The Rotary Club of
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The oldest continuously operating club in the world south of the Tropic of Cancer.
Chartered 1918
March 09, 2021
On March 09, Invocation by: Jean Cornelius
Guest Speaker, DR. YILDA FARRE RIGAU, Red Cross Community Volunteer Leader, will talk on "The American Red Cross in Puerto Rico: Who We Are, What We Do and When, Where and Why Do We Do It."
President Frank Earle Message
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
Following up on my email to all club members dated February 11,2021, I want to remind everybody that your donations to the Rotary foundation (TRF) support our efforts to serve our communities. Puerto Rico has been the recipient of millions of dollars in Grant Funding but, unfortunately, donations to TRF have not kept up with this increased demand.  
The Board of the Rotary Club of San Juan encourages you to donate to TRF. You can donate on-line at using a credit card or call Pat and she can add it to your account.
Additionally, thanks to a very generous offer of one of our members, our Board is able to match all contributions made between today and March 31 with award points. That means that you will get double points towards your Paul Harris level. It is a great opportunity to level up. If you would like to know how many points you need to get to the next Paul Harris level, just contact Pat Schneider and she will let you know.
All the Best,
Last Week
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Popular Bank (New York) and Chief Executive Officer for Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, IGNACIO ALVAREZ, was introduced by JORGE GONZALEZ.  The two shared a law office in Miami some years back.  Taking notice of Mr. Alvarez' work ethic, discipline and people skills, he was offered the position of head of Popular Bank in New York.  Earthquakes, Hurricane Maria, and the pandemic happened on his watch.  His talk was optimistic providing the local government takes advantage of the opportunities coming with increased funding.  Our speaker noted that Banco Popular has 161 branches on the island, with 8,000 employees and $50 million in its Foundation.  There were many participants in the Q & A period with concerns about spending the construction money carefully and without corruption.  The question of the Control Board and a balanced budget so Puerto Rico will not be faced again with a fiscal problem in the future was discussed. They were just a few of the many concerns our speaker addressed.   Rotarians thanked Mr. Alvarez for his insight and clarity.
Bulletin Editor
Jose M.(Pepito) Rivero-Olmedo
Mar 09, 2021
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Keith Olson
March 5
Hallee Patterson
March 11
Patricia Schneider
March 24
Ricardo Betancourt
March 25
Jennifer Bates
March 26
Armand Pique-Menig
March 28
John Hammel
March 28
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March 2
Pinky Pico
March 9
Hallee Patterson
March 11
March 15
John Ferrandino
March 29
Join Date
Charles K. Elias
March 1, 1982
39 years
Enrique Sigas
March 1, 1983
38 years
Alfredo Castellanos-Bayouth
March 5, 2019
2 years
Eugene Smotkin
March 5, 2019
2 years
Georganna Hildebrand
March 7, 2017
4 years
Lance Brilliantine
March 7, 2017
4 years
Roberto H. Valentín
March 15, 1947
74 years
Michelle Crespo-Davila
March 19, 2019
2 years
John Hammel
March 20, 2007
14 years
Hallee Patterson
March 21, 2017
4 years
Russell Patterson
March 21, 2017
4 years
Russell Hampton
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