‘Dream big - Stand tall’


Seated from left – Nilu Dias, Probodini Senevirathne, Sarma Mahalingam, Nashitha Mohamed, DTM Ajantha Jayawardana, DTM Padmini Samarasinghe.

Standing from left – Shanika Gunasekera, Randika Amarasuriya, Minali Fernandopulle, Sanjaya Wijesekera, Gayendri Karunaratne & Harshana Kulathilake.)

CIMA Toastmasters Club Installation was held in grand style at the CIMA Sri Lanka Auditorium with many distinguished guests from the Toastmaster fraternity attending this solemn ceremony which ended with Refreshments and Dinner.

The 13th installation ceremony of the CIMA Toastmasters Club Executive Committee for 2018/2019 took place on June 28.

The Chief guest DTM Ajantha Jayawardana, District Director, District 82, in his address emphasized on the importance of performing one’s duties and committing one’s self when appointed as an office bearer within the toastmasters fraternity. He reminded every Toastmaster present whether from CIMA or from an outside club that they need to focus on the Core Values as practiced by Toastmasters International – keeping in mind the Acronym RISE – Respect –Integrity – Service – and Excellence.

The Guest of Honour TM Sarma Mahalingam, Club Growth Director, District 82, and Program Quality Director Elect 2018 / 2019 in his address, spoke of maintaining the quality standards of the club and invited the members of new clubs such as Lankem who were present at this installation to learn from experienced clubs such as CIMA Toastmasters Club - which has always led from the front and maintained quality educational programs as well as produced leaders from within.

The Executive Committee of CIMA Toastmasters Club for 2018 /19 are, President Nashitha Mohamed, Vice President Education - Shanika Gunasekera, Vice President-Membership Sanjaya Wijesekera, Vice President- Public Relations Minali Fernandopulle, Secretary Gayendri Karunaratne, Treasurer Harshana Kulathilake and Sergent-at-arms Randika Amarasuriya.

The incoming president Nashitha Mohamed addressing those present stated that she still remembers how she joined the club in 2014 and her reluctance to do the Ice breaker speech which she was eventually cajoled into making. She was happy to state that – then onwards Toastmasters gave her the courage to speak and bring out her communication skills and unleash the leadership potential - which she was unaware of.

She thanked and appreciated the hard work of the Outgoing President Nilu Dias and her Exco which had made CIMA TMC shine this year.

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