membership mean to you?
Civic Clubs Accomplish
| Pride in Heritage
||Strong Scholarship Program
An opportunity to meet others and share in their
rich Portuguese culture.
- Monthly activities that enrich traditions
- Celebrations - Festas - Cabrillo Festival
- A strong camaraderie and good fellowship
|Each year approximately 200 high school
seniors of Portuguese descent apply for a $500 scholarship. 116 scholarships will be awarded this year.
| Pride in Education
|A strong scholarship program is in place statewide.
High school seniors of Portuguese descent are eligible to apply.
Members encourage better education for youth and promote the study
of the Portuguese language.
||Members sponsor citizen classes and
naturalization ceremonies. As many as 13,000 new citizens are recorded.
|Pride in Community Service
|Members give countless hours in community service
in churches, hospitals, schools, civic and fraternal organizations.
Members take pride in the donations to charitable organizations,
not only in hours of service, but in monetary donations.
||Members volunteer their time in schools,
hospitals, civic and fraternal organizations. They serve as officers
of their boards. Members have volunteered over 130,000 hours in
|Pride in Americanization
||Donations to Charities
|With a keen sense of pride in these United States,
members are actively involved weekly with naturalization ceremonies,
as well as being responsible citizens giving a hand to others to
||Significant sums are donated to countless
charities. The clubs have donated more than $60,000 in a year.
|Pride in a Dynamic Club
|Enjoy knowing that you belong to an organization making
a difference in the community.
Class of Membership: Active
Active membership shall be composed of persons who are residents of
California, over 18 years of age, of Portuguese descent; or persons
not of Portuguese descent, who are married to, or a registered domestic partner of, an active member over 18
years of age and residents of California at time of application.
Class of Membership: Affiliate
Affiliate membership shall be composed of persons who do not fully
meet the membership requirements of an Active member, but wish to support
the club. An Affiliate member shall be a resident of the United States
of America. An Affiliate member may not be permitted
to hold an office on the State Council, nor the position of District
Governor. An Affiliate member may hold a subordinate club office, vote
on subordinate club matters and serve as a subordinate club delegate
at Annual and/or Special sessions. An Affiliate member must pay dues
at the same rate of a subordinate club(s) Active Member in the subordinate
club(s) for which the Affiliate member holds his/her membership(s).
Class of Membership: Student
Student membership shall be composed of scholarship awardees/recipients
during the first year of attendance at a qualified Trade School, College
or University. A Student member shall have the rights of an Active member
except holding an elective office or voting. A Student member is invited
to attend the Annual Sessions and State Board of Directors meetings.
A Student member shall be a Student member in the club of the county
nearest to the place where in which he/she resides at the time of receiving
Class of Membership: Honorary
Honorary membership shall be composed of persons who do not fully meet
the membership requirements of an Active member and who are not interested
in becoming an Affiliate member. Honorary members shall have made outstanding
contributions to the welfare and advancement of a Subordinate club or
to the Portuguese in California. Honorary members shall have, without
paying dues, all the rights of Active members, except holding elective
office or voting.
If you would like to become a member in your represented community
please complete the online application providing us with your contact
information. This information will be forwarded to the club in your
area. This will also help us reach you in case we have any questions.
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