Golf Tournament “Par 5” 2018

July 2, 2018 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. golfers participated at the “Par 5 Golf Tournament”

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, June 30, some members of The Spanish American Club, Inc. participated in the Golf Tournament of the “Par 5 Golf Tournament at meadowood Golf Course in Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie county.  Among the participants representing the club were, Ray Guadalupe, Herman Santa, and Ruben Aleman.  Other golfers that play with our group were David Santiago, Norman Robinson, Paul Mitchell, Robert Osborne, Ed Shuebert, Bernard Jethroe and Ralph Morrison.

Thanks to all participants from the club who went above and beyond for a good cause.  Ralph won the “Golf bag and Ruben Aleman won a basket of goodies.  Congratulations.

 

 

 

 

Photo # 1 (Top) From left: Herman Santa, Ruben Aleman and Paul Mitchell

Photo # 2 Ralph Morrison (Winner of the Golf bag)

Photo # 3 From left: (Back Row) From left Nroman Robinson, Ralph Morrison, Bernard Jethoe and Robert Osborne.  (Front Row) Herman Santa, Ruben Aleman, David Santiago and Ray Guadalupe

Photo # 4 Ruben Aleman receiving a Basket of Goodies) from Ralph Morrison

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Father’s 2018

July 1, 2018 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. celebrates Father’s Day

by Charlie Quiles

To our fathers, your night was celebrated by The Spanish American Club, Inc. at the D.A.V. in Port St. Lucie, Fl.  Our appreciation of your service and dedication to your families was well deserved. Your children and in some cases your grandchildren in attendance attested to that fact. Why even our own president Rubén Alemán was so overwhelmed that he performed a solo dance to the tune of ‘Rock Around the Clock’ to everyone’s delight. The night’s highlights included a return by ‘Zorba’ (Ray Matias). His astonishing rendition of the famed Greek lured many contributors who stuffed his shirt and pants pockets with donations. These proceeds were added to our scholarship coffers.

The buffet served up by our volunteers Isaiah, Jocelyn, Christian and Brianna included red beans, a choice of arroz con pollo (red rice and chicken) or arroz con gandules (red rice and pigeon peas), a choice of chicken or beef patties, pulled pork and a side dish of fresh salad. Desert consisted of a luscious white cake topped with white frosting and fruit.

Door prizes were awarded to the lucky winners. They included Andrés Padilla, Carly Werhly, Félix Sanabria, Francisca Mata, Cármen Medina, Naomí Sanabria, Nereida Román and Aminda Sampson.

Our birthday celebrants for the month of June were, Tony Cruz, Gilberto Ferri, Gilbert Parades, Naomí Sanabria, Roberta Linares and Cecilia Pulido.

Finally the two winners of tonight’s 50/50 raffle were, Vivian Megaro and Gloria Ramírez. Of course walking back to their seats Charlie Q. playfully attempted to charm Vivian M. into sharing her newly won prize with him. But Vivian would have no part of it claiming he could not double her winnings like the one person she knew that could. With that she forked it over into her smiling husband’s waiting hands. Good for you, Frank.

Again, as usual, all of this was made possible through the hard work of our Board of Directors: President, Rubén Alemán; Vice President, Nancy Rozon; Treasurer, Luis Carillo; Acting Interim Secretary, Charlie Quiles; Public Relations Director, Ramón Guadalupe, and; Director, Carlos Mejía. If I have forgotten anyone, pardon me. We applaud your efforts. Thank you all.

The Spanish American Club 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 to celebrate International Pride is on July 28th at the Polish American Social Club, 343 NW Prima Vista Blvd, PSL, Fl. There will be a buffet and reservations are required. Contact President Rubén Alemán at aleman.999@aol.com or Treasurer, Luis Carrillo at luis5679@gmail.com. For information regarding the club, visit www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Hasta la proxima! (Until next time!)

The Spanish American Club, Inc. celebra el Día del Padre

Por Charlie Quiles

Para nuestros padres, su noche fue celebrada por el Spanish American Club, Inc. en el Disabled American Veterans Club (D.A.V.) en Port St. Lucie, Fl.  Nuestro aprecio por su servicio y dedicación a sus familias estuvo bien merecido. Sus hijos y en algunos casos sus nietos en asistencia atestiguado por ese hecho. Por qué incluso nuestro propio presidente Rubén Alemán fue tan abrumado que realizó un baile en solitario con la melodía de ‘Rock Around the Clock’ para el deleite de todos. Los puntos destacados de la noche incluyeron un regreso por ‘Zorba’ (Ray Matias). Su asombrosa interpretación del famoso griego atrajo a muchos colaboradores que le se metieron en los bolsillos de la camisa y los pantalones con donaciones. Estos ingresos se agregaron a nuestras arcas de becas.

El buffet fue servido por nuestros voluntarios Isaiah, Jocelyn, Christian y Brianna incluyó frijoles rojos, una opción de arroz con pollo o arroz con gandules, una selección de pastelillo de pollo o carne de res, carne vieja y un plato de ensalada fresca. El postre consistía en un exquisito pastel blanco cubierto con glaseado blanco y fruta.

Los premios de la puerta se otorgaron a los afortunados ganadores. Ellos eran Andrés Padilla, Carly Werhly, Félix Sanabria, Francisca Mata, Cármen Medina, Naomí Sanabria, Nereida Román y Aminda Sampson.  Nuestros celebrantes de cumpleaños para el mes de junio fueron Tony Cruz, Gilberto Ferri,Gilbert Parades, Naomí Sanabria, Roberta Linares y Cecilia Pulido.

Finalmente los dos ganadores de la rifa 50/50 de esta noche fueron, Vivian Megaro y Gloria Ramírez. Por supuesto, caminando de regreso a sus asientos, Charlie Q. juguetonamente intentó encantar a Vivian M. para que compartiera su premio recientemente ganado con él. Pero Vivian no queira parte de ello, alegando que no podía duplicar sus ganancias como la única persona que sabía que podría. Con eso ella lo bifurcó en las manos que esperaban de su sonriente esposo. Bien por ti, Frank.

Una vez más, como de costumbre, todo esto fue posible gracias al arduo trabajo de nuestra Junta Directiva: el presidente, Rubén Alemán; Vicepresidente, Nancy Rozon; Tesorero, Luis Carillo; Secretario Interino en funciones, Charlie Quiles; Director de Relaciones Públicas, Ramón Guadalupe, y Director, Carlos Mejía. Si he olvidado a alguien, perdóname. Aplaudimos sus esfuerzos. Gracias a todos.

El Spanish American Club, 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 toda 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.

The next event to celebrate International Pride is on July 28th at the Polish American Social Club, 343 NW Prima Vista Blvd, PSL, Fl. There will be a buffet and reservations are required. Contact President Rubén Alemán at aleman.999@aol.com or Treasurer, Luis Carrillo at luis5679@gmail.com. For information regarding the club, visit www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

El próximo event del club está planeados para celebrar “Urgullo Internacional” el sábado 28 de julio en el Polish American Social Club, 343 NW Prima Vista Blvd, PSL, Fl. La Cena/Baile será con bufét. Reservacion es requerida.  Para más información por favor contactar al presidente de club Rubén Alemán al: aleman.999@aol.com o al Tesorero, Luis Carrillo al luis5679@gmail.com. Para buscar más información con respecto al club visite: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Hasta la próxima!

 

 

 

 

 

Photo # 1 (Top) Zorba dance: Francis inserting a tip on Rey Matias

Photo # 2 The Wave Group” (Back Row) From left Elizabeth Mejía, Carlos Mejía, Javier Andrade, Ed Parra, Rosanna Parra, Elena Andrade and Alicia Gómez
(Front Row) Noemí Sanabria, Felix Sanabria, Al Manzanares and Linda Manzanares

Photo # 3 Birthday Celebration: From left Tony Cruz, Gilberto Ferri, Gilbert Parades, Roberta Lanares, Noemí Sanabria and Cecilia Pulido

Photo # 4 Door prize winners: From left Andres Padilla, Carly Werhly, Félix Sanabria, Francis Mata, Cármen Medina, Noemí Sanabria, Nereida Román and Aminda Sampson

Photo # 5 50/50 winners. From left Charlie Quiles, Ruben Alemán, Vivian Megaro, Ray Guadalupe, Gloria Ramírez, Luis Carrillo and Carlos Mejía

Photo # 6 Catering helpers: From left Isaiah, Jocelyn, Christian and Bryanna

Photo # 7 Selling raffle tickets. From left Luis Carrillo, Cecilia Pulido, Carlos Mejía and Javier Andrade

Scholarship 2018 Calderon

June 16, 2018 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 four club’s 2018 scholarship awards. The recipient is Cecilia Yvette Calderon of Port St. Lucie.

Cecilia Evette Calderon was born in El Salvador. Her parents also were born in El Salvador and now are living in Port Saint Lucie. Cecilia attended St. Lucie High School. She will study cosmetology.

This year scholarship committee Chair by Nancy Rozon and Co-chair by Elizabeth Mejía along with the board of directors Ruben Aleman; president, Nancy Rozon; vice president, Luis Carrillo; treasurer, Giselle Borrás; secretary, Ray Guadalupe; public relations, Carlos Mejía; director and Charlie Quiles; substitute 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 Hispanic students. Over the past 26 years, the club has awarded more than $31,000 in scholarships to 46 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 members bowl 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.

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

Scholarship 2018 Weist

June 12, 2018 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 four club’s 2018 scholarship awards. The recipient is Alexis Weist of Port St. Lucie.

Alexis Weist mother’s side of the family is American, while her fathers side of the family is from Ecuador. She lives in Port Saint Lucie and attended St.Lucie West Centennial High School. She is currently accepted and going to attend Indian River State College in the fall of 2018 and plan to major in the medical Field.

This year scholarship committee Chair by Nancy Rozon and Co-chair by Elizabeth Mejía along with the board of directors Ruben Aleman; president, Nancy Rozon; vice president, Luis Carrillo; treasurer, Giselle Borrás; secretary, Ray Guadalupe; public relations, Carlos Mejía; director and Charlie Quiles; substitute 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 Hispanic students. Over the past 26 years, the club has awarded more than $31,000 in scholarships to 46 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 members bowl 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.

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

Scholarship Award 2018

May 28, 2018 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) awards scholarships

By Herman Santa

Alexis Weist

Four extraordinary graduating seniors from St. Lucie County public High Schools were recently recognized as this year’s Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI). This year’s winners were Alexis Weist, Cecilia E. Calderon, India M. Crosske and Johana Hernandez

This year scholarship committee Chair Nancy Rozon and Co-chairs Elizabeth Mejía did a magnificent job selecting the students and running the program smoothly. This year The Spanish American Club, Inc. board of directors are: Ruben Aleman; president, Nancy Rozon; vice president, Luis Carrillo; treasurer, Ray Guadalupe; public relations, Carlos Mejía; director and Charlie Quiles; Substitute director.

 

Cecilia E. Calderon

Over the past 26 years, the club has awarded more than $31,000 in scholarships to 48 Hispanic seniors of Martin and St. Lucie counties.  The scholarship is based on need and a proven record of academic excellence.

SACI was the first Hispanic social, civic and sport club to award scholarships to Hispanic seniors from Martin and St. Lucie Counties public High Schools. Today, the nonprofit club continues to embrace diversity and give all members of the community an equal chance to pursue their dreams.

India M. Crosske

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.

To learn more about the club’s events such as Scholarship, Dancing, Golf, Bowling or Dominoes groups please contact the president of the club Ruben Aleman at: aleman.999@aol.com. For more information regarding the club’s events, articles and photos please visit our website at: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

 

Johana Hernandez

Calendar of future events of the club

* Saturday, July 28 “International Pride”

* Saturday, August 25 “Disco Extravaganza”

* Friday, September 28 “Hispanic Heritage”

* Saturday, October 27 “Halloween Event”

* Saturday, November 24 “Sports Event”

* Friday, December 28 “New Year’s Eve Event”

Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) otorga 4 becas a estudiantes

Por Herman Santa

El Comité de Becas y la Junta de Directores del Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) seleccionó a cuatro estudiantes del área. Las becas honran a los estudiantes hispanos que se distinguen por sus talentos académicos en el último año en las Escuelas Superiores de los Condados de Martin y St. Lucie.  Desde su fundación en 1992, el club ha otorgado becas a 48 estudiantes. Los ganadores este año son: Alexis Weist, Cecilia E. Calderon, India M. Crosske y Johana Hernandez.

La mamá de Alexis es de nacionalidad estadounidense y su papá es nativo de Ecuador y viven en la ciudad de Port Saint Lucie. Alexis se graduó de St.Lucie West Centennial High School y se registró en Indian River State College para ustudiar medicina.

Cecilia Evette Calderon nació en El Salvador. Los padres son también del El Salvador y ahora viven en la ciudad de Port Saint Lucie. Cecilia se graduó de St. Lucie High School. y piensar estudiar cosmetología.

India May Crosske nació en New York pero se crió en Port Saint Lucie. Sus padres también son de New York. Ella se graduó de Saint Lucie West Centennial High school y estudiará enfermería en Indian River State College. La meta de ella es ser Nurse Practitioner y algún dia tener su propio consultorio.

Johana nació en La Habana, Cuba. Su mamá también es de Cuba y ahora viven en Port Saint Lucie. Ella se graduó de Port St. Lucie High School y piensa estudiar Administración de Negocios en Indian River State College.

Este año la Junta Directiva del club la integran Rubén Alemán; Presidente, Nancy Rozón Vice presidente, Luis Carrillo; Tesorero, Ray Guadalupe; Relaciones Públicas, Carlos Mejía; Vocal y Charlie Quiles; Director Substituto. El comité de becas está compuesto por Nancy Rozon; Directora y Elizabeth Mejía.

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.

Próxima actividad del club será el sábado 28 de julio para celebrar el “Día de Urgullo Internacional”. Reservación es requerida.

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 Hernandez/Cuba/Port St. Lucie

Scholarship Committee

May 28, 2018 Leave a comment

Scholarship Committee 2018

The Spanish American Club, Inc. scholarship

By Herman Santa

From left Nancy Rozon, Johanna Hernández, Cecilia Calderon and Elizabeth Mejía

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 new board of directors are: Ruben Alemán, President, Nancy Rozón Vice president, Al Feliciano; Secretary, Luis Carrillo; Tresurer, Ray Guadalupe; Public Relations, Isa Bryson; Director and Carlos Mejía; Substitute.

The scholarship committee are: Nancy Rozon, Directora, Carlos Bonet and Fe Vall de Ruten.  The SACI scholarship was established in 1994 for low-income Hispanic students.  More than $25,000 has been awarded to local students.   Thirty-nine high school seniors from Martin and St. Lucie counties have benefited from the scholarships.

The scholarships are awarded based on career interest academic achievement, financial need and other criteria.  Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA).  Letters of recommendation are accepted. Two students will be selected ($1,000 each) after one-on-one interview by the Spanish American Club, Inc. Scholarship Committee.

From left Carlos Mejia, Ray Guadalupe, Nancy Rozon, Rubén Alemán, Johanna Hernández, Cecilia Calderon and Elizabeth Mejía

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 and (4) the student must read, write and speak Spanish.

Applications are available from Martin and St. Lucie counties Guidance Counselors after January 1st 2019.  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

Mother’s

May 27, 2018 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club members celebrate Mother’s Day

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, May 26, the traditional Mother’s Day Dinner Dance of the Spanish American Club, Inc. was celebrated at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie.

DJ José Ramírez provided the entertainment, Master of ceremonies were Rubén Alemán and Ray Guadalupe. The event started with Mr. Alemán, who welcomed everyone and gave us an update of the status of the club. Following the president’s speech the members and their guests enjoyed a delicious Latin buffet. The meal consisted of salad, bread, medley veggies, pulled pork, stew chicken, yucca, white rice, red beans, black beans, rice with pigeon peas, Pastelillos, dessert and coffee.

After the dinner, the D.J. played a Mother’s Day song and a Happy Birthday song for members and their guests who were celebrating their birthdays during the month of April and May, among them were: Carlos Mejía, Colberto Bodden, Carlos Bonet, Millie Asencio, Ruben Alemán, José Santiago, Blanca Stella Paez, Lucy Santa, Herman Santa, Al Manzanares, Irving Carvajal and Eliécer Torres.

After the birthday celebrations our Public Relation Director Ray Guadalupe reminded us of the meaning of the Memorial Day. We honored them by reciting the pledge of allegiance. Then he proceed with the raffles.

* 50/50 raffle winners: Hector Gil and Dick Diamond.

* Door prizes winners: Miriam Marrero, Félix Sanabria and Rosie Basabe.

*Crockpot raffle winner was Félix Asencio. All proceeds from the raffles will go to our scholarship and general funds of the club. Following the raffles, our scholarship director Nancy Rozon presented Johanna Hernández and Cecilia Calderon, two of four scholarship recipients this year.

The D.J. again kept every one on their feet all night with his repertoire of Latin music. Like always it was an evening filled with laughs, good Latin food, dancing, raffles and good camaraderie.

A big thank to our president Rubén Alemán and his directors, Vice President Nancy Rozon; Treasurer Luis Carillo; Secretary Giselle Borrás; Public Relations Ray Guadalupe, Director Carlos Mejía and Substitute Charlie Quiles .  A special thanks to the buffet helpers for their assistance in serving the food. Finally, a Big Thanks to all the members and their guests who attended and bought raffle tickets.

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 of the Treasure Coast through cultural, social, civic and sport activities to; promote knowledge of the Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art, and folklore.

The board is planning the next dinner/dance to celebrate “Father’s Day” on Saturday, June 30, which will also be held at the Disabled American Veterans Hall. There will be a buffet and reservations are required, please contact President Rubén Alemán at: aleman.999@aol.com. For information regarding the club please visit our website at: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org.

Mark your Calendar for the future events of the club.

* Saturday, July 28 “International Pride”

* Saturday, August 25 “Disco Extravaganza”

* Friday, September 28 “Hispanic Heritage”

* Saturday, October 27 “Halloween Event”

* Saturday, November 24 “Sports Event”

* Friday, December 28 “New Year’s Eve Event”

 

 

 

 

 

Photo # 1 Mothers celebrating Mother’s Day Party

Photo # 2 Crockpot raffle winner Félix Asencio

Photo # 3 Catering helpers

Photo # 4 Door prizes winners: From left Miriam Marrero, Félix Sanabria and Rosie Basabe

Photo # 5 Scholarship winners From left Carlos Mejia, Ray Guadalupe, Rubén Aleman, Nancy Rozon, Johanna Hernández (2018 scholarship winner), Cecilia Calderon (2018 scholarship winner) and Elizabeth Mejía

Photo # 6 From left Ruben Aleman, Hector Gil (50/50 winners) Ray Guadalupe, and Dick Diamond (50/50 winners), Nancy Rozon and Carlos Mejia

Photo # 7 Selling raffle tickets From left Uta McFadden, Cecilia Calderon, Nancy Rozon, Rosie Basabe and Cecilia Calderon

Photo # 8 Celebrating their birthdays From left Carlos Mejía, Colberto Bodden, Carlos Bonet, Millie Asencio, Ruben Alemán, José Santiago, Blanca Stella Paez, Lucy Santa, Herman Santa, Al Manzanares, Irving Carvajal and Eliécer Torres

Photo # 9 Members and their guests doing a Line dance