Upcoming Events

    • March 14, 2019
    • December 12, 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center
    • 25



    WHENMembers are encouraged to attend our monthly board meetings held on the second Thursday of every month starting at 7:00 pm at the Center (unless otherwise noted). 

    NOTE | No meeting will be held in July and August, during the Director & Volunteer recess

    TEAM DINNER | A team dinner will be served at 6:30pm so that we may start the meeting at 7pm. Please R.S.V.P. to president@idesst.org if you plan to attend so we can ensure we have enough food for the team dinner.

    REMOTE ATTENDANCE | If you cannot attend in person, you can join the meeting remotely on your computer by clicking on the following link. Please let us know you would like to connect remotely so we can setup the remote meeting. To attend remotely, just click on this link about 15 minutes before the meeting and follow the instructions:  JOIN MEETING NOW




    REGULAR AND ANNUAL MEETING Section 4.02 Regular meetings shall be held on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m., unless such day falls on a legal holiday, in which event the regular meeting for that month shall be held at the same hour and place on the next available day. 

    The last meeting of each calendar year shall be known as the Annual Meeting. At such Annual Meetings, Directors and officers shall be elected, reports of the affairs of the Corporation shall be considered, and other business may be transacted which are within the powers of the members.

    • February 01, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center

    Photos | Diane Dias, Esther del Rosario

    Join us for our annual traditional Portuguese Cold Crab Dinner Fundraiser & Dessert Auction on Saturday, February 1st. Under the direction of wine country renown Chef Manuel Azevedo we do it the "old-fashioned way." We receive fresh live crab the morning of the event, and cook, clean, and crack the crab at the Center.

    Tickets for tables of 8 are now on sale. There are only 22 premium tables available in the ballroom. Additional tables are available in our smaller dining room. This event sells out every year and we have already sold over 50% of the ballroom, so don't miss out! Proceeds from the Crab dinner and Dessert Auction underwrite the expense of our Holy Ghost Festa.

    Buy Tickets Now

    Time: Doors and Bar open at 5:30 pm and dinner is served at 7:00 pm.

    Premium Tables in the Ballroom: 
    $550 per table — B
    uy a table for friends and family (seats 8). Seating preference given by purchase date.

    Tables in the Dining Room: 
    $500 per table —
     Tables seat 8. Dining Room is adjacent to main ballroom.
     

    Individuals: Tickets are $75 per person. Individual tickets go on sale after 12/31/19, if available, and will be in the dining room.

    Dinner Menu: Includes appetizers, Portuguese style green salad with roasted sweet peppers, garlic buttered pasta with Sao Jorge cheese, and our delicious cold cracked fresh crab. Traditional red cocktail sauce and fresh lemon provided. You are welcome to bring any other sauce or condiment you prefer to have with your crab.

    No-Host Bar: We have a great selection of wines, beer, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks. Since this is a fundraising event to support our Annual Holy Ghost Festa, bringing in your own wine is discouraged. If you choose to bring your own wine, we will request a donation as a "corkage fee."


    Dessert Silent Auction: We welcome cake or dessert donations to be auctioned during dinner (some gluten-free baked goods welcome). It's a fun way to show off your baking talent and offer our guests a delicious dessert — all while supporting a good cause. Please include a description of the dessert and the name of the baker to provide on the auction sheet.

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    Notes: Dinner prices subject to increase after 1/1/20,
    depending on the market rate for live crab. 
    Sorry, no refunds, no ice chests allowed, absolutely NO doggy bags, 
    and no menu substitutions available.

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    We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

    • February 07, 2020
    • December 07, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center



    When: Our Happy Hour Sip & Savor is held the First Friday of "even" numbered months from 6:30pm - 9:30pm, except during our summer recess, July - August.

    Who: IDESST members and their guests 

    What: We’d like to invite you to a fun potluck and a few hours of camaraderie, refreshing beverages, and delectable nibbles.

    Beverages will be available at the bar for all members at our new, and quite reasonable member prices.


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IDESST SAUSALITO 
PORTUGUESE CULTURAL CENTER

511 CALEDONIA STREET
SAUSALITO, CA 94965
Main: 415.331.5925
Rentals: 415.843.1761
Fax: 415.842.0353

General Email: info@idesst.org
Rental Email:
 rental@idesst.org

Queen Isabel

Photo | © Diane Dias

The Story of
Queen Isabel

In the late 13th century during a severe famine throughout Portugal, a compassionate Queen Isabel was determined to help her starving subjects. Legend has it that during her efforts she was confronted by the very harsh King Diniz while crossing the royal courtyard with crown jewels (in some versions of the story it was bread) hidden in her apron.

The King asked the Queen what she was carrying in her apron, and she responded “roses” although it was mid-winter and none were blooming. But when her apron was opened for the king’s inspection, the jewels had been miraculously converted to roses. The miracle allowed the Queen to continue to sell her jewelry to feed the starving Portuguese population.

IDESST SAUSALITO 
PORTUGUESE CULTURAL CENTER

511 CALEDONIA STREET
SAUSALITO, CA 94965
Main: 415.331.5925
Rentals: 415.843.1761
Fax: 415.842.0353

General Email: info@idesst.org
Rental Email:
 rental@idesst.org


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