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May 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club’s Memorial Day event proves a success

By Herman Santa

More than 75 members and guests attended the monthly get-together hosted at The Spanish American Club held at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie on May 26.  Everyone feasted on a Latin buffet and packed the dance floor to boogie to the sounds of Showtime Entertainment.

Those celebrating birthdays in May were recognized.  Among them were Isa Bryson, Ida Gallant, José Zepeda and Yolanda Roca.  Speakers Marcel Cartagena and Hall Ripperger honored the veterans attending and those who fell during their time of service.  We are delighted with the large turnouts to our events of both old members, new members and guests.

New members were Manny and Ursula Carcel, Félix and Naomi Sanabria, Carlos and María Meléndez, Steve and Edith Junda, Carlos Bonet, Dana Peterson, Gus and Karen Meza and Inéz Rico.  Guests were Guillermo and CeciliaVignier, Gus and Karen Meza, Arturo and Lola Cobos, Ed and Cecilia Alarcón, Alex and Melisa Gómez, Frank and Vivian Magaro, Carlos and Ivonne Bonet, José and Lucero Zepeda, Dan and Evelyn Depagnier, Larry and Helen Couloris, Betty Falingat, Yolanda Roca, Sandy Coughlin, Dana Peterson, Cathy Murphy, Fred Neyndorff, Iván Chang, Ray Cruz and Hans Ewald.

A big thanks to Eddie Mercado from EME Marketing who donated 10 tickets to the Puerto Rican Family Day Festival on June 2 for the raffle.  Raffle winners were  Karen Diamond, Sandy Coughlin, Lucero Zepeda, Ray Cruz, Helen Couloris, Manny Carcel, Marcel Cartagena and Laura Laó.  The winner of the 50/50 raffle was Dana Peterson, and the winner of the door prize was Maité Peterson.

Many thanks to those who made this event a huge success and to the members who graciously donated door prizes.  The upcoming Calendar of Events include the following:  Picnic with Rummykub and Dominoes Tournaments on June 16; Independence Day dinner/dance on July 21; 20th Anniversary Dinner/Dance on Aug. 25; Luau Dinner/Dance on Sept. 22; Halloween Dinner/Dance on Oct. 27; Thanksgiving Dinner/Dance on Nov. 17; Ten-Day Western Caribbean Cruise leaving Nov. 21; Christmas Dinner/Dance on Dec. 15; and our General Assembly Meeting and Dinner/Dance on Jan. 5.

L to R: Dana Peterson (50/50 winner), Maite Peterson and Ray Matias

From left José Zepeda dancing the Limbo. Guillermo Vignier holding the limbo stick with Lucero Zepeda for Pricela Cardona. Taking ther turn is Vicky Rodriguez and María Meléndez.

Door Prize winners. L to R: Isa Bryson, Karen Diamond, Dana Peterson, Sandy Coughlin, Lucero Zepeda, Maite Peterson, Ray Matias, Ray Cruz, Evely Depagnier, Manny Carcel, Marcel Cartagena and Laura Laó

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