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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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February 7, 2017 NEWSLETTER

 President Rachel Huerta Inducts our newest Members:
Lucy Spielman with Sponsors Ben and Rosemary Krieger and Husband Jerry
Sponsor Rick Zimmerman with Brian Jackson
New member Andrea O'Rourke with Sponsor and Past President Doug Mummaw
President Rachel with Sponsor Dana Goldberg and new member Joanne Sassone.  New Member Charlotte Robinson with Sponsor Abby Ehrman-Klayman
New Member Gianni Morandi Sponsored by Juan Montalvo
Rick Zimmer is pinned as a Paul Harris Fellow
Lucky winners of the Chance to Win jackpot Bill Allen, Ken Samu, Leunice Oliveira and Roger "Doc" Flanagan
Vanessa Havener, Gary Hildebrand and Pia Giannone Scheer looking good!
Proud Grandpa and retired Rotarian Jim Sclafani with Grandson Huey who just earned his Pilot's License!
Rotary Invocation written by Dana Goldberg 

Bless this food and the hands that made it. I pray for peace, for universal love, and conservation of our environment. Bless Rotary and people in the work they do to make our world a better place. Bless our community and the people that serve it. I pray for our mission to change lives and build futures.

Our mission is to leave the world a bit better than we found it. In our club, one of the ways we affect this change is with providing education and mentoring. I pray that all the children of the world receive love, nutrition and education, with these provided they will have hope. With hope, it is very hard to want to wage war or be destructive, in that you have hope for the present and the future.

The truth can be obscured by the heat of the moment, I pray that our nation, and those nations that depend on us exercise patience and give this complicated world some time to right itself. When we apply the 4 way test to everything we are encountering in our world, I pray that the momentous decisions pass the 4 way test, and that we are a people that do our best to make decisions that are beneficial to all concerned in our country, and as best we can for those outside out country. I pray that we remember as much as we want things NOW, the outcomes are in God’s time, not ours alone. Time is a healer, and patience a virtue that I pray we will all apply to our thoughts, speech and deeds, in Rotary as in life.

Incoming President Henry Ferguson

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Highlights of Ugly Sweater Holiday Party


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David Leavitt
Feb 22, 2017
Leavitt Bulldog Association
Scott Singer
Mar 01, 2017
City of Boca Raton CRA
Debra Tendrich
Mar 08, 2017
Eat Better Live Better
Dennis Hofer
Mar 15, 2017
Refuse to be a Victim
Club Assembly
Mar 29, 2017
Rebecca Keck/Pam O'Brien
Apr 05, 2017
Nicole Richards
Apr 19, 2017
Office Depot Foundation
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...