Independence 2021

December 21, 2021 Leave a comment

Independence 2021

By Herman Santa

Members of The Spanish American Club, Inc. hosted the Annual Independences Party (USA, Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia and Perú on Saturday, July 24 at the Disabled American Veteran’s Club in Port St. Lucie.

Everyone enjoyed an evening of drinks, snacks, dancing and raffles. 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. Attendees were entertained by D.J. José Ramirez.

After the president’s update, the D.J. played a Happy Birthday song for the members that were celebrating their birthdays in the month of July. Among them present, were: Yvonne Bonet, Theresa Peña, Lillian Villegas and Sandra Tirana.  Door prize winners: Martha González, Stella Paéz, Javier Andrade and Cecilia Pulido.  50/50 winners: Elizabeth Mejía, Ligio Pinto-Bernas and Cecilia Pulido.

A big thanks to our members and guests who helped with the decorations, set ups and assisted throughout the night.  The board is planning the next event “Luau Dance” on Saturday, August 28th at the Disabled American Veterans Hall on California Blvd, Port St. Lucie.  Reservations are required.  Please contact Carlos Bonet at (917) 204-6141 at c.bonet@aol.com.

Mark your calendar for our future events this year

* “Bahamas Cruise”, Monday, August 9 through the 11th

* “Luau Dance”, Saturday, August 28

* “Sport Fan Dance”, September 25

* “Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament”, Friday, October 8

* “Halloween Dance”, Saturday, October 30

*”Thanksgiving Dance”, Saturday, November 27

* “Christmas Dinner Dance”, Saturday, December 25

Categories: Independence 2021

Christmas 2021

December 19, 2021 Leave a comment

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

By Herman Santa

From left Mirta Zapata, Bianca De Jesus, Virginia González, Maite Peterson, Virginia Feliciano, Vivian Megaro, Karen Diamond, and Nancy Rozon. 50/50 winners: Yvonne Bonet and Virginia Feliciano

On Saturday, December 18, members and supporters of The Spanish American Club, Inc. gathered to celebrate the club’s last event of the year at the hall of the Disabled American Veteran (DAV) located at 1150 SW California Blvd., Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34953.

From left José Rodriguez, Gebhard Sayin, Elizabeth Mejía, Mary Figliola, Javier Andrade, Virginia Feliciano, Unidentified guest and Gustavo Santa

Carlos Bonet, club president, master of ceremonies and D.J. welcomed everyone to the event and thanked everyone for continued support.  The attendees enjoyed a delicious buffet of pork, chicken, rice, Yucca, salad and dessert. Entertainment was provided by Carlos Bonet.  During a break, Al Feliciano, Vice president, conducted the door prizes and 50/50 raffles, and the December birthday celebration.  Among the birthday members present were: José Rodriguez, Gebhard Saup, Elizabeth Mejía, Mary Figliola, Javier Andrade, Virginia Feliciano and Gustavo Santa.

From left Yvonne Bonet and Virginia Feliciano

Door prize winners: Mirta Zapata, Bianca De Jesus, Virginia González, Maite Peterson, Virginia Feliciano, Vivian Megaro, Karen Diamond, and Nancy Rozon.  50/50 winners: Yvonne Bonet and Virginia Feliciano.  A big “Thank You” went out 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 and finally, thanks to the members that donated the door prizes, Christmas toys for under privilege children and bought tickets for the raffles.  Proceeds will benefit the club’s scholarship program.

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 friends play golf on Fridays after 11:00 A.M. at The Saints Golf Course in Port St. Lucie and bowl on Mondays after 5:30 at the Super Play Lanes in St. Lucie West.

Mark your calendar:

Plans are currently underway for our Annual General Assembly at the same location on Sunday, January 9th, 2022.  This event is for the members only to elect new board of directors for the fiscal year 2022.  Reservations are required. For more information, please contact the president of the club, Carlos Bonet at:c.bonet@aol.com.  To join us or for more information, visit:http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Calendar of Events 2022:

January 29th. Winter Wonderland

February 26th.  Sweetheart Dance

March 26th. Western Extravaganza

April 30th. Annual Picnic

May 28th. Mother’s Day Dance

June 25th. Father’s Day Dance/SACI’s 30th Anniversary

July 30st. Independence Day Dance

August 27th. Luau

September 24th. Sport Fan Dance

October 7th. Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

October 29th. Halloween Dance

November 26th. Thanksgiving Dance

December 17th Christmas Dinner Dance

Categories: Christmas 2021

Golf-Hole in One-Mejia 2016

December 16, 2021 Leave a comment

2016 Fernando’s “Hole in-One”

By Herman Santa

Fernando Mejia made his first Hole-In-One of his career on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at The Saints Golf Club in Port St. Lucie.  Fernando aced the 114 yard-par 3, No. 16thhole using a # Pitching Wedge.  He was part of the SACI group with Gus Migliore, Lou Arroyo and Bernard Jethroe.

From left: Lou Arroyo, Bernard Jethroe, Fernando Mejia and Gus Migliore

From left Fernando Mejia, Ray Rash (Golf Shop) Presenting Fernando the plaque) and Herman Santa

Golf Tournament Vietnam Veterans 2021

December 4, 2021 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. sponsored the 1st. Vietnam Veterans Golf Tournament

By Herman Santa

From left: Guillermo Rodriguez, Ignacio Fernandez, Ray Guadalupe and Herman Santa

On Saturday, October 9th, some members of The Spanish American Club, Inc. participated on the Vietnam Veterans of America, Michael F. Bradley Chapter 566 at Gator Trace Golf Course in Port St. Lucie.  The golf tournament was held at the Savanna Club Golf Course in Port St. Lucie.

From left: Otto Vega, Herman Santa, Guillermo Rodriguez and Al Peña

Among the participants representing the club were Ray Guadalupe, Herman Santa, Guillermo Rodriguez, Otto Vega, Al Peña, Mike Bolaños, Iggy Fernandez, David Santiago, Dennis Schmidt, Ross Thompson, Norman Robinson and Jorge Crespo.

Herman Santa

Herman Santa won the Seniors Longest Drive (Hole # 14)  Thanks to all participants who went above and beyond for a good cause.  All funds raised at the tournament to benefit the VVA’s continuing mission to help homeless Veterans in St. Lucie County.

Halloween 2021

December 4, 2021 Leave a comment

SACI members celebrated Halloween

By Evelyn Carrllio

On October 30, 2021The Halloween Event was celebrated at the Disabled American Veteran (DAV) located at 1150 SW California Blvd., Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34953.  What an event!! So many beautiful and interesting costumes. We danced the night away with the wonderful selections of music by DJ Ramiez.  Judges had a difficult time deciding to select the best female and male costume. The judges’ choices were:  Nereida Pellot and Jose Garcia. Congratulations to both.

October Birthdays: Daniel Carroll, Figdeligno Casalles, Berta Del Nodal, Dick Diamon, Sofi Eisen, Maria Luisa Ferri, Elena Gomez, Rosendo González, Josephine Guadalupe, Gloria Jaramillo, Cecilia Santiago, Joucelyn Serrano, Ada Duque and Jesse Sanchez.  Door Prize Winners: Congratulations to; Otto Vega, Teresa Peña, Gloria Ramírez, Charles Squires, María García, Lorena Muñoz-Gallego, Yvonne Bonet and Fideligno Casallas and 50/50 Winners: Congratulations to:  First prize winner Kettly DeLeger, Second prize winner Luz Amparo Gomez.  Third prize winner Mirta Zapata.

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Categories: Halloween 2021

Thanksgiving 2021

November 28, 2021 Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Dance

By Herman Santa

On November 27, 2021.The Thanksgiving Dance was celebrated at the Disabled American Veteran (DAV) located at 1150 SW California Blvd., Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34953.  Master of ceremonies, president of the club and D.J. was Carlos Bonet who welcomed everyone to the party and thanked every one of them for their continued support.

During a break Carlos. played a birthday song for the members that were celebrating their birthdays in the month of November.  Among them were: Ray Guadalupe, Elizabeth Rivera, Denise Bodden, Vivian Megaro, Yolanda Medina, Orlando Maldonado and Rosendo González.  Door prize winners were: Rosendo González, José Santiago, Cookie Santiago, Maureen Vargas, Lucy Santa, Denise Bodden and Ada Duque.  50/50 raffle winners were: Sonia Echevarría and Isa Bryson.

The club continued a 29-year tradition by distributing food baskets to underprivileged families for Thanksgiving and collecting holiday gift bags to needy children in the area.  It was a memorable evening.  The entire committee did a beautiful job in organizing the Thanksgiving event.  A big thank you to all the members and their guests who attended, donated Christmas toys for under privilege children and bought tickets for the 50/50 raffle.  Proceeds will benefit the club’s scholarship program.

Next event:

Plans are currently underway for our last event of the year “Annual Christmas Dinner/Dance on December 18th at the same location.  The event will be catered and free for members that renewed their membership before November 1st for next year.  Reservations are required.  For more information, please contact the president of the club, Carlos Bonet at:c.bonet@aol.com.  To join us or for more information, visit:http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

From left: Rosendo González, José Santiago, Cookie Santiago, Maureen Vargas, Lucy Santa, Denise Bodden and Ada Duque

From left: Sonia Echevarría and Isa Bryson

From left: Ray Guadalupe, Elizabeth Rivera, Denise Bodden, Vivian Megaro, Yolanda Medina, Orlando Maldonado and Rosendo González

Categories: Thanksgiving 2021

Golf “Clubhouse” 2021

November 14, 2021 Leave a comment

Golf “Clubhouse” 2021

Celebrating Iggy’s nomination for the “Most Improved” player of the year at The Saints Pub Friday, Nov. 29, 2021

From left Iggy Fernandez, Herman Santa, Lou Rosa and Guillermo Rodriguez

Celebrating at the Clubhouse after the golf tournament at The Saints Pub Friday, Oct. 8, 2021

From Left Duane Pfund, Dennis Schmidt, Nick Salvaggio, Rick Torres, José Garcia, Guillermo Rodriguez, Rubén Sanchez, Ray Guadalupe, Al Peña, Carlos Bonet, Matt Millitti, Lou Rosa, Pam Peña Steve Preston and Iggy Fernandez. Seated Herman Santa

Categories: Golf "Clubhouse" 2021

Awards 2021

November 6, 2021 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. honors our sponsor during Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

By Herman Santa

From left Herman Santa, David O’Kelly and Gus Migliore

On Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Annual scholarship Golf Tournament at The Saints Golf Course in Port St. Lucie a special award was given to David O’Kelly, Manager of the Pro Shop for his contribution to the scholarship program of our club.  The award was presented to David by the Golf  committee members Herman Santa and Gus Migliore.

The Spanish American Club, Inc. honors bowling member during their Monday Bowling Night

From left Andrés Padilla, Joe Colón and Rubén Alemán

Bowling a 300 Game just is not ease, but Joe Colón bowled a perfect 300 game.  The award was presented on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Super Play Bowling Ally in Port St. Lucie.  The award was presented to Joe by the bowling committee Andres Padilla and Rubén Alemán.

Categories: Awards 2021

Golf-Hole in One-George 2020

October 23, 2021 Leave a comment

Tony’s Hole in One

Tony George

 

Tony George made a “Hole in One” on Friday, September 25, 2020, at The Saints Golf Club in Port St. Lucie.  He aced the 113 yard-Par 3, Hole No. 7 using a Gap Wedge.  He was part of the SACI group with Tom Hespos, Mike Rovinski and Roberto Belardo. Congratulations!

Golf-Hole in One-Santa 2021

October 19, 2021 Leave a comment

“Hole in One”

By Herman Santa

I’m proud to announce that I made my 2nd “Hole-In One” of my career on Friday, October 15, 2021, at The Saints Golf Club in Port St. Lucie. I aced the 115 yard-par 3, Hole No. 16 using a Hybrid Wedge. I was part of the SACI group with Craig Sellner, Rick Buchaniec and Harvey Taylor.

From left: Rick Buchaniec , Herman Santa and Craig Sellner

Herman Santa with Harvey Taylor

From left: Craig Sellner, Herman Santa, Rich Buchaniec and Guillermo Rodriguez celebrating at the Saints Pub

Herman’s “Hole in One” plaque