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2021 Newsletters

PALCUS Upcoming Events

March 2021 Issue

Special Edition: 2020 Annual Report

Cultural Newsletter - March 2021

Addressing Consular Issues - Update

NextGen Launch

PALCUS Upcoming Events

February 2021 Issue

Cultural Newsletter - February 2021

January 2021 Issue

Statement Regarding January 6th

Cultural Newsletter - January 2021

2020 Newsletters

New Directors Announcement

December 2020 Issue

Fellowship with Catolica University

Cultural Newsletter - December 2020

Thanksgiving 2020

Presidency Election Statement

PALCUS 2020 Scholarship Winners

November 2020 Issue

Voting Trends Among Portuguese Americans

Launch of Portuguese American Art Gallery

Cultural Newsletter - November 2020

hATTR Amyloidosis in the Portuguese Community

October 2020 Issue

Cultural Newsletter - October 2020

September 2020 Issue

Business Marketing Program

Virtual Conference Press Release

Addressing Consular Services

Cultural Newsletter - September 2020

August 2020 Issue

Special Edition - New Board Member, Jordan Thomas

PALCUS in Action: Rhode Island House Bill H8123

Cultural Newsletter - August 2020

2020 Ornament Fundraiser


July 2020 Issue

Cultural Newsletter - July 2020

Special Edition: BLM

June 2020 Issue

PALCUS works to Make Portuguese Count - Dia De Portugal Recognized by U.S. Census Bureau! 

Dia de Portugal

Travel Information Updates


Cultural Newsletter - June 2020

Special Edition: NHR Compassion Portugal

Membership Campaign

May 2020 Issue

New Book to Raise Funds for Scholarship

Join us on May 5th

PALCUS Make Portuguese Count Newsletter 

Supporting Our Elders 

April 2020 Issue 

March 2020 Issue 

Special Announcement: COVID-19 

Special Announcement - New members of the Portuguese American Caucus

February 2020 Issue

Special Announcement: PALCUS Summer Internships now accepting applications

Special Edition: 2019 PALCUS Annual Report

January 2020 Issue

2019 Newsletters

December 2019 Issue

PALCUS 2019 - year in Review

Special Edition: AMIGOS ACT, Important News on Us-Portugal Relations

Thanksgiving 2019

November 2019 Issue

Special Edition: Friends of Portugal in the Senate

Special Edition: Important News on U.S.-Portugal Relations

October 2019 Issue

September 2019 Issue

August 2019 Issue

July 2019 Issue

June 2019 Issue

2019 PALCUS Index National Survey

May 2019 Issue

Special Edition: Congressional Reception 2019

Make Portuguese Count in 2020 Census

April 2019 Issue

Opportunities in Education - Special Edition

March 2019 Issue

February 2019 Issue

January 2019 Issue

2018 Newsletters

December 2018 Issue

November 2018 Issue

Congratulations to Elected Officials

October 2018 Issue

September 2018 Issue

July 2018 Issue

National Conference Special Edition

2018 DOP and Dignitary Visit Event Info

U.S. Census National Campaign

May 2018 Issue

PALCUS Scholarship Announcement

March 2018 Issue

Deadline Extended: PALCUS Internship Announcement

PALCUS Internship Announcement

February 2018 Issue

January 2018 Issue

2017 Newsletters

End of 2017 Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving and Thank you

2017 End of Year Summary

Special Announcement - PALCUS Index 2017 Results

21st Awards Gala a Success

PALCUS Index Survey Reminder

September 2017 Issue

PALITICUS Press Release

PALCUS Index available in Portuguese

July 2017 Issue

PALCUS Launches National Community Survey

May 2017 Issue

Day of Portugal Celebrations 2017

News Alert: Fires in Portugal

Special Edition: Invitation

May 2017 Issue

Special Edition: Open Letter to Community

Special Edition: Nationality Law

New Board Members Announcement

April 2017 Issue

March 2017: Save the Date 2017 Gala

PALCUS Announces New Leadership

2016 Newsletters

October 2016 Issue

August 2016 Issue

Support The Victims of the Fires in Madeira 

Call For Nominations: 2016 PALCUS Leadership Awards 

You're Invited! PALCUS Mixer & Tuna Academica Performance

Angela's List Special Edition: Portugal Wins the 2016 Euro Cup

April 2016 Issue 

New Bedford Whaling Museum to Honor Portuguese Language and Portuguese Maritime Legacy Around the World

2015 Newsletters

December 2015 Issue

November 2015 Issue

2015 Leadership Awards Gala a Success!

Attend PALCUS Leadership Awards Gala

August 2015 Issue

2015 PALCUS National Scholarships: Application Process is Open!

LUSUS Special Edition: PALCUS Co-Hosts the Third Meeting of Portuguese-American Elected Officials

White House Recognizes Portugal Day

April 2015 Issue

Invitation: PALCUS Business Networking Mixer

Special Edition: Lajes Air Base Update

February 2015 Issue

Scholarships, Internships and Portugal Study Abroad Programs

January 2015 Issue

2014 Newsletters

18th Annual Leadership Awards Gala Special Report

PALCUS 2014 Scholarship Winners

PALCUS 2014 Gala

PALCUS Scholarship Application Re-Opened

PALCUS Dia de Portugal Greetings, 2014

Save the Date! PALCUS 2014 Gala

Nominations for the 2014 PALCUS Leadership Awards Are Now Open (Members Only Edition)

2013 Newsletters

Special Edition: Lajes Air Base Update

PALCUS 2013 Holiday Message

Members Only Newsletter: 2013 Members Meeting Notice

PALCUS 2013 Thanksgiving Message

PALCUS Gala 2013 Highlights

Announcing the PALCUS 2013 Gala Program of Activities

2013 Gala Program: Portuguese American Politicians Forum and Book Presentation

Gala Weekend Program: San Diego Tour and Lunch

Announcing Results of the National Survey: Should Portuguese Be Considered Hispanic?

INVITATION, PALCUS Annual Leadership Awards Gala

Portuguese-American Wine and Cheese Tasting, Scholarship Fundraiser

LUSUS: August 2013 Edition

Announcing the PALCUS 17th Annual Leadership Awards Gala

News Alert! Congressmen appeal to Kerry to maintain visa services in Ponta Delgada

PALCUS Message for Dia de Portugal 2013

PALCUS Support for Lajes Air Force Base

LUSUS: April 2013 Edition

Announcing PALCUS Scholarship Deadline Extension

LUSUS: February 2013 Edition

National Survey: Hispanic Label for Portuguese

Invite: Book Launch, "THE DABNEYS - A Bostonian Family in the Azores (1806-1871)"

LUSUS: January 2013 Edition

NEWS ALERT: Obama Brings Luso-American, David Simas, Into White House


Announcing the PALCUS Networking Event and Webinars


2012 Newsletters

PALCUS 2012 Year-In-Review

PALCUS Holiday Message 2012

PALCUS Launches "For Your Information (FYI)" Webinar Series

PALCUS Sets Goal to Raise $10,000 for Scholarship Fund

Thanksgiving Day wishes from PALCUS

2012 Election Results Advisory

2012 Election Day Advisory

PALCUS 16th Annual Gala Special Report

PALCUS Announces 2012 Leadership Award Honorees

UPDATE: PALCUS Announces Annual Scholarship Program

PALCUS Announces Annual Scholarship Program

Save the Date! PALCUS 16th Annual Leadership Awards Gala

PALCUS Partners with Multi-Way to Provide Student Exchange Opportunities

Luis M. Matos is sworn as Associate Justice of the RI Superior Court

Luis M. Matos confirmed as Justice of the RI Superior Court

Whitehouse Attended Ambassador of Portugal's Dinner

PALCUS Supports Luis M. Matos for RI Superior Court Justice

LUSUS: April 2012 Edition

Special Invitation: PALCUS and GSI Host Global Innovation Business Mixer

Special Invitation: Portugal to New York: Unplugged

PALCUS Launches Portuguese-American Gateway

LUSUS: February 2012 Edition

Traveling Exhibit on Azorean Shore Whalers

Special Notice: Embassy of Portugal and Consular Relations

Special Notice: U.S. Consulate in Ponta Delgada

PALCUS 2011 Year in Review

2011 Newsletters

Special Notice: PALCUS Letter to Secretary Clinton

Special Holiday Message from PALCUS

December Newsletter

Special Notice: Senators Reed and Whitehouse Letter to Secretary Clinton


Special Notice: President Cavaco Silva to Preside Over PALCUS Gala

Special Notice: Sen. Daniel Akaka Joins Friends

Special Notice: Sen. Scott Brown Joins Friends

Special Notice: Carlucci vs. Kissinger

September 2011 Newsletter

July 2011 Newsletter

Special Notice: Special Day of Portugal Edition

Special Notice: Open Letter to Governor Tim Pawlenty

Special Notice: PALCUS Launches New Website

Special Notice: Portugal Day Message from House of Reps

Special Notice: Senator Toomey is co-chair of Friends of Portugal

Special Notice: Portugal Day Message from Sec. Clinton

Special Notice: 29th U.S.-Portugal Standing Bilateral Commission


Special Notice: Congressman David N. Cicilline joins Portuguese American Caucus

May 2011 Newsletter

Special Notice: New Requirement for U.S. Birth Certificates

Special Notice: 10thConference on European Union, Portuguese, and American Law

Special Notice: Passing of PALCUS Director, Larry Mendes

Special Notice: Community Calendar

Special Notice: Business Mixers in DC and SF

Special Notice: PAPS Conference 

April 2011 Newsletter

March 2011 Newsletter

Special Notice: Community Activities

January 2011 Newsletter

PALCUS Internships Notification


2010 Newsletters

December Holiday Message

August 2010 Newsletter 

June 2010 Newsletter

April 2010 Newsletter

Special Notice - Mesage from new Ambassador to Portugal

February 2010 Newsletter


2009 and 2008 Newsletters

2009 PALCUS Internship 

Holiday Shopping and Networking Event

PALCUS October 2008 Newsletter

2008 Annual PALCUS Leadership Awards Gala 

July 2008 PALCUS Membership Renewals

PALCUS Membership Renewals

2008 Gala Save the Date