The Matharpacady Residents’ Welfare Association organised their monthly Whist Drive at St. Isabel’s High School on Tuesday, 15th May 2018. Mr. Gerard Viegas ably handled this Whist Drive with support of the other committee members. Twenty Eight participants and other guests were warmly greeted by the Mr. Gerard Viegas 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. Gerard Viegas summarized the rules and regulations. Stanislaus Baptista played a notable supervisory role as a judge to ensure fair play. The Whist Drive started at 6.00 P.M. Stanislaus Baptista also captured these moments on camera for us. Light refreshments of hot tea, Vegetable Bread Rolls and biscuits were served at the break in sessions. Highest scorers were awarded generous cash prizes. The delighted recipients – Mr. Clyde Soares, with 94 points was the first prize winner with highest points. The prize for the highest score in the first half was awarded to Mr. Trevor D’Sylva with 50 points. The prize for the highest score in the second half was shared by Mrs. Judith Gore and Mr. Agnello Fernandes with 54 points each. The prize for the lady with the lowest score was given to Mrs. Esme Noronha (63 points) while the prize for the gent with the lowest score was given to Mr. Maxim Rego (58 points). They all received their gifts with much applause from all present.
Mr. Gerard Viegas, thanked all the participants and guests for making this a happy memorable function. The next Whist Drive was planned for Tuesday, 12th June 2018 at 6.00 pm. He requested them to spread the word round so that we could have more participants. He thanked the Management and Trustees of St. Isabels High School, for allowing us the use of the Hall and other amenities for all our functions. Mr. Clyde Soares thanked all those present for patronising and helping at our Food Festival, “Flavours of the Village” held earlier on 14th April 2018. 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.