May 18, 2016, Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran to address club.
At noon on this day, in recognition of our club's 100th anniversary and our achieving 100% Rotary Foundation participation, RI president Ravindran will address our club at their regular meeting. Reservations are required due to limited seating, Rotary Club of York, PA, members may bring one guest and reservations must be made by April 30. After this time, it will be opened to other Rotarians in the district as space allows.
Ravi is CEO of a publicly listed company which he founded with a worldwide clientele in the tea packaging industry. He also serves on the board of several other companies and charitable trusts. He is the founding president of the Sri Lanka Anti-Narcotics Association. As his country’s national PolioPlus chair, Ravi headed a task force consisting of the government, UNICEF, and Rotary and worked closely with UNICEF to successfully negotiate a ceasefire with the northern militants during National Immunization Days. A Rotarian since 1974, Ravi has served RI as treasurer; director; Foundation trustee; committee member, vice chair, and chair; task force member; RI training leader; and district governor. He also chaired the Schools Reawakening project, sponsored by Rotary clubs and districts in Sri Lanka, to rebuild 25 tsunami-devastated schools to benefit 15,000 children. Ravi and his wife, Vanathy, are level 4 Major Donors of The Rotary Foundation. They have been married since 1975, and have two adult children and one grandchild.