Tuesday 27 November 2012

General Assembly and new Committee election

Dear CUPortSS members,

We are getting close to the end of our year, and it is therefore time to the annual General Assembly, to which you are all invited. The General Assembly (GA) will take place in the Graduate Union, on the 4th of December at 8pm.
The GA will have the following agenda:

1) Presentation of a summary of the current year's expenses to date.

2) Enquiries about the current year's accounts and events.

3) Election of a new CUPortSS Executive Committee for 2013

If you want to be involved and present a Motion for the new Committee, the call for Election Motions is now open until the 2nd of December. On the 3rd of December we will announce all the Motions running for election on the GA.

The positions that require candidates are those for Principal Officers:

1. President
2. Secretary
3. Junior Treasurer

According to the CUPortSS constitution, the three Principal Officer  positions shall be filled by members of the society that must be members of  the University of Cambridge. At least TWO of the Principal Officers must  also be current full time students of the University.

Candidates for Principal Officers shall submit their Election Motion to the CUPortSS Secretary (cuportss@gmail.com), consisting on their list of proposed candidates to the Executive Committee together with a Plan of Activities.
Any other positions can be included in the Election Motion - such as Sports Officer, Ents Officer, Cultural officer, etc.

If you need any clarification, contact the CUPortSS Sectretary (José Reis) at cuportss@gmail.com.

Best regards,

José Reis

(CUPortSS Secretary)


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Monday 19 November 2012

Christmas Dinner 2012

The most wonderful time of the year is arriving! In Portugal, this is a magic time for reflection, rejoice, and family and friends gathering. It is also the time of the year when mouthwatering sun-and-salt-dried cod delicacies are eaten. If you would like to get a taste of the Portuguese Christmas traditions, come and join us in our very popular Christmas dinner on the 2nd of December in the St Paul’s Centre, from 7.30pm to 11pm.
A wide variety of Portuguese food, including appetizers, several main courses,

deserts, and drinks will be served. Vegetarian options are also available.


Places are limited and you will have to buy your ticket in advance.  
Price: 12£ for Members, 14£ for Non Members

To buy them, you have to send an email to Ana, on cuportss[at]gmail.com, with “Christmas Dinner” as the Subject. She will explain you how to proceed with the payment. Your reservation will only be confirmed when the payment is received. Tickets will be sold on a 'first come, first served' basis. So rush! :)

What: Christmas Dinner 2012
When: 2nd of December, 7.30pm
Where: Centre at St Paul’s, Hills Road Cambridge CB2 1JP

Thursday 15 November 2012

Magusto (Chestnut Celebration)

Magusto is a celebration of the land, the legend of Saint-Martin, chestnuts on the fire, liquors and rich wines! A cultural celebration, carried out by many generations that very often used beautiful moustaches. Join us and enjoy real Portuguese chestnuts from the region of Trás-os-Montes, the very traditional ‘jerupiga’ liquor, many other Portuguese snacks and wines and, of course, a warm evening!

Bring your moustache (either natural or synthetic!). Classic Portuguese music from the 90s will make it impossible to say no to a dance!

Price: £3,50 for Members, £5,00 for Guests

Preferred Dress Code: 1990's style and a Moustache!