The Rotary Club of
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The oldest continuously operating club in the world south of the Tropic of Cancer.
Chartered 1918
May 15, 2018
The next meeting will be held on May 15 in the AFDA CLUB.
SPEAKER: Alberto Marti, Conservationist and Environmentalist.  His talk will be on the Scuba Dogs Society,  recognized as a leading conservationist organization.
INVOCATION:          Juanita Valentin Morris
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 Kenneth McGrath Message
During the past several months our club has had several speakers, including talks by club members, discussing relief efforts in Puerto Rico related to the hurricane.  The Relief Committee has been active in distributing a variety of goods to many of the neediest communities in Puerto Rico.  We have been very fortunate that many Rotary clubs in the US have sent donations of food, water filters and other goods, as well as a significant amount of money to support our relief efforts in the local communities.  These efforts will continue into the foreseeable future as we still have much work to do to help restore some semblance of normalcy in stricken communities.  We seek you help and assistance in these efforts.  Please let the Relief Committee members know that you would like to join in these efforts; In addition, our club is working on several global grants which will multiply the funds received by several times over.  We are looking for worthwhile projects.  If you have identified a need in a community located anywhere in Puerto Rico, please it to the attention committee so that it can be considered.



Rotarians Ken McGrath, Pepito Rivero and Bob Bolte are holding the banner representing the Hurricane Relief donation of 327,000 pouches of baby food sent to Puerto Rico by the Skojdt-Barret Company in Indianapolis, Indiana and Toronto, Canada.  With the help of several island Rotary Clubs, the pouches were distributed to children, with 45% going to the elderly.  The pouches, prepared by employees on their free time, is another indication of the generosity of our Stateside compatriots.
Robert Hemphill, Founder & CEO of Sunshine Solders of Encinitas, CA,  author of Saving the Caribbean, talk was entitled, Renewable Energy: The Puerto Rico Revolution."  He began with an overview of Prepa's pre-Maria history citing their bankruptcy status, debt defaulting, and unreliable, dangerous & incompetent service.  Their last official audit was in 2012 and their Annual Report in 2014.  He has set up power plants and systems all over the world, with a policy of no politics.  He stated the seven ways to make electricity, agreeing that nothing is perfect.  He was not impressed with one proposal, noting their management history is appalling and their assets worth very little.  Acknowledging that the solution won't be easy, Mr. Hemphill said it is time to stop the politics, placing blame, finger pointing, and island culture and face the daunting economic situation on the island.  He said, "It can be done."  
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
May 15, 2018
Scuba Dogs Society, a leading conservationalist organizatio
May 22, 2018
May 29, 2018
A Life in Conservation & Management of Natural Resources
Jun 05, 2018
Jun 19, 2018
Jul 03, 2018
View entire list
Upcoming Events
San Juan Rotary Club-Centennial Celebration Gala
Sheraton Hotel & Casino-Convention Center
Aug 04, 2018
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Rio Piedras Rotary Club
Guayama Rotary Club
San Juan Weather
Puerto Rico Tourism
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Club Administration
Public Relations
Rotary Foundation
Service Projects
Executive Secretary
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Please add to your safe sender list or address book.
To unsubscribe from future e-mails, click here.
To forward this email to your friends, click here.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7
ClubRunner is a registered trademark of Doxess Technologies Inc.
© 2016 ClubRunner. All Rights Reserved.