The Matharpacady Residents’ Welfare Association organised their Whist Drive at St. Isabel’s High School on Tuesday, 18th September 2018. Mr. Stanislaus Baptista ably handled this Whist Drive with the support of Mr. Dennis Baptista and Mr. Percy D’Souza. 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 played a 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. Before commencing the Whist, Dennis Baptista requested all to stand in silence in remembrance of the Late Mrs. Naomi Ibrahim who expired in August. Mrs. Joanita D’Costa then lead all in a short prayer for the repose of her soul. Light refreshments of piping hot tea, Vegetable Bread Rolls and biscuits were served at the break in sessions.
Highest scorers were awarded generous cash prizes. The delighted recipients – Ms. Mary Ann D’Mello, with 94 points was the first prize winner with highest points. The prize for the highest score in the first half was awarded to Mrs. Irene Nazareth with 48 points while the prize for the highest score in the second half was shared by three participants – Mrs. Brenda Texeira, Mr. William Nazareth and Mr. Dennis Baptista with 47 points each. The prize for the lady with the lowest score was given to Mrs. Rita Fernandez (63 points) while the prize for the gent with the lowest score was awarded to Mr. Pascal Fernandes (67 points). They all received the gifts to much applause from all present.
Mr. Dennis Baptista, thanked all the participants and guests for making this a happy memorable function. He requested them to spread the word round so that we could have more participants. He thanked 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 purpose of the Welfare Associations 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.