Disco Dance

Disco Extravaganza 2018

By Charlie Quiles

“Toot! Toot! Ahhh! Beep! Beep!” So went the lyrical refrain from the 70s song hit “Bad Girls” by that sensual diva Donna Summer. The Brysons (Isa and her hubbie Ron) were doing a most beautiful rendition of the dance craze of that era. Yes, it was ‘Disco Extravaganza’ night for ‘The Spanish American Club, Inc.’

Although most of the male attendees had discarded their bell-bottom pants and platform shoes long ago, two holdouts, Crichton McCutcheon and Arlo Bodden vied for best dressed participant. They both looked sharp in their well fitted suits à la ‘John Travolta’. However, Crichton edged out Arlo to win the distinguished honor. Never to be outdone by any man, the ‘Queen of the Disco’ this night turned out to be Nereida Pellot. Resplendent in her bell-bottomed pantsuit topped by her afro hairdo, she stole the show.

Music was provided by Johnny Saltos blending our typical favorite salsas, cumbias and merengues wih a sprinkling of those disco hits of yesteryear. Enough so as to emphasize the theme of the night. Members celebrating birthdays this month were Angel Pellot, Maritza Rivera, Rosanna Parra, Linda Manzanares, Leo Román, Mercy Román and Eliézer Torres. Our club wishes everyone of you many, many more happy years to come.

Lucky Door prize winners Evelyn Carrillo, Elizabeth Mejia and Maria McCutcheon enjoyed their well deserved gifts. Wow! What a country? You can be a winner just by walking through the door. Nancy Ramos and Galud Segura won all of the ‘CASH’, this night. They split the 50/50 raffle drawing. Proceeds benefit our generous ‘Scholarship Fund’. The ‘Club’ thanks all who participated in support of this charitable cause.

On a more somber note, tonight President Ruben Aleman called for a moment of silent prayer for one of our very own, longtime member Charlie Rodriguez. Charlie passed away recently, consequences of an accident suffered at home. May you rest in peace, brother.

A new raffle was introduced to the membership at this venue. The Club is raffling off an ‘HP’ Pavilion TouchScreen 15.6” Full HD IPS Notebook computer. It has a state of the art Intel Core i7 processor, 24 GB memory, 1TB hard drive, an HD FOV Webcam, Windows 10 Home with a 2YR Care Pack included. Winner need not be present at the drawing which will be held at our October 27th event. Proceeds from this raffle will be earmarked toward bolstering the Club’s dwindling coffers a result of such outstanding summer events as the Annual Picnic; both the Mothers’ and Fathers’ Dances, and finally; the Extraordinary General Assembly.

The hard work of our Board of Directors: President, Ruben Aleman; Vice President, Nancy Rozon; Treasurer, Luis Carillo; Secretary, Raquel O’Connor; Public Relations Director, Ramon Guadalupe; Director, Carlos Mejia, and; Substitute Director, Charlie Quiles has to be acknowledged. Thank you all, we applaud your efforts.

Special note: unfortunately, Luis Carrillo had to resign his position for personal reasons. We all wish you well. We cherish the efforts you put forth for ‘the Club’. Thank you, Luis.

Hasta la proxima! (Until next time!)

The Spanish American Club, Inc. was founded in 1992. The mission of the club is to promote friendship and solidarity among its members and other non profit organizations throughout the Treasure Coast through cultural, social, civic and sport activities; to promote knowledge of all Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art, and folklore.

The next event celebrates ‘Latino Heritage’, It will be held on September 28th at the Polish American Social Club, 343 NW Prima Vista Blvd, PSL, Fl. That’s on a Friday and reservations are required. Contact President Rubén Alemán at aleman.999@aol.com . For information regarding the club, visit our website http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Bowling We have bowling every Monday at 6:00 pm at the Saint Lucie Lanes. If you would like to attend, feel free to come down and spend some time with us. This is not league sanctioned, so you don’t have to be there every week, just when you can. The price is $9.00 per bowler for 3 games and it includes the shoes and a great time.

Golf Club members and guest play golf every Wednesday. If you are interested in playing see Herman Santa, or Carlos Bonet, or one of the board members.

Dominoes Who is the area’s best Domino Team? The Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI), presents: The Annual Domino Tournament on Saturday, October 6th, 2018, starting at 9:00 AM at the St Lucie Bowling Lanes, 6759 S US 1, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952. All members and their guests are invited to participate. * For any further information please contact 2018 Ivan Guanill at (772) 708-6290 or email him at: igetitsr@gmail.com *Please make your check payable to: Spanish American Club, Inc. P.O. Box 9356, Port St. Lucie, FL 34985

Postscript: August 26 th , 2018 Extraordinary General Assembly The success of the extremely entertaining ‘Disco Extravaganza Dance’ with accolades for the D.J. streaming in from many members proved to be a precursor to the accomplishments that were to follow. On this afternoon, members gathered together to evaluate two important proposals effecting the S.A.C.I. By-Laws. The first would ratify an English translation of the original Spanish text. The second would use that translated text to streamline an otherwise cumbersome document.

A vote to approve the two proposals by the Founding Fathers and the Former Directors (a prerequisite before presenting it to the full membership) passed overwhelmingly. An objection to the timing of this vote was disallowed when referred to the existing by-laws. Another objection as to who qualified as a Former Director was addressed, however it did not adversely effect the initial outcome. Next, the full assembly cast their votes to accept the two proposals, by an even larger margin.

The By-Laws Committee members Herman Santa, Maria A. Quiles and Charlie Quiles were acknowledged by the membership for their time and devotion to this monumental undertaking. Special mention for their contributions to this task were presented to Lucy Santa, Ruben Aleman, Al Feliciano, Maria and Gilberto Ferri.

Disco Extravaganza 2018 ‘The Spanish American Club, Inc.’

Por Charlie Quiles y traducido por Maria A. Quiles

“Toot! Toot! Ahhh! Beep! Beep!” Así fue el estribillo lírico de la canción de los 70″ Bad Girls “, de esa sensual diva Donna Summer. Los Bryson (Isa y su esposo Ron) estaban haciendo una hermosa interpretación de la moda dance de esa época. Sí, fue la noche de ‘Disco Extravaganza’ para ‘The Spanish American Club, Inc.’.

Aunque la mayoría de los asistentes masculinos habían descartado sus pantalones de campana y zapatos de plataforma hace mucho tiempo, dos holdouts, Crichton McCutcheon y Arlo Bodden competían por el participante mejor vestido.  Ambos se veían bien en sus trajes bien ajustados a la ‘John Travolta’. Sin embargo, Crichton superó a Arlo para ganar el honor distinguido. Nunca para ser superado por ningún hombre, la ‘Reina de la Disco’ esta noche resultó ser Nereida Pellot. Resplan deciente en su traje pantalón de campana rematado por su peinado afro, se robó el espectáculo.

La música fue provista por Johnny Saltos mezclando nuestras salsas favoritas, cumbias y merengues con una pizca de esos éxitos disco de antaño. Lo suficiente como para enfatizar el tema de la noche. Los miembros que celebraron cumpleaños este mes fueron Angel Pellot, Maritza Rivera, Rosanna Parra, Linda Manzanares, Leo Román, Mercy Román y Eliézer Torres. Nuestro club les desea a todos ustedes muchos, muchos más años felices por venir. Las ganadoras del premio Lucky Door Evelyn Carrillo, Elizabeth Mejía y Maria McCutcheon disfrutaron de sus bien merecidos regalos. ¡Guauu! ¿Qué país? Puedes ser un ganador simplemente al cruzar la puerta. Nancy Ramos y Galud Segura ganaron todo el ‘EFECTIVO’, esta noche. Dividieron el sorteo 50/50. Los ingresos benefician a nuestro generoso

‘Fondo de Becas’. El ‘Club’ agradece a todos los que participaron en el apoyo de esta causa benéfica.

El Club Hispano Americano, Inc. fue fundado en 1992.  La misión del club es promover la amistad y la solidaridad entre sus miembros y otras organizaciones sin fines de lucro en la Costa del Tesoro a través de actividades culturales, sociales, cívicas y deportivas; promover el conocimiento de todos los países de habla hispana, su geografía, historia, arte y folclore. El próximo evento ‘Patrimonio Latino’, se llevará a cabo el viernes 28 de septiembre en el Club Social Polaco Americano, 343 NW Prima Vista Blvd, en la ciudad de Port St, Lucie. Se requieren reservaciones. Contacte al president Rubén Alemán al correo electrónico: aleman.999@aol.com.  Para obtener información sobre el club, visite nuestro sitio web www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

 

 

 

 

 

Photo # 1 D.J. Johnny Saltos

Photo # 2 L to R – Ruben Aleman, Evelyn Carrillo, Elizabeth Mejia, Nancy Rozon, Maria McCuthcheon, Carlos Mejia and Ray Guadalupe

Photo # 3 L to R – Luis Carrillo, Ruben Aleman, Nancy Rozon, Ray Guadalupe (back row), Nancy Ramos, Galud Segura, Carlos Mejia and Charlie Quiles

Photo # 4 L to R – Carlos Mejia, Angel Pellot, Maritza Rivera, Rosanna Parra, Linda Manzanares, Leo Román, Mercy Román, Eliézer Torres, Ruben Aleman, Ray Guadalupe and Charlie Quiles

Photo # 5 L to R – Ruben Aleman, Charlie Quiles, Ray Guadalupe, Carlos Mejia and Leo Román – seated – Raquel O’Connor and Nancy Rozon

Photo # 6 ‘Disco Extrvaganza’ best dressed winners Nereida Pellot and Crichton McCutcheon

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