MEDALS OF MERIT

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The creation and award of the CMCA / ARLA Medal of Merit (Conselho Mundial das Casas dos Açores[World Council of Houses of the Azores] / Assembleia Legislativa da RegiãoAutónoma dos Açores[Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of the Azores]) was decided by the World Council, with the aimof honoringan individual entity (to be awarded annually to individuals who have stood out in the geographical area of influence of the House thatpresides over the aforementioned Council) or a collective entity (to be awarded annually to associations / legal persons that have stood out in the geographical area of influence of the presiding House). A maximum of three medals may be awarded annually.
Universidade dos Açores
XIX Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2016
2016-09-08
Manuel de Medeiros
XIX Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2016
2016-09-08
Arprex
XIX Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2016
2016-09-08
A ARPREX – Equipamentos Para Pintura MAJAM Ltda, foi fundada em 1965 (...)
José António Morais
XVIII Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2015
2015-09-14
José António Morais was born in the Azores. Dr. Morais’ research interest relates to the assessment of protein metabolism and requirements with age, frailty and diabetes using stable isotopes methodology.
Jornal “A Voz de Portugal”
XVIII Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2015
2015-09-14
Os pioneiros do jornal “Voz de Portugal” deram corpo a esta publicação no dia 25 de abril 1961.
CAIXA PORTUGUESA DESJARDINS
XVIII Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2015
2015-09-14
The Caixa Portuguesa Desjardins was founded on 8th January, 1969, by a group of Portuguese people living in Montreal...
 
Farming Industry of the Portuguese in the United States of America
XVII Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2014
2014-08-28
The quality, commitment and contribution of the Portuguese community to the agricultural sector in California are a source of pride and recognition across the country and beyond.
KLBS – Los Banos Radio Station
XVII Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2014
2014-08-28
KLBS 1330 AM is a radio station licensed to cover the area of Los Banos, California, and is currently owned by Ethnic Radio of Los Banos, Inc., which is part of the Batista Vieira Group. It was initiallyowned by Los Banos Broadcasting Company, then b...
Newspaper “A Tribuna Portuguesa”
XVII Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2014
2014-08-28
The newspaper A Tribuna Portuguesa, also called the Portuguese Tribune, is a Portuguese-English bilingual biweeklynewspaperpublished in the city of Modesto, California, USA. It is currently the only Portuguese newspaper of the US West Coast.
José Manuel Tavares Rebelo
XVI Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2013
2013-10-03
José Manuel Tavares Rebelowasborn in the village of São Sebastião, Ponta Delgada, Azores, onMay 5, 1939 and is the son of Francisco Maria Pimentel Rebelo and Adriana Coelho de Gusmão Tavares do Canto Taveira. He got married in the village of Sé,...
Carlos Carreiro
XVI Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2013
2013-10-03
José Manuel Tavares Rebelo is a member of the House of the Azores of the North, a past president and one of the architects of the World Council of Houses of the Azores.
Rui Medeiros Silva
XVI Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2013
2013-10-03
Rui Medeiros Silva is aresearcher and university professor who wasborn in Fajã de Baixo on the island of São Miguel, Azores, on November 12, 1965.
João António Branco Martins
XV Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2012
2012-08-30
João António Branco Martinsgraduated in Theology. Over the years,he has actively participated in the organization of various activities promoted by the Government of the Azores through the Regional Directorate for Communities.
Ruben Ramiro da Silva de Mendonça Santos
XV Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2012
2012-08-30
President of the House of the Azores of the Algarve, Ruben Santos was one of the architects and founders of the World Council of Houses of the Azores.
António Machado Pires
XV Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2012
2012-08-30
António Machado Pireswasborn in Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira Island, Azores, in 1942. He graduated in Roman Philology at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (1966), where he was an assistant to Professor VitorinoNemésio.
 
António da Silva Rezende
XIV Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2011
2011-09-01
This medal was awarded posthumously.
 
Orlando dos Santos Dinis
XIV Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2011
2011-09-01
Municipality of Santa Cruz da Graciosa
XIII Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2010
2010-09-22
Carlos Manuel Martins do Vale César
XIII Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2010
2010-09-22
Carlos Manuel Martins do Vale César was born in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores, on October 30, 1956 and completed primary and secondary education in his hometown.
Jaime José Matos Gama
XII Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2009
2009-11-19
Teacher, journalist and politician, Jaime José Matos da Gama was born on June 8, 1947, in the village of Fajã de Baixo, municipality of Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores. He attended the Antero de Quental National Secondary School in Ponta ...
 
Francisca Carreiro
XI Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2008
2008-06-05
Member of the House of the Azores of Ontario.
 
José Melo
XI Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2008
2008-06-05
Member of the House of the Azores of Ontario - Canada.
Mário Silva
XI Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2008
2008-06-05
Mario Silva is a politician who was born on June 11, 1966 in the municipality of Ribeira Grande, São Miguel, Azores.
 
Porto Alegre Brother hood of the Holy Spirit
X Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2007
2007-12-06
 
José Albano Volkmer
X Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2007
2007-12-06
Architect.This medal was awarded posthumously.
Ivo Ladislau
X Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2007
2007-12-06
 
Emília Isaura Soares de Mendonça
IX Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2006
2006-06-02
Alzira Maria Serpa Silva
IX Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2006
2006-06-02
Born in Horta, Alzira Silva holds a bachelor’s degree in Germanic Philology from the University of Lisbon and apostgraduate degree in Culture and Communication and in Intercultural Relations. She was a secondary school teacher and later a journalis...
José Carlos Teixeira
VIII Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2005
2005-11-11
A university professor, he was born in Ribeira Grande, a city that he keeps in his heart and where he wants to spend his retirement years. He emigrated to Montreal in 1978 where he earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree, followed by a doctorate ...
Group of Friends Terceira – Pawtucket
VII Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2004
2004-10-22
João Pacheco
VII Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2004
2004-10-22
João Luís Morgado Pacheco was president of the House of the Azores of New England and of the Associationof Azorean Emigrants.
Emanuel Félix
VI Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2003
2003-06-08
Emanuel Félix Borges da Silva was born in Angra do Heroísmoon October 24, 1936 and died on February 14, 2004 in the same city. Poet, essayist, author of short stories and chronicles, literary and art critic, he was considered the introducer of conc...
 
Leonilda Jacob
V Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2002
2002-06-22
Member of the House of the Azores of São Paulo.
 
Paulo Bonfim
V Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2002
2002-06-22
 
Alexandre Linhares Furtado
IV Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2001
2001-06-02
Alexandre José Linhares Furtado was born in Fajã de Baixo, São Miguel Island, Azores, on August 22, 1933.
 
João Costa
IV Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2001
2001-06-02
Physician and university professor. This medal was awarded posthumously.
 
João da Ponte
III Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 2000
2000-05-18
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Pedro da Silveira
II Assembleia Geral
YEAR OF 1999
1999-03-20
Pedro Laureano de Mendonça da Silveirawas born in the village of Fajã Grande, Flores Island, on September 5, 1922 and was dubbed “Europe’s westernmost poet.” He was a poet, a translator, a historical researcher and a literary critic, equally ...