Whist Drive – 10th March 2020


The Matharpacady Residents’ Welfare Association organised their Whist Drive at St. Isabel’s High School on Tuesday, 10th March 2020.  Mr. Stanislaus Baptista and Mr. Dennis Baptista handled this Whist Drive. Twenty Eight participants and other guests were warmly greeted as they entered the  hall.  Participants, four a table, were seated at numbered tables to enjoy this competitive card game.  The whist drive was in two sessions of six games each.   Stanislaus Baptista also captured these moments on camera for us. Light refreshments of hot tea, biscuits and Batata Vadas were served at the break in sessions.  Highest scorers were awarded generous cash prizes.  The delighted recipients – Mr. Clifford Khan,  with 99 points was the first prize winner with highest points. The prize for the highest score in the first half shared by Mrs. Irene Nazareth and Mr. Maxim Rego with 49 points each. The prize for the highest score in the second half was awarded to  Ms, Philo Nazareth  with 46 points. The prize for the lady with the lowest score was given to Ms. Joan Nazareth with 66 points while the prize for the gent with the lowest score was given to Mr. Avelino Rosario (66 points). They all received the gifts to much applause from all the others present.

Mr. Dennis Baptista, thanked all the participants and guests for making this a happy memorable function. Thanks also to Mrs. Joanita D’Costa for the delicious homemade sweets given to all participants. Mr. Stanislaus Baptista informed all about the Whist Drive being organised by the Rosarian Senior Citizens Association  on Tuesday, 24th March 2020 at 6.00 pm in the KG Classroom. The next Whist Drive being organised by the MRWA will be on Tuesday, 14th April 2020 at 6.00 pm at St. Isabel’s High School.  Heartfelt thanks to the Management and Trustees of St. Isabel’s High School, for allowing us the use of the Hall and other amenities for all our functions. The Welfare Associations purpose is to bring families closer together at these functions, by fostering a spirit of friendship and co-operation so as to strengthen and build the Catholic community.


Author: Stanislaus Baptista

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