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The Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States

Established 1991

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The Online Newsletter of PALCUS    

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2014 PALCUS Leadership Awards Nominations


A benefit of PALCUS membership is the opportunity to nominate deserving individuals or organizations for Leadership Awards to be presented at the Annual PALCUS Leadership Awards Gala. As a member-in-good-standing, you are invited to participate in the nomination process for awards to be presented at the 2014 Awards Gala on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Oxon Hill Manor, Oxon Hill, Maryland.


Since 1996, PALCUS has recognized and honored Portuguese-American individuals and organizations who have distinguished themselves through outstanding personal accomplishments and/or exemplary service to the community.  Awards are represented in a variety of fields including but not limited to Education, Artistic Achievement, Community Service, Public Service, Business/Entrepreneurship, Athletic Achievement, Scientific Achievement, Social Justice, Humanitarian Service and Philanthropy.  A list of all past honorees is attached here for your information.



If you would like to nominate an individual or an organization for a 2014 Leadership Award, please refer to the nomination rules and submit the nomination form at your earliest convenience but 
no later than Friday, May 9th, 2014 to Elisabete Martins in PDF via email at palcus@palcus.org or mail to PALCUS, 9255 Center St., Ste. 404, Manassas, Va. 20110.  Questions? Call Elisabete at (202) 466-4664.


As all nominations are confidential, please do not inform your nominee of your submission.  Active members of the Board of Directors are not eligible for nomination.


Remember to "Save the Date" for the 2014 Awards Gala on October 11, 2014.


Thank you for your participation and for your faithful support!


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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.