Scholarship 2019 (Rancel)

October 11, 2019 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 six club’s 2019 scholarship awards. The recipient is Marilyn Rancel of Ft. Pierce.

Marilyn Rancel was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.  Her parents Guiomar Rancel was born in Puerto Rico and her mother Dora Gallego was born in Colombia.  Marilyn is now living with her parents in Port St. Lucie.  Marilyn graduated from St. Lucie Centennial High School. This fall she will continue her education in Nursing at Indian River State College and become a Nurse.  She would like to start her own business after graduating from Nursing school.

This year scholarship committee Chair by Nancy Rozon and Co-chair by Elizabeth Mejía, María McCutheon and Pamela Peña along with the board of directors Carlos Bonet, President; Al Feliciano, Vice President; Evelyn Carrillo, Secretary; Josephine Guadalupe, Treasurer; Vivian Megaro, Public Relations Director: Nancy Rozon, Vocal Director; Mary Figliola, Substitute Director 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 students. Over the past 27 years, the club has awarded more than $32,000 in scholarships to 47 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 Golf Group plays golf every Friday at The Saints Golf Course in Port St. Lucie.  They hold a 50/50 raffle on the last Friday of the month. The Bowling Group plays 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.

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Farewell 2006 (Arnell)

October 11, 2019 Leave a comment

Despedida a la familia Arnell

Por Herman Santa

El sábado 8 de agosto los socios del “Spanish American Club, Inc.” (SACI) le hicieron una despedida a Rico y Casta Arnell en la residencia de Leticia Goff en la ciudad de Port St. Lucie.  Los Arnell se mudarán para el estado de Ohio.  Les deseamos buena suerte en su nuevo  hogar.

Back Row: L to R: Al Saladin, Rico Arnell, Nick Arnell, Luis Rosa, Herman Santa, Jorge Prado and Chuck Coughlin. Front Row Zenaida Saladín, CAsta Arnell, Elsie Arnell, Anabelle Rosa, Lucy Santa, y Leticia Goff.[/caption]

Rummykub 2017

October 6, 2019 Leave a comment

Rommykub 2017

By Herman Santa

Members, families and friends of Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) attended the annual family picnic on Saturday, April 27.  The weather was perfect for an outdoor event. Lots of food, music, games and laughs were had by all.

Photo #1 L to R: Lucy Santa, Linda Manzanares and Al Manzanares

 

Anniversary 2019

September 29, 2019 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. celebrated its 27th Anniversary

“Celebrating our 27th Anniversary every month”

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, September 28 The Spanish American Club, Inc. celebrated its 27th Anniversary at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie. Attendees enjoyed a night full of fun, an exquisite buffet, raffles, door prizes, birthday celebration and dancing throughout the evening.

Master of ceremonies and president of the club, Carlos Bonet, welcomed everyone to the event and thanked them for their continued support.  Carlos made a short speech honoring past directors of the club that where present, among them, Dr, Enrique Ospina, Maite Peterson, Ray Guadalupe, Lucy Santa, Herman Santa, Fe Valderuten, Carlos Mejía, Lionel Román, Melissa Bonet-Sanchez and Tony Colón.  If I missed any one, please forgive me.

Just before the dinner, as always, a minute of silence was observed for those members that have passed away.  During a break, the board conducted the raffles for the door prizes and 50/50 and celebrated the member’s birthdays of the month of September, while entertainer D.J. José Ramírez played a Happy Birthday song for them, among them were present: José Garcia, Ed Parra, María Garcia, Iris Sevilla, Magno Morales and Rafael Gabay.  Door prize raffle winners were: Evelyn Carrillo, Iris Sevilla, Annie Borras, Evie Cardona and Francis Mata.  The 50/50 winners were: Al Peña, Patricia Garcia and Evie Cardona.

The 27th Anniversary Dinner Dance marked another milestone of the existence of our club.  A big thanks to Carlos Bonet and his board of directors–Vivian Megaro, Public Relations Director; Al Feliciano, Vice President; Evelyn Carrillo, Secretary; Josephine Guadalupe, Treasurer; Nancy Rozon, (Vocal) Director; and Mary Figliola, Substitute Director who dedicate their talent, knowledge and time every month to help and promote fellowship among the Hispanic groups on the Treasure Coast

A special thank you to all the members and their guests who attended and bought tickets for the raffles.  Proceeds will benefit the club’s scholarship program.

Founded in 1992, The Spanish American Club, Inc. is the oldest charitable, social, civic, cultural and sport organization in the Treasure Coast. With nearly 150 active members from various Latin American countries including Spain and United States, the club fosters positive relations between Americans and other Spanish speaking people from Martin and St. Lucie counties.

The directors organize a monthly dance the last Saturday of each month. While some members bowl every Monday at 6:00 P.M. at the Saint Lucie Lanes others play golf every Friday at the Saints Golf Course at 9:00 A.M.

Future events of the club this year: Friday, October 25 “Scholarship Golf Tournament; Saturday, October 26 “Halloween Party”; Saturday, November 9th thru 11th ” Bahamas Cruise”; Saturday, November 30 “Thanksgiving Party”;  Saturday, December 8th “Bowling Christmas Dinner/Dance”; and Saturday, December 28 “Christmas Dinner/Dance”.

For information about the events, please contact Carlos Bonet at (917) 204-6141 at c.bonet@aol.com. For information regarding the club, visit our website: http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.

Photo # 1 (Top) From left Al Peña, Patricia Garcia and Evie Cardona.

Photo # 2 From left José Garcia, Ed Parra, María Garcia, Iris Sevilla, Magno Morales and Rafael Gabay.

Photo # 3 From left Evelyn Carrillo, Iris Sevilla, Annie Borras, Evie Cardona and Francis Mata.

Photo # 4 Catering helpers

El Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) celebró 27 años

“Celebrando 27 años de existencia todos los meses”

por Herman Santa

Los socios del El Spanish American Club, Inc. celebraron 27 años de fundación el sábado 28 de septiembre en el Disabled American Veterans Club en la ciudad de Port St. Lucie.  Los socios e invitados se divertieron toda la noche con un delicioso bufét, rifas, premios y baile.  El evento lo amenizó el D.J. José Ramírez.

Antes de la cena, el presidente del club Carlos Bonet y maestro de ceremonias le dió la bienvenida a todos los concurrentes y les agradeció por el apoyo que le han brindado en todos los eventos del club.  Después Carlos presentó a los directores que han participado en la Junta de Directores desde su fundación en el 1992.  Entre ellos estaban presente Dr, Enrique Ospina, Maite Peterson, Ray Guadalupe, Lucy Santa, Herman Santa, Fe Valderuten, Carlos Mejía, Lionel Román, Melissa Bonet-Sanchez y Tony Colón.  Perdonen si se me olvidó alquien.

Antes de la cena, como de costumbre se hizo un minuto de silencio para los socios que han fallecido.  En un receso los directores del club hicieron las rifas de los premios, del 50/50.  Despues el D.J le tocó una canción de cumpleaños los socios que estaban celebrando sus cumpleanos en el mes de septiembre.  Entre ellos se estaban José Garcia, Ed Parra, María Garcia, Iris Sevilla, Magno Morales and Rafael Gabay.  Los ganadores de los premios fueron: Evelyn Carrillo, Iris Sevilla, Annie Borras, Evie Cardona y Francis Mata.  Los de los 50/50 fueron: Al Peña, Patricia Garcia y Evie Cardona.

Mil gracias a Carlos Bonet y su Junta de Directores compueta por Vivian Megaro, Relaciones Públicas; Al Feliciano, Vice Presidente; Evelyn Carrillo, Secretaria; Josephine Guadalupe, Tesorera; Nancy Rozon, (Vocal) y Mary Figliola, Substituta quienes planearon el evento,  Ellos aportan su talento, conocimiento y tiempo cada mes para promover y ayudar a la comunidad hispana en la Costa del Tesro.

El calendario de actividades del club para el resto del año son las siquientes: “Scholarship Golf Tournament”, vierne 25 de octubre; “Baile de las Brujas”, sábado 28 de octubre; “Bahama Cruise”, sábado del 9 al 11 de noviembre; “Baile de Acción de Gracias”, sábado 30 de noviembre; “Bowling Dinner Dance”, sábado 8 de diciembre y “Christmas Dinner Dance”, sábado 28 de diciembre.  “Spring Break Cruise” (The Norwegian Pearl) 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise, March 15-22, 2020

Para más información, por favor contacte al presidente del club Carlos Bonet at (917) 204-6141 at c.bonet@aol.com.  Para leer más artículos y ver más fotos del club desde 1992, favor visite nuestra página web: thespanishamericanclubinc.org.

Scholarship Award 1999

September 18, 2019 Leave a comment

Scholarship Award 1999

By Herman Santa

The event was held at Jensen Beach Park on Hutchinson Island on Saturday, Junio 20, 1999.  Perfect weather for a picnic kept guests enjoying latin food, music and games.  En el picnic de los socios, se premió a la Señorita Ella Roselynn Flores, ganadora de la beca.  La entrega de la beca estuvo a cargo de la presidenta del club Sra. Yolanda Sanchez quien realirmó el compromiso del Spanish American Club, Inc.” y de los socios en apoyar y patrocinar actividades como esta que ayudan a nuestros estudiantes a sobresalir en sus estudios académicos y a convertirse en buenos ciudadanos del mañana.

Photo From left Ella Roselynn Flores (Winner of the scholarship) Yolanda Sanchez, Lily Bohorquez, Gladys Piñeiro and Ed Finnerty

Scholarship Award 2006

September 18, 2019 Leave a comment

Scholarship Award 2006

By Herman Santa

Dr. Enrique Ospina, President of the Spanish American Club, Inc. “S.A.C.l.”, Herman Santa, director of the Scholarship Program, William Preciado and Isa Bryson, members of the S.A.C.l. Scholarship Committee met Saturday May 20th to select to the winners of the 2006 scholarship.  Jessica Benitez, Mexican of Port St Lucie and Miriam Hernandez, Guatemalan of 1ndiantown were selected among a pool of six Hispanic candidates as the winners of the-SACI Scholarship this year.

Photo L to R: Isa Bryson, William Preciado, Miriam Hernandez (Scholarship winner 2006), Dr. Enrique Ospina and Herman Santa

Golf 2019

September 17, 2019 Leave a comment

Golf 2019

By Herman Santa

 

 

 

Photo # 1 From left John Williams and Gary Bradley at Hole # 10 on 9/6/19

 

 

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