"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.

Dear fellow Rotarians,   

  This Tuesday September 28 we will have an open house for our members and their guests. We urge our members to participate and invite friends that may be interested in learning more about our Rotary Club of San Juan.  

We will also take this opportunity to induct two new members, Angelika Ilina and Joel Sanders. 

Get up to date on what our club is doing and share with us a few moments. 

I will continue to contact as many members as I can but please feel free to call me, send me a message or an email with your comments. My phone is 787-649-9426 and my email is ajcolorado@msn.com.    

  My very best to you all, and may God Bless,   


Guest Speaker, Ms. Thrity Vakil, President of Tropic Ventures Research & Education Foundation at Las Casas de la Selva, a 1000-acre Sustainable Forestry & Rainforest Enrichment Project in Southeast Puerto Rico.  It has worked on tree planting, tree-id, selective harvesting, milling, and wood-drying operations for two decades, and has led sixty Earth Watch research teams into the forest, observing, measuring, monitoring, and planting, hundreds of trees.  Our speaker directs endangered species conservation & recovery within the Tropic Ventures Forest & propagates trees.  Thrity, of Iranian heritage and a native of Kenya, Africa, received her higher education in England.  In February of this year, she won an innovation award from Yale University's International Society of Tropical Foresters. Needless to say, her talk generated many participants in the Q&A period.  She was introduced by fellow-Rotarian, James Kennedy.  
At the July 20 AFDA meeting, Dr. Grayson C. Brown, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Vector Control of the CDC, was presented with a Global Grant 1st Disbursement check of $25,000 for the Culebra Mosquito Project by President Antonio Colorado.
Receiving Outstanding Service Awards from our District 7000 were Juanita Morris and Jorge Gonzalez.
Rotarians from all island clubs are flying banners urging and thanking people in Puerto Rico, for their good and the good of others, to get the Covid-19 Vaccine.  San Juan Rotary's banner is located at 1469 Wilson Street, in the Condado, across the street from SuperMax.  Board members and Past Presidents Gerry Cumpiano and José "Pepito" Rivero-Olmedo P.D.G., are pictured with the very colorful banner.  
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.
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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
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Vice President
President Elect
Club Administration
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ZOOM Manager
Executive Secretary
September 2021

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Glenn J. Garayalde
    September 2
  • Tito Colorado
    September 8
  • Jean Cornelius
    September 19
  • John Merrill
    September 22
  • William Mevs
    September 22
  • Alfredo Castellanos-Bayouth
    September 28
  • Sherman Wildman
    September 28
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Tito Colorado
    September 8
  • Wanda Rodriguez
    September 28
  • Bucky Tervo
    Kathy Tervo
    September 25
Join Date:
  • Rick Weinland
    September 4, 2018
    3 years
  • Karol Oviedo
    September 17, 2019
    2 years
  • Todd Swanson
    September 17, 2019
    2 years
  • Jorge González
    September 30, 1996
    25 years