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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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ROTARY CLUB OF BOCA RATON     

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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Robert Simmons
May 03, 2017
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Robert Simmons
May 03, 2017
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Jim Gavrilos
May 10, 2017
Boca Helping Hands
Diane Shawcross
May 17, 2017
Florence Fuller
Jim Abernathy
May 24, 2017
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Riccardo Boehm
May 31, 2017
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