Spring 2022

March 3,2022

Greetings Fellow Cabrillians!

I would like to thank all of you who attended the 86th Annual Convention held in Sacramento. Thank you also to Sacramento Club #5 for hosting my Convention. We hope you all had a great time!

I am honored to be your 2022 State President and with all of your help, I know we will make this a great year. Congratulations to Cindy Rodrigues for stepping up to the plate and becoming our new 2nd Vice President.

We are now in the third month of 2022 and I have attended one event so far. Last week I joined 47 others on the Sacramento Snow Train to Reno. We did get some snow on the way up which made the trip even better and, of course, the free margaritas on the way up and the cocktail party provided by Sacramento Club as a thank you for joining us made up for any of our personal losses.

I am looking forward to attending Tulare #12 for their Membership Lunch on March 13th and will then be in Sacramento April 2nd for their annual Crab Feed. Next stop, will be San Diego for my first State Board Meeting and Scholarship Screening as your State President on April 22nd and 23rd.

I am looking forward to seeing many of you at these events. If you have any events coming up I don't know about, please let me know and I will do my best to attend.
Kings #9 and Hilmar #30 please add me to your mailing list, as I have not received any event information from your clubs to date.


Michael McCoy
2022 Cabrillo State President
112 Summerwood Drive
Woodland, CA 95695
Cell Phone: (530) 383-7126

Winter 2021

November 15, 2021

Greeting Fellow Cabrillians!

Hopefully this finds all of you doing well as we are gradually starting to come back together with events and activities. It was great that I was able to attend the following events representing the Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California.

In August, I had the pleasure of attending the State Convention for Luso American Financial and S.P.R.S.I., where I enjoyed the weekend’s activities in Palm Desert & presented plaques at the Visitor’s Hours.

Next stop was Sacramento #5’s Annual Western Night, which was well attended by members and guests, who enjoyed a delicious barbecue with all the trimmings and an evening of music and dancing. I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to all for your hospitality, continued dedication and warm welcome.

Rounding out August, I enjoyed attending and helping with preparations for Hilmar #30’s drive through Chicken Dinner Fundraiser, which enjoyed sales of over 900 dinners. The club is to be commended for their organization and large turnout.

September brings various opportunities for Cabrillo Day celebrations throughout the state. I was happy to travel to Tulare #12’s Cabrillo Day Dinner, where I greatly appreciated the warm welcome by all attendees, as we enjoyed a delicious Portuguese dinner. And, as luck would have it, and to my surprise my ticket was drawn as the winning ticket for the 50/50 drawing. My sincerest thanks for a most enjoyable evening.

As the evening came to an end, I hopped into my car and headed South to San Diego arriving at 1:00 a.m. to attend the 57th Annual Cabrillo Festival, which featured a cocktail party in my honor, wreath laying ceremony, under torrential rain, and an evening social event with dignitaries including the Consul General of Portugal of San Francisco and naval officers from Spain and the USA. I extend my most heartfelt appreciation to San Diego #16 for their hospitality and memorable gift.

Due to conflicting schedules, I would like to extend my deepest regrets to Sacramento #5 and Kings #9, as I had to decline their invitations to attend Sacramento #5’s Annual Portuguese Breakfast commemorating Cabrillo Day and Kings #9’s Annual Bunco for Cancer fundraiser.

In closing, I have so many treasured memories of these last six months, thanks to all of our dedicated members for their service in their clubs and communities. I am looking forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming 86th Annual Convention, January 14, 15 & 16, 2022, hosted by Sacramento #5 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Sacramento, California.

Respectfully in Friendship,

Richard J. Castro
2020 & 2021 Cabrillo State President
1002 Claremont Court, Modesto, CA 95356
Telephone: (209) 605-4548



Fall 2021

August 15, 2021

Greeting Fellow Cabrillians:

I hope this finds all of you in the best of health, during these challenging times which all of us have been facing. It has been a wild roller coaster ride. It is great to see that we are finally able to get together and
see one another in person. Let's hope this continues to stay this way for our best interests.

I was glad to attend a couple of events since our April State Board Zoom meeting.

On July 25th, I had the pleasure of traveling to Kings County Club #9 for their Scholarship Awards Presentation Luncheon and was accompanied by Past State Presidents Ken Costa and Scott Costa. They
had a great turn out of members, several scholarship recipients, parents and State Officers. The attendance was larger than anticipated with additional tables and chairs being setup. Each graduate was
presented with a certificate. They all spoke with appreciation and informed us of their future college plans. We enjoyed a great lunch with an ice cream sundae for dessert. A raffle and live auction of one item
followed, where the item sold for $600.00 for the Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of Frankie Scialo and Joaquin J. Dutra. Thank you Club #9 for a great day along with your hard work and dedication to Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California. Also, a special thanks to State Officers Mary Tamariz and Jacqui Austin along with State Scholarship Chairperson & Past State President Breck Austin for their attendance.
Thanks also to Past State Presidents John Tamariz, Marilyn Dutra, Irene Ferreira and Past State Spouses Frank Ferreira, Jr. and Patty Simonian for their attendance. Best wishes to Club #9 for continued success.

On July 31st, I traveled to Sacramento Club #5 for their Annual Scholarship Awards Presentation. I appreciated the warm greeting by Past State Presidents Ken and Scott Costa. Arriving early allowed me
the opportunity to help out a little with the preparation for the event. They had a large turnout of members, scholarship recipients, parents and State Officers. Club #5 awarded 21 scholarships with 9 recipients in attendance from as far away as Orland and Vallejo and the local surrounding areas. The attendees enjoyed barbecued hot dogs, hamburgers and linguica with accompanying sides and concluded with
strawberry shortcake for dessert. A raffle was enjoyed by all with one item auctioned off, which earned $280.00 for the Scholarship Fund. It really was a great evening, I truly enjoyed myself and am looking
forward to attending their Annual Western Night on Saturday, August 28th My very best wishes to all of Club #5 and thanks for all that you do for the Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California.

In closing, I was thankful to be able to get out and visit with our members and meet new members, as well.
I am looking forward to our October State Board Meeting hosted by Tulare #12 to be held October 16th.

Warmest Regards,

Richard J. Castro
2020 & 2021 Cabrillo State President
P.O. Box 5342, Modesto, CA 95352-5342

Telephone: (209) 605-4548


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