20-30’s Associates

In 1968, Luso-American Fraternal wanted to bridge the gap amongst our youth and adult members and place the most decisive hopes and trust, in young men and women from the ages of 18 to 40 years and Luso-American Fraternal Federation would call them, the “20-30 Associates”. The rules and regulations for this group state, “the purpose of the ’20-30 Associates’ is to unite a body of people in the intermediate age of the membership in the Society with a common interest in promoting the cultural heritage, aims and purposes of the Luso-American Fraternal Federation as an auxiliary to the Society.

As an organization, the “20-30 Associates” are divided into “Regions” within the State of California, each promoting social, civic and fraternal programs for the general welfare and enjoyment of its members, who have their own regional officers and committees, and for the welfare of the LUSO-Family and of the community.

This type of assigned authority raises funds for deserving causes like educational and civic projects; it promotes regional interest and participation; it stimulates the members to take an active part in the activities in the region; it assists the young in promoting development and leadership, giving as well incentive for personal initiative and citizenship; it designs and implements projects to meet the social needs of each region; and unites, supervises and reports the accomplishments of each Region.

At the Annual Convention, the 20-30’s Associates elect their President and officers, and during the year participate in the receptions and events honoring the Fraternal President, Youth President and their own 20-30’s President.

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Jessica Lawrence

20-30's President

20-30’s Associates Line Officers

Jessica Lawrence
20-30’s President
Region 8 – Tulare

Matthew Teixeira
20-30’s Vice President
Region 7 – Sacramento

Elisabeth Vieira
20-30’s Secretary
Region 1-14 – Silicon Valley

Nicholas Vieira
20-30’s Treasurer
Region 1-14 – Silicon Valley

Grant Silva
20-30’s Master of Ceremonies
Region 6 – Modesto

Dan Rocha
20-30’s Director
Region 9 – Southern California

Justin Brito
20-30’s Director
Region 6 Modesto

Kelly Dias Corsetti
20-30’s Immediate Past President
Region 7 – Sacramento

Youth Administration

One of the concerns of the Luso-American Fraternal is to keep the young members interested in its aims and purposes and to prepare them for future leadership responsibilities. To ensure this important goal, in 1955 a youth department with its own administration was created allowing the youth to establish their own youth councils and develop programs and supervise activities designed to give them the opportunity to learn the culture, traditions of their Portuguese ancestors and enhance their knowledge of fraternalism, parliamentary procedure and importance of civic involvement in their communities.

Every year the youth councils sponsor a queen contest to help fund college scholarships for fellow youth members, and as part of their contribution to the Annual Convention, present a program, in which they perform either in a dance category or in the musical variety category.

At the Annual Convention, the youth elect their President and officers, and during the year participate in receptions and events honoring the Fraternal President and their own Youth President.

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Gavin Silva

Youth President

Youth Council Line Officers

Gavin Silva
Youth President
Youth Council 24 Northern San Joaquin Valley

Gianna Vasconcelos
Youth Vice President
Youth Council 4 Sacramento

Grace Silva
Youth Secretary
Youth Council 24 Northern San Joaquin Valley

Kaylah Raposo
Youth Treasurer
Youth Council 2 San Jose

Teabella Pereira
Youth Master of Ceremonies
Youth Council 2 San Jose

Sara Azevedo
Youth Inside Guard
Youth Council 18 Gustine

Devin Alexandre
Youth Outside Guard
Youth Council 28 Norco-Corona

Ava Valadao
Youth Marshal
Youth Council 10 Tipton-Tulare

Daniela Mendes
Youth Trustee
Youth Council 1 Fremont-Union City

Isaac Valim
Youth Trustee
Youth Council 4 Sacramento

Michael Medeiros
Youth Trustee
Youth Council 11 Mt. View-Santa Clara

Maya Colon
Youth Trustee
Youth Council 11 Mt. View-Santa Clara

Masen Melo
Youth Immediate Past President
Youth Council 4 Sacramento