We were excited to be at the Santa Maria Luxury Hotel and Golf resort for our 87th installation dinner. In November we will be celebrating 88 years of leaving a legacy of giving back to the community of Panama through events, scholarships and charity programs.
Anita Littesy introduced and thanked the outgoing board. She presented Community Service awards to Itzel De DeVaney and Francis Wilson. Cherie Gaines was presented her Community Service Award on Sunday May 19th at the Book Exchange at the Wyndham Hotel Albrook Mall.
New members who were presented with our traditional U.S. and Panamanian flag pins were: Yazmin Quiroz Alex Neuman Van Der Hans Veronica and Benjamin Thorpe Ricardo Trelles Ed Tenes Bradle Bingham _Alex Neuman our incoming president introduced the incoming board and Laura Gimenez, the U.S. Embassy Foreign Commercial Officer, administered the oath. This was Laura’s second year of administering the oath to the new board. Thank you Laura.
Thanks to Joel Davids from the Coronado Rotary Club who presented their Rotary project “Help Teachers Teach” math board game. Several members bought a board game and many members donated to their project.
Thanks to the following: The staff at the Santa Maria Luxury Collection Hotel and Golf Resort for their excellent support. To our past presidents who attended, Glenn Simon, Charlotte Pierce, and Charly Garcia. To Hector Bolaños and his Father from the 2Be Live Band. They were outstanding. To Cedric Gittens, Charly Garcia, Anita Littesy, Itzel De DeVaney, Veronica Thrope and Yazmin Quiroz. To Alex Neuman, our new president for inviting TVN to attend and help promote The American Society of Panama. A very special thanks to Charly for all the work he did in preparing The American Society of Panama history for TVN.
A special thank you to everyone who donated door prizes for our “Let’s Make a Deal. Your generous donations help make our Charity and Scholarship programs very successful. De Gourmet, Wyndham Hotel Albrook Mall, Spa at Bristol, Santa Maria Luxury Hotel and Gold Resort, InterContinental Miramar, The Wallace Pub and Kitchen, La Rana Dorada, Studio 2 Sarah Stern jewelry, Panama Bay Jewelry, and The American of Panama.[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”26″ display=”basic_thumbnail”]