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

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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

Christmas 2018

December 29, 2018 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club’s annual Christmas dinner dance

By Herman Santa

On Dec. 28, members and supporters of the Spanish American Club gathered to celebrate the club’s last event of the year at the Polish American Social Club in Port St. Lucie.  The attendees enjoyed a delicious sit-down dinner of pork, cod white fish, chicken, salad, baked potato, vegetable medley, and dessert. Entertainment was provided by D.J. Johnny’s Music.

Rubén Alemán, master of ceremonies and club president, alternating with Ray Guadalupe, Public Relations Director welcomed everyone to the party and gave an update of the club and thanked everyone for continued support.  Ray Guadalupe, conducted the raffles (door prizes, basket of cheers and 50/50) and the December birthday celebration. Among the birthday members present were: Gustavo Santa, Nestor Pereira, Elizabeth Mejia, Virginia Feliciano, Mary Figliola and Javier Andrade.

Door prize winners: Ray Matias, Mercy Roman, Sonia Echevarria, Isa Bryson, Tom Burger, Josie Guadalupe, Ed Parra, Maite Peterson and Lucy Santa. Basket of Cheers winners: Elizabeth Mejía and Doris Ellie and 50/50 winners: Fideligno Casallas and Elizabeth Mejia.

The event ended with the awards ceremony. Alemán recognized some members and directors for their service, contribution and dedication to the club with Gift cards. Among them were Ray Guadalupe, Maritza Rivera, Josie Guadalupe, Nereida Pellot, Angel Pellot, Rosie Soto, Nancy Rozón, Rubén Alemán, Iván Guanill and Carlos Mejia.  Charlie and María Quiles were not present.

A big “thank you” went out to the board, who worked hard to make the last annual event of the year a big success. 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.

This non-profit organization’s mission is to preserve the Hispanic heritage on the Treasure Coast. The members meet once a month to socialize, dine and dance. Some members and their guests play golf on Wednesdays at The Saints after 12 P.M. and bowl on Mondays after 5:30 at the St. Lucie Lanes.

Mark your calendar

»The club’s General Assembly will be at 1:00 p.m. Jan. 6, 2019 at the St. Lucie Lanes in Port St. Lucie. This event is for the members only to elect new board of directors for the fiscal year 2019. For more information, contact club President Ruben Aleman at aleman.999@aol.com. For more information about the club, visit http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Photo # 1 Birthdays: From left Gustavo Santa, Nestor Pereira, Elizabeth Mejia, Virginia Feliciano, Mary Figliola and Javier Andrade.

Photo # 2 Door prizes: From left Ray Matias, Mercy Roman, Sonia Echevarria, Isa Bryson, Tom Burger, Josie Guadalupe, Ed Parra, Maite Peterson and Lucy Santa

Photo # 3 Basket of Cheers: From left Elizabeth Mejía and Doris Ellie

Photo # 4 Awards: 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.

Photo # 5 Photo # 5 50/50: Fideligno Casallas and Elizabeth Mejía

Photo # 6 Selling raffle tickets: From left Rosie Soto, Al Manzanares and Nancy Rozón

Christmas Toys 2018

December 19, 2018 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club enjoys Evening of Giving

By Herman Santa

As it usually does, the spirit of Christmas arrived a little early this year as the Spanish American Club, Inc. held its Evening of Giving. The fundraiser was held at the Polish American Social Club. Attendees were encouraged to bring an unwrapped Christmas gifts for needy kids in the area.

The club continued a 25-year tradition by distributing food baskets to underprivileged families for Thanksgiving and collecting Christmas toys for needy children in the area.  The toys were distributed by Herman Santa in Martin through “Helping People Succeed, Healthy Families division” and Nancy Rozon in St. Lucie counties.  A big “Thank You” to the board, the members and their guests who donated the Christmas gifts for the children

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is a non-profit Organization founded in 1992, whose main goals are to promote friendship and solidarity among its members and other institutions, through social, cultural and civic activities and to promote the knowledge of the Spanish speaking countries’ geography, history, art, culture and folklore.

The next dance will be the “New Years Dance” held on, Friday December 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. For information regarding the club, visit http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.

Bowling Dinner 2018

December 9, 2018 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club Hosted a Bowling Dinner at Clubmed

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, December 8 to kick off the Christmas holiday, some members of the bowling group of the The Spanish American Club, Inc. dine, drink and dance at luxury resort of Clubmed restaurant in Port St. Lucie.

Sport 2018

November 29, 2018 Leave a comment

It’s a Sporting Life

by Charlie Quiles

The boxer bobs and weaves avoiding the punches of his opponent then delivers his own counter-punching blows. The running back twists and spins his body to evade the grasps of the defenders in order to reach his goal. The dancer clutches his partner softly but firmly while guiding her through a series of turns. The movement flows ever so smoothly.  The couple glides across the dance room floor all the while synchronizing their movements to the rhythmic sounds of the Latin beat. Imagine now this feat repeated by many couples on the smooth teak wood floor. Such is the sport and art form we know as dance.

It’s no wonder that tonight’s theme was a ‘Sporting Dance’. There were ladies and gents dressed in the football attire of their favorite team (i.e. – NY Giant’s, yeah!!). Lakers (Vivian Megaro) and Heat (Maria Quiles) uniforms were worn with pride. Yvonne Bonet wore her tribute to the basketball icon Michael Jordan.  A whole table of fans were dressed in the shiny yellow jerseys of the Colombian National soccer team. They cheered all night as if in attendance at a ‘World Cup’ match. However, in the midst of this throng was a sole fan, Elizabeth Mejia, proudly displaying the colors of her native Peru. Josie Guadalupe acknowledged her preference for the team known around the world, the New York Yankees, while Denise Bodden brandished the cap of their cross-town rival the NY Mets. So many teams, so much camaraderie absent any trash talk (Whew, that was a fortunate relief!) They danced all night long enjoying one and others company.

Birthday celebrants for the month of November attending the night’s event enjoyed a resounding if not raucous singing of “Happy Birthday”. They included Denise Bodden, a NY Mets fan, Rosie Basabe Soto and Javier Andrade, one of many Colombian soccer fans.

Door prize winners danced their way to the front of the hall to a variety of tunes. The all female group displayed their gifts before an audience of hooters and hollerers. They were Elizabeth Mejia, minus her Peru team jersey, Josie Guadalupe, Miss NY Yankee, Vivian Megaro, a Lakers fan and two elegantly dressed ladies Zaida Concepcion and Naomi Sanabria.

In sports the role of woman has finally been acknowledged by the general public. To any keen observer the same seems to have occurred at this night’s festivity. Wow! Winners of the fifty/fifty drawing were two exquisitely attired ladies Theresa Peña and Maite Peterson (N.B.- proceeds obtained from this drawing benefit the SACI Scholarship Fund).

The Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) recognizes it’s role within the Treasure Coast community and as such has donated food baskets or certificates for food to needy families during this Thanksgiving holiday.  Al Feliciano was the only male to win a raffle, a ‘Basket of Cheer’ prepared by Nancy Rozon. Of course the Colombian soccer fans all rushed to his table with glasses in hand hoping to share in the winnings.

Our membership has also donated or collected toys for distribution this Christmas season to low income or disadvantaged children throughout our area. On that note, SACI wishes everyone a wonderful holiday season.

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, Lionel Roman; Secretary, Raquel O’Connor; Public Relations Director, Ramon Guadalupe; Director, Carlos Mejia, and; Substitute Director, Charlie Quiles. The Club applauds 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 dance will be the “New Years Dance” held on, Friday December 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. For information regarding the club, visit http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org. Hasta la proxima! (Until next time!)

Photo # 1 50/50 winners L to R Theresa Pena and Maite Peterson

Photo # 2 Door prize winners L to R Ruben Aleman, Elizabeth Mejia, Josie Guadalupe, Vivian Megaro, Zaida Concepcion, Naomi Sanabria and Carlos Mejia

Photo # 3 Birthday L to R Denise Bodden, Rosie Basabe Soto, Ruben Aleman and Javier Andrade

Photo # 4 Colombian National Soccer fans

Photo # 5 Basket of Cheers winner L to R L to R: Ruben Aleman, Al Feliciano, Nancy Rozon and Carlos Mejia

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