The Rotaract Club of University of Sri Jayewardenepura shimmers at the 32nd Rotaract District Training Assembly.

Jul 31, 2022 | District Initiatives | 0 comments

Marking another milestone in its 11th year of service Rotaract Club of University of Sri Jayewardenepura was able to leave a sparkling impression at the 32nd Rotaract District Training Assembly by securing numerous awards and receiving recognition for the outstanding service rendered to the community.

Being one of the largest clubs in the Rotaract in Rotary International District 3220, the club was able to create a platform for all aspiring young individuals to serve their community while showcasing their exceptional leadership and skills. It was evident at this year’s District Training Assembly that the undergraduates at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura not only excel in their studies but also in diversified areas.

The Rotaract District Assembly which is held annually is a platform for all Rotaractors to gather in one place and mark the beginning of another impactful year, where a new District Rotaract Representative will take the wheel to guide the Rotaract clubs of Rotaract in RID 3220. On this day, the clubs are evaluated based on their performance and are given awards and recognized for their performance during the year.

Under the theme, “Serve to change lives“, the 32nd Rotaract District Training Assembly was commenced. After a series of colourful events and presenting the Secretary’s Report for the RI Year 2021-22 by the Rotaract District Secretary, Rtr. PP Thisura Ramanayake; District Rotaract Representative  Rtn. Rtr. PP Akhila Wijetunga signed out by delivering the most awaited speech in the evening and handed over the baton to the new District Rotaract Representative Rtn. Rtr. PP Ahamed Hussain. He elaborated on the theme for his year, Learn, Serve and Strive and emphasized the importance of equal treatment and opportunities for everyone within the society.

District Steering Committee for the RI Year 2022-23

Indeed, the day added much joy and colour to the Rotaract Club of University of Sri Jayewardenepura, as the club’s very own Past President Rtn. Rtr. Vidushith Jayasundara was appointed as the Treasurer of the Rotaract in Rotary International District 3220 for the RI Year 2022-23. Further, Rtr. PP Praneeth Madusanka, former Vice President of the club, was appointed as the Joint Director of Public Relations for the RI Year 2022-23.

Altogether, the club received six awards, five recognitions and eight nominations.

It is with great pride and humility the club announces the recognitions and awards received at the 32nd Rotaract District Training Assembly.

The club received the Rotaract District Citation for the RI Year 2021-22 under the gold category. Also, the club was recognized for hosting District projects, the 31st Rotaract District Assembly and Hey Day. Rtr. Rukshini Gomis, the Secretary of RACUSJ was recognized as the “Secretary of the Month (June)” while Rtr. Bhagya Ranasinghe, Sergeant-At-Arms, was recognised as the “Spirit of Service”. Additionally, “Media Unit Recognitions” were presented to Rtr. Kithmini Nirasha and Rtr. Sewmini Bandaranayaka.

The club was able to receive the following awards, proving how effective teamwork can bring dreams to reality.

  • Gold AwardMost Outstanding External Partnership-based Initiative: Youth Entrepreneurship Summit’22
  • Bronze AwardMost Outstanding Overall Public Image Effort
  • Bronze Award Most Outstanding Public Image Initiative (For Institute Based Clubs): Someone’s Daughter Volume 4
  • Bronze AwardMost Outstanding E-sports Initiative: Respawn 2.0
  • Bronze AwardMost Innovative International Service Initiative: Heal the World
  • Bronze AwardMost Outstanding Initiative in line with the Rotary Focus Area Peace Building and Conflict Prevention: Rise Up Sri Lanka 2.0

In addition, the club was nominated for the following awards.

  • Most Outstanding Club Blog
  • Most Outstanding Initiative to Stop the spread: Peramaga 2.0
  • Most Outstanding International Service Initiative: Health A Plenty
  • Most Outstanding Professional Development Initiative- Training and Skills Development: Be Professionally Equipped 4.0
  • Most Outstanding Professional Development Initiative- Career Guidance: Scholastic Coach
  • Most Outstanding Club Service initiative- Membership Expansion (For Institute-Based Clubs): I am A Rotaractor
  • Most Outstanding Initiative in line with the Rotary Focus Area Maternal and Child Health: Diviyta diviyak
  • Most Outstanding Initiative in line with the Rotary Focus Area Marginalized Communities: For Them To Blossom 4.0

These achievements would not have become possible if not for the massive support and guidance rendered by the university administration, the members of the District Steering Committee, sponsoring Rotary Club, the members of the Rotaract Club of University of Sri Jayewardenepura and all the individuals who were continuously there with us in every step we took.

As a youth-led volunteer movement, the Rotaract Club of University of Sri Jayewardenepura strives forward with great aspirations to embark on a journey in creating a safe and better world for everyone to live in by taking actions to sustain life on earth through unity

Written by: Rtr. Malithi Fernando

Graphic Design by: Rtr. Supun Tharaka

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