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December 28, 2014 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club celebrates end of the year

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. held its annual Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 27 at The Sons of Italy Lodge 2594 in Port St. Lucie.  It was an exciting evening where many familiar faces and some new ones came together to enjoy the “End of the Year Dinner Dance Gala”. The party started with a cocktail then the master of ceremonies and president of the club, Carlos Bonet, welcomed everyone and gave an update of the status of the club. He also had all the birthday members of the month of December come up front while the D.J. played the “Happy Birthday” song for them. Among the birthday members that were present were: Mary Figliola, Ursula Carcel, Zipy Cartagena, Carlos López, Virginia Feliciano, Frank Megaro, Nilda Betancourt, Jimmy Rivera, Kathy Rivera, Gustavo Santa and Wanda Oquendo.

Fallowing the birthday celebration the members and their guests enjoyed a delicious buffet catered by Mandi’s Café and Catering. The meal consisted of beef stroganoff, chicken marsala, wild rice, string beans, green salad, dessert and coffee. Everyone enjoyed our entertainer D.J. José Ramírez who as always did a fantastic job singing and playing his repertoire of songs from back in our day to line dancing and Latin salsa music until late in the evening.

During a break the board held the drawings for the door prizes and the 50/50. The 50/50 split winners were: Dr. Joe Wasdovich, Vivian Megaro and Joe Castro. Door prize winners were: Lucero Zepeda, Martina Mercedes, Millie Asencio, Norma Castro, Ray Guadalupe, Virginia González and Jimmy Rojas. We would like to extend a special thank you to our Mayor Gregory Oravec and his lovely wife Tonya Oravec for taking out some time from their busy schedule to celebrate with us, our end of the year Holiday Dance. Event coordinators were our president Carlos Bonet and his board members Tony Colón, Ron Bryson, Al Feliciano, Melissa Bonet, Fe Vall de Ruten and Nancy Rozon who did a wonderful job planning a memorable evening that was enjoyed by all.

The club was incorporated in 1992 as a non profit organization, since then it has grown from 18 to approximately 140 active members. The club was the first social, civic and sport club in the area, its members come from all over the world such as Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Panamá, Perú, Puerto Rico, Spain, Venezuela and of course, USA to mention e few.

Next event of the club has been scheduled for Saturday, January, 10, 2015, to elect a new board of directors at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie. Reservations are required. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the club, please contact the president of the club, Carlos Bonet, at c.bonet@aol.com. For more information about the club, please visit http://www.spanishamericanclubinc.org.

Socios del Spanish American Club Celebran último fiestón del año

Por Herman Santa

Los Socios del Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) festejaron de lo lindo el sábado 27 de didiembre en el último baile del año de la Organización.  La actividad se llevó a cabo en el “Sons of Italy en Port St. Lucie.  El salón estaba elegantemente decorado para recibir a los socios dispuestos a bailar y disfrutar de una deliciosa cena navideña.  Después de la cena y 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 diciembre. Entre ellos estaban: Mary Figliola, Ursula Carcel, Zipy Cartagena, Carlos López, Virginia Feliciano, Frank Megaro, Nilda Betancourt, Jimmy Rivera, Kathy Rivera, Gustavo Santa y Wanda Oquendo.

Los ganadores de las rifas fueron: Dr. Joe Wasdovich, Vivian Megaro, Joe Castro, Lucero Zepeda, Martina Mercedes, Millie Asencio, Norma Castro, Ray Guadalupe, Virginia González y Jimmy Rojas.  Gracias a la directiva por planear la fiesta y a los socios e invitados por donar los premios para las rifas. También queremos agradecer a nuestro nuevo alcalde Gregory Oravec y a su esposa Tonya por asistir y celebrar con nosotros la fiesta navideña.

La próxima actividad del club está planeada para el sábado 10 de enero en el Disabled American Veterans Club 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. También puede buscar más información en: http://www.spanishamericanclubinc.org.

Photo # 1 From left: Lucero Zepeda, Martina Mercedes, Millie Asencio, Norma Castro, Ray Guadalupe, Virginia Gonzalez and Jimmy Rojas.

Photo #1 Board of directors.  From left: Fe Vallde ruten, Ron Bryson, Carlos Bonet, Tony Colón, Nancy Rozon and Al Feliciano

Photo #3 From left: Mary Figliola, Ursula Carcel, Zipy Cartagena, Carlos López, Virginia Feliciano, Frank Megaro, Nilda Betancourt, Jimmy Rivera, Kathy Rivera, Gustavo Santa and Wanda Oquendo.

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Sponsor’s Night 2014 P.A.R.T.

December 28, 2014 Leave a comment

Pan-American Round Table (P.A.R.T.) Dinner/Dance Party

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, December 20, 2014, 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.

PART invited several guests from Miami Pan-American Round Table. After the dinner the members enjoyed dancing music with the local D.J. José Ramírez.  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.

Photo # 1 Norberto, Chef Ray Guzman and Ricky

Photo #2 Nancy Rozon

Photo #3 “Miami 1 Round Table” Standing Dayanira Perez, Crisey Darios, Nancy Rozon and Jannette Lopez: Seating  Omni Bastos and Luisa Cajina

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Sponsor’s Night 2014 TCHAC

December 14, 2014 Leave a comment

TCHAC Dinner/Dance Party

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: Carlos Bonet, Melissa Bonet, Vicky Rodriguez, Charlie Rodriguez, Al Feliciano, Virginia Feliciano, Vivian Megaro and Frank Megaro

Photo #2 Band “Conjunto Fascinación” of Port St. Lucie.  From left: Piano; Luis Rosa, Bass; Julio Morales, Trumpet; Ricardo, Bongos; Ivan Elosegui, Tumpeta; Unidentified musician, Singer; Cesar Salazar, (7) Coro; Victor Villanueva, Maracas/Coro; Gaby Ramos and Coro; Peter Cintrón

Photo #3 From lfet: Lucy Santa, Al Manzanares, Linda Manzanares, Maria Ferri, Ron Bryson, Gilberto Ferri and Herman Santa

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