INFORMATION ON MEMBERSHIP
UNIÃO MACAENSE AMERICANA
Uniao Macaense Americana, UMA, is the first casa de macau to be awarded the prestitious "Identity Award" from the International Institute of Macau, IIM.
Join and be a member of the "Identity Award" Casa which is also the oldest casa in the world; we celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 2009. Our 600+ members range from 18 to 90 years of age, and they reside all over the world.
Most of our events include home cooked Macanese appetizers, entrees, and/or desserts. Check out our PAST EVENTS section in this website with the many pictures of our past social events. Participate in our Golf Tournament or Bowling Tournament. Bring your little children to our Christmas Family Party, "Nossa Festa de Natal", to get a present from and take a photo with Santa Claus and then to enjoy other little children in the "Game" Center. Come to our All-Day Social for Majong, Mexican Train, or Poker. Come with us on our Overnight Reno Trip. Join us in dancing the night away to a live band after a home-made Macanese dinner at our Noite Macaense. Finally join our members to participate in the extravagent Macau Encontro hosted by Macau for Macanese Diaspora and members of the many casas de macau to experience Macau, its historic sites, culture and food.
Enjoy our News Bulletin which is published every three months and sent out to our members in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, and Washington in the United States. It is also sent out to our members in London, Brighton, West Sussex, and Southgate in England; Caithnes in Scotland; Perth, Cairnes, Bondi, Brisbane, Sydney, and Kew in Australia; Vancouver, Toronto, Birnaby, and Ottawa in Canada; Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; Lisbon in Portugal; and Macau, Hong Kong, and Shanghai in China.
Check out some of our featured articles in the BULLETIN section of this website. Enjoy the stories and history of the Macanese people. Also available in the BULLETIN section are easily accessible archives of our previous bulletins.
Our Editor, Daniel Gomes, reported that "The mission of the UMA Bulletin is to provide a forum for “nossa gente” to share and keep in touch with each other." The Bulletin also shares the history of the Macanese people and include stories about the giants of our illustrious past and the successes of our fellow Macanese all over the world.
We have four types of members: REGULAR, SENIOR, NON-U.S.A. RESIDENT, AND YOUNG ADULT.
New members must complete and send in an UMA Membership Application with a check for the appropriate amount, and be approved by the Board of Directors. The Annual Membership Dues for the different types of membership are:
REGULAR (Age 26 to 64) $20.00/year
SENIOR (Age 65+) $15.00/year
NON-U.S.A. RESIDENT $25.00/year
SUBSCRIPTION (no hard copy Bulletin, view online) $10.00/year
YOUNG ADULT (Age 18 to 25) $10.00/year