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Jane D’Souza elected president of Melbourne Konkan Community


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Melbourne, Nov 8: After a very successful year of activities covering all age groups apart from the prime events, the curtains had to be drawn as the day had arrived for a new core committee to be elected to oversee the activities of the Melbourne Konkan Association (MKC) for the year 2018-2019.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association was preceded by a thanksgiving mass in Konkani in St Joseph’s Parish, Northcote which was offered by Fr Prakash Cutinha, current parish priest of Bell Park Parish, Geelong. Following the Mass, the members gathered in the Church Mini Hall for the association’s seventh AGM to elect the new office bearers for 2018-2019.



Stephen P D’Souza, the election officer who oversaw the AGM welcomed the members. Philomena Fernandes, led the prayers thanking the Lord for His choicest blessings for a wonderful year that had gone by and prayed for the success of the meeting that would oversee the election of new office bearers.

In his president’s Report, outgoing president Stevin Carvalho gave a brief of the activities conducted during the year which was appreciated by one and all. Treasurer Richard Saldanha tabled a detailed financial report of the association. A special resolution was passed during the meeting which enabled a change in the association’s accounting year to align with that of the financial year. Jawahar Sequeira, a former president of the association gave an update of the Konkani blockbuster ‘Noshibacho Khell’ that is due to be screened in Sir John’s Cinema, Clayton on the 24th of November proudly supported by MKC.

In the election that ensued, the following core committee members were elected to the following positions - Jane D’Souza as president, Rony Roshan Valder as vice-president, Stevin Carvalho as secretary and Richard Saldanha as treasurer.

Cedric Pinto, Royal Castelino, Agnel Vaz and Darrel Lasrado have joined the working committee for the first time. After the ‘joint oath’ administered by the returning officer, the president-elect Jane in her ‘acceptance speech’ thanked the outgoing committee and outlined her vision for the year ahead with the cooperation of one and all.

Melbourne Konkan Community (MKC) is a registered Association based in Hoppers Crossing, Victoria, Australia. It welcomes all Konkans residing in Melbourne to be part of this growing community. MKC Committee members can be contacted by emailing to mkonkanc@gmail.com or via Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/MelbourneKonkanCommunity


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  • Joseph Alban D Silva, Trasi - Dubai

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Congratulations and all the best for the new role. Wish you every success in your new duties.

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  • Fr Alwyn D Souza, Mangalore/SAME Mission, Tanzania

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Congratulations Ms. Jane D' Souza for being elected as the President of Melbourne Konkan Community and also to all the newly elected office bearers. Appreciating Fr. Prakash Cutinha's dedicated work for the people of God and specially for Konkani people. I remember meeting you all in Melbourne two years ago. Appreciate your care and concern for the Mangalore Diocesan Africa Mission (SAME Mission) in Tanzania. Melbourne Konkan Community is most welcome to visit our SAME Mission in Africa and to enjoy and African experience. Praying for the new team and God bless you all. Karibu Africa.

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  • Prescilla Saldanha, Dubai/ UAE

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Congratulations to Jane & Richard. All the best for your future commitment

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Congratulations and all the best.

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  • Sampath, Mlore/ Blore

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Congratulations Jane Aunty and to all the elected core committee members and wishing you all success in your new duties!

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  • Ajith Olivera, Trasi / Mumbai

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Congratulations

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  • ZOZIMUS S DSILVA, Bangalore

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Congratulations on your appointment and wish you every success in your new job God bless you take care

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  • SUNNY DSOUZA, MARNIMIKATTE MANGALORE

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Congratulations,doing such a nice work away from home. Best wishes from All of us

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  • Mathew Valder, Permude/Milagres, Mangalore/Muscat

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Many congratulations to the elected core committee members. All the very best Rony Roshan Valder. Have a great tenure ahead. God bless.

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  • Melwyn DSouza, Urwa/Melbourne

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Congratulations on your appointment and wish you every success in your new duties!

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