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 15, 2017
Barry Rassin 
Of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. He will be declared the president-elect on 1 September if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
As president, Rassin aims to strengthen our public image and our use of digital tools to maximize Rotary’s reach.
The next meeting will be held on August 15 in the AFDA CLUB.

SPEAKER:  Giancarlo Gonzalez on "What role will "digital" play in radically rethinking how to deliver better services, with an emphasis in government and the emerging "govtech" economy.

INVOCATION:          Dr. Rafael Aponte
ATTENDANCE:        Frank Earle
DOOR PRIZE:         Didi Connelly
SOUND SYSTEM:   Bucky Tervo
PHOTOGRAPHER: Gerry Cumpiano
MENU: Chef's Choise
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
This year our club set aside $10,000 to be donated to at least four worthy service projects in Puerto Rico.  The board received nineteen potential project candidates, and this week announced that seven projects would be funded. .I would like to thank everyone who participated in this process.  Also, we encourage you to provide individual funding to support those projects not chosen.  To do so, simply tell Pat to debit your Rotary account for the benefit the project of your choice.
Maria Elena Perez 4x in Spartanburg, SC.
Weekly Invocations
WE NEED volunteers to deliver weekly Invocations.  If you want to help, please contact Club Administrator Director, Gerry Cumpiano, at 787-439-5846 or or see him at the luncheons.
URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD DONORS for Rotarian Louis Petit who needs a transfusion to be able to have his kidney dialysis. If you are or know someone who is a regular donor, please call Mr. Roberto Garcia at the Banco de Sangre, 787-751-6115 ext 614, located on Roosevelt Avenue in front of the Claro store and specify the donation is for Louis V. Petit, Doctors Hospital, Room 320. Four persons are needed for the transfusion.  If you need more information, please contact Vivian Rosado at Mobile Paints, 787-396-4842 or 787-257-2200 ext 302
Pittsburgh Rotary Club
PAST PRESIDENT, Juanita Morris, visited the Pittsburgh Rotary Club, who sponsored San Juan Rotary 100 years ago.  She invited the Club to our Centennial Celebration next year.  Both the Pittsburgh Club president and their District Governor Elect will try to come to our event.
Guest speaker, Civil Engineer Enriquillo Romero's, topic was about the RENACER Project starting up in Puerto Rico.  The project will be combining research and development, housing and preparatory teaching on new technology on harvesting using aquaponics and hydroponics to start a profitable business. 
     With degrees from Purdue and Indiana U, and with global experience in inter-disciplinary projects, our speaker recently came here from Venezuela to work on various projects including energy alternatives and drinking water options, among others.  Toa Baja is the area for the Pilot Project which is expected to grow exponentially in three years to affect 6600 persons. 
Celebrating our 99th Anniversary
The oldest continuously operating club in the world south of the Tropic of Cancer.
Club # 4523
Bulletin Editor
Jose M.(Pepito) Rivero-Olmedo
Aug 15, 2017
What role will "digital"play in the emerging "govtech" economy.
Aug 22, 2017
Let's refocus: It's time to rethink the possibilities!
Aug 29, 2017
The contribution of Pennock Gardens to Puerto Rico
Sep 12, 2017
Project in Naguabo to encourage youth to think outside the box
Sep 19, 2017
Health, Poverty and Economic Inequality
Sep 26, 2017
Official Visit to San Juan Rotary
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