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Christmas Toys 2011

January 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club brings joy to underprivileged children during holidays

By Herman Santa

The members of the Spanish American Club, Inc.(SACI) celebrated a Christmas Party on Saturday December 18 to collect Christmas toys for needy kids.  The SACI continued a 19 year tradition by donating more than 30 holiday toys bags to Helping People Succeeds Healthy Families Program.  Agueda Mejia who works for “Helping People Succeed” collected the gift bags for the children.

Agueda compiled the list of the children with their names and ages.  Last month, Agueda also helped the club with the distribution of food baskets to low income families in Indiantown in Thanksgiving.  Thanks to the board of directors of the club that made this possible and to the members that made donations and helped with the Christmas Toys drive.

Photo #1 Brando y Jaqueline.  They wrote ” Para el club hispano, muchas gracias. 

Photo #2 Herman and Lucy Santa from the Christmas Toys Drive with the toys collected for needy kids

Photo #3 Unidentified child with the Christmas toy 

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Assembly 2015

January 11, 2015 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. re-elects board

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. board was re-elected to a third term at the annual meeting on January 10, 2015 held at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie.

The meeting was called to order by the president Carlos Bonet, who also was the master of ceremonies and announced the candidates and other issues to be resolved. “We as an organization have grown in numbers and recognition. Last year we gave scholarships, Thanksgiving food baskets to needy families and collected Christmas toys for low income children in Martin and St. Lucie counties. We danced, bowled, golfed, and played dominoes and volley ball. We have acknowledged and participated with other organizations to the benefit of all. I have worked over the past 2 years as president of this prestigious organization and my board members and I decided to stay another year. It’s truly an honor to serve as this year’s Chairman of the Board and lead this dynamic group of volunteers as we all work together to achieve the goals and objectives of our club,” Bonet said.

The re-elected officers 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.  After the General Assembly meeting, the members enjoyed a variety of delicious sandwiches, raffles, birthdays celebration and music.  Door prize winners were: Karen Diamond, Ivan Guanill and Nereida Pellot. 50/50 winners were: Roberta Linares and Zaira Toro. Members present celebrating their birthday were: Xiomara Guanill, Nereida Pellot, Felix Asencio, Dan Depagnier, Evergilio Cardona and Ray Matias. The event ended with dancing music with D.J. José Ramírez who entertained us until late in the evening.

Many thanks to the members who donated the door prizes and those members who helped with the decoration, the set -ups and planned the event. The new board extends its thanks to generous members and their guests who bought tickets for the 50/50 drawing.  The Spanish American Club, Inc. is a not-for-profit social, civic and sport organization comprised of members in Martin and St. Lucie counties who are dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Hispanic heritage on the Treasure Coast.

Next event of the club has been scheduled for Saturday, February, 21, 2015, to celebrate “Spanish and American Oldies but Goodies” 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.

Re-eligen Junta Directiva del Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI)

En la Asamblea General Annual que se celebró el pasado sábado 10 de enero en el Disabled American Veterans Club (DAV) de Port St. Lucie, los socios del Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI), re-eligieron por tercera vez la junta de directores para el año 2015.

La Junta re-elegida está compuesta por Carlos Bonet, Presidente; Nancy Rozon, Vice Presidente; Ron Bryson, Tesorero; Melissa Bonet, Secretaria; Tony Colon, Relaciones Públicas; Al Feliciano, Vocal; y Fe Vall de Ruten, Substituta.

Después de la asamblea los socios disfrutaron de un coctél y de una variedad de sandwiches. Se hizo sorteos de premios y celebración de cumpleaños. Los ganadores de los premios fueron: Karen Diamond, Ivan Guanill y Nereida Pellot. Los ganadores del 50/50 fueron: Roberta Linares y Zaira Toro. Los cumpleañeros del mes de enero que estaban presente fueron: Xiomara Guanill, Nereida Pellot, Felix Asencio, Dan Depagnier, Evergilio “Evie” Cardona y Ray Matias. Y para continuar festejando el D. J. José Ramírez nos puso a bailar con su magnifica variedad de ritmos hasta tarde en la noche.

Todos estamos agradecidos a la directiva por todos sus grandes esfuerzos en realizar este gran y divertido evento. También se le agradece a los socios e invitados por su asistencia y donación de premios para las rifas.  El club es una organización social, civíca, deportiva y sin fines lucrativos compuesta por socios residentes de los condados de Martín y St. Lucie que se dedican a preservar y promover la herencia hispana en la Costa del Tesoro.

La próxima actividad está planeada para el sábado 21 de febrero en el mismo local para celebrar “Spanish and American Oldies but Goodies”. 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: Al Feliciano, Director; Fe Vall de Ruten, Substitute; Tony Colón, Public Relations; Melissa Bonet, Secretary; Carlos A. Bonet, President; Nancy Rozon, Vice President; and Ron Bryson, Treasurer.

Photo #2 From left: Tony Colón, Nereida Pellot, Karen Diamond, Ivan Guanill, Kayra Toro, Roberta Linares, Nancy Rozon and Al Feliciano

Photo #3 From left: Al Feliciano, Felix Asencio, Dan Depagnier, Xiomara Guanill, Rey Matias and Evie Cardona

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Scholarship Committee 2015

January 11, 2015 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club scholarship available to Martin and St. Lucie counties

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: 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 scholarship committee are: Herman Santa, Director; Nancy Rozon, Fe Vall de Ruten and Melissa Bonet 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.  For more information email Herman Santa at hermansanta@comcast.net or visit http://www.spanishamericanclubinc.org.  Please send all correspondence to Spanish American Club, Inc.  P.O. Box 9356, Port St. Lucie, FL 34985

Becas del Spanish American Club para estudiantes hispanos

Por Herman Santa

El Spanish American Club, Inc. aceptará solicitudes hasta el sábado 28 de febrero del 2015 para dos becas para estudiantes hispanos de las Escuelas Superiores públicas de los condados de Martin y St. Lucie.  Las becas de $750 cada una se les otorgará a dos jóvenes de herencia hispana que deseen continuar estudios universitarios en el estado de Florida. Para calificar, el solicitante debe ser de bajos ingresos, completar la solicitud del programa de becas del club, deberá tener un promedio mínimo de 3.0 y debe hablar, escribir y leer español.  Las solicitudes están disponibles en la oficina del “Guidance Counselor” en los condados ya mencionados. Para informes contacte al correo electrónico hermansanta@comcast.net.  Para más informació visite www.spanishamericanclubinc.org.  Por medio de “La Voz”, agradezco al comité de becas, a los directores, socios del club, a los contribuyentes y a todos los que nos ayudan a recaudar fondos para la beca del club.

Los siguientes estudiantes hispanos se han beneficiado de la beca del club desde el año 1994.  Year/Name/Ethnicity/City. 

1994/Armando Gil/Mexico/Fort Pierce, 1995/Elisa Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie, 1996/Jennifer Torres/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie, 1997/Alfredo Rosado/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie, 1998/Pedro Luna/Mexico/Fort Pierce, 1999/Ella R. Flores/Mexico/Fort Pierce, 2000/Miguel J. Gaspar/Guatemala/Indiantown, 2001/Gabriela Padilla/Mexico/Indiantown, 2002/Roberto Cabrera/Mexico/Fort Pierce, 2003/María A. Fernández/Venezuela/Stuart, 2004/Mónica A. Herrera/Colombia/Port St. Lucie, 2005/Viridiana Cruz/Guatemala/Indiantown, 2006/Jessica Benitez/Mexico/Port St. Lucie, 2006/Miriam Hernandez/Guatemala/Indiantown, 2007/Amy Perez/Guatemala/Indiantown, 2007/Daisy Trujillo/Mexico/Indiantown, 2007/Venessa Pelayo/Mexico/Fort Pierce, 2008/Floriberta Reynoso/Mexico/Fort Pierce, 2008/Anthony Sanchez/Colombia/Fort Pierce, 2009/Tayliz J. Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Palm City, 2009/Ana G. Fuentes/Mexico/Indiantown, 2010/Marisol Gomez/Mexico/Fort Pierce, 2010/Elba Valdez/Mexico/Stuart, 2011/Nancy Velásquez/Guatemala/Indiantown, 2011/Tatiana Muñoz/Colombia/Port St. Lucie, 2011/Adriana Rodriguez/Cuba/Port St. Lucie, 2012/Lorena Morales/ Mexico/Indiantown, 2012/Vladimir Villa/Mexico/Stuart, 2012/Daniel Gonzalez/Venezuela/Fort Pierce, 2013/Sarahi Mojaras/Mexico/Stuart, 2013/Pamela Garcia/Mexico/Stuart, 2013/Vanessa Guarnico/Colombia/Port St. Lucie, 2014/Anonett Nuñez/Perú/Stuart, 2014/Samuel Villa/Mexico/Stuart.

Photo: From left: Fe Vall de Ruten, Nancy Rozon, Herman Santa and Melissa Sanchez

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Board 2015

January 11, 2015 Leave a comment

Board 2015

From left: Al Feliciano; Director, Fe Vall de Ruten; Substitute, Tony Colón; Public Relations, Melissa Bonet; Secretary, Carlos A. Bonet; President; Nancy Rozon; Vice President and Ron Bryson; Treasurer.

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