Omega Line Toastmasters inducts Executive Committee
The eighth installation ceremony to induct the Executive Committee of the Omega Line Toastmasters Club for 2017/2018 was held at Goldie Sands Hotel, Negombo recently.
The chief guest for this occasion was DTM, M.Y. Zainudeen, a past division Director and club mentor. The guest of honour was Toastmaster Padmajith Jinadasa. Toastmaster Upul Vithanage was inducted as the club’s President.
Omega Line Toastmasters Club is a brainchild of Omega Line Group Director Felix Fernando, who is also the Charter President of the club. This Toastmasters Club, which was chartered on August 2, 2009, with 23 members, has come a long way in Toastmastering with many achievements to its credit during these eight years. It currently holds a membership of 59.
The members of Omega Line Toastmasters have represented the club at Area, Division and District levels on many occasions at contests with outstanding performances. In 2010, TM Chethiya Subasinghe became the first runner-up at the Division’s Humorous Speech Contest. TM Jiveeka Madurasinghe was the second runner-up at Evaluations Contest in 2012 in the Division. In 2013, TM Dilshan Hewawasam was the winner of the Division’s Humorous Speech Contest. In 2014, he became the first runner-up at the Division’s Humorous Speech Contest.
In 2014 and 2015, TM Sudath Fernando was the winner at the Division’s International Speech Contest. In 2016, TM Clarisha Peirispulle became the second runner-up at the Division’s International Speech Contest and TM Chamikara Perera became the second runner-up at the Table Topics Contest.
The club has produced four Area Directors, DTM Chethiya Subasinghe, TM Saman Jayasinghe, TM Sudath Fernando and TM Kapila Mitraratne, who is the current Area Director of Division H 2. The immediate past Division Director too is from Omega Line TMC.
Omega Line Toastmasters achieved the Presidents Distinguished Club status in several years from the year of charter and it is a club that has a variety of events throughout the year that keeps the members engaged and enjoying while learning, which is also fun filled.
This year’s installation was a memorable ceremony which ended with a sumptuous dinner and live music where the members danced and enjoyed till late into the night.