Gavel club is the only place in the university system where one can unleash his/ her stress and can test their potential. Human being needs continuous motivation to achieve something. Gavel club is the place where one can create awesome friends, brotherhood beyond the social boundaries and a family who always motivate and encourage you. Even though I was a person who entered the university very far from urban area the way the Gavel club and some other clubs ingested and absorbed me totally changed my life. It induced my hidden talents that even I do not know about. Once you joined the club, soon you will get the chance to meet all the potential and influential people in the society. It will help you grow your network beyond geographical, cultural boundaries. If you are a person who has been dreaming to achieve something in your life and If you are a person who wants your life meaningful, then Gavel is the Place for you.
By Chamath Jayaweera
Charter VP – Membership 2005/2006
Structural Engineer – The Design Group Five International (Pvt) Ltd.
Managing Partner – Akves Engineering Solutions
I joined the Gavel Club in the year 2005 when I was a fresh undergraduate in university. My first meeting was a memorable one as I had to give my ice breaker speech. Although I wasn’t expecting good comments from the evaluators, the feedback I got was very positive and motivating. This culture of positive and constructive feedback was one reason that kept me going to the club. Afterwards I was lucky to go on a long journey until I was president of the club in year 2007-2008. Continuous learning we had within the club in giving prepared and impromptu speeches and the experience gained by participating in different events of Toastmasters was invaluable in moulding my personality. Obviously the guidance gained on improving communication and leadership skills were invaluable life lessons which helped me in many years down the line even after University. The club gave me vast amount of self-confidence and challenged me in many ways during the time I was a member. All of these were definite value additions personally and professionally. Even after all these years I fondly recall the time spent in the club with all its enthusiastic members. It was a place of opportunity, challenges, friendship and family. You just need to go grab hold of it!