June - July Updates 2019
El Amanecer - The Sunrise
The Official Newsletter of The Spanish American Center
News and Notes from Neddy

 Our Precious  New Addition!

Dear friends,
I want to take this opportunity  on behalf of our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and the community we serve to express our gratitude to our good friend Peter Bovenzi, his daughter Katie , family and team of volunteers for donating the construction of the new addition to the Center, and, the promise of more to come . This new facility is a gift to our families, children and future generations! How grateful we are for Peter, and for others on his construction team that made Katie’s  vision and dream come true.
We also want to thank the many friends that came to celebrate our donor’s event. Special thanks to the Aubuchon family for their support in many areas, joining us in the celebration of our Evening of Gratitude.  Liam, Lucy, and Burke spoke of what the Center means to them which impacted everyone present.
Let me not forget and say thanks to the Event Committee that made this possible.

Let’s celebrate,  

Oh What A Night!
Our "Evening Of Gratitude" highlighting our new addition, donated through the generosity of the Bovenzi family and team, while also allowing us the opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks to all of our generous donors, was a resounding success! We had a full house of friends and supporters and we relished the opportunity to share our gratitude with everyone in the greater Leominster community. We also honored three of our long time Board members: Lionel Reinford, Angelita Santiago and past president Richard Letarte. For a gallery of event photos and videos, please click here to be taken to our web page . We thank everyone who cares for our mission, vision and future plans. (Photos from John Love, Sentinel & Enterprise, Georgie Rodriguez, Jean-Pierre Boissy).
¡Muchas Gracias! Thank You!
SAC Participates in annual CMAA Elder Fair in Worcester
Our Ancianos Unidos (Elders United) caseworker and advocate Mickey Guzman participated in CMAA's annual Senior Fair with an information table highlighting the Center's services for elders. Call the Center at 978-534-3145 for more information, or to enroll.
The Spanish American Center's ESL (English as a Second Language) class of 2019 held a graduation ceremony at the Center in June . Here are the names of graduates from ESL intermediate level Spanish class:
  • Jocelyn Fermin De Santos
  • Lucio Valencia Montanez
  • Osvaldo Osuna Ortega
  • Diana Velazquez Delgado
  • Beatriz Velazquez Delgado
  • Graciela Santiago
  • Maria Salete Dias
OUR ESL classes are made possible through a generous grant from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
Fidelity Bank Employees - award "Jeans Day" Donation to SAC. ¡Muchas Gracias!
June , 2019

The Spanish American Center was very pleased to accept a surprise donation of $980 dollars raised by the employees of Fidelity Bank through their creative "Jeans Day" internal fund raiser. Employees donate $5 each on designated Fridays to wear jeans to the office. Their donations are matched by Fidelity. They then designate a recipient charity organization to receive the donation. ¡Muchas Gracias! to everyone at FIDELITY BANK.
We are ready for our very popular Summer Programs for children! To register your child please contact Angel Vega at the Center at 978-534-3145 , or e-mail him at: angel_vega@spanishamericancenter.org

We are operating 3 sites this year, as well as providing healthy breakfast and lunch at several other programs throughout Gardner, Fitchburg and Leominster!
"One of the priorities of mine during this budget season is helping those who are experiencing homelessness in my district. I am happy to announce the passage of two of my amendments, #498 and #355, which would do just that. . .
Amendment #355 provides $10,000 to  The Spanish American Center, Inc . in Leominster, Massachusetts. The Leominster Spanish American Center was founded in 1966 and has been a constant presence in the community ever since. The Center provides meals for the homeless and disadvantaged. I am happy to have these amendments adopted and look forward to the good they will do for the district." - Senator Dean Tran