The Rotary Club of
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The oldest continuously operating club in the world south of the Tropic of Cancer.
Chartered 1918
e-Garita
October 23, 2018
 
 
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The next luncheon will be on Tuesday, October 23 in the AFDA Club.
 
SPEAKER:  Attorney Olga Ramos, President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, who will speak on the organization's impact on education..    
 
INVOCATION:        Warwick Butler

ATTENDANCE:        John Ferrandino

DOOR PRIZE:          Bob Schneider
SOUND SYSTEM:   Bucky Tervo
PHOTOGRAPHER: Luis Ramirez
 
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President José M. (Pepito) Rivero-Olmedo-Message

Six kids under the age of 10 have been diagnosed with polio-like illness in Minnesota since September. The MN Dept of Health informed the disease, which primarily affects young children, is extremely rare with the first outbreak reported in August 2014 in the USA. By the end of that year, at least 120 patients had been diagnosed across 34 states, as CNN reported recently.  Yesterday another 10 cases were reported in Illinois.  We should continue contributing and making our best efforts to eradicate this terrible disease that cripple mainly children.

 

During our October 16 meeting we received a detailed report from the organization “Pisadas de Amor” on the use of the donation they received from our Club. We appreciate their report; they are realizing an extraordinary job.   

Pepito
 
 
Pisadas de Amor
 

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT Julio Soto Cubano of Pisadas de Amor, an organization formed to help seniors in need, gave a video presentation highlighting various homes restored in San Juan, Manati, Caguas and Vega Baja.  Replacing furniture, cabinets, stoves, refrigerators, clothes and other goods destroyed by Hurricane Maria, made the homes habitable again.  With” A Todas Por Mis Viejos", as the theme, the video clearly showed the dramatic changes In the lives of many affected oldsters.

Banner Presentation
 

ROTARIAN JOSE ISMAEL IRIZARRY presented President Pepito with a banner from the Rotary Club of Athinai (Athens) Greece together with a stunning make-up card featuring the Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis The Athens Club is celebrating its 90th year.  Jose was happy to share our 100th Anniversary pin with Dimitrios Mexis, Secretary of the Athens Club.  

Global Grants

 

CLUB DIRECTOR GEORGANNA HILDEBRAND brought us up-to-date on several of the Global Grants funded by Rotary International including the Global Grant for Teatro Por Amor in Peace and Conflict Resolution.  This Grant covers all four housing areas that have recruited students studying conflict issues like drug use and gangs. Another large project for a Global Grant is the economic recovery in Punta Santiago (together with P.E.C.E.S.), a project that will provide equipment and training to ten businesses that were damaged by Hurricane Maria and will train 50 underserved residents in carpentry.  As reported previously, Rotary clubs in the States have been most generous in sending monies and relief efforts continues as we find worthy projects. 

Celebrating our 100th Anniversary
The oldest continuously operating club in the world south of the Tropic of Cancer.
Club # 4523
 
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