President’s Message

Fall 2023

Hello Members,

It’s been a little while since our last Boletim was published, so you’re in for a treat with the many extra articles in this larger version.

The entire Board and I have been busy this year on many tasks from our Tunaman’s Service celebration, Book Signing, and Festa week. We also participated in the Dia de Portugal and Festa da Lapa (with our pop-up tent) sharing informative history while selling our gift store items. In addition, presentations for our community partners including Rediscovering San Diego, Congress of History, La Playa Trails Walking Tour, and Point Loma Garden Club have been some additional duties.

We will be hosting our annual Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 16th from 5-9PM. We invite you, your family, and friends to participate and enjoy some Portuguese treats, liquor, and decorations. As  bonus, our Capela (across the street) will be decorated and open as well. Bring friends and family and enjoy a stroll through Roseville.

A bronze legend plaque explaining the Tunaman’s Memorial on Shelter Island is in the works. It will be placed in front of the Memorial. Our Center is working closely with the San Diego Port toward a goal of it being erected on March 17, 2024, during our Tunaman’s Service. We are so excited to finally move this project forward.

Another upcoming event is the annual dinner/fundraiser for the Point Loma Association. This years’ theme is “Decades of History, The Point of Point Loma.” This event will take place on Monday, October 30, 2023,  5-9 PM, at the Kona Kai Resort. The UPSES Hall will be recognized for its contribution to Portuguese of San Diego but also to the larger community of Point Loma. It’s an exciting event supporting our team that beautifies our neighborhood. Tickets are $150. For information visit:

Also, don’t forget to submit your 2024 Membership! I thank you so much for your continued support and look forward to your renewal for next year. You will receive an email or application in the mail.

Finally, you are always invited to stop by and visit the Center on Saturdays Noon-3PM (or by appointment, if needed). We cannot do what we do without all your support and love.

Muito Obrigada,

Evelyn Madruga-Barandiaran

Portuguese Historical Center, President