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Welcome to The Rotary Club of Boca Raton

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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, Florida  33433
United States
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ROTARY CLUB OF BOCA RATON     

MEETING NEWSLETTER

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22nd, 2015
 
Club President Spencer Siegel called the meeting to order.
 
 
Henry Ferguson (left) gave a heartfelt Invocation and lead the Pledge to Allegiance.
 
 
Incredibly beautiful rendition of God Bless American was sung by the very talented Vanessa Simpson
 
 
Since the young age of nine years old Vanessa Simpson could not put down the microphone. She was excited and influenced by her older sister Christina Simpson to start singing. She would tag along to her older sisters vocal lessons and listen in on them. Once she started singing she did not stop and had to take her talents to the next level.  At the young age of 10 she joined a singing group that performed locally in South Florida.  Performing quickly became her passion.  Once she realized she could fearlessly perform she decided to enter into local singing competitions. She won runner up in South Florida Fair as well as runner up in Rotary Future Stars in which she sang on the famous Mizner Amphitheater stage.
This was only the beginning of her passion for competing.  At the age of sixteen years old she entered in the American Idol Experience. After auditioning with hundreds of people, waiting in long lines, and the rush of performing in front of hundreds of voters. She ended up taking first place and now owns the golden ticket of Hollywood Studios Disney. After long lines she earned a front line place to audition for the real American Idol.  Once you combine all of these wonderful experiences you will see why Vanessa Simpson cannot keep her feet off the stage. These exciting experiences are only parts of the reasons why she sings. The main reasons are the feelings she gets and the joy it brings her and hopefully others too.
Her inspirations include Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra, Jessie J, Adele and Amy Winehouse. Her first real concert was Celine Dion. She remembers turning to her grandmother and saying that she would one day sing on the exact stage Celine Dion was performing on that night. These great artists helped make it easier for her to remember why she loves performing. Now, at the hopeful age of eighteen years old she continues to work hard to reach her dreams everyday. She will never give up on the joyous and wonderful gift God has blessed her with.
 
To hear her sing live visit her website www.vanessaesimpson.com  or to book her phone Eliot Weisman at 954-755-1700
 
 
Dad, Mom Rotarian Yaacov Heller, Vanessa and Sue Heller
 
New Member Sharon DiPietro is inducted into our Club, sponsored by Neil Saffer and pinned by Doug Mummaw
 
 
Mother of nine, devoted wife to Jay DiPietro and animal rights advocate (Board Member Tri County Animal Rescue) Sharon brings us wonderful energy, boundless enthusiasm, beauty and committed willingness to serve our community.  We are thrilled to welcome her aboard.
 
 
"Rotary Moments"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING SPECIAL LOCAL EVENTS
 
 
 
 
    Chance to Win King of Clubs is up to $650.00 with no winner yet !The pot lives on for another week!

   GUEST SPEAKERS COMING UP:

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  • July 24th - Club Assembly
  • August 12th - Kids Safe Foundation/Sally Berenweig 

 

  •   For more information, please visit our website at www.rotaryclubbocaraton.com 

 

 

 

 

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ROTARY CLUB OF BOCA RATON     

MEETING NEWSLETTER

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8th, 2015
 
Club President Spencer Siegel calls the meeting to order in fine style.
Ben Krieger proudly shows the Birthday donation check from his Rotarian Son Ken Krieger.
 
Lovely Dana Goldberg gave the Invocation and lead the Pledge to Allegience
 
 
February Birthdays and Anniversaries
 
 
Member Birthdays 
   
 Dennis Frisch Jul 05 
 Lucien Campolo     Jul 06 
 Ben Krieger Jul 07 
 Spencer Siegel Jul 13 
 Robert Sclafani Jul 22 
 Peter Sullivan Jul 28 
       
 Anniversaries 
  
 Bill and Mary Allen    51 Years
 David and Marion Jackson  38 Years
     
 Date Joined Rotary 
    
 Roger Flanagan 44 Years  
 Jim Gavrilos 5 Years
 Robert Weinroth  2 years 
 Craig Davis   12 Years  
 Eric Gooden 1 Year 
 
New Member Peter Sullivan - Owner of Tint & Tunes is Inducted
 
 
Unveiling of the Team Brooke Therapy Pool
"Rotary Moments"
 
Countless man hours, unbelievable generosity, in-kind donations from many construction and landscaping trades; expertise from start to finish. Endless enthusiasm made this dream a reality for Brooke Thabit and her family.  A truly amazing effort resulting in an incredible transformation of this backyard to an oasis of recovery and joy!  Chuck Marchitello (CJM Construction lead the charge) and too many other folks to mention made this happen!!!!  
 
 
 
Our VIP Rotarian volunteers of the evening :-)
 
 
This represents just one of the two enormous and delicious pans of paella that Rotarian Juan Montalvo (The Hungry Cuban) prepared for our celebratory feast. Trust me when I say there were NO leftovers!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Just one of the many special touches
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
An outstanding evening of joy and celebration
 
 
 
Guest Speakers Dr. Daniel C Flynn and Constance Scott
Florida Atlantic University Research Administration Division
 
 
Daniel C. Flynn, Ph.D., Vice President of Research, oversees research administration in the Division of Research at Florida Atlantic University.
Prior to joining FAU, Flynn served as Associate Dean for Research in the University of Delaware’s College of Health Sciences where he helped grow the research enterprise by 60 percent, promoted invention disclosures, faculty patent applications and developed undergraduate entrepreneurial and research programs. He served as the founding Associate Dean for Research and Economic Development at The Commonwealth Medical College, a new medical school in Scranton, PA.
Flynn spent 17 years at West Virginia University where he served as a Professor and Deputy Director of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. During his career, he has been awarded more than $40 million in research funding. The National Institutes of Health has funded Flynn’s research for more than 20 years. At WVU, he served as Director of a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for Cancer Cell Biology, developed mentoring programs, organized core facilities and served as coordinator of the M.D./Ph.D. training program. He has published 72 research articles and has also served on an editorial board, advisory committees and study sections for NIH and the Association of American Medical Colleges. He earned his B.S. at the University of Maryland, College Park, Ph.D. at North Carolina State University and his post-doctoral work at the University of Virginia. 
 
Former Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Constance Scott has a new job. Just weeks after the term-limited Scott relinquished her seat on the City Council, she has been named as director of local relations for Florida Atlantic University. She began her new position at the school on April 13, earning an annual salary of $75,000 from the school.
 
 "I'm excited. FAU is really an integral part of our community," Scott said. "I'll bring my experience in policy and economic development and act as a liaison between the community and the university." Scott served two three-year terms on the City Council, for the past year as deputy mayor. A near-lifelong resident of the city and graduate of Boca Raton High School, she remembers as a child attending President Lyndon Johnson's dedication of the FAU campus before a crowd of 15,000 in 1964. Stacy Volnick, interim vice president for institutional advancement at FAU, says Scott "brings a diverse background of government and public policy experience. Her foundation of finance and economic development will be an asset to the day-to-day responsibilities." Volnick adds Scott will work "to ensure that FAU is fully engaged in the cities in which its campuses reside."
 
The Boca Raton-based school now has satellite campuses in Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter and Harbor Branch.
 
Dr. Flynn and Ms. Scott provided an overview of the outstanding educational opportunities for student Health Care professionals and how impactful higher education is on our local economy and advanced medical administration. 
 
 
UPCOMING SPECIAL LOCAL EVENTS
 
 
 
 
    Chance to Win King of Clubs is up to $625.00 with no winner yet !The pot lives on for another week!

   GUEST SPEAKERS COMING UP:

  • July 8th - Constance  Scott & Dr. Daniel C Flynn/FAU
  • July 15th - Club Assembly
  • July 24th - Club Assembly
  • August 12th - Kids Safe Foundation/Sally Berenweig 

 

  •   For more information, please visit our website at www.rotaryclubbocaraton.com 

 

 

 
 

 

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ROTARY CLUB OF BOCA RATON     

INSTALLATION DINNER AND MEETING NEWSLETTER

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1st, 2015
 
Club President Spencer Siegel calls the meeting to order in fine style.
 
 
Installation Dinner Party at The Addison
June 17, 2015
"Rotary Moments"
 
 
The smashing styles of Yaacov Heller, Doug Mummaw Doug Giordano and Adam Tekel
 
 
Joy Giordano, Trisha Saffer, Sheri Daye, Doug Giordano, Adam Palmer and Neil Saffer
(Joy and Doug celebrating 25 years of wedded bliss!!!)
 
 
Amy Mollica, Juan Montalvo, Mike and Barbara Massarella, Joy and Doug Giordano with Nancy and Chuck Marchitello
 
 
Fabulous fems Pamela Weinroth, Bonnie Hildebrand, Sue Heller and Bonnie Gora
 
 
Gary Hildebrand, Mariana Oprea and Silva Alexandrov
 
 
Adam Tekel, outgoing President Mike Gora, Art and Glorianne Polacheck with Doug Mummaw and David Parker
 
 
Party Pirates Bonnie Gora and Yaacov Heller
 
 
Claudia DuBois, Lucien Campolo, Alecia Kerry, Carmel and Peter Baronoff - ARGGGGGGG
 
 
Art Polacheck and Silva Alexandron in full Pirate regalia
 
 
Always dapper Henry Ferguson and lovely
 
 
The dynamic mix of Lauren and Jon Burford with Past Presidents Dr. Dennis Frisch and Julie Vianale
 
 
Bill and Mary Allen with Mike Gora
 
 
Bonnie Hildebrand, Sue Heller and Craig Davis
 
 
 
Sandy and Dick Young
 
 
Rick Zimmer, Abby Ehrman-Klayman and Craig Davis
 
 
Patricia McCarthy (right) and friend
 
 
Lori and Scott Weber
 
 
Spencer Siege, Glorianne Polacheck and Dara Siegel
 
 
Mike and Barbara Massarella with Amy and John Mollica, Jr.
 
 
Mike Yaghy and Rotaractor Pietro Cracchiolo
 
 
The beautiful courtyard of The Addison
 
 
Armagan and Gulsay (Gail) Gurbuz
 
 
Dara Siegel and friends
 
 
Dr. Dennis Frisch, Doug Mummaw and David Parker - Ninjas in disguise
 
 
Dara Siegel and DJ
 
 
Big Doug
 
 
 
 
Presidential "Service Above Self" recipients Gary Hildebrand, Bill Allen and David Parker
 
 
Mike Gora presents Julie Vianale with  "Rotarian of the Year" Award - so well deserved!
 
 
The line up being roasted by funnyman Rick Zimmer
 
 
Doug Power
 
 
 
Joe Skippers beautiful wife Kathy
 
 
Rotary Club of Boca Raton Board of Directors 2015 2016
 
 
Changing of the Guards
 
 
Outgoing President Mike Gora passes the gavel to Incoming President Spencer Siegel
 
 
Spencer counting on all of us to particpate in "Building Lives and Changing Futures"
 
 
Special surprise Fire Eater Show
 
 
Exciting and spellbinding
 
 
Yikes!!!
 
 
Danila and John Richards - true swashbucklers!
 

    Chance to Win King of Clubs is up to $600.00 with no winner yet !The pot lives on for another week!

   GUEST SPEAKERS COMING UP:

  • July 8th - Constance  Scott & Dr. Daniel C Flynn/FAU
  • July 15th - 50 Legs (Amputee Prosthetic Devices)
  • July 24th - Club Assembly
  • August 12th - Kids Safe Foundation/Sally Berenweig 

 

  •   For more information, please visit our website at www.rotaryclubbocaraton.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ROTARY CLUB OF BOCA RATON     

MEETING NEWSLETTER

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12th, 2014
 
The meeting was called to order by Club President Mike Gora singing with Jim Gavrilos and Ken Samu.
Ken Samu gave a humble and thought provoking prayer and lead the Pledge to Allegiance 
 
"Don't Quit. When things go wrong, as they sometimes will. When the road you're trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low, and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but do not quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, and many a failure turns about, When he might have have won had he  stuck it out, Don't give up though the pace seems slow, You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out, The silver tint on the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far, So stick to the fight when when you're hardest hit, It's when things seem worse, that you must not quit" KRISTONE
 
Boca Helping Hands Thanksgiving Basket Brigade was a HUGE success...forty baskets donated!!!!
We exceeded our goal of 28 baskets :-)
NINE Rotarians donated blood saving TWENTY_SEVEN lives!!!
 
 
Happy Dollars and Rotary Moments
 
  • Bob Buruchian has created a brand new OPAL website! http://opalawards.com/
  • Doug Giordano passed out three OPAL Chance to Win tickets to every member with the incentive that if all three are sold he will reward you with a new Rotary dress shirt or blouse!
  • SOS Children's Village 5K Run Walk - fourteen Rotarians and Rotaractors participated!  The rewards were many; great cause, beautiful weather, fun fellowship. Nicole Richards placed first in her age group and her Dad John treated us to homemade pancakes with blackberry preserves and mimosas - heaven on earth :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                      

Guest Speaker Danila Richards - Large Yacht Services

Danila goes on board pre-voyage to update nautical charts and vessel checks ensuring utmost safety that includes fire plans, fuel, food, beverages and any other details that would prevent the vessel from clearing Port Authority.

She is able to accommodate requests with an 8-24 hour notice to depart, preparing cruising guides that include in port activities throughout the world!

PRODUCTS
Charts
Publications
Cruising Guides
Specialty Fooods
Concierge Services
Vehicle Purchases
Yacht Tender Purchases
Air Purifier
Mattresses/Bedding /Fine Linens
Medical Kits
SERVICES
In house or On Board Chart and Publication, Corrections
Electronic Charts
Assistance with Crew Placement
PEP Class
Private labeling
Special Events
Uniform Design
On Board Training
Medical Equipment

Danila Richard’s Large Yacht Services Proudly Represents the highest level of sustainable Caviar, and is available for Silver Service Courses .

MY BAD GIRL - Available for Charter...LET'S DO IT!!!!

MY NATITA -Al Fresco Dining at it’s Finest

MY INGOT  - Burger Yachts

LOVELY MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TEAM DANILA AND NICOLE RICHARDS

MYSTERY SIGNED BASEBALL - DOES ANYONE RECOGNIZE THE SIGNATURE?

UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS!

 

 FALL IS UPON US

CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS AND DRESSER DRAWERS FOR THE DECEMBER 6th CLOTHING DRIVE

    

SPECIAL UPCOMING EVENTS AT SHOWTIME

    Bill Allen drew for the Chance to Win King of Clubs but did not win the $675.00 !The pot lives on for another week!

     COMING UP:

 

  •  November 19, 2014 Tali Raphaely
  •  November 26, 2014 NO MEETING DUE TO THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

NEW INTERNET ACCESS LINKS

On the Internet: http://opalawards.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/OPALawards

https://www.facebook.com/bocarotary

https://www.facebook.com

https://www.facebook.com/futurestarsboca

https://www.facebook.com/RotaractorofPalmBeach

https://www.facebook.com/bocarotaryrun

FACEBOOK GROUPS

https://www.facebook.com/groups/bocarotary

https://www.facebook.com/groups/tomorrowsleadership

ROTARACT AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

https://www.facebook.com/groups/652050451493825

 

  •   For more information, please visit our website at www.rotaryclubbocaraton.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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