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Christmas 2017

December 30, 2017 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. hosts Annual Christmas Dinner Dance Gala

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, December 29, members and supporters of The Spanish American Club, Inc. gathered to celebrate the club’s last event of the year at the Polish American Social Club in Port St. Lucie.

The 187 attendees enjoyed a delicious seat down dinner.  The meal consisted of Beef Stroganoff, Mahi Fish, Chicken Marsala, Salad, Baked Potato,Vegetable Medley, Bread, Butter and dessert.  They were entertained by La Herencia Latina Orchestra and D.J. José Ramirez.

Master of ceremonies and president of the club, Rubén Alemán, 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.

Followed the president’s update, event coordinator and public relations Director Ray Guadalupe conducted the raffles and the month of December birthday celebration.  Among the birthday members that were present were: Martin Rivera, Mary Figliola, Elizabeth Mejía, Virginia Feliciano and Néstor Pereira.

Door prize winners were: Gesell Borras, Carlos Mejía, Charles Quiles, Alicia Abbate, Maria Meléndez, Vicky Ramos, José Serbia, Rosa Espada, Vanessa Meléndez, Nereida Pellot. 50/50 winners were: Julia Fuentes, Virginia Feliciano and Vanessa Melendez.

The event ended with the awards ceremony.  Our president Rubén Alemán recognized some directors for their service, contribution and dedication to the club with plaques. Among them were: Nancy Rozon, Isa Bryson, Ray Gudalupe and Al Feliciano.  Other committee members that also were recognized for their service and were given gift card certificates were: Carlos Mejia, Angel and Nereida Pellot, Dick and Karen Diamond, Josie Guadalupe, Virginia Feliciano, Evelyn Carrillo and Diana Nieves.

A big “Thank You” to the board who worked very hard to make the last annual event of the year a big success. Many thanks to the members who helped with the decorations and set -ups. Finally, thanks to the members that donated the door prizes.

The non-profit organization’s mission is to preserve the Hispanic heritage on the Treasure Coast. The members meet once a month to socialize, dine and dance. Some members and their guests play golf on Wednesdays at The Saints at 1:00 P.M. and on Mondays they bowl at the St. Lucie Lanes at 6:00 P.M.

Mark your calendar

» This year the club’s next event will be a General Assembly at 1:30 P.M. for the members only on Sunday, Jan. 14 at the Polish American Social Club in Port St. Lucie.

» For more information, contact club president Ruben Aleman at: For more information about the club, visit

Photo # 1 (Top) La Herencia Latina Orchestra From left: Luis Rosa, Piano (Band Leader), Jessie Sanchez (Timbales), Julio Santoiemma (Saxophonist and Arranger), Albert Garcia (Lead Singer), Ronnie Andrini (Congas), Max Duhalde (Trumpet and sound engineer) and Willie Suarez (Bass)

Photo # 2 From left Martín Rivera, Mary Figliola, Elizabeth Mejía, Virginia Feliciano and Néstor Pereira.

Photo # 3 From left Gesell Borras, Carlos Mejía, Charles Quiles, Maria Meléndez, Alicia Abbate, Vicky Ramos, José Serbia, Rosa Espada, Vanessa Meléndez, Nereida Pellot and Rubém Alemán

Photo #4 From left Al Feliciano, Nancy Rozon, Luis Carrillo, Julia Fuentes, Virginia Feliciano, Ray Guadalupe, Vanessa Meléndez and Rubén Alemán

Cruise 2017

December 19, 2017 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club members gone cruising

By Herman Santa

Spanish American Club members gone cruising

By Herman Santa

The 11 day cruise to the Panama Canal on the Norwegian Jade was a success.  We had 44 people (Members, relatives and their guests) who altogether were part of the trip.  The trip was organized by Travel Agent of Vacation Superstore Nora Candelario and co-chaired by our secretary of the club Al Feliciano.

We had a full bus which left Nora’s home on Thursday, December 7.  We all arrived on time at the Port of Miami. On the first day, we cruised at night between Miami and Cartagena then the fun began day and night with a lot of food, dancing, casino gambling and of course tours to the ports of Colombia, Panama Canal, Honduras, Belize and Mexico.

While some went to the tours to see the ports of Cartagena, Colón, Roatan, Harvest Caye and Costa Maya other enjoyed a game of dominoes, the spa, the expo, shopping, dancing, and using the gym to work off some of the food from the day before. The shows, Mexican train and cards games were also exciting to play with family and friends.

Unlimited alcoholic (Top shelf) and non alcoholic drinks package was great without having to dig in your pocket to pay for drinks.  Pre-paid gratuities for the cruise staff, the bus driver (motor couch bus round trip transfer) and porters were also included in the price made it an all inclusive trip.

We enjoyed the food (Beautiful dining rooms), the theatre (Good comedians and dancers), the decks with big swimming pool and spas, the bands and the disco too mention a few. We had so much fun that group is planning another trip next year.

On our last day, we cruised at night between Costa Maya and Miami with a beautiful new moon and a nice sea breeze, a calm night to seat back and watch Mother Nature go by.  It was beautiful end to an incredible journey that we will be remember for a long time.

Photo # 1 Norwegian Jade

Photo # 2 Front from right to left Al Peña, Pam Peña, Roberto Vélez, Aida Vélez, Diana Nieves, Ray Guadalupe, Herman Santa, Virginia Feliciano, Lucy Santa, Al Feliciano, Harry Newbern and Patricia Barogoch.

Photo # 3 From left (Seating) Ruben Alemán, Daisy Alemán, Xiomara Guanill, Ivan Guanill, Sam? and wife.  (Back Row) Kenneth Tritschler, George Go, Diana Nieves, Ray Guadalupe, Patricia Balogach, Roberto Vélez, Aida Vélez, Luis Arroyo, Norma Arroyo, Unidentified, Al Feliciano, Virginia Feliciano, Unidentified, Angel Pellot, Nereida Pellot, Ron Bryson, Isa Bryson, Herman Santa, Lucy Santa, Hector Peña, Aminda Peña, Al Peña, Pam Peña, Anibal Acevedo, Maria Acevedo, George Acevedo, Nilsa Acevedo, Nora Candelario and Robert Candelario

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Bowling Dinner 2017

December 6, 2017 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club Hosted a Bowling Dinner

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, December 5 to kick off the Christmas holiday, some members of the bowling group of the The Spanish American Club, Inc. dine, drink and dance at The 19th Hole restaurant in Port St. Lucie.  Among the members and their guests attending the dinner were: Gilberto Ferri, Maria Ferri, Yolanda Medina, Johnny Borras, Annie Borras, Luis Carrillo, Evelyn Carrillo, Jose Echevarria, Sonia Echevarria, Felix Asencio, Millie Asencio, Gus Meza, Karen Meza, Carlos Bonet, Yvonne Bonet, Al Feliciano, Virginia Feliciano, Jose Santiago, Cookie Santiago, Tony Cruz, Mirta Zapata, Herman Santa, Lucy Santa, Ray Guadalupe, Diana Nieves, Roberto Belardo, Carmen Belardo, Arturo Guadalupe, Josie Guadalupe, Ruben Aleman, Daisy Aleman, Vicky Rodriguez and Charlie Rodriguez, Roberto Velez, Aida Velez, Jack Letra, Sandra Letra, Ernesto Pereira, Yolanda Torres, Al Peña, Pam Peña, Hector Peña, Aminda Sampson.

A big Thanks to Ruben Aleman, Director of the Bowling Committee, Evelyn Carrillo and Nereida Pellot co-chairs who coordinated the event. Daisy Aleman who coordinated the gift exchange after the dinner. Special thanks to Nestor Pereira who played C.D.’s. music for our guests.  It was a great night of drinks, good food, dancing and good camaraderie to start the holiday season.

For more information, please contact the president of the club, Ruben Aleman at: For more information about the club, please visit