I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! On behalf of the UPSES and its Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate Mrs. Evelina DaRosa and Family on a very beautiful and successful 2017 Festa! It was a great weekend and we couldn’t have done it without the numerous amounts of volunteers who come our year after year to make the Festa do Espirito Santo a success! We also would like to congratulate Mrs. Ermelinda Jorge and Family in hosting the 2018 Festa! We wish them the best of luck and know they will make our community very proud. Their first fundraiser, the Festa Golf Tournament, will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017. Please visit the 2018 Festa page for a list of all their fundraisers.

It’s very hard to believe that we only have four more months for the 2017 year! The UPSES has been hard at work this year fundraising and we have much more to accomplish in these next four months. Our second annual Festa da Lapa is being held on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Please visit our website for more information. SAVE THE DATE for our Chapel Dedication to the National Register of Historic Places being held on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Please see our website for more information and be on the look out for your invitation which is being mailed out. We also have a new event, Portuguese Top Chef, being held on Saturday, November 25, 2017. More information about this event will be announced on our website in a few weeks.

We are always looking for volunteers to assist us with our many events happening, especially our weekly Thursday BINGO nights. If you would like to volunteer some time and help us please contact me at (619) 788-8170 or by email at president@upses.sdcoxmail.com.

Again we thank all of our volunteers and sponsors, without each and every one of you we couldn’t keep our culture and traditions alive. We should be very proud of what we have accomplished thus far and how we continue to thrive year after year. I hope you all have a great rest of your year and look forward at seeing you at our upcoming events.

God Bless,

Daniel A. Silva
United Portuguese SES Inc.
2818 Avenida de Portugal
San Diego, CA 92106
Phone: (619) 223-5880