(the “Corporation”)


The Corporation is formed exclusively to accomplish charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, within the
meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (as amended) or the corresponding provision
of any future United States Internal Revenue law (the “Code”), and, in general, to exercise any, all, and every
specific power for which non-profit corporations organized under applicable provisions of Massachusetts law for
charitable, educational, and scientific purposes all of the public welfare, can be authorized to exercise, but only
to the extent the exercise of such powers is in furtherance of tax exempt purposes, including without limitation:
to assist the recent immigration population in adjusting to life in the United States;
to administer English as a second language classes;
to provide assistance in passing the United States citizenship test;
to distribute to an individual, for scholarships, to high school students to pursue educational and scientific
studies so long as such acts are tax-exempt under the code;
to solicit gifts, grants, and contributions from the general public and other entities and fundraising activities to
support the Corporation’s tax-exempt purposes;
to establish a program to assist non-English speaking population in the scheduling of and transportation to
routine medical appointments.

(the “Corporation”)

   No part of the net earnings of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its
incorporator, members, directors, officers, or other private persons except that the Corporation shall be
authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and
distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article II, and no members, directors, officers, or other
private persons shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any corporate assets in dissolution of the
Corporation.  No substantial part of the activities of the Corporation shall be carrying on of propaganda, or
otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the Corporation shall not participate or intervene in (including
the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate
for public office.  Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, the Corporation shall not carry on any
activity not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Code or by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Code.
   Upon the dissolution of the Corporation, the Board of the Corporation shall, after paying or making provision
for the payment of all of the Corporation’s liabilities, distribute all of the Corporation’s assets to one or more
other organizations chosen by the Board in accordance with Part I, Title XXII, Chapter 180, 11A of the Annotated
Laws of Massachusetts provided that any such organization qualifies as a tax-exempt organization under Section
501(c)(3) of the Code
   3.1 Initial Board and Number of Directors.  The initial Board, comprised of seven (7) members, of the
Corporation have been appointed and are set forth in Article VII of the Articles of Organization. Corporation shall
be composed of no less than four (4) and no more than seven (7) individuals. The number of directors may be
decreased, but no decrease shall have the effect of shortening the term of any incumbent director.  The Board
shall be comprised to two (2) classes.  The first class shall: (i) be identified as Class A Directors; and (ii) hold
office for a term of two (2) years.  The second class shall: (i) be identified as Class B Directors; and (ii) hold office
for a term of one (1) year.  After the initial staggered term of each class, each succeeding Director shall be
elected for a two (2) year term.  Each succeeding Director and any other vacancies shall be filled by designation
or appointment of a majority vote of the Board.  
   3.2 Resignation. Any director may resign at any time by giving written notice to the President of the
Corporation. Such resignation shall take effect at the time specified therein, or, if no time is specified, at the time
of acceptance thereof as determined by the President of the Corporation
3.3 Location of Meetings and Quorum.  Except as otherwise specifically provided by the By-laws of the
Corporation, meetings of the members, if any, and the directors of the corporation may be held anywhere in the
United States.  The Board may make binding votes provided the quorum of five (5) members has been met.
   3.4 Amendment of the By-laws by Directors.  The Directors of the Corporation may make, amend, or repeal the
By-laws of the Corporation in whole or in part.

   4.1 Class of Membership. The Board of Directors shall determine and set forth in separate documents the
qualifications, dues, terms, and other conditions of membership. There shall be the following classes of members:
a. Individuals: Individual members shall consist of those individuals who meet the requirements for individual
membership as may be imposed by the Board of Directors from time to time.
b. Corporate (or “Associate”): Corporate members shall consist of any corporation that meets any requirements
for corporate membership as may be imposed by the Board of Directors from time to time.
4.2 Member Rights. Members have the right to access to corporate records of the Corporation, but do not have
voting rights.  

   5.1 Definitions.  For the purposes of this Section, the following definitions shall apply:
“Corporation” means this Corporation only and no predecessor or other legal entity;
“expenses” include counsel fees, expert witness fees, and costs of investigation, litigation, and appeal, as well
as any amounts expended in asserting a claim for indemnification;
“liability” means the obligation to pay a judgment, settlement, penalty, fine, or other such obligation, including,
without limitation, any excise tax assessed with respect to an employee benefit plan;
“legal entity” means a corporation, limited liability company, partnership. Joint venture, trust, employee benefit
plan, or other enterprise;
“predecessor entity” means legal entity the existence of which ceased upon its acquisition by the Corporation in
a merger or otherwise; and
“proceeding” means any threatened, pending, oe completed action, suit, proceeding or appeal whether civil,
criminal, administrative, or investigative and whether formal or informal.

   5.2  Limitation on Liability.  To the fullest extent that Chapter 180 of the Annotated Laws of Massachusetts, as it
exists on the date hereof or may hereafter be amended, permits the limitation or elimination of liability of
directors or officers of a corporation to the corporation, the liability of the directors and officers to the
Corporation shall be so limited or eliminated.

   5.3 Indemnification of Directors and Officers.  The Corporation shall indemnify and individual who is, was, or is
threatened to be made a party to a proceeding (including a proceeding by, or in the right of, the Corporation)
because such individual is or was a director or officer of the Corporation, or because such individual is or was
serving the Corporation or any other legal entity in any capacity at the request of the Corporation while a director
or officer of the Corporation, against all liabilities and reasonable expenses incurred in the proceeding except
such liabilities and expenses as are incurred because of such individual’s failure to have acted in good faith in
the reasonable belief that his/her action was in the best interest of the Corporation (as adjudicated in any
proceeding).   Service as a director or officer of a legal entity controlled by the Corporation shall be deemed
service at the request of the Corporation. The determination that indemnification under this Section 5.3 is
permissible and the evaluation as to the reasonableness of expenses in a specific ease shall be made as
provided by law; provided, however, that if a majority of the directors of the Corporation has changed after the
date of the alleged conduct giving rise to a claim for indemnification, such determination and evaluation shall, at
the option of the person claiming indemnification, he made by special legal counsel agreed upon by the Board
and such person. Unless a determination has been made that indemnification is not permissible, the Corporation
shall make advances and reimbursements for expenses a director or officer incurs in a proceeding upon receipt
of an undertaking from such director or officer to repay the same if it is determined ultimately that such director
or officer is not entitled to indemnification. Such undertaking shall be an unlimited, unsecured general obligation
of the director or officer and shall be accepted without reference to such director's or officer's ability to make
repayment.  The termination of a proceeding by judgment, order, settlement, conviction, or upon a plea of nolo
contendere or its equivalent shall not of itself create a presumption that a director or officer acted in such a
manner as to make such director or officer ineligible for indemnification. The Corporation is authorized to
contract in advance to indemnify and make advances and reimbursements for expenses to any of its directors or
officers to the same extent provided in this Section 5.3.
5.4 Indemnification of Others. The Corporation may, to a lesser extent or to the same extent that it is required to
provide indemnification and make advances and reimbursements for expenses to its directors and officers
pursuant to Section 5.3, provide indemnification and make advances and reimbursements for expenses to its
employees and agents, the directors, officers, employees and agents of its subsidiaries and predecessor
entities, and any person serving any other legal entity in any capacity at the request of the Corporation, and may
contract in advance to do so. The determination that indemnification under this Section 5.4 is permissible, the
authorization of such indemnification, and the evaluation as to the reasonableness of expenses in a specific ease
shall be made as authorized from time to time by general or specific action of the Board, which action may be
taken before or after a claim for indemnification is made, or as otherwise provided by law. No person's rights
under Section 5.3 of this Article shall be limited by the provisions of this Section 5.4.

4.5 Miscellaneous. The rights of each person entitled to indemnification under this Article shall inure to the
benefit of such person's heirs, executors, and administrators. Special legal counsel selected to make
determinations under this Article may be counsel for the Corporation.  Indemnification pursuant to this Article
shall not be exclusive of any other right of Indemnification to which any person may be entitled, including
indemnification pursuant to a valid contract, indemnification by legal entities other than the Corporation, and
indemnification under policies of insurance purchased and maintained by the Corporation or others. However, no
person shall be entitled to indemnification by the Corporation to the extent he is indemnified by another,
including an insurer. The Corporation is authorized to purchase and maintain insurance against any liability it may
have tinder this Article or to protect any of the persons named above against any liability arising from their
service to the Corporation or any other legal entity at the request of the Corporation regardless of the
Corporation's power to indemnify against such liability. The provisions of this Article shall not be deemed to
preclude the Corporation from entering into contracts otherwise permitted by law with any individuals or legal
entities, including those named above. If any provision of this Article of its application to any person or
circumstance is held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity shall not affect other provisions or
applications of this Article, and to this end the provisions of this Article are severable.

4.6   Amendments.  No Amendment, modification, or repeal of this Article shall diminish the rights provided
hereunder to any person arising from conduct or events occurring before the adoption of such amendment,
modification or repeal.


   The Corporation may be a partner in any business enterprise which the Corporation would have power to
conduct by itself.


   All references (1) to the Internal Revenue Code shall be deemed to refer to Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as
now in force or hereafter amended; (2) to the General Laws of Massachusetts, or any Chapter thereof, shall be
deemed to refer to such General Laws of Chapter as now in force or hereafter amended; and (3) the particular
sections of the Internal Revenue Code or such General Laws shall be deemed to refer to similar or successor
provisions hereafter adopted.

(the “Corporation”)

(b) The name, residential address and post office address of each director and officer of the corporation is as
   Name        Residential Address        Post Office Address
President        Joaquin Fontés          Same
Vice-President        Jose P. Fontes               Same
Treasurer                        Same
Clerk                        Same
Directors        Virgilío E. Miranda              Same
   Ramiro M. Fontes              Same
   Aguinaldo F. Pires                Same
   Benvinda P. Teixeira                Same
   Maria S. Andrade                Same
   Carlos A. Alves        Being Cut?        Same
   Linda Delacth        Being Cut?        Same
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O ex-primeiro-ministro cabo-verdiano, José Maria Neves, confessa ter acompanhado com consternação as notícias
sobre o massacre em que morreram 11 pessoas no centro de retransmissão do Monte Tchota, no município de São

José Maria Neves, que deixou recentemente a chefia do Governo, recomenda uma investigação rigorosa aos
acontecimentos, até para se poder corrigir eventuais falhas no sistema de segurança nacional.

Declarações do ex-chefe do Governo cabo-verdiano, José Maria Neves, antes de viajar para o Brasil,  onde será
homenageado amanhã, sexta-feira, pela fundação Getúlio Vargas.

Na ocasião, José Maria Neves fará uma comunicação sobre os ganhos e os desafios que Cabo Verde tem pela frente
para poder alcançar os objectivos de desenvolvimento sustentável no horizonte de 2030.
                                                                  PULSAR DA COMUNIDADE

Os trágicos acontecimentos em Cabo Verde, um arquipélago com cerca de 500 mil habitantes, situado na costa occidental da Africa marcaram profundamente a
semana. Onze pessoas na maioria jovens militares, nove Caboverdianos e dois de origem Espanhola  que tragicamente perderam suas vidas,assasinadas por um
indivíduo possivelmente atormentado mentalmente que deixou pánico e sofrimento a todos, principalmente as familias.

Este marcante evento deixou todos nós os Caboverdianos tristes e preplexos.  

Hoje em dia a comunicação social opera rapidamente, neste aspécto os privados em Cabo Verde deram boa contribuição trazendo informação a comunidade.
Os meios de comunicação oficias possivelmente por falta de meios técnicos ou outro factor pecaram um pouco neste aspecto trazendo informaçães lentas ou
condicionadas. Num momento tão crítico com o  ocorrido as autoridades devem estar  sempre na hora disponiveis a informar, evitando assim as desinformação e a
especulação na comunidade.

Nos USA, a corrida para a Casa Branca continua a toda velocidade com os candidatos dos dois partidos Republicanos e Democratas que incansavelmente
epraticamente já estão posicionados a meio caminho para a meta final.

No lado dos democratas, Hillary Clinton, salvo qualquer imprevisto vai ser a nomeada para enfrentar possivelmente Donald Trump dos republicanos.

Bernie Sanders o outro democrata que mostrou ser um bom candidato embora não desistiu ainda, disse que é favor  da democracia e por isso vai continuar sabendo
certo que só por um miliagre pode qualificar mas, como na politica não há milagre ele vai ficar para oura oportunidade.

Ted Cruz, o republicano desesperadamente está fazendo tudo para ter esperança alinhando tácticas e até escolhendo o seu vice presidente que provavelmente vai
dar em nada mesmo  numa convenção contestada dos republicanos, seria mesmo interessante dado a inquebrantável vontade do bilionário Trump de chegar a todo
custo a Casa Branca que a despeito das políticas dos chamados veteranos políticos que tudo fizeram nao conseguiram travar este bilionário.

Um  outro acontecimento também inesperado foi o desaparecimento do artista superstar Prince Rogers Nelson, conhecido mundialmente por Prince, se calhar o
melhor artista musical de momento que foi encontrado morto num seu elevador deixando seus fans e a comunidade em suspense.

J. F.
28 Abril 2016    
                                                        COMUNIDADE PALAVRA E PRESENÇA

São as pessoas que fazem uma comunidade e quando haja boa vontate e colaboração pode haver progresso e melhoramento social.

A Associação Projécto Santa Catarina Fogo-USA (APSCF-USA), uma entiade comunitária oficial registada em Cabo Verde, iniciou como um
grupo e um  projécto, transformou numa associação onde toda comunidade participa para poder ajudar as criancas e carenciados em Cabo

Durantes estes anos muitos projéctos foram contemplados principalmente nas áreas de saúde ensino e transportes. Esta associação sempre
reconhece e agradece a valorização que a comunidade tem estado dando durante todo este tempo.

Numa sociedade diversificada e democrática, um dos elos de ligação é a sensata convivência e o senso da Palavra que infelizmente muitas
vezes fica para segunto plano .

Em quaisquer eventos sociais ou convivios, a presenca é muito importante e quando há boa participação o convívio fica ainda melhor.

No evento cultural de ontém 30 de Abril 2016 da (APSCF-USA) num ambiente muito agradável  a participação esteve mesmo condigna com a
vontate,  o evento prolongou por noite ftoda, abrilhantado pelo conhecido conjunto musical Novo Som Band de Terêncio Fonseca e a famosa
equipa do DG Calo Fontes. De salientar a agradável vóz de Milú que com a sua entrada e boa vontade, deleitou todos os presente.

Pedimos descculpa pela não comparência do Michel Montrond que apesar da garantia dada não esteve presente por algum motivo ainda
desconhecido e tambem do Quirino do Canto.

Agradecemos sinceramente a todos que participaram neste convívio especialmente Poeta Anibal e família e a todos os indespensáveis membros
e amigos da APSCF-USA.

1 de Maio 2016

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