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Winter Dance 2013

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Tasty food, good dancing music after the general Assembly

By Herman Santa

A delicious buffet, good camaraderie and Latin music, that’s what the members of the Spanish American Club, Inc. and their guests enjoyed Saturday, January 5 to kick off the Three Kings holidays “Fiesta de Reyes” and the New Year at the Disabled American Veterans club in Port St. Lucie.

We began the evening with the election of the new board for fiscal year 2013 at 4:30 P.M.  After the election of the new board dinner, the D.J. played a “Happy Birthday” song for members and their guests who were celebrating their birthdays during the month of January, among them were: Ray Matias, Xiomara Guanill and Ivan Guanill, then the board conducted the 50/50 raffle.  The winners were: Rossana Parra and Manny Carcel.

The Highlight of the night was José Ramirez who sang a few Mexican songs after the raffles drawings.  I want to thank every one for coming early and vote to elect a new board.  Special thanks to Vivi Pouriet and Angelo Cordova from Medical Consultants for their presentation and the donation of the gift bags.  We had a good time.  The new board is planning their first party of the year to celebrate Valentine on Saturday, FebruL to R: Leo Roman, Isa Bryson, Gustavo Santa, Lucy Santa and Mercy Romanary 9 at the same location.

Photo # 1 Hat Dance contest: Gustavo Santa receiving the hat from Linda Manzanares.

Photo # 2 L to R: Leo Román, Isa Bryson, Gustavo Santa, Lucy Santa and Mercy Román.

Photo # 3 Manny Carcel and Rossana Parra,w inners of the 50/50 raffle.

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Assembly 2013

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Spanish American Club installs new officers for 2013

By Herman Santa

The members of the Spanish American Club, Inc. conducted their 21st annual election at the Jan. 5 membership meeting at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie.  Carlos Bonet will serve as the new president. Other elected officers also were installed: Alex James, vice president; Raquel O’Connor, secretary; Ron Bryson, treasurer; Nancy Rozon, public relations; Fe Vallderuten, director; and Al Feliciano, substitute.

Following the swearing-in of the new board, the ceremony of the “passing of the gavel” was conducted. The gavel passed down the line from Gladys Piñeiro (2003) to Lionel Roman (2008) to Jimmy Rivera (2009-20010) to Mary Figliola (2011) to Herman Santa (1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 & 2012) and finally to Carlos Bonet.  A Valentine Party has been planned for Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie. The event will start at 7:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. The evening will feature Latin dancing music and raffle drawings. Donations are $7 for members and $10 for guests in advance.

The club is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1992 to promote the Hispanic heritage on the Treasure Coast.  The members meet monthly on the third or last Saturday of each month after 7 p.m. at the Disabled American Veterans Club to socialize, eat and dance.

Photo #1 New Board

Phot # 2 2013 New Board being sworn in by out going president Herman Santa

Photo # 3 The traditional passing of the gavel ceremony.  L to R: Partialy shown Gladys Piñeiro (President 2003), Leo Roman (President 2008), Jimmy Rivera (President 2009 and 2010), Mary Figliola (President 2010) and Carlos Bonet (President 2013).

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Awards 2013

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Spanish American Club honors members during their 2013 General Assembly

By Herman Santa

Awards were presented to past board of directors on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the annual general assembly at the Disabled American Veteran Club in Port St. Lucie.

Awards went to Herman Santa, Leo Roman, Ray Matias, Isa Bryson, Nora Candelario and Nancy Rozon for their dedicated faithful services to the club.

Congratulation to all of them, they deserve their awards for their hard work.   It was enjoyable event.  Everyone agreed it was a wonderful annual meeting.

Left: Carlos Bonet presenting an award to Herman Santa

Left: Carlos Bonet presenting an award to Herman Santa

Herman Santa presenting a picture plaque to Isa Bryson

Herman Santa presenting a picture plaque to Isa Bryson

Herman Santa (Left) presenting a picture plaque to Leo Roman

Herman Santa (Left) presenting a picture plaque to Leo Roman

Herman Santa (Left) presenting a picture plaque to Ray Matias

Herman Santa (Left) presenting a picture plaque to Ray Matias

Herman Santa presenting a picture plaque to Nancy Rozon

Herman Santa presenting a picture plaque to Nancy Rozon

Dan Sharkey from Disabled American Veterans, Chpter 113 receiving a plaque from Herman Santa

Dan Sharkey from Disabled American Veterans, Chpter 113 receiving a plaque from Herman Santa

Distinguished business award

Distinguished Award winner was the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 113. The purpose of this award is to recognize a business that has shown exceptionally meritorious service for the club and whose performance and involvement have been extraordinary and consistent in helping the club.  Dan Sharkey was present to receive the award on behalf of the DAV.

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