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January 13, 2013 Leave a comment

Spanish American Club installs new officers for 2013

By Herman Santa

The members of the Spanish American Club, Inc. conducted their 21st annual election at the Jan. 5 membership meeting at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie.  Carlos Bonet will serve as the new president. Other elected officers also were installed: Alex James, vice president; Raquel O’Connor, secretary; Ron Bryson, treasurer; Nancy Rozon, public relations; Fe Vallderuten, director; and Al Feliciano, substitute.

Following the swearing-in of the new board, the ceremony of the “passing of the gavel” was conducted. The gavel passed down the line from Gladys Piñeiro (2003) to Lionel Roman (2008) to Jimmy Rivera (2009-20010) to Mary Figliola (2011) to Herman Santa (1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 & 2012) and finally to Carlos Bonet.  A Valentine Party has been planned for Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie. The event will start at 7:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. The evening will feature Latin dancing music and raffle drawings. Donations are $7 for members and $10 for guests in advance.

The club is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1992 to promote the Hispanic heritage on the Treasure Coast.  The members meet monthly on the third or last Saturday of each month after 7 p.m. at the Disabled American Veterans Club to socialize, eat and dance.

Photo #1 New Board

Phot # 2 2013 New Board being sworn in by out going president Herman Santa

Photo # 3 The traditional passing of the gavel ceremony.  L to R: Partialy shown Gladys Piñeiro (President 2003), Leo Roman (President 2008), Jimmy Rivera (President 2009 and 2010), Mary Figliola (President 2010) and Carlos Bonet (President 2013).