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on Tuesday, 22/10/2013 —

On Monday, the October 21st, PAPS-DC met with NOPA (the National Organization of Portuguese-Americans) for a happy hour where, perhaps for the first time, English was more widely spoken than Portuguese. Conversations flew as usual, though, and pretty soon everyone was entangled in discussions on the most varied topics. Mission accomplished!

Francisco Semião, the Founding Director of NOPA, was in attendance and talked to the group about some initiatives that NOPA is rolling out in the near future. One that particularly caught the attention of the PAPS members was the reinstatement of the NOPA grant opportunities report to be periodically made available to the community. Francisco promised to stay in touch regarding that project, and we'll certainly keep an eye out.


[PT] Na segunda-feira, 21 de Outubro, a PAPS-DC reuniu com a NOPA (National Organization of Portuguese Americans) para uma happy hour onde, porventura pela primeira vez, se falou mais em inglês que em português: mas a conversa fluiu! Francisco Semião, o fundador da NOPA, anunciou o regresso do relatório periódico com anúncios de bolsas, o que cativou o interesse dos PAPSianos; ficamos a aguardar pormenores.


Raúl G. Saraiva