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House of Puerto Rico San Diego

HPRSD is A Non Profit Organization IRS code
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Casita Museum Address
2172 Pan American Road East
San Diego, CA 92101

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Culture Corner:
Sharing The Puerto Rican Experience


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In our monthly membership meetings, a member of HPRSD or a visiting guest is invited to share their experiences with the Puerto Rican culture and history. This seminar series has been denoted as our Culture Corner. Tomás Perry, one of the original founders of the House of Puerto Rico, and Jaime Chavez initiated the series.

The 2018 Culture Corner is hosted at our Casita in Balboa Park (San Diego, CA) after the monthly HPRSD membership meeting at 3PM (1st Saturday). Open to all!


This Month's Culture Corner

We have a a special Culture Cornerthis March:

Isalys 'Ice' QuiñonesSPECIAL YOUTH EVENT:
My Dreams of Playing Basketball For Puerto Rico
 
by Isalys Quiñones
Saturday, March 17, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm

Isalys is a graduate of Otay Ranch High School In Chula Vista where she played Varsity all four years and San Diego Sol Basketball Club.  She currently attends Dartmouth College in New Hampshire where she is a member of the women’s basketball Division 1 team while majoring in Environmental Engineering.  In the summer of 2017, Isalys was selected as the youngest member of Puerto Rico’s national basketball team. 

  • Join us and learn more
    • Isalys' Dreams: Expectations & experiences
    • Breaking history: Regional tournaments from Day 1
    • The World Stage: What's instore this summer and beyond
    • Who said "(I see) her as the future of the (PR) Olympic team for the next ten years"?
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In the summer of 2017, Isalys was selected as the youngest member of Puerto Rico’s national basketball team. Puerto Rico’s team was the underdog for the international FIBA Centrobasket and the AmeriCup tournaments. Her team won the bronze medal at Centrobasket which afforded  an opportunity to play at Americup in Argentina. The team won the bronze medal, breaking history by beating Cuba for the first time in 44 years, preventing Brazil from attending the World Cup in 58 years and qualifying for the World Cup games in Spain in 2018 for the first time in the history of Puerto Rican basketball.   

This summer Isalys will be heading to Puerto Rico to prepare for the Centro American games in July 2018 which will take place in Barranquilla, Colombia and later on the World Cup games in September 2018 in Tenerife, Spain.

As quoted in an article in the local Puerto Rican newspaper Primera Hora, “Grandes expectativas con Isalys Quinones” (Great expectations with Isalys Quinones), the national coach Jerry Batista saw her as the future of the Olympic team for the next ten years.  


Since this is scheduled right before the Cottage (Casita) opens to the public at Noon, we request that you arrive promptly. Thank you!

For the April Culture Corner,

GET INVOLVED:
HPRSD Programs & Committees: 2018 Volunteer Planning

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Join our President Cassie Pagán and Executive Board as they review HPRSD's programs and committees, plans for 2018 and, through group discussions, engage member volunteers to get involved to make it happen.

Let's make the spirit of the House of Puerto Rico shine for all!

More details...

Hosting break out sessions
Members can learn about the different committees we have and what those committees do.  Each breakout will cover

  • what the committee does,
  • how it does it,
  • how much work is involved (time commitment, etc). 

This is basically a recruitment fair for the committees including event committees like Lawn Program, ICF, etc.

Come back for our monthly Cultural Corner to
learn more about Puerto Rican culture and experiences!

If you have any questions about the Culture Corner series or future contributions, feel free to contact any current leader or active members.

Bring a dish to share at the potluck.


Culture Corner Schedule
To follow is the 2018 series schedule with a number of available spots at this time. Are you interested in sharing your Puerto Rican Experience or a topic of our history and culture?

If you are interested in providing a Culture Corner in 2018, contact Aileen Alvarado-Swaisgood at aileen.a.swaisgood@gmail.com or to our general email hprsd@houseofpuertorico.org.

Culture Corner Lineup for 2018

January Día de los Tres Reyes / Three Kings Celebration by tbd
February House of Puerto Rico Casita 15th Anniversary Celebration
March

2018 San Diego Latino Film Festival by Jaime Diego Chavez
3/17 Special: My Dreams of Playing Basketball For Puerto Rico by Isalys Quiñones

April HPRSD Programs & Committees: 2018 Volunteer Planning
by President Cassie Pagán and Executive Board
May Hurricane Maria Relief: On the Ground for American Red Cross - Lessons Learned in Puerto Rico by Roberto 'Bobby' Rivera
June Tradition of the Día de San Juan by tbc
July NO MEETING
August

Queens Court Election

September

tbd

October

tbd

November ELECTIONS for 2019 Board - Make sure to cast your vote!
December NO MEETING

Planning Ahead

If you are interested in sharing your experiences about Puerto Rican culture or you would like to learn more about Puerto Rican culture (e.g., suggest topics), please attend our next meeting or email us at quepasa@houseofpuertorico.com

Calling All Speakers!

We need you for opportunities in 2018. What is your Puerto Rican experience? What about Puerto Rico's history, traditions, culture, etc do you want to share? Call Aileen at 858-395-5765 or email at quepasa@houseofpuertorico.com.


 
 

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UPCOMING EVENTS


SPECIAL YOUTH EVENT

My Dreams of Playing Basketball For Puerto Rico
by Isalys 'Ice' Quiñones
Saturday, March 17, 2018
10am-noon @ our 'Casita' Cottage
Learn more...

THIS MONTH

Puerto Rican Films @ the
San Diego Latino Film Festival.
San Diego Latino Film Festival

BROCHE DE ORO: COMIENZOS
Sunday, March 18th
Time: 4:30pm
AMC Fashion Valley
For updates & tickets click here.

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NEXT MONTH

At the next HPRSD Membership meeting's Culture Corner -

HPRSD Committees: 2018 Volunteer Planning
by Casilda "Cassie" Pagán

Let's get engaged and have fun in the process!!

Membership Meeting, Culture Corner, PotLuck & Casita Celebration
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Our Casita, Balboa Park
3-6:00pm
Learn more...


ACTIVITIES
HPRSD Membership Meeting,
Culture Corner, and Potluck,

1st Saturday of the month
3-6pm La Casita Cottage, Balboa Park
(except in July & December)

PROGRAMS
If you are interested in participating in one or more of the following programs, contact HPRSD:

OUR PUERTO RICO

Here we present articles by fellow HPRSD members and friends such as Daniel M. López and Dr. Antonio Grillo López about Puerto Rico

HPRSD NEWS
For more news from HPRSD, click here

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