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Scholarship Award 2014

May 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club awards scholarships

By Herman Santa

For the 22nd consecutive year, the Spanish American Club, Inc. has awarded scholarships to 36 students. Since beginning the program in 1993, the club has given more than $20,000 to help area students. The awards are presented each year by the club and are based on grades, academic accomplishments and economic needs.

Antonett was born in Lima, Perú. Her parents, Martinela Alvarado was born in Chiclayo Perú, and her step father Stence Joseph was born in Oregon, USA. They are now living in Stuart. She graduated from South Fork High School. Antonett is attending University of Central Florida. She will major in Computer Science and she would like to pursue a career as an Engineer.

The second recipient was Samuel Villa, who was born in Guerrero, México. Samuel received a high School diploma (GED) from Indian River State College and is currently attending the same college and will be majoring in horticulture and landscape.

They were interviewed by the scholarship committee and were asked several questions concerning their goals and objectives and why they deserved the scholarships. They were selected from more that 11 students who applied for the scholarship of the club.  The scholarship committee is chaired by Herman Santa and co-chaired by Nancy Rozon, Dr. Joseph Wasdovich, Fe Valderuten, Melissa Bonet and Isa Bryson.

The following members are part of the board of directors: Carlos Bonet, president; Nancy Rozon, vice president; Melissa Bonet, secretary; Ron Bryson, treasurer; Tony Colón, public relations; Fe Vallderuten, director; and Al Feliciano, substitute. For more information please visit http://www.spanishamericanclubinc.org.

Photo #1: Left Edwin R. Massey, Ph.D. presenting a diploma to Samuel Villa 2014 Scholarship winner.

Photo #2:L to R: Fe Vall de Ruten, Isa Bryson, Herman Santa, Nancy Rozon and Melissa Bonet

Photo #3: Antonett Nunez 2014 Scholarship winner

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Scholarship 2014 (Villa)

May 25, 2014 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. gives scholarship award to  local Hispanic student

By Herman Santa

Edwin R. Massey, Ph.D. presenting a diploma to Samuel Villa 2014 Scholarship winner

Edwin R. Massey, Ph.D. presenting a diploma to Samuel Villa 2014 Scholarship winner

For the 20th consecutive year, the Spanish American Club, Inc. has awarded Scholarships to 34 students. Since beginning the program in 1993, the club has given over $20,000 to help area students. Scholarships are given on the basis of applications submitted through their high schools and a series of interviews with a scholarship committee chaired by Herman Santa and co-chaired by Nancy Rozon, Dr. Joseph Wasdovich, Fe Valderuten, Melissa Bonet and Isa Bryson.

One of this year winners is Samuel Villa. He was interviewed by the scholarship committee and was asked several questions concerning her goals and objectives and why she deserved the scholarships. She was selected as the 3rd. winner in 2014, from more that 11 students who applied for the scholarship of the club. The awards are presented each year by the club and are based on grades, academic accomplishments and economic needs.

Samuel was born in Mexico. His parents, Ascención and Sofia Villa were also born in Mexico, and are now living in Stuart. Samuel received a diploma (GED) from Indian River State College. He will attend Indian River State College and will be majoring in Horticulture and Landscape. He has been awarded one of our $750 scholarships.

The following students have been awarded scholarships since 1994.

Year/Name/Ethnicity/City

1994/Armando Gil/México/Ft.Pierce

1995/Elisa Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1996/Jennifer Torres/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1997/Alfredo Rosado/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1998/Pedro Luna/México/Ft. Pierce

1999/Ella R. Flores/México/Ft. Pierce

2000/Miguel J. Gaspar/Guatemala/Indiantown

2001/Gabriela Padilla/México/Indiantown

2002/Roberto Cabrera/México/Ft. Pierce

2003/María A. Fernández/Venezuela/Stuart

2004/Mónica A. Herrera/Colombia/Pt. St. Lucie

2005/Viridiana Félix/Guatemala/Indiantown

2006/Jessica Benítez/México/Pt. St. Lucie

2006/Miriam Hernández/Guatemala/Indiantown

2007/Amy Pérez/Guatemala/Indiantown

2007/Daisy Trujillo/México/Indiantown

2007/Venessa Pelayo/México/Ft Pierce

2008/Floriberta Reynoso/México/Ft. Pierce

2008/Anthony Sanchez/Colombia/Ft. Pierce

2009/Tayliz J. Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Palm City

2009/Ana G. Fuentes/México/Indiantown

2010/ Marisol Gómez/México/Ft. Pierce

2010/ Elba Valdéz/México/Stuart

2011/ Nancy Velásquez/Guatemala/Indiantown

2011/ Tatiana Muñoz/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2011/ Adriana Rodríguez/Cuba/Port St. Lucie

2012/ Lorena Morales/ México/Indiantown

2012/Vladimir Villa/México/Stuart

2012/Daniel González/Venezuela/Ft. Pierce

2013/Sarahi Mojáras/México/Stuart

2013/Pamela Garcia/México/Stuart

2013/Vanessa Guárnico/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2014/Samuel Villa/Mexico/Stuart

2014/Antonett Nuñez/Perú/Stuart

Mother’s Day 2014

May 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club members celebrate Mothers Day, Memorial Day

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, May 24, the traditional Mother’s Day Dinner Dance of the Spanish American Club, Inc. was celebrated at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie.  Before the dinner, 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. We began the evening with cocktails and then enjoyed a delicious buffet catered by Mandi’s Café and Catering. The meal consisted of salad, bread, lemon chicken, beef burgundy, green beans, rice pilaf, dessert and coffee.

During the dinner, entertainer D.J. José Ramírez played a Mother’s Day song and a Happy Birthday song for members and their guests who were celebrating their birthdays during the month of May, among them were: Blanca Stella Paez, Rose megaro, Ruben Aleman, Isa Bryson, Roberta Linares, Ligia Bernas and Al Manzanares.  D.J. José Ramírez again kept members and their guests on their feet all night with his repertoire of music. He played to everyone’s delight. He also sang a few beautiful songs at the end of the evening. It was an evening filled with laughs, food, dancing and raffles. Raffle winners were: Carlos Bonet, Millie Asencio, Lucy Santa, Jimmy Rivera and Dana Peterson.

A big thank to president Carlos Bonet and his directors, Ron Bryson, Nancy Rozon, Melissa Bonet, Al Feliciano, Tony Colón and Fe Valderuten. A special thank you to Vivian Megaro, Erika Rodríguez and Yvonne Bonet for their assistance in serving the food and especially to all the members and their guests who attended.  The board is planning the next dance, to celebrate Father’s Day on Saturday, June 28,2014 which will also be held at the Disabled American Veterans Hall. Reservations are required. For more information, please contact the president of the club, Carlos Bonet, at c.bonet@aol.com. For more information, visit http://www.spanishamericanclubinc.org.

El Spanish American Club, Inc. celebra Baile de “Las Madres”

Por Herman Santa

El pasado sábado 24 de mayo, el “Spanish American Club, Inc.” celebró su cena/baile anual en honor a los veteranos y las madres en el Disabled American Veterans Club en Port St. Lucie.  El baile estuvo amenizado por José Ramírez. José nos puso a bailar desde muy temprano con sus ritmos modernos.

La próxima actividad de los socios será el sábado 28 de junio para celebrar el “Dia de los Padres” en el mismo local.  Reservación es requerida. Para más información, por favor contacte al presidente del club, Carlos Bonet, al c.bonet@aol.com. Busque más información en: www.spanishamericanclubinc.org.

Photo #1: Carlos López, Nancy Rozon, Al Manzanares, Linda Manzanares, Patricia Manzanares, Maria López and Fe Valderuten

Photo #2: Carlos Bonet, Millie Asencio, Lucy Santa, Jimmy Rivera and Dana Peterson

Photo #3: Blanca Stella Paez, Rose megaro, Ruben Aleman, Isa Bryson, Roberta Linares, Ligia Bernas and Al Manzanares

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Dominoes 2014

May 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Dominoes 2014

By Herman Santa

Some members of the Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) are practicing “Domino” on Wednesdays after 6 P.M. by the Food concession alley # 41, at the St Lucie lanes, 6759 U.S. Highway 1 in Port St. Lucie.

Photo #1 From left: Jimmy Rivera, Ruben Aleman, Billy Betancourt and Herman Santa

Photo # 2 From Left: Billy Betancourt, Mirta Zapata, Galup Sagura, Jimmy Rivera and José “JJ” Santiago

Photo # 3 From Left: Evie Cardona, Ruben Aleman, Pedro Acero and Angel Pellot

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Sponsor’s Night 2012

May 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Sponsor’s Night 2012 at the Elks Lodge

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, December 13, 2014, some members of the Spanish American Club, Inc. and their guests dined and danced at the “TCHAC Party” at the Elk’s Club in Port St. Lucie.

The elegant dinner dance christmas party was coordinated by Joe and his wife Norma Castro.  Master of Ceremonies was Roberto Roldan.  After the dinner the members enjoyed dancing music with the local band “Conjunto Fascinación and a D.J.  The food was delicious, the band was great.

Photo # 1 From left: Al and Virginia Feliciano, Charlie and Vicky Rodriguez, Alma Chang, Al and Linda Manzanares, Lucy and Herman Santa

Photo #2 From left: Dou “The Dynamics”

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Sponsor’s Night 2007 P.A.R.T.

May 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Sponsor’s Night of Panamerican Round Table “P.A.R.T”

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, December 20, 2007, some members of the Spanish American Club, Inc. and their guests dined and danced at the Mesa Redonda or “P.A.R.T.” Party at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie.

After the dinner the members enjoyed dancing music with the local D.J. Johnny Saltos.  The elegant dinner dance Christmas party was coordinated by Nancy Rozon, president of the organization and her board of directors Deyanira Perez, Lucia Guzman, Maite Peterson, Ida Gallant, Yolanda Foy and Luzma Carroll.  The food was catered by Chef Guzman. Master of Ceremonies was Nancy Rozon.  The food was delicious, the music was great and the silence Action was a success. We had a great time.

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Scholarship Committee 2011

May 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Scholarship Committee 2011

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) scholarship is available to graduating seniors who live in Martin and St. Lucie counties.  The scholarship is administered by the Spanish American club, Inc. Scholarship Committee.

This year new board of directors are: Mary Figliola, President; Kathy Rivera, Vice President; Nancy Rozon, Secretary; Nora Candelario, Treasurer and Karen Diamond.  The scholarship committee are: Herman Santa, Director; Nancy Rozon and Isa Bryson, Co-Chairs.  The SACI scholarship was established in 1994 for low-income Hispanic students.  More than $20,000 has been awarded to local students.   Thirty-four high school seniors from Martin and St. Lucie counties have benefited from the scholarships.

The scholarships are awarded based on career interest academic achievement, financial need and other criteria.  Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA). Applicants must write a paragraph in Spanish the day of the interview, on why they feel they should be considered for the scholarship.  Letters of recommendation are accepted. Two students will be selected ($750 each) after one-on-one interview by the Spanish American Club, Inc. Scholarship Committee.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements for consideration: (1) Martin or St. Lucie county senior.  (2) Resident of either county. (3) Copy of the original transcript from the high school and (4) the student must read, write and speak Spanish.  Eligible students should submit the application by Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.  Applications are available from Martin and St. Lucie counties Guidance Counselors.

Photo # 1 From left: Nancy Rozon, Herman Santa and Isa Bryson

Photo #2 From left: Karen Diamond; Director, Nancy Rozon; Secretary, Nora Candelario; Treasurer. Seated: Kathy Rivera; Vice President and Mary Figliola; President

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