Francis Rego is new President of Milagres Toastmasters Club
Mangaluru: The new team of office bearers of Milagres Toastmasters for 2023–24, led by president TM Francis Rego, was installed on Sunday, July 2, 2023, at Monica Hall, Milagres Church Compound. The installation Ceremony was themed “Explore, Experience, and Enjoy.”
Fr. Michael Santhmayor, Principal, Milagres Degree College, graced the event as the Chief guest for the day. In his speech to the gathering, he addressed the theme Explore, Experience, and Enjoy” saying that acceptance of language makes us global citizens. Propogate the religion of languages instead of faith. Leave the shore and explore the ocean. Experience makes a person wise.
TM Anusha Shetty served as Sergeant at Arms for the event. The outgoing president, TM Sharline Rodregues, delivered the last speech of her presidential term. She thanked her executive team, her club members, and the toastmasters of Mangaluru for supporting her through her tenure.
The Outstanding Toastmaster Award was awarded to TM Zakir Husain Panambur. TM Mohammed Kunhi presented a very elaborate secretar’s report, highlighting the events, achievements, and updates of the club during the term 2021–2022. TM Pavanashree enthusiastically introduced the team of office bearers.
TM Vimala introduced the Area Director, TM Sunitha M. A. Periera. The following officers were installed by the area director: TM Francis Rego as President, TM Akarsh as VP Education, TM Azma Sheikh as VP Membership, TM Zakir Husain as VPPR, TM Cavya as Secretary, TM Vimala as Treasurer, and TM Carolin as Sargeant at Arms. In her address, she congratulated the outgoing executive team and wished the best for the incoming executive team.
TM Amita Shetty graciously handled the felicitations, where representatives of different clubs in Division F showered the club with well wishes and support. TM Cavya concluded the programme with a heartwarming delivery of the vote of thanks.
The entire programme was diligently held together by the anchor, TM Leona Aranha.
The ceremony was attended by many distinguished toastmasters, including toastmasters from Mangaluru.
Milagres Toastmasters was chartered on October 18, 2012, and since then, the club has been providing a supportive and encouraging environment to help its members grow as communicators and leaders. Milagres Toastmasters conducts its meetings every alternative Sunday at 9.30 a.m. in Monica Hall, Milagres Church Compound.