Raul Lavin

Raul Lavin 

Oldest living member of the Cuban Club

Age: 100 years old

Cuban Club interview on Spanish News.

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Left to right: Raul and Dora Lavin, Isabel Ponce de Leon Lavin, Sandra Lavin Niles and Luis Lavin, Jr., submitted by Karen Niles Lavin; her tios Raul and Dora, abuelos Luis and Isabel Lavin, and mother, Karen Lavin Niles.

Mambi Award presented to Raul
Mambi Award presented to Raul

Mambi Award presented to Raul for “Member of the Year 2016”

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Raul's family
Raul's family

L-R: Barry (Raul’s grandson), Larry (Raul’s son), Lindsey (great grand daughter), Raul, Pam (Raul’s grandson’s wife), Brantley (his great grandson).

Family reunion; Raul 99 years old
Family reunion; Raul 99 years old

Family reunion Uncle Raul 99 years old and still going strong! what a life time he has seen! Channing learning from her elder he is amazing.

Chimene and her favorite Tio!
Chimene and her favorite Tio!

Chimene and her Tio Raul smoking a Cuban from Ybor City at the beach.

Raul Lavin: "Honorary General"
Raul Lavin: "Honorary General"

Raul Lavin being granted the title of "Honorary General" of the Army de Los Mambis.

Raul Lavin's business card
Raul Lavin's business card

Raul Lavin's business card

Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award

El Círculo Cubano and Kreme of Mambi, Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to Raul Lavin for his dedication to our historic club and preservation of the Cuban Heritage

Raul Lavin honored
Raul Lavin honored

Raul Lavin honored as the Member of the Century by El Círculo Cubano de Tampa in 1999.

Chimene Diaz Armstrong with her Tio
Chimene Diaz Armstrong with her Tio

Chimene Diaz Armstrong with her Tio Raul

Raul, President & CEO of COSMO, Inc
Raul, President & CEO of COSMO, Inc

Raul, President and CEO of COSMO, Inc. standing left, in the 1950's, by one of his truck bodies being constructed in his warehouse.

Raul Lavin, President & CEO of COSMO
Raul Lavin, President & CEO of COSMO

Raul Lavin, President and CEO of COSMO, Inc.

Raul’s 98th Birthday Party
Raul’s 98th Birthday Party

Raul’s 98th Birthday Party, with cousins and family coming from all over the country! SURPRISE!!!!

Cousins with Raul
Cousins with Raul

Rena Marginal Bilella, Raul and Doris Arduengo (cousins)

Lloyd, Mr & Mrs Joe Arduengo w/Raul
Lloyd, Mr & Mrs Joe Arduengo w/Raul

Lloyd, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Arduengo, and Raul

Raul’s son and daughter-in-law
Raul’s son and daughter-in-law

Kim and Larry Lavin, Raul’s son and daughter-in-law

Cousins at 98th Birthday Party
Cousins at 98th Birthday Party

Cousins, Rena Marginal Bilella, CeCe Arduengo, Raul, Doris Arduengo, and son Larry Lavin at 98th party

La Gaceta article page 1
La Gaceta article page 1

newspaper article from La Gaceta page one

La Gaceta article page 2
La Gaceta article page 2

newspaper article from La Gaceta page one

Raul’s nephew and grand neice
Raul’s nephew and grand neice

Raul’s nephew, Emilio Diaz (1949-2008) and grand neice Chimene Diaz Armstrong

Tampa Trubune article
Tampa Trubune article

Tampa Trubune article

Raul Lavin
Raul Lavin

Members of the Board of Directors, September 22, 1937. Raul standing, back row, 3rd from right with white suit.

Fiesta of Cigars in Ybor City 1930s
Fiesta of Cigars in Ybor City 1930s

La Comparsa de Rendimiento del Círculo Cubano de Tampa a la Fiesta de Tabacos en Ybor City Performance Group of the Cuban Club of Tampa during the Fiesta of Cigars in Ybor City around the 1930’s. Raul standing in middle row, from right. Sister Hortensia is third person from Raul.

Raul at Washington Masonic Temple
Raul at Washington Masonic Temple

Raul is a 32nd degree Mason and at 98 years of age visited the George Washington Masonic Temple, in Alexandria, Virginia, 2015

Raul at Washington Masonic Temple
Raul at Washington Masonic Temple

Raul is a 32nd degree Mason and at 98 years of age visited the George Washington Masonic Temple, in Alexandria, Virginia, 2015

Raul with Paula Cousins
Raul with Paula Cousins

Raul with Paula cousins, John and Laurie Gallo at Luisanna Carrera and Ryan Timmons’ wedding in Washington, D.C. 2015

Raul with Family
Raul with Family

Raul with family, standing (left to right) his brother, Luis Lavin, Jr., sister, Hortensia, little Raul, sister, Tula and his mother, Mercedes Duarte and father, Luis Lavin, Sr. seated

Tampa Times News article page one
Tampa Times News article page one

Tampa Times News article page one

Tampa Times News article page two
Tampa Times News article page two

Tampa Times News article page two