Archive for May, 2013

Mother’s 2013

May 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club celebrates Mother’s Day

By Herman Santa

The Annual Mother’s Day Party hosted by The Spanish American Club, Inc. was celebrated on Saturday, May 18 at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie.  The evening began with a delicious buffet catered by Mandi’s Café and Catering. After the dinner, D.J. José Ramírez 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 May, among them were: Norma Miller, Ida Gallant, Ruben Aleman, Isa Bryson and Sylvia Suárez.

After the celebration of the birthdays, the president of the club Carlos Bonet thanked Ivan Guanill who coordinated the Dominoes Tournament and presented the winners. Among them were: Johnny Borrás, Ruben Alemán, Billy Betancourt and Evie Cardona.   Later in the evening the board conducted the 50/50 raffle.  The winners were: Vivian Magaro, Annie Borras, Cecilia Pulido, Ernie Monroe, Ruben Alemán, Alicia Abbate and Marlene Marrero.

Another great party well planned by the board.  Everyone had a good time.  The Dee Jay José Ramirez did a nice job playing good Latin rhythms during the night.  Special thanks to those members who donated the gifts for the door prizes.

Next month the board is planning anther party to celebrate Father’s Day on Saturday, June 22 at the same location.

Photo #1 Door prize winners: L to R. Vivian Megaro, Annie Borrás, Cecilia Pulido, Ernie Monroe, Ruben Alemán, Alicia Abbate and Miriam Marrero.

Photo #2 Birthday celebration: L to R. Norma Miller, Ida Gallant, Ruben Alemán, Isa Bryson and Sylvia Suárez.

Photo # 3 Mother’s Day Celebration: Some members and their friends dancing to the beat of D.J. José Ramirez.


Dominoes Tournament 2013

May 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club hosts dominoes tournament

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. dominoes tournament was hosted Wednesday, May 8, at the Sandhill Crane Park in Port St. Lucie.  Club member Ivan Guanill coordinated the event and Joe Castro was the judge. The event produced enthusiastic participation by local dominoes players.  The dominoes tournament features a double partner’s ration of 12 persons in round mix doubles play.

The entry fee was $5 per player and players were selected by lottery.  Finalists received a trophy for 1st and 2nd place.   All players played with rotation partners of one game for the classification of 200 points.  The championship game was played with 500 points.  The top four finalists that played the final round of 500 points were: Virgilio “Evie” Cardona, William “Billy” Betancourt, Ruben Aleman and Johnny Borras.  Ruben and Johnny emerged as the tournament winners.

Other players that participated were: Joe Castro, Herman Santa, Angel Pellot, Roberto Belardo, Carmen Belardo, José “JJ”, Carlos Bonet, Jorge “Johnny” Rivera and Tony Colón.  It was a small but passionate group.  It was a great day of dominoes with nice people.  The best thing, of course, is that profits from the tournament were donated to the scholarship fund of the club.  A win-win for all!

Photo # 1: L to R: John Borras, Ruben Aleman, Ivan Guanill, Billy Betancourt and Virgilio “Evie” Cardona

Photo #2 L to R: Billy Betancourt, Ruben Aleman, Sophie Ison, Carlos Bonet, Evie Cardona, Johnny Borras and Ivan Guanill

Photo # 3: L to R: Joe Castro, Herman Santa, Angel Pellot, Billy Betancourt, Evie Cardona, Roberto Belardo, Carmen Belardo, Johnny Borras, José “JJ”, Ruben Aleman, Carlos Bonet and Ivan Guanill.