USA : Mangalorean Konkani Association Elects Godwin Rego as President

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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:

President—Godwin Rego
Vice-President—Lawrence Mascarenhas
Secretary—Steeven D'Souza
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.


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  • vitaline Serrao, Mangalore/Chicago

    Sat, Jan 14 2012

    Congratulations Godwin & your team
    All the best. God bless

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA

    Wed, Jan 11 2012

    Congratulation Mr. Godwin Rego on being elected as president of Mangalorean Konkani Association.Also all the very best to your team. I wish all of you good luck and pray to our Almighty God to help you in your mission in every way.

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  • Sheela,

    Tue, Jan 10 2012

    Congratulations to Mr.Godwin and the whole team of MKCA. All the best for your tenure.

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  • Austin Prabhu, Nantur/Chicago

    Tue, Jan 10 2012

    Congratulations to President Godwin Rego and Team MKCA on being elected for the year 2012-2014. Wish your team all the best and God bless.

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  • Kurt Waschnig, Oldenburg Germany

    Tue, Jan 10 2012

    Konkani language is a wonderful language and it opens the hearts of Konkani speaking people when foreigners suddenly use Konkani instead of English to get in touch with them

    I often made that experience when I spoke Konkani with people from Mangalore. They were surprised and full of joy and questions were asked and it was easy to make new friends.

    Konkani language and culture is not known in Germany. I have been in love with Konkani language and culture for a long time of my life and I am pleased to read in this article that the Mangaloreans Konkani Association introduced the Konkani language and rich cultural heritage for the first time in North America.

    Konkani language and culture gives Konkani speaking people identity. They meet, celebrate feasts
    and their faith in God gives them a meaning of life.

    Best regards

    Kurt Waschnig Oldenburg Germany


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