Our Fundraiser-Dance was a huge success, thanks to the hard work of all our club members-volunteers and the great generosity of our attendees and sponsors; including musicians. As promised, we had a meeting, October 29, 2017, to decide how to make use of this money. During the meeting we reaffirmed the total amount raised at the Fundraiser-Dance was $13,216. The Club Puertorriqueno de San Francisco will add $10,000 from its own account, to the $13,216; for a total of $23,216 as a result of this dance. Some more donations are still trickling in and its expected to reach a grand total around $25,000. The first distributions of these funds will be as follows:
1. $5,000 will go to Jason Maddy and Warfighters-DRT a Veteran Group operating in Puerto Rico. They are reaching many areas not being served by other operations and are delivering food, water & necessities. This group is asking for delivery of goods/food or donations, so they may take these supplies to remote areas and deliver to victims in need. They are now working with Crisis Relief Team. http://crisisreliefteam.org/2017/11/crt-joins-forces-with-warfighter-drt/
2. $5,000 is being donated to a group of Jewish volunteers from the Chabad of Puerto Rico. This group has been delivering provisions to those in need, City & Countryside; also delivering to affected areas where poor people haven’t been reached.
3. $5,000 would be used by our President Al Ruiz on his mission to Puerto Rico. Al Ruiz was already traveling to Puerto Rico on Nov. 15, 2017, (all expenses paid by him) on a mission to help poor families repair their roofs; as far as money would allow. He will put together a team of volunteers towards this effort. The membership decided to entrust Al Ruiz with $5,000; to further help that end of Puerto Rico’s recovery. Al Ruiz will make an attempt to contact the veterans, and Jewish group on the Island to see their work first hand.
Puerto Rico vs USA National Team Basketball game in Santa Cruz on 02/26/18 at 7:00 pm
El Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco invites you join them in Welcoming the Puerto Rican National Basketball team on Monday, February 26, 2018. They will be playing the USA National team for the FIBA Americas World Cup Qualifier.
Purchase through the link below to receive a special ticket savings thanks to El Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco! And please feel free to send this link to other family, friends, or coworkers who may be interested in attending as well. Come early to see Jose Enrique Solis Vega sing the Puerto Rican National Anthem! We hope you have a great night! GO PUERTO RICO!
The game starts at 7:00PM
Here is the link: https://groupmatics.events/CPSF
The basketball game that will take place Monday, February 26, 2018, at 7:00 pm, with the Puerto Rico National Team against the USA National Team at the Santa Cruz Warriors arena in Santa Cruz. We have a block of 100 tickets for this event. We are working on having a bus take us there so that we don't have to drive. If your are interested please purchase your tickets now. And please feel free to share this info with family, friends, or coworkers who may be interested in attending as well.
More information to follow.
Here is a video of our President, Jose Solis singing the Puerto Rican National Anthem at the Puerto Rico vs USA National Team Basketball game in Santa Cruz on 02/26/18.
There were lots of proud Boricuas in attendance cheering on the
Puerto Rican National Basketball team. It was a great event.
El Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco would like to thank everyone for the tremendous outpouring of generosity and support for our "Puerto Rico in Need" fundraising event today.
We had hundreds of people streaming in all day from 2 to 8pm. Some people were so eager to donate, they were standing at our front door before 2pm. There were many proud Puerto Ricans in attendance, but also many, many, non Puerto Ricans who donated generously to this great cause. It was a huge success. Thank you to everyone for your support! We could not have done it without you!
After combining the totals from donations at the door, the bar, and for the food, we raised the total of $13,029 dollars!!! As announced previously, El Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco will match the amount raised today with our maximum pledge of $10,000 dollars. Next week, we will have a Special Member's Only meeting to decide on the distribution of the funds. There are a number of organizations that we are considering. 100% of the money raised, plus our matching donation, will be distributed.
The amazing success of today's event would not have been possible without the generous support of all our great sponsors; from the great musicians from Conjunto Alegre, La Mixta Criolla, and Jerry Quiñones y su Combo Clasiko; to the awesome DJs, La Coqui, Mr Salsa, and Hector Rivera; to the superb Puerto Rican food from Sol Food in San Rafael; and several other individuals who contributed to the event.
And last but not least, we would like to give a special thanks to all of our Club Members and Volunteers who so graciously worked tirelessly to prepare the hall and work the event.
In closing, on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico and Mexico who are in great need of assistance, thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco
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Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco, Inc., is a
Puerto Rican Social Club, incorporated on February 25, 1912.
The oldest Latino organization in the United States.
3249-A Mission St, San Francisco, CA. 94110
Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco
Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients for 2017!
Marcelo Alexander Clark
Marcelo is attending UCLA
Son of Elsa R. Santiago
Grandson of Sevilla and Edna Santiago
Alyssa C. Escoto
Alyssa is attending Ohlone Community College
Daughter of Michelle and Robert Escort,
Members of PRUMA in Union City
Savannah Marie Gonzalez
Savannah is attending Los Positas Community College
Daughter of Cindy and Francisco Gonzalez
Granddaughter of Ana and Victor Polanco
|Antonio Richard Lee|
Antonio is attending Los Angeles Harbor College
Son of Evette Polanco
Grandson of Josefina and Felix Polanco
Alyssa is attending University of California Santa Barbara
Parents Lisa and Don Montalvo
Grandmother Carmen Nieva del Valle
|Antonio Roberto Nazario|
Antonio is attending The United States Air Force Academy
Son of Cindy and Francisco Nazario
Grandson of Teresa and Ramon Nazario
|Elisette Vanessa Rodriguez|
Elisette is attending Chabot College
Daughter of Wanda Maisonet and Jose Rodriguez
Granddaughter of Ana Margarita Hernandez
Nahyamka is attending "Good Dogs Unlimited Academy"
Parents Deborah and William Simpson
Grandparents Brenda and Leonard Belaski
|Aliyah Monet Williams|
Aliyah is attending San Francisco State University
Daughter of Denise Navarro and Montreal Williams
Granddaughter of Irma Dominicci