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Black/White Dance 2018

January 27, 2018 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club celebrates the first event of the year

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. celebrated its first event of the year (Black/White Dinner Dance) on Friday, January 26, at the Polish American Social Club in Port St. Lucie.

The members and their guests kicked off their first get together of the year with raffles, honoring birthdays, dinner and non-stop Latin dancing from 6:00 P.M. until 11:00 P.M.  The attendees enjoyed a delicious sit-down dinner. The meal consisted of Beef Burgundy, Roasted Chicken, Tilapia, Salad, Baked Potato, Vegetable Medley, Bread, Butter and dessert.

Master of Ceremonies and President of the club, Rubén Alemán, welcomed everyone to the party, gave the members an update of the status of the club and thanked every one of them for their continued support. They were entertained by D.J. José Ramírez.

Followed the President’s update, the Dinner/Event Coordinator and Public Relations Director Ray Guadalupe conducted the raffles and the month of January birthday celebration.  Among the birthday members that were present were: Evie Cardona, Ana Rodriguez, Sonia Echevarría, Alfredo Medina, Xiomara Guanill and Adela Romero.  Door prize winners were: Martín Rivera, Mirta Zapata, Mary Figliola, Evelyn Carrillo, Josie Guadalupe, José Garcia and Al Manzanares. 50/50 winners were: Gabriel Torres and Mary Figliola.

Many thanks to the members who donated the door prizes and those members who helped with the decorations and the set -ups. The new Board extends its thanks to the generosity of our members and their guests who bought tickets for the 50/50 drawing. Proceeds of the drawing will go to the scholarship funds of the club.

The events of the club are now being held at the Polish American Social Club in Port St. Lucie on Prima Vista Boulevard. A new Board has been elected for fiscal year 2018 and the members are looking forward to a great new year. Calendar of events will be the same as last year’s dinner/dances, dances with D. J, golf, bowling, dominoes games, picnic, cruise and more.

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is a non profit 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.

Mark your calendar

» Next event of the club has been scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23, to be held at the Polish American Social Club in Port St. Lucie. Reservations are required.

» For more information on joining the group, please contact club President Ruben Aleman at: aleman.999@aol.com. For more information about the club, visit www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

 

Photo # 1 Birthdays From left Evie Cardona, Ana Rodriguez, Sonia Echevarría, Alfredo Medina, Xiomara Guanill and Adela Romero

Photo # 2 Door prize winners.  From left Martín Rivera, Mirta Zapata, Mary Figliola, Evelyn Carrillo, Josie Guadalupe, José Garcia and Al Manzanares.

Photo # 3 From left Luis Carrillo (Treasurer), Gabriel Torres (50/50 winner), Rubén Alemán (President) and Mary Figliola (50/50 winner)

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Board 2018

January 26, 2018 Leave a comment

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 

I’d like to begin by wishing all of you a prosperous and healthy New Year and, as you receive this message, it is my hope that you are all doing well.  As for my wife, Daisy, and I, we are doing as well as can be expected.

Last Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the General Assembly meeting, we held our Board Member election for 2018. Your newly elected board has not changed much. Re-elected were, myself, Ruben Aleman, as President, Nancy Rozon as our Vice President, Luis Carrillo as our Treasurer, and Ray Guadalupe will continue as our director of Public Relations.

Elected for the position of Vocal Director is Mr. Carlos Mejía, who previously held the position of Substitute Director. Our new Substitute Director is Mr. Charles Quiles.  Al Feliciano, who has been our Recording Secretary for the last six years, opted out this year and, at the time of our meeting, the position remained vacant. First, on behalf of our organization, I would like to thank Al for the great job he did during his tenure.

Unfortunately, at the meeting, there were no volunteers for the position, which leaves it up to the board to select an interim member for the position. The good news is we have a volunteer for the position: Ms. Giselle Borrás. The bad news is that she presently does not qualify for the position as she is a brand new member. After reviewing her qualifications during our monthly Board Meeting held on January 23, 2018, we asked if she would consider taking on the role on an interim basis for the next six months. After that time, with your approval, we would elect her to the position on a permanent basis for the remainder of 2018.

I hope to see many of you this Friday, the 26th of January, for our “Winterland Black and White Event.” Please dress properly. No tank tops, dungarees, or tennis shoes are allowed. That rule applies to ALL members and their guests, so please inform any guests that you have invited to adhere to the dress code. We don’t want to have to reject any one at the door. Let’s have a great year!

Ruben Aleman

Photo From left Charles Quiles, Carlos Mejía, Rubén Alemán, Nancy Rozon, Ray Guadalupe and Luis Carrillo

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Bowling 2018

January 23, 2018 Leave a comment

Do you like bowling?

By Herman Santa

Can you be a team player and willing to practice once a week or once in a while? If you are a member of the Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) and answer yes to these questions, I would like to hear from you!  Future members are also invited to join our group.

We practice once a week on Mondays at the St. Lucie Lanes, Port St. Lucie. We start at 6:00 until 9:00 P.M., which will give us enough time to play three games for $8.50 and 10 minutes practice before the games. The practices are voluntarily.   If you like bowling and would like to make new friends, come and join us and have fun with us. We are a fun group!  Port St. Lucie Lanes is located at 6759 S US 1, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952(772) 461-4425, saintlucie@bowlsistercenters.com.  If any is interested be there early (5:30 to register, get the shoes and pay).

Photo # 1 From left Ruben Aleman, Nereida Pellot (50/50 winner-month of Feb. 2018) and Luis Carrillo

Photo # 2 From left Ruben Aleman and Mirta Zapata (50/50 winner-month of Jan. 2018)

Photo # 3 From left Aminda Sampson, Virginia Feliciano, Diana Nieves, Pam Peña, Josie Guadalupe, Evelyn Carrillo, Vicky Rodriguez, Daisy Aleman, Mirta Zapata and Nereida Pellot

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Assembly 2018

January 14, 2018 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club elects new board for 2018

By Herman Santa

The members of The Spanish American Club, Inc. elected a new board for the fiscal year 2018. The Annual General Assembly meeting was held on January 14, at the Polish American Social Club in Port St. Lucie.

Each year, in January the members elects new officers to help set organizational goals and to ensure that funds raised through the annual campaign are being invested wisely in the club’s strategic priority areas such as scholarships for low income Hispanic students, donations of food baskets at Thanksgiving for needy families and collection of Christmas toys for disadvantaged families.

At the meeting, the members of the club elected Ruben Aleman, President; Nancy Rozon, Vice President; Luis Carrillo, Treasurer; Ray Guadalupe, Public Relations; Carlos Mejia, Director and Charles Quiles; Substitute.

Much of The Spanish American Club, Inc.’s success derives from strong volunteer leadership. For more than 25 years, The Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) has relied on the guidance and expertise of Hispanic leaders to make a positive impact in Martin and St. Lucie Counties through fundraising, volunteerism and character-building.

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is a non profit corporation, established in 1992. It is the oldest social, civic, sport and benevolence organization on the Treasure Coast. The main goals of the club are to promote friendship and solidarity among its members and other non profit organizations, through social, cultural and civic activities and to promote the knowledge of the Spanish-speaking countries’ geography, history, art, culture and folklore.

Next event of the club has been scheduled for Friday, January, 26, at the Polish American Social Club in Port St. Lucie. Reservations are required. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the club, please contact the president of the club, Ruben Aleman.999@aol.com. For more information about the club, visit www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Nueva Junta Directiva del Spanish American Club, Inc.

Por Herman Santa

Bien planeada y exitosa fué la Asamblea General Anual del Spanish American Club, Inc. celebrada el domingo 14 de enero en el Polish American Social Club en la ciudad de Port St. Lucie.  Fue re-elegido como presidente para el año fiscal 2018, Rubén Alemán. El Sr. Alemán se ha destacado a traves de largos años en el club por su esfuerzo, entusiasmo y creatividad, llegando a tan alta posición por sus propios méritos.

Al empezar la asamblea, El Sr. Alemán hizo un corto discurso acreditando a su directiva y a los comités por su magnifica labor que hicieron durante el año pasado. La nueva Junta Directiva se compone de los siguientes socios: Rubén Alemán; Presidente, Nancy Rozon, Vice Presidente; Luis Carrillo, Tesorero; Ray Guadalupe, Relaciones Públicas; Carlos Mejía, Director y Charles Quiles; Substituto.  ¡Felicitaciones a los nuevos directores!

Una vez más la camaradería que distingue a los socios se puso de manifiesto, no solo durante la reunión, sino tambíen durante toda la tarde.  Sin duda alguna, fue una asamblea de gran exito.

El club es una organización 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 Corporación se creó con los siguientes propósitos:

  • Promover la amistad y solidaridad entre los socios y otras instituciones a través de actividades sociales, culturales, cívicas y deportivas.
  • Promover el conocimiento de la lengua, geografía, historia, arte, cultura y folclor de los países hispanos.
  • Ayudar, asistir a los socios y a la comunidad hispana de acuerdo con las habilidades de la Asociación.

El club se ha destacado por su desinteresada contribución a la comunidad hispana de los condados de Martín y St. Lucie ofreciendo becas a estudiantes hispanos, donando tarjetas certificados a familias de bajos ingresos en el día de Acción de Gracias y donando juguetes en el Día de la Navidad a niños de familias de bajos recursos económicos entre otros.

La próxima actividad del club está planeada para el viernes 26 de enero en el mismo local para celebrar el primer evento del año con cena y baile. Reservaciones son requeridas. Personas interesadas en unirse al grupo, por favor de comunicarse con el presidente del club Rubén Alemán 999@aol.com. Para más información con respecto al club, visite www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Photo # 1 From left Charles Quiles, Carlos Mejía, Rubén Alemán, Nancy Rozon, Ray Guadalupe and Luis Carrillo

Photo # 2 From left Carlos Mejia, Ray Guadalupe, Nancy Rozon, Luis Carrillo and Charles Quiles