Happy New Year!

I am humbled and very honored to be re-elected as your United Portuguese S.E.S. Inc. (UPSES) President for the 2017 year. 2016 was full fun-packed year and we have a lot more to do in 2017. First and foremost I want to congratulate Michael & Desiree Thierry on a beautiful and very successful 2016 Festa. The Thierry family raised over $254,000 for the UPSES, an extremely great accomplishment!

Looking forward to 2017 I want to congratulate the 2017 Festa President, Evelina DaRosa & Family, on a great start to their Festa. They are working very hard in organizing a great Festa weekend for the Portuguese and San Diego community. This year Festa will be held on June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, please mark your calendar.

I would like to welcome the newly elected Board of Directors, Ricardo da Rosa, Teri Ferguson, Julia A. Freitas, Chris Leal, Jenna LoCoco, Vidalia Resendes and Louis Rosario. We are excited in having you join the UPSES team. I would also like to congratulate Diana Balelo on being re-elected as Vice President, I am very grateful to have you by my side this year again. To the newly elected Executive members, Secretary Stacy Amaral and Treasurer Chris Leal, welcome aboard!

Please continue to visit our website at www.upses.com for all of our events happening here at the UPSES. You can also find us on Facebook (United Portuguese SES Inc.) and like our page to keep up-to-date with all of our happenings. If you would like to inquire about renting our facility please contact our Hall Manager Andrea DaLuz at (619) 223-5880 or by email at manager@upses.sdcoxmail.com. If you would like to contact me please email me at president@upses.sdcoxmail.com.

I wish you all a happy and prosperous 2017.

God Bless,

Daniel A. Silva


United Portuguese S.E.S. Inc.