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Mother’s Day 2015

May 31, 2015 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club celebrates Mothers Day

By Herman Santa

The Annual Mother’s Day Party hosted by The Spanish American Club, Inc. was celebrated on Saturday, May 30 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 and thanked every one of them for their continued support. We began the evening with cocktails and then enjoyed a delicious buffet catered by the members of the club. The meal consisted of salad, chicken, beef, red beans, rice, yucca, dessert and coffee.

After the dinner, the board conducted the raffles and celebrated the member’s birthdays of the month of May. Entertainer D.J. José Ramírez played a Happy Birthday song for members and their guests who were celebrating their birthdays during the May, among them were: Blanca Paez, José Rodríguez, Rose Megaro, Rubén Alemán, Isa Bryson, Ida Gallant, Mónica Fonnegra, Ligia Bernas, Al Manzanares and Norma Ashwood. Raffle winners were: Lily Cruz, Maite Peterson, José Rodríguez, Berta Pérez, Cathy Murphy, Celia Santiago, Josie Guadalupe and Charles Quiles.

A big thank to our president Carlos Bonet and his board of directors, Ron Bryson, Nancy Rozon, Melissa Bonet, Al Feliciano, Tony Colón and Fe Valderuten. A special thank you to Isa Bryson, Jonathan Colón, Melissa Bonet, Dr. Jack Mithchell, Yvonne Bonet for their assistance in serving the food.  And finally, many thanks to the members who helped with the decorations, set ups and prepared the food.

It was an evening filled with camaraderie, laughs, food, dancing and raffles. The board is planning the next dance, to celebrate Father’s Day on Saturday, June 27, 2015, 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.

Photo # 1 From Left: Berta Pérez, Unidentified guest, Isa Bryson and Laura Moylan

Photo #2 From left: Blanca Paez, José Rodríguez, Rose Megaro, Rubén Alemán, Isa Bryson, Ida Gallant, Mónica Fonnegra, Ligia Bernas, Al Manzanares and Norma Ashwood

Photo # 3 From left: Lily Cruz, Maite Peterson, José Rodríguez, Berta Pérez, Cathy Murphy, Celia Santiago, Josie Guadalupe and Charles Quiles.

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Golf Tournament 2015

May 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club hosts Annual Golf Tournament

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament was held Wednesday, May 20 at The Saints Golf Club in Port St. Lucie.

It was a sunny and nice morning filled with friendly competition, prizes, and a wonderful group of players. Event coordinator was Gus Migliore, co-chairs Herman Santa, Ruben Aleman and Carlos Bonet who planned an exciting event.

The event started with registration and a short meeting at 8:30 A.M. to go over the tournament rules then the golfers teed off at 9:00 A.M. for a two-person best ball tournament. The Awards Luncheon followed the tournament at the Clubhouse “19th Hole restaurant”.

Congratulations to all winners: Longest Drive -Orlando Tirado.  Closest to the Pin – Ed Seubert, Lowest Scores – Ron Magrann and Ruben Aleman – Most Greenies – Ruben Sanchez and Carlos Bonet. Thanks goes to our golf committee and our club golfers and their friends for participating and making the tournament a success. It was a great day for a great cause.

Other players that participated in the tournament were: Pete Marrero, Lou Rosa, Bernard Jethroe, Gus Migliore, Al Peña, Fernando Mejia, Herman Santa, Ray Guadalupe, Tony Colón and Nick Arnell.  Proceeds from the tournament went directly to the scholarship funds of the club. For information about the golf group, please e-mail Herman at: hermansanta@comcast.net.

Next events of the club are the following dates: Annual Mother’s Day Dance, Saturday, May 30, Father’s Day Dance, Saturday, June 27 and Scholarship Night Dinner Dance, Saturday, July 11. Reservations are required.  For more information, please contact the president of the club, Carlos Bonet, at: c.bonet@aol.com.

Photo # 1 From left: Ray Guadalupe, Orlando Tirado “Longest Drive” and Fernando Mejia

Photo #2 Ed Seubert “Closest to the Pin”

Photo # 3 From left (Back Row) Al Peña, Rubén Sanchez, Tony Colón, Nick Arnell, Bernard Jethroe, Lou Rosa, Ray Guadalupe, Ron Magrann, Carlos Bonet, Ed Seubert, Orlando Tirado and Rubén Alemán.  (Front Row) Herman Santa, Fernando Mejía, Pete Marrero and Gus Migliore

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Dominoes 2015

May 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Dominos practices of the SACI 

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: Felix Asencio, Millie Asencio, Jose “J.J.” Santiago and Mirta Zapata

Photo #2 From left: Reynaldo “Rey” Matias. Ivan Guanill, Gilberto Ferri and Tony Colón

Photo #3 From left: Al Peña, Roberto Belardo, Herman Santa and Rubén Alemán

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Scholarship 2015 (Perez)

May 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

Juan Perez SAM_1882The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive the club’s 2015 scholarship award. The recipients is Juan Carlos Perez.

Juan Carlos Perez, was born in Guatemala. His parents, Jesus and Idolina Perez were also born in Guatemala. Juan is attending Jensen Beach High School. He will attend Indian River State College and will major in Business Administration.

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), 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 23 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

2015/Juan Carlos Perez/Guatemala/Jensen Beach

2015/Matias N. Campora/Uruguay/Port St. Lucie