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Christmas Toys 2020

December 22, 2020 Leave a comment

SACI’s X-Mas Toys Drive a big success

By Herman Santa

From left Agueda Mejía with Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. “SACI” continued a 27-year tradition by distributing food baskets to underprivileged families for Thanksgiving and collecting Christmas toys for needy children in the area. 

The gift cards and the toys were distributed by Herman Santa in Martin County through “Helping People Succeed, Healthy Families division” in Stuart, Golden Gate, Port Salerno and Indiantown with the help of Agueda Mejía.  A big thank you to all the golfers and friends who donated the Christmas toys for under privilege children in the area.

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is a non-profit Organization founded in 1992, whose main goals are to promote friendship and solidarity among its members and other institutions, through social, cultural and civic activities and to promote the knowledge of the Spanish speaking countries’ geography, history, art, culture and folklore.  For more information about the club, please contact the president of the club, Carlos Bonet at:  To join us or for more information, visit:


Bowling “Highlights” 2020

November 25, 2020 Leave a comment

Dino Cochrane

Top Scratch Game: Dino Cochrane (300);

Dino Cochrane celebrating his Top Scratch Game (300)
at the Super Play on Monday, October 21, 2020

Bowling 2020

November 25, 2020 Leave a comment


From left Mirta Zapata, Francis mata, Pam Peña, Virginia Feliciano, Evelyn Carrillo, Nereida Pellot,and Millie Asencio.

From left: Carlos Bonet, Sid Schipper, Dino Cochrane, David Santiago,Andres Padilla and Joe Colón

Categories: Bowling 2020, English, Español

Golf “Most Improved” 2020

November 22, 2020 Leave a comment

Harvey Taylor “Most Improved Golfer of the year 2020”

By Herman Santa

From left Herman Santa with Harvey Taylor

Harvey Taylor has been declared the winner of the “Most Improved Player of the Year”.  When he started playing with us last year his first game he scored 100 with 8 points. 

At the present time Harvey’s average is 94.3 with 13.5 points and a 28 4 Handicap and 19 Points an improvement of 6 strokes.  He won a 1/2 hour golf lessen donated by The Saints’ Pro Shop Manager David O’Kelly.  !congratulations!

Halloween 2020

November 17, 2020 Leave a comment

SACI members Celebrated Halloween

By Evelyn Carrllio

From left Elena Gomez, Gloria Jaramillo, Fideligno Casallas, Frank Megaro

The Halloween Event was celebrated at the Disabled American Veteran (DAV) located at 1150 SW California Blvd., Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34953 on October 31, 2020.  It was wonderful gathering at our usual place of celebrations.  Costumes were remarkable.  Everyone outdid themselves.  Everyone danced all night to the perfect selected music of DJ Carlos Bonet.  Thanks Carlos.

Elizabeth Mejia

October Birthdays: John Borras, Daniel Carroll, Fidelino Cassallas, Berta Del Nodal, Dick Diamond, Sofie Eisen, Maria Luisa Ferri, Elena Gomez, Rosendo Gonzalez, Josephina Guadalupe, Francisca Mata, Frank Megaro, Angel Rosario, Cecilia Santiago and Josselyn Serrano. 

Door Prize Winners: Felix Asencio, Elizabeth Mejia, Yvonne Bonet, Millie Asencio

From left Millie Asencio, Felix Asencio, Elizabeth Mejia, Yvonne Bonet

50/50 Winner: Elizabeth Mejia.  Ms. Mejia donated half of her winnings to the Scholarship fund.  The scholarship fund received a total of $85.00 that evening.  The Board of Directors wants to express their gratitude to all who participate with donating to the Scholarship fund.

Membership Dues/Candidacy for Board of Directors Positions: Attached you will find the second notice regarding the 2021 Members Dues.  The offer of $15.00 per current members will expire on December 31, 2020. All donations are non-refundable, as per the By-laws. (Article 34 page 15). Non-members will pay $30.00 per applicant. 

Candidacy for Board of Directors position: Any member can nominate another member for any position on the Board of Director. Nominee must accept the nomination.  Deadline for nominations is November 30, 2020.  Please submit your written nomination to SACI, P.O. Box 9356, Port Saint Lucie, Fl. 34985.  The current Board of Directors plan to run for 2021. 

Thanksgiving Event: It was the consensus of the Board not to conduct the Annual Thanksgiving Event due to the continuous elevating numbers of Covid-19.  Nevertheless, there is a great possibility that the Annual Christmas Event will take place.


Golf Tournament 2020

October 19, 2020 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc.(SACI) Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament 2020

By Herman Santa


Back Row: Bernard Jethroe, Tony George, Mike Lovinski, Ron Lovelle, Tom Siplin, Norman Robinson, Ross Thompson, Rob Boals, Gary Bartz, Tom Hespos, Tony Guerrero and Roberto Belardo
Center Row: From left Julian Gomez, Otto Vega, Francisco J. Garcia, Esq. Richard Schaub, Luis Rosa, Dennis Schmidt, Ralph Morrison, Angel Nieves and Juan Conde
Front Row: From left Walter Gomez, David O’Kelly, Herman Santa, David Santiago, Luis Arroyo and Al Peña

On Friday, October 16, the golfers and friends took a break from the stress of the corona virus while practicing social distancing, to hold their Annual Scholarship Tournament at The Saints Golf Course; our goal is to have fun with friends and guests but most of all it is to raise funds for our scholarship program.

Founded in 1992, The SACI is the oldest charitable, social, civic, cultural, and sport organization in the Treasure Coast.  Since 1994, when the scholarship program was created, the committee has awarded scholarship to over 60 students from Martin and St. Lucie Counties’ public High Schools.  Any one intereste in joining our group, please contact Herman Santa at (772) 486-4928, Email:  For more information about our club visit:

From left Walter Gomez and Herman Santa

From left Otto Vega with Herman Santa

From left Rob Boals, Herman Santa and Gary Bartz

From left Francisco J. Garcia, Esq. and Herman Santa





Congratulations to the Tournament winners:

  • “Longest Drive” Tony George, sponsored by SLC Commissioner LindaBartz
  • Par 3’s “Closest to the Pin” Rob Boals, Francisco J. Garcia, Esq., Herman Santa and Jorge Crespo, sponsored by Otto Vega
  • “Low Net Score” Ralph Morrison and Robert Osborne, sponsored by Rob Boals and Herman Santa
  • “Honesty High Score” Dennis Schmidt and Lou Rosa, sponsored by The Saints and Herman Santa
  • “50/50” Angel Nieves and Gary Bradley, sponsored by SACI
  • “Door prizes” Norman Robinson, Joe Mack, Otto Vega, Bernard Jethroe, Luis Rosa and Luis Arroyo, sponsored by Walter Gomez, Ray Guadalupe and Herman Santa


Scholarship Award 2020

July 27, 2020 Leave a comment

Congratulations Scholarship Recipients 2020

By Pam Peña

The Spanish American Scholarship Committee would like to introduce our 2020 scholarship recipients. The club was able to award $3,500.00 to deserving Latino students. As Covid 19 has limited our social distancing the club was not able to present our scholars in person to our members. Each recipient can be found on our website:

Scholarships are available because of your charitable donations either directly or through our many social activities. These students are extremely thankful to our members and have expressed so in their thank-you notes.

Logan Putnam

Awarded $1,000. Attending University of Central Florida.  Major: Aerospace Engineering.

Daniela Granados

Awarded $500.  Attending Seminole State College.  Major: Neuroscience.

Alicia Solis

Awarded $500.  Attending University of Florida.  Major: Biology/Physician Assistance.

Itzel Mendoza

Awarded $500.  Attending University of Central Florida.  Major: Nursing.

Natalie Becerra

Awarded $500.  Attending Florida Atlantic University.  Major: Psychology.

Laura Barco

Awarded $500.  Attending Indian River College.  Major: Nursing.

The Spanish American Club, Inc. otorga 6 becas a estudiantes hispanos

Por Herman Santa

El Comité de Becas y La Junta de Directores del Spanish American Club, Inc. (SACI) seleccionó a seis estudiantes hispanos de los Condados de Martín y St. Lucie.  Las becas honran a los estudiantes hispanos que se distinguen por sus talentos académicos en el último año en las Escuelas Superiores de los Condados de Martín y St. Lucie.

Por veinteseis años consecutivos El Spanish American Club, Inc. “SACI” por sus siglas en Inglés otorgó becas a seis estudiantes hispanos que continuarán sus estudios en cualquier colegio o universidad en los Estados Unidos.  Este año el Comité de Becas está compuesto por Nancy Rozon, Directora, Pam Peña, Elizabeth Mejia y Herman Santa.   La Junta Directiva esta compuesta por Carlos Bonet, Presidente; Al Feliciano, Vice Presidente; Evelyn Carrillo, Secretaria; Josephine Guadalupe, Tesorera; Vivian Megaro, Relaciones Públicas: Nancy Rozon, Vocal; y Mary Figliola Substituta.

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.  Desde el 1994, el club ha otorgado becas a más de 60 estudiantes con un total de más de $37,000.  Para más información con respecto a nuestro club visite:

The following students have been awarded scholarships since 1994.


1994/Armando Gil/México/Ft.Pierce

1995/Elisa Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1996/Jennifer Torres/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1997/Alfredo Rosado/Puerto Rico/Pt. St. Lucie

1998/Pedro Luna/México/Ft. Pierce

1999/Ella R. Flores/México/Ft. Pierce

2000/Miguel J. Gaspar/Guatemala/Indiantown

2001/Gabriela Padilla/México/Indiantown

2002/Roberto Cabrera/México/Ft. Pierce

2003/María A. Fernández/Venezuela/Stuart

2004/Mónica A. Herrera/Colombia/Pt. St. Lucie

2005/Viridiana Félix/Guatemala/Indiantown

2006/Jessica Benítez/México/Pt. St. Lucie

2006/Miriam Hernández/Guatemala/Indiantown

2007/Amy Pérez/Guatemala/Indiantown

2007/Daisy Trujillo/México/Indiantown

2007/Venessa Pelayo/México/Ft Pierce

2008/Floriberta Reynoso/México/Ft. Pierce

2008/Anthony Sanchez/Colombia/Ft. Pierce

2009/Tayliz J. Rodríguez/Puerto Rico/Palm City

2009/Ana G. Fuentes/México/Indiantown

2010/ Marisol Gómez/México/Ft. Pierce

2010/ Elba Valdéz/México/Stuart

2011/ Nancy Velásquez/Guatemala/Indiantown

2011/ Tatiana Muñoz/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2011/ Adriana Rodríguez/Cuba/Port St. Lucie

2012/ Lorena Morales/ México/Indiantown

2012/Vladimir Villa/México/Stuart

2012/Daniel González/Venezuela/Ft. Pierce

2013/Sarahi Mojáras/México/Stuart

2013/Pamela Garcia/México/Stuart

2013/Vanessa Guárnico/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2014/Samuel Villa/México/Stuart

2014/Antonett Nuñez/Perú/Stuart

2015/Juan Carlos Perez/Guatemala/Jensen Beach

2015/Matias N. Campora/Uruguay/Port St. Lucie

2016/Nicholas Gomez/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2016/Alexia Cepeda/Mexico/Port St. Lucie

2016/Ariana Ramos/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie

2017/Gabriela Garcia/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2017/Jennifer Arriola/Nicaragua/Ft Pierce

2017/Barbara Moreno/Venezuela/Stuart

2017/Moriah Weir/Jamaica/Ft. Pierce

2017/Dayana Espinosa/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2018/Alexis Weist/Ecuador/Port St. Lucie

2018/Cecilia E. Calderon/El Salvador/Port St. Lucie

2018/India M. Crosske/USA/Port St. Lucie

2018/Johana Fernandez/Cuba/Port St. Lucie

2019/Laura Mejía/Colombia/Ft. Pierce

2019/Rudy Martinez/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2019/Marilyn Rancel/PR Colombia /Ft. Pierce

2019/Jaisen González/Puerto Rico/Port St. Lucie

2019/Alejandra Lopez/Mexico/Ft Pierce

2019/Catherine Ferreira/Brazil-Venezuela/Ft. Pierce

2020/Daniela Granados/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2020/Natalie Becerra/Colombia/Port St. Lucie

2020/Itzel Mendoza/Mexico/ Ft Pierce

2020/Laura Barco/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2020/Alicia Solis/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

2020/Logan Putnam/Puerto Rico/Stuart

Anniversary 2020

July 14, 2020 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. members celebrate 28th Anniversary of the club

By Evelyn Carrillo

Members and guests of The Spanish American Club host their 28th anniversary of the club on June 27, 2020 at the Elks Lodge located at 2290 SE Lennard Road, PSL 34952.

SACI Board of Directors along with Management of the Elks Lodge made sure that all the safety protocol pertinent to COVID-19 (Corona Virus) were implemented during each event.  These protocols were supplied via email to all club members on May 15, 2020 by our President Mr. Carlos Bonet. We are happy to inform everyone that the events were a great success.  We celebrated with a delightful dinner and great music by DJ Carlos Bonet, President.    I personally want to thank Carlos for the great job he did as the DJ. SACI would also like to thank the Elks Lodge staff for their commendable services.

Photo # 1 D.J. Carlos Bonet

Photo # 2 From left: (Back Row) Evie Cardona, Al Feliciano and Al Peña.  Seating: Virginia Feliciano and Pam Peña

Photo # 3 From left; (Back Row) Yolanda Median, Carlos Bonet and Vivian Megaro.  Seating: Berta Del Nodal, Mary Figliola and Frank Megaro


Father’s 2020

July 14, 2020 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. members celebrate Father’s Day Dinner Dance

By Evelyn Carrillo

Members and guests of The Spanish American Club host their annual Father’s Day Dance on June 27, 2020 at the Elks Lodge located at 2290 SE Lennard Road, PSL 34952.

SACI Board of Directors along with Management of the Elks Lodge made sure that all the safety protocol pertinent to COVID-19 (Corona Virus) were implemented during each event.  These protocols were supplied via email to all club members on May 15, 2020 by our President Mr. Carlos Bonet. We are happy to inform everyone that the events were a great success.  We celebrated honoring all fathers with a delightful dinner and great music by DJ Carlos Bonet, President.    I personally want to thank Carlos for the great job he did as the DJ. SACI would also like to thank the Elks Lodge staff for their commendable services.

June Birthdays: Javier Crespo, Gilberto Ferri, Roberta Linares, Gilbert Parades, Adolfo Pena, Maite Peterson, Cecilia Pulido, Lionel Roman and Naomi Sanabria

Photo #1 From left: (Back Row) Fideligno Casella, Jorge Berrios, Yamil Berrios, Unidentified guest, Unidentified guest and Unidentified guest.  Seating: Stella Paez, Nancy Rozon and Unidentified guest

Photo # 2 From left: (Back Row) Ruben Aleman, Felix Asencio and Angel Pellot.  Seating: Millie Asencio and Nereida Pellot

Photo # 3 From left: (Back Row) Orlando Maldonado, Domingo Sanchez and Carlos Bonet.  Seating: Awilda Maldonado, Melissa Sanchez and Ivonne Bonet


Scholarship 2020 (Granados)

July 4, 2020 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. awards scholarship

By Herman Santa

Daniela Granados

The Spanish American Club, Inc. is proud to recognize one outstanding student selected to receive one of the six club’s 2020 scholarship awards. The recipient is Daniela Granados of Ft. Pierce.

Daniela was born in Quetarato, Huimilpan, Mexico.  Her parents are Francisco Granados and Elvira Frias also were born in Queretaro, Huimilpan Mexico.  Daniela attended Ft. Peirce Central High School, Florida and will be attending Stanford University where she will be pursuing a degree in Neuroscience in hopes of becoming a neurosurgeon.

This year scholarship committee Chair by Nancy Rozon and Co-chair by Pamela Peña  Elizabeth Mejía and Herman Santa along with the board of directors Carlos Bonet, President; Al Feliciano, Vice President; Evelyn Carrillo, Secretary; Josephine Guadalupe, Treasurer; Vivian Megaro, Public Relations: Nancy Rozon, Director; Mary Figliola, Substitute Director did a magnificent job selecting the students and  running the program smoothly. The committee selected the students for their achievements, trustworthiness, character, responsibility, fairness and academics.

The scholarship was established in 1992 for low-income students. Over the past 26 years, the club has awarded more than $35,000 in scholarships to 60 High School seniors of Martin and St. Lucie counties. The board raises money for the scholarships by having garage sales, 50/50 raffles at the monthly dance parties and committee events.  The board also organizes other events such as picnics, cruises and garage sales. The committees organize events such as bowling, golf, billiard and dominoes tournaments.

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