The Rotaract Club of Colombo Mid Town was chartered on 15th of November 1980 by Rtr. PP Zaid Aboobucker as a community-based club and is the third oldest club and the oldest club in continuous service in the Rotaract District 3220 Sri Lanka & Maldives with a history of 41 years. Since its inception, the club has been able to maintain a steady course of action with regard to service throughout the Rotaract movement. Moreover, projects such as Hopper night, IR Bolah, Mid Town day, Light Up & Haritha Arana are long standing signature projects of the club.
Colombo Mid-Town produced the first DRR for the Rotaract District 3220 and has engaged in long fruitful years of community service. The club has also produced 4 District Governors, 2 District Rotaract Representatives and many more Rotaract District Steering Committee officials.
Rotaract Club of Colombo Mid Town is a very active club in the Rotaract movement and has won many awards for its projects. During the cyear 2019-20, the club won over 15 awards at the District Assembly including awards, for Most Outstanding Secretary, Most Outstanding President and Most Outstanding Club. During the year 2020-21, the club was able to initiate a couple of new signature projects for the club such as: BrighterBee 360, Apema Kenek, Pages & Beyond and Battle of the Bisons. These projects have contributed to the society and impacted the club in a great deal. Some notable milestones achieved during the year was the birth of the club’s YouTube channel, Rotaract TV and Tik Tok page. The Mid Town blog reached its 50,000 viewer base mark during the same year.
Currently the club consists of more than 100 active and diverse members; young professionals, entrepreneurs, corporates and students from various fields, who actively participate in uplifting the community and making a change. As one of the oldest clubs in the movement with 41 years of service, Rotaract Club of Colombo Mid Town takes youth with dreams and make them adults with a vision. As one of the most vibrant youth-led movements in the world, Rotaract is an unmatchable catalyst in promoting peace and harmony, coexistence and professional ethics.
Vision for the Year 2021-22
Over the last couple of years, The Rotaract Club of Colombo Mid Town has enhanced its reputation further as a leading club in the movement. This is visible in the increase in its membership as well as the quality of projects the club undertakes. Throughout its history, the club has been a pioneer in adapting to the situation and innovating new project ideas. Some of the signature projects of the club that have been consistently delivered every year include Hopper Night and Light up. In addition to these, over the last couple of years, the club has also initiated Haritha Arana (a 10-year project to support the environment) and BrighterBee (a project focused on addressing the Rotary Focus Area of Education).
This year, the vision is to continue the signature projects that highlight the Rotaract Club of Colombo Mid Town. However, in addition to serving the community, a key theme this year would be helping our members grow. The club has a strong member base and is well known for its fellowship and support provided to various clubs. While we continue that, having a strong line of leaders who could take the club forward over the next few years will be a key objective. Professional Development will therefore be a key area as the club works on identifying and developing its next set of leaders.
However, this does not take away the responsibility the club has towards its community, especially during such tough and testing times. In addition to the already long list of community serving projects the club undertakes every year, there will be a focus on helping and supporting the people and communities that have been affected by the pandemic. This support is the need of the hour and the club will ensure that it rises to the occasion!
President – Rtr. Ahmed Hibshy | firstname.lastname@example.org | +94 (71) 486 1141