Superstar Virgo Singapore hosts top Rotarians

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The Presidents-elect Training Seminar 2012 aboard the cruise liner Superstar Virgo was held in Singapore recently. The event, which took place in March brought together a number of noted Rotarians and resource persons under the banner ‘Peace through Service’, which is the theme for Rotary International this year.

Convened by the District Governor, the meeting of Club-president elects covered a number of topics including roles and responsibilities, working with the club and district members, administration, membership, service projects, PR, and goal setting among others.

The gala one-and-a-half day seminar aboard the award-winning vessel owned by Star Cruises also saw the participation of the spouses of Rotarians numbering 114 in total. Among the distinguished panel of speakers at the event were eminent tax consultant and past district governor N. R. Gajendran of Gajma and Co., as well as past president, Rotarian and MD of HNB Rajendra Theagarajah.

Dushan Soza – MD, WNS Global Services (Pvt) Ltd., and Nalin Jayasuriya – MD of MC-Quire Rens Consulting (Pvt) Ltd., also addressed the gathering.

District Governor Elect Dharshan John and District Secretary George Jesuthasan also graced the occasion.

A number of district officials including secretary and treasurer elect and a selection of assistant governors were also present. The confab also saw the election of club presidents for districts in Sri Lanka as well as the appointment of Rotarians to the positions of secretary and treasurer for the respective cities and districts for 2012.

RI District 3220 now consists of 58 clubs with a membership of 1,612 Rotarians, 1,500 Rotaractors and some 2,500 Interactors across Sri Lanka. Actively engaged in a series of community service projects RI District 3220 continue to focus on providing priority focus on water and sanitation, literacy and education, new generations, mother and child health care and peace and conflict resolution/prevention.

Successful projects include Tsunami rehabilitation work, restoration of irrigation systems and tanks for farming communities as well as micro lending to rural areas fostering entrepreneurship.  Since its establishment in 1929, Rotarians across the nation have contributed over US$ 2.4 million towards the Rotary Foundation and its stellar work in community upliftment and fostering active national and international interaction across all strata of society.