“Where the willing is great, difficulties can’t be great” – Niccolo Machiavelli
This saying was again proved by the successfully held Valentine Day Meeting of the Gavel Club along with various difficulties. The 163 Meeting was held in the Independence Square, Torinton as the 3rd outdoor Gavel Meeting in the history.
The meeting was called to order by the President Pasan Pethiyagode at about 10.00 a.m. Then everyone stood up for the national anthem lead by Damith Senanayake. After the introduction speech by the President, the Toastmaster for the day Samawath Mallawaarchchi, the co-chair for the Valentine Day Meeting was invited.
In the round robin session members had to proposed rather expressed his/her love to the person whose name was in the strip of paper given to each of them. No further expiations are needed, it was really fantastic! Then the Toastmaster invited the other co-chair of the event Hasara Samadhi as the Table Topic Master. A nice set of topics had been given so most of the members in the gathering raised their voices. The next item in the agenda was the Prepared Speech session. Imesh LihiniKanduarchchi broke his ice on the Valentine Day Meeting. Imesh described how he had won his life so far and emphasized that difficulties couldn’t stop one’s journey. After a fabulous prepared speech a special item had been organized. Members were grouped into pairs. Each pair was given a funny topic to act on. It showed that Gavelliars are not only talkative about also very talented in acting. This item made the day more funny and enjoyable and this brought the Valentine Day Meeting of Gavel Club to the end. The meeting was adjourned by the President.