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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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 September 7th, 2016, NEWSLETTER


Club President Rachel Huerta kicks off the meeting.


Mariana Oprea gave a heartfelt and moving Invocation and lead the Pledge to Allegiance.
Rachel introduced Visiting Rotarians and guests


RCBR Advertising Opportunity
Thank you to our Rotarians that have taken the oppurtunity to purchase advertising space in the weekly table fliers!  As a reminder, it is $10 per week.  The current price is $180 from now until the remainder of the year and from January 2017-June 2017, it will be $250.  The flier will be displayed in the Weekly Newsletter and on the RCBR website 24/7!  Please send your ad to amy@bocacolorgraphics and copy  After you have done this, pay Claudia and your ad will be featured!  For any general questions, please contact Josh Hite - 
Soroptimist Women of Distinction Breakfast Honoring Sue Heller
For those of you that are interested in attending the Soroptimist Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, October 5th at the Boca West Country Club please see the attachments for further details and to purchase tickets. The journal ad we placed reads as follows:
The Rotary Club of Boca Raton wishes to congratulate Sue Heller on her nomination from the American Association of Caregiving Youth for the Women of Distinction Award.

Sue is a retired art educator who has served our community with her
time, talent, dedication and purpose with hopes of building self-esteem
and encouraging self-expression in our youth. Her contributions have been many; fundraising, working with children developing treasure boxes, creating collages and planning events.Serving as an Honorary Chairperson for a “Grease” themed gala, she utilized her special skills designing and developing decorations, hosting and promoting awareness of AACY and participating in the overall artistic development of the event.

We are so proud of Sue and commend her for her willingness to share
her imaginative and creative craft for the betterment
of our young and rising generation.
Member Birthdays
Chuck Marchitello, Sept 4th
Neil Saffer, Sept 9th
Scott Leitner, Sept 22nd
Jeremy Pound, Sept 27th
Spouse Birthdays
Kathy (Joe Skipper) Sept 14th
Mayor Susan Haynie (Neil Haynie) Sept 21st
Joe and Kath Skipper, Sept 8th, 2 years
Avery and Andrea Yudien, Sept 24th, 1 year
Date Joined Rotary
Rotary Moments
  • Neil Saffer thanked everyone who set up, attended, brought  food, drinks, ice, coolers, chairs, tables, tended bar, sang, played instruments , cleaned up and broke down at the “Frischfest”  party on Sunday. A GREAT time was had by all.  Daniel and Lindsay both send their sincere appreciate for the Rotary love and support for their upcoming nuptials.
  • Bill Riddick announced ticket sales for the September 24th FAU/Ball State football game and tailgate party are $30.00 per person.  See Claudia for pre-payment.
  • Donn Londeree is proud of celebrating forty-five years of marriage to Kay!
  • Spencer Siegel holds John Mollica (who tended the bar at Frischfest) responsible for his need to rock the house and sing with the Southern Miscomfort Band – it was SO fun.
  • Rick Zimmer ran into long time member John Phillips who has been MIA for a long time due to work commitments.  John will be retiring from practicing Veterinary medicine in May of 2017 and returning to our Club as an active member.  John is also awaiting the arrival of his first Grandchild. Rick’s darling one year old Grandson is recovering beautifully from open heart surgery!
  • Dennis Frisch expressed the gratitude from his Son Daniel and future Wife Lindsay for the Rotary love and support for their upcoming nuptials :) 
  • Julie Vianale is happy to share that after years of dedicated study, her husband Kenneth, will be ordained as a Catholic Deacon!
  • Danila Richards is happy to announce that the Community Closet will be held this Saturday and that her lovely Daughter Nicole sends her love and affection.
  • Pia Giannone Scheer just returned from three delightful weeks spent with her Daughter and is excited to share the news that Jewish Family Services has chosen our most recent NINETEEN College Scholars to receive $500.00 text book awards!!!!
Constitution Day Friday, September 16th
RCBR Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday, September 20th
Fall Begins Thursday, September 22nd
FAU/Ball State Football Game Tailgate Party, Sept 24th, 6:00PM
43rd Annual Soroptimist Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast Wednesday, October 5th
Excell Auto Rotary Social Thursday, October 27th
Hope Bash Boca Friday, October 28th
Veterans Day Friday, November 11th
Junior League of Boca Raton Woman Volunteer of the Year Awards Friday, November 18th
Thanksgiving  Thursday, November 24th
OPAL  Saturday January, 14th 2017
Upcoming Speakers and Events:

Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.