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 31, 2018
The next meeting will be held on July 31 in the AFDA CLUB.
SPEAKER:  Bradley Miller, President of Interior Plant Scapes.  His topic, "Your Best Work, The Best Way: How to embrace the power of vision and systems to build a business that works."
INVOCATION:          Juanita Valentin Morris
ATTENDANCE:        Frank Earle
DOOR PRIZE:         Bob Schneider
SOUND SYSTEM:  John Ferrandino
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 José M. (Pepito) Rivero-Olmedo-Message
In our last meeting we had the opportunity to listen from our Fellow Rotarian Walter M. Higgins III about the PREPA (Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority) real situation.  He leads the company through the final stages of emergency power restoration and the beginning of the transformation to a new model for electricity service in Puerto Rico.  He took the time to share with our Club and the time seemed short listening to this interesting topic.
Centennial Gala on Saturday, August 4 at the Sheraton Convention Center
District Membership Seminar will be held at Manatí Rotary Club on Saturday, August 11.  The day will begin with registration and breakfast at 8 AM.  At the conclusion of the session a luncheon will be held.  The day will conclude at 2:00 PM.  The cost to attend is $15.00 p.p. (breakfast and luncheon included).
Happy Birthday Rotarians!
CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS IN JUNE:  3-Hector Gaitan; 4-Federico Sanchez; 6-Jorge Socca; 7-Juanita Morris; 9-Jillian Carmichael; 11-Major Eric Rodriguez; 15-Orlando Fiallo & Amaury Rivera; 25-Bob Bolte &
Sal Nolfo.
CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS IN JULY.  1-Philip Bixler; Jose Duarte da Silveira; 8-Dr. Rafael Rodriguez-Mercado; 13-Russell Patterson; 18-Willie Li; 20-Carlos Hamil; 26-Jose (Pepito) Rivero-Olmedo; 31-Roberto Valentin.
We hope you will sit at the Reserved Birthday Table and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.
For Sale
Former San Juan member, Richard Marracino, has some authentic Spanish furniture for sale.  If interested, call him at 787-360-9676
We welcomed Walter M. Higgins III, retired President & CEO of Ascendant Group Ltd and former CEO of Puerto Rico Power Authority (PREPA), the bankrupt, devastated electric utility company providing electric service to all of Puerto Rico.  PREPA's electric system was destroyed by Hurricane Irma and Maria in September 2017.  The company was already in bankruptcy proceedings when the hurricanes struck as a result of years of mismanagement and political interference Our speaker led the company through the final stages of emergency power restoration and the beginning of the transformation to a new model for electricity service in Puerto Rico.  He departed PREPA in July 2018.
Mr. Higgins graduated with a nuclear science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis MD and post graduate degrees from Stanford U, U of Idaho and George Washington U.  He served as an officer on nuclear submarines.
We learned that among the people who do not have power, many are not there to receive it, or their homes were destroyed.  He itemized what it will take to have PREPA conform with U.S. standard technologies.  Get off oil and use liquified natural gas.  Use the merit basis and get rid of corruption; frequent internal audits; no politics inside the agency.  And, not to fix, replace but completely rebuild as a modern facility.  Mr. Higgins fielded many questions from the floor and willingly stayed after adjournment to hear from the many Rotarians for whom this subject is so vital.
Celebrating our 100th Anniversary
The oldest continuously operating club in the world south of the Tropic of Cancer.
Club # 4523
Bulletin Editor
Jose M.(Pepito) Rivero-Olmedo
Jul 31, 2018
Your Best Work, the Best Way:
Aug 04, 2018 6:00 PM
San Juan Rotary Club Centennial
Aug 07, 2018
Aug 14, 2018
Associated General Contractors of America, PR Chapter
Aug 21, 2018
Office of the Advocate for the Advanced Aged
Aug 28, 2018
The 20-22 World
Sep 11, 2018
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