"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,
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.
Now we are back and in full gear lining up excellent speakers and looking forward to the time when all our members are inoculated, and we can move to hybrid in person/ virtual meetings.
There is however a major concern, we continue to lose members at a faster rate than we attract new members. Gerry has volunteered to take on the position of Chair of the Membership Committee, but he needs the help of all of us to both grow membership and encourage more of our active members to participate in our Tuesday meetings. This is a daunting task that no one person can tackle alone. It requires all of us to pitch in. I hope everyone will do just that when he and the committee reach out you.
Thank you all,
Dr. Wilfredo Colon Requejo spoke on "The Culture of Peace in New Generations (COPING) Project: Establishing the foundations for the future” Holder of a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and a law degree, his dissertation was directed to the development of a program for the prevention of criminal behavior in young people.  The program offers psychology and social services to the community provided by mental health professionals. Joining the program was Dalyn Novak, from the Parkville Rotary Club in Kansas City, Missouri, our partner in the project.  Thanks to fellow Rotarian, Armand Pique, for arranging for our speaker.
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.
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.

Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Vice President
President Elect
Club Administration
Rotary Foundation
Service Projects
ZOOM Manager
Executive Secretary
January 2021

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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,
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
Wade Nomura, Author
Jan 19, 2021
The PLN Project
Fernando Navarro,The Finanxial Group
Jan 26, 2021
New Civil Code of Puerto Rico and How It Affects Wills
Edgardo Maldonado, Exec. Director, SBP Puerto Rico
Feb 02, 2021
Puerto Rico's Rebuilding Program
Feb 09, 2021
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Rick Weinland
    January 3
  • Miguel Gallo
    January 8
  • Angela Schlump
    January 15
  • Lance Brilliantine
    January 16
  • JOHN Regis
    January 21
Join Date:
  • Angela Schlump
    January 1, 2000
    21 years
  • Annette Diaz de Fortuño
    January 1, 2000
    21 years
  • Betsy Parker
    January 1, 1996
    25 years
  • Bucky Tervo
    January 1, 2002
    19 years
  • Carlos Hamill
    January 1, 2003
    18 years
  • Hector Gaitan
    January 1, 2000
    21 years
  • Jennifer Bates
    January 1, 1997
    24 years
  • John Ferrandino
    January 1, 1993
    28 years
  • Jose Duarte da Silveira
    January 1, 1977
    44 years
  • Jose Irizarry
    January 1, 2003
    18 years
  • Juan Woodroffe
    January 1, 1989
    32 years
  • Juanita Valentin-Morris
    January 1, 1995
    26 years
  • Julian Rodriguez-Sacristan
    January 1, 1992
    29 years
  • Keith Olson
    January 1, 1992
    29 years
  • Kenneth (Ken) McGrath
    January 1, 1983
    38 years
  • Patricia Schneider
    January 1, 1999
    22 years
  • Philip Bixler
    January 1, 1999
    22 years
  • Salvatore Nolfo
    January 1, 1984
    37 years
  • Sherman Wildman
    January 1, 1994
    27 years
  • Stephen Waterman
    January 1, 1990
    31 years
  • William Mevs
    January 1, 1987
    34 years
  • Miguel Gallo
    January 21, 2020
    1 year
  • Warwick Butler
    January 27, 2015
    6 years
  • Ricardo Betancourt
    January 30, 2018
    3 years
  • Wei Yang Li
    January 30, 2018
    3 years