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Dominoes 1999

June 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Dominoes 1999

L to R: Herman Santa, Tony Ortiz, Willie González and James Comander

L to R: Herman Santa, Tony Ortiz, Willie González and James Comander

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Dominoes 2004

June 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Dominoes 2004

L to R: Orlando Velez, Jimmy Rivera, Adolfo Irrizary, Jorge Rivera and Juan Piñeiro playing dominoes

L to R: Orlando Velez, Jimmy Rivera, Adolfo Irrizary, Jorge Rivera and Juan Piñeiro playing dominoes

Anniversary 2016

June 26, 2016 Leave a comment

SACI 24th Anniversary a huge success

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. “SACI” 24th Anniversary Dinner Dance on Saturday, June 25, was a festive celebration enjoyed by the members and their guests.  The event was hosted at the at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie. Each guest enjoyed drinks, a delicious buffet catered by the members.

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. The meal consisted of stewed chicken, pulled pork, rice with chick peas, yucca with mojito (a garlic dressing), dessert and coffee.

After the dinner, the board conducted the raffles and celebrated the member’s birthdays of the month of June while entertainer D.J. José Ramírez played a Happy Birthday song for them, among them present were: Vicky Rodriguez, Gilbert Paredes, Gilberto Ferri, Roberta Linares and Evelyn Depagnier

Door prize winners were: Isabel Fernandez, Irving Carvajal, Daisy Aleman, Magda Lopez, Doris Aguero, Augusto Rodriguez, Joaquin Sosa, Victor Perez and Linda Manzanares. 50/50 winners were: Hernando Mejia and Billy Betancourt.  The scholarship raffle winner was Felix Asencio.

It was an evening filled with laughs, drinks, food, dancing and raffles. A Big Thank You to our board members Carlos Bonet; President, Nancy Rozon; Vice President, AL Feliciano; Secretary, Ruben Aleman; Treasurer, Ray Guadalupe; Public Relations, Luis Carrillo; Director (Vocal) and Melissa Sanchez; Substitute.

A special thank you to members Yvonne Bonet, Vivian Megaro, Celia Santiago and Daisy Aleman for their assistance in cooking the buffet.  A big thanks to our members Angel and Nereida Pellot and Dick and Karen Diamond who helped with the decorations, set ups and assisted throughout the night.

The mission of the club is to promote friendship and solidarity among its members, neighbors and other institutions of the Treasure Coast through cultural, social and civic activities to promote knowledge of the Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art and folklore.

The board is planning the next events for the month of August “Beach Bum Party” on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Reservations are required. For more information, please contact the president of the club, Carlos Bonet at c.bonet@aol.com.

Photo # 1 From left: Nancy Rozon, Noe Torres, Felix Asencio, Daisy Aleman and Ruben Aleman

Photo # 2 Some members and their guests dancing with D.J. José Ramirez rhythm

Photo # 3 Buffet helpers

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Father’s Day 2016

June 26, 2016 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club celebrates Father’s Day

By Herman Santa

The Annual Father’s Day Dinner Dance hosted by The Spanish American Club, Inc. was celebrated on Saturday, June 25 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. The meal consisted of stewed chicken, pulled pork, rice with chick peas, yucca with mojito (a garlic dressing), dessert and coffee.  After the dinner, the board conducted the raffles and celebrated the member’s birthdays of the month of June while entertainer D.J. José Ramírez played a Happy Birthday song for them, among them present were: Vicky Rodriguez, Gilbert Paredes, Gilberto Ferri, Roberta Linares and Evelyn Depagnier.

Door prize winners were: Isabel Fernandez, Irving Carvajal, Daisy Aleman, Magda Lopez, Doris Aguero, Augusto Rodriguez, Joaquin Sosa, Victor Perez and Linda Manzanares. 50/50 winners were: Hernando Mejia and Billy Betancourt.  It was an evening filled with laughs, drinks, food, dancing and raffles. A special thank you to members Yvonne Bonet, Vivian Megaro, Celia Santia and Daisy Aleman for their assistance in cooking the buffet.  A big thanks to our board of directors and members Angel and Nereida Pellot and Dick and kare Dimond who helped with the decorations, set ups and assisted throughout the night.

The board is planning the next event Independences Dance Party”, Saturday, July 30. 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: Vicky Rodriguez, Gilbert Paredes, Gilberto Ferri, Roberta Linares and Evelyn Depagnier

Photo #2 Hernando Mejia and Billy Betancourt

Photo # 3 Isabel Fernandez, Irving Carvajal, Daisy Aleman, Magda Lopez, Doris Aguero, Augusto Rodriguez, Joaquin Sosa, Victor Perez and Linda Manzanares

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Dominoes 2005

June 24, 2016 Leave a comment

Dominoes 2005

L to R: Jorge Rivera, Graciano Santos, Martin Santos, Bobby Rodgriuez, Evelyn Santa and D.J. Sombra during dominoes practice for the tournament

L to R: Jorge Rivera, Graciano Santos, Martin Santos, Bobby Rodgriuez, Evelyn Santa and D.J. Sombra during dominoes practice for the tournament

Christmas 20011

June 21, 2016 Leave a comment

Christmas Party…Good Food, wine and music

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, December 17, the Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) celebrated the Annual Christmas Dinner-Dance Party at a private club house in Port St. Lucie.  The members and their guests were greeted with hugs from the board of directors and drank the sangria punch prepared for the occasion.  They danced with the great music of D.J. Mendoza well into the late ours of the night.

During a break, D.J. Adan Mendoza played a Happy Birthday song for Kino Velez, Joe Castro, Nilda Betancourt, Gustavo Santa, Mary Figliola, Kathy Rivera, Jimmy Rivera and Virginia Feliciano. Then the board of directors raffled the door prizes, held the 50/50 raffle and the hat dance contest.  Door Prize Winners were: Nilda Betancourt and Angel Pellot.  The 50/50 Winner was Jimmy Rivera and Nikole Rozon winner of the Hat Dance Contest.

Congratulations to our president Mary Figliola, and her directors for working tireless to make the Christmas Party a big success.  Next month event of the club is the Annual General Assembly on Saturday, January 21, 2012.

Photo # 1 Jimmy Rivera with Hat Dance winner Nicole Rozon

Photo #2 Kathy Rivera with Jimmy Rivera (50/50 winner)

Photo # 3 Angel Pellot (Door prize winner) with Nereida Pellot

Photo # 4 Nilda Betancourt (Door prize winner)

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