ABOUT

MISSION STATEMENT

THE PURPOSE OF THE ORGANIZATION, DAY OF PORTUGAL AND PORTUGUESE  HERITAGE IN RHODE ISLAND, INC. IS: 

1) to celebrate the holiday, Dia de Portugal, de Camões e das Comunidades Portuguesas
(Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities), in the State of Rhode Island;

2) to preserve the traditions of the Portuguese culture for future generations;

3) to promote the contribution of the Portuguese people,  language and culture to the rich fabric of the State of Rhode Island.

About the New RI Day of Portugal Logo

Orlando Mateus,  the 2017 Vice President and Creative Director, designed a new logo and banner for the 40th RI Day of Portugal Celebration: “We’re kicking off the new year and the Rhode Island Day of Portugal 40th Celebration with a whole new look.”

 

Mateus explains the inspiration for the design: “My objective was to create an image that evokes the idea of fun while maintaining elements that are true to our cultural tradition.  Our new logo retains core elements, fashioned with a modern flare.  As the designer, I conceptualized a symbol that is unique, and that conjures emotion. 

The colors of the flag drape, protect and raise up the Portuguese coat of arms, serving as a metaphor for the traditional shawl or scarf worn over the shoulders providing protection and comfort. Additionally, the image symbolizes a heart and the deep affection we share for our culture.  It’s my hope that this logo will boost the brand’s visibility by being easily identifiable from a distance.”

BYLAWS

 

At the Rhode Island  Day of Portugal General Assembly Meeting on June 20, 2013, an ad hoc Nominating and Bylaws Committee was formed and charged with two tasks: 1) to search for a nominee for the 2014 president of the celebrations and 2) to draft bylaws for the non-profit corporation, Day of Portugal and Portuguese Heritage in RI, Inc. 

The ad hoc committee was comprised of ten representatives of the Portuguese-American communities of  Rhode Island  including the corporation's accountant and attorney. Six of the ten members were past presidents of Day of Portugal in RI. 

The committee members were Al Nunes, 2013 President and presiding chair, Lídia Alves, António Ambrósio, José Borges, Marie R. Fraley,  Luís Lourenço, C.P.A., Susan A. Pachedo, Esq., João Luís Morgado Pacheco, António Rodrigues, and Victor Santos.

The final draft of the bylaws was ratified unanimously by the membership at the General Assembly Meeting on January 23, 2014 at the Clube Juventude Lusitana, 10 Chase St., Cumberland, RI 02864,

 

BYLAWS OF DAY OF PORTUGAL AND PORTUGUESE HERITAGE IN RI, INC.

ESTATUTOS DO DIA DE PORTUGAL E DA HERANÇA PORTUGUESA EM RI, INC

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

 

The Board of Directors in its capacity as the governing body of the non-profit organization, Day of Portugal and Portuguese Heritage in RI, Inc. (d/b/a RI Day of Portugal) may establish policies and procedures that uphold its mission, protect its reputation and safeguard its status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the IRS tax code. 

POLICY RELATIVE TO POLITICAL CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION AT RI DAY OF PORTUGAL EVENTS

POLICY RELATIVE TO CALL  FOR APPLICATIONS FOR PRESIDENT

Day of Portugal and Portuguese Heritage in RI, Inc.

P.O. Box 9464, Providence, Rhode Island 02940

Day of Portugal and Portuguese Heritage in RI, Inc. (DBA RI Day of Portugal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the IRS Code and  incorporated under the laws of the State of Rhode Island. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and will be acknowledged. IRS Tax ID# 20-8285748

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