El Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco, Inc.


Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco, INC. - 3249A Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 920-9606
El Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco, Inc., is a nonprofit organization incorporated on February 25, 1912... the oldest Latino organization in the United States.

 



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The goal of El Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco, Inc. is to conserve and promote the values and culture of Puerto Rico. Dances, picnics, exhibits of arts with traditional foods and activities for the children are done during the year for members, their families and the community to keep the culture alive.

Also, every year the members of the organization get together and volunteer their time in cooking and serving Thanksgiving Dinner to the less fortunate in the community.

We are proud to be members of El Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco, Inc., and invite you to come joins us.













 


Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco, INC.
3249 A Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94110 -- 415-920-9606
www.clubpuertorriquenosf.com



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CLUB PUERTORRIQUEÑO DE SAN FRANCISCO, INC.

3249 A MISSION STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110
415-920-9606
Website:  clubpuertorriquenosf.com
clubpuertorriquenosf@gmail.com
JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH 2014

Dear Members,

Happy New Year!  Well this year we are out to a great start.  Why?  We have a new back door and a new Board of Directors.  Sunday, February 9, 2014 is our “Installation of Officers” event at 3:00 pm.  We will start the meeting promptly at 2:00 pm, with the celebration of the new Board at 3:00 pm, with dinner to follow.  Every member is entitled to bring a guest to this event.  Since this will be a catered event please email us at clubpuertorriquenosf@gmail.com, letting us know if you will be attending and if you are bring a guest. This is going to be an event to remember so please mark your calendar and join us.  If you don’t have a computer, then please call 415-920-9606 and RSVP by phone.

2014 – 2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Al Ruiz – President

Carlos del Valle – Vice-President

Mary “Liz” Rodriguez Treasurer

IrmaIris Vargas – Secretary

Sevilla “Georgie” Santiago, Edna Santiago,
Lydia Valdespino, Geraldo Flores, Peter Padilla, Johnette Garcia


Parliamentary
Jose Solis Vega

Sergeant of Arms
Ana Gomez

WELCOME TO EL CLUB PUERTORRIQUEÑO DE SAN FRANCISCO

We welcome to the organization Antonette Reus, Jennie Rose Betancourt, Carmen Rios and Cindy & Francisco Nazario.

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This year the Western Region Puerto Rican Council will be giving there scholarship at the Dia de San Juan event on Saturday, June 7, 2014.  All recipients are to be in attendance to receive their scholarship.  Please have your friends, grandchildren, children, nieces and nephew go to the WRPRC.com website and to get the application and print it out and send it in by May 1, 2014.  That is the deadline to submit your application for your scholarship.

SPEEDY RECOVERY

One of our members was in the hospital for a few days and is now recovering at home, Mr. Felix Polanco.  Mr. Polanco was one of our club President’s in the late 70’s.  We all wish him a speedy recovery.  Felix you are in our prayers.
Also, feeling under the weather is Mr. Tony Miranda and Mrs. Carmen Rodriguez, get well soon and you are in our prayers.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, February 22, 2014, “102 Anniversary Dance”, with Conjunto Alegre, doors open at 8:00 pm, music to start at 9:00 pm.  Puerto Rican food will be sold.
 
Admission $10.00in advanced, $12.00 at the door.


Monthly Meeting Sunday, March 23, at 2:00 pm.

No meeting in April.

Sunday, May 18, at 2:00 pm, after the meeting we will be celebrating Mother and Father’s Day with an early dinner. 

Saturday, June 7, 2014 is “El Dia De San Juan,”tickets will be sold at the club Sunday, May 18.  This year direct from Puerto Rico is “Ismael Miranda, y Victoria Sanabria.”  Mark your calendars, there will be more bands performing also.

Sunday, August 3, 2:00 pm is our monthly meeting, after the meeting we would like to give our Scholarship Recipient’s there scholarship from our club.

Sunday, September 21, 2:00 pm our monthly meeting followed by “Grandparent’s Day Celebration” with a wonderful Barbeque.

Sunday, October 19, at 2:00 pm our monthly meeting.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 is our “El Dia Del Cuatro”.  This year we will be changing from Sunday to Saturday, due to numerous members wanting this event to be on a Saturday.

Saturday, December 6, 2014 is our Holiday Dinner for the members.

Tentative New Year’s Eve Dance Wednesday, December 31, 2014, this event will be discussed at the meeting, and if there is member participation in working this event it will happen.

Saturday, January 17, 2015, Baile de Reyes y Octavita.

Sunday, January 18, 2015, Fiesta de Reyes/Children’s Three Kings Day Celebration, 12 noon to 4:00 pm.

Sunday, February 15, 2015, Monthly Meeting.

Saturday, February 28, 2015, “103 Anniversary Dance.”

OUR CONDOLENCES

Our condolences go out to our Vice-President Carlos del Valle and his family in the loss of his 14 year old granddaughter, Ariella Fernandez.  This is the hardest part of the newsletter to have to report the loss of a love one.  Carlos and Carmen our prayers are with you and your family.

DUES

If you have not paid your dues, please do so on the 9th of February.  Dues are $40.00 a year and were due in December 2013.

Fraternally,


IrmaIris Vargas




Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco, INC.

3249 A Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-920-9606
www.clubpuertorriquenosf.com
Email:  clubpuertorriquenosf@gmail.com
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013

Dear Members,

Our meeting is November 17, at 2:00 pm; at this meeting we will be electing our new officers for the next two years.  Please plan on attending we need your input.  After meeting we will have a little something to eat.

Don’t forget “El Dia del Cuatro” this Sunday, November 3, 2013.  Doors will open at 2:00 pm.  If you want to buy your tickets ahead of time please call the club and leave your name and how many tickets you want, $20.00 ahead of time, $25.00 at the door.  Performing Direct from Puerto Rico “El Trovador Eduardo Villanueva Serrano”, Yezenia Cruz, Irving Santiago Diaz and Carlos Vega Soto.  Puerto Rican Food will be sold.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, December 7, 2013 is the Membership Holiday Dinner.  Paid members don’t have to pay for the dinner, guest over 18 pay $15.00; 5 to 18 years pay $10.00.  Drinks are $2.00, water and soda $1.00.  There will be music and lots of cheers.  Bring a guest with you.  We will have many surprises that evening for the members.  This is a catered event please call the club or email if you will be attending.

Tentative Saturday, January 18, 2014, Baile de Reyes Y Octavita, Puerto Rican Food will be sold and doors open at 8:00 p.m. dance is over at 1:30 a.m.  Admission is $10.00.

Sunday, January 19, 2014, Fiesta de Reyes Para los Niño’s/Children’s Three Kings Party, 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm., lots of fun for the children, grandchildren, great grandchildren of the members and the members.  Come and have a fun time. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014 will be our last meeting with the 2011-2013 Board and also our Installation of Officer’s Event.  Meeting starts at 2:00 pm which will lead to the Installation of Officers and a sit down dinner.  This event will be catered so please call the club if you will be attending or email us if you will be attending.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 is our Mother and Father’s Day Brunch after the monthly meeting at 2:00 p.m.

Happy Veteran’s Day to our Veterans, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Fraternally,

IrmaIris Vargas         Jose Solis                    Al Ruiz                       Peter Padilla
Secretary                    President                    Vice-President           Treasurer


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El Dia del Cuatro Domingo November 3, 2013
Direct From Puerto Rico
El Trovador Nacional de Puerto RicoEduardo Villanueva Serrano
Also performing:  Yezenia Cruz, Irving Santiago Diaz and CarlosF. Vega Soto
Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco, 3249 A Mission Street, San Francisco
$20 in advance – $25.00 door, Doors open at 2pm.
Puerto Rican Food will be sold.  Tickets at Julio’s on Mission St.,
or call 415-920-9606, or
email us at clubpuertorriquenosf@gmail.com for more information or check out our website, Clubpuertorriquenosf.com.


Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco, INC.

3249 A Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Website: www.clubpuertorriquenosf.com
Email: clubpuertorriquenosf@gmail.com
415-920-9606 voicemail
July/August 2013

Dear Member's,

Our meeting will be Sunday, August 18th, at 2:00 pm.  Due to numerous activities in the month of July we have moved the meeting to August.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

If you have a daughter/son/granddaughter/grandson/niece/nephew or know of someone that will be attending college or a trade school, please let them know that we will be awarding a Scholarship, all the information is on the website.  The application and information is on the website and the deadline for applying is August 5, 2013.

CONDOLENCES

Our condolences go out to Luis Ortiz family.  Mr. Ortiz passed away on Sunday, July 14, in his home.  His viewing will be on Monday, July 22nd, from 3 to 9 pm at Duggan’s on Valencia Street, in San Francisco.  Mr. Ortiz had been vice-president and supervisor of the organization.  He is survived by his daughter Raquel, son Luis Jr. and grandchildren’s.  Our prayers are with the family.

TENATIVE DATES:

Next meetings, will be September 15, October 20, and November 17, 2013.

Dia Del Cuatro is Sunday, November 3rd; doors will open at 2:00 pm.

Holiday Dinner, Saturday, December 7, 2013.

Fraternally,

IrmaIris Vargas
Secretary



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A Tribute to Yomo Toro

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Live from Puerto Rico:
World Famous Cuatro Player Prodigio Claudio &
Musica Jibara Star Eduardo Villanueva

also performing: Conjunto Alegre

Sunday, January 20th

$25 tix available at Julio Records (only 200 available)

1-7pm

Comida Boricua will be sold

Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco

3249 MIssion street

San Francisco

More info call : (415)920-9606


Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco, INC.

3249 A Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Website: www.clubpuertorriquenosf.com
Email: clubpuertorriquenosf@gmail.com
415-920-9606 voicemail
September 2012

Dear Members,

Our monthly meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 16, 2012, at 2:00 pm.  Food will be provided after the meeting in celebration of “Grandparent’s Day.” 
Once again if you have not paid your dues please do so at the meeting. Dues for the year are $40.00.

“EL DIA DEL CUATRO”

Sunday, November 4, 2012,  Direct from Puerto Rico, PRODIGIO CLAUDIO, rinde tribute a Yomo Toro/Tribute to Yomo Toro, El Padre del Cuatro Puertorriqueño/The Father of the Puertorican Cuatro. Doors will open at 1:00 p.m. and food will be sold.  If you would like to purchase your ticket please email us at the above email address or call the club’s voicemail and leave your name and phone number and your call will be returned.

“SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE”

On Sunday, August 19, 2012, El Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco awarded two scholarships, Eddie Alvarado and Elena Vargas were the recipients.  The Western Region Puerto Rican Council hosted the event at PRUMA in Union City.  Club Civico de San Jose, PROUD of Modesto, PRUMA and the Western Region also gave out their scholarships.  Food was catered by Borinquen Soul Food Truck and the DJ was “Carlitos Way”.
 
“WELCOME”

We would like to welcome Daniel Chamarro Jr. to the organization.  Daniel became a member of the club last month.  Yes, he is the son of the late Daniel Chamarro, who in the 60’s had the Puerto Rican Hour on the AM radio station which is now “La 1010”.  Welcome to the organization Daniel! 

“CALENDAR OF EVENTS”

Saturday, September 29, 2012 is the Redwood City Salsa Festival.  This is a free event and the city has about three Salsa Bands at the main stage and a Rock and Roll Band on the other stage as well as a DJ.  You can get more information on the website.  This event starts at 11am.  It is a nice family event and you can take chair, cooler with your drinks and food.  If you do not want to drive, the train leaves you right there.

Sunday, October 21, 2012 is our monthly meeting at 2pm.  Snacks will be provided at the end of the meeting.

Saturday, December 1, 2012 is our Christmas Dinner for our members and guest of members is $15.00.  Doors will open at 6:00 pm.

Saturday, January 12, 2013 Baile de Reyes Y Octavita more information to follow

Sunday, January 13, 2013 Fiesta de Reyes para los niños/Children’s Party, more information to follow.

Fraternal,

IrmaIris Vargas
Jose Solis
Al Ruiz
Secretary
President
Vice-President
     


Baile de Reyes Y Octavita
Saturday, January 14, 2012
LA MIXTA CRIOLLA

About LA MIXTA CRIOLLA

La Mixta’s repertoire of originals and funky renditions of traditional tunes, features a variety of swinging Puerto Rican  and Latin Caribbean grooves, from plenay bomba, guarachajibara, seis, aguinaldo and salsa.  The band recently released a CD, “AFRO TAINO.”  It is receiving great reviews by DJ’s dancers and Latin music lovers in the Bay Area. 

Hector Lugo on vocals, bongo, panderos, and percussion; Camilo Landau on Cuatro Puertorriqueño and vocals; Ayla Davila on bass; Javier Navarrette on congas, cajón, and percussion; and Sandra Garcia-Rivera on vocals and guicharo.

CLUB PUERTORRIQUEÑO DE SAN FRANCISCO, INC.,
3249 A Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, 415-920-9606
Admission is $15.00
Doors will open at 8:00 pm
Puertorriqueño Food will be sold

All funds raised will go towards Scholarships for Puerto Rican students, attending college or a trade school in the Fall of 2012. 

For more information please visit our website: www.clubpuertorriquenosf.com

Or email us at: clubpuertorriquenosf@gmail.com


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Why A Cuatro Festival in San Francisco?
Report by Don Jibaro Barbanegra
The Puerto Rican Community in the Bay area appears to have nailed down the mysteriously basic, and yet intrinsically difficult principle of how to keep Boricuas working together. They have a festival... a cuatro Festival, that is.

The "Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco" has successfully established the tradition to be followed for years to come.These Puerto Ricans have established the quintessential Puerto Rican tradition in the Bay Area... honor to Puerto Rico's National Musical Instrument... the Cuatro. Dig the highlights...!!!


Edwin Colón Zayas at the Puerto Rican Club in San Francisco,CA

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For more information call
El Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco Tel: 415-920-9606 -
www.clubpuertorriquenosf.com


2012 -2014  Board of Directors

Jose Solis Vega - President

Al Ruiz - Vice President

Peter Padilla - Treasurer

Irma Dominicci - Asst. Treasurer

IrmaIris Vargas - Secretary

Supervisors -
Ricardo Preston
Carlos Del Valle,Jr.
Gregorio Santiago
Lydia Garriga-Valdespino
Liz Rodriguez
and Jose Muniz


Ana Gomez - Sergeant of Arms

 

Website:
www.clubpuertorriquenosf.com

Email Address:
clubpuertorriqueno@gmail.com

 

All Rights Reserved. El Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco, Inc., is a nonprofit organization. It was incorporated on February 25, 1912 and it is the oldest Latino organization in the United States. The goal of El Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco, Inc. is to conserve and promote the values and culture of Puerto Rico. Dances, picnics, exhibits of arts with traditional foods and activities for the children are done during the year for members, their families and the community to keep the culture alive.