Chicago, Jan 10 : The Mangalorean Konkan Christians Association (MKCA, USA) in its recently held General Body meeting elected the following members as its office bearers for the calendar years 2012-2013:
Associate Secretary—Royan Misquita and
Treasurer - Eric Fernandes.
The outgoing president Queenie Mendonca, while handing over the reigns of the Association to the newly elected Executive Committee, thanked all the members present especially, the outgoing Committee for their support and cooperation during her tenure as a president. She wished the newly elected Executive Committee every success in its tenure and requested the members their continued support.
The outgoing president further said that she is proud of the Association which introduced the Konkani language and rich cultural heritage for the first time in North America and with the high caliber of the newly elected committee, she is fully confident that the Association will raise to a higher level.
The committee appointed Vissia D'Souza, a highly talented person, as the Public Relation Officer of the Association.
The Committee announced the following programs for the calendar year 2012:
March 25 -- Lenten Retreat
April 7 -- Easter
July 28 – Annual Picnic
September 8 -- MonthiFest
December 1 (tentative) Christmas Around the World and
December 22 - Nathal Fest.