The Rotary Club of
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The oldest continuously operating club in the world south of the Tropic of Cancer.
Chartered 1918
April 02, 2019
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 02 in the AFDA Club.
INVOCATION:       Warwick Butler

ATTENDANCE:         Frank Earle

DOOR PRIZE:          Bob Schneider
SOUND SYSTEM:   Gerry Cumpiano
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
Our District Conference is around the corner:  April 26-28, 2019.  Please register on line: We are just one month away of this important conference. Great events are waiting for you at the Sheraton Old San Juan.  Let’s accompany our District Governor, Juanita Valentín-Morris, in this journey.
 The basis of good health is access to clean, safe, drinking water.  For most of the world clean water is medicine.  Rotary Clubs of all sizes can get involved in a water project, but developing a project takes planning.  By uniting several clubs together and/or partnering with a reputable organization, a single Rotary Club can make a bigger impact.  When getting involved look for projects that are sustainable.  The most important thing to remember is that the project does not belong to the Rotary Club or District, it belongs to the people it serves.
The lack of access to clean water, sanitation facilities and hygiene resources is one of the world’s biggest health problems and one of the hardest to solve.  Rotary has worked for decades to provide people with clean water by digging wells, laying pipes, sinks and toilets.  But the biggest challenge has come after the hardware is installed. Too often projects succeeded first, but eventually failed.  That’s one factor why Rotary has shifted its focus over the past several years to emphasize education to the community, collaboration and sustainability.  Community engagement is crucial to making long-term change.  This is key to any project.

Saturday, April 13, at 12:30 pm, AAUW (The American Association of University Women) will Hold its Perfect Pairings IX, a gourmet lunch of wine and food pairings at La Casona Restaurant, 609 San Jorge St., Santurce.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the scholarship and fellowship grants from AAUW and the projects of AAUW Puerto Rico.  Cost is $75 per person.  Valet parking available. Call Linda Garayalde at 787-505-8207 for reservations or more information.


Guest speaker, BRAD DEAN, is the CEO of Discover Puerto Rico, the local Destination Marketing Organization for Puerto Rico.  A fellow-Rotarian who grew up in a small farming community in Illinois, after earning his degree in accounting from the U of Illinois, he started his award-winning career as a financial analyst for General Electric. From 1995 to 1999, he ran the Myrtle Beach location of the Hard Rock Café chain. After joining the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, a its CFO, he was named president and CEO of the Chamber in 2003.  Holder of numerous leadership positions with a variety of organizations, He is on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the U.S. Travel Association.

           While relatively new to his present position, our speaker feels tourism here has a bright future.  Discover Puerto Rico's alliance with Brand USA provides great international reach with promotional efforts to bring increased tourism to our island.  

Bulletin Editor
Jose M.(Pepito) Rivero-Olmedo
Apr 09, 2019
Who is a Boricua? A presentation focusing on cultural immersion & isocial/business etiquette
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