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Working Today for Our Community's Tomorrow

The Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States

Established 1991

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The Online Newsletter of PALCUS    
In This Issue...
Networking Mixer Celebrating International Port Day
PALCUS FYI Webinar Series
We Need Your Support

Celebrate International Port Day!

Consul General in SF


PALCUSThe Consul General of Portugal in San Francisco

and AICEP invite you...


...to the first Professionals Network Mixer of 2013


to Celebrate...


International Port Day


We welcome Eugenio Jardim, wine director at Jardinière,

to give a master class on Port wine.  After the class, enjoy

tasting Port wines and Portuguese appetizers.


Port wine donated by Premium Port Wines

Wine donated by Morey Cellars


Thursday, February 7, 2013

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Residence of the Consul General of San Francisco

3298 Washington Street, San Francisco

Valet Parking will be available


Admission: $10 per person


Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by sending in your payment in advance to PALCUS via PayPal or mail a $10 check to PALCUS, 9255 Center St., Suite 404, Manassas, VA 20110


All proceeds will go to the PALCUS Scholarship Fund


Please RSVP to palcus@palcus.org or on Facebook 

Thank You to our Sponsors!

PFSA Tribuna Portuguesa
L&F                           Morey Cellars 
Premium Port Wines

These events would not be possible without our sponsors.  If you are interested in being a sponsor for our next event, please contact palcus@palcus.org.

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PALCUS "For Your Information (FYI)" Webinar Series

As part of our mission to serve as a resource for the Portuguese community, PALCUS has partnered with various organizations and businesses to host a series of webinars to provide information about programs and initiatives that exist to benefit Portuguese-Americans and help to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Portugal.

The live webinars will be 30 minutes in length and include time for a live question and answer session. All webinars are FREE to attend, and open to the public. The webinars will be recorded and posted to YouTube for viewing at any time. Below is a list of currently scheduled webinars.

If you would like to participate in a webinar as a presenter, have a suggestion for a future topic, or would like to sponsor a webinar please contact us at palcus@palcus.org.

PALCUS Educational and Cultural Programs 
January 10th @ 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET 
Presenter: Angela Simoes, PALCUS Director
Webinar Sponsor: M.L. Nunes & Associates, CPA
Register for this Webinar

Portuguese Integration into American Society
March 14th @ 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET
Presenter: Dulce Maria Scott   Webinar Sponsor: Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies, RIC
Register for this Webinar

Portuguese Language Programs in the U.S.
April 11th @ 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET
Presenters: Antonio Oliveira, Elmano Costa, Diniz Borges and Jose Luis da Silva Webinar Sponsor: Luso-American Education Foundation and APPEUC/NAPTA
Register for this Webinar

Fullbright Study Abroad Program in Portugal May 9th @ 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET 
Presenter: Ricardo Sequeira
Register for this Webinar 

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PALCUS Needs Your Support

PALCUS is the national voice of Portuguese Americans promoting Education, Government and International and Community Relations.

Won't you become a member and join our team?  There are levels of membership for everyone. Visit: http://palcus.org/join


How are my membership dues used?

Your membership dues are the lifeblood of PALCUS

1) Dues support the office staff, rent, and supplies crucial to maintaining daily and constant contact with every person who has a question, need or suggestion for PALCUS. Our Administrative Assistant, Elisabete Martins, is always ready to take your email or call.

2) Dues support communication with the community. Unlike some organizations where a paid membership and a password are required to access information, our website, the Portuguese American Gateway and our E-newsletter, the LUSUS, are free and open to the public. Your financial support helps to keep critical information flowing free to the community.

3) Dues support programs. PALCUS strives to obtain sponsorships and restricted grants and donations wherever possible to fund internships, mentoring, Adopt-A-School Program, National Scholarship Program and other initiatives. Where those sources fall short, your membership dues and donations bridge the gap.


The members of the PALCUS Board of Directors donate their time on a volunteer basis and receive no compensation for their service.


Already a member?

You can help by:

1) renewing your membership for 2013

2) upgrading your membership

3) making a tax-deductible donation to PALCUS

To join, renew or upgrade you membership or to make a donation, please go to: http://palcus.org/sign-up OR send your check payable to PALCUS and mail to us with your name, address, phone and email address to: PALCUS, 9256 Center St., Ste. 404, Manassas, Va. 20110

Questions? Call Elisabete at (202) 466-4664 or email at palcus@palcus.org

Thank you for your support!

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Contact Information


Email: palcus@palcus.org

Website: www.palcus.org

Phone: 202-466-4664


9255 Center St., Suite 404

Manassas, VA 20110  


Follow PALCUS on Facebook, LinkedIn, YahooGroups and Twitter!


For daily news and infomation on events and all things Portuguese, subscribe to Angela's List on YahooGroups, officially sponsored by PALCUS.


Jobs for Portuguese Speakers

Jobs for Portuguese Speakers
If you want to put your Portuguese language skills to use in your next job, there are many opportunities out there! Visit the
Jobs for Portuguese Speakers Facebook page to see some job openings.
PALCUS Mission

In order to create a singular voice to advocate  for the Portuguese American and Luso-American communities at large, the Portuguese American Leadership Council of the United States Inc. (PALCUS) was founded in 1991  as a 501 © 3 non partisan, non profit, organization headquartered in Washington D.C.
The PALCUS mission is to address domestic and international concerns of the  Portuguese American Community.
The Council conducts an expanding program of educational and public affairs activities on issues of interest to the Portuguese American community and of salience to the Luso-American Relationship.
PALCUS is committed to serving the community through increasingly active government relations efforts, the promotion of a greater awareness of ethnic accomplishments and encouraging stronger ties between Portugal and the United States. In this role PALCUS advance the community professionally, politically and culturally while working to ensure that issues directly affecting our community are addressed through our network of government and community leaders.

PALCUS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia.  Donations are tax deductible to extent allowed by law.