Message from the Board of Directors
We the officers of Rotary Club of Colombo, Ceylon, do hereby certify that this list constitutes the charter membership list and agreements of the Rotary Club of Colombo, Ceylon. Signing this historic document inaugurating the club that evening in July, were president of the club, Colonel T.Y Wright, the undisputed head of the European Community in Ceylon, the Hony. Secretary, A.B.Woolsam and 3 other members.
Rotary at a Glance
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, problem-solvers represented in over 200 countries across the globe that unite and take action to create lasting change in their communities and beyond.
Who we are?
Our club is one out of 70 Rotary clubs in the Rotary International District 3220 (Sri Lanka & Maldives). The club which was chartered in 1929 as the first club in Ceylon (as it was then known) currently has an active membership of 108 leading businessman and professionals who are engaged in serving the community. The membership also consists of honorary members who are Ambassadors and High Commissioners representing different countries.
What we do?
Through the seven focus areas set by Rotary International namely: Water & Sanitation, Maternal & Child Health, Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution; Disease Prevention & Treatment; Basic Education & Literacy; Economic & Community Development and Supporting the Environment – we strive to recognize a need and work towards mobilising solutions to fulfil it.
How can you get involved?
The club is engaged in various humanitarian projects. If you wish to be involved in any of these projects you may get in touch with us to volunteer your time, expertise or your contribution in cash or kind.
Our club members are champions of hope with a strong passion to serving the community and building fellowship. The following permanent committees meet on a monthly basis to discuss projects and engage in fellowship.
We have helped tens of thousands of people over the years
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