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Scholarship Award 2016

May 31, 2016 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club awards three scholarships

By Herman Santa

From Left: Ariana M. Ramos, Nicholas Gomez and Alexia Cepeda.

From Left: Ariana M. Ramos, Nicholas Gomez and Alexia Cepeda.

For the 23rd straight year, the Spanish American Club, Inc. continues its mission of preserving the Hispanic heritage and community commitment in supporting Hispanic students of Martin and St. Lucie counties.

This year recipients are Nicholas Gomez, Ariana M. Ramos and Alexia Cepeda. The tough job of choosing the winners fell to members of the 2016 Scholarship Committee: Nancy Rozon, Fe Vall de Ruten and Melissa Sanchez.

Nicholas Gomez was born in Denville, New Jersey. His parents, Walter Gomez was born in Medellin, Colombia and Ana Maria Giraldo was born in Armenia, Colombia. Nicholas graduated from St. Lucie West Centennial High School in Port St. Lucie. He will attend University of Florida and will major in Engineering. He would like to pursue a career as an Engineer.

Ariana M. Ramos was born in Puerto Rico. Her parents, Raul Ramos and Iris Perez are both natives of Puerto Rico. Ariana graduated from Treasure Coast High School in Port St. Lucie. She will attend Indian River State College and will major in Criminal Justice. She would like to pursue a career as an Attorney.

Alexia Cepeda was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Her parents, Jose Vargas (Legal Guardian) was born in Mexico and Maria Oviedo was born in Mexico. Alexia graduated from St. Lucie West Centennial High School in Port St. Lucie. she will attend University of Central Florida and will major in Biology with a Pre-Med Track. She would like to pursue a career as an Obgyn.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for low-income Hispanic students. Since then, the club has awarded scholarships to 39 High School Seniors. Over the past 24 years, the club has awarded more than $24,000 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.

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Mother’s Day 2016

May 30, 2016 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 28 at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie.  Before the dinner, master of ceremonies Ray Guadalupe welcomed everyone to the party thanked them for their continued support. The members and their guests enjoyed a delicious buffet catered by Santo’s Pizzeria. The meal consisted of salad, bread, chicken, sausage with peppers, baked ziti, mixed veggies, 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 them, among them were: Ariana M. Ramos, Al Manzanares, Isa Bryson, Ruben Aleman, Ligia Bernas, José Rodriguez, and Stella Paez.  Door prize winners were: Nelson Santoni, Sandy Coughlin, Maritza Rivera and Yoland Torres. 50/50 winners were: Evie Cardona and Nereida Pellot. Carmen Belardo won the cruise certificate.

A big thank to our board of directors, decoration and the set ups committees. And finally, many thanks go to the members and their guests who bought tickets for the scholarship raffles.  The board is planning the next dance, to celebrate Father’s Day/Anniversary Dinner Dance on Saturday, June 25, 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.

Photo # 1 Evie Cardona and Nereida Pellot.

Photo # 2 From left: Nelson Santoni, Sandy Coughlin, Maritza Rivera and Yoland Torres

Photo # 3 From left: Ariana M. Ramos, Al Manzanares, Isa Bryson, Ruben Aleman, Ligia Bernas, José Rodriguez, and Stella Paez

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Scholarship 2016 (Ramos)

May 23, 2016 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

IMG_1571The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive the club’s 2016 scholarship award.  The recipient is Ariana Ramos of Port St. Lucie.

Ariana M. Ramos was born in Puerto Rico. Her parents, Raul Ramos and Iris Perez are both natives of Puerto Rico. Ariana graduated from Treasure Coast High School in Port St. Lucie. She will attend Indian River State College and will major in Criminal Justice. She would like to pursue a career as an Attorney.

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; Al Feliciano, secretary; Ruben Aleman, treasurer; Ray Guadalupe, public relations; Luis Carrillo, director; and Melissa Sanchez, substitute. The following members are part of the scholarship committee: Nancy Rozon; Chair, Fe Valderuten and Melissa Sanchez, co-chairs.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for low-income Hispanic students. Over the past 24 years, the club has awarded more than $24,000 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

2016/Nicholas Gomez/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2016/Alexia Cepeda/Mexican/Port St. Lucie

2016/Ariana Ramos/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie

Scholarship 2015 (Campora)

May 21, 2016 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

Matias Campora SAM_1880The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive the club’s 2015 scholarship award. The recipients is Matias Nicolas Campora.

Matias was born in Miami Florida. His parents, Carlos Campora and Fabiana Rodriguez were born in Montevideo, Uruguay. They are now living in Port St. Lucie. Matias is attending Lincoln Park Academy High school. He will attend University of Central Floirda. He will major in Electrical Engineering and 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), Nancy Rozon, Fe Valderuten and Melissa Bonet, co-chairs.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for Hispanic students. Over the past 23 years, the club has awarded more than $22,000 in scholarships to the Hispanic seniors 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.

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

Scholarship 2016 (Cepeda)

May 19, 2016 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

IMG_3812The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive the club’s 2016 scholarship award. The recipient is Alexia Cepeda of Port St. Lucie.  Alexia Cepeda was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Her parents, Jose Vargas was born in Mexico and Maria Oviedo (Legal Guardian) was also born in Mexico. Alexia graduated from St. Lucie West Centennial High School in Port St. Lucie. She will attend University of Florida and will major in Biology with a Pre-Med Track. She would like to pursue a career as an Obgyn.

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; Al Feliciano, secretary; Ruben Aleman, treasurer; Ray Guadalupe, public relations; Luis Carrillo, director; and Melissa Sanchez, substitute. The following members are part of the scholarship committee: Nancy Rozon; Chair, Fe Valderuten and Melissa Sanchez, co-chairs.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for low-income Hispanic students. Over the past 24 years, the club has awarded more than $24,000 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

2016/Nicholas Gomez/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2016/Alexia Cepeda/Mexican/Port St. Lucie

2016/Ariana Ramos/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie

Scholarship 2016 Gomez

May 15, 2016 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

IMG_2960The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive the club’s 2016 scholarship award. The recipient is Nicholas Gomez of Port St. Lucie.  Nicholas Gomez was born in Denville, New Jersey. His parents, Walter Gomez was born in Medellin, Colombia and Ana Maria Giraldo was born in Armenia, Colombia. Nicholas graduated from St. Lucie West Centennial High School in Port St. Lucie. He will attend University of Florida and will major in Engineering. He 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; Al Feliciano, secretary; Ruben Aleman, treasurer; Ray Guadalupe, public relations; Luis Carrillo, director; and Melissa Sanchez, substitute. The following members are part of the scholarship committee: Nancy Rozon; Chair, Fe Valderuten and Melissa Sanchez, co-chairs.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for low-income Hispanic students. Over the past 24 years, the club has awarded more than $24,000 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

2016/Nicholas Gomez/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2016/Alexia Cepeda/Mexican/Port St. Lucie

2016/Ariana Ramos/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie

Board 2016

May 15, 2016 Leave a comment

A Message from the President

Carlos A. Bonet

As we say goodbye to 2014, I wish to express my appreciation to all our members. Many thanks to my board of directors without whose continued support I would not have been successful. Thank you, Nancy Rozon Vice President, Ron Bryson Treasurer, Melissa Bonet Secretary, Al Feliciano Director, Tony Colon Public Relations, Fe Vallderuten Substitute and in 2013 Raquel O’Connor Secretary.   These past two years as your President you have shown me and my family that we are not alone in Port St. Lucie. You have welcomed us into your homes and your hearts.

We as an organization have grown in numbers and recognition. We again gave two scholarships, two Thanksgiving food baskets to needy families in Indiantown, and collected Christmas toys for low income children in Martin and St. Lucie counties. We broke bread, danced, bowled, golfed, and played dominoes and volley ball. We have acknowledged and participated with other organizations to the benefit of all. Although we did not do it as an organization, as citizens of Port St. Lucie, we helped elect a mayor. Giving of our time, for the betterment of our city.

After each event that we have had, your comments of appreciation and respect for the efforts of the board make it known, that you know we appreciate you and your families.  I would also ask that we do not forget those friends and families that are no longer with us. Continue to say prayers for them and their families. Let them know they will not be alone.

May the coming year keep us all healthy, wealthy and loved and at peace with everyone.  The world needs organizations like ours.

Thank you,

Carlos A. Bonet

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Board 2016 Photo # 1 From left: Luis Carrillo; Director, Al Feliciano; Secretary, Carlos Bonet; President, Ruben Aleman; Treasurer, Ray Guadalupe; Public Ralations, Seated Nancy Rozon; Vice President.  Melissa Sanchez, Substitute was absent

Photo # 2 Left to Right: AL Feliciano; Secretary, Ruben Aleman; Treasurer, Luis Carrillo; Director, Melissa Sanchez; Substitute, Carlos Bonet; President, Nancy Rozon; Vice President and Ray Guadalupe; Public Relations

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