"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.
      

Dear fellow Rotarians,  

This is my last president's letter as my term ends on June 30. It has been my pleasure to have performed the duties of the presidency of the San Juan Club for this past year. I have learned a lot. I hope this experience will help the club in the future years.

I urge you to participate in the club's meetings and activities. Please help our new President, Maria de los Angeles, your help will benefit all that we do for those in need. The services that we give to many projects and activities in Puerto Rico and abroad are very important and they are the principal reason of our existence as a club. I will continue to participate as Past President and will do my best to help our club perform its duties. 

Please let me know of any ideas which you believe can help us achieve our goals.

My phone is 787-649-9426 and my email is ajcolorado@msn.com.

My very best to you all, and may God Bless,  

Tito 

 
President Antonio Colorado began the meeting with a review of programs held during the 2021-2022 Rotary Year, and our Club's contributions to worthy causes and the importance of membership growth to continue our presence in the community with Service Above Self.
Among our Club's contributions was to non-profit, community center, SBP PR, formed to cover the cost of a commercial sized refrigerate for the Community Center in Las Marias, PR. to help people in distress after Hurricane Maria.  Our annual activity held for the Boys & Girls Clubs island-wide that distributed Thanksgiving food to over 800 youngsters.  The Fundacion Cortes, for helping young boys and girls in their development $1,000.  Our District 7000 Grants and Rotary International Global Grants, that we helped sponsor, included Puerto Rico Vector Control, the eradication of mosquitos in Culebra, Souns, an early literacy program to which Rotary International contributed $163,000.  Brenda Erickson, the developer of Souns was a guest speaker at San Juan Rotary.  District Grants, this year, totaled $4.000 and Rotary International Global Grants $1,033,000.
Weekly programs, dedicated to community service, amounted to 20, either in person or on Zoom.
President Colorado then turned to the Awards and Recognition of those Rotarians who helped make this Rotary Year a successful one. Receiving Certificates of Achievement were: Georganna Hildebrand (Rotary Foundation Director), José M. "Pepito" Rivero-Olmedo (Public Image Director), Armand Pique (Service Projects Director), Carmen Hammel (Club Administrator), Gerardo Cumpiano (Membership Director), Luis Ramirez (Club Treasurer), Russell Patterson (Club Secretary), Franklin Earle (Immediate Past President), Maria de los Angeles Rivera (President Elect) and Patricia Schneider (Executive Secretary).  
The coveted Rotarian of the Year award was presented to Jorge Gonzalez, Esq. 
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ROTARIANS IN ACTION IN PUERTO RICO
DURING 2021
 
COMMUNITY KITCHEN
 
ELDERCARE HEALTH-NUTRITION-WATER SANITATION & HYGIENE
 
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Sunday the 17th Oct 2021
 
Rotarian Georgie- Greetings to you and the Rotary Disaster Relief & Recovery Team from the San Juan PR Club!
 
Thank you for sending the pictures and sharing the story below re: Owen Ingley, Co-Founder of PLENITUDE PR and his connection to D6970 / GAINESVILLE / UF.
 
This is certainly a timely and much needed ELDERCARE program in this Post-Hurricane Maria period.
 
Great outreach work / you and your husband along with the PLENITUD PR TEAM are certainly “changing lives.”  
 
Warmest regards.
 
Padraic E. “Pat” Mulvihill
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Padraic E. “Pat” Mulvihill President & Director- Rotary Club & Charities of North Jacksonville
Over 50 Years Serving and Connecting North Jacksonville via Projects Throughout Northeast Florida & the World
Co=Chair, District 6970 Emergency & Disaster Relief & Recovery Committee / US and The Caribbean
 
 
 
At the July 20 AFDA meeting, Dr. Grayson C. Brown, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Vector Control of the CDC, was presented with a Global Grant 1st Disbursement check of $25,000 for the Culebra Mosquito Project by President Antonio Colorado.
Receiving Outstanding Service Awards from our District 7000 were Juanita Morris and Jorge Gonzalez.
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.
 
 

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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Speakers
Betina Castellvi, Banco Popular (on Zoom)
Jul 12, 2022
Cyber and Fraud Threats: An overview of recent trends.
Hon. Daniel Dominguez (in AFDA)
Jul 19, 2022
Judge - US Federal Court
Laura Cantero, Executive Director (in AFDA)
Aug 02, 2022
Grupo Guayacan
Vanessa de Mari, President, PR Builders Ass'n.
Aug 23, 2022
Reconstruction of PR Housing & the Challenges We Face (in AFDA)
Laura T. Rozas, DLA Piper (PR) LLC (in AFDA)
Aug 30, 2022
Permits and Costal Zones in Puerto Rico
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.
Aida Aruna, Co-Owner
Oct 25, 2022
Direct Distribution Corp. (in AFDA)
Paula Rivera, PhDc
Nov 01, 2022
Fundacion Atencion Atencion
Alberto Baco
Dec 06, 2022
Partnership for Modern Puerto Rico (in AFDA)
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Hector Gaitan
    June 3
  • Juanita Valentin-Morris
    June 7
  • Julio Soto
    June 14
  • Salvatore Nolfo
    June 25
  • Ramon Barquin
    June 26
Anniversaries:
  • Juan Woodroffe
    Kim Casiano
    June 30
Join Date:
  • Rafael Aponte
    June 1, 1957
    65 years
  • Rafael B. Acosta
    June 1, 1988
    34 years
  • Thomas R. Tarbox
    June 1, 1992
    30 years
  • John Dillon
    June 22, 2016
    6 years
  • Paride Mazza
    June 27, 2017
    5 years
  • Frank Earle
    June 30, 2004
    18 years
  • Jose Felix Ballester
    June 30, 2008
    14 years
  • Norman Maldonado
    June 30, 2002
    20 years
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