Archive for July, 2011

Scholarship 2011 (Muñoz)

July 31, 2011 Leave a comment

SACI gives scholarship award to a local Hispanic student

By Herman Santa

Tatiana Muñoz

For the 18th consecutive year, the Spanish American Club, Inc. has awarded Scholarships to 23 students.

Since beginning the program in 1993, the club has given over $13,000 to help area students.  Scholarships are given on the basis of application through their high school and a series of interviews with a scholarship committee chaired by Herman Santa and co-chaired by Nancy Rozon and Isa Bryson.

The recipient is Tatiana Munoz who was born in Medellín, Colombia and lives in Port St. Lucie. She will be studying Business Administration at Indian River State College.  She has been awarded $500 scholarship.

Tatiana was selected as a winners for the year 2011 from more that 16 students who applied for the scholarship of the club.  The awards are presented each year by the club and are based on grades, academic accomplishments and economic needs.

She was asked to write an essay in Spanish and submit letters of recommendation.  She was interviewed by the committee and was asked several questions concerning her goals and objectives and why she
deserved the scholarship.

Farewell 2007 (Ospina)

July 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Despedida a la familia Ospina

Por Herman Santa

El sábado 7 de abril los socios del “Spanish American Club, Inc.” (SACI) le hicieron una despedida al Dr. Enrique Ospina y a su esposa Rae Anne en el restaurnante Copa Cabana en ”Hutchinson Island” (Jensen Beach).  Los Ospinas se mudan para Minnesota.  Les deseamos buena suerte en su nuevo  hogar.

L to R: Herman Santa, Mercedes Marquéz, Martha González, Connie Giraldo, Ron Bryson, Ela Hevia, Ligia Pinto, Isa Bryson, Dr. Enrique Ospina, Lucy Santa, Blanca Mireya Kaiser and Rachel Medina

Farewell 2011 (Preciado)

July 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Despedida a la familia Preciado

Por Herman Santa

El viernes 18 de marzo y el sábado 1 de abril los socios del “Spanish American Club, Inc.” (SACI) le hicieron una despedida a William y Amparo Preciado en las residencias de los Santas y Gallant-Schroedl en las ciudades de Jensen Beach y Port St. Lucie.  Los Preciado se mudarán para Medellín, Colombia.  Les deseamos buena suerte en su Nuevo  hogar.

L to R: Krista Cifuentes, Connie Giraldo, Cecilia Pulido, Amparo Preciado, Lucy Santa, Lila Cifuentes, Blanca Mireya Kaiser, William Preciado, Reinaldo Matias, Dana Kaiser, Luz Beatriz Londoño, Auristela Medina, Nancy Rozon and René Cifuentes

Some members and guests of Frank Schroedl and Ida Gallant celebrating at the farewell party for William and Amparo Preciado at her house.

Picnic 2011

July 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Picnic in Paradise

By Herman Santa

Close to 45 persons partied under a hot and sunny but breezy afternoon at the Annual Family Picnic of the Spanish American Club, Inc.  The event was held at Jensen Beach Park on Hutchinson Island on Saturday, July 9, 2011.  Perfect weather for a picnic kept guests enjoying latin food, drinks, music and games.  After the “Asado”, the members and their guests celebrated their birthdays.  The scholarship committee raffled the 50/50.  The winner of the 50/50 was Celia Santiago.

Among the guests were: Tatiana Muñoz (Winner of this year scholarship).  Blanca González (Gladys Piñeiro sister).  Mirta, Cookie, Joe, Santiny, Hector, Victor, Abigail and David (Friends of Agenol and Nereida Pellot).  Also, Noami and Patrick Koch , Jennifer Bonbor and their children Jada and Caleb (Virginia Feliciano sister and brother-in-law).

And last but not the least, John and Blanche Duval, Jaimie Rivera Duval and Danny Duval (Jimmy Rivera, daughter and her husband with his in-laws) and Thomas Heindein and his girl friend (Danny Duval friends).  Luie Goméz and Rosie Pagán (Millie Gordon son and his wife).  Thank you to the board of directors and the picnic committee who helped to make the event a success.  Next up on the event calendar for SACI is the Annual Luau of the club on Saturday, August 20.

L to R: Nancy Rozon, Celia Santiago (Winner of the 50/50), Nora Candelario and unidentified guest at the Annual Family Picnic

L to R: Cecilia Pulido, Lucy Santa, Al Manzanares, Tatiana Muñoz and Linda Manzanares at the Annual Family Picnic

L to R: Mary Figliola, Nancy Rozon, Karen Diamond and Jimmy Rivera at the Annual Family Picnic

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