The 16th ICYM Karnataka Regional Council and elections were conducted at Sevalaya Pastoral Center, Dharwad on 5-6, Dec 2015. The Inaugural Holy Eucharist was celebrated my Most Rev. Peter Machado, Bishop of Belgaum. Fr. Suasai Raj and Mr. Jose Jacob were the resource persons. 45 members from 11 Dioceses from the region participated in the two day council.
The elected members for the council 2016 &17 are as follows,
President:Vipin Paul, Mandya diocese
Boy rep: Cyril Prabhu, Bangalore diocese
Girl rep:Deepthi D’Souza, Shimoga diocese
Gen. Secretary:ValidaMendonsa, Udupi diocese
Treasurer:Abhilash P.A, Badravathi diocese
Vice President 1: Margaret, Gulbarga diocese
Vice President 2:Anupam George, Belthangady diocese
Joint Secretary 1:AgnelAmaldass, Belgaum diocese
Joint Secretary 2: Salvador Fernandes, Karwar diocese
Spokesperson: Fayal D’Souza, Mangalore diocese
DYD rep:Fr Ronald Veigas, Shimoga diocese
DYLA rep: Sr. Kavitha, Belgaum diocese
After the election, a farewell function for the Ex-REXCO’s took place. Fr. Mari recalled the services of the outgoing Rexco members and their attitude, especially his personal experience of working with them. As a token of love and gratitude, the Ex-Rexco’s were honored with mementoes and shawl by Fr. Mari, Mr. Jose and Sr. Irene.
After the Elections, there was the meeting of both present and past Rexco’s to bring back the old Rexco’s and recognize their contributions for the ICYM. This meeting was conducted by Fr. Mari and Mr. Jose at the initiative of Martin the Ex-President. ICYM Karnataka Regional Alumni Group was formed under the name ABIDE. Mr. Jose was nominated as president of ABIDE and the Coordinator will be the immediate Ex-President.
The Council members of ABIDE 2016-17 are as follows:
President: Mr. Jose Jacob
Coordinator: Mr. Martin
Treasurer: Mr. Brayan
Members: Anil and Sharel
ICYM NATIONAL OFFICE CONGRATULATES ICYM KARNATAKA REGIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE COMMENDABLE WORK AND ALL THE EFFORTS THEY ARE PUTTING IN FOR THE YOUTH MINISTRY.