"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.
      
JUN 12  – JUN 16
2021 Virtual Rotary International Convention
Online Event

The Rotary International Convention, scheduled for 12-16 June 2021, in Taipei, Taiwan, will now be a virtual event in response to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.

We are sorry that we will not see you in Taipei this year, but this decision, made by the Rotary Board of Directors, is necessary to protect the health of everyone involved. We will share more details about the 2021 Rotary International Virtual Convention soon. Here’s what you need to know now:

Virtual Convention Registration

The Virtual Convention will be open to all Rotary members and participants. Event registration will open in mid-April and will include a promotional fee of $49 for 21 days, with an increase afterward to $65.

The Rotaract, Youth Exchange Officer and Inter-Country Committee pre-conventions will be held 10-11 June 2021. The cost of each preconvention event is $20. Both the convention and preconvention events include access to the House of Friendship. Please continue to check back for more details and updates.

Virtual House of Friendship

Our virtual House of Friendship is where convention attendees gather to learn about Rotary products and services, share project information, and shop.

Those interested in showcasing their product or service should email exhibitor@rotary.org for more information or to request an exhibit application.

Dear Fellow Rotarians,
The Rotary year is quickly coming to an end. We are planning what I hope will be an In Person meeting June 22 when I and the Board will present the state of the cub, reflect on the activities and accomplishments of the club in 2020/2021 and I will recognize a few of the many members that contributed to those accomplishments.
During the meeting of June 28, which again I hope will be In Person, I will pass the gravel to our President for 2021/2022, Tito Colorado and his Board.
That promises to be a wonderful meeting that, I am sure, will attract a robust congregation of our membership.
Thank you,
Frank
 
Photos by: Antinea Rivera
 
 Introduced by Rotarian Angelique Sina, our speaker, Lcda. Soammy Acevedo, Founder of the Super Heroes Foundation, 
for children with special needs who benefit from the unique curriculum offering basic education and literacy.  Armed with a Masters in speech language pathology and certifications in autism, hearing loss, and attention deficit disorder, Ms. Acevedo, assisted by Dalma Gonzalez, emphasized how early investment in the lives of disadvantaged children will help reduce inequality in both the short and the long term.  A program in Aguadilla with Montessori assistants and professionals in various areas of therapy is on target.  One of many goals is to integrate these youngsters with other kids.  Volunteers are most welcome.  Our speaker can be contacted at: 787-398-0242 & 939-312-9079 or superheroestherapy@gmail.com.
 
 
 
Rotarians from all island clubs are flying banners urging and thanking people in Puerto Rico, for their good and the good of others, to get the Covid-19 Vaccine.  San Juan Rotary's banner is located at 1469 Wilson Street, in the Condado, across the street from SuperMax.  Board members and Past Presidents Gerry Cumpiano and José "Pepito" Rivero-Olmedo P.D.G., are pictured with the very colorful banner.  
Vice President, JAMES KENNEDY-PHF, recognized the following Rotarians whose Recognition Level increased their Paul Harris Fund:  HECTOR GAITAN-PHF+2; GERALD CUMPIANO-PHF+1; FRANKLIN EARLE-PHF+7.  Congratulations to all three!
Dear fellow Rotarians,
The Rotary Club of San Juan has the honor of hosting Resident Commissioner Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez as our Speaker on October 13, 2020. We “ring the bell” at 12:30 PM and introduce the Speaker at 12:45PM.
Her presentation will be focused on Economic Development and Healthcare. Given the importance of these issues and our Speaker’s unquestionable expertise to address them, the club has made the decision to open the meeting to all District 7000 Rotarians who would like to join us. Our meetings are held in English and for the time being, totally virtual. All those who want to join us please use the ZOOM link provided in this email
Cordially,
Franklin Earle,
President      
 
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.  
 
 
In her presentation Attorney Calero she cover macro events from 2000 to the present, including investment, consumption, employment and unemployment tendencies. The challenges we face in these time, as well as the delays in recuperation funds will also be covered.   But I think most of us will be most interested in Covid 19 impact, and the executive orders and their impact on consumer patterns, and their short term impact.
 
 
May 4, 2020.  Delivering 1,000 N/95 masks to Dr. Pablo Rodríguez Medical Director Trauma Center Centro Medico de Puerto Rico and Dr. Graciela Rivera, Intern Ob/Gyn Central Médico.  This is the only trauma center in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean! Daphne Bechara and Vilma Vélez from Fundacion Bechara.  Special thanks to Georgie Hildebrand and the Rotary Club of San Juan for their amazing contribution and support👍👏💪
 
 
Our first meeting was held yesterday on zoom. The presentation by Dr Steve Waterman and Dr Francisco Alvarado Ramy was informative and interesting. The relationship between The San Juan Rotary Club and the CDC, and the Health Department has been long and strong.
PAST PRESIDENTS from Rotary Years 1967-68 to the present, were well represented as they escorted the new President for his swearing-in ceremony.
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Rotary Club of San Juan and Santurce participate in the collection of non-perishable items at Supermax, De Diego in the Condado Area.
 

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.

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Home Page News
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of my father and Fellow  Rotarian, Fred von Hillebrandt, on November 27, 2020 at the age of 91. He was also the  Father-in-law and Grandfather of the Rotarians of our Mayaguez Rotary Club, Gerardo Andrade and Carlos Andrade, respectively.
 
Attached are some pictures from the last District and Club activities I believe he attended,
 
Sincerely,
Christa
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
TROY W. FIELDS, RIP
 
Yesterday we learned the sad news of the passing of our CR Troy W. Fields.
We met Troy within the Rotary movement of Puerto Rico as a member of the Rotary Club of San Juan.
All of us who were able to share with Troy through the years are witnesses of his good humor, frank friendship, desire to serve others, and his special commitment to young people.
On behalf of Marilyn and myself, we extend our condolences to Anabel and her family, to all the members of Rotary Club San Juan, and to the entire great Rotary family in Puerto Rico.
Troy, we're going to miss you. May you enjoy eternal Peace in the company of our Lord.
 
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted”. Matthew 5:4
 
 
PDG Jorge A. Vázquez
PDG Marilyn López
 
Speakers
In Person in AFDA
May 25, 2021
Happy Reunion Get Together
NO MEETING
Jun 01, 2021
Memorial Day Weekend
Dr. Carl Soderberg
Jun 08, 2021
Alberto Medina, Esq.
Jun 15, 2021
Tribute to Dr. Johnny Rullan on his ideas about public health & the need to reform the health system
Awards and Recognition Meeting
Jun 22, 2021
President Frank congratulates the Rotarians who helped make the 2020-21 Rotary Year a successful one
Change of Command
Jun 29, 2021
President Frank hands the gavel over to Incoming President Antonio "Tito" Colorado.
General Jose Reyes
Jul 06, 2021
Puerto Rico National Guard
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Jose Irizarry
    May 5
  • Georganna Hildebrand
    May 7
  • Luis Ramirez
    May 9
  • Bertram P. Finn
    May 11
  • Annette Diaz de Fortuño
    May 31
Anniversaries:
  • Hector Gaitan
    Cecilia Gaitan
    May 27
Join Date:
  • Bertram P. Finn
    May 1, 1980
    41 years
  • Gerry Goldsmith
    May 1, 1997
    24 years
  • Ralph W. Bixler
    May 1, 1976
    45 years
  • Vicente J. Antonetti
    May 1, 1984
    37 years
  • Joseph Sampson
    May 18, 2010
    11 years