Archive for August, 2011

Farewell 2009 (Prado)

August 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Despedida a la familia Prado

Por Herman Santa

El viernes 28 de agostos y el sábado 29 de agosto amistades de Jorge y Teresa Prado le hicieron un “Farewell Party’ en las residencias de la familia Santa en las ciudades de Jensen Beach.  Los Prados, Preciados y los Santas terminaron celebrando en la fiesta del 17 avo. anniversario del club en la ciudad de Ft. Pierce.  Los Prados se mudarán para Bogotá, Colombia.  Les deseamos buena suerte en su Nuevo  hogar.

L to R: Jorge Prado, Unidentified Guest, Lucy Santa, Teresita Prado, William Preciado and Amparo Preciado

L to R: William Preciado, Herman Santa, Amparo Preciado, Gustavo Santa, Jorge Prado, Teresa Prado and Lucy Santa

Luau 2011

August 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club, Inc. Luau, an Evening of Excellence

By Herman Santa

Aloha! Tropical music, leis and a luau was what members and their guests of the Spanish American Club, Inc.  encountered at the Annual Luau Party on Saturday, August 20th, 2011, at a private clubhouse in Ft.  Pierce.  Approximately 60 members and their guests took part in the event.   The clubhouse was transformed into a tropical paradise.  They feasted on a latin buffet prepared by the members, socialized and packed the dance floor to get down to the sweet sound of “Mendoza Sound”.

Among the guests were: Juan Carlos and Odette Gayoso and Vivi Bercey.  After the dinner, master of ceremony Karen Diamond called up the names of the members and guests that were present to celebrate their birthdays.  Among them were: Angenol Pellot, Ron Bryson, Lionel Román, Linda Manzanares and three unidentified guests.  They were asked to stand near the birthday cake while the D.J. played a “Happy Birthday” song for them.  Followed the birthday celebration, the board held the raffles for the grand prize, 50/50 and door prizes.  The grand prize winner ($500) was Mary Figliola.  Mario Franceschi and Eddie Heltzer ($45 each) were the lucky winners of the 50/50.

Door prize winners were: Virginia Feliciano, Nereida Pellot, Reinaldo Matias and 4 other unidentified  guests.  The hat dance contest winner was Nereida Pellot.  Special thanks go to the decoration and set ups committees, and the board of directors who donated the door prizes and helped to make the event a success. And finally thanks to the generosity of the attendees who bought raffle tickets for the event.  The next event has been scheduled for Saturday, September 10th to celebrate the Anniversary of the club at a private clubhouse in Ft. Pierce.  Other Upcoming Events: Halloween Dinner Dance, Saturday, October 15th.  Tea Party Fundraiser, Saturday, October 29th.  Fashion Show Fundraiser, Saturday, November 12th.  Christmas Dinner Dance, Saturday, December 24th.

Photo # 2 L to R: Lucy Santa, Herman Santa, Gladys Velez, Juan C. Gayoso, Ron Bryson, Isa Bryson and Odette Gayoso

Photo # 3 L to R: Door Prize winners: Unidentified guest, Nereida Pellot, Unidentified guest, Reinaldo Matias, Unidentified guest, Virginia Feliciano and unidentified guest.

Photo # 1 L to R: Unidentified guest, Gladys Velez and Virginia Feliciano dancing the “Chacha SLide” line dance.


Categories: English, Español, Luau 2011

Scholarship 2011 (Rodriguez)

August 15, 2011 Leave a comment

3rd student awarded scholarship

By Herman Santa

Adriana Rodriguez, scholarship winner 2011

The Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) awarded a third scholarship this year to a local Hispanic student.  The third student is Adriana Rodriguez who was born in Santiago   de Cuba and now lives in Port St. Lucie.  Adriana was graduated from Port St. Lucie High School.  She will study Physiology at Indian River State College.

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

This year scholarship committee is chaired by Herman Santa and co-chairs are Isa Bryson and Nancy Rozon.  They selected the students (Adriana Rodriguez, Nancy Velazquez and Tatiana Muñoz) for their achievements, trustworthiness, character, responsibility, fairness, caring and academics.

The students were asked to write an essay in Spanish and submit letters of recommendation.  They were interviewed by the committee and were asked several questions concerning their goals and objectives and why they deserved the scholarships.  The students have been awarded $500 scholarships each.

The (SACI) is a non profit organization.  The club was founded in 1992 by 9 Hispanics families from Martin and St. Lucie Counties to promote the Hispanic heritage and to unite the Hispanics on the Treasure Coast.  The SACI scholarship was established in 1992 for low income Hispanic students.  Over 25 High School seniors from Martin and St. Lucie had benefited from the scholarships.  Over $13,000 has been awarded to them.

Thanksgiving 2002

August 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Gran fiesta de Acción de Gracias

Por Herman Santa

Los socios del Spanish American Club, Inc. se reunieron con sus invitados en la residencia de la familia Santa en la ciudad de Jensen Beach para celebrar la fiesta de Acción de Gracias.  La fiesta se inició con un coctél, picadas y música.  Después de la cena se celebraron los cumpleaños de los socios.

Entre ellos estaban presentes Ana Swift, Gladys Piñeiro, Sandra Reyes y Lily Betancourt.  Después se prendió el baile y se bailó hasta tarde en la noche.  La próxima reunión será el 26 de octubre para celebrar la fiesta de máscaras en el Disabled American Club en Port St. Lucie con el D.J. Sam”.

L to R: Ana Swift, Gladys Piñeiro, Sandra Reyes, Lily Betancourt, Victor Swift and Iliana Zequeira celebrating their birthdays

Some members and their guests celebarting Thanksgiving at the Santa’s house