Sri Lankan to lead RI in 2015-16 year

K.R. Ravindran addresses RI.
K.R. Ravindran addresses RI in Sydney.

K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran, a member of the Rotary Club of Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka, has been elected the 2015-16 president of Rotary International.

Speaking to the RI Convention in Sydney, Australia this week, he told the audience he accepts “this lifetime opportunity with great humility.”

Ravindran acknowledges that Rotary is at a momentous period in its history.

“The great battle we waged against the insidious polio virus is slowly but surely drawing to its finite end, and we are continuing to reach out to thousands with our humanitarian services,” he said. “But, let us continue to be vigilant. Let us not lull ourselves into complacency for we kn,ow our membership lingers and languishes.”

He encouraged Rotary members to communicate better and take advantage of the resources available to make Rotary’s brand “shine brighter and louder, especially outside this organization.”


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