Disco Dance

August 25, 2018 Leave a comment

Disco Extravaganza 2018

By Charlie Quiles

“Toot! Toot! Ahhh! Beep! Beep!” So went the lyrical refrain from the 70s song hit “Bad Girls” by that sensual diva Donna Summer. The Brysons (Isa and her hubbie Ron) were doing a most beautiful rendition of the dance craze of that era. Yes, it was ‘Disco Extravaganza’ night for ‘The Spanish American Club, Inc.’

Although most of the male attendees had discarded their bell-bottom pants and platform shoes long ago, two holdouts, Crichton McCutcheon and Arlo Bodden vied for best dressed participant. They both looked sharp in their well fitted suits à la ‘John Travolta’. However, Crichton edged out Arlo to win the distinguished honor. Never to be outdone by any man, the ‘Queen of the Disco’ this night turned out to be Nereida Pellot. Resplendent in her bell-bottomed pantsuit topped by her afro hairdo, she stole the show.

Music was provided by Johnny Saltos blending our typical favorite salsas, cumbias and merengues wih a sprinkling of those disco hits of yesteryear. Enough so as to emphasize the theme of the night. Members celebrating birthdays this month were Angel Pellot, Maritza Rivera, Rosanna Parra, Linda Manzanares, Leo Román, Mercy Román and Eliézer Torres. Our club wishes everyone of you many, many more happy years to come.

Lucky Door prize winners Evelyn Carrillo, Elizabeth Mejia and Maria McCutcheon enjoyed their well deserved gifts. Wow! What a country? You can be a winner just by walking through the door. Nancy Ramos and Galud Segura won all of the ‘CASH’, this night. They split the 50/50 raffle drawing. Proceeds benefit our generous ‘Scholarship Fund’. The ‘Club’ thanks all who participated in support of this charitable cause.

On a more somber note, tonight President Ruben Aleman called for a moment of silent prayer for one of our very own, longtime member Charlie Rodriguez. Charlie passed away recently, consequences of an accident suffered at home. May you rest in peace, brother.

A new raffle was introduced to the membership at this venue. The Club is raffling off an ‘HP’ Pavilion TouchScreen 15.6” Full HD IPS Notebook computer. It has a state of the art Intel Core i7 processor, 24 GB memory, 1TB hard drive, an HD FOV Webcam, Windows 10 Home with a 2YR Care Pack included. Winner need not be present at the drawing which will be held at our October 27th event. Proceeds from this raffle will be earmarked toward bolstering the Club’s dwindling coffers a result of such outstanding summer events as the Annual Picnic; both the Mothers’ and Fathers’ Dances, and finally; the Extraordinary General Assembly.

The hard work of our Board of Directors: President, Ruben Aleman; Vice President, Nancy Rozon; Treasurer, Luis Carillo; Secretary, Raquel O’Connor; Public Relations Director, Ramon Guadalupe; Director, Carlos Mejia, and; Substitute Director, Charlie Quiles has to be acknowledged. Thank you all, we applaud your efforts.

Special note: unfortunately, Luis Carrillo had to resign his position for personal reasons. We all wish you well. We cherish the efforts you put forth for ‘the Club’. Thank you, Luis.

Hasta la proxima! (Until next time!)

The Spanish American Club, Inc. was founded in 1992. The mission of the club is to promote friendship and solidarity among its members and other non profit organizations throughout the Treasure Coast through cultural, social, civic and sport activities; to promote knowledge of all Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art, and folklore.

The next event celebrates ‘Latino Heritage’, It will be held on September 28th at the Polish American Social Club, 343 NW Prima Vista Blvd, PSL, Fl. That’s on a Friday and reservations are required. Contact President Rubén Alemán at aleman.999@aol.com . For information regarding the club, visit our website http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Bowling We have bowling every Monday at 6:00 pm at the Saint Lucie Lanes. If you would like to attend, feel free to come down and spend some time with us. This is not league sanctioned, so you don’t have to be there every week, just when you can. The price is $9.00 per bowler for 3 games and it includes the shoes and a great time.

Golf Club members and guest play golf every Wednesday. If you are interested in playing see Herman Santa, or Carlos Bonet, or one of the board members.

Dominoes Who is the area’s best Domino Team? The Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI), presents: The Annual Domino Tournament on Saturday, October 6th, 2018, starting at 9:00 AM at the St Lucie Bowling Lanes, 6759 S US 1, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952. All members and their guests are invited to participate. * For any further information please contact 2018 Ivan Guanill at (772) 708-6290 or email him at: igetitsr@gmail.com *Please make your check payable to: Spanish American Club, Inc. P.O. Box 9356, Port St. Lucie, FL 34985

Postscript: August 26 th , 2018 Extraordinary General Assembly The success of the extremely entertaining ‘Disco Extravaganza Dance’ with accolades for the D.J. streaming in from many members proved to be a precursor to the accomplishments that were to follow. On this afternoon, members gathered together to evaluate two important proposals effecting the S.A.C.I. By-Laws. The first would ratify an English translation of the original Spanish text. The second would use that translated text to streamline an otherwise cumbersome document.

A vote to approve the two proposals by the Founding Fathers and the Former Directors (a prerequisite before presenting it to the full membership) passed overwhelmingly. An objection to the timing of this vote was disallowed when referred to the existing by-laws. Another objection as to who qualified as a Former Director was addressed, however it did not adversely effect the initial outcome. Next, the full assembly cast their votes to accept the two proposals, by an even larger margin.

The By-Laws Committee members Herman Santa, Maria A. Quiles and Charlie Quiles were acknowledged by the membership for their time and devotion to this monumental undertaking. Special mention for their contributions to this task were presented to Lucy Santa, Ruben Aleman, Al Feliciano, Maria and Gilberto Ferri.

Disco Extravaganza 2018 ‘The Spanish American Club, Inc.’

Por Charlie Quiles y traducido por Maria A. Quiles

“Toot! Toot! Ahhh! Beep! Beep!” Así fue el estribillo lírico de la canción de los 70″ Bad Girls “, de esa sensual diva Donna Summer. Los Bryson (Isa y su esposo Ron) estaban haciendo una hermosa interpretación de la moda dance de esa época. Sí, fue la noche de ‘Disco Extravaganza’ para ‘The Spanish American Club, Inc.’.

Aunque la mayoría de los asistentes masculinos habían descartado sus pantalones de campana y zapatos de plataforma hace mucho tiempo, dos holdouts, Crichton McCutcheon y Arlo Bodden competían por el participante mejor vestido.  Ambos se veían bien en sus trajes bien ajustados a la ‘John Travolta’. Sin embargo, Crichton superó a Arlo para ganar el honor distinguido. Nunca para ser superado por ningún hombre, la ‘Reina de la Disco’ esta noche resultó ser Nereida Pellot. Resplan deciente en su traje pantalón de campana rematado por su peinado afro, se robó el espectáculo.

La música fue provista por Johnny Saltos mezclando nuestras salsas favoritas, cumbias y merengues con una pizca de esos éxitos disco de antaño. Lo suficiente como para enfatizar el tema de la noche. Los miembros que celebraron cumpleaños este mes fueron Angel Pellot, Maritza Rivera, Rosanna Parra, Linda Manzanares, Leo Román, Mercy Román y Eliézer Torres. Nuestro club les desea a todos ustedes muchos, muchos más años felices por venir. Las ganadoras del premio Lucky Door Evelyn Carrillo, Elizabeth Mejía y Maria McCutcheon disfrutaron de sus bien merecidos regalos. ¡Guauu! ¿Qué país? Puedes ser un ganador simplemente al cruzar la puerta. Nancy Ramos y Galud Segura ganaron todo el ‘EFECTIVO’, esta noche. Dividieron el sorteo 50/50. Los ingresos benefician a nuestro generoso

‘Fondo de Becas’. El ‘Club’ agradece a todos los que participaron en el apoyo de esta causa benéfica.

El Club Hispano Americano, Inc. fue fundado en 1992.  La misión del club es promover la amistad y la solidaridad entre sus miembros y otras organizaciones sin fines de lucro en la Costa del Tesoro a través de actividades culturales, sociales, cívicas y deportivas; promover el conocimiento de todos los países de habla hispana, su geografía, historia, arte y folclore. El próximo evento ‘Patrimonio Latino’, se llevará a cabo el viernes 28 de septiembre en el Club Social Polaco Americano, 343 NW Prima Vista Blvd, en la ciudad de Port St, Lucie. Se requieren reservaciones. Contacte al president Rubén Alemán al correo electrónico: aleman.999@aol.com.  Para obtener información sobre el club, visite nuestro sitio web www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

 

 

 

 

 

Photo # 1 D.J. Johnny Saltos

Photo # 2 L to R – Ruben Aleman, Evelyn Carrillo, Elizabeth Mejia, Nancy Rozon, Maria McCuthcheon, Carlos Mejia and Ray Guadalupe

Photo # 3 L to R – Luis Carrillo, Ruben Aleman, Nancy Rozon, Ray Guadalupe (back row), Nancy Ramos, Galud Segura, Carlos Mejia and Charlie Quiles

Photo # 4 L to R – Carlos Mejia, Angel Pellot, Maritza Rivera, Rosanna Parra, Linda Manzanares, Leo Román, Mercy Román, Eliézer Torres, Ruben Aleman, Ray Guadalupe and Charlie Quiles

Photo # 5 L to R – Ruben Aleman, Charlie Quiles, Ray Guadalupe, Carlos Mejia and Leo Román – seated – Raquel O’Connor and Nancy Rozon

Photo # 6 ‘Disco Extrvaganza’ best dressed winners Nereida Pellot and Crichton McCutcheon

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International Pride

July 11, 2018 Leave a comment

THE SPANISH AMERICAN CLUB, INC. ACKNOWLEDGES OUR INTERNATIONAL PRIDE

by Charlie Quiles

As any club member will readily admit we are represented by a diverse group of Latin American cultures. However we recognize and welcome all cultures from around our globe.

Our membership is comprised of a panoply of individuals. We are Iberians; we are Italians; we are French; we are Germans; we are Scots; we are English. Most of all and very importantly we share the common thread of living in a land that has provided most us with the ability to eke out a decent life for ourselves and our families, the United States of America.

Earlier this month, on July 4th, the U.S.A. celebrated it’s independence in 1776. July holds a special significance for many of our neighbors throughout our western hemisphere for the same reason. Independence came to Colombia on July 20, 1810; to Venezuela on July 5, 1811; to Argentina on July 9, 1816; to Peru on July 28, 1821; to Canada on July 1, 1867, and; to the Bahamas on July 10, 1973. There must be something about those hot summer months that made the blood boil with a yearning to be free.

Anyway, we asked our members to bring a symbol of their cultural heritage. Carlos Mejía brought his Colombian national flag, his wife Elizabeth a bright red and white plaque with the coat of arms of Perú. Nancy Rozon was dressed in a white blouse with yellow, blue, red ruffles and bright red slacks. Her niece Rosie Basabe displayed the same resplendent colors throughout her outfit expressing their Venezuelan culture.

Some of our Puertorriqueño (Puerto Rican) members wore traditional guayaberas (lightweight cloth jacket for men). Borinqueños Charlie and Maria Quiles, wore non-traditional t-shirts emblazoned with the Puerto Rican flag in the background. Three individuals were depicted within the flag: a Spanish conquistador; a Taíno warrior, and; a person of African descent. His were men and hers were women. Inscribed on the shirts were the words ‘Mi Raza’ acknowledging a mix of races, all of them contributors to the proud Puerto Rican heritage.

The hard work of our Board of Directors: President, Rubén Alemán; Vice President, Nancy Rozon; Treasurer, Luis Carillo; Acting Interim Secretary, Charlie Quiles; Public Relations Director, Ramón Guadalupe, and; Director, Carlos Mejía has to be acknowledged. Thank you all, we applaud your efforts.

The Spanish American Club was founded in 1992. The mission of the club is to promote friendship and solidarity among its members and other non profit organizations throughout the Treasure Coast through cultural, social, civic and sport activities; to promote knowledge of all Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art, and folklore.

The next event is a ‘Disco Extravaganza’ it will be held on August 25th at the Polish American Social Club, 343 NW Prima Vista Blvd, PSL, Fl. There will be a buffet and reservations are required. Contact President Rubén Alemán at aleman.999@aol.com or Treasurer, Luis Carrillo at luis5679@gmail.com. For information regarding the club, visit our website http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Bowling

We have bowling every Monday at 6:00 pm at the Saint Lucie Lanes. If you would like to attend, feel free to come down and spend some time with us. This is not league sanctioned, so you don’t have to be there every week, just when you can. The price is $9.00 per bowler for 3 games and it includes the shoes and a great time.

Golf

Club members and guest play golf every Wednesday. If you are interested in playing see Herman Santa, or Carlos Bonet, or one of the board members.  Dominoes For those members who are interested in playing dominoes it has started up again every Wednesday at 6:00 PM at the Saint Lucie Lanes Bowling Alley.  Hasta la proxima! (Until next time!)

EL SPANISH AMERICAN CLUB, INC. RECONOCE NUESTRO ORGULLO INTERNACIONAL

Por Charlie Quiles

Como cualquier socio del club admitirá fácilmente que estamos representados por un grupo diverso de culturas latinoamericanas. Sin embargo, reconocemos y damos la bienvenida a todas las culturas de todo el mundo. Nuestra membresía se compone de una gran variedad de personas. Somos iberos, somos italianos, somos franceses, somos alemanes, somos escoceses, somos ingleses. Sobre todo, y muy importante, compartimos el hilo conductor de la vida en una tierra que nos ha brindado a la mayoría de nosotros la capacidad de ganarse una vida decente para nosotros y nuestras familias, los Estados Unidos de América.

A principios de este mes, el 4 de julio, los Estados Unidos celebraron su independencia en 1776. Julio tiene un significado especial para muchos de nuestros vecinos de todo el hemisferio occidental por la misma razón. La independencia llegó a Colombia el 20 de julio 1810; a Venezuela el 5 de julio de 1811; a Argentina el 9 de julio de 1816; a Perú el 28 de julio de 1821; a Canadá el 1 de julio de 1867, y; a las Bahamas el 10 de julio de 1973. Debe haber algo sobre esos calurosos meses de verano que hicieron hervir la sangre con un anhelo de ser libres.

De todos modos, les pedimos a nuestros socios que trajeran un símbolo de su herencia cultural. Carlos Mejía trajo su bandera nacional colombiana, su esposa Elizabeth, una placa roja y blanca brillante con el escudo de Perú. Nancy Rozon estaba vestida con una blusa blanca con volantes amarillos, azules, rojos y pantalones rojos brillantes. Su sobrina, Rosie Basabe, exhibió los mismos colores resplandecientes en su atuendo al expresar su cultura venezolana. Algunos de nuestros socios puertorriqueños usaban guayaberas tradicionales. Los Borinqueños Charlie y María Quiles, vestían camisetas no tradicionales adornadas con la bandera de Puerto Rico en el fondo. Tres individuos fueron representados dentro de la bandera: un conquistador español; un guerrero taíno, y; una persona de ascendencia africana. En su camisa había hombres y los de ella eran mujeres. Inscritas en las camisetas estaban las palabras ‘Mi Raza’ que reconocían una mezcla de razas, todas ellas contribuyentes al orgulloso legado puertorriqueño.

El arduo trabajo de nuestra Junta de Directores: Presidente, Rubén Alemán; Vicepresidente, Nancy Rozon; Tesorero, Luis Carillo; Secretario Interino, Charlie Quiles; Director de Relaciones Públicas, Ramón Guadalupe, y; El director, Carlos Mejía, debe ser reconocido. Gracias a todos, aplaudimos sus esfuerzos.

El Spanish American Club, Inc. fue fundado en 1992. La misión del club es promover la amistad y la solidaridad entre sus miembros y otras organizaciones sin fines de lucro en toda la Costa del Tesoro a través de actividades culturales, sociales, cívicas y deportivas; promover el conocimiento de todos los países de habla hispana, su geografía, historia, arte y folclore.

El próximo evento es un ‘Disco Extravaganza’ que se realizará el 25 de agosto en el Polish American Social Club, 343 NW Prima Vista Blvd, PSL, Fl. Habrá un buffet y se requieren reservaciones. Contacte al presidente Rubén Alemán al aleman.999@aol.com o al tesorero, Luis Carrillo a luis5679@gmail.com. Para obtener información sobre el club, visite http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Bolos

Tenemos bolos todos los lunes a las 6:00 p.m. en Saint Lucie Lanes. Si desea asistir, siéntase libre de venir y pasar un tiempo con nosotros. Esto no es una sanción de la liga, por lo que no tienes que estar allí todas las semanas, solo cuando puedas. El precio es de $ 9.00 por jugador de bolos para 3 juegos e incluye los zapatos y un buen momento.

Golf

Los miembros del club y el invitado juegan al golf todos los miércoles. Si está interesado en jugar, vea Herman Santa, o Carlos Bonet, o uno de los miembros de la junta.

Dominó

Para aquellos miembros que estén interesados en jugar al dominó, ha comenzado de nuevo todos los miércoles a las 6:00 p.m. en la bolera Saint Lucie Lanes.  Hasta la proxima!

 

 

 

 

Photo # 1 (Top) Birthday Celebration: From left Rubén Alemán, Mirta Zapata, Félix Sanabria and José Echevarría

Photo # 2 Door prizes: From left Rubén Alemán, Galud Segura (Door prize winner), Charlie Quiles (Door prize winner, Colberti Bodden (Door prize winner, Néstor Pereira and Carlos Mejía

Photo # 3 Fifty Fifty: From left Charlie Quiles, Luis Carrillo, Nancy Rozon, María Quiles (50/50 winner), Rubén Alemán Roberta Linares (50/50 winner), Rubén and Carlos Mejia.

Photo # 4 From left (Back row) Gus Meza, Rey Matias, Herman Santa and Lionel Román. Seated Cecilia Pulido, Karen Meza, Lucy Santa and Mercy Román.

 

Scholarship 2018 Hernandez

July 10, 2018 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive one of the four club’s 2018 scholarship awards. The recipient is Johana Hernadez of Port St. Lucie.

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive one of the four club’s 2018 scholarship awards. The recipient is Johana Hernandez of Port St. Lucie.

Johana was born in La Habana, Cuba. Her mother Georgina Cordero was also born in Cuba and now are living in Port Saint Lucie. She attended Port St. Lucie High School. She will attend Indian River State College. She will study Business Administration.

This year scholarship committee Chair by Nancy Rozon and Co-chair by Elizabeth Mejía along with the board of directors Ruben Aleman; president, Nancy Rozon; vice president, Luis Carrillo; treasurer, Giselle Borrás; secretary, Ray Guadalupe; public relations, Carlos Mejía; director and Charlie Quiles; substitute did a magnificent job selecting the students and running the program smoothly. The committee selected the students for their achievements, trustworthiness, character, responsibility, fairness and academics.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for low-income Hispanic students. Over the past 26 years, the club has awarded more than $31,000 in scholarships to 46 Hispanic senior of Martin and St. Lucie counties. The board raises money for the scholarships by having 50/50 raffles at the monthly dance parties. The board also organizes other events such as picnics, cruises and garage sales. The committees organize events such as bowling, golf and dominoes tournaments. The members bowl every Monday at 6:00 P.M. at the Saint Lucie Lanes. The bowling group has a 50/50 raffle on the first Monday of the month.

The mission of the club is to promote friendship and solidarity among its members, neighbors and other non profit organizations of the Treasure Coast through cultural, social, civic, charity and sports activities to promote knowledge of the Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art and folklore.

The following students have been awarded scholarships since 1994.

Year/Name/Ethnicity/City

1994/Armando Gil/México/Ft.Pierce

1995/Elisa Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1996/Jennifer Torres/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1997/Alfredo Rosado/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1998/Pedro Luna/México/Ft. Pierce

1999/Ella R. Flores/México/Ft. Pierce

2000/Miguel J. Gaspar/Guatemala/Indiantown

2001/Gabriela Padilla/México/Indiantown

2002/Roberto Cabrera/México/Ft. Pierce

2003/María A. Fernández/Venezuela/Stuart

2004/Mónica A. Herrera/Colombia/Pt. St. Lucie

2005/Viridiana Félix/Guatemala/Indiantown

2006/Jessica Benítez/México/Pt. St. Lucie

2006/Miriam Hernández/Guatemala/Indiantown

2007/Amy Pérez/Guatemala/Indiantown

2007/Daisy Trujillo/México/Indiantown

2007/Venessa Pelayo/México/Ft Pierce

2008/Floriberta Reynoso/México/Ft. Pierce

2008/Anthony Sanchez/Colombia/Ft. Pierce

2009/Tayliz J. Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Palm City

2009/Ana G. Fuentes/México/Indiantown

2010/ Marisol Gómez/México/Ft. Pierce

2010/ Elba Valdéz/México/Stuart

2011/ Nancy Velásquez/Guatemala/Indiantown

2011/ Tatiana Muñoz/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2011/ Adriana Rodríguez/Cuba/Port St. Lucie

2012/ Lorena Morales/ México/Indiantown

2012/Vladimir Villa/México/Stuart

2012/Daniel González/Venezuela/Ft. Pierce

2013/Sarahi Mojáras/México/Stuart

2013/Pamela Garcia/México/Stuart

2013/Vanessa Guárnico/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2014/Samuel Villa/México/Stuart

2014/Antonett Nuñez/Perú/Stuart

2015/Juan Carlos Perez/Guatemala/Jensen Beach

2015/Matias N. Campora/Uruguay/Port St. Lucie

2016/Nicholas Gomez/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2016/Alexia Cepeda/Mexico/Port St. Lucie

2016/Ariana Ramos/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie

2017/Gabriela Garcia/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2017/Jennifer Arriola/Nicaragua/Ft Pierce

2017/Barbara Moreno/Venezuela/Stuart

2017/Moriah Weir/Jamaica/Ft. Pierce

2017/Dayana Espinosa/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2018/Alexis Weist/Ecuador/Port St. Lucie

2018/Cecilia E. Calderon/El Salvador/Port St. Lucie

2018/India M. Crosske/USA/Port St. Lucie

2018/Johana Hernandez/Cuba/Port St. Lucie

Scholarship 2018 Crosske

July 8, 2018 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive one of the four club’s 2018 scholarship awards. The recipient is India May Crosske of Port St. Lucie.

Her parents were born and raised in New York. India was Born in New York but raised in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. She attended Saint Lucie West Centennial High school and she will attend Indian River State College to pursue a bachelors degree in Nursing. Her goal is to become a Nurse Practitioner and one day have her own practice.

This year scholarship committee Chair by Nancy Rozon and Co-chair by Elizabeth Mejía along with the board of directors Ruben Aleman; president, Nancy Rozon; vice president, Luis Carrillo; treasurer, Giselle Borrás; secretary, Ray Guadalupe; public relations, Carlos Mejía; director and Charlie Quiles; substitute did a magnificent job selecting the students and running the program smoothly. The committee selected the students for their achievements, trustworthiness, character, responsibility, fairness and academics.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for low-income Hispanic students. Over the past 26 years, the club has awarded more than $31,000 in scholarships to 46 Hispanic senior of Martin and St. Lucie counties. The board raises money for the scholarships by having 50/50 raffles at the monthly dance parties. The board also organizes other events such as picnics, cruises and garage sales. The committees organize events such as bowling, golf and dominoes tournaments. The members bowl every Monday at 6:00 P.M. at the Saint Lucie Lanes. The bowling group has a 50/50 raffle on the first Monday of the month.

The mission of the club is to promote friendship and solidarity among its members, neighbors and other non profit organizations of the Treasure Coast through cultural, social, civic, charity and sports activities to promote knowledge of the Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art and folklore.

The following students have been awarded scholarships since 1994.

Year/Name/Ethnicity/City

1994/Armando Gil/México/Ft.Pierce

1995/Elisa Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1996/Jennifer Torres/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1997/Alfredo Rosado/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1998/Pedro Luna/México/Ft. Pierce

1999/Ella R. Flores/México/Ft. Pierce

2000/Miguel J. Gaspar/Guatemala/Indiantown

2001/Gabriela Padilla/México/Indiantown

2002/Roberto Cabrera/México/Ft. Pierce

2003/María A. Fernández/Venezuela/Stuart

2004/Mónica A. Herrera/Colombia/Pt. St. Lucie

2005/Viridiana Félix/Guatemala/Indiantown

2006/Jessica Benítez/México/Pt. St. Lucie

2006/Miriam Hernández/Guatemala/Indiantown

2007/Amy Pérez/Guatemala/Indiantown

2007/Daisy Trujillo/México/Indiantown

2007/Venessa Pelayo/México/Ft Pierce

2008/Floriberta Reynoso/México/Ft. Pierce

2008/Anthony Sanchez/Colombia/Ft. Pierce

2009/Tayliz J. Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Palm City

2009/Ana G. Fuentes/México/Indiantown

2010/ Marisol Gómez/México/Ft. Pierce

2010/ Elba Valdéz/México/Stuart

2011/ Nancy Velásquez/Guatemala/Indiantown

2011/ Tatiana Muñoz/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2011/ Adriana Rodríguez/Cuba/Port St. Lucie

2012/ Lorena Morales/ México/Indiantown

2012/Vladimir Villa/México/Stuart

2012/Daniel González/Venezuela/Ft. Pierce

2013/Sarahi Mojáras/México/Stuart

2013/Pamela Garcia/México/Stuart

2013/Vanessa Guárnico/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2014/Samuel Villa/México/Stuart

2014/Antonett Nuñez/Perú/Stuart

2015/Juan Carlos Perez/Guatemala/Jensen Beach

2015/Matias N. Campora/Uruguay/Port St. Lucie

2016/Nicholas Gomez/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2016/Alexia Cepeda/Mexico/Port St. Lucie

2016/Ariana Ramos/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie

2017/Gabriela Garcia/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2017/Jennifer Arriola/Nicaragua/Ft Pierce

2018/Alexis Weist/Ecuador/Port St. Lucie

2018/Cecilia E. Calderon/El Salvador/Port St. Lucie

2018/India M. Crosske/USA/Port St. Lucie

 

Golf Tournament “Par 5” 2018

July 2, 2018 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. golfers participated at the “Par 5 Golf Tournament”

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, June 30, some members of The Spanish American Club, Inc. participated in the Golf Tournament of the “Par 5 Golf Tournament at meadowood Golf Course in Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie county.  Among the participants representing the club were, Ray Guadalupe, Herman Santa, and Ruben Aleman.  Other golfers that play with our group were David Santiago, Norman Robinson, Paul Mitchell, Robert Osborne, Ed Shuebert, Bernard Jethroe and Ralph Morrison.

Thanks to all participants from the club who went above and beyond for a good cause.  Ralph won the “Golf bag and Ruben Aleman won a basket of goodies.  Congratulations.

 

 

 

 

Photo # 1 (Top) From left: Herman Santa, Ruben Aleman and Paul Mitchell

Photo # 2 Ralph Morrison (Winner of the Golf bag)

Photo # 3 From left: (Back Row) From left Nroman Robinson, Ralph Morrison, Bernard Jethoe and Robert Osborne.  (Front Row) Herman Santa, Ruben Aleman, David Santiago and Ray Guadalupe

Photo # 4 Ruben Aleman receiving a Basket of Goodies) from Ralph Morrison

Father’s 2018

July 1, 2018 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. celebrates Father’s Day

by Charlie Quiles

To our fathers, your night was celebrated by The Spanish American Club, Inc. at the D.A.V. in Port St. Lucie, Fl.  Our appreciation of your service and dedication to your families was well deserved. Your children and in some cases your grandchildren in attendance attested to that fact. Why even our own president Rubén Alemán was so overwhelmed that he performed a solo dance to the tune of ‘Rock Around the Clock’ to everyone’s delight. The night’s highlights included a return by ‘Zorba’ (Ray Matias). His astonishing rendition of the famed Greek lured many contributors who stuffed his shirt and pants pockets with donations. These proceeds were added to our scholarship coffers.

The buffet served up by our volunteers Isaiah, Jocelyn, Christian and Brianna included red beans, a choice of arroz con pollo (red rice and chicken) or arroz con gandules (red rice and pigeon peas), a choice of chicken or beef patties, pulled pork and a side dish of fresh salad. Desert consisted of a luscious white cake topped with white frosting and fruit.

Door prizes were awarded to the lucky winners. They included Andrés Padilla, Carly Werhly, Félix Sanabria, Francisca Mata, Cármen Medina, Naomí Sanabria, Nereida Román and Aminda Sampson.

Our birthday celebrants for the month of June were, Tony Cruz, Gilberto Ferri, Gilbert Parades, Naomí Sanabria, Roberta Linares and Cecilia Pulido.

Finally the two winners of tonight’s 50/50 raffle were, Vivian Megaro and Gloria Ramírez. Of course walking back to their seats Charlie Q. playfully attempted to charm Vivian M. into sharing her newly won prize with him. But Vivian would have no part of it claiming he could not double her winnings like the one person she knew that could. With that she forked it over into her smiling husband’s waiting hands. Good for you, Frank.

Again, as usual, all of this was made possible through the hard work of our Board of Directors: President, Rubén Alemán; Vice President, Nancy Rozon; Treasurer, Luis Carillo; Acting Interim Secretary, Charlie Quiles; Public Relations Director, Ramón Guadalupe, and; Director, Carlos Mejía. If I have forgotten anyone, pardon me. We applaud your efforts. Thank you all.

The Spanish American Club was founded in 1992. The mission of the club is to promote friendship and solidarity among its members and other non profit organizations throughout the Treasure Coast through cultural, social, civic and sport activities; to promote knowledge of all Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art, and folklore.

The next event to celebrate International Pride is on July 28th at the Polish American Social Club, 343 NW Prima Vista Blvd, PSL, Fl. There will be a buffet and reservations are required. Contact President Rubén Alemán at aleman.999@aol.com or Treasurer, Luis Carrillo at luis5679@gmail.com. For information regarding the club, visit www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Hasta la proxima! (Until next time!)

The Spanish American Club, Inc. celebra el Día del Padre

Por Charlie Quiles

Para nuestros padres, su noche fue celebrada por el Spanish American Club, Inc. en el Disabled American Veterans Club (D.A.V.) en Port St. Lucie, Fl.  Nuestro aprecio por su servicio y dedicación a sus familias estuvo bien merecido. Sus hijos y en algunos casos sus nietos en asistencia atestiguado por ese hecho. Por qué incluso nuestro propio presidente Rubén Alemán fue tan abrumado que realizó un baile en solitario con la melodía de ‘Rock Around the Clock’ para el deleite de todos. Los puntos destacados de la noche incluyeron un regreso por ‘Zorba’ (Ray Matias). Su asombrosa interpretación del famoso griego atrajo a muchos colaboradores que le se metieron en los bolsillos de la camisa y los pantalones con donaciones. Estos ingresos se agregaron a nuestras arcas de becas.

El buffet fue servido por nuestros voluntarios Isaiah, Jocelyn, Christian y Brianna incluyó frijoles rojos, una opción de arroz con pollo o arroz con gandules, una selección de pastelillo de pollo o carne de res, carne vieja y un plato de ensalada fresca. El postre consistía en un exquisito pastel blanco cubierto con glaseado blanco y fruta.

Los premios de la puerta se otorgaron a los afortunados ganadores. Ellos eran Andrés Padilla, Carly Werhly, Félix Sanabria, Francisca Mata, Cármen Medina, Naomí Sanabria, Nereida Román y Aminda Sampson.  Nuestros celebrantes de cumpleaños para el mes de junio fueron Tony Cruz, Gilberto Ferri,Gilbert Parades, Naomí Sanabria, Roberta Linares y Cecilia Pulido.

Finalmente los dos ganadores de la rifa 50/50 de esta noche fueron, Vivian Megaro y Gloria Ramírez. Por supuesto, caminando de regreso a sus asientos, Charlie Q. juguetonamente intentó encantar a Vivian M. para que compartiera su premio recientemente ganado con él. Pero Vivian no queira parte de ello, alegando que no podía duplicar sus ganancias como la única persona que sabía que podría. Con eso ella lo bifurcó en las manos que esperaban de su sonriente esposo. Bien por ti, Frank.

Una vez más, como de costumbre, todo esto fue posible gracias al arduo trabajo de nuestra Junta Directiva: el presidente, Rubén Alemán; Vicepresidente, Nancy Rozon; Tesorero, Luis Carillo; Secretario Interino en funciones, Charlie Quiles; Director de Relaciones Públicas, Ramón Guadalupe, y Director, Carlos Mejía. Si he olvidado a alguien, perdóname. Aplaudimos sus esfuerzos. Gracias a todos.

El Spanish American Club, Inc. fue fundado en 1992. La misión del club es promover la amistad y la solidaridad entre sus miembros y otras organizaciones sin fines de lucro en toda la Costa del Tesoro a través de actividades culturales, sociales, cívicas y deportivas; promover el conocimiento de todos los países de habla hispana, su geografía, historia, arte y folclore.

The next event to celebrate International Pride is on July 28th at the Polish American Social Club, 343 NW Prima Vista Blvd, PSL, Fl. There will be a buffet and reservations are required. Contact President Rubén Alemán at aleman.999@aol.com or Treasurer, Luis Carrillo at luis5679@gmail.com. For information regarding the club, visit www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

El próximo event del club está planeados para celebrar “Urgullo Internacional” el sábado 28 de julio en el Polish American Social Club, 343 NW Prima Vista Blvd, PSL, Fl. La Cena/Baile será con bufét. Reservacion es requerida.  Para más información por favor contactar al presidente de club Rubén Alemán al: aleman.999@aol.com o al Tesorero, Luis Carrillo al luis5679@gmail.com. Para buscar más información con respecto al club visite: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Hasta la próxima!

 

 

 

 

 

Photo # 1 (Top) Zorba dance: Francis inserting a tip on Rey Matias

Photo # 2 The Wave Group” (Back Row) From left Elizabeth Mejía, Carlos Mejía, Javier Andrade, Ed Parra, Rosanna Parra, Elena Andrade and Alicia Gómez
(Front Row) Noemí Sanabria, Felix Sanabria, Al Manzanares and Linda Manzanares

Photo # 3 Birthday Celebration: From left Tony Cruz, Gilberto Ferri, Gilbert Parades, Roberta Lanares, Noemí Sanabria and Cecilia Pulido

Photo # 4 Door prize winners: From left Andres Padilla, Carly Werhly, Félix Sanabria, Francis Mata, Cármen Medina, Noemí Sanabria, Nereida Román and Aminda Sampson

Photo # 5 50/50 winners. From left Charlie Quiles, Ruben Alemán, Vivian Megaro, Ray Guadalupe, Gloria Ramírez, Luis Carrillo and Carlos Mejía

Photo # 6 Catering helpers: From left Isaiah, Jocelyn, Christian and Bryanna

Photo # 7 Selling raffle tickets. From left Luis Carrillo, Cecilia Pulido, Carlos Mejía and Javier Andrade

Scholarship 2018 Calderon

June 16, 2018 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive one of the four club’s 2018 scholarship awards. The recipient is Cecilia Yvette Calderon of Port St. Lucie.

Cecilia Evette Calderon was born in El Salvador. Her parents also were born in El Salvador and now are living in Port Saint Lucie. Cecilia attended St. Lucie High School. She will study cosmetology.

This year scholarship committee Chair by Nancy Rozon and Co-chair by Elizabeth Mejía along with the board of directors Ruben Aleman; president, Nancy Rozon; vice president, Luis Carrillo; treasurer, Giselle Borrás; secretary, Ray Guadalupe; public relations, Carlos Mejía; director and Charlie Quiles; substitute did a magnificent job selecting the students and running the program smoothly. The committee selected the students for their achievements, trustworthiness, character, responsibility, fairness and academics.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for low-income Hispanic students. Over the past 26 years, the club has awarded more than $31,000 in scholarships to 46 Hispanic senior of Martin and St. Lucie counties. The board raises money for the scholarships by having 50/50 raffles at the monthly dance parties. The board also organizes other events such as picnics, cruises and garage sales. The committees organize events such as bowling, golf and dominoes tournaments. The members bowl every Monday at 6:00 P.M. at the Saint Lucie Lanes. The bowling group has a 50/50 raffle on the first Monday of the month.

The mission of the club is to promote friendship and solidarity among its members, neighbors and other non profit organizations of the Treasure Coast through cultural, social, civic, charity and sports activities to promote knowledge of the Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art and folklore.

The following students have been awarded scholarships since 1994.

Year/Name/Ethnicity/City

1994/Armando Gil/México/Ft.Pierce

1995/Elisa Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1996/Jennifer Torres/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1997/Alfredo Rosado/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1998/Pedro Luna/México/Ft. Pierce

1999/Ella R. Flores/México/Ft. Pierce

2000/Miguel J. Gaspar/Guatemala/Indiantown

2001/Gabriela Padilla/México/Indiantown

2002/Roberto Cabrera/México/Ft. Pierce

2003/María A. Fernández/Venezuela/Stuart

2004/Mónica A. Herrera/Colombia/Pt. St. Lucie

2005/Viridiana Félix/Guatemala/Indiantown

2006/Jessica Benítez/México/Pt. St. Lucie

2006/Miriam Hernández/Guatemala/Indiantown

2007/Amy Pérez/Guatemala/Indiantown

2007/Daisy Trujillo/México/Indiantown

2007/Venessa Pelayo/México/Ft Pierce

2008/Floriberta Reynoso/México/Ft. Pierce

2008/Anthony Sanchez/Colombia/Ft. Pierce

2009/Tayliz J. Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Palm City

2009/Ana G. Fuentes/México/Indiantown

2010/ Marisol Gómez/México/Ft. Pierce

2010/ Elba Valdéz/México/Stuart

2011/ Nancy Velásquez/Guatemala/Indiantown

2011/ Tatiana Muñoz/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2011/ Adriana Rodríguez/Cuba/Port St. Lucie

2012/ Lorena Morales/ México/Indiantown

2012/Vladimir Villa/México/Stuart

2012/Daniel González/Venezuela/Ft. Pierce

2013/Sarahi Mojáras/México/Stuart

2013/Pamela Garcia/México/Stuart

2013/Vanessa Guárnico/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2014/Samuel Villa/México/Stuart

2014/Antonett Nuñez/Perú/Stuart

2015/Juan Carlos Perez/Guatemala/Jensen Beach

2015/Matias N. Campora/Uruguay/Port St. Lucie

2016/Nicholas Gomez/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2016/Alexia Cepeda/Mexico/Port St. Lucie

2016/Ariana Ramos/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie

2017/Gabriela Garcia/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2017/Jennifer Arriola/Nicaragua/Ft Pierce

2017/Barbara Moreno/Venezuela/Stuart

2017/Moriah Weir/Jamaica/Ft. Pierce

2017/Dayana Espinosa/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2018/Alexis Weist/Ecuador/Port St. Lucie

2018/Cecilia E. Calderon/El Salvador/Port St. Lucie