Portuguese Fraternal Society of America

Portuguese Fraternal Society of America, Council 7 Gustinea-Newman, met Aug. 6 in OLM Parish Center I.

President John Salvador called the meeting to order with 21 members present.

The 2019-20 officers were installed. The officer team includes President Salvador, Vice President Lena Inacio, Secretary Nancy Petersen, Treasurer Betty Mello, Mistress of Ceremonies Elzira Ferreira, Marshal Steve Day, Guard Rita Inacio, Past President Luisiana Drumonde and directors Lil Amaral, Tony Rozeira, Perley Spaulding, Oscar Drumonde and John Lawrence.

Members Madeline Lawrence, Frank Inacio and John Martins celebrated August birthdays.

Teresa Salvador won the 50/50 drawing.

The council will meet Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Parish Center I. All members are asked to celebrate the monthly challenge of vindimus by bringing Portuguese wine, cheese, crackers and sweetbreads.

A table will also be available for grandparent photos.

Any prospective members are invited to attend.

Call Nancy Petersen, 854-6504, for additional information.