Ladies Who Care for Poor Children! Cr Kanchan to Lead as Chairperson of MLC 82 for 2019-20
Ladies Who Care for Poor Children & the Community ! Cr Kanchan Shenoy to Lead as Chairperson of Mangalore Ladies Circle (MLC) 82 for 2019-20
Mangaluru : These are a bunch of pretty looking ladies of Mangaluru who like to shop, like to go out dining, like to go on a vacation, like to have fun and party hard, and other fun-n-frolic activities- and same time these Ladies also show their love and care for the poor children and do yeomen service to the community. And the bevy of ladies belong to MangaloreLadies Circle -82, which is a non political, non sectarian organization made up of like minded young women that band together to serve the community and through their service foster and strengthen friendship while creating a better understanding of our obligations to society.
L-R: Cr Kanchan Shenoy ( MLC-82 Chairperson 2019-20) and Cr Anthia D’souza, the Outgoing Chairperson
Mangalore Ladies Circle – 82 (MLC 82) is a part of Ladies Circle India. They are a zero overhead organization and all the administrative expenses are met through membership collections alone. The financing and execution of their projects are done in association with Mangalore Round Table 115 (MRT-115) which is an organisation run on the same principles and goals as MLC ladies and comprises of the husbands of these “Circlers”. The aims and objectives of Ladies Circle India/MLC-82 is- To be Non-Political and Non Sectarian; To promote friendship between Circlers and Tablers’ wives locally, nationally and Internationally; To assist Round Table; To participate, where possible in community service; and To promote the extension of Circles throughout India.
Among the various Projects Executed by MLC-82, to name a few are : Toilet block at DK. ZP. Higher Primary School, Panjimogaru Cost: Rs.3,00,000/-; Books distributed to deserving children at St. Joseph’s Higher Primary School, Bajal. Cost: Rs.62,583/-; Smart class equipment’s donated to Ammemar Govt School, Farangipete. Cost: Rs.58,000/-; Flood relief materials which included sanitary napkins worth Rs.5000/-; Reflector Jackets for the Mangaluru City Police. Cost: Rs. 2,50,000/-‘Renovation of nursery section classrooms along with new furniture DK. ZP. Higher Primary School, Panjimogaru. Cost: Rs.2,50,000/-; Donation of books, water purifiers, laptops to various educational institutions; Tare Zameen Par – A drawing competition and fun fete for 300 Differently-abled children of St. Agnes Special School on the occasion of Children’s Day; Feed the needy – MLC 82 along with MRT 115 has been contributing Rs.4500/- every month to The Jalaram Temple, Bunder to feed the poor since the past two years; 150 school bags were donated at De Mercy Orphanage, Mudipu; and Girls toilet block at DKZP Urdu Medium School, Bunder Mangaluru with the support of CREDAI Mangalore and TNG+. Cost: Rs.3,00,000/-, among other projects.
During the weekend, Mangalore Ladies Circle 82 had gathered at Onyx – Air Lounge and Kitchen, M G Road, Mangaluru for its 17th Annual General Meeting for the year 2018-19. It was a proud moment for all these Ladies at MLC-82 as Cr Anthia D’souza and her team has successfully completed their term with many meaningful projects, spreading smiles and sharing happiness to many in and around Mangaluru. And it was also a special day for all the Circlers as the new headboard was also formed. During the occasion, Akshith Chowta, the Managing Partner of Onyx Lounge was presented with a sapling for his support and encouragement towards MLC-82.
On this auspicious occasion, Cr Kanchan Shenoy took over as the Chairperson for the upcoming year along with Cr Sania Pinto as Secretary, Cr Ragini as Treasurer and Cr Anthia as the Immediate Past Chairperson. Cr Sharon Pinto, Immediate Past Chairperson, LCI Area 13 as the observer and also Cr Nandita Fernandes, Secretary, LCI Area 13 were also present on the dais. In this new circling year, the New Team along with MLC-82 members are looking forward to give back to the society with friendship and service- and since Love and friendship are their goals and the Ladies will continue to touch the hearts and spread smiles with the support from all their well wishers and donors.
In conclusion, in my perspective, quoting Saint Mother Teresa “If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in. I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things. A life not lived for others is not a life. Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
The joy of being able to bless and give someone you love and care, and to make them smile, is priceless. The satisfaction that comes from making a difference in the lives of others cannot be overstated. Knowing that you have helped make someone else’s life a little brighter and better is a special feeling, and one that will last with you for a long time. And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy. Let’s give to the less fortunate, ashrams, non-profit organizations, needy families and children, and others a feeling of hope, and make a difference in their lives. And that’s exactly what these “Good Samaritans”, the Members of Mangalore Ladies Circle-82 are doing in serving the community, especially the less fortunate children, thereby putting miles of smiles on their faces and making a difference in the community.
Head Board 2019-20 Members :
Chairperson- Cr. Kanchan Shenoy
Vice Chairperson- Cr. Ragini Rabindra
Secretary- Cr. Sania Pinto
Treasurer- Cr. Ragini Rabindra
Immediate Chairperson- Cr. Anthia D’souza
Conveners 2019-20 :
Projects Convener- Cr. Sharon Pinto; Fellowship Convener- Cr. Cherishma D’Silva; Twinkler Convener-Cr. Anthia Dsouza; HRD / LAPD Convener-Cr. Cherishma D’Silva; Publicity Convener- Cr. Luvlyn D’Souza; Extension Convener- Cr. Jennifer Fernandes; Rendezvous Convener- Cr. Sharon Pinto; Regalia Convener- Cr. Monisha Lobo; Fundraising Convener- Cr. Luvlyn D’Souza. IRO- Cr. Anthia D’souza; and Member- Cr Rashmi.