Qatar: The 23rd Annual General Meeting of Mangalore Cricket Club was held on June 19, 2015 at the Skills Development Center. The AGM was attended by around 150 members.
The objective of the AGM is to update the members on the activities of the club and also to provide an evening of camaraderie, fun, games and entertainment.
The evening began with a prayer led by Della Rego, Membership Secretary. President Norbert Corda then invited his executive committee members on the stage. Joint Secretary Raj Maxim Rodrigues read the Annual Report for the year 2014 -2015 followed by Financial Report by Treasurer Ronald Saldanha. President Norbert Corda briefed on the activities, forthcoming events and the changes in the excom members. He thanked everyone for all their help and support extended in the past year and encouraged all members to take active part in the activities hosted by the club and requested to introduce new members to the club to build membership.
The floor was open for suggestions and/or discussion to members. The stage programme was compered by Alphonse D’Silva.
The official programme was followed by a farewell to a long time member Wilfred and Sofie Crasto’s family who will be leaving Qatar soon for their long service to the club and community. Riana Pinto, Cultural Secretary spoke about Wilfred Crasto’s family and briefed about their service to the club during the Ladies Throwball tournament in the past 13 years and Sofie Crasto had served the club in the past as Joint Sports Secretary. A small tribute of love was presented to them by President Norbert Corda. Wilfy and Sofie Crasto also thanked the club for giving many opportunities for them and for their children a platform to involve in many activities.
A short cultural programme was also presented along with some spot games to entertain the crowd. Young girls Vanessa Fernandes, Nikita and Navita Rego danced to the tune of medley of hit Hindi songs and spell bound the audience with their performance. A duet song “Sobhithya sounsaranthtun eklench go mujhe” was beautifully presented by the singing couple Harry Correa, 1st place Runner up of GVOM 4 and his wife Karen Correa, 2nd Runner up in Qatar Semifinals of GVOM 4. A solo song “Francis Roy” was presented by Alphonse D’Silva, 1st Runner up in Qatar Semifinals GVOM 4 and rocked the stage with his performance.
Spot games with related questions to the club made the audience thoroughly to put their thinking caps on. Spot games were won by George, Janet D’Souza and Vivian D’Souza. Vote of thanks was proposed by Riana Pinto. Snacks were provided to all while members enjoyed exchanging talks sharing some fun talk with co-members and meeting new members.