Chaitanya, Shimoga, August 25, 2021: The Thirty Second Annual General Body Meeting of the Shimoga Multipurpose Social Service Society was held on 25 August 2021 at Chaitanya, Shimoga. The meeting began at 10.00 am with prayer led by Rev. Sr Marie Evelyn AC. Rev. Msgr Felix Joseph Noronha welcomed all the members, especially the three new members in the persons of Rev. Fr Stephen Maxi Albuquerque, Mr William D’Souza and Mrs Precilla Pinto. The President of SMSSS, Most Rev. Dr Francis Serrao SJ declared the meeting legal as there was the required quorum. After presenting the minutes of the thirty first Annual General Body Meeting and getting them approved, the Secretary of SMSSS, Rev. Fr Clifford Roshan Pinto presented the annual report of the Governing Board of SMSSS for the year 2020-21. The Report was presented under the following heads: (1) Women Empowerment; (2) Education and Development; (3) Natural Resource Management; (4) Good Governance; (5) Health and Development; (6) Capacity Building and (7) Community Development. A fruitful discussion with words of appreciation for the tremendous work of the Society followed the presentation of the report. The members appreciated the efforts of SMSSS in responding to the struggle of the people during the Covid-19 lockdown. The support provided by way of food grains and medicine to the poorest of the poor was noteworthy. The President appreciated the remarkable work of the Society and noted that transparency is visible in all the activities. With these observations Rev. Msgr Felix Joseph Noronha proposed that the annual report for the year 2020-21 be accepted and Mr William D’Souza seconded the same. The members adopted the annual report unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

After the presentation of the annual report the Secretary presented the audited statement of accounts for the year 2020-21. Rev. Fr Stany D’Souza proposed that the audited statement of accounts comprising of the receipts and payments account, the Income and Expenditure account and the Balance Sheet be accepted. Rev. Sr Marie Evelyn AC seconded the same. The members present adopted the audited statement of accounts unanimously.

 

 

 

In his presidential address Bishop Francis Serrao SJ noted that the importance given for conducting various trainings is praiseworthy. He praised the committed, transparent hard work of the Secretary and the commitment of the Staff and wished all of them all the very best. Rev. Fr Stany D’Souza proposed vote of thanks. The meeting ended with concluding prayer led by Rev. Fr Ronald D’Cunha.

 

 

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