"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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Motivational speaker, Jose Ismael Irizarry, gave a spirited talk on how effective mediation is as opposed to medication.  Especially in these trying times, we have to shift gears and adjust as the quality of our thought equals the quality of our life.
A 20-minute meditation session can relieve anxiety and depression.
 
We heard from Sam Bloch, Director of Communitiere, a San Francisco based organization active world wide that responds and brings relief to disasters stricken areas. 
 
Past President Juanita Morris accepted San Juan Rotary's $2500 check for the YWCA's damages to its building.  Among its many community activities, the YWCA is an after school learning center for students from the surrounding area.
 
Fellow Rotarian and Head of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Dr. Stephen Waterman, spoke about the effects on public health during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.  A sharp increase in mosquito borne infections can be mitigated by control of their breeding areas.  River and stream water is absolutely NOT for drinking to avoid water borne diseases.  Increased attention to everyday good hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing is a must.  The Center is investigating the cases of suspected rare diseases.
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
Executive Director, Chris Low, gave an overview of the project's 21 years of serving the youth in Matenwa, Haiti. 
 
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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Upcoming Events
  • Board Meeting
    Banco Popular Center, 12th Floor
    Oct 23, 2017
    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM