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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:57 am    Post subject: January Newsletter - Centro Asturiano de Tampa Reply with quote

News from the
Centro Asturiano de Tampa
January, 2015

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Information from our Leaders

Frank Menendez: Centro Board of Directors President
Frank wants to encourage members to support our partnership with the Spanish Lyric Theatre. The next Centro event will be The Songs of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Friends
Visit site for more information and to purchase tickets

From the Desk of JoAnn Duran, President of Las Damas:
I'm hoping your resolution this year is to become more involved with Las Damas. Our two major fundraising events, Tea Time in February, and the SteinMart Fashion Show in April, are rapidly approaching. We need all hands on deck! Please attend the committee meetings scheduled this month. Join us! It is fun when we're all working together!

At the February meeting, I will be appointing a Nominating committee to create a slate of officers. We would like to see some new faces around the board table. Raise your hand and volunteer to serve as one of the leaders of Las Damas. Call Alicia Rivero, 877-3126 and let her know you are willing to serve on the board or chair a committee.

Los Caballeros held an election last month and congratulations are in order for the following newly elected officers:
President: Dr. Michael Lopez
Vice President: Robert Jordan
Secretary: Peter Buttons
Corresponding Secretary: Manuel Duran
Treasurer: Roland Rodriguez



Important Meetings
For the Centro - At the Centro



CENTRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meet the last Thursday of each month
January 29, 2015
February 26, 2015
5:00 PM in the Board Room

THE AUXILIARIES
LAS DAMAS AND LOS CABALLEROS
Meet the first Thursday of each month
February 5, 2015
6:00 - Social
6:30 - Meeting
Damas with last names beginning with letters M-Z,
please bring tapas for the members.
The bar will be open to purchase beverages.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 Meeting
"Kick off the Baseball Season"
Hot Dogs and Sides provided by Las Damas.
No food donations by members this month.




Get Involved. Volunteer.

DAMAS TEA PLANNING MEETING
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 10:00 AM

An important meeting for volunteers.
A must for table Hostesses,
Food Prep teams, Organizers and Set-up helpers.
For additional information and to volunteer contact:
Sandra Herce 872-9233
sandraherce@yahoo.com
or
Tana Levinson 985-4735
gaetana1@verizon.net

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR MEMBERS- Help us save postage! See Sandra Herce at the January 21st BINGO event and pick up your Tea Invitations with Reservation Envelopes.

DAMAS FASHION SHOW PLANNING MEETING
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
10:00 AM
Volunteers needed!
To volunteer contact:
Cynthia Castillo 876-3288
ccastil4@tampabay.rr.com

LAS DAMAS INVITE YOU TO

AT THE CENTRO
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2015
12 Noon Registration
12:30 Tea Time
$10 Children 12 and under
$25 Adults

RSVP by February 6th Mail to Sandra Herce
No tickets sold at door 2718 W. Woodlawn Ave
Make checks payable: Tampa FL 33607
Las Damas del Centro Asturiano 813-872-9233
Hats are Encouraged.
Silent Auction and Door Prizes


Centro Asturiano BINGO!
Sponsored by Las Damas

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
and
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

$11 includes lunch and a 10-game set of BINGO cards

Extra sets available for $2.50 each. Only 3 sets per person.
Without lunch, a $2.50 cover charge plus the cost of cards.

Reservations required!
Contact Judy Blanco, jblanco5@tampabay.rr.com
Ph: 813-884-0503



Rumor has it, we have the best bar prices in town...

HAPPY TIMES AT THE CENTRO

Second Friday of each month, friends and relatives gather at the Centro
to reminisce, talk politics, and share good times.

Friday, February 13th
Friday, March 13th
5:00 - 8:00 PM

One of the few places in Ybor to have a drink without paying for parking!



OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE AT USF

Our Partnership
Agreement with
OLLI-USF, allows
all
dues paying members of the
Centro Asturiano and the Auxiliaries to be dues-free members of OLLI-USF, a savings to you of $35 per year.


You are invited to the OLLI-USF Winter Open House at the Centro, on Thursday
, January 15th from 9:30 to 11:30 AM

Guest speaker will be
Michelle Bearden, Tampa's longtime newspaper/radio faith & values reporter.

Come see what OLLI is all about. Pick up a copy of the Evergreen, the catalog of courses being offered this winter season. Meet some of the instructors and hear what they have to say about the courses they are teaching this session.

And remember, all OLLI classes are fun - no test, no grades.
How much better can learning get?

Visit the OLLI-USF site for more information




Your support at the SLT events will help the Centro!

Spanish Lyric Theatre/SLT Productions


Enjoy the songs of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Friends

January 24th at 8:00 PM
January 25th at 3:00 PM

In the Centro Asturiano Grand Ballroom

For information about this production
call
813-229-2214 or 813-884-5153

Or visit site for more information and to order tickets

$25 General Admission $35 Preferred Seating





SAVE THE DATE!
A
DAY AT THE RACES

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Price and Time still pending.
Last year lunch was served at 11:30.
Post time is 12:00
This event sold out last year.
Plan to make your reservations early. This is a first come, first serve event

Chaired by Cathy Bartolotti - 813-310-7143
cbartolo@tampabay.rr.com





TOGETHER, ONCE AGAIN,
FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT AND ENJOYMENT

& LAS DAMAS
DEL CENTRO ASTURIANO

Las Damas provide the music, door prizes, models, and the fabulous Silent Auction with our creative baskets
SteinMart at Britton Plaza provides the lastest and best fashions for our Florida spring and summer wear.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Holiday Inn at Cypress and Westshore

Ask your friends and family to SAVE THE DATE!

Volunteers needed for this event, our largest fund raiser of the year.
Attend the Planning Committee Meeting on
Thursday, January 20th at 10:00 at the Centro
Chair: Cynthia Castillo - 876-3288 - ccastil4@tampabay.rr.com

Judy Blanco is asking for gift basket items.
Bring your unused baskets, containers, and gently-used-no-longer-needed basket items to the next meeting or BINGO.
You say you're organized and have nothing to donate! Cash is always welcomed. Donate what you can and the committee will purchase items for the Silent Auction Baskets.
Contact Judy at jblanco5@tampabay.rr.com or call 884-0503

MARK THE CALENDAR

Jan 14th - Tea Planning Committee Mtg
Jan 15th - OLLI-USF Open House
Jan 20th - Fashion Show Committee Mtg
Jan 21st - Las Damas BINGO
(Damas pick up Tea Invites,
Bring silent auction basket items to Judy Blanco)
Jan 24th - Children's Parade
Jan 24th & 25th - SLT - Music of the Knight
Jan 29th - Centro Board Meeting
Jan 31st - Gasparilla Day Parade

Feb 1st - Super Bowl
Feb 5th - Auxiliaries Meet
(M-Z bring Tapas, Bring silent auction basket items to Judy Blanco)
Feb 13th - Happy Times at the Centro
Feb 14th - Valentines Day, Sant'Yago Knight Parade in Ybor City
Feb 18th - Las Damas BINGO, Ash Wednesday
Feb 19th & 20th - Tea Time Prep and Set-up
Feb 21st - Tea Time by Las Damas
Feb 26th - Centro Board Meeting

March 5th - Auxiliaries Meet - Kick off Baseball Season with Hot Dogs!
March 13th - Happy Times at the Centro
March 14th - Las Damas Day at the Races
March 15th - Centro Annual Membership Meeting (Tentative)
March 17th - St Patrick's Day
March 18th - Las Damas BINGO
March 26th - Centro Board Meeting

April 2nd - Auxiliaries Meet
April 5th - Easter
April 10th - Happy Times at the Centro
April 10th & 12th - SLT Cabaret Series "Seriously Frank Sinatra"
April 18th - Las Damas Fashion Show
April 30th - Centro Board Meeting

May 2nd - Kentucky Derby
May 7th - Auxiliaries Meet
May 8th - Happy Times at the Centro
May 15th - 101 Years for the Centro Asturiano Building
May 17th - Los Caballeros Beer Tasting (Tentative)
May 20th - Las Damas BINGO
May 28th - Centro Board Meeting

June 3rd - Caballeros Meet on Wednesday
June 4th - No meetings for Damas
June 6th & 7th - SLT Cabaret Series "Great America's Song Book"
June 12th - Happy Times at the Centro
June 17th - Las Damas BINGO
June 22-26 - Centro Kids Campo Week

How can you help the Centro?


Join. Become a member of the Centro as well as the auxiliaries.

Support: Attend the planned events that help raise the funds for the building.

Donate: Give generously when the call goes out for funds for needed projects.

Remember the Centro: In lieu of flowers...mention the Centro. Leave a Legacy beyond your lifespan.

CEMETERY FLOWERS
Want to keep flowers fresh at the site of your departed love ones? Four times a year, the committee will place silk flowers at the grave or mausoleum of a family member or a dear friend. The charge is $50 per year.
Contact: Susan Rodriguez, rodrig54@me.com or call 813-962-0373
Memoria Form
(One does not need to be a member of the Centro or of Las Damas to use this service)

SYMPATHY & GET WELL CARD
If you hear of a member or a close relative who is ill, or who has passed on, please let us know. Our Corresponding Secretary will send a card on behalf of Las Damas.
Contact Vivian Diaz, diazvi@aol.com, or call 813-752-6880




Los Caballeros and Las Damas are auxiliaries of El Centro Asturiano de Tampa, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) organization. The auxiliaries promote and host events during the year that help preserve the heritage and culture that the Centro Asturiano represents, and they work to obtain funding for preservation, maintenance, and restoration of the building and surrounding property. The Centro Asturiano building is a historic building listed in the National Registry.








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