Reflecting on a Transformative Rotaract Year: A Journey of Leadership and Achievement

Reflecting on a Transformative Rotaract Year: A Journey of Leadership and Achievement

As the Rotaract year draws to a close, it’s a moment of reflection and celebration for the Rotaract Club of the Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo. Amidst the challenges and triumphs, this year has been particularly memorable for the club, especially for those who took on significant roles in its leadership. In my Rotaract journey, I served not only as a Sergeant-at-Arms but also took on the role of co-director of the Professional Development Avenue.

Joining the Rotaract Club in 2022 marked the beginning of a journey filled with opportunities for personal growth and contribution. Over the years, I actively participated in various projects, honing skills in photography, graphic design, team and project management, and fostering discipline among club members—a testament to dedication and versatility.

In the year 2023, I had to face the challenge of managing two important positions simultaneously—Sergeant-at-Arms and Co-Director of the Professional Development Avenue. This dual responsibility could have been daunting, but it became much easier because of the determination and unwavering support of fellow executives and directors, including my co-director Sandamini Bhagya.

Under my leadership as co-director of the Professional Development Avenue, several impactful projects were initiated and executed with finesse. “Into the Future” aimed to inspire and guide members towards career excellence, while “Writing Clinic” fostered literacy and communication skills among participants. “Prospecto’24” provided insights into future career prospects, and “Beyond the Labels” challenged societal stereotypes, reflecting the club’s commitment to community engagement and social progress.

Reflecting on the achievements of the year, I attribute much of the success to teamwork and collaboration. Each project achieved its goals and left a lasting impact on the community and its members. The experiences gained throughout the journey, from school days to university life, have been instrumental in shaping my leadership style and decision-making abilities.

As I looked back on this transformative year, there was a deep sense of gratitude towards everyone who contributed to the journey. The members of the Rotaract Club, fellow executives, mentors, and supporters have all played crucial roles in making this year a resounding success. Their encouragement and belief in the vision of the club have been invaluable.

Looking forward, I remain committed to the principles of Rotaract—service above self—and pledge to continue contributing to the community and inspiring positive change. The lessons learned and the friendships forged will undoubtedly serve as pillars of strength in my future endeavours.

In conclusion, my journey in the Rotaract Club of the Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, exemplifies the spirit of leadership, service, and dedication. It is a testament to the impact that individuals can make when driven by passion and supported by a strong community. As I continue to grow and evolve, the legacy of this year will continue to inspire and guide me.

– Rtr. Abheetha Kodikara

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