The Ralph Toastmasters Club last weekend inducted its first-ever Lady President Chitra Veerabahu at a gala ceremony at the Grand Oriental Hotel in Colombo.

Chief Guest on the occasion was well-known media personality and popular Corporate Etiquette Trainer Kumar de Silva.

Guest of Honor was Arunasalam Balraj, 2nd Vice President, Toastmasters International who is also a member of Colombo Toastmasters and Ralph Toastmasters.

Present on the occasion were also Program Quality Director, District 82-Sudash Liyanage, Club Growth Director, District 82- Ajantha Jayawardena, Division Director, Division A – Hussain Moosajee and Area Director, Area A 3 –Koshal Krishnakumar among others.

The event also recognized the achievement of Ralph member, former Wesleyite, Arfath Saleem, who is the current District 82 International Speech Contest Champion, and who will represent the District at the World Championship of Public Speaking at Las Vegas, USA from 12th to 15th August 2015.

Named after Ralph C Smedley, the founder of Toastmasters, the Ralph Toastmasters is a 10-year-old Toastmaster Club open to all who wish to improve in the areas Public Speaking and Leadership Skills. The Club meets twice a month, on every first and third Wednesday at the Royal College Skills CentER from 5.30 pm onwards.Media Contact – Niroshan Nadarajah on 077 306 2222