The Matharpacady Residents’ Welfare Association organised their monthly Whist Drive at St. Isabel’s High School on Tuesday, 4th June 2019. Mr. Stanislaus Baptista ably handled this Whist Drive with support of other committee members. 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. 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.
After the break, Mr. Dennis Baptista requested all the participants to stand in silence to pray and pay our respects to Mr. Brigalds D’Souza who expired in May 2019.
Highest scorers were awarded generous cash prizes. The delighted recipients – Mr. Denis Charles, with 89 points was the first prize winner with highest points. The prize for the highest score in the first half was awarded to Mrs. Joy Henriques with 46 points. The prize for the highest score in the second half was given to Mr. Maxim Rego with 48 points each. The prize for the lady with the lowest score was shared by Mrs. Joanita DaCosta and Mrs. Clare Figueiredo (66 points) while the prize for the gent with the lowest score was given to Mr. Clifford Khan (71 points). They all received their gifts with much applause from all present.
Mr. Dennis Baptista, thanked all the participants and guests for making this a happy memorable function. The next Whist Drive was planned for Tuesday, 9th July 2019 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. 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.