History of the Hispanic Club of Lakeland
The beginning of the Club can be traced to the year 1987 when several Puerto Rican families got together and decided to meet and form a group to foster the unity among families from several Latin American countries. As the group grew it was prudent to create a constitution and by-laws, and a Board of Directors was formed in 1988. A “flamboyant” tree and the colors orange and green were chosen for the original logo. The club now has over 350 members with a varied representation from many Latin countries. A new logo was adopted in 2009 using as inspiration the actual logo of the City of Lakeland, thus, we have a “swan” or “cisne” now.
Board of Directors/Officers
Board members are elected for a term of two (2) years. The officers and members of the board are all volunteers. The officers elected in 2012 are listed as follows:
Chairman of the Board LLCTeresa V. Martinez Institute of Spanish Communication, Inc. President Eduardo Tapia, PE Tapia Construction Vice-President Dr. José Manuel García Florida Southern College 2nd Vice-President Felipe Maquillon Exit Realty Treasurer Luisa Klaber Secretary Jacqueline Lyons Tapia Construction Executive Assistant Ana L. Lupercio Tapia construction
P.O. Box 5593
Lakeland, Florida 33807