"The oldest continuously operating club in the world south of the Tropic of Cancer"

Celebrating our 99th Anniversary

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
AFDA Club, 2 Calle Cervantes, Condado
for info: 787-342-6179
PO Box 9021529
San Juan, PR  00902-1529
United States
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This young lady, 24-years old, from San Juan, Puerto Rico, completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of the Sacred Heart (“Universidad del Sagrado Corazón”) in Psychology. She has always been involved in community service and striving to help wherever possible.  She knew a Master Degree in Peace and Justice was the right choice after graduating.  She applied for a global grant scholarship to be able to pursue her dream.
 
Our Rotary Club of San Juan (D-7000) along with the Rotary Club of La Jolla Triangle (D-5340) submitted the application to Rotary International (Rotary Grants).  On July 11, 2017, she was awarded the scholarship in the amount of $45,000 to attend the University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, for the 2017-2019 academic years.
 
Now she is going to San Diego, California, to pursue her dreams of helping communities from around the world.  None of this would have been possible without the extraordinary help of the Rotary Club of San Juan, P.R.
 
 
Guest speaker Robert Collins, spoke on the events of 9/11 as he was an eye witness to that horrific day in New York City.  At age 35, Robert was a recent arrival assuming his new employment with the Oil & Natural Gas Mercantile Exchange, located near the Twin Towers.  As he related, it was a beautiful day with temperatures in the 60's.  As the second plane hit, there was an eerie 10-15 seconds of silence - and then the screaming began.  He helped with the evacuation of 6000 and then went to get his young son who was uptown. 
A show of hands indicated that most of us have seen the new World Trade Tower that took 13 years to build.  Robert believes that there are real parallels to what Puerto Rico is going through during its own fiscal crisis and hoped his talk reminded others of what the opportunity to thrive through crisis looks like. 
A most certainly appropriate program for all and kudos to Speaker Chairman Warwick Butler.
 
 
Executive Director, Chris Low, gave an overview of the project's 21 years of serving the youth in Matenwa, Haiti. 
 
Check in the amount of $1,240 to award winner the Ballet de San Juan was accepted by Rotarian Lance Brilliantine.
 
PAST PRESIDENT, Juanita Morris, visited the Pittsburgh Rotary Club, who sponsored San Juan Rotary 100 years ago.  She invited the Club to our Centennial Celebration next year.  Both the Pittsburgh Club president and their District Governor Elect will try to come to our event.
 
MANY OF OUR PAST PRESIDENTS CAME TO THE CHANGE OF COMMAND
 
 
 
DISTRICT AREA ONE ZONE REPRESENTATIVE, JIMMY GONZALEZ OF THE SANTURCE CLUB, HIS WIFE MARGARITA OF THE E-CLUB, PICTURED TOGETHER WITH SAN JUAN ROTARIANS KEN, JENNIFER AND PEPITO RIVERO.
 
The coveted ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR was awarded to Vice President and former District Governor, Jose M. Rivero-Olmedo.  CONGRATULATIONS PEPITO!
 
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Speakers
District Governor Jose Lucas Rodriguez
Sep 26, 2017
Official Visit to San Juan Rotary
Jose Ismael Irizarry, Triathlete
Oct 03, 2017
From an Ironman to an Iron Soul; living an extraordinary life in a simple way.
Sister Nancy Madden, Founding Director, P.E.C.E.S.
Oct 10, 2017
P.E.C.E.S. based in the community of Pta.Santiago to encourage youth to think outside the box.