Dear Members and Friends,
Once again, it’s the time of the year when we gather around the table with our families and pause to reflect that which we are thankful for. This year, in addition to family and friends, we are thankful for the privilege to serve our members as PALCUS’ Board of Directors. It’s an honor to work with dedicated and supportive members and committee volunteers.
As we enter our 30th year, we welcome your ideas and comments to enhance PALCUS’ ability to meet the needs of our community now and in the future. While we have made great strides forward, as always there is still work to be done—but when we come together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.
This week’s Thanksgiving holiday offers a special opportunity to reflect on our many blessings and to be grateful for the gifts we have received. We are mindful of those less fortunate and struggling in our country and our world. Thanksgiving is an invitation to rededicate ourselves in our own special way that could make a difference to the most vulnerable members of our communities.
On this day, set aside for giving thanks, we express our gratitude to the men and women and their families who selflessly serve to protect our country and the American way of life.
As we come to the end of 2020, the PALCUS Board and Staff would like to wish all of our members a happy Thanksgiving holiday.
We are thankful for our members; without you, there would be no PALCUS.
We hope to have you with us in 2021.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.
Angela Simões, Chairwoman
Board of Directors:
Katherine Soares (NY)
Anabela DaCruz-Mello (NJ)
Lisa Morris (RI)
Cynthia Russo (NJ)
Daniel da Ponte (RI)
Diniz Borges (CA)
John Bento (CA)
Jordan Thomas (NJ)
Ilidio Pereira (FL)
Laurinda Clemente (VA)
Manuel Geraldo, Sr. (MD)