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Dominoes 2018

April 29, 2018 2 comments

Dominoes

By Herman Santa

The event was held at Jensen Beach Park on Hutchinson Island on Saturday, April 29.   Perfect weather for a picnic kept everyone enjoying a barbecue with drinks, music and games.  While some enjoyed the beach, others socialized, dance. played dominoes, volleyball and rummykub.

 

 

 

 

Photo # 1 From left Marco Peña, Nereida Pellot, Aminda Sampson and Evelyn Carrillo

Photo # 2 From left Millie Asencio, Luis Arroyo, Nesto Pereira and Luis Carrillo

Photo # 3 From Left Gilberto Ferri, Ruben Rivera, Pedro de la Paz and José Echevarria

Photo # 4 From left Luis Carrillo, Ivan Guanill, Ruben Aleman and J.J. Santiago

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Picnic 2018

April 29, 2018 Leave a comment

Annual Spanish American Club Picnic…Sun & Fun in the Sand!

By Charlie Quiles

“Summer time and the livin’ is easy…” is the way the song goes. But not for this group, their mantra would have been, “Fiesta! Fiesta! Todo el Dia!” (Party! Party! All day long!). The aroma of sizzling hamburgers and hot dogs filled the air. Latin music courtesy of Luis Arroyo drew the invited guests and their families to pavilion #4. This is how the members of the Spanish American Club, Inc. welcomed the beginning of summer. This year’s festivity was held at the Jensen Beach Park on Hutchinson Island, Jensen Beach.

Refreshments were plenty, hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chicken and potato salad were served up by Ray Guadalupe, his daughter Ariana (Can you believe she came all the way down from Kissimmee.), Carlos Mejia and Ruben Aleman. Homemade guacamole, corn bread, even Italian cookies, to name a few, were shared by all. Drinks of all sorts were available. Oh yeah, and then there was that coffee. It hit the spot thanks to Annie Borrás.

Members were greeting one another with hugs and kisses as if attending a huge family reunion. Wait a minute, that describes exactly what we are. One big happy family, sharing photos, smiling, while taking new ones. Our more energetic members demonstrated their prowess on the volleyball court. Sometimes punching, sometimes diving but mostly chasing the ball that went rolling off the court. We on the sidelines regretted our inability to participate for whatever reason. However we enjoyed watching the efforts put forth by these valiant weekend warriors.

Except for these volleyball players or those sunbathing and swimming at the beach on this beautiful and cloudless sunny day most of us were relieved by the cool breeze blowing through the pavilion. We lounged about engaged in all forms of activity. Laughing children ran about while our more elderly tacticians sat at their domino tables keenly observing their opponents in a grand match of wits. We conversed, we joked all while listening to Latin music. Occasionally Carlos Mejia tooted his whistle, counted, “…1, 2, 3” then everyone joined in with, “wuoOH!!!”. Elizabeth Mejia had the first winning ticket in the 50/50 raffle. A moment of excitement came when our president, Ruben Aleman won the second prize. Immediately, someone shouted out, good-naturedly, “Trampa! Trampa!”(Cheat! Cheat!). This drew laughter from the group. Overall, this picnic was a huge success on a day specifically tailored for fun, fun, fun.

Again, as usual, all of this was made possible through the hard work of our Board of Directors: President – Ruben Aleman; Vice President – Nancy Rozon; Treasurer – Luis Carillo; Secretary – Giselle Borrás; Public Relations Director – Ramon Guadalupe, and; Director – Carlos Mejia. As for the rest of us, a special shout out to Ariana Guadalupe for helping out with the grill and Yvonne Bonet for assisting Nancy at the welcoming table. If I have forgotten anyone, pardon me. We applaud your efforts. Thank you all.

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is a not-for-profit social organization comprised of members in Martin and St. Lucie who are dedicated to the promotion and preserve the Hispanic heritage on the Treasure Coast.

Hasta la proxima! (Until next time!)

P.S.- The next club event celebrates “Mothers’ Day” on Saturday, May 26 at the Disabled American Veterans hall in Port St. Lucie. There will be a buffet and reservations are required. For more information please contact President Ruben Aleman at: aleman.999@aol.com. For more information regarding the club visit our website at: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.

Picnic anual del Spanish American Club… ¡Sol y diversión en la arena!

Por Charlie Quiles y Maria Quiles

El aroma de las hamburguesas y los hot dogs llenaba el aire. La música latina atrajo a los invitados al pabellón n. ° 4. Así es como los socios de Spanish American Club, Inc. dieron la bienvenida al comienzo del verano. La fiesta de este año se llevó a cabo en el Jensen Beach Park en Hutchinson Island, Jensen Beach.

BBQ junto con ensalada de papa fueron servidos por Ray Guadalupe y su hija Ariana. Carlos Mejia repartió las alitas de pollo fritas. Guacamole, pan de maíz, incluso las galletas italianas fueron compartidas por todos. Bebidas de todo tipo estaban disponibles. Y luego estaba ese café, QUE RICO!. Dió en el clavo gracias a Annie Borrás.

Nos saludamos con abrazos y besos. Compartimos fotos, sonreímos y tomaban nuevas fotos. Nuestros socios más enérgicos demostraron su destreza en la cancha de voleibol. A veces golpeando, a veces lanzandose a la arena pero principalmente persiguiendo la pelota que se salia rodando de la cancha. Los espectadores disfrutaron de ver a estos valientes guerreros de fin de semana.

Excepto por estos jugadores, los bañistas y nadadores en la playa, la mayoría de nosotros descansábamos en la fresca brisa que soplaba a través del pabellón. Los niños riendo corrían mientras nuestros ancianos tácticos se sentaban en sus mesas de dominó observando a sus oponentes en un juego de ingenio. Conversamos, bromeamos. Elizabeth Mejia tuvo el primer boleto ganador en la rifa 50/50 y Ruben Alemán el segundo.

El evento del “Día de la Madre” es el sábado 26 de mayo en la D.A.V. hall en Port St. Lucie. Para reservaciones, comuníquese con el presidente Rubén Aleman en: aleman.999@aol.com o en nuestra página web: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.

Para todos los que ayudaron, aplaudimos sus esfuerzos.

 

 

 

 

Photo # 1 (Top) Elizabeth Mejia and Rubén Aleman (50/50 winners)

Photo # 2 From left Unidentified guest, Ivonne Bonet, Melissa Sanchez, Domingo Sanchez and his son

Photo # 3 From left Pete Marrero and Rubén Alemán

Photo # 4 From left Carlos Mejia, Dan Carroll and Ariana Guadalupe

Photo # 5 Roberto Velez, Rubén Rivera, Carmen Rivera and (Front) Aida Vélez

Photo # 6 From left (Back Row) Josie Guadalupe, Ariana Guadalupe, Carlos Bonet and Herman Santa (Front Row) Carlos Mejia, Tony Cruz, Al Feliciano and Al Peña

Photo # 7 From left María Ferri, Maria Quiles, Evelyin Carrillo, Annie Borrás, Charlie Quiles and Félix Sanabria

 

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Club Med Dinner Dance 2018

April 22, 2018 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. Annual Club Med Dinner Dance

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. annual Club Med dinner dance “Spring Flint” on Saturday, April 21 was a big celebration that was enjoyed by members and their guests.

The event was held at the beautiful Club Med Resort in Port St. Lucie. The members and their guest enjoyed drinks, a delicious dinner, live entertainment and dancing until 1 A.M. A big “Thank You” to Carlos Bonet, event coordinator for his generosity to plan the party.

The club is a nonprofit membership organization from Martin and St. Lucie counties. The club was founded in 1992 and it is the oldest social, civic, benevolence and sport organization on the Treasure Coast. The mission of the club is to promote friendship and solidarity among its members and other non profit institutions of the Treasure Coast through cultural, social and civic activities and to promote the knowledge of the Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art and folklore.

Next event of the club have been scheduled for Saturday, April 28, “Annual Family Picnic” from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Jensen Beach Park on Hutchinson Island.

For information about the club, please contact the new president of the club, Ruben Aleman at: aleman.999@aol.com. To learn more information about the club and to read and to see photographs of the events since 1992, visit: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

El Spanish American Club, Inc. celebra evento annual en Club Med

Por Herman Santa

El evento del Spanish American Club, Inc. se celebró el pasado sábado 21 de abril en el lujoso Club Med de Port St. Lucie. Los socios e invitados disfrutaron de un delicioso bufét y bebidas internacionales con música en vivo y baile hasta la 1 de la mañana

Todos la pasamos con mucha alegría y buena camaradería. Mil gracias al coordinador del evento Carlos Bonet por planear un evento tan exitoso.  El Club es una corporación con fines no lucrativos fundada en el 1992 para conservar y promover la cultura hispana en la Costa del Tesoro.  El objetivo principal es promover el intercambio cultural, de idioma, geografía, costumbres, historia, arte y folklore de los paises de habla hispana.

El próximo event del club está planeados para celebrar “El Dia de las Madres” el sábado 26 de mayo en el Disabled American Veterans Hall de Port St. Lucie.  La Cena/Baile será con bufét. Reservacion es requerida.  Para más información por favor contactar al presidente de club Rubén Alemán at: aleman.999@aol.com. Para buscar más información con respecto al club visite: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

 

 

 

 

Photo # 1 (Top) From Left Sonia Padilla, Virginia Feliciano, Vicky Ramos, Aida Vélez, Carmen Rivera, Pam Peña and Diana Nieves

Photo # 2 From left  Carlos Mejía, Elizabeth Mejía, Noemi Sanabria, Félix Sanabria, Javier Andrade, Herman Santa, Lucy Santa, Patricia Manzanares, Linda Manzanares and Al Manzanares

Photo # 3 Members and their guests enjoying a delicious dinner

Photo # 4 Members and their guests enjoying a delicious dinner

Photo # 5 From left Ray Guadalupe, Roberto Vélez, Al Peña and Rubén Rivera

Photo # 6 From left Domingo Sanchez, Melissa Sanchez, Carlos Bonet, Ivonne Bonet, Josie Guadalupe, Virginia Feliciano, Unidentified guest and Diana Nieves

Photo # 7 From left Sonia Hernandez, Unidentified guest, Lillian Cruz, Tony Cruz, Orlando Ruiz and Catalina Ruiz.

 

 

Golf Tournament Holy Family 2018

April 22, 2018 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. golfers sponsored Veterans Golf Tournament

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, April 21, some members of The Spanish American Club, Inc. participated on the Golf Tournament of the Holy Family at Gator Trace Golf Course in Ft. Pierce.

Among the participants representing the club were Herman Santa, Deacon Angel Rivera, Ruben Aleman, Lou Rosa, Ray Guadalupe, David Santiago, Carlos Bonet, Orlando Tirado and Gus Migliore

David Santiago won the “Longest Drive” and the “Closest to the Pin”. Thanks to all participants who went above and beyond for a good cause.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo # 1 David Santiago pointing toward the green showing how close he came to make an albatross on Hole # 12, Par 5 “Longest Drive.

Photo # 2 David Santiago receiving the award (Closet to the Pin) from Deacon Angel Rivera (Coordinator of the event)

Photo # 3 From left Herman Santa, Deacon Angel Rivera, Ruben Aleman, Lou Rosa, Ray Guadalupe, David Santiago, Carlos Bonet, Orlando Tirado and Gus Migliore

Photo # 4 David Santiago receiving the award (Longest Drive) from Deacon Angel Rivera

Golf Tournament United Veterans 2018

March 25, 2018 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. golfers sponsored Veterans Golf Tournament

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, Marc 24, some members of The Spanish American Club, Inc. participated on the Golf Tournament of the United Veterans of Saint Lucie County, Inc. at Gator Trace Golf Course in Ft. Pierce.   Among the participants representing the club were Ray Guadalupe, Ruben Aleman, Herman Santa and José Garcia.

José Garcia won the Longest Drive (Hole # 11) and Ruben Aleman won a Gift Basket. Thanks to all participants who went above and beyond for a good cause.

 

Photo # 1 (Top) Club’s sponsoring ad

Photo # 2 From left members Ray Guadalupe, Ruben Aleman, Herman Santa and José Garcia reprinting the club in front of the club’s ad

Photo # 3 From left Linda Schuman presenting Ruben Aleman the Gift Basket

Photo # 4 From Bob Dadiomoff presenting José Garcia the plaque for the Longest Drive

Photo # 5 From left Ruben Aleman, José Garcia and Ray Guadalupe at the Longest Drive on Hole # 11

Earth Day Dance

March 18, 2018 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. hosted “Earth Day Dinner/Dance Event”

By Charlie Quiles

The Spanish American Club, Inc. hosted “Earth Day Dinner/Dance Event” on Saturday, March. 17 at the Polish American Social Club in Port St. Lucie located on Prima Vista Boulevard.

Our members, it seems, view these dances as a monthly ritual. One lady by the name of Mary put it this way, “I need this, at least once a month and sometimes more”. (That’s when the other Latin American club in Port St. Lucie holds it’s bi-monthly affair). Yeah, many of our members agree with her. The allure of the Latin sound is so appealing that we need our fix, so to speak. It was no different with this evening’s festivities.

We started the night feasting on a choice of roasted chicken (Have I mentioned before how huge that bird is?), salmon fish or a vegetable lasagna (a new dish suggested to satisfy our vegan members). Both the chicken and salmon were served on a bed of rice pilaf with a side of mixed vegetables. For dessert the house chef prepared a flavorful pastry dish filled with fruit in custard pudding and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Con barrigas llenas y corazones contentos (with bellies full and hearts content) as my wife would so aptly put it we were all drawn to the dance floor by those addicting Latin sounds I had mentioned before. First up, how about a tune to drive those evil spirits away. DJ Ramirez offered up singer Pitbull’s ‘Echa pa’lla’.

The dance floor quickly filled. Everyone was flailing their arms up in the air, then down and then side to side with gestures, we believe, to cast our demons aside. That definitely freed up our souls and the night progressed from there. Boleros, salsas, merengues, bachata and the unique pasodoble were the order of the night. Lest we forget, plenty of cumbias

A break in the music came when public relations director, Ray Guadalupe, awarded the winners of the door prizes. With hecklers yelling out, “Chocolatealo, muevelo, duro, duro!” (a good humored call to mix it up good like you do with a hot cup of cocoa). A volunteer turned the cage with the potential winning numbers. At times, he even lifted the cage shaking it vigorously to the delight of the crowd. He picked a ticket and handed it to Ray. This process continued until the lucky group consisting of Stella Páez, Alma Lacayo, Cecilia Pulido, Maritza

Rivera and Gilberto Ferri were selected (The Club thanks all of those members who donated these gifts, by the way). The 50/50 raffle drawing had two happy winners Theresa Peña for $75 and Alma Lacayo for $40 (proceeds benefiting our Club’s scholarship fund). Notable tonight were the drawings for three ‘baskets of cheer’. They were won by Félix Sanabria, Carlos Bonet and Millie Asencio

The ‘March Madness’ birthday members were honored by the Club with the celebratory chant, ‘Happy Birthday to You’. They were: Virginia Gonzalez, Tiffany Rivera, Jack Letra, Diane González, Dana Peterson, Norman Payne, Gina Simonelli and Lance Tholke.

*one photo inserted here with a caption that reads, “Ray aka ‘Zorba’ Matias photo courtesy of Diana Nieves”.

*another photo inserted along side the first, it’s caption reads, “Go for it, Ray! – photo courtesy of Herman Santa”.

At this point, we were all eager to resume the dance. However the DJ played a piece of music not normally heard in this venue. It sounded like something out of ‘Zorba the Greek’. We were all momentarily puzzled by it until we noticed a solitary dancer performing his own rendition of ‘Zorba’. A young lady joined him for a brief period but then retreated back to her

seat. By this time the audience was completely enraptured. They were going up to him and tucking dollar bills in his belt, in his shirt pocket, wherever they could make them stick. It was the most amusing display you could ever envision. After it was all done, señor Ray Matias gathered up all of his earnings and donated it to the Club. It was the most remarkable event of the night.

The dance continued for the rest of the evening. Smiling faces and laughter expressed the degree of fun that we were all enjoying. President Ruben Aleman thanked all of the attendees and reminded all of us of the upcoming affairs for the month of April.

Mark your calendar:

Saturday, April 21st. at the beautiful Club Med Resort in Port St. Lucie. Each guest will enjoyed international drinks and dinner, live entertainment and dancing. (contact Carlos Bonet at 917-204-6141 for reservations).

Saturday, April 28th “Annual Family Picnic- Cookout” at the Jensen Beach Park (Hutchinson Island) is free to all members (their guests pay a nominal fee of $5/person) so check your email for more details.

Again, as usual we would be remiss if we did not mention the monumental effort put forth by president Ruben Aleman and his dedicated Board of Directors. A special shout out goes to Ruben Alemán, Ray Guadalupe and Nancy Rozon for the beautifully prepared ‘baskets of cheer’ and finally Carlos Mejía and Uta McFadden (Who helped selling the raffle tickets). Hasta la próxima! (Until next time!)

The club is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1992 to promote the Hispanic heritage on the Treasure Coast.  The members meet monthly on the third or last Saturday of each month after 6 p.m. at the Polish American Social Club to socialize, eat and dance. For more information on joining the group, contact Aleman at: aleman.999@aol.com. For more information about the club, visit www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

The Spanish American Club, Inc. celebró “Cena/Baile del Día de la Tierra”

Por Charlie Quiles y traducido por Maria Quiles

The Spanish American Club, Inc. celebró “Earth Day Dinner/Dance Event” el sábado, marzo 17 en el Polish American Social Club en Port St. Lucie.

Esa noche fue una ‘Celebración de Nuestro Mundo’ para el Club que organizó el evento. Nuestros socios, al parecer, ven estas danzas como un ritual mensual. Una de nuestra socia con el nombre de Mary lo expresó de esta manera: “Necesito esto, al menos una vez al mes y a veces más”. Sí, muchos de nuestros socios están de acuerdo con ella. El atractivo del sonido latino es tan adictivo que necesitamos más de nuestra música y baile. No fue diferente con las festividades de esta noche.

Comenzamos la noche festejando con una selección de pollo asado (¿Ya mencioné lo grande que es ese pollo?), salmón o una lasaña de verduras (un nuevo plato sugerido para satisfacer a nuestros socios veganos). Tanto el pollo como el salmón se servían en una cama de pilaf de arroz con una guarnición de verduras mixtas. Para el postre, el chef de la casa preparó un sabroso plato de repostería lleno de fruta en flan de natillas y espolvoreado con azúcar impalpable.

Con barrigas llenas y corazones contentos como diría mi esposa tan acertadamente todos nos sentimos atraídos a la pista de baile por esos adictivos sonidos latinos que había mencionado antes. Primero, ¿qué tal una melodía para alejar a esos espíritus malignos? DJ Ramirez ofreció la canción “Echa pa’lla” del cantante Pitbull. La pista de baile se llenó rápidamente. Todo el mundo estaba levantando los brazos en el aire, luego hacia abajo y luego de un lado a otro con gestos, creemos, para echar a nuestros demonios a un lado. Eso definitivamente liberó nuestras almas y la noche progresó desde allí. Boleros, salsas, merengues, bachata y el pasodoble único fueron el orden de la noche. Para que no olvidemos, muchas cumbias.

Se paró la música momentariamente cuando el director de relaciones públicas, Ray Guadalupe, otorgó a los ganadores de los premios. Con los ‘hecklers’ gritando chocolatealo , duro, duro’ (una buena llamada para mezclarlo bien como lo haces con una taza de cacao caliente), un voluntario giró la caja con posibles números ganadores. A veces levantando la jaula y sacudiéndola vigorosamente, escogió un boleto y se lo dio a Ray. Este proceso continuó hasta que se seleccionó el grupo de ganadores formado por Stella Páez, Alma

Lacayo, Cecilia Pulido, Maritza Rivera y Gilberto Ferri. La rifa del 50/50 contó con dos afortunadas ganadoras, Theresa Peña de $ 75 y Alma Lacayo de $ 40 (ganancias que benefician al fondo de becas de nuestro Club). Notables esta noche fueron de tres ‘baskets of cheer’. Los ganadores fueron: Félix Sanabria, Carlos Bonet y Millie Asencio.

Los cumpleañeros del mes de marzo fueron honrados por el Club con el canto de celebración, “Feliz cumpleaños” fueron: Virginia González, Tiffany Rivera, Jack Letra, Diane González, Dana Peterson, Norman Payne, Gina Simonelli y Lance Tholke.

En este momento, todos estábamos ansiosos por reanudar el baile. Sin embargo, el DJ tocó una pieza de música que normalmente no se escucha en este lugar. Parecía algo sacado de ‘Zorba the Greek’. Todos nos quedamos momentáneamente desconcertados hasta que notamos a un bailarín solitario interpretando su propia versión de ‘Zorba’. Una joven se unió a él por un breve período, pero luego se retiró a su asiento. En este momento, el público estaba completamente cautivado, iban hacia él y metiendo billetes de un dólar en su cinturón, en el bolsillo de su camisa y donde sea que pudieran hacer que se pegaran. Fue el espectáculo más entretenido que puedas imaginar. Después de que todo estuvo hecho, el señor Ray Matias reunió todas sus ganancias y las donó al Club. Fue el evento más notable de la noche.

La danza continuó por el resto de la noche. Rostros sonrientes y risas expresaron el grado de diversión que todos estábamos disfrutando. El presidente Rubén Alemán agradeció a todos los asistentes y nos recordó los próximos eventos para el mes de abril.

Marque su calendario:

*          Sábado 21 de abril en el lujoso Club Med Sandpiper Bay Resort de Port St. Lucie. Los invitados deleitarán su paladar con una cena (Asian, Italian Mexican and American) y bebidas internacionales, entretenimiento en vivo y D.J hasta la 1 de la manñana. Para más información comuníquese con Carlos Bonet al 917-204-6141 para hacer reservaciones.

*          Sábado 28 de abril “Pasadia Anual de Familia-Cookout es gratis para todos los socios. Invitados pagan una admisión de $ 5 por persona), así que revise su correo electrónico para obtener más detalles.

Una vez más, como de costumbre, seríamos negligentes si no mencionáramos el esfuerzo monumental presentado por el presidente Rubén Alemán y su dedicada Junta Directiva. Un saludo especial va para Nancy Rozon, por la preparación de las ‘baskets of cheer’. Finalmente un agradecimiento a Carlos Mejía y a Uta McFadden por ayudar con la venta de los boletos para las rifas. Hasta la próxima!

Photos #1 (Top) 50/50 winners: From left Theresa Peña and Alma Lacayo.

Photo # 2 (Center) Ray Matias dancing a Greek dance “Zorba”.

Photo # 3 From left María Ferri, Diana Nieves, María Quiles, Daisy Alemán, Cookie Santiago, Millie Asencio and Nereida Pellot

Photo # 4 From left Mary Figliola, Charlie Quiles, Uta McFadden and Nancy Rozon dancing Pitbull son “Echa pa’lla”.

Photo # 5 From left Carlos Mejia and Ray Guadalupe selling raffle tickets.

Photo # 6 Photo # 6 Month of March birthday: From left Virginia Gonzalez, Tiffany Rivera, Jack Letra, Diane González, Dana Peterson, Norman Payne, Gina Simonelli and Lance Tholke.

Photo # 7 Door prize winners: From left Stella Páez, Alma Lacayo, Cecilia Pulido, Maritza Rivera and Gilberto Ferri

Photo # 8 Baskets of cheer winners: From left Ruben Aleman, Carlos Bonet, Millie Asencio, Félix Sanabria and Ray Guadalupe

Valentine 2018

February 25, 2018 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club’s Valentine’s Day offers many magical moments

By Charlie Quiles

The Spanish American Club celebrated Valentine’s Day on Feb. 23 as a way to prolong that feeling of mutual love. The evening’s gala was at the Polish American Social Club in Port St. Lucie on Prima Vista Boulevard.

It was a magical moment in time. Some Latino brothers put their cloth napkins to good use, swinging them all around while the Latina sisters flicked their hand fans, all to the rhythmical beats of the cumbia sound. The salsero and merenguero dancers were egged on by DJ Jose Ramirez’s call, acknowledging each American nationality, each of the countrymen responding with exclamatory cheers.

The evening started off with a feast of roasted chicken, pork loin or haddock, accompanied by a sauced scallop potatoes and a variety of steamed vegetables.

Dinner/Event Coordinator and Public Relations Director Ramon Guadalupe presented the winners of the door prizes: Aida Vélez, Daisy Alemán, Yvonne Bonet, Annie Borrás and Sonia Echevarría. Thanks to all the members who donated these prizes.

Guadalupe also awarded the 50/50 winners with their prizes of $75 to Ana Rodríguez and $40 to Theresa Peña. Proceeds of the 50/50 drawings go toward the club’s scholarship fund. February birthdays were celebrated by Nancy Rozón, Galud Segura, María Allen, Al Feliciano, María Quiles and Giselle Borrás.

Thanks also were offered to club President Ruben Aleman and the board of directors for making the Valentine’s Day dinner/dance a wonderful night out on the town.

On a final note, the only blunder of the night came with the distribution of the flyers. Evidently, the person who had translated the English to Spanish text (Oops! That was me and my significant other) made a mistake. Under the dress code we translated “no shorts” as “sin cortocircuitos.” It’s literal translation back to the English being “no short circuit.” It is obvious that for anyone dancing on liquid that would be quite perilous, not to mention light up the dance floor. However, the agreed upon revised translation will be “sin pantalones cortos.” This phrase has been corrected in all of the subsequent Spanish flyers. Our sincerest apologies to the membership for this mistake. To all those members who do, in fact, dance in the rain this would be excellent advice to follow.

The Spanish American Club 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 March, 17 at the Polish American Social Club in Port St. Lucie. Reservations are required.

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

 

Photo # 1 (Top) The Imperial Quartet From left Eliécer Torres, José Ramirez, Carlos Mejia and Javier Andrade

Photo # 2 Unidentified guest, Giselle Borrás and Diana Nieves

Photo # 3 Diana Nieves, Ana Rodriguez and Annie Borrás

Photo # 4 Ana Rodríguez, Diana Nieves, Annie Borrás and Sonia Echevarría,  Seated Ray Guadalupe

Photo # 5 Josie Guadalupe, Aida Velez, María Garcia, Mirta Zapata and Theresa Peña

Photo # 6 Carlos Mejia with the Catered ladies

Photo $ 7 From left Nancy Rozon, Galud Segura, Maria Allen, Al Feliciano, Maria Quiles and Giselle Borrás

Photo #8 From left Ana Rodriguez, Theresa Peña and Ruben Alemán.

Photo # 9 From left Aida Vélez, Daisy Alemán, Yvonne Bonet, Annie Borrás and Sonia Echevarría