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KOTA KINABALU – The Catholic Student Council (CSC) Session 2015/2016 was dissolved in their recent Annual General Meeting (AGM), 18-20 Mar 2016, at the CSG Centre here. As in past years, the AGM saw six of the former members being replaced by seven new Exco line-up for Session 2016/2017.
The newly voted members are Corey Henry as president, Leazrinna Adaris as the vice-president, Eugene Lominus as secretary, Leorinah Samuin as vice-secretary, Ben Douglas as treasurer, Klinsmann Sin Yun Fatt as vice-treasurer and Cherril Henry as committee member. Handing-over of working files from previous Exco to the new ones was done on that day. Certificates of appreciation were given to the former Exco members to acknowledge their effort and time in CSC.
CSC is a decision-making body through mutual discussion on any matters about Catholic Student Groups (CSG) set up in each campus under the Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu. However, the Campus Ministry Office (CMO) which comes directly under the archdiocesan office, still reserves the final say. CSC body consists of the CMO and all presidents of CSG. CSC conducts its main activity of the year – Hari Warga Kampus (HWK) which will be the 18th HWK this year. CSC also participates in national-level Malaysian Catholic Campus Student Day.
Every year, CMO will meet with the CSG presidents to determine yearly membership. The body will vote its new Exco members during their AGM.
This year’s AGM was attended by 61 members from seven CSG from KK and Labuan. Besides its main purpose of voting new Exco members, participants of AGM, who are leaders of their CSG, were enriched with several key talks and role-play on the main topic – Leadership. All inputs were broken down into three sessions for effective delivery.
“I am a gifted leader” and “Effective leader in action” were self-discovery related talks which aimed to encourage the leaders to discover the leadership skill in them. Role-playing was used to bring out their skills and leadership style. These skills were further enhanced in their ability to solve problems in prearranged outdoor tasks; some were stationed at the CSG Centre itself, some at Carmelite and others at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Besides exercising leadership skills, the other purposes of these sessions were to promote team building and delegation of tasks, both important for effective leadership.
As one of the nights coincided with the global-wide Earth Hour celebration, all participants stood in solidarity with nature through the Earth Hour, from 8.30-9.30pm on Mar 19. All lights were switched off and everyone sat in circle while reciting the Holy Rosary.
The annual meeting would not be complete without a spiritual input. Sr Terecia @ Terry, coordinator of Youth and Campus Ministry Office, gave a short talk on God’s Love and His Mercy as take-home ‘nourishment’ for the young people. – Jason Christie Jemih / CS