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Instructions for Voting – RCU Council Election 2022

Please read and carefully follow below instructions for voting. Note that your votes are not recorded until all the steps are completed.


1. Vote as early in the day as possible, to have more time to address any technical issues that might occur.

2. Once the election opens at 8:30 AM on election day, you will receive an email with the link to vote in to the email address with which you registered for the election. Election will ends at 2.30 PM on the same day. It might be received into the bulk/spam/junk/promotions folder in your inbox. Therefore if you don’t find the mail in the inbox, please search in the above mentioned locations. E-Mail and the link in it is unique for each voter and therefore you will not be able to vote with an e-mail/link belonging to another voter.

3. Please follow the link included in the mail for voting, which will lead you to a sign in page.

4. Once the sign in page is loaded, please press the button on the page which will send a one-time password to your mobile phone.
Note that we are using an overseas service for election and the SMS is delivered from the origin country of the service.
Therefore there may be delays in receiving SMS. If you do not receive it in under a minute or two. Press the “resend” button.
In some cases even the “resend” does not work after a few minutes, please load the page again from the e-mail link and try again.

5. Once the one-time password is received, please enter it in the relevant field on the sign in page and submit.

6. Upon successful sign in, you will be presented with the ballot with the list of candidates that you can vote for.

7. On the ballot, please select the candidates to vote for by checking the check box in front of the candidate.

8. Number of candidates that you are allowed to vote for depends on your age group and will be displayed on the ballot.

9. If you wish to vote for none of the candidates, please select the “Abstain” option at the bottom of the candidates list.

10. Once you have selected the candidates for voting, press the continue button at the bottom of the page.
WARNING: Pressing continue does not complete voting. There are more steps to complete in order for your vote to be recorded.

11. Once the continue button is pressed, it will take you to a review page where you can review the candidates you have selected for voting.
As votes are still not recorded, if you choose to, you can go back to the ballot and change your votes by pressing the ‘Edit’ button.

12. Once you are satisfied with the candidates you have selected for voting, please press the ‘Submit’ button at the bottom of the review page. This will record your vote and take you to the confirmation page with a thanking message on the screen.

13. If you encounter any problems regarding the voting process, please contact us through the following hotlines or zoom link for assistance.
011 768 0701 – 011 768 0703
077 288 4156 / 077 288 4569
Zoom Link for assistancehttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/87591975378?pwd=ZU9IRjVFQUV5dmxDS2RjUS81ZlhZQT09

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Royal College Annual General Metting 2022

The Annual General Meeting of the Royal College Union is Scheduled to be held as an In-Person Meeting (not online) on 1st October 2022 from 5.00 PM onwards in the Royal College Main Hall.

Your participation at the event is highly appreciated.

Secretary

Royal College Union

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RCU Annual General Meeting 2022

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Royal College Union (RCU) will be held on Saturday, 01st October 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at the College Hall and /or via Zoom Online meeting facility.

The exact modalities of the AGM will be notified one week prior to the above referred date, based on the prevailing situation in the country at the time.

The Agenda and the nomination forms for Age Groups will be available from 01st September 2022 for members to download and print from the RCU website.

(www.rcu.lk/downloads/).

Nominations for Age Groups should be submitted in hardcopy, to reach the undersigned on or before 12:00 noon on 21st September 2022 at the RCU office.

Minutes, reports and accounts will be made available to members at the Royal College Union office from 16th September 2022.

RCU will conduct its age group elections,via an online platform, for which voters are required to  pre-register via the link indicated below. This link will be active until 12:00 noon on 28th September 2022. Kindly note that pre-registration is mandatory for voting. Access to voting will be enabled only upon verification of the details provided by you during the pre-registration. Providing inadequate, incorrect or false information will result in the disqualification of your vote and will result in further action, as deemed necessary. (http://rcu.lk/rcu-election-2022-registration/).

Voting for the Age Group representatives will commence at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. on 01st October 2022.

Members seeking election to statutory committees of the Council, who are unable to be present at the Annual General Meeting should inform to the undersigned in writing their willingness to serve in such bodies in the event they are elected.  Such notice should reach the undersigned by 26th September 2022.

Any resolutions to be tabled at the Annual General Meeting should also be received by the undersigned in writing, at the Royal College Union office not later than 16th September 2022.

Entry to the physical meeting will be on production of the Royal College Union Membership Card and National Identity Card, except in the case of new members whose Membership cards have not been issued. They should produce the original payment receipt for membership issued by the Union with the National Identity Card.

The Dress Code for the physical meeting is Office attire with College Tie.

Please note, all above times are in Sri Lanka standard time.


Col (Dr.) Hiran Wimalaratne

Secretary
Royal College Union


27th August 2022

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Live Coverage of the 143rd Battle of the Blues

143rd Battle of the Blues, on 21st, 22nd & 23rd July at SSC Grounds.

Catch the action LIVE on Dialog Television Channel One & Ch. 140 HD, Dialog ViU App & ThePapare.com, 9:30 am onwards:

https://live.thepapare.com/event/rcvstc-botb22

Coverage powered by Maliban Lemon Puff #RoyTho #BattleoftheBlues

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Opening Ceremony of the newly renovated IT Lab

The group of 91 embarked on a project to renovate the Main IT Lab at Royal College, to commemorate their milestone of 50 years !!
Project Chairman Prabash Ranaweera and his dedicated team of batch mates completed the project of installing 54 Dell i5 11th generation computers along with a Smart Board, local area network, electrical cabling, A/Cs, a 20Kv UPS, brand new furniture and equipment including CCTV plus restoring the entire room, giving it a brand new look, while maintaining the grandeur of the building.
The cost of Rs. 27 Mn was borne by members of the group with support from well-wishers both here and abroad.
The ceremonial handing over of the renovated lab was held on 11th July with the participation of the Principal Mr PACP Jayalath, Vice Principal, Teacher in Charge of IT, and students.
Former Principal Mr B Suriarachi, former Primary School Headmistresses Mrs Manel Wimalaratne and Mrs Attygalle and many other distinguished past teachers graced the occasion on the invitation of their grateful former students.
It was indeed a proud and poignant occasion for the batch mates of the group to give back to their Alma Mater as they celebrate this milestone in their lives.
We have repaid the debt we owed and kept thy fame inviolate !!!
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Advancing the Royal vs Trinity Rugby League Game to Friday, 8th July 2022

It was discussed and agreed between the two schools along with the relevant advisory and organizing committees to reschedule and advance the league match between RC and TCK to Friday, 8th July 2022.

The game will be played at the Royal College Sports Complex.

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Grade 1 Admission Webinar

The Royal College Union is pleased to inform that the Admission Advisory and Management Committee has organized a special webinar for the benefit of members who are seeking admission for their sons to Royal College, for the admission year 2023, under the old boys category.


The webinar would discuss the requirements of the Marking Scheme as well as the documentary proofs expected for such marks.


The webinar will be held on Sunday, 26th June 2022 from 4.00pm onwards.


You are required to register through the below mentioned link before 23rd of June 5.00pm.

https://forms.gle/rsfn4kEPchRohpfy7

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Important Notice

 

 

Dear Royalists,

Whereas the Royal College Union represents the interests of the Old Boy fraternity and of the School, it has steadfastly remained apolitical in its outlook and all its activities.

Our attention has been drawn to claims by unidentified old Royalists in their individual capacities to engage in the ongoing public protests. Whilst we recognize the rights of individuals to act in an independent manner as dictated to by their own beliefs, we write to categorically disassociate the Royal College Union and the Royal College from rendering any form of mandate whatsoever for such actions/activities.

The Royal College Union will continue to unwaveringly promote and safeguard its core objectives of pursuing the interests of its members and in relation to the well-being of The ROYAL COLLEGE.

(Dr.) Hiran Wimalaratne

Secretary

Royal College Union

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RCU Royalty Plus Privilege Scheme

The Membership Development & Services Committee (MD&SC) governed by the Royal College Union is responsible for membership development as well as providing facilities & services for the 20,000+ active member base.
The Membership Development & Services Committee (MD&SC) has launched RCU Royalty Plus, loyalty programme attracting leading local and international brands to partner with this program to offer unmatchable year round discounts and offers to the loyal members of the union and the valued staff of Royal College.


RCU Royalty Plus targets:

o  the existing active RCU member base of 20,000 members;

o  the 500 Royal College Staff (Academic/Nonacademic); 

o  and the 600+ new members joining the RCU each year.


Partner organization will provide exclusive offers for RCU members which are not standard offers available to the public. Partners will be required to authenticate the target audience (customers) through their RCU membership cards / staff IDs when required to ensure a person’s eligibility of claiming the said exclusive offer from partner organizations. The RCU member base consists of influential persons & industry  leaders who are influential both locally and internationally. We believe that this program will open doors to endless business opportunities for partner organizations and allow an opportunity to gain affluent RCU members as your loyal customers. By partnering with the RCU Loyalty programme, an organization will benefit through: 

o   Gaining an opportunity to increased revenue

o   Gaining exposure to new customers

o   Gaining more business opportunities

o   Enhancing your brand value by access to a professional & reputed network

o   Promoting exclusive offers with the RCU loyalty programme

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