KROSS Governing Board Meeting – 31st May 2017.

KROSS held its Governing Board Meeting at Karwar on 31.05.2017 which was hosted by Karwar Diocesan Development Council (KDDC), Karwar.

Msgr. Simon Tellis of Karwar Diocese on behalf of Rt. Rev. Dr. Derek Fernandes, Bishop of Karwar extended a warm welcome to Rt. Rev. Dr. Gerald Lobo, Bishop of Udupi and President, KROSS and all the members present and shared the perspectives of the Diocese. He also introduced the newly inducted Director of KDDC, Rev. Fr. Ambrose Fernandes and informed that he was the first to introduce the concept of Credit Unions in Karnataka which later on spearheaded to be Self-help Groups.

The President, KROSS once again welcomed all present and requested the members to evaluate the reports being presented as their suggestions could go a long way in making the programs a success.

The KROSS Team presented the reports of the programs being implemented by the Diocesan Social Service Societies supported by KROSS, appreciated the feedback from the members and clarified certain issues raised.

In the afternoon session, Fr. Biju K. J., Director, KIDS, Puttur and Mr. Saver Fernandes, Coordinator, KDDC, Karwar presented the activities undertaken by their respective Dioceses. The members were taken up with the work being done in the Dioceses and said that wide publicity should be given of the activities so that there is much visibility of the DSSS.

The meeting began at 09.45 a.m. with a prayer led by Fr. Reginal Pinto, Director, Sampada, Udupi and concluded at 04.00 p.m. with a vote of thanks by the President, KROSS.