The Rotary Club of
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The oldest continuously operating club in the world south of the Tropic of Cancer.
Chartered 1918
July 21, 2020
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 21  thru ZOOM

SPEAKER:  Salvador Coleman Tio, Coordinator of Agroecology of Para La Naturaleza, will be our guest speaker on Zoom.  The Rotary Club of San Juan has written a Global Grant with Para La Naturaleza for $289,000 which supports a new generation of regenerative farmers with the aim of transforming Puerto Rico's broken farm system.  Salvador Coleman Tio manages and is responsible for the execution of the project.

INVOCATION:      Juanita Velentin Morris

ZOOM Manager:  Georganna Hildebrand

PHOTOGRAPHER: José M."Pepito" Rivero

President Frank Earle Message
Fellow Rotarians,
“Our most important goal for the year is to grow membership.
We have several ideas but one that was submitted to the Board, to present to our members, is to have alternate meetings at 12:15PM one week and the next at week at 6:00PM. This is thought to be attractive to younger members and possible new members that cannot take time off during the day.
It is less complicated to organize using ZOOM but needs more coordination if we resume meetings in person at the AFDA club.
There were also two other ideas suggested during the discussion:
  1. Younger members and new recruits who prefer evenings and have other interests form a satellite club affiliated with The San Juan Rotary Club.
  2. Continue with our luncheon meetings as they are but during months that have 5 Tuesdays (apparently there are three ) organize a more social evening event for the 5th Tuesday of the month.
The board discussed the suggestions without reaching a consensus.
We need feedback from our membership with your opinion and input. Send a short email to Pat to let us what you think. (
Thank you.
IT IS WITH SADNESS that the Club announces the passing of Carolyn Castro, wife of Rotarian John Ferrandino.  Our condolences to John and his family.
Need covid/masks and food
We are looking for volunteers to help identify areas that need covid/masks and food.  And also volunteers to help distribute these.  The masks are not for individuals, they are for institutions.  The food is for needy families.  There is a very short lead time for this to occur so if you can help please contact Gerry Cumpiano @ or call him.

Status Consults

Statehood                     39.0%
ELA                               60.4%
Independence                0.6%
Statehood                     46.3%
ELA                               48.6%
Independence                4.4%
Statehood                      46.5%
ELA                                  0.1%
Independence                 2.5%
Free Association            0.3%
None of the Above        50.3%


 Statehood                    61.16%
 Free Association        33.34%
 Independence              5.49%
BlanK                           36.55%
Statehood                     97.13%
Free Association           1.52%
Actual Status(ELA)        1.35%
Our speakers were San Juan Rotarians, Dr. Norman Maldonado and Attorney Jorge Gonzalez who spoke on the Pros and Cons, respectively, of the new plebiscite law to be held with the general election to be held on November 3,  The following printouts contain some of the spirited contents of the discussion of this ever popular and controversial topic - the destiny of our island.  And, who better to rally to the platform than two Past Presidents of San Juan Rotary.  
Bulletin Editor
Jose M.(Pepito) Rivero-Olmedo
Jul 21, 2020
Para la Naturaleza
Jul 28, 2020
Students sponsored by our Club to the recent Youth Leadership & Teambuilding RYLA Camp
Aug 04, 2020
Why Puerto Rico - Multi Axis Mfg. in Orocovis.
Aug 11, 2020
Official Visit to San Juan Rotary
Aug 18, 2020
Ashford Presbyterian Community Hospital
Aug 25, 2020
Toastmasters International
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Immediate Past President
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Service Projects
Executive Secretary
Rio Piedras Rotary Club
Guayama Rotary Club
San Juan Weather
Puerto Rico Tourism
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Philip Bixler
July 1
Jose Duarte da Silveira
July 6
Michelle Crespo-Davila
July 7
Rafy Rodriguez
July 8
Russell Patterson
July 13
Wei Yang Li
July 18
Carlos Hamill
July 20
Jose M.(Pepito) Rivero-Olmedo
July 26
Roberto H. Valentín
July 31
Marcos A. Vidal Gambaro
Janet Pujol
July 8
Russell Patterson
Hallee Patterson
July 25
Join Date
Eric Rodriguez
July 1, 2016
4 years
Ramon Torres Rodriguez
July 1, 1975
45 years
Telesforo (Telin) Fernandez
July 1, 1983
37 years
Jose M.(Pepito) Rivero-Olmedo
July 2, 1972
48 years
Russell Hampton
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