Join the IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center

We welcome new members to join the IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center in celebrating and promoting Portuguese culture. Center membership is intended for individuals, couples and families who share an interest in and commitment to the preservation and promotion of Portuguese culture and history.

We ask all of our members to participate and make an active contribution through volunteering in Center events that promote our Portuguese traditions and culture.

Children under 18 are automatically included as non-voting Center members. Membership is on a calendar year basis and membership renewals are due on Jan 1st of any calendar year.

New members who join in the last quarter of the year (on or after October 1) will have their membership extended through the following calendar year at no additional cost. Please complete the online form below.

Membership Benefits
  • Socialize with others that share an interest in Portuguese culture
  • Contribute to and support the growth and promotion of the Center, the pursuit of its mission, and the Holy Ghost Festa
  • Celebrate, support and reconnect with Portuguese heritage, culture, and traditions
  • Participate in annual charity event that benefits a local cause and supports the tradition of compassionate outreach to people in need
  • Participate and share in camaraderie with members and invited guests at the Center and Member-only events (Sip & Savor, Crab Dinner, Fado Night)
  • Member discounts for beverages at Sip & Savor and select events, and Portuguese language classes
  • For members seeking dual citizenship or residency in Portugal, please refer to the Requests for Letters section in the right sidebar.* 
  • Opportunity to participate in monthly and annual member meetings and selection of Holy Ghost queens and entourage
  • Announcements, bulletins, e-mails of interest to members
Annual Dues
$35 per individual member / $50 per couple

Online Application for Membership 

To apply for a new membership, you may apply and pay online by submitting our preferred, Online Membership Application. Just complete the following questionnaire below.

Joint memberships: Be sure to add your 2nd family member when you submit your membership application. Applications will be approved by our Board of Directors at the next meeting (most 2nd Thursdays of each month). You will receive a confirmation email as soon as your membership is approved. 

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Mail-In Application for Membership

Alternatively, if you wish to apply and pay or update your information by mail, please complete and submit our printable Membership Application by downloading this document, 
Mail-In Membership Application and mail along with a check to:

IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center
Attn: Membership Dues
511 Caledonia Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Dues Payment

Your membership is not considered “active” until payment is received and processed and the membership is approved at the next Board of Directors meeting.

Dues may be paid online (click on Pay Online button in application window) or by check through standard mail. New members will receive notification of approval of their application and a Welcome Kit by email.

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Main Phone: 415.331.5925
General Email:

Rental Phone: 415.843.1761
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*Requests for Letters to the Portuguese Government for Citizenship or Permanent Residency

Requirements | Member must demonstrate active, ongoing participation in our organization. This involvement is demonstrated by attending and volunteering at our events, by serving on the Board of Directors, chairing an event, or serving on committees.

A minimum of two years of active participation, with membership in good standing, is required before any letter can be issued. This period of volunteerism and participation and contribution of your time and energy to our organization demonstrates true interest in and genuine investment in the health and future of our organization.

Update Your Member Profile or Pay Your Dues
Need to update your address, phone number or email address on your IDESST profile?  To update, login above and select "view profile." If you don't remember your password or never received one, click on "forgot my password" and you will receive a new temporary password by email that you can use.

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