The Rotary Club of
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The oldest continuously operating club in the world south of the Tropic of Cancer.
Chartered 1918
February 23, 2021
On February 23, Invocation by: Joe Sampson
Guest Speaker, ANTONIO MORALES, has worked for years to bring theatre for the underserved youth of Puerto Rico with Teatro por Amor.  He was recently appointed Director of the Department of Arts and Culture for the city of San Juan.  One of his main goals in his new position is to bring the arts to San Juan again!  Public and free!  He wants to establish a Performing Arts Program where most of our citizens can enjoy the benefits. 
President Frank Earle Message
Dear Fellow Rotarians:
This is an important reminder that next week, February 21 to 27 is Rotary Week in Puerto Rico.
Rotary Day, Tuesday February 23, is the day that Governor Mercedes and District 7000 will celebrate by having a Car Rally.
The Rally will start at the Convention center at 6:30PM with the organization of the cars and the participation of the Honorable Miguel Romero, Mayor of San Juan.
The Rally will leave the Convention Center at 7:30PM and proceed to the Capitol Building which will be lit with distinctive Rotary colors and there the Rally will be received by Representatives of both the Senate and the House with a brief ceremony.
The Rally will proceed through Old San Juan before concluding. It is expected that the Rally will take about one hour.
It is important that a large number of Rotarians from all 31 clubs in the district participate.
I need to let the district know beforehand how many Vehicles from our club will attend to this wonderful event.
Please call me if you intend to participate at 787-605-3891.
Thank you,
Last Week
San Juan Rotary Past President, Attorney Jorge Gonzalez, spoke on Puerto Rico's status post November 3 referendum as a follow up to his prior talk on the Referendum Law.  When the conversation turns to statehood for Puerto Rico, anyone who has lived here a fair amount of time is well aware of the arguments in favor or against a change in status for the island.  They range from language (will we need to become a bilingual society), transition of our tax system, and the ever-present emotional impact, to name a few.  Almost all politicians have said that there is no consensus, and the vote is not clear. A constitutional convention or a process that has the approval of all parties in Puerto Rico and the US Dept. of Justice, are alternatives to address the issue.  Patience is needed as it will be a long process and short cuts will be counterproductive.
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Feb 23, 2021
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Mar 02, 2021
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Mar 09, 2021
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February 25
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February 20
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February 3, 2015
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February 27, 2018
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February 27, 2018
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