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Mother’s 2019

May 26, 2019 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club, Inc. Mother’s Day Dinner Dance

By Herman Santa/Carlos Bonet

The Spanish American Club, Inc. hosted its traditional Mother’s Day Dinner Dance on Saturday, May 25 at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie.  The event started with our master of ceremonies Carlos Bonet welcoming everyone to the event and gave an update of the status of the club and the next events of the of club. A moment of silence was observed for the members that are not longer with us and for the veteran.

Following the president’s speech the members and their guests enjoyed a delicious Latin buffet. The meal consisted of salad, bread, pulled pork, stew chicken, yucca, red beans, white rice, yellow rice with pigeon peas, dessert and coffee.  After the dinner, the DJ played a Mother’s Day song and a Happy Birthday song for members and their guests who were celebrating their birthdays this month, among them were: Eliecer Torres, Ligia Payne, Isa Bryson, Rubén Alemán, Blanca Stella Páez , Ana María Tarani, Belén Medina, Al Manzanares and Virginia González.

50/50 raffle winners were: Doris James, Norma Arroyo and Javier Andrade. Door prize winners were: Nereida Pellot, Ana Rodríguez, Judy Carrasquillo, Cookie Santiago, Agusto Rodríguez and Javier Andrade.  A big “Thank You” to the following members: Virginia and Rosendo Gonzalez, Lionel and Mercedes Roman, Dick and Karen Diamond, Angel and Nereida Pellot, Augusto Rodriguez, Gilbert Ferri, Carlos Mejia, Domingo Sanchez, Virginia Feliciano, Pamela Peña. Without your help these events would be overwhelming and a lot of hard work for our board of directors.

Volunteers are key to all successful organizations. Your example is a tribute to our club.  I hope I got everyone, but if I haven’t acknowledged you its because so much was going on. Your continued support for our scholarship program under the direction of Nancy Rozon, with Pamela Pena, Elizabeth Mejia and Maria McCutcheon is excellent. At our next event we will try to have all of this years scholarship recipients available for you to meet. Your generosity to our young servers also was amazing. I want to give special thanks to Board members, Al Feliciano, Evelyn Carrillo, Josie Guadalupe, Nancy Rozon, Mary Figliola and Vivian Megaro. Vivian also donated the roses that were given to each female participant. I am especially grateful for our cooks, Yvonne Bonet, Vivian Megaro, Melissa Sanchez and Bianca DeJesus. Food was great.

Thank you all that were able to participate at yesterdays Mothers Day Event. I appreciate all the help that was given by various members and guests. Augusto Rodriguez, Gilbert Ferri, Carlos Mejia, Domingo Sanchez, Lionel and Mercedes Roman, Dick and Karen Diamond, Virginia Feliciano, Pamela Pena, Angel and Nereida Pellot. Without your help these events would be overwhelming and a lot of hard work for our board of directors. Volunteers are key to all successful organizations. Your example is a tribute to our club.  I hope I got everyone, but if I haven’t acknowledged you its because so much was going on.

Please remember that if you are interested in participating in our Victory Cruise event on June 13, 2019 that you must inform Vivian Megaro, Josie Guadalupe, Al Feliciano or Evelyn Carrillo. I will not be available for that event. Thank you.  The Father’s Dinner Dance party on Saturday, June 29th will be held at the DAV Chapter 113, 1150 SW California Ave. Port St. Lucie, Fl 34953 from 6:30 PM to 11:00 P.M. Please contact Carlos Bonet for reservations at (917) 204-6141 at c.bonet@aol.com. For information regarding the club, visit our website http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Mark your calendar for our future events this year:  “Independence Dance”, Saturday, July 27,  “Luau Dance”, Saturday, September 28, “Club’s Anniversary Dance”, Saturday, August 31,  “Halloween Dance”, Saturday, October 26, “Thanksgiving Dance”, Saturday, November 30 and “Christmas Dinner Dance”, Saturday, December 28

 

 

 

Photo # 1 50/50 From left Doris James, Norma Arroyo and Javier Andrade

Photo # 2 From left Nereida Pellot, Ana Rodríguez, Judy Carrasquillo, Cookie Santiago, Agusto Rodríguez and Javier Andrade

Photo # 3 From left Blanca Stella Páez , Ana María Tarani, Belén Medina, Al Manzanares and Virginia González.

El Spanish American Club, Inc. celebra Baile de “Las Madres”

Por Herman Santa

El sábado 25 de mayo los socios del Spanish American Club, Inc. celebraron la cena/baile anual en honor a las madres en el Disabled American Veterans Club en la ciudad de Port St. Lucie.  El baile estuvo amenizado por el D.J. José Ramirez. El maestro de ceremonias fue nuestro presidente Carlos Bonet. Antes de la cena Carlos les dio la bienvenida a todos y nos puso al dia de los próximos eventos del club y se orservó un minuto de silencio en honor a los socios fallecidos y a los veteranos.

Los socios e invitados deleitaron su paladar con un delicioso bufét latino. El menú tenia de todo ensaladas, lechón asado, pollo guisado, yuca, arroz blanco, arroz con gandules, frijoles rojos, frijoles negros, postre y cafe.  Después de la cena se celebraron los cumpleaños de los siguientes socios; Eliécer Torres, Ligia Payne, Isa Bryson, Rubén Alemán, Blanca Stella Páez , Ana María Tarani, Belén Medina, Al Manzanares y Virginia González.

Los ganadores de las rifas fueron: 50/50 Doris James, Norma Arroyo y Javier Andrade. Los de los premios fueron: Nereida Pellot, Ana Rodríguez, Judy Carrasquillo, Cookie Santiago, Agusto Rodríguez y Javier Andrade.  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.

El próximo event del club está planeados para celebrar “El Dia de los Padres” el sábado 29 de junio en el Disabled American Veterans Hall de Port St. Lucie.  La Cena/Baile será con bufét latino. Reservación es requerida.  Para reservar y más información por favor contactar al presidente del club Carlos Bonet al (917) 204-6141 (c.bonet@aol.com). Para buscar más información con respecto al club visite: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

 

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Scholarship 2019 (Martinez)

May 21, 2019 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive one of the six club’s 2019 scholarship awards. The recipient is Ruby Martinez of Ft. Pierce.

Ruby Martinez was born in Ft. Pierce. Her parents Rodolfo and Maria Martinez were born in Mexico and now they are living in Ft. Pierce. Ruby attended Fort Pierce Central High School. This fall she will be majoring in Pre Dental and then afterwards she will apply into Dental Hygiene at Indian River State College.

This year scholarship committee Chair by Nancy Rozon and Co-chair by Elizabeth Mejía, María McCutheon and Pamela Peña along with the board of directors Carlos Bonet, President; Al Feliciano, Vice President; Evelyn Carrillo, Secretary; Josephine Guadalupe, Treasurer; Vivian Megaro, Public Relations Director: Nancy Rozon, Vocal Director; Mary Figliola, Substitute Director did a magnificent job selecting the students and running the program smoothly. The committee selected the students for their achievements, trustworthiness, character, responsibility, fairness and academics.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for low-income students. Over the past 27 years, the club has awarded more than $36,000 in scholarships to 54 seniors of Martin and St. Lucie counties. The board raises money for the scholarships by having 50/50 raffles at the monthly dance parties. The board also organizes other events such as picnics, cruises and garage sales. The committees organize events such as bowling, golf and dominoes tournaments. The Golf Group plays golf every Friday at The Saints Golf Course in Port St. Lucie.  They hold a 50/50 raffle on the last Friday of the month. The Bowling Group plays every Monday at 6:00 P.M. at the Saint Lucie Lanes. The bowling group has a 50/50 raffle on the first Monday of the month.

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

Scholarship Committee 2019

May 7, 2019 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. scholarship available to Martin and St. Lucie counties 2019

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) scholarship is available to graduating seniors who live in Martin and St. Lucie counties.  The scholarship is administered by the Spanish American club, Inc. Scholarship Committee.

This year scholarship committee Chair by Nancy Rozon and Co-chair by Elizabeth Mejia, María McCutheon and Pamela Peña along with the board of directors Carlos Bonet, President; Al Feliciano, Vice President; Evelyn Carrillo, Secretary; Josephine Guadalupe, Treasurer; Vivian Megaro, Public Relations Director: Nancy Rozon, Vocal Director; Mary Figliola, Substitute Director will continue selecting the students and running the program smoothly. The committee selected the students for their achievements, trustworthiness, character, responsibility, fairness and academics.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for low-income Hispanic students. Over the past 26 years, the club has awarded more than $31,000 in scholarships to 54 Hispanic seniors of Martin and St. Lucie counties.

The scholarships are awarded based on financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or better.  Letters of recommendation are accepted. The students will be selected after one-on-one interview by the Spanish American Club, Inc. Scholarship Committee.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements for consideration: (1) Martin or St. Lucie county senior.  (2) Resident of either county. (3) Copy of the original transcript from the high school.

Eligible students should submit the application by Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2019.  Applications are available from Martin and St. Lucie counties Guidance Counselors.  For more information contact Nancy Rozon at (772) 486-7345, E-mail: nancy5748@att.net or visit http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.  Please send all correspondence to Spanish American Club, Inc.  P.O. Box 9356, Port St. Lucie, FL 34985

GENERAL INFORMATION:  The Spanish American Club, Inc. is a non-profit Organization whose main goals are to promote friendship and solidarity among its members and other institutions, through social, cultural and civic activities and to promote the knowledge of the Spanish speaking countries, geography, history, art, culture and folklore.  The Spanish American Club, Inc. Scholarship award 2018, for Hispanic Students of Martin & St. Lucie Counties Public High Schools.

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: One scholarship per student of One Thousand dollars ($1000.00) is applicable to college tuition or books.

SCHOLARSHIP DURATION: One year

COLLEGE: Any college or university

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: The Spanish American Club, Inc. scholarship application can be obtained and filed at the guidance counselor’s office every year before February 28.  The guidance department shall forward the application and transcripts of the student to the scholarship committee of The Spanish American Club, Inc. for final review.    Selected applicants shall be called for an interview with the Committee.  IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO INSURE THAT ALL DEADLINES ARE MET.

BASIS FOR SELECTION: (1) Fill out the application from the Spanish American Club, Inc. (2) Copy of original transcript from the High School signed by the Guidance counselor. (3) Letters of recommendation from the Guidance counselor or teacher. (3) Must be a senior student from Martin or St. Lucie counties public schools. (4) Resident of either county. (5) Demonstrated financial need and (5) “3.” or better grade-point average (GPA).

 STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS: (1) The student must be of Hispanic heritage. (2) In case of equal qualifications between two students, the applicant with lesser financial resources shall be awarded the scholarship.

METHOD OF PAYMENT: Check will be sent by mail to the scholarship foundation program of the College or University.

SELECTION OF WINNER: The selection of the scholarship recipient will be made by the scholarship committee of the Spanish American Club, Inc. after interview with selected applicants.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA: Prior to scholarship award, student selected for scholarship must show proof of acceptance for enrollment to attend any College or University. The student must send verification of enrollment, class schedule, ID #, etc.

Scholarship Committee: From left María McCuthion, Elizabeth Mejía, Nancy Rozon and Pam Peña

 

 

Photo #1 Photo # 3 Scholarship Award Night at Ft. Pierce Central High School May. 15, 2019.From left María McCutheon, Pam Peña, Alejandra López-De Cruz, Ruby Martinez, Laura Mejía, Nancy Rozon and Elizabeth Mejía

Photo #2 Scholarship Award Night at on June 29, 2019 at the Disabled American Veterans Club.  From left Pamela Peña, Nancy Rozon, Elizabeth Mejía, Jaisen González, Alejandra López-De La Cruz.

Photo # 3 Scholarship Committee 2019 From left María McCuthion, Elizabeth Mejía, Nancy Rozon and Pam Peña

El Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) anuncia becas para estudiantes hispanos 2017

Por Herman Santa

Por veintedós años consecutivos El Spanish American Club, Inc. otorgará becas a estudiantes hispanos que continuarán sus estudios en cualquier colegio o universidad de Florida.

Este año el Comité de Becas está compuesto por Nancy Rozon, Co-chair by Elizabeth Mejia, María McCutheon y Pamela Peña y la Junta Directiva compuesta por Carlos Bonet, Presidente; Al Feliciano, Vice Presidente; Evelyn Carrillo, Secretaria; Josephine Guadalupe, Tesorera; Vivian Megaro, Relaciones Públicas: Nancy Rozon, Vocal y Mary Figliola.

El Spanish American Club, Inc. aceptará solicitudes hasta el martes 28 de febrero del 2019 para tres becas de $1000 cada una para estudiantes hispanos que se graduarán este verano de las Escuelas Superiores públicas de los condados de Martín y St. Lucie.  Para calificar, el solicitante debe ser de bajos ingresos, completar la solicitud del programa de becas del club, deberá tener un promedio mínimo de 3.0.  Las solicitudes están disponibles en la oficina del “Guidance Counselor” en los condados ya mencionados.

Estudiantes interesados pueden llamar a Nancy al (772) 486-7345, E-mail: nancy5748@att.net. Por favor mandar toda la correspondencia al Spanish American Club, Inc.  P.O. Box 9356, Port St. Lucie, FL 34985. Busquen más información en nuestra página web: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.

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/Mexico/Port St. Lucie
2016/Ariana Ramos/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie
2017/Gabriela Garcia/Mexico/Ft. Pierce
2017/Jennifer Arriola/Nicaragua/Ft Pierce
2017/Barbara Moreno/Venezuela/Stuart
2017/Moriah Weir/Jamaica/Ft. Pierce
2017/Dayana Espinosa/Mexico/Ft. Pierce
2018/Alexis Weist/Ecuador/Port St. Lucie
2018/Cecilia E. Calderon/El Salvador/Port St. Lucie
2018/India M. Crosske/USA/Port St. Lucie
2018/Johana Fernandez/Cuba/Port St. Lucie
2019/Laura Mejía/Colombia/Ft. Pierce
2019/Rudy Martinez/Mexico/Ft. Pierce
2019/Marilyn Rancel/PR Colombia /Ft. Pierce
2019/Jaisen González/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie
2019/Alejandra Lopez/Mexico/Ft Pierce
2019/Catherine Ferreira/Brazil-Venezuela/Ft. Pierce

 

Scholarship 2019 (Mejia)

May 5, 2019 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive one of the six club’s 2019 scholarship awards. The recipient is Laura Mejía of Ft. Pierce.

Laura was born in Texas. Her parents were born in Antioquia, Colombia and now she is living with her mother Adriana Molina in Ft. Pierce. Laura attends Fort Pierce Central High School. This fall she will continue her studies and begin the bachelor’s program at Indian River State College. She plans to major in Business Administration and her biggest goal is to one day open her own business and give back to the community.

This year scholarship committee Chair by Nancy Rozon and Co-chair by Elizabeth Mejía, María McCutheon and Pamela Peña along with the board of directors Carlos Bonet, President; Al Feliciano, Vice President; Evelyn Carrillo, Secretary; Josephine Guadalupe, Treasurer; Vivian Megaro, Public Relations Director: Nancy Rozon, Vocal Director; Mary Figliola, Substitute Director did a magnificent job selecting the students and running the program smoothly. The committee selected the students for their achievements, trustworthiness, character, responsibility, fairness and academics.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for low-income students. Over the past 27 years, the club has awarded more than $32,000 in scholarships to 47 Hispanic senior of Martin and St. Lucie counties. The board raises money for the scholarships by having 50/50 raffles at the monthly dance parties. The board also organizes other events such as picnics, cruises and garage sales. The committees organize events such as bowling, golf and dominoes tournaments. The Golf Group plays golf every Friday at The Saints Golf Course in Port St. Lucie.  They hold a 50/50 raffle on the last Friday of the month. The Bowling Group plays every Monday at 6:00 P.M. at the Saint Lucie Lanes. The bowling group has a 50/50 raffle on the first Monday of the month.

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