Doha:  MCC Qatar conducts its 25th Annual General Meeting

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Kemmannu News Network, 19-06-2017 10:52:33

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Doha, Jun 18: Mangalore Cricket Club (MCC) Qatar conducted its 25th Annual General Meeting held on Thursday June 15, 2017 at the Skills Development Centre.  

Naveen Melwin D’Souza, Joint Sports Secretary,  emcee of the program, opened the evening with an introduction & welcomed the gathering.  Clement Fernandes,   invoked God’s blessings on the program and all members with an opening prayer. The Executive Committee of 2016-18 led by President Prakash Noronha were invited to the dais.

Riana Pinto, General Secretary was invited to present the annual report of the club to the members for the term 2016-17.    Riana Pinto read the detailed general report on club’s activities while treasurer Joachim D’Souza read out the financial report which was appreciated by all as the club is in good standing.

Riana Pinto, General Secretary was invited to present the annual report of the club to the members for the term 2016-17.    Riana Pinto read the detailed general report on club’s activities while treasurer Joachim D’Souza read out the financial report which was appreciated by all as the club is in good standing.

President Prakash Noronha then gave his message thanking the Advisory committee for their guidance and directions, Executive committee and all members for their excellent support during the year which helped to stage 11 successful programs in the year and in particular the Silver Jubilee mega event with “Gulf Baila Naach Finals“was a grand success. He thanked the volunteers specifically who are the pillars of strength for all their help in organizing events successfully. He acknowledged the services of Mrs. Prabha Rego, Cultural Secretary and Mrs. Shilpa Rodrigues  Joint Cultural Secretary who had joined the committee initially but due to transfer/personal reasons had to resign from committee in March 2017.  He appreciated Mrs. Kavita Tauro and Wendy D’Sliva Lewis who have joined the committee as their replacements and for their contribution in the mega cultural event.

He also mentioned it was a great  honour for MCC to be recognized by Hamad Medical Corporation on World Blood Donors Day  held under the patronage of Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohammad Al-Kuwari, Minister of Public Health on May 22nd 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel.   MCC was honoured with a commemorative plaque and certificate of appreciation amidst many organisations, in promoting voluntary blood donation in the community and in helping the blood bank increase its supply of lifesaving blood.  He expressed his gratitude to all volunteers and members who supported in big numbers by inviting their friends to this Blood donation campaign.

President thanked Membership Secretary Mrs. Treesa Goveas for strengthening the club membership to 507 by registering 52 new members (including single and family) and all who supported her by introducing new members to the club. He also thanked for her services as she will be leaving Qatar for good and for a wonderful job and contribution to the club. He then introduced Mrs. Sarita Mendonca as the new Membership Secretary and welcomed her to the committee.

He also informed about the forthcoming program of Monthi Fest Nativity celebrations to be held on September 15, 2017 at the MES School Auditorium.  

A small question answer session time was allotted for members to ask any queries or make any suggestions.  

Compere Naveen then invited President Prakash Noronha to present the memento to Founder Member Mr. David D’Souza who was on leave during the Silver jubilee celebrations.  President then presented a farewell souvenir to Treesa Goveas and her husband Alwine Goveas who were active members of our club and for their contribution to the club, community as Treesa was also active in parish committee/ choir member and player of throwball team.  Alwine has also participated in our cultural events as an actor in skits/jokes etc.  Treesa appreciated the felicitation and thanked MCC and all members for giving the opportunity to serve the club and for everyone’s support.  She wished the club all success in the coming years and bid goodbye with a heavy heart.

The official program was then followed by a short cultural program and some interesting spot games.  Eva Wilma Pinto, GVOM semifinalist presented a solo song “Chor Eklo” of Mike Symon and son Joshwa Pinto accompanied her on keyboard.  Budding dancer Aliya Almeida presented a solo dance to e English song and received appreciation from all.  Melwin Fernandes presented a solo song “Elveera”.  Another item was a rib-tickling joke from young talents Renzil D’Souza and Nevil D’Souza who entertained the crowd with their nice act and great humour.

Christen Denzil Lobo, Facilities & Arrangements Secretary proposed the vote of thanks.   Naveen D’Souza as a compere did an excellent job in his maiden attempt.  Meeting ended on joyful note along with delicious snacks.

MCC Executive committee takes this opportunity to thank all volunteers and artists who came forward to make this 25th annual day a memorable one. 

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