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

Celebrating 102 Anniversary

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 12:30 PM
AFDA Club-, 2 Calle Cervantes, Condado
for info: 787-342-6179
PO Box 9021529
San Juan, PR 00902-1529
United States of America
For the moment we are meeting via ZOOM.
Fellow Rotarians,
Our meeting this week was dedicated to administrative issues during an Annual Meeting required by our By-Laws.
The new Board for the year 21/22 was introduced and the incoming President Antonio( Tito) Colorado addressed the members emphasizing the need to grow our membership and asking the help of every member of the club to take part in this important endeavor.
The Board also presented the annual budget approved for the Rotary Year 20/21. The budget anticipates a break-even performance and importantly does not expect any increases in member’s obligations for the club the District or Rotary International.
The Board also presented an update of a wide array of projects that we are working at this time in partnership with clubs from the US, The Rotary Foundation, and local organizations.
I want to thank the Board for their dedicated work and their clear and concise presentations.
All the best,
President Frank and Club Directors gave an up-do-date report at last Tuesday's Administrative Meeting.  The approved Budget, Rotary Foundation Giving Grants, the Thanksgiving Event with the Boys & Girls Clubs, fundraising for projects, were among the topics discussed.  Ways to improve membership was on everyone's mind.  James Kennedy and Steve Waterman spoke on securing Rotary International Global Grants for their respective projects (SEEDS & Water Well in Yabucoa.  Many questions were asked and answered.  See you all on Tuesday, December 1.
Vice President, JAMES KENNEDY-PHF, recognized the following Rotarians whose Recognition Level increased their Paul Harris Fund:  HECTOR GAITAN-PHF+2; GERALD CUMPIANO-PHF+1; FRANKLIN EARLE-PHF+7.  Congratulations to all three!
Dear fellow Rotarians,
The Rotary Club of San Juan has the honor of hosting Resident Commissioner Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez as our Speaker on October 13, 2020. We “ring the bell” at 12:30 PM and introduce the Speaker at 12:45PM.
Her presentation will be focused on Economic Development and Healthcare. Given the importance of these issues and our Speaker’s unquestionable expertise to address them, the club has made the decision to open the meeting to all District 7000 Rotarians who would like to join us. Our meetings are held in English and for the time being, totally virtual. All those who want to join us please use the ZOOM link provided in this email
Franklin Earle,
CONGRATULATIONS to JOSE "PEPITO" RIVERO OLMEDO, who was honored by District 7000 for his outstanding efforts as Editor of San Juan Rotary's e-Garita. The weekly newsletter delivers the Rotary message and our Club activities to members and island fellow Rotarians.  
In her presentation Attorney Calero she cover macro events from 2000 to the present, including investment, consumption, employment and unemployment tendencies. The challenges we face in these time, as well as the delays in recuperation funds will also be covered.   But I think most of us will be most interested in Covid 19 impact, and the executive orders and their impact on consumer patterns, and their short term impact.
May 4, 2020.  Delivering 1,000 N/95 masks to Dr. Pablo Rodríguez Medical Director Trauma Center Centro Medico de Puerto Rico and Dr. Graciela Rivera, Intern Ob/Gyn Central Médico.  This is the only trauma center in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean! Daphne Bechara and Vilma Vélez from Fundacion Bechara.  Special thanks to Georgie Hildebrand and the Rotary Club of San Juan for their amazing contribution and support👍👏💪
Our first meeting was held yesterday on zoom. The presentation by Dr Steve Waterman and Dr Francisco Alvarado Ramy was informative and interesting. The relationship between The San Juan Rotary Club and the CDC, and the Health Department has been long and strong.
PAST PRESIDENTS from Rotary Years 1967-68 to the present, were well represented as they escorted the new President for his swearing-in ceremony.
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Rotary Club of San Juan and Santurce participate in the collection of non-perishable items at Supermax, De Diego in the Condado Area.

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.

Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Vice President
President Elect
Club Administration
Rotary Foundation
Service Projects
ZOOM Manager
Executive Secretary
December 2020

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It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of my father and Fellow  Rotarian, Fred von Hillebrandt, on November 27, 2020 at the age of 91. He was also the  Father-in-law and Grandfather of the Rotarians of our Mayaguez Rotary Club, Gerardo Andrade and Carlos Andrade, respectively.
Attached are some pictures from the last District and Club activities I believe he attended,
Yesterday we learned the sad news of the passing of our CR Troy W. Fields.
We met Troy within the Rotary movement of Puerto Rico as a member of the Rotary Club of San Juan.
All of us who were able to share with Troy through the years are witnesses of his good humor, frank friendship, desire to serve others, and his special commitment to young people.
On behalf of Marilyn and myself, we extend our condolences to Anabel and her family, to all the members of Rotary Club San Juan, and to the entire great Rotary family in Puerto Rico.
Troy, we're going to miss you. May you enjoy eternal Peace in the company of our Lord.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted”. Matthew 5:4
PDG Jorge A. Vázquez
PDG Marilyn López
Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown, US Coast Guard
Dec 15, 2020
Special Representative for PR, Executive Office of the President will talk on "Recovery in General"
Fernando Navarro,The Financial Group
Jan 26, 2021
New Civil Code of Puerto Rico and How It Affects Wills
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Frank Earle
    December 4
  • Raymond Erb
    December 6
  • Betsy Parker
    December 18
  • Jose Felix Ballester
    December 18
  • Warwick Butler
    December 23
  • Charles K. Elias
    December 31
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Kim Casiano
    December 21
  • Antonio Colorado
    Delia Castillo
    December 9
Join Date:
  • Glenn J. Garayalde
    December 1, 1988
    32 years
  • Gerry Cumpiano
    December 20, 2011
    9 years
  • Luis Ramirez
    December 20, 2011
    9 years
  • Carmen G. Hammel
    December 31, 2007
    13 years
  • Rafy Rodriguez
    December 31, 2004
    16 years