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Puerto Rican Union of Mutual Aid, Inc.
Incorporated July 1937
616 E Street
Union City CA 94587

Who is PRUMA? Puerto Rican Union of Mutual Aid, Inc. was organized in May 1937 and incorporated July 7, 1937. Our motto is to "Advance with Progress". The Association was founded by a group of Puerto Ricans who came from Hawaii to the East Bay and wanted to create a benevolent organization to further their people. The purpose for the Association is to help other Puerto Ricans in the San Francisco Bay Area. We bring the Puerto Rican community together keeping the culture alive through our Jibaro music and Puerto Rican food. We hold regular dances and raise funds for educational scholarships and other community benefits. We are proud to have Carmelita Pagan as our current President. Contact: Carmelita Pagan  650-575-7601  or at president@pruma.org


  I would like to thank all the members who attended the July 21st General meeting. A very special thank you to Peter and Lucille Elisary who made and installed and donated the sign over the entrance to PRUMA Center. Everyone who has seen it was very impressed and excited. Peter you made a great improvement to our Center entrance.The Flea market September 22nd is from 7am to 4pm and the Pancake breakfast is set for 7am to 11am. If you have any items or monies you wish to donate please call me at 650-575-7601.

The entrance, hallways and bar area will be upgraded with ceramic tile. After taking measurements we need 520 pieces of tile. I have 40 16x16 tiles that I will donate, so please if you have any to donate call me, we would like neutral color tile. I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to Edward Quinones and family on the loss of our long time member Diana Quinones.

Also I would like to send get-well wishes to our past President Dolores Mendez who is at home recuperating from heart surgery.

President … Carmelita Pagan

Thank you for sharing!

PRUMA Kitchen - Steaming White Rice

Ren Giel - Rotisserie Chicken

Anita & Yolanda Ramirez - Baked Ham

Jennifer Franzen - Fried Chicken

Bob & Carmen Feaster - Fried Noodles

Mary Veles - Bacalau Patties

Edith Miranda - Deviled Eggs

Nancy Colon - Potato Salad

Diana Perez - Assorted Donuts

Lorraine Perry - Chocolate Cake

Tillie Sayers - Donut Holes

Rena Giel -Liquid cleaners for PRUMA Center.

Carmelita Pagan - Table cloths 45 total!


Mission Statement
Puerto Rican Union of Mutual Aid, Inc.

Our mission as an association is to unite the Puerto Rican people of the greater Bay Area by providing a warm, clean, friendly environment that develops our rich cultural heritage through our food, dance and customs. Putting an emphasis on education for our youth through scholarships and growing our ability to become a greater facilitator to our people by providing mutual aid and benefits to those in need growing the association by outreach and focusing on young Puerto Rican families. Encouraging each other by exemplifying honor, dignity and true Puerto Rican pride.


Miriam Diana Quinones(1937 - 2013)

Miriam Diana Quinones
June 9, 1937 - July 10, 2013
Resident of Union City
Loving wife of Edward Quinones celebrating 47 years of marriage July 2, 2013, mother of Anthony (deceased), Lori, Patty and Daniel, Step-son Edward, Jr., Julio, and sister to 16 siblings. She was a blessed Grandmother to 18 and Great Grandmother to 8.

DQ was a member of PRUMA for 35 years and held many offices. She headed the Sunshine Committee and wrote the Sunshine Corner. She also was a member of the 50th State Social Club. She loved to cook, play bingo, go to the casinos, enjoyed being with her family and friends; loved her Giants and 49ers. Also, she loved to dance and loved her Puerto Rican music "Kachi, Kachi."

DQ was born in Hawaii, moved twice to California where she resided with her parents in Hayward at the age of 16 and attended Hayward High. She met Edward and on July 2, 1966 married him. She lived life to the fullest. She was loved by all who knew her and will always be DQ.

Family and Friends are invited to attend a Visitation & Viewing Thursday, July 18th, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Holy Angels Sorensen Chapel, 1140 B St, Hayward, with a Rosary at 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass, Friday, July 19th, 11:00 AM at St Bede Church, 26950 Patrick Ave, Hayward. Interment immediately following to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 26320 Mission Blvd, Hayward.

Holy Angels Sorensen

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Members $48 per year!

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P. O. Box 498

Union City, CA 94587-0489

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Thinking about having a party, PRUMA Center is available for rental.  Members get a discounted rental rate.  Full bar available.  210 people capacity. Great for family reunion parties, dinner/dance, bridal & baby showers.  Contact Annie Morales for rates and availability.

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