5.45, 5.50, 5.55, 5.58…. Finally, it was 6.00 P.M. the moment everyone was waiting for. Orientation for the year 2020/21. Since everyone was at home for a long time and things were getting boring, we thought of conducting the orientation interestingly. So we made preparations to broadcast the orientation from a very scenic location, Thannapitiya estate bungalow in Ruwanwella.
We started the event at 6.00 P.M. and were astonished by the amount of crowd we had on the online platform. Our Member Relations director, Rtr.Madusha Jayaratne gave the introduction and our President, Rtr. Nipuna Rambukkanage introduced the executive committee and the board of directors. The directors briefed the audience about the projects which were organized under each avenue last year and also about the upcoming projects for the new Rotaract year. Although this was conducted online, we could see the enthusiasm of all the new members.
We were so glad to have our very own Guide Club Coordinator Rtr. Nipun Alwis join us online. His words to the new members were very motivating. While everything was running smoothly, a power cut occurred unfortunately. It was very disappointing because we had to cancel few of our entertainment items and activities which were planned beforehand. Nevertheless, we were able to conduct the orientation programme successfully with a lot of positive feedbacks from our members. We are pretty sure that the orientation 2020 will be a day to remember in the RACUOK history!
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