The Rotary Club of
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The oldest continuously operating club in the world south of the Tropic of Cancer.
Chartered 1918
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December 12, 2017
 
 
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NEXT WEEK
 
 
The next meeting will be held on December  12 in the AFDA CLUB.
 
 
SPEAKER: We are pleased to announce that the Hon. Luis G.Rivera Marin, Secretary of State for Puerto Rico, will be our guest speaker.
 

 
INVOCATION:          Eric Rodriguez
ATTENDANCE:        Frank Earle
DOOR PRIZE:         Bob Schneider
SOUND SYSTEM:   Jerry Cumpiano
PHOTOGRAPHER: Luis Ramirez
 
MENU: Chef's Choice
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
Next week our club is receiving the first of two shipments of baby/toddler totaling over 55 tons.  We have most of the recipients identified but will need the involvement of our club members to help coordinate the receipt and distribution of the food.  Please contact Bob Bolte, who has worked diligently on setting up the shipping arrangements for the distribution of the food, to offer your assistance.  This project was started by two Rotarians from the Ithaca, New York club who coordinated the production of the 330,000 food packets with another club in Indiana.  The food was produced by through the volunteer efforts of the workers in the Indiana factory who donated their time over a weekend for the production.  The Ithaca Rotarians also raised over $15,000 to pay for the shipping to Puerto Rico.  Our club should be proud to have been involved in this effort and I encourage everyone to help next week with the final stage of this process, which started in September.  
Ken
A PERIOD OF SILENCE
Was held in memory of our Past President (1983-84), Clifford Myatt, who passed away last week.  The Club's condolences are extended to his family and friends.
OFFICERS-DIRECTORS FOR ROTARY YEAR 2018-2019:
 
President:              Jose M.(Pepito) Rivero
President Elect:     Telesforo (Telin) Fernandez
Vice President:      Edwin Aquino
Secretary:              Carmen Hammel
Treasurer:              Luis Ramirez
Immediate Past
  President:            Kenneth McGrath
Directors - 1 year:  Alan Austen
                              Gerardo Cumpiano
                              Georganna Hildebrand
Directors -2 years: Robert Bolte
                              Enrique Sigas
THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATE
Is being proposed for membership in the Rotary Club of San Juan:  VILMA COLON (Business Service: Marketing) President of Corporate Communications. 
Vilma is a former member of San Juan Rotary 1987-2006.  Sponsored by Patricia Schneider.
Any objections should be made to the Club Secretary at rotaryclubofsanjuan@gmail.com before December 12, 2017.
HURRICANE MARIA MAJOR DONORS 
 
Came to our Tuesday meeting.  We welcomed MAGDA BAGGETT, Past District Governor from Fayetteville NC and Neal Pocquette, President of the Rotary Club of Perrine Cutler Ridge Palmetto Bay (Miami) FL. 
PDG Magda is the sister of Antonio Grillo Lopez, MD, President of La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club in San Diego, CA whose club made a most generous donation of $10,000 to our Hurricane Relief Fund.  President Neal also presented his club's check for $33,575 to President Ken at the meeting.
Needless to say, Rotary Clubs from the mainland have been very supportive of our island's needs. 
HURRICANE RELIEF   
 
 
Rotarian Pique delivering a food package to a resident of Alejandrino community.
LAST WEEK
 
Pastor Bruce Clark of Trinity Church, spoke on the myriad activities and aid being given by his organization dedicated to helping those in need.  The focus is on (1) direct distribution (2) indirect distribution through community leaders, churches and social workers, and (3) help to the helpers.  While the disaster exposed weaknesses, it also showed the great strength and dignity of the Puerto Rican people.  Pastor Bruce grew up in the Big Sky country of Montana.  He and his wife and four children have lived in the States and in the United Kingdom (where Bruce acquired his PhD from U of Cambridge.)  They are excited to live here in Puerto Rico, Bruce is also a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy where he served as a research and development officer.  A man for all seasons!  Thanks go to fellow Rotarian Georganna Hildebrand. for bringing us this most inspiring guest speaker.
HOLIDAY PARTY 
Be sure to put December 19 on your calendar - the date of this year's annual Holiday Party with spouses & friends..
Celebrating our 99th Anniversary
The oldest continuously operating club in the world south of the Tropic of Cancer.
Club # 4523
 
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Jose M.(Pepito) Rivero-Olmedo
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