On behalf of the UPSES and its Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate Mrs. Maria Ermelinda Jorge and Family on a very beautiful and successful 2018 Festa! It was a great weekend and we couldn’t have done it without the numerous amounts of volunteers who come out year after year to make the Festa do Espirito Santo a success! We also would like to congratulate Mr. & Mrs. Anthony & Tiffany DaSilva in hosting the 2019 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 21, 2018, please save the date!

It’s hard to believe we are just about half way through 2018! The UPSES has been hard at work this year fundraising and we have much more to accomplish. Our third annual Festa da Lapa is being held on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Please visit our website for more information. SAVE THE DATE for Portuguese Heritage Night with the San Diego Padres being held on Thursday, August 30, 2018. For more information and to reserve your tickets please go to the Portuguese Heritage Night page.

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) 889-4088 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 in seeing you at our upcoming events.

God Bless,

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