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Christmas Toys

December 18, 2016 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. collects toy for needy kids at holidays party

By Herman Santa

The Thanksgiving party of the Spanish American Club was the beginning of the holiday season, the time to donate food baskets and to collect toys for the underprivileged families in need in the area.  More toys were collected at the Christmas party.  The toys were distributed in Martin and St. Lucie counties.

Photo # 1 Some kids with the Christmas toys donated from the club in “Golden Gate Community “, Port Salerno, Martin County

Photo # 2 From left Nancy Rozon, Al Feliciano and Carlos Bonet

Photo # 3 Two kids with the Christmas toys donated from the club in “Golden Gate Community “, Port Salerno, Martin County

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Christmas 2016

December 18, 2016 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. hosts Christmas Party

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, December 17, members and supporters of The Spanish American Club, Inc. gathered to celebrate the club’s last event of the year at the Sons of Italy Lodge 2594 in Port St. Lucie.  During a break, D. J. José Ramírez played a Happy Birthday song to the members that were celebrating their birthday on December. Among the birthday members that were present were: Luz Pinilla, Nestor Pereira, Elizabeth Mejia, Gloria Ramirez, Gustavo Santa, Virginia Feliciano, Nilda Betancourt and Mary Figliola.

Fallowing the birthday celebration the members and their guests enjoyed a delicious buffet catered by Mandi’s Café and Catering. The meal consisted of pork, ham, chicken, mix veggies, dessert and coffee.  There were door prizes and 50/50 raffles to top off the event. Door prize winners were: Yolanda Torres, Galud Segura, Ivonne Bonet, Sonia Echevarria, Sandy Coughlin, Carmen Santoni, Ana Rodriguez, Billy Betancourt, Cookie Santiago, Vicky Rodriguez and Luz Pinilla.  50/50 winners were: Mirta Zapata, Hector Peña and Xiomara Guanill.

The Dinner Dance Gala was planned by the board of directors of the club chaired by Carlos Bonet, president; Nancy Rozon, vice president; Al Feliciano, secretary; Ruben Aleman, treasurer; Ray Guadalupe, public relations; Luis Carrillo, director; and Melissa Sanchez, substitute.  A big “Thank You” to the board who worked very hard to make the last annual event of the year a big success. Many thanks to the members who helped with the decorations and set -ups. Finally, thanks to the members that donated the Christmas toys and the door prizes.

The non-profit organization’s mission is to preserve the Hispanic heritage on the Treasure Coast. The club continued a 24-year tradition by distributing food baskets to underprivileged families for Thanksgiving and donating holiday gift bags to needy children in the area.  The members meet once a month to socialize, dine and dance.  Some members and their guests play golf on Wednesdays at The Saints at 10:00 AM. and on Mondays they bowl at the St. Lucie Lanes at 6:00 P.M. For information about the club, please visit www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.

Photo #1 Birthday: From left Luz Pinilla, Nestor Pereira, Elizabeth Mejia, Gloria Ramirez, Gustavo Santa, Virginia Feliciano, Nilda Betancourt and Mary Figliola.

Photo # 2 50/50: From left Mirta Zapata, Hector Peña and Xiomara Guanill.

Photo # 3 Door prizes: From left Yolanda Torres, Galud Segura, Ivonne Bonet, Sonia Echevarria, Sandy Coughlin, Carmen Santoni, Ana Rodriguez, Billy Betancourt, Cookie Santiago, Vicky Rodriguez and Luz Pinilla.

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Bowling Dinner

December 4, 2016 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club Hosted a Bowling Dinner

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, December 3 to kick off the Christmas holiday, some members of the bowling group of the The Spanish American Club, Inc. dine and drink at Pietro’s restaurant on Hutchinson Island.  Among the members and their guests attending the dinner were: Gilberto Ferri, Tony Colon, Julio Borras, Unidentified guest, Alfredo Medina, Yolanda Medina, Johnny Borras, Annie Borras, Luis Carrillo, Evelyn Carrillo, Nilda Betancourt, Jose Echevarria, Sonia Echevarria, Felix Asencio, Millie Asencio, Agusto Rodriguez, Ana Rodriguez, Gus Meza, Karen Meza, Carlos Bonet, Yvonne Bonet, Al Feliciano, Virginia Feliciano, Jose Santiago, Cookie Santiago, Tony Canales, Norma Canales, Olando Tirado, Billy Betancourt, Nilda Betancourt, Tony Cruz, Herman Santa, Lucy Santa, Ray Guadalupe, Roberto Belardo, Carmen Belardo, Arturo Guadalupe, Josie Guadalupe, Javier Crespo, Lynette Malave, Ruben Aleman, Daisy Aleman, Tony Cruz, Mirta Zapata, Vicky Rodriguez and Charlie Rodriguez.

A big Thanks to Ruben Aleman, Director of the Bowling Committee and Billy Betancourt co-chairs who coordinated the event. Daisy Aleman who coordinated the gift exchange after the dinner. Special thanks to Felix Asencio who played C.D.’s. music for our guests.  It was a great night of good food, drinks and good camaraderie to start the holiday season. For more information, please contact the president of the club, Carlos Bonet, at c.bonet@aol.com. For more information about the club, please visit http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.

Photo # 1 Front Row: From left Evelyn Carrillo, Nilda Betancourt, Sonia Echevarria, Daisy Aleman and Millie Asencio.  Center Row: From left Agusto Rodriguez, Karen Meza, Annie Borras, Yvonne Bonet, Ana Rodriguez, Virginia Feliciano, Unidentified guest, Jose Santiago, Cookie Santiago and Norma Canales.  Back Row: From left Olando Tirado, Billy Betancourt, Tony Cruz, Herman Santa, Ray Guadalupe, Carmen Belardo, Tony Canalez , Lynnette Malave, Josie Guadalupe, Javier Crespo, Ruben Aleman, Mirta Zapata, Vicky Rodriguez and Al Feliciano

Photo # 2 From left Tony Colón, Orlando Tirado, Roberto Belardo, Carmen Belardo, Norma Canales, Tony Calanes, José Santiago and Cookie Santiago

Photo # 3 From left José Echevarria, Carlos Bonet, Yvonne Bonet, Vicky Rodriguez, Charlie Rodriguez, Sonia Echevarria, Virginia Feliciano and Al Feliciano

Photo # 4 From left Ruben Aleman, Daisy Aleman, Luis Carrillo, Evelyn Carrillo, Javier Crespo and Lisset Malavé

Photo # 5 From left Julio Borras, Samantha Faiella, Johnny Borras, Annie Borras, Karen Meza, Gus Meza, Agusto Rodriguez and Ana Rodriguez

Photo # 6 Gilberto Ferri, Ray Guadalupe, Alfredo Medina, Yolanda Medina, Josie Guadalupe, Arturo Guadalup, Ivan Guanill and Xiomara Guanill

Photo # 7 From left Herman Santa, Lucy Santa, Billy Betancourt, Nilda Betancourt, Mirta Zapata, Tony Cruz, Millie Asencio and Felix Asencio

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