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Dominoes 2018

April 29, 2018 Leave a comment


By Herman Santa

The event was held at Jensen Beach Park on Hutchinson Island on Saturday, April 29.   Perfect weather for a picnic kept everyone enjoying a barbecue with drinks, music and games.  While some enjoyed the beach, others socialized, dance. played dominoes, volleyball and rummykub.





Photo # 1 From left Marco Peña, Nereida Pellot, Aminda Sampson and Evelyn Carrillo

Photo # 2 From left Millie Asencio, Luis Arroyo, Nesto Pereira and Luis Carrillo

Photo # 3 From Left Gilberto Ferri, Ruben Rivera, Pedro de la Paz and José Echevarria

Photo # 4 From left Luis Carrillo, Ivan Guanill, Ruben Aleman and J.J. Santiago

Picnic 2018

April 29, 2018 Leave a comment

Annual Spanish American Club Picnic…Sun & Fun in the Sand!

By Charlie Quiles

“Summer time and the livin’ is easy…” is the way the song goes. But not for this group, their mantra would have been, “Fiesta! Fiesta! Todo el Dia!” (Party! Party! All day long!). The aroma of sizzling hamburgers and hot dogs filled the air. Latin music courtesy of Luis Arroyo drew the invited guests and their families to pavilion #4. This is how the members of the Spanish American Club, Inc. welcomed the beginning of summer. This year’s festivity was held at the Jensen Beach Park on Hutchinson Island, Jensen Beach.

Refreshments were plenty, hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chicken and potato salad were served up by Ray Guadalupe, his daughter Ariana (Can you believe she came all the way down from Kissimmee.), Carlos Mejia and Ruben Aleman. Homemade guacamole, corn bread, even Italian cookies, to name a few, were shared by all. Drinks of all sorts were available. Oh yeah, and then there was that coffee. It hit the spot thanks to Annie Borrás.

Members were greeting one another with hugs and kisses as if attending a huge family reunion. Wait a minute, that describes exactly what we are. One big happy family, sharing photos, smiling, while taking new ones. Our more energetic members demonstrated their prowess on the volleyball court. Sometimes punching, sometimes diving but mostly chasing the ball that went rolling off the court. We on the sidelines regretted our inability to participate for whatever reason. However we enjoyed watching the efforts put forth by these valiant weekend warriors.

Except for these volleyball players or those sunbathing and swimming at the beach on this beautiful and cloudless sunny day most of us were relieved by the cool breeze blowing through the pavilion. We lounged about engaged in all forms of activity. Laughing children ran about while our more elderly tacticians sat at their domino tables keenly observing their opponents in a grand match of wits. We conversed, we joked all while listening to Latin music. Occasionally Carlos Mejia tooted his whistle, counted, “…1, 2, 3” then everyone joined in with, “wuoOH!!!”. Elizabeth Mejia had the first winning ticket in the 50/50 raffle. A moment of excitement came when our president, Ruben Aleman won the second prize. Immediately, someone shouted out, good-naturedly, “Trampa! Trampa!”(Cheat! Cheat!). This drew laughter from the group. Overall, this picnic was a huge success on a day specifically tailored for fun, fun, fun.

Again, as usual, all of this was made possible through the hard work of our Board of Directors: President – Ruben Aleman; Vice President – Nancy Rozon; Treasurer – Luis Carillo; Secretary – Giselle Borrás; Public Relations Director – Ramon Guadalupe, and; Director – Carlos Mejia. As for the rest of us, a special shout out to Ariana Guadalupe for helping out with the grill and Yvonne Bonet for assisting Nancy at the welcoming table. If I have forgotten anyone, pardon me. We applaud your efforts. Thank you all.

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is a not-for-profit social organization comprised of members in Martin and St. Lucie who are dedicated to the promotion and preserve the Hispanic heritage on the Treasure Coast.

Hasta la proxima! (Until next time!)

P.S.- The next club event celebrates “Mothers’ Day” on Saturday, May 26 at the Disabled American Veterans hall in Port St. Lucie. There will be a buffet and reservations are required. For more information please contact President Ruben Aleman at: For more information regarding the club visit our website at:

Picnic anual del Spanish American Club… ¡Sol y diversión en la arena!

Por Charlie Quiles y Maria Quiles

El aroma de las hamburguesas y los hot dogs llenaba el aire. La música latina atrajo a los invitados al pabellón n. ° 4. Así es como los socios de Spanish American Club, Inc. dieron la bienvenida al comienzo del verano. La fiesta de este año se llevó a cabo en el Jensen Beach Park en Hutchinson Island, Jensen Beach.

BBQ junto con ensalada de papa fueron servidos por Ray Guadalupe y su hija Ariana. Carlos Mejia repartió las alitas de pollo fritas. Guacamole, pan de maíz, incluso las galletas italianas fueron compartidas por todos. Bebidas de todo tipo estaban disponibles. Y luego estaba ese café, QUE RICO!. Dió en el clavo gracias a Annie Borrás.

Nos saludamos con abrazos y besos. Compartimos fotos, sonreímos y tomaban nuevas fotos. Nuestros socios más enérgicos demostraron su destreza en la cancha de voleibol. A veces golpeando, a veces lanzandose a la arena pero principalmente persiguiendo la pelota que se salia rodando de la cancha. Los espectadores disfrutaron de ver a estos valientes guerreros de fin de semana.

Excepto por estos jugadores, los bañistas y nadadores en la playa, la mayoría de nosotros descansábamos en la fresca brisa que soplaba a través del pabellón. Los niños riendo corrían mientras nuestros ancianos tácticos se sentaban en sus mesas de dominó observando a sus oponentes en un juego de ingenio. Conversamos, bromeamos. Elizabeth Mejia tuvo el primer boleto ganador en la rifa 50/50 y Ruben Alemán el segundo.

El evento del “Día de la Madre” es el sábado 26 de mayo en la D.A.V. hall en Port St. Lucie. Para reservaciones, comuníquese con el presidente Rubén Aleman en: o en nuestra página web:

Para todos los que ayudaron, aplaudimos sus esfuerzos.





Photo # 1 (Top)  From left Pete Marrero and Rubén Alemán

Photo # 2 From left Carlos Mejia, Dan Carroll and Ariana Guadalupe

Photo # 3 Roberto Velez, Rubén Rivera, Carmen Rivera and (Front) Aida Vélez

Photo # 4 Elizabeth Mejia and Rubén Aleman (50/50 winners)

Photo # 5 From left Unidentified guest, Ivonne Bonet, Melissa Sanchez, Domingo Sanchez and his son




Photo # 6 From left (Back Row) Josie Guadalupe, Ariana Guadalupe, Carlos Bonet and Herman Santa (Front Row) Carlos Mejia, Tony Cruz, Al Feliciano and Al Peña

Photo # 7 From left María Ferri, Maria Quiles, Evelyin Carrillo, Annie Borrás, Charlie Quiles and Félix Sanabria


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Club Med Dinner Dance 2018

April 22, 2018 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. Annual Club Med Dinner Dance

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. annual Club Med dinner dance “Spring Flint” on Saturday, April 21 was a big celebration that was enjoyed by members and their guests.

The event was held at the beautiful Club Med Resort in Port St. Lucie. The members and their guest enjoyed drinks, a delicious dinner, live entertainment and dancing until 1 A.M. A big “Thank You” to Carlos Bonet, event coordinator for his generosity to plan the party.

The club is a nonprofit membership organization from Martin and St. Lucie counties. The club was founded in 1992 and it is the oldest social, civic, benevolence and sport organization on the Treasure Coast. The mission of the club is to promote friendship and solidarity among its members and other non profit institutions of the Treasure Coast through cultural, social and civic activities and to promote the knowledge of the Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art and folklore.

Next event of the club have been scheduled for Saturday, April 28, “Annual Family Picnic” from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Jensen Beach Park on Hutchinson Island.

For information about the club, please contact the new president of the club, Ruben Aleman at: To learn more information about the club and to read and to see photographs of the events since 1992, visit:

El Spanish American Club, Inc. celebra evento annual en Club Med

Por Herman Santa

El evento del Spanish American Club, Inc. se celebró el pasado sábado 21 de abril en el lujoso Club Med de Port St. Lucie. Los socios e invitados disfrutaron de un delicioso bufét y bebidas internacionales con música en vivo y baile hasta la 1 de la mañana

Todos la pasamos con mucha alegría y buena camaradería. Mil gracias al coordinador del evento Carlos Bonet por planear un evento tan exitoso.  El Club es una corporación con fines no lucrativos fundada en el 1992 para conservar y promover la cultura hispana en la Costa del Tesoro.  El objetivo principal es promover el intercambio cultural, de idioma, geografía, costumbres, historia, arte y folklore de los paises de habla hispana.

El próximo event del club está planeados para celebrar “El Dia de las Madres” el sábado 26 de mayo en el Disabled American Veterans Hall de Port St. Lucie.  La Cena/Baile será con bufét. Reservacion es requerida.  Para más información por favor contactar al presidente de club Rubén Alemán at: Para buscar más información con respecto al club visite:





Photo # 1 (Top) From Left Sonia Padilla, Virginia Feliciano, Vicky Ramos, Aida Vélez, Carmen Rivera, Pam Peña and Diana Nieves

Photo # 2 From left  Carlos Mejía, Elizabeth Mejía, Noemi Sanabria, Félix Sanabria, Javier Andrade, Herman Santa, Lucy Santa, Patricia Manzanares, Linda Manzanares and Al Manzanares

Photo # 3 Members and their guests enjoying a delicious dinner

Photo # 4 Members and their guests enjoying a delicious dinner

Photo # 5 From left Ray Guadalupe, Roberto Vélez, Al Peña and Rubén Rivera

Photo # 6 From left Domingo Sanchez, Melissa Sanchez, Carlos Bonet, Ivonne Bonet, Josie Guadalupe, Virginia Feliciano, Unidentified guest and Diana Nieves

Photo # 7 From left Sonia Hernandez, Unidentified guest, Lillian Cruz, Tony Cruz, Orlando Ruiz and Catalina Ruiz.



Golf Tournament Holy Family 2018

April 22, 2018 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. golfers sponsored Veterans Golf Tournament

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, April 21, some members of The Spanish American Club, Inc. participated on the Golf Tournament of the Holy Family at Gator Trace Golf Course in Ft. Pierce.

Among the participants representing the club were Herman Santa, Deacon Angel Rivera, Ruben Aleman, Lou Rosa, Ray Guadalupe, David Santiago, Carlos Bonet, Orlando Tirado and Gus Migliore

David Santiago won the “Longest Drive” and the “Closest to the Pin”. Thanks to all participants who went above and beyond for a good cause.






Photo # 1 David Santiago pointing toward the green showing how close he came to make an albatross on Hole # 12, Par 5 “Longest Drive.

Photo # 2 David Santiago receiving the award (Closet to the Pin) from Deacon Angel Rivera (Coordinator of the event)

Photo # 3 From left Herman Santa, Deacon Angel Rivera, Ruben Aleman, Lou Rosa, Ray Guadalupe, David Santiago, Carlos Bonet, Orlando Tirado and Gus Migliore

Photo # 4 David Santiago receiving the award (Longest Drive) from Deacon Angel Rivera