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Lion Dr. Austin D'Souza Receives 5 Diamond MJF Chicago, May 21, 2008: Lions of Illinois held their 88th Annual Multiple District-1 Convention at the Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel, Itasca last weekend. More than 600 lion leaders from all 12 sub districts of Illinois were in attendance. Lions Clubs International Vice President Albert F. Brandel from Melville, New York with his wife Dr. Maureen Murphy were the honored guests for the weekend celebrations. Convention highlights were golf outing on Thursday, plenary session and hospitality rooms on Friday, seminars, second plenary session, state banquet on Saturday and Lions of Illinois Foundation breakfast on Sunday. During Saturday banquet many district leaders were awarded by their perspective governors. State MERLOW coordinator and Sector Coordinator Lion Dr. Austin D'Souza was awarded with a 5 diamond progressive Melvin Jones Fellow pin by International Vice President Albert F. Brandel. He thanked Dr. Austin for his dedication and hard work in promoting Campaign Sight First II in Illinois and congratulated him for this award. PDG Lion Austin D'Souza, Ph.D., Selected as Lions Clubs International Faculty Development Institue's Faculty Trainer Atlanta, 15 April 2008: As recommended by Lions Clubs International Directors from the US, 20 lion leaders from various states were selected to go through an extensive leadership training course for Faculty Development Leadership Institute at Atlanta, Georgia last weekend. After the completion of the course today, there was a graduation ceremony to declare these candidates as Lions Clubs International Faculty Development Instructors. Main expectation from these graduates is to serve as an instructor for local, district and state Lions training programs and also take part in USA/Canada Leadership Forums, District Governor Elect Schools and International Convention Training Sessions. Training was on enabling to sharpen their training skills and increase their overall effectiveness as an instructor. Austin Prabhu was one of the candidates amongst graduates who was recommended by International Director Russ Sarver from Illinois. Chicago March 22, 2008: Lion Rose D'Souza (84), Mother of Lion Queenie Mendonca, Managing Editor of Mangalorean.com and of well known social worker and Konkani writer PDG Lion Austin D'Souza, passed away today March 22, 2008 at 4:30pm after a brief illness at Loyola Hospital in Chicago. She was the wife of the well known ladies tailor of Mangalore late Gaulbert D'Souza and the daughter of Simon D?Souza, the well known Ayurvedic Practitioner of yesteryears. Rose was born on July 6, 1923 and was married to Gaulbert on Oct 20, 1945. Mamma Lion Rose as she was fondly known was the oldest member of the MKCA, Chicago and was loved and respected by everyone who knew her. Her wake will be at the Woodlawn Funeral Home, 7750 W. Cermak Road, Forest Park, Illinois 60130; Phone: 708-442-8500. (Corner of Des Plaines Avenue and Cermak Road.) There will be a 'Lions Service' at 7:00 p.m. Visitation: Monday, March 24, 2008 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral will be held at St. Bernardine's Church, 7246 W. Harrison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130 at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2008. Thereafter interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetary, 1400 S. Wolf Road, Hillside, IL 60162. Contact: 1-708-837-0223 Mamma Lion Rose- Fondly remembered by son PDG Lion Austin D'Souza: Rose D?Souza (85) was born to Simon and Piadade D?Souza of Fajir Parish in Mangalore, India on July 6th 1923. She was the youngest child in a family of 14 children of which many passed away while they were infants. Her oldest sister Maria got married at the age of 12 and died within a year. Her other siblings: Bridgit Boromeo, Sr. Geoanna, of the Sisters of Charity; Sebastian and Gilbert D?Souza entered their adult life and now they are all deceased. When Rose was an infant, their family migrated to Angelore Parish in Mangalore. Rose went to Guardian Angel?s Elementary School and completed her 7th Standard. She married Gaulbert D?Souza, a famous ladies tailor from Falnir, Mangalore in the year 1945 at the age of 22 and after marriage, they made their permanent residence in Nanthur, Mangalore. Rose and Gaulbert were blessed with 9 children ? Leonilla (Ligoury), Victor (died at the age of 2), Austin (Terry), Norbert, Dorothy (Godwin), Stany (Vissia), Melville (Merlyn), Felix (Lorraine) and Queenie (Jossie.) Rose was a tireless and dedicated housewife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who kept herself always busy doing little and big chores 24 hours a day. Taking care of her children was her number one priority, looking at their homework, cooking, cleaning, and also helping her husband with minor clothing alterations. Rose was a very religious lady who never missed Sunday mass with her envelopes of donations no matter how sick she was. She would wake up all her children early in the morning and make them attend daily mass at Carmelite Monastery, Carmel Hill, Mangalore. Her smiling face and tender loving eyes would clearly show the reflection of her genuine love and care of all she came in contact with. Rose was born in Mangalore, India and migrated to the US in 1985 and was a resident of Forest Park ever since. She attended St. Bernardine?s Church for her religious needs and never went to sleep without reciting a whole rosary and praying for the entire world. Her personal diamonds were her nine children who excelled in education and life. She leaves behind three daughters, Lion Leonilla (Lion Ligoury); Lion Dorothy (Lion Godwin); Lion Queenie (Lion Jossie); five sons, Lion Austin (Lion Terry); Norbert; Lion Stany (Lion Vissia); Lion Melville (Lion Merlyn); Lion Felix (Lion Lorraine); sixteen grand children, Lion Allen (Travissa); Albina (Arun); Lion Anita, Gail, Gwayne, Lion Anil, Niketha, Lion Atina, Leo Angel, Joey, Shawn, Travis, Cheryl, Shannon, Jason, Ashley and one great-grandchild Baby Keira. Lion Rose was a Charter Member of The Forest Kala Sampath Lions Club and was always present at all meetings or programs. Her humanitarian heart attracted many needy people to her and those friendships are alive today and are her best friends. We lost Lion Mamma Rose at Loyola Hospital after a short illness caused by a collapse of both of her lungs.