Christmas Toys 2019

December 1, 2019 Leave a comment

Evening of Dining, Dancing and Giving

By Herman Santa

Photo.  From left Josie Guadalupe, Carlos Bonet, Al Feliciano, Vivian megaro, Mary Figliola and Evelyn Carrillo

The spirit of Christmas arrived a little early this year for the members of The Spanish American Club, Inc. As every year at our Thanksgiving Dinner/Dance” celebrated at the Elks Club event on Saturday, November 30th, The members and their guests brought unwrapped Christmas gifts for needy kids in the area. The same night, the board of directors authorize gift cards for needy families in the area.,

The gift cards and toys were distributed by Herman Santa in Martin county through “Helping People Succeed, Healthy Families division” with the help of Agueda Mejía.

In St. Lucie county the toys were distributed by Nancy Rozon.  A big thank you to all the members and their guests who donated Christmas toys for under privilege children.

Next events

Plans are currently underway for our “Annual Bowling Dinner/Dance at Club Med on Saturday, December 14th and our last event of the year “Annual Christmas Dinner/Dance” which will take place at the Elks Lodge on Saturday, December 28th, 2019.  The events will be catered.  Reservations are required. For more information, please contact the president of the club, Carlos Bonet at: c.bonet@aol.com.  To join us or for more information, visit: http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.

Thanksgiving 2019

December 1, 2019 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. celebrated Thanksgiving at a new home

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. of Martin and St. Lucie Counties has a new home.  The club is now set in a place to call home: The Elks Lodge 2658 at 2290 SE Lennard Road., Port Saint Lucie, FL. 34952.

The Board of Directors signed a contract for the monthly dinner/dance events for the rest of this year 2019 and future events starting the fiscal year 2020.  As a charitable nonprofit organization the club will continue to donate scholarships, food baskets in Thanksgiving and Christmas toys to needy families in Martin and St. Lucie Counties.

Thanksgiving dinner/dance

On Saturday, November 30th, The Spanish American Club, Inc. celebrated Thanksgiving at The Elks Lodge 2658.  The hall was full with members and guests.  Every one enjoyed the delicious dinner which included Chicken Marsala, Tilapia W/Linguini, Salad, Bread/Butter, Desert and Coffee.

D.J. José Ramírez was the entertainer. Master of ceremonies and president of the club, Carlos Bonet, welcomed everyone to the party and gave an update of the status of the club and thanked every one of them for their continued support.  Following the president’s update, the board conducted the raffles.

During a break the D.J. played a birthday song for the members that were celebrating their birthdays in the November.  Among them were: Miguel Rojas, Yolanda Medina, Vivian Megaro, Ray Guadalupe, Javier Andrade, Ernesta Monroe, Orlando Maldonado and Billy Betancourt

Door prize winners were: Elizabeth Mejía, Gilberto Ferri, Orlando Maldonado, Claudia Vega, Al Manzanares, Unidentified member and Evie Cardona. The 50/50 winners were: Félix Asencio, Ana Rodriguez and Félix Sanabria.

The club continued a 26-year tradition by distributing food baskets to underprivileged families for Thanksgiving and collecting holiday gift bags to needy children in the area.  It was a memorable evening.  The entire committee did a beautiful job in organizing the Thanksgiving event.  A big thank you to all the members and their guests who attended, donated Christmas toys for under privilege children and bought tickets for the raffles.  Proceeds will benefit the club’s scholarship program.

Next events

Plans are currently underway for our “Annual Bowling Dinner/Dance at Club Med on Saturday, December 14th and our last event of the year “Annual Christmas Dinner/Dance” which will take place at the Elks Lodge on Saturday, December 28th, 2019.  The events will be catered.  Reservations are required. For more information, please contact the president of the club, Carlos Bonet at:c.bonet@aol.com.  To join us or for more information, visit:http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.���rQ¹

Thanksgiving dinner/dance

Socios del Spanish American Club celebran baile de Acción de Gracias en su nuevo local

Por Herman Santa

Con tragos, celebraciones de cumpleaños y rifas, los socios e invitados del Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) disfrutaron el sábado 30 de noviembre de la tradicional fiesta de “Thanksgiving” en el salón de bailes del Elks Lodge 2658 localizado en la 2290 SE Lennard Road en la ciudad de Port Saint Lucie.

Después de las rifas nuestro D.J. José Ramírez le tocó una canción de cumpleaños a los socios que estaban celebrando sus cumpleaños en el mes de noviembre. Entre ellos estaban: Miguel Rojas, Yolanda Medina, Vivian Megaro, Ray Guadalupe, Javier Andrade, Ernesta Monroe, Orlando Maldonado y Billy Betancourt.  Los ganadores de las rifas fueron: Elizabeth Mejía, Gilberto Ferri, Orlando Maldonado, Claudia Vega, Al Manzanares y Evie Cardona.  Los ganadores del 50/50 fueron: Félix Asencio, Ana Rodríguez and Félix Sanabria

En el evento se recaudaron los juguetes navideños para ser repartidos en los condados de Martín y St. Lucie. El club también donó certificados para el Día de Acción de Gracias a familias de bajos ingresos en los dos condados.  Gracias a la directiva por planear la fiesta que les quedó muy buena, pues gozamos de una noche para recordar.  También le queremos agradecer a todos los socios e invitados por donar los regalos navideños y por comprar los boletos para el 50/50.  Las ganancias irán al programa de la beca del club.

Las próximas actividades del club están planeadas para el sábado 14 de diciembre para celebrar el “Annual Bowling Dinner/Dance en lujoso Club Med.  Y el último evento del año el sábado 28 de diciembre en el Elks Lodge 2658 localizado en la Lennard Road en Port Saint Lucie.  Reservaciones son requeridas. Para más información con respecto a los dos eventos, por favor contacte al presidente del club, Carlos Bonet al correo electrónico c.bonet@aol.com.  Para más información con respecto al nuestro club y ver más fotos visite:http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.

Photo # 1 From left Elizabeth Mejía, Gilberto Ferri, Orlando Maldonado, Claudia Vega, Al Manzanares, Unidentified guest and Evie Cardona

Photo # 2 From left Félix Asencio, Ana Rodriguez and Félix Sanabria

Photo # 3 From left Miguel Rojas, Yolanda Medina, Vivian Megaro, Ray Guadalupe, Javier Andrade, Ernesta Monroe, Orlando Maldonado and Billy Betancourt

Bowling 2019

November 10, 2019 Leave a comment

Bowling Group 2019

By Herman Santa

Photo (Standing) From left Roberto Belardo, Virginia Feliciano, Al Peña, Al Feliciano, Pam Peña, Herman Santa, Carlos Bonet, Jorge Crespo, David Santiago, Rubén Alemán, Josie Guadalupe, Angel Pellot, Sid Schipper, Anthony Ortega, Iván Guanill, Alfredo Medina, Andrés Padilla, Félix Asencio and Luis Arroyo. (Seated) Millie Asencio, Francis Mata, Evelyn Carrillo, Nereida Pellot and Xiomara Guanill

Categories: Bowling 2019, English, Español

Bowling Rules

November 10, 2019 Leave a comment

Do you like bowling?

By Herman Santa

Can you be a team player and willing to practice once a week or once in a while?

If you are a member of the Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) and answer yes to these questions, I would like to hear from you! Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to facilitate lane assignments.

We practice once a week on Mondays at the St. Lucie Lanes, Port St. Lucie. We start at 6:00 until 9:00 P.M., which will give us enough time to play three games for $9 and 10 minutes practice before the games.

The practices are voluntarily.   If you like bowling and would like to make new friends, come and join us and have fun with us. We are a fun group!  Port St. Lucie Lanes is located at 6759 S US 1, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952.  Tel. (772) 461-4425.  Website: saintlucie@bowlsistercenters.com

Tournament Rules

By Andres Padilla

Trophies will be awarded for both men and ladies that attain 1st, 2nd , and 3rd place High Handicap Series (HHS) and top Handicap Game (HHG).

If two or more bowlers are tied for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place HHS, the trophy would go to the bowler with the highest handicap game. Conversely, if two or more bowlers are tied for the top HHG, the trophy would go to the bowler with the highest handicap series.

Note: Earlier this year we changed our scoring system to a handicap format to provide for a more balanced competitive platform.  Now, literally anyone can earn top handicap game and series score. 

Nearly 80% of men and ladies that have bowled at least 3 times this year have earned High Handicap Game and/or High Handicap Series honors.  In other words, on any given day anyone can bowl the top handicap game or series.

Bahamas Cruise 2019

November 9, 2019 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. 2 day Bahamas Paradise cruise was a success

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, November 11 a total of 31 people (Members, relatives and their guests) who altogether were part of the trip organized by The Spanish American Club, Inc. public relation director Vivian Megaro and travel agent Nora Candelario of Vacation Superstore Nora Candelario.

Photo # 1 From front to back left Felix Asencio, Mary Figliola Unidentified guest, Evely Carrillo, unidentified guest, unidentified guest, Sonia Echevarria, unidentified guest, Josie Guadalupe, Maritza Rivera, Stela Paez, unidentified guest, Yolanda Torres, Vivian Megaro, Virginia Feliciano, Frank Megaro, Carlos Bonet, Virginia Gonzalez, Maria Garcia, Nereida Pellot, Millie Asencio, unidentified guest, Diana Colón, Al Feliciano, Ray Guadalupe, José Garcia, Nestor Pereira, Angel Pellot, Rosendo Gonzalez and Joe Colón.
Categories: Cruise 2019, English, Español

Bowling Tournament 2019

November 6, 2019 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club Inc. hosts Annual Scholarship Bowling tournament

By Herman Santa

On Monday, November 4th The Spanish American Club, Inc. held the Annual Bowling Scholarship Tournament at The Saint Lucie Lanes in Port St. Lucie.  Event coordinator was Andres Padilla with co-chair Sid Schipper.  Trophies were awarded for both men and ladies 1st, 2nd , and 3rd place High Handicap Series [HHS] and top Handicap Game [HHG] 1st Place Anthony Ortega (696) and Francis Mata (611). 1st Place Anthony Ortega (696) and Francis Mata (611), 2nd Place David Santiago (661) and Nereida Pellot (598), 3rd Place Andres Padilla (620) and Millie Asencio (593). Top Handicap Game Anthony Ortega (252) and Francis Mata (236)

A big thank you to Andres and Sid who coordinated the tournament. Special thanks to our Bowling Director Ruben Aleman who has been doing an excellent job coordinating the 50/50 raffles every month and the bowling group thought out this year.  Finally, a Big Thank You to Nereida Pellot, Evelyn Carrillo and Carlos Bonet for the planning of our annually Christmas Dinner Dance.

All funds raised at the event will help the club’s scholarship program for next year’s graduating high school seniors of Martin and St. Lucie Counties.  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.

Mark your calendar for future events of the club this year, Saturday, November 30 “Thanksgiving Dinner Dance”, Saturday, December 14th “Bowling Christmas Dinner/Dance”, Saturday, December 28 “Christmas Dinner/Dance”

For reservations of the above events, please contact , 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.

Exitoso Torneo de bolos del SACI…Anthony Ortega y Francis Mata Campeones 2019

Por Herman Santa

El Spanish American Club, Inc. “SACI” llevó a cabo su Torneo Anual de Bolos en la bolera de “St. Lucie Lanes” el lunes 4 de noviembre.  Anthony Ortega dominó la competencia masculina con 510 pinos acumulados en tres juegos (un promedio de 696) conquistó el Primer Puesto.  David Santiago quedó en segundo lugar al derribar 544 pinos (661) y Andrés Padilla quedó en tercer lugar con 560 pinos (620).  En la competencia femenina: Francis Mata se quedó en el 1er. Lugar con 323 palos derribados (611 de promedio).  Nereida Pellot quedó en segundo lugar al derribar 385 pinos (598) y Millie Asencio quedó en tercer lugar con 371 pinos (593)

Otros jugadores que participaron en el torneo fueron: Roberto Belardo, Virginia Feliciano, Al Peña, Al Feliciano, Pam Peña, Herman Santa, Carlos Bonet, Jorge Crespo, Ruben Aleman, Josie Guadalupe, Sid Schipper, Ivan Guanill, Alfredo Medina, Felix Asencio, Luis Arroyo y Evelyn Carrillo

Otros jugadores que participaron en el torneo fueron: Roberto Belardo, Virginia Feliciano, Al Peña, Al Feliciano, Pam Peña, Herman Santa, Carlos Bonet, Jorge Crespo, Ruben Aleman, Josie Guadalupe, Sid Schipper, Ivan Guanill, Alfredo Medina, Felix Asencio, Luis Arroyo y Evelyn Carrillo.  

Este logro no hubiera sido posible sin el apoyo de los socios que juegan bolos todos los lunes a las 6 de la tarde en la bolera de St. Lucie Lanes y por el trabajo realizado por el Comité de Bolos compuesto por Andrés Padilla, Sid Schipper y Rubén Alemán fueron clave para que los socios se animaran para el evento. Gracias a todos los participantes que dijeron presente para una causa tan importante que es la educacion de nuestros estudiantes hispanos. Las personas que estén interesadas en unirse al grupo pueden comunicarse con Herman Santa al correo electrónico: hermansanta@comcast.net

El próximo evento del club está planeados para celebrar la “Fiesta de Acción Gracias” el sábado 30 de noviembre en el Elks Lodge en la ciudad de Port St. Lucie. El evento es con cena y no pueden traer su licor.  Para reservación contactar al presidente del club Carlos Bonet al (917) 204-6141 o correo electrónico: c.bonet@aol.com.  Para información con respecto al club visite:www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Photo # 1 (Back Row) From left Anthony Ortega, David Santiago, Carlos Bonet and Andres Padilla.  (Front Row) From left Francis Mata, Nereida Pellot and Millie Asencio

Photo # 2 From left Anthony Ortega, Carlos Bonet, David Santiago and Andres Padilla

Photo # 3 From left Sid Schipper, Ruben Aleman and Andres Padilla

Photo # 4 From left Andres Padilla, Josie Guadalupe, Ruben Aleman and Sid Schipper

Photo # 5 From left Millie Asencio, Nereida Pellot, Carlos Bonet and Francis Mata

Tea Party 2011

November 3, 2019 Leave a comment

Tea Party fundraiser a big success

By Herman Santa

The ladies of the Spanish American Club, Inc. held a Fashion Show Fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 29 at St. Andrew Christian Academy in Port St. Lucie.

More than 50 members and guests attended the event. Nancy Rozon was committee chair with Mary Figliola, Kathy Rivera, Karen Diamond and Nora Candelario assisting and Lucy Santa and Ida Gallant as hostesses.

There was a delicious lunch with an assortment of teas, finger foods and desserts followed by a fashion show presented by Hecho a Mano from the Treasure Coast Mall. Attendees enjoyed previewing the latest fashions presented by Mary Chang, manager. Models were provided by the Club and the Academy. Music was provided by Justin Owle, cellist, who is a senior at Vero Beach High School.

The Club then held a silent auction with many items available provided by the generosity of local business sponsors and personal donations. Winners of the door prizes were Delia Diaz, Ida Gallant, Ernesta Monroe and Patricia Santos.

A big thank you goes to the tea party/fashion show committee who worked very hard to make this event a big success and to the generosity of the attendees and sponsors who supported the event.  Among the sponsors were: Rave, Kilwin’s, Victoria Rose Boutique, O’Sole Mio, EI Cubanito, Umberto’s, Caramba, Aphrodite, Bloomingdeal’s, Arraz Fashions, Macy’s, Beall’s, Joseph Lynn, Albert g. Accessories, Lowe’s, Tropical Smoothie in SLW, and Laura Mercado.

Our next events have been scheduled for Saturday, November 19 to celebrate our Annual Thanksgiving Party at Tapas Latin Fusion and Saturday, December 17 to celebrate our Annual Christmas Party and toys collection for needy children.

Silent action items donated by local merchants
L to R: Ernesta Monrew, Mildred Pellot, Nereida Pellot, Xionmara Guanill, Nilda Betancourt, Nilda’s daughter and Nora Candelario
L to R: Nancy Rozon, Chair of the Event Commitee, Nora Candelario, Karen Diamond, Kathy Rivera and Mary Figliola