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Thanksgiving 2014

November 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club, Inc. held Thanksgiving Celebration

By Herman Santa

Members of The Spanish American Club, Inc. hosted the Annual Thanksgiving Celebration on Saturday, November 29 at the Disabled American Veteran’s Club in Port St. Lucie.  Members of The Spanish American Club, Inc. wish to express our dismay and heartfelt prayers and love to the Vignier family on the loss of Cecilia Vignier, wife of Guillermo Vignier. Cecilia was a founding member of the club and remained to this day a valued friend and constant supporter of the club.   A moment of silence was observed on memory of Cecilia Vignier.

The evening started with cocktails, the birthday celebration, door prizes and ended with fantastic dancing music. The club continued a 21-year tradition by distributing food baskets to low income families for Thanksgiving and donating holiday gift bags for needy children in the area.  A big “thank you” to our board, The Disabled American Veterans Club and to the members and their guests who donated the door prizes, brought Christmas gifts for children in the Indiantown and St. Lucie Counties.

After the raffles, our entertainer, D.J. José Ramírez played “Happy Birthday” song for members and their guests who were celebrating their birthdays during the month of November, among them were: Ernie Monroe, Vivian Megaro, Tony Colón, Ray Guadalupe, Billy Betancourt, Yolanda Foy and Frank Schroedl. Raffle winners were: Diana Vazquez, Ana Rodriguez, Ida Gallant and Santiago Cruz. 50/50 winners were: Mary Figliola and Rossana Parra

Next event of the club has been scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 27 at the Sons of Italy Hall on Dalton near PSL Blvd. 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.

Celebración de Acción de Gracias del SACI

Por Herman Santa

Con tragos, celebraciones de cumpleaños y rifas, los socios e invitados del Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) disfrutaron el sábado 29 de noviembre de la tradicional fiesta de “Thanksgiving” en el Disabled American Vete ran’s Club en la ciudad de Port St. 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: Ernesta Monroe, Vivian Megaro, Tony Colón, Ray Guadalupe, Billy Betancourt, Yolanda Foy y Frank Schroedl. Los ganadores de las rifas fueron: Diana Vázquez, Ana Rodríguez, Ida Gallant, Santiago Cruz, Mary Figliola y Rosana Parra.

También se recaudaron los juguetes navideños para ser repartidos en Indiantown y Port St. Lucie. El club también donó certificados para el Día de Acción de Gracias a familias de bajos ingresos en la ciudad de Indiantown. Gracias a la directiva por planear la fiesta y a los socios e invitados por donar los regalos navideño.  Queremos comunicarles a nuestros lectores que la junta directiva y los socios se unen a Guillermo Vignier y a su familia en estos momentos de dolor por la muerte de su querida esposa Cecilia Vignier, quien falleció el 21 de noviembre.  Los Vignier son socios fundadores de nuestro club.

La próxima actividad del club está planeada para el sábado 27 de diciembre en el club Italiano “Sons of Italy Hall” en Port St. Lucie. Reservaciones son requeridas. Para más información, por favor de contactar al presidente del club, Carlos Bonet, al c.bonet@aol.com

Photo #1 (Top) From left: Nancy Rozon, Mary Figliola and Rossana Parra.

Photo # 2 From left Cathy Migliore, Lucy Santa and Cecilia Pulido

Photo # 3 From Left: Tony Colón, Diana Vazquez, Ana Rodriguez, Ida Gallant, Santiago Cruz, Nancy Rozon and Al Feliciano.

Photo # 4 From Left: Ernesta Monroe, Vivian Megaro, Tony Colón, Ray Guadalupe, Billy Betancourt, Yolanda Foy and Frank Schroedl.

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Christmas Toys 2014

November 30, 2014 Leave a comment

SACI kicks off the holidays by giving back to community

By Herman Santa

Every year before the holidays, the Spanish American Club, Inc. donates food baskets in Thanksgiving for low income families and collects toys for needy children to be distributed in December.  The toy drive was conducted at the Annual Thanksgiving Celebration on Saturday, November 29 at the Disabled American Veteran’s Club in Port St. Lucie.  The gifts that were collected will be donated in Stuart and Indiantown through Helping People Succeed, Healthy Families and St. Andrew Christian School in Port St. Lucie.

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.  This board of directors are: Carlos A. Bonet, President; Nancy Rozon, Vice President; Melissa Bonet, Secretary; Ron Bryson, Treasurer; Tony Colón, Public Relations; Al Feliciano, Director; and Fe Vall de Ruten, Substitute.  The Christmas Toys Committee are: Herman Santa and Nancy Rozon.

Next event of the club has been scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 27.  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.  Thank you for helping put a smile on our children faces during Christmas time. Happy Holidays. God bless.

Ambiente navideño del Spanish American Club

Por Herman Santa

El Disabled American Veteran’s Club (DAV) de Port St. Lucie fue el lugar perfecto para celebrar el dia de Acción de Gracias el sábado 29 de noviembre y para darle la bienvenida a la Navidad en un ambiente familiar entre amigos, tragos, rizas, rifas, baile y picadas.  La fiesta estuvo amenizada por el D.J. José Ramírez.  Esa noche se recolectaron juguetes navideños que se repartirán en Stuart, Indiantown y Port St. Lucie. Quiero aprovechar este momento para agradecer a todos los socios e invitados que donaron juguetes.  Una vez más, gracias por ayudar a llevar felicidad a nuestros niños en esta época de Navidad.

La próxima actividad del club está planeada para el sábado 27 de diciembre en el club Italiano “Sons of Italy Hall” en Port St. Lucie. Reservaciones son requeridas. Para más información, por favor de contactar al presidente del club, Carlos Bonet, al c.bonet@aol.com. Si desea mas información sobre nuestro club vaya a http://www.spanishamericanclubinc.orgEl Spanish American Club, Inc. y este servidor les desea a todos una felíz Navidad y un saludable Año Nuevo.

Photo #1 Maura Francisco.  She wrote “Gracias por el regalo lo de glendi”

Photo #2 From left Herman Santa, Melissa Bonet, Nancy Rozon and Al Feliciano.

Photo # 3 Silvia.  She wrote ” Gracias al club hispano, Dios los bendiga”

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Scholarship 2014 (Nuñez)

November 1, 2014 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

Antonett Nunez 2014 Scholarship winner

Antonett Nunez 2014 Scholarship winner

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive the club’s 2014 scholarship award. The recipients is: Antonett Nuñez-del Prado.

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 scholarship committee selected the students for their achievements, trustworthiness, character, responsibility, fairness, caring and academics. 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. The following members are part of the scholarship committee: Herman Santa (Chair), Dr. Joseph R. Wasdovich, Nancy Rozon, Isa Bryson, Fe Valderuten and Melissa Bonet, co-chairs.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for low-income Hispanic students. Over the past 21 years, the club has awarded more than $20,000 in scholarships to the Hispanic senior of Martin and St. Lucie counties. The board raises money for the scholarships by having monthly dance parties and organizes other events such as picnics, cruises, bowling, golf and dominoes tournaments to raise funds for the scholarship and to run the club.

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/México/Stuart

2014/Antonett Nuñez/Perú/Stuart