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Hilmar Cabrillo Club #30
President: Manuel Drumonde
1st Vice-President: Gerald Teran

2nd Vice President: Joe Louro
Secretary: Julie Teran
Treasurer: Shirley Coelho
Marshal: Edwina Damas
Home Club of Past State President:
Joe L Coelho, 2004

Tulare County Cabrillo Club #12
President: Mary Tamariz
1st Vice-President: Rick Borges
2nd Vice President: Greg Borba
Secretary: Susie Borges
Treasurer: Cheryl Borba
Marshal: David Mederos
Home Club of Past State Presidents:
Manuel Rocha, 1953 -- Anthony V. Cardoza, 1955
John J. Cardoza, 1977 -- Neil Anderson, 1992
Richard Borges, 2002 -- John Tamariz, 2007
Nelson Parreira, 2012 -- Cheryl Borba, 2015
Louie Martin, 2016

2017 State Officers

Marilyn Dutra
Kings #09

1st Vice President
Joanne Cabral
San Diego #16

2nd Vice President
Elizabeth Kemper
Yolo #26

Jacqui Austin
San Diego #16

Mary Tamariz
Tulare #12

Greg Borba
Tulare #12

Brian Sampson
San Diego #16

Standing Committee Chairpersons

All Sports for Cancer
Gail Mascarenhas
San Diego #16

Rosemarie Dutra Huggins
Fresno #10

Cabrillo Day North
Janet McKay
Sacramento #5

Cabrillo Day Central
Susie Borges
Tulare #12

Cabrillo Day South
Louise Motta
San Diego #16

Cabrillo Tips
Jacqui Austin
San Diego #16


Board Meeting Notifications:



October Board Minutes Summary:

APRIL 22, 2017
The April 22, 2017 State Council Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California, Inc. Board of Directors meeting hosted by
Tulare #12 at The Wyndham in Visalia was called to order by State President Marilyn Dutra at 9:30 a.m.
State Marshal Brian Sampson led the Pledge of Allegiance which was immediately followed by a moment of
silence for ill and deceased members. Cheryl Borba offered the Invocation.
State Secretary Jacqui Austin conducted roll call reflecting a quorum present and a motion carried to approve
the agenda.
State President Marilyn Dutra appointed Marilyn Borges Sampson as Acting Parliamentarian until the arrival of
Constitution & Bylaws Michael Tamariz.
Host City Club President Mary Tamariz and Host City Chairperson Rick Borges welcomed all in attendance.
Rick reviewed the day’s schedule, recognized Tulare high school students from the Sopas Club, who were in
attendance to observe the meeting and assist with the raffle and routed a greeting card for signature for
Korean War Veteran Balzer Scherr who would be leaving for his Honor Flight on Monday.
State President Marilyn Dutra recognized all Subordinate Club Presidents or their representatives who were
 October 15, 2016 State Board of Directors meeting minutes approved as read
 State Treasurer Mary Tamariz presented the Treasurer’s report, accepted as presented
 District Governor, State Director, Standing/Special Committee & State Officer reports given
 2017 October State Board Meeting – October 14, 2017 – Cabrillo Clubhouse – Sacramento #5
 2018 April State Board Meeting – April 13 & 14, 2018 – Charter Inn & Suites – Tulare #12
 Convention 2017 – January 12-14, 2018 – Holiday Inn Baywide – San Diego #16
 Civic Affairs – 17,053.5 volunteer hours & $7,925.00 to 31 charities with 158 offices held
 Liability Insurance – 2017/2018 liability insurance policies renewed
 Membership – 4% decrease as compared to this reporting period last year
 Publicity – President’s Book due January 10, 2018
 Scholarship – 148 applications screened, 131 awarded
 Convention 2016 Committee submitted 5% net profit of $520.00
 Authorization to Scott Costa to research costs of moving forward with updating PSP Izzy Skidmore’s
President’s Book for archiving at UOP
 Scott Costa report cost research results to Executive Board for final decision and action relative to PSP
Izzy Skidmore’s President’s Book
 Accept additional scholarship to be awarded in 2017 for a total of 131 scholarships awarded
 In lieu of flowers, transfer $150.00 from the General fund to the PSP/PSS State Scholarship fund in
memory of PSP Joe Coelho
 Revocation of Stanislaus #27 charter, proceed with dissolution
The meeting was adjourned at 3:04 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
State Secretary Jacqueline M. Austin
State President Marilyn J. Dutra


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Convention Minutes Summary:


Standing Committee Chairpersons(Continued)

Civic Affairs
Rachel Tatro
Sacramento #5

Constitution and By-laws
Standard Rules & Guidelines
Michael Tamariz
Tulare #12

Barbara Hosaka
San Diego #16

Finance & Audit
Frankie Ferreira
Fresno #10

Liability Insurance
Gene Santos
San Diego #16

John Tamariz
Tulare #12

Greg Borba
Tulare #12

Scholarship & Portuguese Education
Breck Austin
San Diego#16

State Organizer North
Ken Costa
Sacramento #5

State Organizer South
Richard Motta
San Diego #16

Youth Program
Roni Madruga
San Diego #16

Special Committee Chairpersons

Portuguese Immigrant Week
Manuel & Celeste Drumonde
Hilmar #30

Web Page Coordinator
John Tamariz
Tulare #12

The following is a translation of a notice of the death of Cabrillo Civic Clubs founder, Mr. Manuel Reis, published in the Portuguese newspaper,
"The Tribune", from San Jose, dated April 1, 2003 , and translated by Louise English, member of Cabrillo Club #24 of Santa Cruz.

Nearing the age of 102 years, Mr. Manuel Gomes da0 Silva Reis passed away. During the span of many years, he was the greatest Portuguese leader ever in California . Manuel Reis was born in Tomar , Portugal , on April 17,1901, and after a stay in Africa, he came to Oakland in 1925, to join his brother, the distinguished physician, Dr. Abilio Reis, and to be a student. His first position was as Chancellor of the Portuguese Consulate in San Francisco ; then he worked for many years at the Carvalho Travel Agency in San Francisco . Mr. Reis joined the Benevolent Society, called APPB , on Sept. 17, 1927, was named to the Fiscal Committee in August of 1929, and served as Treasurer of the Society from 1929 to 1933, when the Secretary, Mr. Figueiredo died unexpectedly on June 14, 1933. He was named as his interim substitute until the Annual Congress, in August, named him Secretary, a position which he held until August of 1948. In 1948, a change was made in the name of the Society, to the Benevolent Society of California, and with the re-structuring of its Administration, he was elected to the position of Secretary/Treasurer, which he held until July 1, 1957. Then, this Society joined the Portuguese Continental Union of the State of California , taking the name of United National Life Insurance Society/Luso-American Fraternal Federation, for which he worked tirelessly until his retirement in 1988, at the age of 87. In the meantime, he was a member and founder of the Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California in February, 1935, serving as its State President from 1939 to 1940, remaining a leader in this civic organization for more than 20 years. He also organized the Scholarship Program of the Cabrillo Clubs, having served as its first Scholarship Chairman. Due to his great interest in education, he established, in 1957, the Committee of Education, of the Luso-American Education Foundation, which he served a its Vice-President, President, and Chairman of the Board, for many years. Because of his civic activities, in San Francisco , he was named a member of the "Nationalities Group", where he served from 1935 to 1950. This group organized great patriotic activities during World War II. Manuel Reis also took a very active part in the San Francisco Chamber of  Commerce, and was proud to be a member of the prestigious Commonwealth Club of California. In 1955, he was honored with an award by the President of the Portuguese Republic and presented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal. Later, he received another award, and lastly, in 1990, he was given one more award presented by President Mario Soares of Portugal , himself. In 1967, the State of California presented him with a Resolution of  Commendation, approved by the State Assembly, for the relevent services given to the State of California . Mr. Reis married Henrietta Reis in 1933, who passed away in 1987 after 58 years of marriage. The writer of this article, Rodrigo Alvernaz, says that he had the pleasure of knowing Manuel Reis for the last 48 years, having worked for him and with him for over 30 years. He says that he was the person whom he most respected, and was for him, a true "role model" to whom he honors his memory with this tribute. May God rest his Soul, as we extend our most sincere condolences to his
niece, Maria Gomes, the only relative that survived him in the United States .

(signed) Rodrigo Alvernaz

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