The Rotary Club of
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The oldest continuously operating club in the world south of the Tropic of Cancer.
Chartered 1918
e-Garita
April 30, 2019
 
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The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 30 in the AFDA Club.
 
 Guest Speaker: TBA
 
INVOCATION:       Warwick Butler

ATTENDANCE:         Frank Earle

DOOR PRIZE:          Bob Schneider
SOUND SYSTEM:   John Ferrandino
PHOTOGRAPHER: Luis Ramirez
 
MENU: Chef's Choice
If you prefer a vegetarian dish with fish OR a purely vegetarian dish, please tell it to the waiter as you are seated.  This is a great timesaver.
 
President José M. (Pepito) Rivero-Olmedo-Message

A new seating arrangement was used last week to focus more attention on invited guest speakers and to create a more communal meeting among our members and guests.

Regards,
Pepito

CELEBRATING  BIRTHDAYS  in April 2019
 

4-Rafael Aponte; 12-Enrique Sigas; 14-Tom Tarbox; 18-Bruno Mazza; 26-Gerry Goldsmith; 27-Bob Schneider; 29-Jorge Gonzalez & Ken McGrath; 30-Rafael Acosta

Be sure to sit at the Reserved Birthday Table and enjoy a glass of complimentary wine with your lunch.

 

CANDIDATE FOR MEMBERSHIP
The following candidate has been approved for membership in San Juan Rotary by the Board of Directors.
JAMES KENNEDY
(Classification:  Solar Energy & Sales)
President & Owner
Beach Cities Solar Consulting LLC
1413 Ave. Ponce de Leon, Suite 604
San Juan
Sponsor:  Juanita Valentin Morris
 
Objections, if any, must reach the Secretary by May 3.  The final decision rests with the Board of Directors
 
FUNDRAISING AUCTION  

Rotarian Gerry Cumpiano donated four tickets to upcoming musical events held at the Centro de Bellas Artes. Funds raised will be used to purchase better sound equipment for Rotary meetings.  At the April 23 meeting, bidding for the tickets started at $45 but quickly jumped to several hundred dollars.  The auctioneer - Ray Erb - seemed stunned when one bidder outbid himself several times.  In the end, the auction raised over $1,000 as the high bidder for all tickets was our guest speaker, Robb Rill.  Many thanks to the 20/22 Act Society for their support.  And, Mr. Rill donated the tickets back to the Club so the Auction will continue at next week's meeting.  Tickets are for May 4 and May 5 events.  Let's hope we can stun Ray again next week.  

VISITING ROTARIANS MARÍA CAROLINA MALAN 
 

WE WELCOMED VISITING ROTARIAN MARIA CAROLINA MALAN from the Rotary Club La Commercial in Montevideo, Uruguay.  She is the Director of Community Service in her Club.  

-LAST WEEK-
 
Guest speaker, ROBB RILL, is the founder of The Strategic Group PR, headquartered In Dorado Beach, PR, which is a private equity firm that specializes  in investing in private companies, with an emphasis in finance and technology, and taking majority or wholly owned equity positions in them.  His Fund has achieved unparalleled success.  As one of the pioneer recipients of the new tax incentive laws in Puerto Rico intended to incentivize asset managers to relocated in Puerto Rico in exchange for a 4% tax rate, he was one of the first ten recipients to relocate to the island in 2013.  Thus, he became the founder of the 20/22 Act Society, an organization with several hundred members, which has become the epicenter for tax grant recipients which are primarily but not exclusively hedge funds and private equity firms seeking to take advantage of these new programs. The 20/22 Act Foundation, which is the main charitable vehicle for recipients of tax incentives on the island has effected change for the estimated 300,000 abandoned dogs on the island among supporting other numerous local charities.  His talk inspired many questions from the audience And, oh yes, he and his wife, Tara, have their beloved Golden Retriever, Chloe, rescued from the streets and enjoying her home in Dorado Beach and summers in Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as in Gainesville, Florida. Mr. Rill holds a BS and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Florida.
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Jose M.(Pepito) Rivero-Olmedo
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