Shifting Sands   
 
The quarterly newsletter of 
Porto 104 and Porto Charities, Inc.
October - December 2016
PCI President's Message
Leo Alonso

Porto Charities and Porto 104 have lots of customers.  Every young man or woman with a disability wants to lead a life like everyone else in the community.  So yes, we are in the customer satisfaction business.  Continue reading.  
Oktoberfest in September
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Grand Commander's Message
Bill Mundy

Recently Marla, Meagan and I had the opportunity to attend Sunday Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  While I had been at the Basilica a number of years ago, I had forgotten how beautiful it was.  Continue reading.  
Golf Outing 2016

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Fr. Dill's Spiritual  Message

I am writing this two days before the election; you are reading it after the fact, when - barring any lengthy legal wrangling - we will have a new president of the United States.  Continue reading .
Project: Just Like You

There's new Facebook page that highlights people with disabilities all around. Sean Cross, Porto 104 member, is one of the people showcased in the page. Read more here
Dave Hoppe receives award from RespectAbility

Porto 104 member, Dave Hoppe, was recently honored for his endless work on policies that positively impact peoples with disabilities around the world, but starting at home, with Greg, Dave and Karen's son. A blog in September in the Huffington Post showcased Dave and his work. Read the article here.
Holiday Party 2016: Don't forget!

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Porto/PCI set up an 
AmazonSmile account 
with Amazon. If you shop 
on Amazon use the following  link 
ch/30-0544129 to access 
the  site and Amazon will donate  0.5%  of the price of  your  eligible AmazonSmile  purchases 
to PCI  whenever  you shop on AmazonSmile.
Grand Divan 2015-16

Porto Caravan no. 104
Rev. Edwin Dill, S.T.
Chaplain
Bill Mundy
Grand Commander
John Reidt
Vice Grand Commander/ Grand Chamberlain
Chris Wnuk
Grand Scribe
Leo Alonso
Past Grand Commander
Bill Hingston
Master of the Oasis
Patrick Cross
Scribe of the Exchequer
Tom Britton
Master of the Wardrobe
Tom Ryan
Captain of the Bodyguard
William Hingston III
Sentinel of the Tower
Tommy Miossi
Sentinel of the Desert
Bill Dalgetty
Grand Advocate

Porto Charities, Inc.
Leo Alonso
President
Patrick Cross
Vice President
Charlie Sullivan
Treasurer
Mike Eisenberg
Secretary
Bill Mundy
Grand Commander and Director
Sara Adkins-Blanch
Shifting Sands Editor

Contact information
Porto Caravan no. 104/ Porto Charities
P.O. Box 7266
Arlington, VA 22207
Tel. 703-626-2051
Email: bettyleo@aol.com


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