"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 Rotarians:
 
Thank you to all that participated on this week’s meeting. We had a great presentation by Laura Cantero from Grupo Guayacán and I am sure great collaboration is on the works. One of our 7 areas of focus is economic development of our communities. Learning about the entrepreneurial environment in Puerto Rico is key for us to engage. Remember to check our calendar of speakers so you do not miss our 4 entrepreneurs, graduated from Guayacán, who will be sharing with us their challenges and goals. I am certain that we can serve as sounding boards and mentors to some of them.
 
As I mentioned in the meeting:
  1. Silent Auction will be probably at AFDA on September 8 at 6:00PM. An online auction is being set up so you can start reviewing the items and bidding pretty soon.
  2. 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.
  3. Like us in Facebook and ask to join our group in LinkedIn. Look for Rotary Club of San Juan
  4. We are working on the upgrade to our sound system so we can hold hybrid meetings. Please bear with us a little more!
  5. The District’s Chinchorreo at Dorado’s Parque Agroturístico from 10am on August 14, 2023.
 
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 would like to join. If you have any concerns or issues, please bring them to my attention along with your ideas and recommendations.
 
My phone number 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,
 
Maria
Photos: FR Luis Ramírez and FR José M. (Pepito) Rivero
 
Laura Cantero, Executive Director of Grupo Guayacan, Inc., (GGI) a private sector driven, non-profit organization, founded in 1966 with a unique model that has coupled private equity investment with a portfolio of programs aimed at developing, strengthening, and advancing Puerto Rico's entrepreneurial system, gave a comprehensive overview of what GGI does with its portfolio of global programs. These programs help entrepreneurs to build their ventures and generate socioeconomic impact for Puerto Rico by providing ideas to start-up and growth with the education tools and capital to take their ventures to the next level. Laura has had 18 years of experience in the financial services industry and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Angel Ramos Foundation. She holds a BA in Economics from the Wharton School, U of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid. Thanks to President Maria for bringing us this enthusiastic 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.

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Speakers
District Governor Agustin Montanez (on Zoom)
Aug 16, 2022
Official Visit
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 (on Zoom)
Aug 30, 2022
Permits and Costal Zones in Puerto Rico
LABOR DAY - No Meeting
Sep 06, 2022
Jonathan Gonzalez (on Zoom)
Sep 13, 2022
Team Raincoat
Training/Informational Meeting (on Zoom)
Sep 20, 2022
Our Club and Rotary History
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)
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
Dec 20, 2022
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
Dec 27, 2022
NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
Jan 03, 2023
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Juan Woodroffe
    August 1
  • Carmen G. Hammel
    August 2
  • Luis R. Martí
    August 5
  • Catherine Moscoso
    August 10
Anniversaries:
  • Gerry Goldsmith
    Kathi
    August 18
Join Date:
  • Jean Cornelius
    August 11, 2020
    2 years
  • Ramon Barquin
    August 11, 2020
    2 years
  • Armand Pique-Menig
    August 15, 2017
    5 years
  • Andres Pagan
    August 19, 2009
    13 years
  • Julio Soto
    August 19, 2008
    14 years
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