Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-09-22 17:40 Bengaluru: Bangalore Konkani Catholic Sangh® (BKCS) held its annual general body meeting at St Anthony’s Friary Church Hall here. The Holy Mass in Konkani was celebrated by Fr Richard Menezes and Fr Alphonse Moras with 150 Konkani Catholics participants. After the Mass compere Alban D’Souza, joint secretary welcomed the gathering. William Pinto, president, Alwyn Rasquinha, secretary, Maxim Lobo, treasurer and Menderline Machado, past president presided the programme. The gathering has observed one-minute silent for the departed souls of fellow members of Association. Dr Fulton D’Souza read the minutes of last meeting. Secretary presented the report of the events and achievements of the organization from September 2015 to August 2016. Maxim Lobo, treasurer submitted the report of annual accounts to the members. An appeal was made by treasurer and president to change the auditor for the better results in keeping the accounts details and it was passed by the members. Suggestions and opinions were collected from the members of the association in view of its future programme. Ten members have expressed their views on the increasing of registration fees and gave their views to increase the members for the organization. Dennis Pereira and Lulu’s were honoured for their excellent service towards BKCS and Konkani Language. As the routine, every two years BKCS elects its new office-bearers. This year the election was held with the guidance of Mark D’Souza, as election officer. The newly-elected office bearers were: William Pinto (president), Maria Pinto (vice-president), Alwyn Rasquinha (secretary), Alwyn Coreah (joint secretary) and Maxim Lobo (treasurer). The new committee has 25 executive members who are newly-elected by the members. Alwyn Rasquinha delivered vote of thanks.