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Scholarship Dance 2015

July 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club Scholarship fund raiser to remember

By Herman Santa

The Scholarship Committee of The Spanish American Club, Inc. hosted a Scholarship Night Dinner Dance on Saturday, July 11 at the Elks Lodge in Port St. Lucie.

The fund raiser was a great success thanks to many members, their guests, donors and local merchants for the benefit of local Hispanic students.  More than $2,000 was raised through ticket sales and silent auction donations.

This writer, scholarship director and master of ceremonies welcomed everyone to the event and gave a short history of the scholarship program since 1992, thanked every one for their continued support.  Shortly after, we enjoyed a delicious buffet prepared by the chef of the Elks Lodge.  The meal consisted of salad, chicken, fish, bake potato, vegetable medley, dessert and coffee.

The scholarship committee raffled the grand prize (a grill valued at $400), had a 50/50 raffle, dance lessons raffles and the sale of other various certificates.  The grand prize winner, Ray Guadalupe; 50/50 raffle winner, Dan Carroll; and dance lessons were: Lucero Zepeda, Stella Paez, Laura Moylan and Charlie Quiles.

Buyers of certificates: Carlos Bonet (1 round of golf from The Saints, 1 bowling from Saint Lucie Lanes and 1 Oil change from Tilden Amalie LLC Auto Repair).  Ray Guadalupe (1 hour golf lesson from PGA Golf instructor Mel Bryant).  Randy Lenna (1 gift card from Chilli’s Restaurant and Laura Moylan (2 gift certificates from St. Lucie lanes.

The Highlight of the night was ball room dance instructor Slavojka Marcovic who gave us a Bachata group dance lesson and the rest of the night every one danced to the tunes of the talented D.J. José Ramírez.  It was an evening of fun, great food, dancing and happy winners.

A big Thank You to the co-chairs of the scholarship committee Nancy Rozon, Fe Vall de Ruten and Melissa Bonet.  Special thanks to the President of our club Carlos Bonet for his help with the raffle ticket sales and his assistance organizing this event.  And last but not least, to our Treasurer Ron Bryson who worked very hard helping with the dance and grill ticket sales.

Finally a big thanks to this year’s sponsors, Dr. Joe Wasdovich, Alicia & Joe Abbate, Tony Colón, John & Annie Borras, Humberto Torres and Ruth López from Rústico Restaurant, D.J. José Ramírez, Ivonne Fraga, Publisher of La Voz News, David O’Kelly Manager of The Saints Golf Shop, Jairo and Catalina Chitiva from La Paisita Colombian Restaurant, Mel Bryant, PGA Director of The First Tee and Golf Instructor, Slavojka Markovic from Jensen Beach Ballroom, Gustavo Santa from Burmese Martial Arts Academy, Fernando and Elizabeth Mejía from Tilden Amalie Auto Repair, Bill Ronayne Manager of the St. Lucie Lanes, Joe Castro from the Treasure Coast Hispanic American Club and Arlene Dailey from the Elks Lodge # 26548.

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Photo #1 Some members and guests dancing Bachata with instructor Slavoika

Photo #2 Winner of the grand prize Ray Guadalupe (Left) with Herman Santa

Photo # 3 Lucero Zepeda, Stella Paez, Laura Moylan, Dan Carroll, Charlie Quiles and Herman Santa