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Anniversary 2016

SACI 24th Anniversary a huge success

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. “SACI” 24th Anniversary Dinner Dance on Saturday, June 25, was a festive celebration enjoyed by the members and their guests.  The event was hosted at the at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie. Each guest enjoyed drinks, a delicious buffet catered by the members.

Before the dinner, master of ceremonies and president of the club, Carlos Bonet, welcomed everyone to the party and gave an update of the status of the club and thanked every one of them for their continued support.  We began the evening with cocktails and then enjoyed a delicious buffet. The meal consisted of stewed chicken, pulled pork, rice with chick peas, yucca with mojito (a garlic dressing), dessert and coffee.

After the dinner, the board conducted the raffles and celebrated the member’s birthdays of the month of June while entertainer D.J. José Ramírez played a Happy Birthday song for them, among them present were: Vicky Rodriguez, Gilbert Paredes, Gilberto Ferri, Roberta Linares and Evelyn Depagnier

Door prize winners were: Isabel Fernandez, Irving Carvajal, Daisy Aleman, Magda Lopez, Doris Aguero, Augusto Rodriguez, Joaquin Sosa, Victor Perez and Linda Manzanares. 50/50 winners were: Hernando Mejia and Billy Betancourt.  The scholarship raffle winner was Felix Asencio.

It was an evening filled with laughs, drinks, food, dancing and raffles. A Big Thank You to our board members Carlos Bonet; President, Nancy Rozon; Vice President, AL Feliciano; Secretary, Ruben Aleman; Treasurer, Ray Guadalupe; Public Relations, Luis Carrillo; Director (Vocal) and Melissa Sanchez; Substitute.

A special thank you to members Yvonne Bonet, Vivian Megaro, Celia Santiago and Daisy Aleman for their assistance in cooking the buffet.  A big thanks to our members Angel and Nereida Pellot and Dick and Karen Diamond who helped with the decorations, set ups and assisted throughout the night.

The mission of the club is to promote friendship and solidarity among its members, neighbors and other institutions of the Treasure Coast through cultural, social and civic activities to promote knowledge of the Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art and folklore.

The board is planning the next events for the month of August “Beach Bum Party” on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Reservations are required. For more information, please contact the president of the club, Carlos Bonet at c.bonet@aol.com.

Photo # 1 From left: Nancy Rozon, Noe Torres, Felix Asencio, Daisy Aleman and Ruben Aleman

Photo # 2 Some members and their guests dancing with D.J. José Ramirez rhythm

Photo # 3 Buffet helpers

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