Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Prepare for PETS & SETS: 28-30 March, 2008

RI stipulates that all Presidents Elect shall attend the Presidents Elect Training Seminar (PETS). The main purpose of PETS is to develop Club Presidents who have the necessary skills, knowledge, and motivation to create or maintain an effective Club as defined by the RI Board. RI recommends that expenses be paid by the Clubs/ District (As it stands, RI Dist. 3220 does not collect/ allocate District Funds towards PETS) . The PETS & Secretary's Elect Training Seminar (SETS) will be from 28 March 3.00p.m. - 30 March 3.00p.m. at Chaaya Village (now upgraded to the 5* Cinnamon Lodge), Habarana organised by: Rotary Clubs of Kegalle & Panduwasnuwara.
Cheques in favour of "Rotary Club of Panduwasnuwara" & mailed to: Rtn. PP. Chamila Wickramasinghe,
Rotary - District Treasurer Elect,
58, Maya Avenue,
Colombo - 6.
Get the most from PETS by reviewing the Club President’s Manual . Assess and set goals using the Planning Guide for Effective Rotary Clubs . Also prepare a list of questions to discuss with your Governor Elect, AG Elect & fellow Presidents Elect during PETS.
Please bring a Navy/Dark Blue Blazer/Jacket or Full Suit for 1 of the key sessions + for the OFFICIAL PHOTO. Rest of the Programme in smart casual dress. Spouses are most welcome.
Single Room (1 night) - Rs.8,600/- (Full Board - for a single person). Single Room (2 nights) - Rs.13,900/-(Full Board - a single person). Double Room (1 night) - Rs.12,900/-(Full Board - 2 persons sharing). Double Room (2 nights) - Rs.18,600/-(Full Board - 2 persons share). Meals only - Rs.4,900/- per person (3 main meals).
An A/C bus will travel from Colombo to Habarana. Starting at 6.30 a.m. from 25, Vivekananda Road (adjoining Roxy Cinema), Colombo 6. Proposed bus route: Wellawatte, Bamba Flats, Col.-3, Ward place/ Odel - Borella - Ambepussa - Kurunegala (Stop for Jumma / others proceed to Saruketha for Lunch) - Habarana, with a few stops for Rotarian's en-route. All interested in traveling by A/C Bus - Cost Rs.1,300/- per person (leave 28th 6.30a.m. & Return 30th 8.30p.m.) double click on comments below & indicate your name/s.


donald gaminitillake said...

Pls list the venue

DGE Nalin said...

First choice is Habarana/Sigiriya if not Kandy. Down South, Negombo or even Colombo only if we cannot get favourable rates. Negotiating with JKH and Jet Wing to keep it below Rs.12,000/- for a double room for 2nights (28th-30th March). This is per couple (Spouses are most welcome) or on sharing basis.

donald gaminitillake said...

With whom should we book

How much for an extra day - to get back on Monday

Is it on full board price or food extra!!!!!!

donald gaminitillake said...

Kindly open a separate one for the BUS Trip
Then I can list the people who gave the names today

DGE Nalin said...

Dear PE Donald, Extra night will be Rs.6,000/- on full Board basis.

Please inform me of the names of the PEs going by bus and I will list them accordingly. Thanks.

donald gaminitillake said...

So far

Colombo Millenium PE and Sec 2pax
Aruni and Vipula

CMB South 4pax tentative

Cinnamon Gardens Sriyani cnfm

Down Town Hasitha Cnfm

Colombo Central PE and Sec
+ spouses = 4 pax

Moratuwa PE and Sec = 2 pax

Total of this list is 14 pax

Bus can accommodate 40 pax
Aprox cost 35,000 +tax+ tip

Best is to have 30 pax

Proposed route

wellawatte Vivekananda Road 630am Dep
Galle road Collpity, ODEL , Ward Place, Horton Place, Walikada plaza, Waters edge,Kaduwela, Ambepussa, Kurunagala, Habarana

Expecting to stop for Jumma prayers in Kurunagala

Rest will have a break at Saru ketha - I have not informed ethugalpura yet

Any changes are welcome before 18 March.

DGN Nalin pls confirm how many from the district will join!!!

donald gaminitillake said...

First I must thank Ethugalpura president for taking time and visiting saruketha with one telephone call from Colombo. Everything was confirmed within 20 minutes.


I spoke to Ethugalpura president
He went to Saruketha and told that management of our arrival

They will guide us to the mosque near by (2km away) for prayers

Rest can enjoy a Beer in Saruketha.

I have to inform them the number of Rotarians visiting.

I told Saruketha management that I will confirm the number around 7.30am on the 28th

Sriyani said...

I would like to join the Bus. and would like you to pick me up from ODEL-Ward place.
my contact no: mobile 0712-721707

donald gaminitillake said...

Acknowledge your comment
We will be turning into Ward place near ODEL.

Pls E mail me your club name to

donald gaminitillake said...

Cinnamon garden Sriyani already cnfmed

Nayana said...

Dear DGE Nalin

What is the dress code for PETS & SETS please?

DGE Nalin said...

Dear PEs & SEs,

Preferably please bring a navy/ dark blue blazer/jacket or full suit (Gents - a tie too) for 1 of the sessions + OFFICIAL PHOTO. Balance of the programme in smart casual.

Chamila said...

Are spot registrations allowed

DGE Nalin said...

All participants must confirm & pay in advance. We need to confirm the required Rooms + make full payment by 28th March. Trust all will ensure that this is done.

donald gaminitillake said...

Bus Count is yet low
Need 30 for the 1300 rate

Some wants to join the return journey

Fare remains the same.

Please confirm even return bookings as I need the count to calculate the final fare.

donald gaminitillake said...

Why don't you publish the tentative program as soon as possible

Then members would know exactly when to be sober

Ashad said...

As Donald mentioned we should let have the program soon as possible. Coz some are wondering what are we going to do for 3 days!

donald gaminitillake said...
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donald gaminitillake said...

First one was deleted by me because there were some silly errors


There is work for 3 days

Getting to know the AG'S their role of work and many more.

It is high time to know at least the tentative plan. Naturally there may be some changes later.

Since the cost of traveling is going up I thought that the Bus would be in high demand but the count is very low as 15. I have 20+ seats.

donald gaminitillake said...

Please visit the following links.

The web has been updated with some pet set photographs

If you need high resolutions please send me an email I will send them to you

By the way pass the links to others

Thank you Anton for all the help and assistance given to make the "BUS Trip" a Dream come true