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Welcome to The Rotary Club of Boca Raton

Welcome to our Club!

Boca Raton

Changing Lives Building Futures

We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Via Mizner Country Club
6200 Boca Del Mar Dr
Boca Raton, FL  33433
United States
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 July 16, 2016, NEWSLETTER


New Club President Rachel Huerta ringing in the new fiscal year and her first meeting!

February Birthdays and Anniversaries

July Birthdays and Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dennis Frisch July 5th
Lucien Campolo July 6th
Ben Krieger July 7th
Spencer Siegel July 13th
Robert Sclafani July 22nd
Peter Sullivan July 28th
Wedding Anniversaries
Bill and Mary Allen 52 years July 6th
David and Marion Jackson 39 years July 23rd
Date Joined Rotary
Roger Flanagan July 1st - 45 years  
Craig Davis July 23rd - 13 years 
Jim Gavrilos July 1st - 6 years  
Peter Sullivan July 8th - 1 year  
Robert Weinroth July 17th - 3 years  
Sharon DiPietro July 22nd - 1 year  
Lucas and Archie always present a fine luncheon buffet!
Rotary Moments
  • Dennis Frisch is running for a seat on the City of Boca Raton Park and Recreation Board – please help support his worthy and ongoing efforts!
  • Also, he is going to be a Grandpa for the second time at Thanksgiving time!
  • Immediate Past President Spencer Siegel and Dara are experiencing the quiet of both boys being at camp.
  • Mike Gora’s Mother will be celebrating her 99th Birthday!
  • The date for OPAL 2017 is Saturday, January 14th, hosted by Neil, Peter, Doug M as well as Jay and Marilyn Weinberg and Jan Savarick – WHAT A TEAM!
  • Pia Giannone Scheer is working with FAU to put together a tail gate party – details to follow.
  • Neil and Trish Saffer are hosting a party to celebrate the upcoming marriage of Daniel Frisch at his home on Saturday, September 4th and all are welcome. Pirate, Cowboy, pool wear – anything goes as long as it‘s clothes J
  • Julie Vianale happily announced that our 14th Annual Future Stars 2017 Competition will be hosted again by the City of Boca Raton and held at the Mizner Park Amphitheater on Sunday, April 2nd.
  • Debbie Davis just returned from a ten day sail in the Abacos and truly appreciates air conditioning.
  • Craig Davis just returned from a wonderful trip out West with his fourteen year old Daughter Sasha and said it was a life changing experience and wonderful opportunity to really bond with her – highly recommends the opportunity should you have it to do the same.
  • Ken Davis is very excited to share the 17 minute film (mostly photos and a great music) highlighting the culmination of the ten year Cat Island Children’s Orphanage project to install impact windows and doors.  It will truly be a Rotary Moment to share with all!
  • Bill Riddick mentioned that there are still some really incredible and unique items from the  234’ Lady Luck ship that will be sunk as an artificial reef on July 23rd. Contact him for details of the cool nautical items and opportunity to advertise your business with a custom porthole on the ship.
  •  Doug Mummaw introduced three of his key Senior Associate Architects and is blessed to worj=k with such talented and committed young professionals.
  • Chuck Marchitello just finished up the last details of a new vacation home build in the Keys and shared the excitement of building from the ground up to the finishing touches of hanging original art.
  • Brooke Thabit update from Mom Alison  -  "I feel so refreshed after my peaceful and restful night's sleep in the hospital," said no one ever!  Send out good vibes for Brooke and Mom to survive another month here! Thank goodness therapy is going so well! Facebook has a video from yesterday - you can really see she's moving her arm with her own triceps- she is only allowed to bend 20 degrees right now. Each week she gets to increase about 10 degrees. This means it will be weeks before she can bend enough to brush her own teeth - poor Brooke she says Mom’s a really bad "dental hygienists"  But in the end, when she has more independence, it will all be worth it! The Dr. came in yesterday and told Brooke she's a rock star- Mom thought it was funny cause that’s the term she uses all the time! So proud of this girl for pushing through her fears! Thanks to all for your love and support!
June 29th Speaker Tim S. Marshall
Life is made up of billions of moments linked together. Each moment is important. Once a moment passes you can never recapture it. The moments of your life pile together to form your world, good or bad. Now, what if you took each moment and wrung the beauty and potential from it? Imagine this life.

But how do you know what potential lies in the moment? Through fear and indecision, and perhaps laziness, we let these moments slip away. And pretty soon these lost moments pile up to become your current situation. But worse, as the new current moments pile up, they become future moments. Now you are truly lost in potential.

Look at your life and surroundings as a beautiful miniature glass globe. Is it the globe that you dreamed of creating? If you shook it, would all of the figures stay upright or would everything fall over into a heap of disarray? You build this globe. No one else. And no matter what you think now, you have the ability to create the beautiful globe you desire. And Tim Marshall will help you get there.
Lucky Table #1 drew the winning Chance to Win 50/50 ticket and split the $425.00 kitty!
Chance to Win 50/50 ticket pick this week was Doug Mummaw who did not draw the King of Clubs; pot grows to $350.00
Previous Speaker from June 29th Tatiana Pouladian
  • Upcoming Speakers and Events:
  • July 20th - Ken and Jeanie Davis/Cat Island Orphanage Film of Impact Doors and Windows
  • July 27h -  Ed LaMont
  • August 3rd - Sharon Brewer/First Care Women's
  • August 10th - Club Assembly
  • August 17th - Aron Weingard
  •   For more information, please visit our website at www.rotaryclubbocaraton.com 




June 28th, 2016, NEWSLETTER

This week's newsletter covers the Installation Dinner Party for Rachel Huerta. Have a great month of July, Rotarians!
 RCBR Outgoing President and Milkman, Spencer Siegel with his beautiful Wife Dara!
Spencer got the party started by inducting our two newest members
Scott Robert Leitner sponsored by Ken Davis and Adrienne Mazzone sponsored by Yaacov Heller.
Rotary Invocation given by Scott Weber with lovely wife Lori
Outgoing President Spencer Siegel, President Elect Henry Ferguson and Incoming President Rachel Huerta
Rachel's Family
New Rotary briefcase!!!
This is sure to be put to good use!
Our Club is so fortunate to have John Mollica, Jr. as the Treasurer - receiving the Service Above Self Presidents Award
(it's not your eyes - sorry for the fuzzy exposure)

Proud Husband Jody, Rachel and Parents

Rotary Moments


Abby Ehrman Klayman accepting the Literacy Ambassador Lifetime Achievement Award 

New Rotarian and Mortgage Banker Kris Klemetsmo won the 50/50 drawing and donated the winnings back!
Robert Scott Leitner's Wowza Wife Patty
Beautiful surprise from Spencer Siegel for Club Administrator Claudia DuBois
Can you just imagine what he said to make us laugh???
Beauty at the podium - it's going to be a very good year!!!
  • Upcoming Speakers and Events:
  • June 29th, 2016 - Jeffrey Shavitz
  • July 4th, 2016 - Fourth of July Holiday
  • July 6th - Club Assembly
  •   For more information, please visit our website at www.rotaryclubbocaraton.com 

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