Golf “Most Improved” 2022

October 27, 2022 Leave a comment

Lenny Lea “Most Improved Golfer 2022”

By Herman Santa

From left: Herman Santa, Lenny Lea and Gus Migliore

Lenny Lea 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 106 with 2 points.  At the present time Lenny’s average is 100 with 6 points and 28 Handicap and 6 Points an improvement of 5 strokes and 5 points. Lenny won a 1/2-hour golf lesson donated by The Saints’ Pro Shop Manager David O’Kelly.  Lenny joined Iggy Hernandez, 2021, Harvey Taylor 2020, Jorge Crespo 2019, Ray Guadalupe 2018, and Carlos Bonet 2017.! Congrats to Lenny!

Golf Tournament 2022

October 10, 2022 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. “SACI” Golf Group held their Annual Scholarship Tournament

By Herman Santa

Members and their friends of The Spanish American Club, Inc. held their Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 7th at The Saints Golf Course in Port St. Lucie.  The 2 men scramble event featured several activities, including “The Longest Drives”, “Closest to the Pins” “Low Scores”, “50/50 raffle”, etc.  Golfers enjoyed a beautiful day and camaraderie, which concluded at the 19th Hole restaurant with food, awards, and raffles.

A special award was given to Gus Migliore, Scholarship committee for his contribution to the scholarship program of our club.  The award was presented to Gus by Herman Santa, Director of the Golf  Committee of the Spanish American Club, Inc.  Congratulations to the tournament winners: Longest Drives: Harvey Taylor, Hole # 9, 285′ and Dan Pimpo, Hole # 18, 218′.  Closest to the Pin winners: Ray Guadalupe, Hole #3 2′-8″, Tony George, Hole #7, 4′-7″, Harvey Taylor, Hole # 10, 204′-11″, and Al Peña, Hole # 16, 0-64′.

1st Prize Low Scores: (53.5) Frank Camacho and Dan Camilli, Al Peña and Pam Peña (53.5).  2nd Prize Low Score: (55.0) Lenny Lea and Dan Pimpo, Harvey Taylor and Tony Guerrero.  Most Improved Player of the Year: Lenny Lea.  50/50 Raffle winner: Lou Rosa.  Other raffle winners: Gary Campbell, Dan Camilli, Ray Guadalupe and Rob Boals.

Other players that participated were  Chris Astoske, Tim Bland, Gary Bartz, Nick Napolitano, Tony Scaletti, Otto Vega, Walter Gomez, Guillermo Rodriguez, Keith Kehrer, Dennis Schmidt, Tony Torello, German Marin, Jorge Crespo, Bob Pila, Fernando Mejia, Craig Sellner, Andy Mancuso, Danny Kosciuk, Duane Pfund, Gary Drexler, Rich Buchaniec, Ray Jackson, Nick Salvaggio, Cecil Elie, JC Dargis, Frank Miller, Herman Santa, José Garcia, Eddie Essex, and Ron Jacobs.

From left: Fernando Mejía, Ray Guadalupe and Ignacio on 10/14/2210/14/22

Rob Boals

From left: Gus Migliore, Herman Santa, Frank Camacho, Dan Camilli, Pam Peña and Al Peña

From left: Gus Migliore receiving a plaque from Herman Santa

From left: Tony George receiving the award from Herman Santa

From left: Herman Santa, Al Peña and Herman Santa

From lfet: Herman Santa , Dan Pimpo and Gus Migliore

From left Gus Migliore, Lenny Lea, Dan Pimpo and Herman Santa

From left Gus Migliore, Harvey Taylor, Tony Guerrero and Herman Santa

From left: Herman Santa, Lou Rosa and Gus Migliore

From left: Herman Santa, Dan Camilli and Gus Migliore

From left: Herman Santa, Gary Campbell and Gus Migliore

 

 

 

 

From left: Nick Napolitano, Rob Boals, Gary Bartz and Tony Scaletti

From left: Keith Kehrer, Guillermo Rodríguez, Walter Goméz and Otto Vega

From left: German Marín, Jorje Crespo, Tony Torello and Dennis Schmidt

From left: Ray Guadalupe, Lou Rosa, Fernando Mejía and Bob Pilla

From left: Dan Mancuso, Dan Kosciuk, Duane Pfund and Craig Selnner

From left: Gus Migliore, Tony George, Tim Bland and Chris Astoske

From left: Ray Jackson, Gary Campbell, Rick Buchaniec and Gary Drexler

From left: Frank Miller, JC Dargis, Cecil Elie and Nick Salvaggio

From left: Dan Pimpo, Lenny Lea, Dan Camilli and Frank Camacho

From left: Al Peña, Pam Peña, Tony Guerrero and Harvey Taylor

From left: Ron Jacobs, Eddie Essex, Herman Santa and José Garcia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: Golf Tournament 2022

Golf 2022

September 27, 2022 Leave a comment

Golf 2022

From left: Fernando Mejía, Ray Guadalupe and Ignacio on 10/14/2210/14/22

From left Rob Boals, John Boals, Gary Bartz and Mike Remy on 3/4/22

 

Categories: Golf 2022

Sport 2022

September 25, 2022 Leave a comment

Sport Fan Dance 2022

By Herman Santa

On Friday, September 24th at the Disabled American Veterans Social Club, Port St. Lucie The Spanish American Club, Inc. held their Annual Sport Fan Dance.  Carlos Bonet, master of ceremonies and club president welcomed everyone to the party and thanked everyone for continued support.

From left: José Ramírez, María Garcia, Margarita Onoto, Julieta Green, and Bob Allen

During a break, Carlos conducted the raffles for the door prizes, 50/50 and celebrated the member’s birthdays of the month of September, among them were present: José Ramírez, María Garcia, Margarita Onoto, Julieta Green, and Bob Allen.

Door Prize Winners: Marta Ocasio, Sonia Hernandez, Abel Cruz, Lilly Cruz and Gloria Jaramillo.

From left: Juliet Nelson and Mary Figliora

50/50 Winners: Juliet Nelson and Mary Figliora

From left: Herman Santa, Roberto Aviles, Alma Aviles, Mrs. Padilla, Andres Padilla, Lucy Santa, Guillermo Rodriguez and Santiago Rodriguez

The Spanish American Club was founded in 1992. The mission of the club is to promote friendship and solidarity among its members and other nonprofit organizations throughout the Treasure Coast through cultural, social, civic and sport activities; to promote knowledge of all Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art, and folklore.

 

Mark your calendar

Our next event will be the Halloween Dance on Saturday, October 29, 2022.  Please reserve your seat on or before Monday, October 24, 2022 by calling Carlos Bonet at 917-204-6141 or email him at c.bonet@aol.com.

To learn more information about the club and to read and to see more photographs of the events since 1992, visit: www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

 

 

 

 

Categories: Sport 2022

Bowling 2022

September 15, 2022 Leave a comment

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Golf “Clubhouse” 2022

September 11, 2022 Leave a comment

Clubhouse celebration 2022

By Herman Santa

From left: James Wolf, German Marin, Herman Santa and Frank Camacho on 9/9/22

Warmest welcome to our newest Golfer James Wolf.  We are also rejoiced to have back with us German Marin.  The group celebrated in the clubhouse after the game on September 9, 2022.

From left (Back) José Garcia JC Dargis and Herman Santa
Front Mike Bolaños and Junior Colon on 8/5/22

On Friday, August 5, 2022 we celebrated Junior’s Eagle after the game.  Congrats to Junior.

Categories: Golf "Clubhouse" 2022

Golf-Memorable-Richie Torrres-2022

September 11, 2022 Leave a comment

Richie Torres’ lowest game

By Herman Santa

Richie Torres

Richie Torres shot “68” his lowest game ever on Friday, September 2, 2022, at The Saints. He was part of the SACI golf group with Bobby Arroyo, David Santiago, and Louis Atilano.  Congrats to Richie

Luau 2022

August 28, 2022 Leave a comment

SACI goes Hawaiian in Port St. Lucie

By Herman Santa

DJ Luis Ocasio

The Annual Luau party hosted by The Spanish American Club, Inc. “SACI” was celebrated on Saturday   August 27th at the Disabled American Veterans “DAV” in Port St. Lucie.

It was an evening of raffles, door prizes, music, leis and of course, dancing. DJ Luis Ocasio provided the entertainment. Master of ceremonies and president of the club, Carlos Bonet, welcomed everyone to the party and thanked every one of them for their continued support.

Following the president’s update, the board conducted the raffles and celebrated the birthdays of the month of August, while the D.J. played a Happy Birthday song for them. Among the present were: Otto Vega, Maritza Rivera, Flor France, Angel Pellot, Augusto Rodriguez, and Pat Wehrly.

Door prize raffle winners were Carly Wehrly, Josie Guadalupe, Javier Andrade, Gabriela Oñoto, and Elena Andrade.  The 50/50 winners were: María Garcia, Juliet Nelson, and Vivian Megaro.  A big thank you to our board who coordinated the event. A special thank you to all the members and their guests who attended and bought tickets for the raffles.  Proceeds will benefit the club’s scholarship program.

Plans are currently underway for our “Annual Sport Fan Dance” which will take place at the Disabled American Veterans Hall on September 24th.  The event will not be catered. Reservations are required. For more information, please contact the president of the club, Carlos Bonet at c.bonet@aol.com

From left: María Garcia, Juliet Nelson, and Vivian Megaro

From left: Carly Wehrly, Josie Guadalupe, Javier Andrade, Gabriela Oñoto, and Elena Andrade

From left: Otto Vega, Maritza Rivera, Florence Franks, Angel Pellot, Augusto Rodriguez, and Pat Wehrly.

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Scholarship Award 2022

August 18, 2022 Leave a comment

Congratulations Scholarship Recipients 2022

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Scholarship Committee would like to introduce our 2022 scholarship recipients. The club was able to award $4,000.00 to deserving Hispanic students. Each recipient can be found on our website: http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org/

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.

Brett Freedman

Brett Freedman awarded $1, 000. Brett was born in Stuart, Florida. His parents are Jason Freedman and Tisha Llopiz Freedman.  They were born in Columbus, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia. His Grandfather was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States at just 15 years of age in November of 1961. Brett attended Martin County High School, Florida and he will be attending The University of Central Florida where he will be pursuing a degree in Computer Science.

Connor Freedman

Connor Freedman awarded $1, 000. Connor was born in Stuart, Florida. His parents are Jason Freedman and Tisha Llopis Freedman.  They were born in Columbus, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia. His Grandfather was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States at just 15 years of age in November of 1961. Connor Freedman attended Martin County High School, Florida and he will be attending The University of Central Florida where he will be pursuing a degree in journalism with hopes of becoming a sports broadcaster.

Rebecca O’Neill

Rebecca O’Neill awarded $1, 000.  Rebecca was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Her mother, Sandra O’Neill, moved to the United States from Carabobo, Puerto Cabello, Venezuela in 2000. Rebecca attended Clark Advanced Learning Center, Stuart, Florida, and she will be attending Indian River State College where she will be pursuing a degree in Business while studying Holistic Nutrition and the Performing Arts.

Ronaldo Bautista was awarded $1, 000.  Ronaldo attended Lincoln Park Academy, Ft. Pierce, Florida, and he will be attending Indian River State College where he will be pursuing a degree in business Administration.

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 nonprofit 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.

The following students have been awarded scholarships since 1994.

Year/Name/Ethnicity/City

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/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 Rican/Stuart

2021/Devin Pahram/Mexic0/Port St. Lucie

2021/Melody Correa/Argentina/Port St. Lucie

2021/Kenya Sorto/El Salvador/Port St. Lucie

2021/Amber Abud/Chile/Dominican Republic/Port St. Lucie

2022/Brett Freedman/Cuba/Stuart

2022/Connor Freedman/Cuba/Stuart

2022/Rebecca O’Niell/Venezuela/Staurt

2022/Ronaldo Bautista/Mexico/Ft. Pierce

Golf Tournament “Par 5” 2022

August 10, 2022 Leave a comment

The Spanish American Club, Inc. sponsored Par 5 Golf Tournament

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, July 16th, some members of The Spanish American Club, Inc. participated on the Par 5 at Meadowood Golf Course in Ft. Pierce.  Among the participants representing the club were Ray Guadalupe, Herman Santa, David Santiago, Norman Robinson, José Garcia, Louis Atilano, Richie Torres and Frank Camacho.

Norman Robinson won the Hole in One (Hole # 14). Thanks to all participants who went above and beyond for a good cause.  All funds raised at the tournament to benefit the Par 5 scholarship in St. Lucie County.

From left Louis Atilano, David Santiago, Richie Torres and Norman Robinson

From left Louis Atilano, José Garcia, David Santiago, Herman Santa, Norman Robinson, Ray Guadalupe and Frank Camacho

From left (Back) Frank Camacho, José Garcia, Ray Guadalupe.
(Front) Herman Santa