Mangaluru, August 3: The new team of Konkani Toastmasters Club leaders for this year, led by President Anita Cordeiro, took the helm during the installation ceremony held recently at the auditorium of the Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management, Bondel , Mangaluru.
Journalist, author, theater artist and corporate trainer Stephan Mascarenhas (Hemacharya), Director of Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd was the main guest. In his speech, Stephan Mascarenhas advised members of toastmasters to follow certain etiquettes to succeed in life. “Smile, be positive, be punctual, take care of your health, learn more by asking questions, pray and have patience,” he said.
Toastmasters Regional Director, Dr. Meera Rao, was sworn in to new Team President, Anita Cordeiro. The team includes Jessy D’Souza (Vice President – Education), Peter Alwyn D’souza (Vice President – Membership), Dalvy Ferrao (Vice President – Public Relations), Warren Cordeiro (Secretary), K Subramanya Kamath (Treasurer) and Irene Mendonca (Sergeant-at-Arms).
The outgoing president, Dr. Zita Lobo, thanked her teammates and club members for their cooperation during her tenure. The new president, Anita Cordeiro, has asked for the support of all members to achieve the goals of the club during her term.
District Financial Manager Sapna Shenoy congratulated the club. Division Manager Daryl Rodrigues shared his message for a successful term. Reena Monteiro, President of Winners Club Toastmasters; Naveen Frank, of the Crescent Toastmasters Club, Sharjah; and Hendrita Colaco, from Muscat, congratulated the club’s new leaders.
The program began with a prayer song performed by Lavita, Zita, Lyra and Irene. Amith Ananda hosted the gathering. Anita Cordeiro presented the annual report. Mahesh Nayak introduced the main guest. Warren Cordeiro gave the vote of thanks. Peter Alwyn D’souza and Dalvy Ferrao participated in the program.
Konkani Toastmasters is a new Toastmasters club, established last year, which successfully completed a year on July 1. It is a bilingual club and encourages members to give speeches in Konkani as well as English. It was formed with the aim of enabling members to develop their public speaking skills in the Konkani language.