"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, 
Last Tuesday we were able to help fund two important projects. The first one has the objective of eradicating mosquitos from the island of Culebra. And the second one continues to repair homes that were partially destroyed by hurricane Maria.  
This next Tuesday 27 we will not hold our club’s meeting because it is a local holiday. We will be celebrating Jose Celso Barbosa’s birth.   
Please remember that my phone is 787-649-9426 and my email is ajcolorado@msn.com. I will be very grateful for any ideas or comments you may have. 
I ask of you to be very careful with keeping your distance and wearing your masks, when necessary. Covid cases continue to increase. We want you healthy.  
My very best to you all, and may God Bless, 
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.
PHOTOS by: José M. (Pepito) Rivero
Guest speaker, Edgardo Maldonado, Executive Director of SBP PR, a non-profit that was originally formed to help people in distress after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, has been active in many places in the United States following major catastrophes. Immediately following the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria, SBP was present to aid in the reconstruction of Puerto Rico.  The organization is dedicated to the repair of homes and property for those who have no other form of relief.  Since much of the work performed by SBP PR is done by volunteers, the organization is able to provide first rate work at reduced costs.  To date, they have repaired 160 homes in Puerto Rico that were severely damaged by Hurricane Maria.  
As Executive Director, Edgardo overseas SBP's Puerto Rico operations since 2019.  Before joining the SBP team, he worked as a Licensed Architect and Project Manager for private industry.  Holder of a master’s degree in Architecture from UPR, born and raised in Puerto Rico, he is committed to keep working for the well-being of his island.  San Juan Rotary President Antonio Colorado presented Edgardo with a $2,000 check on behalf of the Manhattan Beach Rotary Club Charitable Foundation in California, thanks to the efforts of our Vice President, James Kennedy.
Receiving Outstanding Service Awards from our District 7000 were Juanita Morris and Jorge Gonzalez.
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
Franklin Earle,
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.
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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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President Elect
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Executive Secretary
August 2021

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Juan Woodroffe
    August 1
  • Carmen G. Hammel
    August 2
  • Luis R. Martí
    August 5
  • Karol Oviedo
    August 22
  • Gerry Goldsmith
    August 18
Join Date:
  • James Kennedy
    August 1, 2016
    5 years
  • Jean Cornelius
    August 11, 2020
    1 year
  • John Merrill
    August 11, 2020
    1 year
  • Ramon Barquin III
    August 11, 2020
    1 year
  • Armand Pique-Menig
    August 15, 2017
    4 years
  • Andres Pagan
    August 19, 2009
    12 years
  • Julio Soto
    August 19, 2008
    13 years