Kuwait Mar 8, 2017: Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA) held its General Body Meeting on Friday, February 24 at the Indian Community School Auditorium, Amman Branch, Salmiya.
KCWA Managing Committee Elections for the term 2017-2019 will be held on Friday, March 24 at 6 pm at ICSK, Amman, Salmiya, the committee informed. Henry Castelino, Lydia Misquith along with president Albert Praveen Menezes were chosen as the members of election commission.
Anil Fernandes briefed the gathering about the election procedures and requested suitable members to join the managing committee, to take KCWA to greater heights.
The meeting in the evening commenced with an opening prayer led by Linette D’Souza. President Albert Praveen Menezes heartily welcomed the gathering and expressed his gratitude towards all the members for their support, love and encouragement. KCWA spiritual director, Fr Noel D’Almeida, lauded the works and achievements of KCWA.
A lucky draw was held for the members present at the venue, where Alban D’Souza emerged a winner.Steven Rego introduced Henry D’Silva Surathkal who was in Kuwait to promote Konkani film ‘Noshibacho Khell’ which will be screened at American International School, Maidan Hawally on February 26. Henry D’Silva spoke on occasion and thanked KCWA for the opportunity given to him and requested all to support the film.
KCWA Managing committee expressed their gratitude to all members at the GBM and for their valuable suggestions at the meeting. The committee also thanked the management of ICSK Salmiya for providing the auditorium.
Deepak Andrade presented minutes of last GBM and activity report. Finance, membership and educational fund reports were presented by Steevan Misquith, Vijay D’Souza and Anil Fernandes respectively. KCWA website and Facebook updates were presented by Rajesh Aranha. Sports activity updates were presented by Naveen Mascarenhas.
Naveen Mascarenhas proposed vote of thanks followed by closing prayer. Vice president Freya Saldanha chaired the session. Rajesh Aranha facilitated power point presentation. Sound system was provided by Anand D’Souza. Dinner was served by M&M confectionary and caterers. Around 100 members and their families were present at the meet.