Kuwait: Canara Welfare Association (KCWA), a premier Catholic Association in Kuwait, held its General Body Meeting on February 20, 2015 in the Indian Community School Auditorium, Amman Branch, Salmiya. The meeting commenced with the opening prayer lead by Freya Saldanha. President Anil Fernandes heartily welcomed the gathering and expressed his gratitude towards all the members for their support, love and encouragement.
Various reports were presented and appreciated by all. Louis D’costa and Reema D’Souza presented the minutes of the last GBM and activity reports respectively. Finance, membership and educational fund reports were presented by Gilbert Mathias, Praveen Menezes and Vijay D’souza respectively. The KCWA website and Facebook updates were presented by Rajesh Aranha. Sports activity updates were presented by Dr. Manohar Prabhu. A lucky draw was held for the members present at the venue. Maria Gracy Noronha emerged as the lucky winner. KCWA Spiritual director, Fr. Noel D’Almeida, lauded the works and achievements of KCWA.
KCWA Managing Committee Elections for the term 2015-2017 shall be held on Friday, 20th March, 2015 at ICSK Amman, Salmiya. Ailene Cornelio, Marian Fernandes along with Anil Fernandes were chosen as the members of the Election Commission. Anil Fernandes briefed the gathering about the election procedures and requested talented members to contest for various posts and to take KCWA to greater heights by joining the Managing Committee.
Lancy Rodrigues delivered the vote of thanks followed by a closing prayer. The meeting ended with the hymn ‘Deva Dayaal’.
The KCWA Managing Committee would like to express their sincere gratitude to its members for attending the GBM in large numbers and for their valuable suggestions, and also thank the management of ICSK Salmiya for providing the auditorium.