Whist Drive – 12th November 2019


The Matharpacady Residents Welfare Association organised the Whist Drive at St. Isabel’s High School hall on, 12th November 2019. Mr. Stanislaus Baptista alongwith Mr. Dennis Baptista helped to conducted the Whist Drive. The  twenty four participants were eagerly applying their minds and skills at this enjoyable card game in friendship and cheer, in two sessions of six card games each. Hot tea, biscuits and piping hot snacks were served at the break. 

Before starting the Whist Drive, Mr. Dennis Baptista requested all the participants to stand up in silence to pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. Gerard Viegas who had expired few days back. It was through the initiative of Mr. Gerard Viegas, that our Residents Association had started having these Whist Drives since July 2015.

Attractive cash prizes were awarded to many winners from the highest to even the lowest scores.  The delighted recipients – Ms. Maryann D’Mello,  with 89 points was the first prize winner with the highest points. The prize for the highest score in the first half was awarded to Mrs. Clare Figueiredo with 48 points and the prize for the highest score in the second half was awarded to Mrs. Brenda Texeira with 47 points. The prize for the lady with the lowest score was given to Mrs. Judith Gore  (64 points) and the prize for the gent with the lowest score was given to Mr. Trevor D’Sylva (71 points). All the winners received their gifts to much applause from all the others present.

Mr. Dennis Baptista, thanked the participants and guests for making this a happy memorable function, besides the Trustees & Management of St. Isabels High School for the use of their premises.  The Rosarian Seniors have scheduled their Whist Drive on Tuesday, 19th November 2019 at 6.15 pm at the Rosary School basement while the MRWS has scheduled their next Whist Drive for Tuesday, 10th December 2019. The participants thanked the Committee members for bringing them together at these functions in the spirit of friendship and camaraderie before bidding “Good Night” and were looking forward to more such sessions.

Author: Stanislaus Baptista

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