October 2016
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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 jmollicajr@aol.com.  After you have done this, pay Claudia and your ad will be featured!  For any general questions, please contact Josh Hite - joshua.hite@brightway.com 
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:

Oct 26, 2016
Roberta Jurney
Quantum House
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