwhile, and we have not lived in vain.” Rotaract Club of Spectrum Institute of Science and Technology is one of the best interactive clubs in the District 3220 who received many awards at the 23rd Rotaract District Assembly which clearly indicate the caliber of work put up during the Rotary year 2012/13. With the conclusion of the 5th Installation Ceremony the Rotaract Club of Spectrum Institute of Science and Technology successfully completed yet again another millstone and left a thought for all to think, “There are two ways of spreading light — to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” So it’s the time to be the candle and light the darkness of service which is highly needed. By Rtr.Promila Jayarajh
  20. 20. 38 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 39 22nd Installation Ceremony of Rotaract Club of Colombo North Rotaract Club of Colombo North Charted on the 02nd of March 1992 has successfully completed its 22nd Annual Installation Ceremony on Sunday the 07th of July 2013, seeking for another promising year ahead under the leadership of Rtr. Mohamed Haseen Shibly taking over the Club as the President under his theme “Make a Change, Local to Global”, concerned to do Projects internationally since other clubs from Maldives too have joined hands with our District this year onwards. The club meets every Wednesdays of the second and fourth Week of every Month at Royal College Skills Center for meetings. Personalities interested in joining hands with us to serve the Community are always welcome. Service beyond borders to the Community: We as Rotaractors serve the Community in four different avenues. Community Service, Professional Development, Club service, and International Understanding based. Like the Rotarians we youngsters too mainly focus on Community Service projects. These involve helping and providing essential needs for under privileged kids, elderly people in elderly homes, Schools for the Deaf & Blind, and aiding other community service organizations. The club also carries out Professional Development Projects such as helping students from preschool to high school level and to any person or organization including professionals in various roles. International Understanding bonding between overseas Rotaract Clubs and blending with their Cultures and traditions are the next level of the Rotaract culture. The existence of Rotaract is to serve the community. In order to do so, the club has to find a way to finance its projects through the help of its members. Therefore the club carries out various activities such as trips and day outs for member motivations and plus as a remuneration, active members are awarded with awards, certificates and member recognition badges. Figures 1 & 2: Collaring the newly elected President & Appointment. Figures 3 & 4: Appointing the Board members for the year 2013/14
  21. 21. 40 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 41 24th Installation Ceremony of the Rotaract Club of Colombo Fort : Vision into Reality Camaraderie is a soothing sight to one’s eyes. Swarms of bees heading for honey, flocks of birds hunting for their diets are results of natural camaraderie. It is always pleasant to see a group, carrying an essence of fellowship to spread their wings as one. Be it a drama crew, a band or a basketball team, although victory is common to all, it takes a huge amount of effort to achieve it. Rotaract is one big family, composed of the budding youth, oozing with talents. FORTARACT is yet another mini-family that has elaborated camaraderie in its broadest terms. Marking its 24th year of existence in the Rotaract movement, the Rotaract Club of Colombo Fort, stepped onto yet another expedition, to envision their dreams to serve justice to the cause. Revived in 2007/2008, by its first individual to take office as the District Rotaract Representative 2012/2013, Rtr. PP Dr. Dilhan Sampath Jayatilleke, the club has experienced a rapid growth over the past 6 years. It was the much awaited event on the FORTARACT calendar and of course the most special day for the Incoming FORTARACTORS. Held on the 11th of August, at the Hotel School Auditorium, the 24th Installation Ceremony of the FORTARACTORS was an event of high caliber with many prominent personalities present to grace the occasion. The chief guest for the event was IPDG Rtn. PHF Dharshan John, the Guest of Honor/ Keynote Speaker for the evening Honorable MP Rtn. PHF Dr. Harsha De Silva and added to the list was President of the Rotary Club of Colombo Fort 2013/2014 Rtn. Vibhu Wickramasinghe, IPP Rotary Club of Colombo Fort 2012/2013 and Youth Service Directress 2013/2014 Rtn. Chami De Silva, DRCC 2013/2014 Rtn. Marshad Barry and Youth Services Chairman 2013/2014 Rtn PP Crishantha Herath. The event was also made more colorful by the presence of Past DRRs namely Rtn. Muttiah Prabakaran, Rtn. Sanjeewa Fernando , DRR 2013/2014 Rtr. PP Abdul Wahid, IPDRR Rtr. PP Dr. Dilhan S. Jayatilleke, DRRE 2013/2014 Rtr. PP Hazeem Osman and many other distinguished individuals. The outgoing president for the evening Rtr. Kushil Thilakasiri was looked up to as a man with an exceptional administration strategy. His ‘never-say-no’ attitude encouraged him to not only chair 54 projects but win more than 50 awards at the Rotaract District Assembly. Handing in duties to the Incoming President Rtr. Thaha Adamjee is a personality who needs no introduction. Having been a prominent individual with a history that dates back to his Interact days at Zahira College, everyone has hopes without doubt that he will do wonders and keep the FORTARACT flag hoisted at all events. With Julius Michelle taking stage to break the ice, he took the audience on a toe-tapping beat -box ride and added more glamor to the event. It was the foreseen vision of the past presidents of this club that brought it to where it stands today. With mere dedication the FORTARACTORS battled their way through storms and rejoiced the happy moments equally with the same spirit. Thus they saw the positive outcomes of such fellowship and camaraderie. The feeling of mutual trust and friendship keeps one secure in the eyes of their fellow comrades and there’s a hype to serve more for the movement. The Proud president pledged that he would serve justice and be responsible in taking the club standards to greater heights. The FORTARACTORS in turn, wish him all the success for yet another memorable journey together. “ We equals Power” – Lorii Myers Rtr. Kamanthi Wickramasinghe Rotaract Club of Colombo Fort
  22. 22. 42 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 43 10th Installation ceremony of Rotaract Club of Colombo Uptown Stated by the District Rotaract Representative Past President Abdul Wahid himself, “There is never a dull moment at an Uptown installation”. The Rotaract Club of Colombo Uptown celebrated its 10th installation ceremony on the 25th of August 2012 inducting Rtr. Abdul Qadir as the President of the year 2013/2014. At an installation full of laughs, emphatic speeches and embarrassing videos, Rtr. President Abdul Qadir appointed an energetic and highly enthusiastic board awaiting the memories and trials the new Rotaract year promises to bring. Revivedin2010,RCCUboastsadiversememberbasewhoseprofessions range from that of lawyers and accountants to mathematicians and engineers. RCCU has hosted and continues a host several projects every year that include fund raisers and donations to the needy, painting of and teaching at orphanages, basketball tournaments and of course its annual landmark project Run For Their Lives. Colombo Uptown being recognized for its dedication towards the Rotaract Movement was awarded 21 awards at the Rotaract District Assembly held in June. For this new Rotaract year, Colombo Uptown promises to bring new, iconic events and memories we hope will last a lifetime. As always, Colombo Uptown will strive to ensure there is never a dull moment at anything the club is involved in. The deco, the food, the speakers, the entertainment, the funds, the planning, the thinking, the blue! The Installation! It was one of many anticipated events, where every fleeting breath was out with concern about A-Z to beyond, of the event. It needed to be perfect. It was finally here. From the moment we were back from decorations, we stationed ourselves backstage whispering to each other to make sure all was good. Gail Devers, a retired three time Olympic champion very rightly said -“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” Which is exactly what we as a team strived to accomplish through this event. To set a benchmark and a kick start for a stunning year ahead. ‘Believe. Achieve. Inspire.’ the theme for this year could not be more suited. The installation was not only for the induction of the new president and his board of directors, but a rostrum for the theme for this year to grace the audience. There were many aspects of the installation that transformed the event from yet another social gathering and induction, to a platform for ideas, objectives and plans and purposes to take shape as we embark on a quest, an exciting venture. The installation was held on Sunday, the 4th of August, nestled at the Royal College Union Skills Center at 4.00 p.m. The place was shimmering in Gradiose blue with the ladies too adding to the colour in blues sarees and the men in Blue ties. Our chief guest was Rtn. PHF Mohamed Cassim Farook, the President of the Rotary Club of Colombo Mid-town. It was indeed a pleasure to have him grace the occasion with his presence. The guest of honour for the evening was Rtn. PP. Marshad Barry, the District Rotaract Commitee Chairman. Also, present at the event, our immediate past president Rtr. Aliasger Shabbir needs no introduction as his work preceded him. A record winning of 13 awards at the 23rd Rotaract District Assembly and due to the impeccable standard at which he handed over the club for this year with greater potential and greater expectations as his time as president rose and turned a new leaf in the life of our club. He called the installation to order and the rest of the programme fell into place and ran as smooth as clock work, from the welcome speech to the vote of thanks. We were all given the privilege to be a part of TNL onstage winner 2009, Sam’s stellar performance. There was amazing food served, many commended the brownies as the highlight of the event. Arrangements were made to break fast for Muslims and ‘Maghrib’ Prayers were conducted headed by Rtr. Shahid Hussain afterwards. We made sure we gave the best and most deserving farewell to the immediate past president who was truly an inspiration to all. He was given heartfelt memorabilia, a true and sincere token of appreciation and love which was an emotional moment. Every member becomes family and it was a bitter sweet moment to let go but, we all understand it’s inevitable, but we’re glad that it was all done in style! Theodore Roosevelt said, “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” And I’m proud to say, that at that moment, at the installation, yes, we were definitely half way there. The remainder of the destination to come is a ride we await! Installation Ceremony of RC of Achievers Lanka Business School
  23. 23. 44 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 45 44th Installation CeremonyThe Rotaract Club of Colombo Recognising and Celebrating Service at the 23rd Rotaract District Assembly - “Love Not Hate” August 10th 2013 marked the installation of a new Board and a new president for the Rotaract Club of Colombo. In yet another display of talent and elegance, the first and oldest Rotaract Club in the movement installed Shanaka Indrajith as the 44th president of the Club. The fun-filled evening celebrated the wonderful year completed by IPP Hussain Akbarally in the past year under the theme of “Just Do Good’, and the achievement of completing 70 projects which earned over 26 awards at the 23rd Rotaract District Assembly. The chief guest for the event, CEO of Anything.lk Mr. Reeza Zarook had the crowd in rapt attention as he presented his thoughts on leadership and what it takes to succeed. The evening’s entertainment saw club member Talya Fernando display her talents on the flute as she performed Moon River for the audience. This was followed by an enthralling performance by Jazz performer Gyles Dharmaratne, ably supported by beatboxer Julius in keeping with the theme of Jazz for the event. Unveiling the year’s theme of ‘Unity through service’, the funfiilled evening had a surprised audience winning gift vouchers from The T lounge and Trekurious, and a trivia quiz winner taking home a holiday voucher for a luxurious night’s stay. The 23rd Rotaract District Assembly was held on the 29th of June 2013 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute under the patronage and participation of a host of distinguished guests and over 350 Rotaractors representing 50 Rotaract Clubs from all corners of the island. The event marks the conclusion of one Rotaract year and the commencement of a new year and a new Board for the Rotaract Fraternity. This year’s event was organised by the Rotaract Clubs of Cinnamon Gardens, University of Colombo – Faculty of Arts and Colombo Midtown. The programme consisted of the installation of the Rotaract District Committee for the Rotaract year 2013/2014 under the District Rotaract Representative Elect Rtr. Past President Abdul Wahid Sathar. The central attraction of the event was the Awards Ceremony conducted under the patronage of District Rotaract Representative for 2012/2013 Rtr. Past President Dilhan Jayathilake. All Rotaract Clubs and Rotaractors were recognised and honoured for their accomplishments, dedication and exemplary service projects during the past Rotaract year. Members of University and Community-based Rotaract Clubs, sponsoring Rotary Clubs and other key dignitaries in the Rotary and Rotaract movement including the District Governor Elect for 2013/2014, Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian Past President Imran Hassen and Immediate Past District Governor Rotarian Past President Gehan Siribadanna graced the occasion. Dr. Dayan Jayatilleke, former Sri Lankan Permanent Representative to the United Nations was the Keynote speaker at the first session. It is commendable that the organising committee of the Assembly branded the event with the campaign “I Pledge to Love not Hate” and adopted the theme “Love not Hate”. The campaign aims to spearhead an initiative to highlight the importance of reconciliation and commitment to lasting peace in Sri Lanka. L-R Dr. Dayan Jayatilleke, PDGR Gehan Siribadanna, IDRR Dilhan Jayathilake, Project Chairperson Riyaj Fasik, DRR Abdul Wahid Sathar Hazeem and Nadisha (RC Colombo Fort) with New Generations Chairperson Janaki, DRCC Numan, DRR Dilhan and DRRE Abdul Rotaract District Board 2013-14 with Dignitaries of the Rotary Family and District Governor Elect for 2013/2014, Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian Past President Imran Hassen Some of the winners of the day: EPITOME OF Rotaract Hazeem and Nadisha (RC Colombo Fort)
  24. 24. 46 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 47 Best Presidents Rotaract Paragon Awards Ravindra Tammitta – RC of Kandy Kushil Thilakasiri - Col Fort. Kushil Thilakasiri - Col Fort. Anuja Herath - Kuliyapitiya. Thilini Alahakoon - Cinnamon Gardens. Shanaka Weliwita - Colombo. Nilangika Fernando – RC of UOCFMF Zaharan Zainulabdeen - Col Mid Town (Riyaj Fassi receiving the award as Zainulabdeen was absent). Bimal Ranatunge - Pamunugama. Anuja Herath - Kuliyapitiya.
  25. 25. 48 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 49 Most Outstanding secretary of the year Most outstanding Rotaractor of the Year Promila Jeyarajh - Spectrum Insitute of Science and Technology Harini Indiketiya - UOC FMF (Nilangika Fernando receiving the award as Harini Indiketiya was absent) Gayani Wickramasinghe - Col Fort Rangitha Kuruppu - Colombo Fort Binthi Adikari - Kuliyapitiya Shazan Nawzer - Col Fort. Kailash Sithambaram - Colombo. Kaushali Yapa - Achievers Lanka Business School. Indeewarie Ariyawansa - Col North Azmin Azeez - Spectrum Insitute of Science and Technology
  26. 26. 50 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition The Colloquium 1st Edition |Page | 51 Best Project – Avenuewise The following Clubs were honored for their commitment and excellence in carrying out landmark projects in the respective avenues of Service, and making a difference where it matters. Best Club Service - Citation - Hat Trick by Interact Club of Zahira College Colombo. Best Club Service - Recognition - Collaborated Avenue Service Teams 4 by UOM. Best Club Service Citation - Hat Trick by Colombo Fort. Best Club Service Project - Merit - SLAM by all University of Colombo Clubs. Best Comm Service - Citation (Joint) Charity Bus by Colombo. Best Comm Service - Citation (Joint) Colombo for Colombo by UOC, Faculty of Science. Best Community Service - Merit (Joint) 12-12-12 by Colombo North. Best Community Service - Merit (Joint) The Echo by Colombo Down Town. Best Community Service - Recognition - Saving Lives by Pamunugama. Best IU Project - Citation - ETP by Colombo. Best IU Project - Merit - Feast of Colors by Spectrum Insitute of Science and Technology. Best IU Project - Recognition - We Connect by UOM. Best PD Project - Citation - Future Challenge 2012 by UOC, Faculty of Science. Best PD Project - Merit - Passion by Cinnamon Gardens. Best PD Project - Recognition - Intellectual Task Force by UOM. Shown below are the citation award winners receiving their trophies. Best PD Project - Citation - Future Challenge 2012 by UOC, Faculty of Science Best IU Project - Citation - ETP by Colombo. Best Comm Service - Citation (Joint) Colombo for Colombo by UOC, Faculty of Science Best Project - (Overall) RFTL 2012 by Colombo Uptown. Best Project - (Overall) Hat-Trick by Colombo Fort. Best Comm Service - Citation (Joint) Charity Bus by Colombo Best Club Service Citation - Hat Tricke by Colombo Fort Best Club Service - Citation - Hat Tricke by Interact Club of Zahira College Colombo
  27. 27. 52 |Page | The Colloquium 1st Edition L s t w o r d t morrow Together o w a r d s M ke a Change, Local to Global Vision into eality B e i e v e. n s p i r e. A c h e v e ervice Un ty thr ug ove N t H a t e

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