2012 May Welcome SIUSA VP 

Reception at Sofia

The reception for Region IV VP Martha McClintock on Monday, May 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Sofia was a great success. The sparkling wine courtesy of our SIUSA Rep. Joaco Garcia-Arregui, and the array of Italian antipasti were delicious and the large group that stayed for dinner had a wonderful time.

More important, the 18 people in attendance thoroughly enjoyed meeting Martha, learning about the projects SIUSA and SI are working on and lobbying for bringing the Summer 2013 Region IV event to Puerto Rico. Her advice: get a delegation to St. Augustine this summer and make a presentation to the SIUSA board. Joaco will be heading this effort--he was the very first person to register!

My wife Olga (Chiqui) and I enjoyed leading Martha around Old San Juan on an informal walking tour before the reception. She commented on how much the history of San Juan resembles that of St. Augustine--our first governor, Juan Ponce de Leon, after all, discovered the "island" of La Florida and Spanish adventurers colonized it. Muchas gracias to Skalleague Sandro Calenda for hosting the event, Skalleague Efrain Rosa for providing Martha's room at the beautiful El Convento Hotel and Skalleague Robert Rodriguez for proving the First Class ground transportation....and Lizette Perez for taking the photos!

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