Luau 03

April 10, 2019 Leave a comment

Luau 2003

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, January 22, 2005, the members of the Spanish American club, Inc. (SACI) were invited by Bobby and Lily Rodriguez for the monthly Get Together at the Park Edge Clubhouse in Port St. Lucie.  It was a wonderful party with a buffet, music and dancing until late at night and of course, with raffles and door prizes.  The idea of gathering members once a month has become a tradition at the Spanish American club Inc (SACI).  The welcome cocktail and the famous buffet composed by authentic ethnic food is now a part of the monthly Get Together.

Photo # 1 From left Astrid Webner, lucero Handal and José Zepeda

Photo # 2 From left Kino Velez, Jim and Maria Yeagley

Photo # 3 Carolina Weeks, Gladys Velez and Marie Andre Gomez

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Mardi 2019

April 4, 2019 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club celebrates Mardi Gras

By Herman Santa

The Annual Mardi Gras Party hosted by The Spanish American Club, Inc. was celebrated on Saturday, March 30 at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie.

Members and their guests enjoyed an evening of costumes, snacks, dancing, and of course, the beads. Our president Carlos Bonet updated the members about the next events and thanked every one of them for their continued support.

During a break public relations director, Vivian Megaro conducted the raffles for the door prizes, 50/50 and birthday celebration.

Member’s birthday celebration was enjoyed by all. Month of March birthday wishes to Elizabeth Bonet, Mercy Román, Dana Peterson, Luis Arroyo, Evelyn Carrillo, Jorge Lao, Giselle Maiolo, Joscelino Maiolo, Raúl Ruíz and Félix Sanabria.

Door prize winners were: Evie Cardona, Marco Peña, Pamela Peña, Christina Espinosa, Carmen Medina and Mary Figliola.

50/50 winners were: Alma Lacayo, Tobi Schelin and Zaida Concepción. After the birthday celebration and raffle drawings, everyone enjoyed the music of our talented D.J. José Ramírez.

Big thanks go to the members and their guests who bought tickets for the scholarship raffle.  And finally, many thanks to the set up and the decoration committees who did a great job.

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 of the Hispanic heritage on the Treasure Coast. The members meet every month to socialize, dine and dance. Some members bowl every Monday at 6:00 P.M. at Saint Lucie Lanes others play a round of golf every Friday after 11:A.M. at The Saints.

Next event of the club has been scheduled for Saturday, April 27th to celebrate our Annual family Picnic.  For information about the club, please contact the new president of the club, Carlos Bonet at: c.bonet@aol.com. To learn more information about the club and to read and to see more photographs of the events since 1992, visit: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

El Spanish American Club celebra fiesta anual de Mardi Gras

Por Herman Santa

El pasado sábado 30 de marzo The Spanish American Club, Inc. celebró su baile anual de Mardi Gras en el Disabled American Veterans club en la ciudad de Port St. Lucie.

La fiesta fue amenizada por el D.J José Ramírez. El presidente Carlos Bonet le dieron la bienvenida a los socios y a sus invitados.  En un receso la directora de relaciones públicas Vivian megaro hizo las rifas de los premios, 50/50 y la celebraron los cumpleaños de los socios del mes de marzo Elizabeth Bonet, Mercy Román y Dana Peterson, Luis Arroyo, Evelyn Carrillo, Jorge Lao, Giselle Maiolo, Joscelino Maiolo, Raúl Ruíz and Félix Sanabria.

Ganadores de los premios fueron: Evie Cardona, Marco Peña, Pamela Peña, Christina Espinosa, Carmen Medina y Mary Figliola. Los ganadores de la rifa del 50/50 fueron: Alma Lacayo, Tobi Schelin and Zaida Concepción.

Mil gracias a los asistentes que compraron boletos para el beneficio de la beca y a los socios que donaron los premios para las rifas. También queremos agradecer a los socios que decoraron el salón, ayudaron con los set ups y se quedaron después del evento para limpiar el salón.

El Club es una corporación con fines no lucrativos y uno de los objetivos principales es promover el intercambio cultural, de idioma, geografía, costumbres, historia, arte y folklore de los paises de habla hispana. Los socios juegan golf los viernes después de las 11 de la mañana en el campo de golf The Saints y juegan bolos los lunes a las 6:00 de la noche en la bolera de Saint Lucie Lanes.

El próximo evento del club está planeado para el sábado 27 de abril para celebrar el picnic anual de los socios en la playa de Jensen Beach. Para información del club, por favor comunicarse con el presidente del club Carlos Bonet, correo electrónico: c.bonet@aol.com. Para información del club visiten: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Photo # 1 (Top) Sonia Echevarría, Aida Velez, Virginia Feliciano and Pam Peña

Photo # 2 Evie Cardona, Marco Peña, Pamela Peña, Christina Espinosa, Carmen Medina, Mary Figliola y Vivian Megaro

Photo # 3 Elizabeth Bonet, Mercy Román y Dana Peterson

Photo # 4 Alma Lacayo, Tobi Schelin and Zaida Concepción

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Valentine 2019

February 24, 2019 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. Annual Valentine Dance a big celebration from the beginning to the end

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. annual Valentine dinner dance on Saturday, Feb. 23 was a celebration from the beginning to the end and enjoyed by everyone.  The event was held at the Disabled American Veterans Hall in Port St. Lucie. Everyone enjoyed their drinks, snacks, live entertainment and dancing all night with D.J. José Ramírez.

During a break, D. J. José Ramírez played a birthday song to the members and guests that were celebrating their birthdays of the month of February. Among the present were, Al Feliciano, Hector Gil, Domingo Sanchez, Lily Cruz, Sonia Hernández, Virginia Gonzalez, María McCutcheon, Crichton McCutcheon, Nancy Rozon, Galud Segura, Rosalinda Pagán and Iván Guanill.  Door Prize winners were Lucy Santa, Nereida Pellot, Blair Dickerson, Yvonne Bonet and Sonia Echevarria. 50/50 winners were: Mary Figliola, Eduardo Parra and Lillian Cruz.

A big “Thank You” to our President Carlos Bonet, who coordinated the event with his newly elected board of directors, Vice Pres. Al Feliciano, Treasurer Josephine Guadalupe, Secretary Evelyn Carrillo, Public Relations Vivian Megaro, Director (Vocal) Nancy Rozon and Substitute Mary Figliola. Many thanks to the members who helped with the decorations and set-ups. Finally, thanks to the members that donated the door prizes and bought tickets for the raffles. All proceeds from the event will go to the Scholarship funds of the club.

Mark your calendar

Next events scheduled for this year. Wednesday February 23 (Victory Casino Cruise)   Saturday, March 30 (Mardi Gras Party), Saturday, April 27 (Annual Picnic), Saturday, May 25 (Mother’s Day Dinner Dance), Saturday, June 29 (Father’s Day Dinner Dance-(Independence Dance), Saturday, July 27, Saturday, August 31 (Luau), Saturday, September 28 (Anniversary Dinner Dance), Saturday, October 26 (Halloween Party), Saturday, November 30 (Thanksgiving Party) and Saturday, December 28 (Christmas Dinner Dance).

The Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, March 30th will be held at the DAV Chapter 113, 1150 SW California Ave. Port St. Lucie, Fl 34953 from 6:30 PM to 11:00 P.M. Donations will be $10.00 for members and $15.00 for their guests. Please contact Carlos Bonet for reservations at (917) 204-6141 at c.bonet@aol.com. For information regarding the club, visit our website http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Photo # 1 50/50 winners were: From left Mary Figliola, Eduardo Parra and Lillian Cruz

Photo # 2 Door Prize winners were: From left Lucy Santa, Nereida Pellot, Blair Dickerson, Yvonne Bonet and Sonia Echevarria

Photo # 3 Birthdays: From left Al Feliciano, Hector Gil, Domingo Sanchez, Lily Cruz, Sonia Hernández, Virginia Gonzalez, María McCutcheon, Crichton McCutcheon, Nancy Rozon, Galud Segura, Rosalinda Pagán and Iván Guanill.

Photo # 4 A group of members celebrating Valentine

Winter Dance 2019

January 27, 2019 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. members celebrate their 1st party of the year 2019

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, January 26, members and supporters of the Spanish American Club, Inc. “SACI” gathered to celebrate the 1st dance of the year of the club at the Disabled American Veterans Hall in Port St. Lucie.

This beautiful affair was presented by the recently elected new board composed by President Carlos Bonet, President; Al Feliciano, Vice President; Evelyn Carrillo, Secretary,Vivian Megaro, Public Relations; Nancy Rozon, Vocal Director, and; Mary Figliola, Substitute Director.

During a break, D. J. José Ramírez played a birthday song to celebrated the birthdays of the month of january, among them present were Alfredo Medina, Félix Asencio, Nereida Pellot, Xiomara Guanill, Sonia Echevarría and Evie Cardona

Door Prize winners were: María McCuthion, Stela Páez, Félix Sanabria, Al Manzanares, Carlos Mejía and Rosie Soto. 50/50 winners were: Mirta Zapata, Al Peña and Daisy Alemán

Many thanks to the members who helped with the decorations and set-ups. Finally, thanks to the members that donated the door prizes and bought tickets for the raffles. All proceeds from the event will go to the Scholarship funds of the club.

Throughout the year, the members meet once a month to socialize, dine and dance.  The non-profit organization’s mission is to preserve the Hispanic heritage on the Treasure Coast and to unify Hispanics from the Treasure Coast. The group also gives scholarships to local High School Hispanic students from Martin and St. Lucie counties. In November the members give food baskets during Thanksgiving week to under privileged families and in December they collect Christmas toys for needy children.

Mark your calendars

Next activities scheduled for this year. Saturday, February 23 (Sweet Heart Dance), March 30 (Mardi Gras Party), Saturday, April 27 (Annual Picnic), Saturday, May 25 (Mother’s Day Dinner Dance), Saturday, June 29 (Father’s Day Dinner Dance-(Independence Dance), Saturday, July 27, Saturday, August 31 (Luau), Saturday, September 28 (Anniversary Dinner Dance), Saturday, October 26 (Halloween Party), Saturday, November 30 (Thanksgiving Party) and Saturday, December 28 (Christmas Dinner Dance).

The Sweet Heart Party on Saturday, February 23 will be held at the DAV Chapter 113, 1150 SW California Ave. Port St. Lucie, Fl 34953 from 6:30 PM to 11:00 P.M. Donations will be $10.00 for members and $15.00 for their guests. R.S.V.P. will be Wednesday the 20th. Please contact Carlos Bonet for reservations at (917) 204-6141 at c.bonet@aol.com. For information regarding the club, visit our website http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Photo #1 Birthday: From left Alfredo Medina, Félix Asencio, Nereida Pellot, Xiomara Guanill, Sonia Echevarría and Evie Cardona

Photo #2 Door Prizes: From left María McCuthion, Stela Páez, Félix Sanabria, Al Manzanares, Carlos Mejía and Rosie Soto

Photo # 3 50/50 From left Al Feliciano, Mirta Zapata, Al Pena, Daisy Alemán, Carlos Bonet and Vivian Megaro

Photo # 4 2019 Board of Directors: From left Al Feliciano, Mary Figliola, Evelyn Delgado, Vivian Megaro, Nancy Rozon and Carlos Bonet. Absent Josie Guadalupe, Treasurer.

Photo # 5 Scholarship Committee: From left María McCutcheon, Elizabeth Mejía, Nancy Rozon and Pam Peña

Photo # 6 Selling raffle tickets: From left Vivian Megaro, Néstor Pereira and Melissa Bonet

Assembly 2019

January 8, 2019 Leave a comment

2019 S.A.C.I. ANNUAL ASSEMBLY

by Charlie Quiles

“Feliz dia de los reyes mis hermanos y hermanas de S.A.C.I. (A Happy Kings Day my brothers and sisters of S.A.C.I.”, was the shout out to all of the membership attending this year’s Annual Assembly. It was an appropriate salutation given the celebration we of Spanish heritage observe on this day. It was also appropriate that we honored those of our membership no longer with us, with a moment of silence. In particular, Luis Carrillo, Treasurer of S.A.C.I. who passed in 2018.

This afternoon’s agenda proceeded with a call to order by President Ruben Aleman. He welcomed the members to this year’s assembly then introduced Vice President Nancy Rozon, who presented her progress report on the scholarship fund. Two scholarship awards were made in the amount of one thousand dollars and two more awarded in the amount of five hundred dollars to deserving seniors attending Treasure Coast high schools.

Next, Ruben introduced Herman Santa, chairman of the Golf committee, who reported on the success of this year’s golf tournament which added in excess of five hundred dollars to our club’s coffers. Being the administrator of our club website he expressed his content at having received over 63,000 visitors since it’s inception, 500 this year alone with about 30 members that visited on a regular basis. Ivan Guanill was recognized for conducting this year’s successful Domino tournament. A job well done, both you.

Exiting Substitute Director, Charlie Quiles addressed the assembly. He acknowledged the accomplishments of the current board pledging his colleagues to a smooth transition for the new Board of Directors. He reminded them that, “The mission of this 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, and; by advancing the knowledge of all Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art, and folklore”. Having been a rookie on the board this past year, he thanked everyone for “…a wonderful experience” that he would “…treasure, always”.

Next on the agenda came the vote for the new Board. Since all but one position (Public Relations Director) went uncontested, the tally of secret ballots went smoothly thanks to the assistance of members Yolanda Ramos and Elizabeth Mejia. The vote for the position of Public Relations Director went to Vivian Megaro. Carlos Bonet was elected President; Al Feliciano, Vice President; Evelyn Carrillo, Secretary; Josephine Guadalupe, Treasurer; Nancy

Rozon, Vocal Director, and; Mary Figliola, Substitute Director. We wish you all a successful tenure as our new S.A.C.I. officers.  After the new Board was sworn in, President Carlos Bonet addressed the assembly. He thanked the assembly for their support and assured the assembly that the committee chairpersons would remain the same. They are, Nancy Rozon, Scholarship; Herman Santa, Golf and Website; Ivan Guanill, Dominos, and; Ruben Aleman, Bowling. Charlie Quiles was asked to continue his role creating flyers for the club events and writing ariticles describing them to the club membership.

During the tally of votes Nancy Rozon and Carlos Mejia arranged the 50/50 tickets for the subsequent drawing…and the winners were J.J. Santiago and Johnny Borras. The hard work of our former Board of Directors: President, Ruben Aleman; Vice President, Nancy Rozon; Treasurer, Luis Carrillo; Secretary, Raquel O’Connor; Public Relations Director, Ramon Guadalupe; Director, Carlos Mejia, and; Substitute Director, Charlie Quiles had to be recognized. Thank you all, we applaud your efforts throughout the 2018.

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 theme of this January 26th S.A.C.I. dance is a ‘Winter Wonderland’. It will be held at the DAV Chapter 113, 1150 SW California Ave. Port St. Lucie, Fl 34953 from 6:30 PM to 11:00 P.M. Donations will be $10.00 for members and $15.00 for their guests. R.S.V.P. will be Wednesday the 23rd. Please contact Carlos Bonet for reservations at (917) 204-6141 at c.bonet@aol.com.. For information regarding the club, visit our website http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Hasta la proxima! (Until next time!)

2019 S.A.C.I. ASAMBLEA ANUAL

Por Charlie Quiles

Feliz día de los reyes, mis hermanos y hermanas de S.A.C.I., fue el grito a todos los miembros que asistieron a la Asamblea Anual de este año. Fue un saludo apropiado dada la celebración que observamos el patrimonio español en este día. También fue apropiado que honramos a los miembros de nuestra membresía que ya no están con nosotros, con un momento de silencio. En particular, Luis Carillo, tesorero de SACI que falleció en 2018.

La agenda de esta tarde procedió con un llamado al orden por parte del presidente Ruben Alemán. Dio la bienvenida a los miembros a la asamblea de este año y luego presentó a la vicepresidenta Nancy Rozon, quien presentó su informe sobre el progreso del fondo de becas. Se otorgaron dos becas por la cantidad de mil dólares y dos más se otorgaron por la cantidad de quinientos dólares a estudiantes de último año que asisten a las escuelas secundarias de Treasure Coast.

A continuación, Rubén presentó a Herman Santa, presidente del comité de Golf, quien informó sobre el éxito del torneo de golf de este año, que agregó más de quinientos dólares a las arcas de nuestro club. Al ser el administrador de la página web de nuestro club, expresó su contenido por haber recibido más de 63,000 visitantes desde su inicio, 500 solo este año con aproximadamente 30 miembros que visitaron regularmente. Ivan Guanill fue reconocido por dirigir el exitoso torneo Domino de este año. Un trabajo bien hecho, ambos. 2019 – Asamblea de S.A.C.I. afiliación

Saliendo el Director suplente, Charlie Quiles se dirigió a la asamblea. Reconoció los logros de la actual junta directiva comprometiendo a sus colegas a una transición sin problemas para la nueva junta directiva. Les recordó que, “La misión de este 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; avanzando el conocimiento de todos los países de habla hispana, su geografía, historia, arte y folclore ”. Habiendo sido un novato en la mesa directiva el año pasado, agradeció a todos por “… una experiencia maravillosa” que él “atesoraría, siempre”.

El siguiente en la agenda fue la votación para la nueva Junta. Dado que todas las posiciones excepto una (Director de Relaciones Públicas) no se discutieron, el conteo de las votaciones secretas se realizó sin problemas gracias a la asistencia de los miembros Yolanda Ramos y Elizabeth Mejia. La votación para el cargo de Director de Relaciones Públicas fue para Vivian Megaro. Carlos Bonet fue elegido presidente; Al Feliciano, Vicepresidente; Evelyn Carrillo, Secretaria; Josefina Guadalupe, Tesorera; Nancy Rozon, directora vocal, y; Mary Figliola, directora suplente. Les deseamos a todos una exitosa permanencia como nuestro nuevo S.A.C.I. oficiales.

Después de la juramentación de la nueva Junta, el presidente Carlos Bonet se dirigió a la asamblea. Dio las gracias a la asamblea por su apoyo y aseguró a la asamblea que los presidentes de los comités seguirían siendo los mismos. Ellos son, Nancy Rozon, beca; Herman Santa, Golf y Sitio Web; Ivan Guanill, Dominos, y; Ruben Alemán, Bowling. Se le pidió a Charlie Quiles que continuara su papel creando volantes para los eventos del club y escribiendo artículos que los describieran a los miembros del club. Durante el conteo de votos, Nancy Rozon y Carlos Mejía organizaron los boletos 50/50 para el siguiente sorteo … y los ganadores fueron J.J. Santiago y Johnny Borras.

El arduo trabajo de nuestro anterior Consejo de Administración: Presidente, Rubén Alemán; Vicepresidente, Nancy Rozon; Tesorero, Luis Carillo; La secretaria Raquel O’Connor; Director de Relaciones Públicas, Ramon Guadalupe; Director, Carlos Mejía, y; El director suplente, Charlie Quiles tuvo que ser reconocido. Gracias a todos, aplaudimos sus esfuerzos a lo largo del 2018.

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 la Costa del Tesoro a través de actividades culturales, sociales, cívicas y deportivas; para promover el conocimiento de todos los países de habla española, su geografía, historia, arte y folclore.

El tema de este 26 de enero S.A.C.I. La danza es un “país de las maravillas de invierno”. Se llevará a cabo en DAV Capítulo 113, 1150 SW California Ave. Port St. Lucie, Fl 34953 de 6:30 PM a 11:00 PM. Las donaciones serán de $ 10.00 para miembros y $ 15.00 para sus invitados. R.S.V.P. Será el miércoles 23. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Carlos Bonet para reservas al 917-204-6141. Para obtener información sobre el club, visite nuestro sitio web http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Hasta la proxima!

Photo # 1 (Top) 50/50 winners From left José Santiago and John Borrás

Photo # 2 New Board of Directors From left Carlos Bonet, Evelyn Delgado, Josie Guadalupe, Vivian Megaro, Nancy Rozon, Mary Figliola and Al Feliciano

Photo # 3 Selling raffle tickets from left Nancy Rozon and Carlos Mejía

Photo # 4 some members that attended assembly

Awards 2018

January 6, 2019 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club honors members during their Annual Christmas Dinner Dance

By Herman Santa

On Friday, December 28, 2018, at the Annual Christmas Dinner Dance at the Polish American Social Club in Port St. Lucie a special awards were given to some committee members directors of the club for their service, contribution and dedication to the club. Among them were given gift card certificates were: Ray Guadalupe, Maritza Rivera, Josie Guadalupe, Nereida Pellot, Angel Pellot, Rosie Soto, Nancy Rozón, Rubén Alemán, Iván Guanill and Carlos Mejía. Charlie and María Quiles were not present. The awards were presented by the president of the club Ruben Aleman. Congratulation to all of them. It was enjoyable event.

The club’s next event has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie. For more information, contact club President Carlos Bonet, at c.bonet@aol.com. For more information about the club, visit http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

From left Ray Guadalupe, Maritza Rivera, Josie Guadalupe, Nereida Pellot, Angel Pellot, Rosie Soto, Nancy Rozón, Rubén Alemán, Iván Guanill and Carlos Mejia.  Absent Charlie and María Quiles.

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Golf “Closest to the Pin” 2019

January 4, 2019 Leave a comment

Golf “Closest to the Pin” 2019

From left Robert Osborne with Cecil Ellie on Jan. 2, 2019 after winning CtP on Par 3, Hole # 16