Pics by: Joyston D’Souza

Kuwait March 10: Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA) held its General Body Meeting on Friday, 9th March in Indian Community School, Amman, Salmiya. The meeting commenced at 6:30 pm with the opening prayer lead by Anil D’Mello. President Hilary Stevan Rego heartily welcomed the gathering and expressed his gratitude towards all the members for their support, love and encouragement.

Various Reports were presented and appreciated by all. Rajesh Aranha presented Minutes of last GBM and Harry Fernandes presented the activity report. Finance, Membership and educational fund reports were presented by Michael Pinto, Sunitha D’Silva and Anil Fernandes respectively. KCWA website and Facebook updates were presented by Allan D’Souza. Cultural & Sports activity updates were presented by Jinella Rodrigues and Hywel Pinto respectively. President Hilary Stevan Rego briefed on Gulf Voice of Mangalore Season 6 and MaiBhas, Konkani Calsses announced by KCWA. Norbert D’Souza conducted the lucky draw for the members present at the venue. Vincent Mathias emerged as the lucky winner. Spiritual director Fr. Noel D’Almeida, lauded the charity works of KCWA. KCWA’s new Public Relations Officer Naveen Mascarenhas was introduced to the members.

Arun D’Souza proposed vote of thanks followed by closing prayer. Vice President Deepak Andrade was the moderator. Joyston D’Souza captured the event through his skills in photography. Projector was provided by Alban D’Souza and Allan D’Souza facilitated power point presentation. Sound system was provided by Anand D’souza and managed by Hywel Pinto. Dinner was served by Family Bakers Salmiya. Around 100 members and their families were present.

KCWA Managing committee would like to express their sincere gratitude to members for attending the GBM in large numbers and for their valuable suggestions and also thank the management of ICSK Salmiya for providing the auditorium.