Picnic 2022

May 2, 2022 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. Annual Picnic

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. members celebrated their annual picnic at Jensen Beach Park on Hutchinson Island on Saturday, April 30. While some enjoyed the beach, others played volleyball, dominoes, danced, and celebrated their birthdays.

After the cookout, the members and their guests celebrated birthdays of Carlos Mejía, José Garcia, Lucy Santa, Herman Santa, Aida Veléz, Carlos Bonet and Yolanda Pereira. The winners of the 50/50 raffle were, José Ortiz, Anthony Basilone and Mirta Ocasio.

As usual, all of this was made possible through the hard work of our Board of Directors: President, Carlos Bonet; Vice President, Al Feliciano, Treasurer, Josie Guadalupe, Secretary, Evelyn Carrillo; Public Relations, Vivian Megaro; Director, Nancy Rozon and Substitute Mary Figliora, the picnic committee, and other volunteers.

The nonprofit organization from Martin and St. Lucie counties 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 nonprofit 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 has been scheduled for Saturday, May 28th to celebrate our Annual Mother’s Day Dinner Dance.  For information about the club, please contact the new president of the club, Carlos Bonet at: c.bonet@aol.com. To learn more information about the club and to read and to see more photographs of the events since 1992, visit: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

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Golf “Eagles” 2022

April 11, 2022 Leave a comment

Golf “Eagles” 2022

Rob Boals’ Eagle on Hole # 9 on 5/13/22

Rob Boals shot 70 with 38 points (First time) on May 13, 2022.  Rob made an eagle on hole No. 9.  He used the driver, 3 wood and the putter.  Congrats Rob.  He was part of the SACI golf group with John Boals, Gary Bartz

Rob Boals on 5/6/22

Rob Boals made an Eagle on Friday, May 6, 2022, at The Saints Golf Club in Port St. Lucie.  Rob aced the 334 yard-par 4, No. 1st. hole from the silver tee, using the driver then a sand wedge.  He was part of the SACI group with John Boals, Gary Bartz and Rick Schaub.

J C Dargis on Friday, April 15, 2022

J. C Dargis made an Eagle on Friday, April 15, 2022, at The Saints Golf Club in Port St. Lucie.  J.C aced the 490 yard-par 5, No. 2nd. hole from the silver tee, using the driver then a hybrid #3.  He was part of the SACI group with Max Verastegui, Richard Van Gilder and Herman Santa.

Richard Van Gilder

Richard Van Gilder made an Eagle on Friday, April 1, 2022, at The Saints Golf Club in Port St. Lucie.  Richard aced the 310 yard-par 4, No. 17th hole from the silver tee, using the driver then a pitching Wedge.  He was part of the SACI group with Dominic Terry and Ed Grooms.

Doug Weidner on 3/4/22

Doug Weidner, Scott Engle and Wink Peregrin got into the eagle act on March 4, 2022.  Using the driver from 490 yard then a pitching wedge and a putter Doug and Scott eagle the 2nd hole Saints course. The same day Wink eagle the 15th hole 446 yard using the driver, a hybrid  and the putter.

Congrats to them.

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Western 22

March 27, 2022 Leave a comment

Western Dance

3/26/22 Door prizes winners:
From left Carmen Belardo, Caudia Vega, Aida Veléz, Tom Burger, Yvonne Bonet, Maite Peterson and María Allen

3/26/22 50/50 winners
From left Diana Hance and Vivian Megaro

Categories: Western 2022

Valentine 2022

March 16, 2022 Leave a comment

Sweetheart Dance

By Evelyn Carrilo

Members and guess of The Spanish American Club, Inc. hosted their annual Sweetheart Dance on February 27, 2022, at the Disable American Veterans (DAV) located at 1150 SW California Blvd. PSL 34953.  The air was full of love…. sweethearts love, friendship love…  We danced and mingled among each other the entire night to DJ Ramirez music.  Beside the laugher and dancing we also gave a moment of silence for our dear friend and member, Maria (Millie) Ascensio.

Door Prize Winners

Congratulations to Maite Peterson, Carmen Nieves, Evelyn Carrillo, Uta McFadden, Olga Aleman. (Pictures will follow)

50/50 Winners

Congratulations to the first prize winner Evelyn Carrillo ($60), second prize winner Ernesta Monroe ($35), third prize winner Javier Andrade ($20).  (Pictures will follow)

January & February 2022 Birthdays

In no order: Al Feliciano, Luis Ocasio, Nereida Pellot, Sonia Echevarria Alfredo Medina, Ivan and Xiomara Guanill, Uta McFadden, Virginia Gonzalez, Galud Segura, Nancy Rozon, Lillian Cruz, Abel Cruz, Sonia Hernandez.  (Pictures will follow)


Our next event will be the Western Extravaganza event.  This will be the opportunity to come to an event with Jeans. Please not shorts.  It will be on March 26, 2022.  Please reserve your seat on or before March18, 2022 by calling Carlos Bonet at 917-204-6141 or email him at c.bonet@aol.com.

REMINDER:  An event will take place depending on the amount of participant. Therefore, as soon as you are certain that you will be attending, please contact Carlos Bonet and send your donations to: SACI PO BOX 9356, PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL 34985

Scholarship Benefit Garage Sale

I’m so happy to report that it was a great success. A special thank you to Nancy Rozon for donating her home, time and providing a great lunch.  A great thanks to those who donated their time to help, such as, Josephine Guadalupe, Evelyn Carrillo, Maite Peterson and Gloria Jaramillo.

SACI February Bowling 50/50

Congratulations to Joe Colon who won the March bowling 50/50 event

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Golf “CtP” 2022

March 5, 2022 Leave a comment

Golf “Closest to the Pin” 2022

Mike Gortian on 4/1/22

From left Rob Boals, John Boals, Gary Bartz and Mike Remy on 3/4/22

From left John Kerch Jr. with Ruben Aleman on 3/4/22

From left Doug Weidner with Bob Beaver on 3/4/22

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Costa Rica Trip 2022

January 24, 2022 Leave a comment

Hotel Occidental Papagayo Resort

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The Spanish American Club, Inc.

Hello everyone

Carlos Bonet and Vivian Megaro, wants to thank everyone who expressed their interest on our trip to Costa Rica.  We have reached the maximum capacity for this trip, and we will not be able to accept any further participant.  Those who has met the requirements will be receiving additional information at a later time.  Thank you, Evelyn Carrillo, Secretary

Carlos Bonet y Vivian Megaro, quieren agradecer a todos los que expresaron su interés en nuestro viaje a Costa Rica.  Hemos alcanzado la capacidad máxima para este viaje, y no podremos aceptar ningún otro participante.  Aquellos que hayan cumplido con los requisitos recibirán información adicional en un momento posterior.  Gracias, Evelyn Carrillo, Secretaria 

No Seats available

All Inclusive Costa Rica trip, guests welcome.  

Travel dates: Saturday June 11, 2022, returning Saturday 18, 2022

Roundtrip airfare:  972.74 per couple.  $486.37 per person

  • Airfare deposit of $100 per person must be paid before January 31, 2022 (now) Make checks payable to: The Spanish American Club, Inc.  

From Orlando International Airport (MCO) to the airport in Liberia, Costa Rica. Includes:  One checked baggage during the trip, One personal item that can go under the seat in front of you. (Small backpack) Hotel: Occidental Papagayo Resort.  Blvd. Playa Hermosa 800 metros al norte 48-5000  Golfo de Papagayo, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica 50503

Rooms: Deluxe Bay View  $ 1,330.00 per couple. (Double occupancy) $ 945.00 (Single occupancy) Premium Luxury Room (3 available, first come first serve basis)  $ 1,638.00 per couple (Double occupancy)  $ 1,113.00 (single occupancy)  Transportation: Costa Rica: The price of the hotel room includes transportation from Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport to the hotel and back.  Port St. Lucie to Orlando roundtrip is available at $55 per person. We hope to keep the price at $55.00 per person. Bus capacity is 54. Example: 40 x $55 = $2,200.00 (cost of bus). If we get more than 40 passengers, the cost per person will be lower. If we get less, it would be higher. The price includes tips for the driver.  Passports: Your passport expiration date must be no earlier than February 2023.

Contact: Vivian Megaro cell 772-475-5383 or megarovivian@yahoo.com, Carlos Bonet cell 917-204-6141 or c.bonet@aol.com P.S. There is an additional $31.00 U.S. dollar (cash) Costa Rica exit fee.

For more information about the our club, please contact our President of the club Carlos Bonet at (917) 204-6141 or email him at c.bonet@aol.comFor more information visit http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Categories: Costa Rica Trip 2022

Golf “50/50 winners” 2022

January 17, 2022 Leave a comment

Golf “50/50 winners” 2022

Herman Santa 50/50 winner on 4/29/22

Mike Finkelstein 50/50 winner on 4/29/22

From left Herman Santa and Mike Remy 50/50 winners on 3/11/22

Dennis Schmidt 2/18/22

Joe Dunne 2/18/22

Bob Pilla 1/14/22

Ed Grooms 1/14/22

Board 2021

January 4, 2022 Leave a comment


Board 2021

From left: Mary Figliola, Josie Guadalupe, Evelyn Carrillo, Carlos Bonet, Al Feliciano, Nancy Rozon and Vivian Megaro

From left: Josie Guadalupe, Evelyn Carrillo, Carlos Bonet, Al Feliciano, Nancy Rozon and Vivian Megaro

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Bowling 50/50 2022

January 4, 2022 Leave a comment

Bowling 50/50 Winners 2022

From left Andres Padilla with Joe Dunne February 7, 2022 50/50 winner 50/50

From left: Andy Padilla, Herman Santa (50/50 winner 1/3/22 ) and Rubén Alemán

Scholarship 2021 (Sorto)

December 24, 2021 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

Kenya Sorto

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive one of the four club’s 2021 scholarship awards. The recipient is Kenya Sorto Ramirez of Port St Lucie.

Kenya was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.   Her parents are José Sorto born in El Salvador and Gabriela Ramirez born in Mexico.   Kenya attended St. Lucie West Centennial High school in Port St Lucie, Florida and will be attending University of Central Florida where he will be pursuing a degree in Finance.

This year scholarship committee Chair by Nancy Rozon and Co-chair by Pamela Peña  Elizabeth Mejía and Herman Santa along with the board of directors Carlos Bonet, President; Al Feliciano, Vice President; Evelyn Carrillo, Secretary; Josephine Guadalupe, Treasurer; Vivian Megaro, Public Relations: Nancy Rozon, 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.