The Rotary Club of
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The oldest continuously operating club in the world south of the Tropic of Cancer.
Chartered 1918
January 16, 2018
The next meeting will be held on January 16 in the AFDA CLUB.

SPEAKER: Mr. Philip Wang, Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office.  His topic will be: Taiwan: An Island of Innovation

INVOCATION:          Eric Rodriguez
ATTENDANCE:        Frank Earle
DOOR PRIZE:         Bob Schneider
SOUND SYSTEM:   Jerry Cumpiano
MENU: Chef's Choice
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99th birthday

ROTARIANS celebrated the 99th birthday of Charles "Chuck" Hitt with song and applause.  A pioneer in housing developments, a community leader and champion on the tennis courts, Chuck has been a positive spokesman for our island for many, many years. Happy Birthday, Chuck, from all your fellow-Rotarians!

Maria Elena Perez 15x in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Welcome home, Maria Elena.

Past President Bucky Tervo presented a check on behalf of the Lincoln Elementary School in Ottawa, Illinois for $560, The school is comprised of 80% low income students. The school hosted a "Pajama Day" and the kids brought a donation of their choice to support Puerto Rico.  The event was of personal importance to a 1st grade teacher who lived in San Juan for four years and whose two children were born here.  A small portion of the donation is from Kathleen Barney and her family members in honor of her two sons.

Our speaker, Dr. Jose Rodriguez Orango, is one of Puerto Rico's experts on a headline topic of the day.  He is a professor and a former acting chancellor at the Medical Center Campus of the UPR School of Medicine.  His focus is on understanding of biochemical/pharmacology processes of anti-viral and anti-cancer drugs.  He was invited to Rotary to speak on the current situation of medicinal cannabis in Puerto Rico.  We learned that cannabis was known as far back as 5000 years ago in China.  The Indians in the New World were also aware of it in the 1500's.  The US, since 1937, has been either taxing, controlling or considering it a crime for possession.
The recently passed local law, Act 42, has now legalized medical marijuana.   Active license sites, labs, and dispensaries are being set up for the expected 60,000 patients by the end of 2018.  It was interesting to learn that 52 is the mean age of persons qualified to use the substance.
Celebrating our 100th Anniversary
The oldest continuously operating club in the world south of the Tropic of Cancer.
Club # 4523
Bulletin Editor
Jose M.(Pepito) Rivero-Olmedo
Jan 16, 2018
Taiwan: An Island of Innovation - Taipei Economic & Cultural Office
Jan 23, 2018
Health, Poverty & Economic Inequality
Jan 30, 2018
Let's refocus: It's time to rethink the possibilities!
Feb 13, 2018
Feb 27, 2018
In the Eye of the Storm: Preserving the Police Reform After Hurricane Maria
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