"The oldest continuously operating club in the world south of the Tropic of Cancer"

Celebrating 101 Anniversary

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
AFDA Club, 2 Calle Cervantes, Condado
for info: 787-342-6179
PO Box 9021529
San Juan, PR  00902-1529
United States of America
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San Juan Rotary held its Annual Meeting whose purpose is to inform the members of what has been achieved at both the Club level and in Puerto Rico.  We have definitely made an impact on our community.  
 What we need are "boots on the ground."  Club members willing to manage projects. Director Georganna Hildebrand gave an overview of the copious amount of Rotary Foundation Grants extended to our Club in the past years.  We then heard from VP Ray Erb who brought us up to date on the activities of the four high school Rotary Interact and the Inter-Metro Rotaract Club.  We will see the Commonwealth High Interact Club in action at our Thanksgiving Event on November 28 when we host the Boys & Girls Club youngsters.  Service Project Director, Armand Pique, told of the many "hands-on" home repairs and rebuilding that our Club was able to accomplish with the generous help of many stateside and several international clubs.  
Our financial status was reviewed.  An increase in operating costs, will call for a $4 per month uptick in dues, as of January 1, 2020, 
President Gerry took questions from the floor.  The meeting was then adjourned.  
 
San Juan Rotarian, WEI YANG LI i receives his Paul Harris Award from Club Director GEORGANNA HILDEBRAND.

A PERIOD OF SILENCE WAS HELD.in memory of DR. GARY CLARK, who passed away last Sunday.  Gary was President of San Juan Rotary in 1999-2000.  He was the Head of the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention in P.R).

 
Salvador Coleman Tio, Coordinator of Agroecology & Judy Galib, Development Coordinator of Para La Naturaleza, a local environmental advocacy group educating and training farmers, accepted the first Rotary International Global Grant check for $146,000.  This project started with an idea by the Rotary Club of St. Simons Island, Georgia.
 
 Dr. Antonio Grillo-Lopez, Past President of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club in San Diego, California, visited our club.  Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Grillo's club and other area clubs, extremely generous donations were made to San Juan Rotary's Hurricane Relief Fund.  These funds are being used to repair damaged homes on the island. San Juan Rotary extends its deepest appreciation to Dr. Grillo.
 
With heavy heart and sadness, we receive the news about the passing of our fellow Rotarian Johnny Rullán.  He was a devoted and passionate member of the San Juan Rotary Club for 20 years. He was always eager to help and collaborate in all the projects we developed. Details of the funeral arrangements will follow. May his soul rest in peace.
 
 
Con profundo pesar notificamos el deceso de nuestro querido CR Johnny Rullán, quien perteneció al Club Rotario de San Juan por 20 años.  Fue un apasionado y devoto colaborador de todos nuestros proyectos, siempre dispuesto a ayudar en lo que se le necesitase.  Detalles del funeral serán ofrecidos próximamente.  Descanse en paz su alma y que su familia también encuentre consuelo en los lindos recuerdos que dejó nuestro compañero.
 
President Gerry and Rotary e-Club Puerto Rico & Las Americas, Mayra I. Rivero, PP, exchanged banners at last week's luncheon.  Incidentally, Mayra just happens to be the daughter of our Past President and Past District Governor, Jose "Pepito" Rivero Olmedo.  

ROTARY YEAR 2018-19 PERFECT ATTENDANCE:  JOSE "PEPITO" RIVERO-OLMEDO, BOB SCHNEIDER, ENRIQUE SIGAS AND WITH NINE STRAIGHT YEARS OF 100%, JUANITA VALENTIN MORRIS.

 
   Robert "Bob" Bolte was presented with an  Award for his 2018-19 Rotary Year Community Service accomplishments.
 

President Gerry Cumpiano began his talk by thanking District Governor Marilyn Lopez and the many other District officials who came to the Change of Command meeting as well as his wife and fellow-Rotarian, Betsy Parker, and members of his family.  Gerry then proceeded to lay out his vision for the direction of the Club in the new Rotary year.  With "Service Above Self” as its theme, Rotary has many different Avenues of Service for Rotarians to get involved.  Service to the Community is a tradition with our Club as is investing in Youth Leadership through Interact and Rotaract.  A major goal is increasing our membership.  He urged Rotarians to bring more people to lunches to learn about who we are.  By inviting guests and recruiting new members, the audience is enlarged and we will attract excellent speakers. Gerry touched on many areas that need improvement and asked Rotarians to look around the room at the team of people who are about to embark on this year's trip.  The Rotary Team is YOU.

 
San Juan Rotary Club new board of directors  and President Gerardo (Gerry) Cumpiano with Rotary District Governor Marilyn Lopez.
 

District Governor Marilyn Lopez, her husband PDG Jorge Vazquez, DGE Mercedes Peguero, her husband AG Agustin Montanez were seated at the Head Table with Pepito and Gerry.

PAST PRESIDENTS from Rotary Years 1967-68 to the present, were well represented as they escorted the new President for his swearing-in ceremony.
 
The Rotarian recognized for her dedication & service went to GEORGANNA HILDEBRAND, pictured here with President Pepito.  
 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR Juanita Valentin Morris presented Rotary International's 100 YEARS OF MEMBERSHIP certificate to Club President Pepito. in recognition of San Juan Rotary's century of the Object of Rotary, Service Above Self.

 
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Elisa Munoz, Elvin Mendez, William Feliciano
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Statehood Revolutionary Movement
Thanksgiving Lunch
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Dr. John Andujar
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Roadmap for dedecting changes in ocean due to climate changes.
Graham Castillo, President, Estudios Tecnicos
Dec 10, 2019
The State of Reconstruction & its Economic Impact.
HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
Dec 17, 2019