2013 PHCS Officers

Mary Ann Marshall, President (530) 662-8246 email:  cakemom102@aol.com

Joe Ferreira, Vice President
email: jgferreira@juno.com

Guilhermina Sequeira, Secretary (916) 456-4222

Ralph R. Nevis, Jr., Treasurer (916) 421-7161 email:  rrnjr@sbcglobal.net

2013 PHCS Directors

Flavia Andrade Carbone

Aileen Alves Gage
Laurie Perry Grandchamp

Dolores Silva Greenslate
Lionel Rocha Holmes

Olivia Andrade Lage

Nancy Souza Mallory

Monica Souza

Larry Valim

Marilia Coquim Wiget

Robert Wiget

O Progresso Editor:  Marilia Coquim Wiget (916)-391-7356  
E-mail: mariwgt@att.net

The original committee members were organized from those who indicated a specific interest in the project and who had familial ties to the area. These charter members included:

Joe D’Alessandro (president), Lorraine Perry D’Alessandro (Joe’s mother), Evelyn Nordeste (Lorraine’s sister), together with Tony Dutra, Dolores Silva Greenslate, Lionel Rocha Holmes, Clarence Nevis (all descendants of Pocket pioneer families), Aileen Alves Gage (a Placer County area Portuguese descendant), Clarence Machado (Portuguese settlers of the downtown Sacramento area), Grace Rose (a descendant of Portuguese who settled in Clarksburg. Yolo County), and Gregg Campbell (a professor at CSU-Sacramento who had collaborated with Mr. D’Alessandro on a documentary film about the Portuguese-Japanese connection in the Pocket).

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Members in Action

New Lisbon School honoree, Mary Silva Dutra,
a student at both Upper and Lower Lisbon schools.
Portuguese Community Medal of Merit presented to Aileen Alves Gage, 9/12/97 by Portuguese Consul Carvalho de Fairo for outstanding service to the Portuguese community.
Portuguese Community Medal of Merit presented to Lionel Rocha Holmes, 7/12/97 by Portuguese
Consul General Dr. Jose Ferreira da Fonseca
for outstanding service to the Portuguese community.

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PHCS 20th anniversary, 1999. Planting Portuguese Laurel at Portuguese Community Park ( L to R ) Councilman, Robbie Waters
Former PHCS president, Herb Perry
Founding PHCS president, Joe D'Alessandro
Former PHCS president, Lionel Holmes
PHCS 20th anniversary, 1999.
Time capsule designer, Norman Greenslate

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Annual PHCS Bean & Linguica dinner
Cooks, Dolores Greenslate and Gui Sequeira


Dia de Portugal, 2000 , Turlock, CA
PHCS president Marilia Wiget
Visiting Mayor Cla˙dio Lopes, Lajes do Pico, Azores


SPHSS Festa/Parade, 2001
PHCS secretary, Gui Sequeira
" Distribution of sweet bread to elderly and children "

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