May you find the true spirit of the season and may it fill your heart with joy. PFSA sends you, your family and friends warmest wishes for a most Joyous and Merry Christmas.
Message from Supreme President Anthony W. Mendes members. From Council #21 I awarded Aldena Silva and from Council #68 was Cecelia Cardoza, who unfortunately was unable to attend.
Dear Members and Friends, On October 29th Gloria and I participated in the fundraiser held by Monique Vallance, Supreme Marshal for her 2020 PFSA Convention. We had a wonderful time on the casino trip with a group of wonderful members. The event to Jackson Rancheria was hosted by Monique and her parents Jonine and Marie Barreiro
On November 3rd, I was honored along with other Supreme Officers to be invited to a luncheon hosted jointly by PFSA and LUSO for The Deputy Minister for Portuguese Communities, Mr. Jose Luis Carneiro. Also, accompanying Mr. Carneiro, was Consul General of Portugal in San Francisco, Dr. Nuno Mathias.
On October 30th Gloria and I attended the Fraternal Event for Council #21, Los Banos and Council #68 of Dos Palos, held at Our Lady of Fatima Hall in Los Banos. We attended Mass at St Josephâ€™s Church which was offered for all deceased members of Council #21. A wonderful lunch of Torresmos de Vinha dâ€™ Alhos (garlic marinated pork) and sweet potatoes was served to us. Again it was wonderful to see so many past and present Supreme Officers present. It was an honor to present an outstanding member award to two deserving
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with their family and friends. I also want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year. Fraternally yours, Anthony W. Mendes Supreme President - Term 2016-2017
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ATTENTION FRATERNAL COUNCILS To our most valuable Fraternal Councils Officers and Members, who so graciously contribute thousands of volunteer hours and monetary support for other non-profit organizations within our communities we extend a heartfelt and special “THANK YOU” to each of you. PFSA Council Officers and Members need to ensure that all volunteer hours are recorded on the Meeting Attendance Sheet at your Council Meetings as the compiled data can result in your Council being recognized by the Supreme Council. In order to clarify the allowable expenditures of Fraternal Councils the Business Board of Directors implemented as of November 19, 2016 as Allowable Expenditures of Active Fraternal (Local) Councils, the following:
For All That You Do
Annual Event Expenses
Meeting expenses (rental of hall, refreshments, etc.
4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
No donations to Political Party, Political Candidates or PACs b. No more than ten percent (10%) of Council funds can be used for donations per year. However, if a Council is interested in making a donation to a worthy cause that exceeds 10% of their funds, they can only do so if they obtain the prior written approval of the PFSA CEO for said donation Sponsorships (i.e. – California/Nevada Youth Groups, etc.) Scholarships for Council members or their children Cost of holding a Council fundraiser Expenses related to real property owned by the Council Stipends for Council Secretary & Treasurer
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES
Good Times * Socialize * Great Friends
For Information or RSVP
Sunday January 15, 2017
Co. 76 – Artesia
PFSA Members No Charge
Artesia DES 11903 Ashworth Avenue Artesia, CA 90701
RSVP by 1/6/2017 Natalie Sousa 562-924-3085 or Antonio Aguiar 562-865-7627
Saturday January 28, 2017
No Host Social 12:30 pm Luncheon 1pm
2017 Fraternalists of the Year
PFSA Home Office
$30 per person Child’s Plate $15.00
SES Corp. Hall 1375 Lafayette Street Santa, CA 95050
RSVP by 1/20/17 PFSA Home Office 510-483-7676
Sunday January 29, 2017
Social 11:30am Luncheon 12:00 pm
PFSA Council 118 Hall 10428 E. Stockton Blvd Elk Grove, CA 95624
RSVP by 1/21/2017 Co. 34 - James Souza - 916-504-3645 Co. 51 - Terrie Ostergar - 916-686-5114 Co. 118 - Antoinette F. Duarte 916-684-2234
Sunday February 12, 2017
Co. 34 - Clarksburg Co. 51 - Sacramento & No Charge Co. 118 - Elk Grove Co. 13 - Tracy
For additional Information contact your council secretary.
Bernardine Silva - 209-835-4341
IMPORTANT: Please make sure that you RSVP for the events listed as dates or times may change without notice.
2017 Annual Family Picnic PLAN TO ATTEND OUR WESTERN THEMED FAMILY PICNIC
Roundup starts at 10:00am
Saturday April 29, 2017
Lunch served at 1:00pm
Casa de Fruta, 10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister, CA
Candy Bar Bingo, Kids Piñata, Music and other Activities
Attention Council Secretaries Schedule of Annual Events for the term 2016-2017
Did you miss the deadline date of July 31, 2016? Mail the form as soon as possible.
If you require proof of insurance to host your Annual Event, please notify the PFSA Home Office 30 days prior to the event. Please direct any Fraternal communications to the Secretary of the Fraternal Board of Trustees, Isolete Facao-Gracio at email@example.com or (510) 581-7605 4
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Members in Action
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IN MEMORIAM THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF PFSA WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE BEREAVED FAMILIES OF THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS:
O Loving Father and
Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of
your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.
Name Alice Amarant Alice M. Cabral Edward L. Bruce Elsie M. Amarante Evelyn A. Castro Gordon B. Hamilton Henrietta M. Garcia Hilda M. Sensenbaugh Manuel C. Picanso Manuel S. Cunha Mary J. Leal Stella R. Andersen William G. Grace
Fraternal Council 4, Arcata 11, Turlock 84, San Luis Obispo 7, Gustine/Newman 7, Gustine/Newman 57, Newcastle 29, Watsonville 38, Modesto 46, Tulare 14, Mountain View 15, Hanford 7, Gustine/Newman 84, San Luis Obispo
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2017 Scholarships Applications are NOW Available Online at
www.MYPFSA.org Deadline March 1, 2017
EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM The program is available to PFSA members that are enrolled as students at an accredited university, college or vocational/trade school program