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

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Scholarship 2018 Weist

June 12, 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 Alexis Weist of Port St. Lucie.

Alexis Weist mother’s side of the family is American, while her fathers side of the family is from Ecuador. She lives in Port Saint Lucie and attended St.Lucie West Centennial High School. She is currently accepted and going to attend Indian River State College in the fall of 2018 and plan to major in the medical Field.

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

Scholarship Award 2018

May 28, 2018 Leave a comment

Scholarship Award Night

By Herman Santa

For the 25th straight year, the Spanish American Club, Inc. continues its mission of preserving the Hispanic heritage and community commitment in supporting Hispanic students of Martin and St. Lucie counties.

This year scholarship committee Chair is Nancy Rozon and Co-chairs is Elizabeth Mejía did a magnificent job selecting the students and running the program smoothly. This year The Spanish American Club, Inc. board of directors are: Ruben Aleman; president, Nancy Rozon; vice president, Luis Carrillo; treasurer, Giselle Borrás; secretary, Ray Guadalupe; public relations, Carlos Mejía; director and Charlie Quiles; substitute.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for low-income Hispanic students. Since then, the club has awarded scholarships to 42 High School Seniors. Over the past 25 years, the club has awarded more than $28,000 in scholarships to the Hispanic senior of Martin and St. Lucie counties. The board raises money for the scholarships by having monthly dance parties and organizes other events such as picnics, cruises, bowling, golf and dominoes tournaments to raise funds for the scholarship and to run the club.

The board is planning the next dinner/dance, to celebrate Father’s Day on Saturday, June 30 which will also be held at the Disabled American Veterans Hall. There will be a buffet and reservations are required. For more information please contact President Ruben Aleman at: aleman.999@aol.com. For more information regarding the club visit our website at: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.

From left Carlos Mejia, Ray Guadalupe, Nancy Rozon, Rubén Alemán, Johanna Hernández, Cecilia Calderon and Elizabeth Mejía

From left Nancy Rozon, Johanna Hernández, Cecilia Calderon and Elizabeth Mejía

Scholarship Committee

May 28, 2018 Leave a comment

Scholarship Committee

The Spanish American Club, Inc. scholarship

By Herman Santa

From left Nancy Rozon, Johanna Hernández, Cecilia Calderon and Elizabeth Mejía

The Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) scholarship is available to graduating seniors who live in Martin and St. Lucie counties.  The scholarship is administered by the Spanish American club, Inc. Scholarship Committee.

This year new board of directors are: Ruben Alemán, President, Nancy Rozón Vice president, Al Feliciano; Secretary, Luis Carrillo; Tresurer, Ray Guadalupe; Public Relations, Isa Bryson; Director and Carlos Mejía; Substitute.

The scholarship committee are: Nancy Rozon, Directora, Carlos Bonet and Fe Vall de Ruten.  The SACI scholarship was established in 1994 for low-income Hispanic students.  More than $25,000 has been awarded to local students.   Thirty-nine high school seniors from Martin and St. Lucie counties have benefited from the scholarships.

The scholarships are awarded based on career interest academic achievement, financial need and other criteria.  Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA).  Letters of recommendation are accepted. Two students will be selected ($1,000 each) after one-on-one interview by the Spanish American Club, Inc. Scholarship Committee.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements for consideration: (1) Martin or St. Lucie county senior.  (2) Resident of either county. (3) Copy of the original transcript from the high school and (4) the student must read, write and speak Spanish.

Applications are available from Martin and St. Lucie counties Guidance Counselors after January 1st 2019.  For more information contact Nancy Rozon at (772) 486-7345, E-mail: nancy5748@att.net or visit http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.  Please send all correspondence to Spanish American Club, Inc.  P.O. Box 9356, Port St. Lucie, FL 34985

Mother’s

May 27, 2018 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club members celebrate Mother’s Day

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, May 26, the traditional Mother’s Day Dinner Dance of the Spanish American Club, Inc. was celebrated at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie.

DJ José Ramírez provided the entertainment, Master of ceremonies were Rubén Alemán and Ray Guadalupe. The event started with Mr. Alemán, who welcomed everyone and gave us an update of the status of the club. Following the president’s speech the members and their guests enjoyed a delicious Latin buffet. The meal consisted of salad, bread, medley veggies, pulled pork, stew chicken, yucca, white rice, red beans, black beans, rice with pigeon peas, Pastelillos, dessert and coffee.

After the dinner, the D.J. played a Mother’s Day song and a Happy Birthday song for members and their guests who were celebrating their birthdays during the month of April and May, among them were: Carlos Mejía, Colberto Bodden, Carlos Bonet, Millie Asencio, Ruben Alemán, José Santiago, Blanca Stella Paez, Lucy Santa, Herman Santa, Al Manzanares, Irving Carvajal and Eliécer Torres.

After the birthday celebrations our Public Relation Director Ray Guadalupe reminded us of the meaning of the Memorial Day. We honored them by reciting the pledge of allegiance. Then he proceed with the raffles.

* 50/50 raffle winners: Hector Gil and Dick Diamond.

* Door prizes winners: Miriam Marrero, Félix Sanabria and Rosie Basabe.

*Crockpot raffle winner was Félix Asencio. All proceeds from the raffles will go to our scholarship and general funds of the club. Following the raffles, our scholarship director Nancy Rozon presented Johanna Hernández and Cecilia Calderon, two of four scholarship recipients this year.

The D.J. again kept every one on their feet all night with his repertoire of Latin music. Like always it was an evening filled with laughs, good Latin food, dancing, raffles and good camaraderie.

A big thank to our president Rubén Alemán and his directors, Vice President Nancy Rozon; Treasurer Luis Carillo; Secretary Giselle Borrás; Public Relations Ray Guadalupe, Director Carlos Mejía and Substitute Charlie Quiles .  A special thanks to the buffet helpers for their assistance in serving the food. Finally, a Big Thanks to all the members and their guests who attended and bought raffle tickets.

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 of the Treasure Coast through cultural, social, civic and sport activities to; promote knowledge of the Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art, and folklore.

The board is planning the next dinner/dance to celebrate “Father’s Day” on Saturday, June 30, which will also be held at the Disabled American Veterans Hall. There will be a buffet and reservations are required, please contact President Rubén Alemán at: aleman.999@aol.com. For information regarding the club please visit our website at: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.

Mark your Calendar for the future events of the club.

* Saturday, July 28 “International Pride”

* Saturday, August 25 “Disco Extravaganza”

* Friday, September 28 “Hispanic Heritage”

* Saturday, October 27 “Halloween Event”

* Saturday, November 24 “Sports Event”

* Friday, December 28 “New Year’s Eve Event”

 

 

 

 

 

Photo # 1 Mothers celebrating Mother’s Day Party

Photo # 2 Crockpot raffle winner Félix Asencio

Photo # 3 Catering helpers

Photo # 4 Door prizes winners: From left Miriam Marrero, Félix Sanabria and Rosie Basabe

Photo # 5 Scholarship winners From left Carlos Mejia, Ray Guadalupe, Rubén Aleman, Nancy Rozon, Johanna Hernández (2018 scholarship winner), Cecilia Calderon (2018 scholarship winner) and Elizabeth Mejía

Photo # 6 From left Ruben Aleman, Hector Gil (50/50 winners) Ray Guadalupe, and Dick Diamond (50/50 winners), Nancy Rozon and Carlos Mejia

Photo # 7 Selling raffle tickets From left Uta McFadden, Cecilia Calderon, Nancy Rozon, Rosie Basabe and Cecilia Calderon

Photo # 8 Celebrating their birthdays From left Carlos Mejía, Colberto Bodden, Carlos Bonet, Millie Asencio, Ruben Alemán, José Santiago, Blanca Stella Paez, Lucy Santa, Herman Santa, Al Manzanares, Irving Carvajal and Eliécer Torres

Photo # 9 Members and their guests doing a Line dance

 

 

Dominoes 2018

April 29, 2018 2 comments

Dominoes

By Herman Santa

The event was held at Jensen Beach Park on Hutchinson Island on Saturday, April 29.   Perfect weather for a picnic kept everyone enjoying a barbecue with drinks, music and games.  While some enjoyed the beach, others socialized, dance. played dominoes, volleyball and rummykub.

 

 

 

 

Photo # 1 From left Marco Peña, Nereida Pellot, Aminda Sampson and Evelyn Carrillo

Photo # 2 From left Millie Asencio, Luis Arroyo, Nesto Pereira and Luis Carrillo

Photo # 3 From Left Gilberto Ferri, Ruben Rivera, Pedro de la Paz and José Echevarria

Photo # 4 From left Luis Carrillo, Ivan Guanill, Ruben Aleman and J.J. Santiago

Picnic 2018

April 29, 2018 Leave a comment

Annual Spanish American Club Picnic…Sun & Fun in the Sand!

By Charlie Quiles

“Summer time and the livin’ is easy…” is the way the song goes. But not for this group, their mantra would have been, “Fiesta! Fiesta! Todo el Dia!” (Party! Party! All day long!). The aroma of sizzling hamburgers and hot dogs filled the air. Latin music courtesy of Luis Arroyo drew the invited guests and their families to pavilion #4. This is how the members of the Spanish American Club, Inc. welcomed the beginning of summer. This year’s festivity was held at the Jensen Beach Park on Hutchinson Island, Jensen Beach.

Refreshments were plenty, hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chicken and potato salad were served up by Ray Guadalupe, his daughter Ariana (Can you believe she came all the way down from Kissimmee.), Carlos Mejia and Ruben Aleman. Homemade guacamole, corn bread, even Italian cookies, to name a few, were shared by all. Drinks of all sorts were available. Oh yeah, and then there was that coffee. It hit the spot thanks to Annie Borrás.

Members were greeting one another with hugs and kisses as if attending a huge family reunion. Wait a minute, that describes exactly what we are. One big happy family, sharing photos, smiling, while taking new ones. Our more energetic members demonstrated their prowess on the volleyball court. Sometimes punching, sometimes diving but mostly chasing the ball that went rolling off the court. We on the sidelines regretted our inability to participate for whatever reason. However we enjoyed watching the efforts put forth by these valiant weekend warriors.

Except for these volleyball players or those sunbathing and swimming at the beach on this beautiful and cloudless sunny day most of us were relieved by the cool breeze blowing through the pavilion. We lounged about engaged in all forms of activity. Laughing children ran about while our more elderly tacticians sat at their domino tables keenly observing their opponents in a grand match of wits. We conversed, we joked all while listening to Latin music. Occasionally Carlos Mejia tooted his whistle, counted, “…1, 2, 3” then everyone joined in with, “wuoOH!!!”. Elizabeth Mejia had the first winning ticket in the 50/50 raffle. A moment of excitement came when our president, Ruben Aleman won the second prize. Immediately, someone shouted out, good-naturedly, “Trampa! Trampa!”(Cheat! Cheat!). This drew laughter from the group. Overall, this picnic was a huge success on a day specifically tailored for fun, fun, fun.

Again, as usual, all of this was made possible through the hard work of our Board of Directors: President – Ruben Aleman; Vice President – Nancy Rozon; Treasurer – Luis Carillo; Secretary – Giselle Borrás; Public Relations Director – Ramon Guadalupe, and; Director – Carlos Mejia. As for the rest of us, a special shout out to Ariana Guadalupe for helping out with the grill and Yvonne Bonet for assisting Nancy at the welcoming table. If I have forgotten anyone, pardon me. We applaud your efforts. Thank you all.

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is a not-for-profit social organization comprised of members in Martin and St. Lucie who are dedicated to the promotion and preserve the Hispanic heritage on the Treasure Coast.

Hasta la proxima! (Until next time!)

P.S.- The next club event celebrates “Mothers’ Day” on Saturday, May 26 at the Disabled American Veterans hall in Port St. Lucie. There will be a buffet and reservations are required. For more information please contact President Ruben Aleman at: aleman.999@aol.com. For more information regarding the club visit our website at: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.

Picnic anual del Spanish American Club… ¡Sol y diversión en la arena!

Por Charlie Quiles y Maria Quiles

El aroma de las hamburguesas y los hot dogs llenaba el aire. La música latina atrajo a los invitados al pabellón n. ° 4. Así es como los socios de Spanish American Club, Inc. dieron la bienvenida al comienzo del verano. La fiesta de este año se llevó a cabo en el Jensen Beach Park en Hutchinson Island, Jensen Beach.

BBQ junto con ensalada de papa fueron servidos por Ray Guadalupe y su hija Ariana. Carlos Mejia repartió las alitas de pollo fritas. Guacamole, pan de maíz, incluso las galletas italianas fueron compartidas por todos. Bebidas de todo tipo estaban disponibles. Y luego estaba ese café, QUE RICO!. Dió en el clavo gracias a Annie Borrás.

Nos saludamos con abrazos y besos. Compartimos fotos, sonreímos y tomaban nuevas fotos. Nuestros socios más enérgicos demostraron su destreza en la cancha de voleibol. A veces golpeando, a veces lanzandose a la arena pero principalmente persiguiendo la pelota que se salia rodando de la cancha. Los espectadores disfrutaron de ver a estos valientes guerreros de fin de semana.

Excepto por estos jugadores, los bañistas y nadadores en la playa, la mayoría de nosotros descansábamos en la fresca brisa que soplaba a través del pabellón. Los niños riendo corrían mientras nuestros ancianos tácticos se sentaban en sus mesas de dominó observando a sus oponentes en un juego de ingenio. Conversamos, bromeamos. Elizabeth Mejia tuvo el primer boleto ganador en la rifa 50/50 y Ruben Alemán el segundo.

El evento del “Día de la Madre” es el sábado 26 de mayo en la D.A.V. hall en Port St. Lucie. Para reservaciones, comuníquese con el presidente Rubén Aleman en: aleman.999@aol.com o en nuestra página web: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.

Para todos los que ayudaron, aplaudimos sus esfuerzos.

 

 

 

 

Photo # 1 Elizabeth Mejia and Rubén Aleman (50/50 winners)

Photo # 2 From left Unidentified guest, Ivonne Bonet, Melissa Sanchez, Domingo Sanchez and his son

Photo # 3 From left Pete Marrero and Rubén Alemán

Photo # 4 From left Carlos Mejia, Dan Carroll and Ariana Guadalupe

Photo # 5 Roberto Velez, Rubén Rivera, Carmen Rivera and (Front) Aida Vélez

Photo # 6 From left (Back Row) Josie Guadalupe, Ariana Guadalupe, Carlos Bonet and Herman Santa (Front Row) Carlos Mejia, Tony Cruz, Al Feliciano and Al Peña

Photo # 7 From left María Ferri, Maria Quiles, Evelyin Carrillo, Annie Borrás, Charlie Quiles and Félix Sanabria

 

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