AAK, an all-women association consisting of ex-students of St. Agnes institution of Mangalore, held its Annual General Body Meeting on 17 February at Samrat Restaurant, Salmiya.
The Annual General Body Meeting commenced with a prayer led by the outgoing Liturgical Coordinator – Lydia Misquith. The eloquent compere, Maria Coelho, ensured the smooth flow of proceedings.
The outgoing President, Diany Coutinho briefed the gathering with the highlights, activities and contributions of the Alumnae towards various needs - the prime one being AAK scholarship to financially deprived and deserving students identified by the college to pursue education at the Alma Mater (over 125 students have benefited since AAK's inception in 2005); the other two being the newly instituted AAK Excellence Award for the highest scorer/topper in St. Agnes College and AAK Scholarship at Carmel College Modankap, Bantwal.
Outgoing Vice President, Shanthi Fernandes gave a detailed Annual Report and Treasurer and Shalet Luis read out the Financial Statement.
Annet Castelino called out the list of new office bearers for the term 2017-2019 with Felcita Dsouza taking over as President and Jackie Alphonso as Vice President. While called upon to introduce themselves, each from the core committee members highlighted one value they had learnt at the Alma Mater. The elected President spoke of Love and the Vice President spoke of Punctuality; the others spoke of perseverance, adaptability, strength, charity and patience.
Ladies at the Core Committee are:
Felcita Dsouza – President
Jackie Alphonso – Vice President
Rashmi Menezes – General Secretary
Ivy Sequeira – Treasurer
Sunitha Dsilva – Cultural Secretary
Maria Coelho - Liturgical coordinator
Calida Miranda & Kiran Fabiola – PRO’s
Executive Committee Members:
Brunch buffet was set up by Samrat Restaurant. The meeting concluded with the closing prayer and singing of the College anthem “God is our Strength.”
The new team calls upon all ex-Agnesians residing in Kuwait to come forward and register/renew their membership at the Alumnae.