Trinco Rotary Club appoints new President
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 July 2004, 00:14 GMT]
Mr.S.I.R.Croos, a Civil Engineer was appointed as the 26th President of the Trincomalee Rotary Club Saturday night at an event held in Hotel
Club Oceanic in Allesgarden Trincomalee. Mr.R. Renganathan, Deputy Chairman
of Seylan Bank was the chief guest and the Trincomalee District Government
Agent Mr. Gamini Rodrigo was the keynote speaker, according to sources who attended the event.
|Outgoing President Mr.R.Rajarammohan (R) hands over reigns to the new President Mr.Croos (L). Seen standing behind are L-R) Government Agent Mr.Gamini Rodrigo, Ms Croos, chief guest Mr.Renganathan and Ms Rajarammohan
Mr.Croos, native of Pesalai in Mannar district is the Director of Highway Research and Development, sources said.
Trincomalee Rotary Club has been selected one of the three best clubs in the island for the year 2003 for its humanitarian projects such as providing low cost
housing facilities to displaced families and pre-schools in resettled
The club also supplied books to students in schools in remote
areas to improve the literacy among the villagers, nutritional food to
pre-school children, clothing to poor families, medical camps in uncleared
areas and self-employment to women, sources said.
|New President Mr.Croos
"Members in most clubs of this type, use the meetings generally to further their own business interests. But Trincomalee Rotary
Club is an exception," the chief guest Mr. Renganathan said speaking at the
Mr. Renganathan announced that his bank would donate one hundred thousand rupees to the Trincomalee Rotary Club for its humanitarian projects. He suggested that this money could be used for setting up a chemotherapy unit in the Trincomalee general hospital enabling treatment
for cancer patients in their own district instead of travelling to
Maharagama cancer hospital in the Western Province several hundred miles
away from Trincomalee.
Mr. Gamini Rodrigo gave the keynote address.
Mr.Croos, new President said, "Let us not become complacent with our successes and satisfaction we Rotarians of Trincomalee have cherished through our services to society in the past quarter century but vow to continue with
much more vigor to help the people to enjoy better quality life."
Mr.S.Jeyashankar, new Secretary of the club for the ensuing year proposed vote of thanks.