2012 Festa

 

Welcome to the Festa 2012
 
2012 Festa do Espirito Santo
Ron and Teri Simas
Presidents/Festeiros
 

 

 

Two hundred and eighty five days ago, we accepted the wonderful and exciting opportunity to serve as your2012 Festeiros.  The announcement made on the night of the 2011 Queen’s Ball totally surprised our family and friends, and brought our daughters, Nazaré and Lizzy, to tears as they learned that their dreams of becoming Festa Queens were about to come true.  

 

A whirlwind of activity has taken place over the past several months. We named our royalty, chose fabrics, selected fundraising co-chairs, started scheduling events and of course, shared smiles and successes.  Cathy Dellenbach and Scott Bier immediately stepped up to the tee and made sure our golfers and guests had the best possible experience for the 14th Annual Golf Tournament on September23, 2011!  Golfers (and those pretending to be golfers) were presented with awards at a fabulous reception, and Rita Ballatore and Tommy Madruga were honored with the annual Perpetual Trophy.  This tremendous event was followed by a highly successful Festa Draw Down on Saturday, November 19, 2011,co-chaired by Gorete Correia and Barbara Hosaka, and a phenomenal (and  delicious) Crab Feast on January 28, 2012, hosted by Tony and Andrea Calabrese!  We’re not done yet!  We’re truly looking forward to this weekend’s Festa 2012 Barbecue, co-chaired by Raymond Simas, Therese Garces and Yvonne Siragusa, and know a good time will be had by all!

 

On March 4, 2012 we hosted the Festa 2012 Royal Queen’s Tea — an event that brought together more than 35past and present UPSES Festa Queens. Our beloved 1939 Festa Queen Mary Martin Correia lead the procession of these beautiful ladies, carrying the coroa into the UPSES Hall to a standing ovation.  Many of our Festa Queens, Presidents and attendees shared beautiful memories with joyful tears as they reflected on the past and looked forward to the future.  UPSES Hall President Evelyn Da Rosa Feliciano shared a message by City Councilman Kevin Faulconer, which included an invitation to join him on Tuesday the 13th of March, as he and his colleagues at City Council presented a wonderful proclamation recognizing the second week of March as Portuguese Immigrant Week!  The invitation was accepted, and our Festa Queens and Presidents were on hand to celebrate this historical event!

 

There are no words to express our thanks for the great honor that you have bestowed on us. The generosity of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and guests have all contributed to the success of these fundraisers and events and we are deeply grateful!

 

As we look towards the upcoming Festa, we ask for your prayers and continued support. May the Holy Spirit and Queen Saint Isabel bless you and your families now and always!

 

Ron and Teri Simas

 

2012 U.P.S.E.S. Festa Presidents


 

Festa 2012 Schedule of Events / Presidents' Message  /  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   / Registration Form

 
Her Royal Highness Queen Nazaré Nicole Simas 
 
Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth Lauren Michele Simas

 
His Royal Highness King Jose (Zé) Duarte Garcia Jr.


 We are honored to be chairing the Portuguese S.E.S. Festa 2012. We look forward to celebrating this wonderful event with the community, and invite all of you to participate and enjoy the special events leading up to our Festa. Please save the dates for our upcoming fundraisers.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us or the event chairpersons listed on the fundraisers page. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

May the Holy Spirit bless you now and always!

 

Ron and Teri Simas

  

 
Event
Date
Chair
Splendor in the Grass XIV
Golf Tournament: Eastlake Golf Course
Fri., Sep. 23, 2011
Event Flyer
Sponsorship Form
RSVP to Co-Chairs
Co-Chairs
Scott Bier 858-967-0295, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cathy Dellenbach
619-987-9535, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Festa
Draw-Down
Sat. Nov. 19, 2011
United Portuguese SES Hall
Chairs
Gorete Correia 619-244-6914 e-mail
Barbara Hosaka 619-957-1866 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
“World Famous Festa Crab Feast”
Sat., Jan. 28, 2012
United Portuguese SES Hall
Chairs
Tony & Andrea Calabrese
619-222-1316
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Festa 2012 Barbecue

Sat., Mar. 24, 2012
United Portuguese SES Hall

Chairs
Yvonne Siragusa 619-300-2781 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Raymond Simas 619-813-0917
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Therese Garces
619-726-6685
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The 60th Annual Fish Fry

Fri., May 18, 2012
United Portuguese SES Hall

Chairs
Evelyn Feliciano 619-952-9156 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dinisa Valadao 619-952-0976 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Raffle
Ongoing
Chair
Carolynn Caboz Freitas
619-222-5054
102nd Annual Portuguese U.P.S.E.S. Festa

Fri./Sat./Sun.
May 25-26-27, 2012