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LUS US Newsletter
The Online Newsletter of PALCUS
October 2018 
Table of Contents

PALCUS NEWS
  • PALCUS 22nd Leadership Awards Gala
  • PALCUS hosted PABA launch at Lusitanian Forum
  • 2020 National Census #MakePortugueseCount Campaign
  • Networking Mixer in DC
  • Upcoming Events: Fado, Casino Bus Trip, Visit Portugal (2019)
  • PALCUS Gateway Featured Business: Oporto Cafe
PALCUS NEWS

PALCUS 22nd Annual Leadership Awards Gala
Washington, D.C. - October 6, 2018

2018 Leadership Awardees: (L-R) Dr. Ronald DePinho of MD Anderson Cancer Center,
José João Morais for Virginia Portuguese Community Center, RI State Police Superintendent Colonel Ann Assumpico, Frank P. Baptista of Rádio Voz do Emigrante, Executive Director of Immigrants' Assistance Center Helena DaSilva Hughes, World Language Center Director at Stanford Univeristy Dr. Duarte Silva and Rhodes Scholar Jordan Thomas.

Watch for our Special Edition Gala Newsletter coming soon!


PALCUS HOSTS PABA LAUNCH AT LUSITANIAN FORUM

Portuguese-American Bar Association launched during PALCUS Gala Weekend as  PABA kicks off at Ambassador's Welcome Reception



Ambassador and Mrs. Domingos Fezas Vital toast to the launch of the Portuguese-American Bar Association with Madeira wine with PALCUS Chairwoman Angela Simões and
PABA Steering Committee Chair Jason Fragoso at the Ambassador's Residence on October 5th.

The creation of PABA was proposed by Chief Justice Philip Rapoza (MA Appeals Court - Ret.) at the Inaugural Portuguese-American National Conference last June. Since then PABA's steering committee has drafted a mission statement, goals, objectives and action items which were presented and reviewed for public comment at the Lusitanian Forum on October 6th in Washington, D.C. during PALCUS Gala Weekend.

All Portuguese-American members of the legal profession and allied fields are encouraged to contact the PABA Steering Committee to learn more about the forum's proceedings and how to participate at portugueseaba@gmail.com 

PALCUS is proud to facilitate this important initiative supporting Portuguese-Americans in the legal profession!

PALCUS LAUNCHES NATIONAL COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE
FOR 2020 U.S. CENSUS


#MakePortugueseCount

 
Ron Brown, U.S. Census Partnership Specialist, addressed guests at the 22nd Annual Leadership Awards Gala on Saturday, October 6th to announce the Bureau's collaboration with PALCUS as the first National Complete Count Committee in the history of the Bureau. 
 
PALCUS calls on all Portuguese-American civic, social and faith-based groups and organizations to join with us in establishing a nationwide network that will help us work together in mobilizing our community to be counted in 2020.

Contact Gracielle Camilo at palcus@palcus.org or call her 202-466-4664 to register your organization.

View the promotional video HERE.



N ETWORKING MIXER WITH CPASA AT SLATE WINE BAR
September 27, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C.

(Back Row, L-R): PALCUS Director Manny Geraldo II, Nathan Fatal, Joe Reis, Mario Da Costa and owner of Slate Bar Danny Lledo. (Front Row, L-R)  Gisela Rua, 
Natasha Silva and PALCUS Director Laurinda Clemente
 
PALCUS joined with the Congressional Portuguese-American Staffers Associations (CPASA) to host a mixer in Washington, DC at Slate Wine Bar, owned by Portuguese-American, Danny Lledo.  This is the first of many mixers that will be held in the DC area to bring together Portuguese professionals across many different industries to network, share resources, meet new Portuguese friends and enjoy a fun evening.  Keep an eye out for our next event happening soon!


PALCUS UPCOMING EVENT

FADO AT THE PARK: THE SOUL OF PORTUGUESE MUSIC
November 1, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Park Theatre, 848 Park Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island



 
PALCUS partners with RI Day of Portugal to present
 a production by the Portuguese-American Cultural Exchange (PACE) featuring 
Marco Oliveira and Tânia Oleiro , two award-winning young singers of contemporary Portuguese fado in support of their latest CD releases.
Proceeds to benefit PALCUS and RI Day of Portugal

TICKETS NOW ON SALE HERE

With the generous sponsorship of:
Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies, Rhode Island College and
Media Sponsors:  Portuguese Times,  The Portuguese Channe, WJFD-FM

READ MORE:
Marco Oliveira  (Facebook)      Marco Oliveira   (Website)  
Tania Oleiro  (Facebook)          Tania Oleiro   (Website)
    


PALCUS UPCOMING EVENT

BLACK OAK CASINO BUS TRIP
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
19400 Tuolumne Rd N, Tuolumne, California 95379

  
 
Ready for a fun evening with family and friends?
Join us!
  • Food and drinks will be served on the bus
  • Raffle prizes include gift certificates to Fry's Electronics and Uma Casa Restaurant
  •   Tickets are $35 per person with each passenger receiving $20 back at the casino for games and food.
  • Proceeds to benefit PALCUS

TICKETS NOW ON SALE HERE


PALCUS UPCOMING EVENT

VISIT PORTUGAL IN 2019 WITH COLLETTE TOURS
September 13 - 22, 2019
10 Days - 14 Meals
Optional 4 Night Madeira Island Post Tour Extension

BOOK YOUR SEATS NOW!  LIMITED AVAILABILITY!
  • $100 discount for PALCUS members in good standing at time of booking

  • Double: $3,899
  • Single: $4,699

  • Triple: $3,869

Contact Collette at 800-581-8942.  Refer to booking #914486

  
Contact Gracielle Camilo for the full brochure!
Proceeds to benefit PALCUS
PALCUS Gateway Featured Business - 
Oporto Cafe     

T his month's feat ured business is Oporto Cafe of Houston, Texas.
Similar to the ones you may find in Europe, Oporto is an intimate 'Fooding House' which includes a boutique bar setting that is the perfect place to relax with friends or have a romantic date night. 
Their personalized service and atmosphere will make you feel cozy as you graze over flavorful food selections. To quote one of their regulars...'it's like going to Europe without a passport'. 
     
To learn more about Oporto Cafe, visit their Website or Facebook.
 
To look for more Portuguese businesses and organizations throughout the US (or add your own), please visit the Gateway online.
Are you a PALCUS member yet?  
We are stronger together!

I f you agree with the work undertaken at the Inaugural Portuguese-American National Conference to build the social capital of our community, then please join us and become a member today!

Strong membership participation means a stronger voice in the national Portuguese-American agenda. In order to advance Portuguese language education, increase presence in the congressional caucuses, and provide economic opportunities, the collective voice of thousands is needed!  

In addition, PALCUS is a member-driven non-profit organization that depends on membership dues and fundraising events to fund its operations.  Members of the all-volunteer board of directors donate their time and personal funds for travel, lodging and tickets to attend networking events and planning sessions so our administrative costs are relatively low but nonetheless critical to doing business on a daily basis.

There are membership categories to suit every budget and level of interest.  Please click on our membership webpage and join our voice today!

PALCUS announces that we are now using memberplanet, a user-friendly platform that will help us to serve you better.  It is an interactive service that will allow you to update your PALCUS member profile, track donations and dues and join PALCUS circles with members of similar interests all with the click of a mouse.  
 
When you become a PALCUS member, you will be prompted to join us on memberplanet. As always your information is confidential and will never be shared without your permission. Questions? Contact Graci for more information! 

More Ways to Give 

There are more ways than ever to donate to PALCUS!
 


Help strengthen PALCUS as we continue working for the community!

Please consider including PALCUS in your giving plans in 2018. 

Does your employer have a matching funds program? Check with your Human Resources office to double your contribution.
PALCUS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and will be acknowledged.

Muito obrigado!   Click here to donate today !  
Paid advertisement. Does not imply an endorsement or recommendation by PALCUS.

Getting Your Portuguese Citizenship Service with 25% Discount

Portugal ReConnect is offering PALCUS members* a 25% discount on their service to obtain your Portuguese citizenship. If you didn't have a chance to watch PALCUS' webinar, "Getting Your Portuguese Citizenship: Benefits and Advantages" live, you can still watch it by following  this link. In the webinar, Portugal ReConnect's attorneys guide you through the criteria to help you find out whether you're eligible for the citizenship program.


*PALCUS Member in good standing, who has paid his/her 2017 or 2018 dues     page break

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Read past issues of the LUSUS Newsletter at http://www.palcus.org/#!lusus-newsletter/cbac 

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Jobs for Portuguese Speakers
Jobs for Portuguese Speakers

If you want to put your Portuguese language skills to use in your next job, there are many opportunities out there! Visit the  Jobs for Portuguese Speakers Facebook page to see some job openings.

Contact Information

Email: palcus@palcus.org
Website:  www.palcus.org
Phone: 202-466-4664

9255 Center St., Suite 404
Manassas, VA 20110
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PALCUS Mission

In order to create a singular voice to advocate  for the Portuguese-American and Luso-American communities at large, the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States Inc. (PALCUS) was founded in 1991 as a non-partisan, non-profit, organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. 
 
The PALCUS mission is to address domestic and international concerns of the Portuguese-American Community.
 
The Council conducts an expanding program of educational and public affairs activities on issues of interest to the Portuguese-American community and of salience to the Luso-American Relationship.
 
PALCUS is committed to serving the community through increasingly active government relations efforts, the promotion of a greater awareness of ethnic accomplishments and encouraging stronger ties between Portugal and the United States. In this role PALCUS advances the community professionally, politically and culturally while working to ensure that issues directly affecting our community are addressed through our network of government and community leaders.

PALCUS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization under the IRS tax code and  incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia.  Donations are tax deductible to extent allowed by law and will be acknowledged.

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