San Diego’s Portuguese community today is made up of immigrants from the Azores, Madeira, and mainland Portugal going back five generations in some cases. As Portuguese, we have a natural pride in our traditions and in the global accomplishments of our ancestors. We strive to honor those who have come before us, preserve our traditions and customs, and instill in our youth the spirit of devotion to the Espirito Santo, so our community will go forward in faith and tradition, generation after generation.

 

Our Mission

· Encourage religious and civic activities.

· Promote, further and support the welfare of the community.

· Foster sociability and develop a united spirit among the people of the community.

 

Past Presidents

1922 – 1932: Manuel O. Medina

1933 – 1937: Matt Monise

1938 – 1977: Manuel O. Medina

1978 – 1982: Manuel Ribeiro

1983 – 1984: Ed Ribeiro

1985 – 1987: Mary Alice Gonsalves

1988: Gene Santos

1989 – 1990: Raymond Simas

1991 – 1992: Gene Santos

1993 – 1995: Lynn Izidoro Guidi

1996 – 1997: Barbara Hosaka

1998: Joseph Silva

1999 – 2001: Evelyn DaRosa Feliciano

2002: Anthony Calabrese

2003 – 2004: Manuel “Bud” Silva

2005: Joe Varley

2006 – 2008: Lynn Marie Reis

2009 – 2010: Manuel Fernando Leal

2011 – 2013: Evelyn DaRosa Feliciano

2014 – 2015: Carl Silva

2015: Julieanna Piatek

2016 – Presiding: Daniel A. Silva