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

Celebrating 102 Anniversary

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 12:30 PM
AFDA Club-, 2 Calle Cervantes, Condado
for info: 787-342-6179
PO Box 9021529
San Juan, PR 00902-1529
United States of America
For the moment we are meeting via ZOOM.
¡Felicidades! El CPA Luis Ramírez, será reconocido como #ColegiadoDistinguido por sus servicios a los colegiados.(Colegio de Contadores Públicos Autorizados de Puerto Rico)
Dear Rotarians:
This week our area of focus was the protection of the environment.  Attorney Laura Rozas provided a great framework of the Laws  and Regulations that regulate the maritime terrestrial zone (MTZ) and developments on it. Very useful information to be able to assess current controversies related to the delimitation of the MTZ.
Next week our meeting will be on September 8th at 6PM at AFDA. We will be having our silent auction event and cocktail.  We will not have a meeting on Tuesday,  September 6th.
Important dates to keep in mind:
  1. Silent Auction will be at AFDA on September 8 from 6:00- 8:00PM. The Silent Auction site is up and running. Please follow the link and register. Please share the link with friends and family, network, etc. We have a goal of raising $5,000 and need all the support. Please, come and join us for a great night.
  1. We are looking for volunteers to work in the Youth Avenue. So please contact me if you are interested and :
    1. Do you have experience with any youth organization? Such as Boy Scouts or the likes.
    2. Did you receive youth services / youth protection training.
  2. Like us in Facebook and ask to join our group in LinkedIn. Look for Rotary Club of San Juan 
  3. We have an official page in LinkedIn. Please follow your club at https://www.linkedin.com/company/san-juan-rotary-club/?viewAsMember=true
  4. This year we are committed to increase our membership. We are asking every member to bring two guests to our meetings. Please think who you could bring snd invite them!
The Board of Directors and I are counting with all your support and commitment to achieve our goals and take our club into the future. We are still looking for volunteers to join our five committees. Please let me know which one you will like to join. If you have any concerns or issues, please bring them to my attention along with your ideas and recommendations.
My phone is 787-525-4544 and my email is maria.rivera@pr.gt.com. Call me to share your concerns and ideas to make the best of our Club.
My best to all,
The Maritime Terrestrial Zone (MTZ) in Puerto Rico was the topic of Guest Speaker, Laura T. Rosas of DLA Piper (PR). The legal framework governing Puerto Rico's coasts has its origins in the Spanish Law of Waters of 1866, declaring that the coasts, adjacent waters, and beaches are of national domain and public use. Very strict adherence to these laws is in the public interest and any concession or permit must reflect the interest of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Our speaker's comprehensive talk created some lively audience participation. Kudos to President Maria for bringing us this most interesting speaker.
CONGRATULATIONS to JOSE "PEPITO" RIVERO OLMEDO, who was honored by District 7000 for his outstanding efforts as Editor of San Juan Rotary's e-Garita. The weekly newsletter delivers the Rotary message and our Club activities to members and island fellow Rotarians.  

DISTRICT GOVERNOR Juanita Valentin Morris presented Rotary International's 100 YEARS OF MEMBERSHIP certificate to Club President Pepito. in recognition of San Juan Rotary's century of the Object of Rotary, Service Above Self.

Agnes B. Suarez, President & CEO (in AFDA)
Sep 27, 2022
AIG Insurance Company of Puerto Rico
Francisco Luis, CPA, Esq.
Oct 04, 2022
Habitat for Humanity (in AFDA)
Adam Nili (on Zoom)
Oct 11, 2022
Blockchain and its Applications.
Training/Informational Meeting (on Zoom)
Oct 18, 2022
Rotary Foundation and our Projects
Aida Aruna, Co-Owner
Oct 25, 2022
Direct Distribution Corp. (in AFDA)
Paula Rivera, PhDc
Nov 01, 2022
Fundacion Atencion Atencion (on Zoom)
Training/Informational Meeting (in AFDA)
Nov 15, 2022
Club Runner, My Rotary
Gabriela Rosario
Nov 29, 2022
Encuentra Estudios (on ZOOM)
Alberto Baco
Dec 06, 2022
Partnership for Modern Puerto Rico (in AFDA)
Valeria Trinidad, Founder/President/CEO
Dec 13, 2022
EVOCARE (on Zoom)
Dec 20, 2022
Dec 27, 2022
Jan 03, 2023
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Glenn J. Garayalde
    September 2
  • Tito Colorado
    September 8
  • Jean Cornelius
    September 19
  • William Mevs
    September 22
  • Sherman Wildman
    September 28
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Tito Colorado
    September 8
  • Wanda Rodriguez
    September 28
  • Bucky Tervo
    Kathy Tervo
    September 25
Join Date:
  • Rick Weinland
    September 4, 2018
    4 years
  • Delia Colorado
    September 14, 2021
    1 year
  • Todd Swanson
    September 17, 2019
    3 years
  • Joel Sanders
    September 28, 2021
    1 year
  • Timothy Ericson
    September 28, 2021
    1 year
  • Jorge González
    September 30, 1996
    26 years