banner_sm2017 PHCS Officers

Joe Ferreira, President email: joemferreira2@gmail.com, 916-671-4514

Terri White, Vice President email: tiwhite62@sbcglobal.net

Guilhermina Sequeira, Secretary (916) 456-4222

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

2017 PHCS Directors

Flavia Andrade Carbone
Jeremiah Duarte Bills
Aileen Alves Gage
Dolores Silva Greenslate
Doug da Rocha Holmes
Lionel Rocha Holmes
Olivia Andrade Lage
Kristine B. Lochridge
Mary Ann Marshall
Bob Simas
Monica Souza
Susan B. Stirewalt
Larry Valim
Marilia Coquim Wiget

PHCS Board 2015

2015 Board Installation Dinner

O Progresso Editor: (Temporary)Mary Ann Marshall Phone: 530-662-8246  Email: cakemom102@aol.com

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).

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.

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

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

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

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


  1. sphcswebmaster

    On this page update the officers to 2014.
    Maybe use the new banner logo

  2. sphcswebmaster

    this comment from Marilia. I have the new logo file.


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