February 14, 2019
It is so exciting to begin this year's
journey as your State President. I have received invitations to
a variety of Cabrillo Club functions throughout the state for
many events including breakfasts, luncheons and dinners.
I am looking forward to Hilmar's breakfast on February 24th,
followed that same day by a membership luncheon in Hanford for
Kings County. My own Yolo Cabrillo Club's Membership Dinner on
Saturday, March 9th, will be followed by Tulare's Membership
lunch on March 10th. I've also received gracious invites to
Sacramento Cabrillo Club's Valentine Dinner on February 15th and
their fabulous Crab Feed on March 2nd.
All of these
events are a joyous way of celebrating our Portuguese heritage
and fundraising for our important causes. Obviously, this is
going to be a very busy and rewarding year. Please let me know
when your Club celebrations, events or gatherings are planned,
so I may do my best to attend.
In addition, the State
Scholarship Screening and State Board Meeting are planned for
April 25-27 in San Diego at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. This is a
terrific place for a meeting, San Diego is a mecca for visitors
and the scholarship screening is always worthwhile and
satisfying. The review of the scholarship applications is
gratifying and allocating our funds to these deserving students
is valuable to our future. Please join us in San Diego for our
April State Board Meeting and Scholarship Screening and
participate in the important distribution of our scholarships to
the outstanding recipients.
Also, there is still time to
sign up for the Carnival Cabrillo Cruise on the ship
"Imagination" for our October State Board Meeting. We will be
setting sail on October 17th (I can't forget that date because
it's my 65th birthday) and leaving the Port of LA for the open
sea, docking in Ensenada and returning to LA on the 20th. Sign
up for a fun filled trip with your fellow Cabrillians!
look forward to traveling throughout the State this year,
speaking with Cabrillo Club members everywhere and listening to
ideas that will help energize our Cabrillo Clubs.
vital that we build our future together!
Best Wishes to
you and yours,
Elizabeth Castro Kemper
State Council Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California,
September 1, 2018
Hi Fellow Cabrillians!
Here it is the end of a very hot Summer where our State has
experienced a sad situation with so many fires resulting in many
losses of property and lives. Our thoughts are with all those
The past six months have been busy and
enjoyable all at the same time!
In March, Virginia
Correia and I attended the Sacramento Crab Feed. We enjoyed the
great and plentiful meal and lots of friendship!
was State Board in Tulare where our dedicated Cabrillians
screened 170 scholarship applications and awarded 129
scholarships totaling $64,500.00. And lest we forget, the “3
Musketeers” were caught playing cards on the balcony, having
fun. We ended the evening, while taking over the hotel lobby
playing cards, again!
In June, I was pleased to be
invited to Hilmar’s Scholarship Luncheon. So impressive were the
recipients as they introduced their family members and shared a
brief bio of themselves. The kitchen crew did a great job on the
July meant staying close to home, while San
Diego held their annual Spaghetti Scholarship Dinner which
enjoyed a very large turnout, including 11 recipients who also
introduced their families and gave their bios. Thanks to the
entire kitchen crew, who did an outstanding job!
July, the “3 Musketeers” and our plus 1(Gene Santos), headed
North to Tulare’s annual Scholarship Fish Fry. The kitchen crew
worked tirelessly preparing an abundance of food with the fruit
being very refreshing! We left Tulare at 9:00 a.m. to return
home and arrived into San Diego at 5:15 p.m. Let’s just say, too
It really is amazing to see so many students
of today who have their paths for the future planned!
sure by now most of you have heard we lost State Director Sandi
Mascarenhas, a dear friend, Director
and Member of San Diego
#16 to a brain tumor, whose services were held in August.
A big thank you to all of you who made my visits so
enjoyable! Your hospitality was much appreciated!
forward to seeing you at the upcoming October State Board
meeting hosted by Hilmar #30 in Modesto.
Love you all!
2018 State President
Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California, Inc.
December 1, 2018
Hi Fellow Cabrillians!
In August, Barbara Vargas and I were invited to
Sacramento Western Night. We had a lot of fun. There was plenty
of food and a live band. I was pleased to be the highest bidder
on quite a few baskets from the Silent Auction!
of September brought the Cabrillo Festival in San Diego with the
reenactment of the discovery of California by our Portuguese
explorer Joao Rodrigues Cabrilho, which is always one of the
highlights. Thank you to San Diego #16 for the cocktail party
hosted in my honor and for the plaque commemorating the event!
Then, it was off to our October State Board meeting with
travel buddies Barbara Vargas and Roni Madruga. The road trip
was fun and eventful with Barbara instructing Roni to moo every
time she saw a cow. As you can imagine, there was a lot of
mooing and we were thankful when she fell asleep! We arrived in
Modesto and enjoyed the very nice Welcome Reception and a
plethora of food. The Hilmar Portuguese Dancers were outstanding
and enjoyed by all attendees! Hats off to Hilmar #30 for hosting
a great State Board!
The next day we were off to Cabrillo
Day at the Races at The Big Fresno Fair. We all had a great time
and enjoyed the group dinner at Cattlemen’s Restaurant in Selma.
The was fun evening and the food was delicious. Thank you to
Fresno #10 and Tulare #12 for the pretty plaque recognizing the
event, and bonus, in my favorite color, blue!
headed back home, but this time there was no mooing!
have truly enjoyed being your State President and hope to see
all of you January 11-13, 2019 at our State Convention in
hosted by Yolo #26.
Wishing you all a
Happy Thanksgiving, a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and
Happy New Year!
Love you all!
2018 State President
State Council Cabrillo Civic Clubs of