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on 2003/5/1 21:40:00 (18710 reads)

Starting small with gigantic dreams, the Mangalorean Association of Canada (MAC) is now the driving power and innovator to uphold and sustain the rich culture, traditions and language of Mangalore. MAC is a non-profit, non-political volunteer organization based in Mississauga, a dynamic city located in the Ontario. It is committed to not only preserving the Konkani culture but also establishing and strengthening communication and relations with Mangaloreans in Canada and around the world.

Under the able and gifted leadership, and vision of Melwyn Menezes, the first Executive Committee (EC) steered MAC towards many triumphs and successes leading to tremendous contributions to the community. The successive EC's led by Maxim D'Mello, an innovative and competent President established for MAC, a strong foundation, voice and representation in the community. MAC is a pioneer in organizing a celebration of the Nativity Feast or Monthi Fest in Canada and Stations of the Cross and service in Konkani during the Lenten season. One of MAC's objectives is to make the Konkani community a partner in its growth and the development. To accomplish this goal, the Mangalorean Association of Canada welcomed Mangalorean residents of Canada to become active members in the association. The new members have brought in fresh perspective and infused new energy and have enabled us to reach a larger cross section of the community. It has also given them a voice in the running of the association and the planning of its activities.

The Mangalorean Association of Canada plays an integral role in providing a platform for developing leadership, especially among the youth of our community, through sports, literacy and cultural events. A Youth Forum was an excellent initiative focused on promoting, developing and mentoring the Mangalorean youth. The forum promotes open discussions on topics that matter most to the young men and women in our community. The forum promotes networking amongst the youth so they can demonstrate their talents and leadership and provide ideas to encourage and sustain the Mangalorean traditions, culture and language.

The present MAC Executive Committee (EC) continues to expand the framework, ideals, and vision established by the founder members: Melwyn and Eryl Menezes, late Vasant and Lily Salian, Paul and Irene Mathias, Lancy and Merlyn Rodrigues, Hyacinth and Freda DeSouza, Ivan and Lydwin Lobo, Ronald and Clara Fernandes, Ronald and Hilda D'Souza, late Herbert and Myrtle Lobo, Maxim and Prescilla D'Mello, Arun and Merlyn D'Mello, Peter and Florine D'Souza, Reynold and Elma Sequeira, Joe and Rose Pereira, Charles and Janet D'Souza, Maxim and Nancy Mendes.




The 2009-2010 Executive Committee consists of the following members:

President: Maxim D'Mello
Vice-President: Ronald Fernandes
General Secretary: Margaret Shankar
Joint Secretary: Mary Fernandes
Treasurer: Ronald Monteiro
Assistant Treasurer: Leo D'Cunha
Cultural & Youth Secretary: Leo Rego
Sports Secretary: Charles D'Souza
Public Relations: Ronald D'Souza




The 2011-2012 Executive Committee consists of the following members:

President - Ronald Fernandes
Vice-President - Janet D'Souza
General Secretary - Reynold Sequeira
Joint Secretary - Ivan Lobo
Treasurer - Ronald Mathias
Asst. Treasurer - Stanislaus D'Souza
Youth & Sports Coordinator - Charles D'Souza
Cultural Coordinator - Jerry Cardoza
Public Relations Coordinator - Vijay Pereira
Liturgical Facilitator - Merlyn Rodrigues
Web Master - Leo D'Cunha
Spiritual Director - Fr. Edwin D'Souza




The 2013-2014 Executive Committee consists of the following members:

President - Ronald Fernandes
Vice-President - Janet D'Souza
General Secretary - Reynold Sequeira
Joint Secretary - Ivan Lobo
Treasurer - Stanislaus D'Souza
Asst. Treasurer - Eunice Monteiro
Auditor - Reginald Fernandes
Youth & Sports Coordinator - Clare Vaz
Cultural Coordinator - Jerome Cardoza
Public Relations Coordinator - Sushil Vaz
Liturgical Facilitator - Lancy Rodrigues
Web Master - Leo D'Cunha
Spiritual Director - Fr. Edwin D'Souza





The 2015-2016 Executive Committee consists of the following members:

President - Maxim D'Mello
Vice-President - Paul Mathias
General Secretary - Reynold Sequeira
Joint Secretary - Cynthie Fernandes
Treasurer - Joel Lewis
Asst. Treasurer - Prescilla D'Souza
Auditor - Reginald Fernandes
Youth & Sports Coordinator - Ronald D'Souza
Cultural Coordinator - Manohar Pais
Public Relations Coordinator - Olivia Moras
Liturgical Facilitator - Lancy Rodrigues
Web Master - Leo D'Cunha
Spiritual Director - Fr. Edwin D'Souza

MAC-EC-2015-2016


The current Executive Committee Members of the Mangalorean Association of Canada for 2017-2018:

President : Manohar Pais
Vice-President : Melwyn Menezes
Joint Secretary : Cynthie Fernandes
Asst. Secretary : Olivia Moras
Treasurer : Louis Pereira
Asst. Treasurer : Prescilla D'Souza
Auditor : Ivan Lobo
Sports Coordinator : Olwin Pereira
Cultural Coordinator : Ronald Monteiro
Public Relations Coordinator : Manoj D?Cunha
Liturgical Facilitator : Nina Crasta
Web Master : Leonard Crasta
Spiritual Director : Fr. Edwin D'Souza

MAC_EC_2017_2018


The Executive Committee has the unstinting support of its founder members and the new members who enthusiastically participate in the successful organization of its events. There is a bright future ahead of the Mangalorean Association of Canada. Many new events will be planned and organized to ensure that every facet of our community is involved and that the social and religious activities embody our aspirations. We want to make a difference; we look to the future and we are determined to march to great heights - a stride at a time.
Together we can make a difference.

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