The Rotary Club of
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The oldest continuously operating club in the world south of the Tropic of Cancer.
Chartered 1918
August 27, 2019
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 27 in the AFDA Club.

SPEAKER:   Dr. Jorge Haddock, the 20th President of the University of Puerto Rico, will be our guest speaker.  

INVOCATION:       Warwick Butler

ATTENDANCE:         Frank Earle

DOOR PRIZE:          Bob Schneider
SOUND SYSTEM:   John Ferrandino
PHOTOGRAPHER: José M."Pepito" Rivero-Olmedo
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.
Club Director, Enrique Sigas, will hold a meeting of the MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE next week, August 27, at 11:00 AM in the AFDA Club.  Will the following Rotarians please make plans to attend Michelle Crespo, Jose Irizarry, Jorge Gonzalez, Ken McGrath, Rafael Aponte, Norman Maldonado and President Gerry.

BIRTHDAYS IN AUGUST   Celebrating are:  1-Juan Woodroffe; 2-Carmen Hammel; 5-Luis Marti; 9-Vilma Colon; 11-Fred von Hillebrandt. 

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

The following candidate has been approved for membership in San Juan Rotary by the Board of Directors.
KAROL M. OVIEDO (Finance: Payroll Services), Easy Checks Caribbean, sponsored by Past President Raymond Erb. is a candidate for membership in San Juan Rotary.
Objections, if any, must reach the Secretary by August 30.  The final decision rests with the Board of Directors

WITH VISITING ROTARIAN    SCOTT LECKMAN, MD, of the Rotary Club of Salt Lake City, Utah.  Scott is also a Past Governor of Rotary District 5420.  His club celebrated its 100th Anniversary.


With the title of his talk, "Puerto Rico: The Country We Want And Deserve", as his theme, guest speaker MANUEL CIDRE, gave  reasons of why he decided to be a candidate for Governor, as an Independent  (no political party affiliation) in 2016. (1) was to raise the bar to a serious and responsible level; not based on empty phrases and rhetoric.  For the first time in a Puerto Rico political campaign, we heard the traditional candidates talking about productivity, efficiency, how to eliminate unnecessary expenses, the public education system, and more.  (2) To bring new players to the political arena. (3) Increase a strong electoral force to send the right message to the establishment, that the people are demanding a new way of doing politics and a new way of governance, based on inclusion, participation and results.  With over 90,000 voting for him, the goal was over his expectations.  

Our speaker, founder of Los Cidrines, a leader in baking manufacturing, holds a BBA from Catholic U of PR.  He has held many leadership positions over the years and is presently Chairman of the Board on the Puerto Rico Pediatric Hospital Foundation, and Por Los Nuestros Foundation. Board Member of SER of PR and on the Board of Trustees of Catholic University of Puerto Rico.  

Recipient of many Community Awards, Mr. Cidre called upon all of us to make Puerto Rico a rich, democratic, honest, empowered and responsible country based on hard work, to fight against poverty and inequality.  An educated, safe place of opportunity that cares for the elderly and protects children.  A country seeking to have the best quality of life in the world.

Thanks to Past President Sal Nolfo who arranged for our speaker. 


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