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Board Member and Past President Charlie Shalmi announced that the annual Stop Hunger Now project will be held in September.  Members will participate in the packaging of over 10,300 meals for families in need.  Through organization and teamwork, this is accomplished in about 3 hours.  Be ready to grab a spot to help.  We may be teaming up with other local Rotary clubs to make an even larger impact and provide more meal kits.    Stay tuned for more details or ask Charlie for more information.  
Committee Chairman Stan Civin announced that the Rotary Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, October 19 at the Boca Grove Country Club.  There is a buzz about the new location and members are stepping up to claim the many sponsorship opportunities.  "We need everyone to get involved," Stan said.  "This is going to be a signature event and our largest fundraiser in the first half of the Rotary year." Questions???  Members and sponsors can reach out to Stan or his co-chairman, Norman Matus for information.  Don't miss a chance to be involved in one of the great traditions if our club! 
President Tim Sharp led a spirited conversation with the membership about participation in club events and on club committees.  Tim's goal is to have each member contributing to the overall success of the club in the 2018-2019 year.  "Even if you can only be a part of one committee, service project, or fundraiser, I ask that you get involved," Tim said.  "We need everyone's help this year."  Sign-up sheets were posted in the meeting and members picked their areas of interest.  During the 2018-2019 year, there is truly something for everyone... If you missed the meeting on July 19, be sure to reach out to Tim to find out where you fit in!
Club Director Michael Kridel presented to the membership on how to attract younger members.  Here are some of the highlights from his robust program.

The younger generation likes the concept of social volunteers--do good AND make friends. 
Want a seat at the table but are not sure how to get it, have influence. 
Want their opinion to be valued.
Want to participate in strategic thinking. 
Want face to face contact? First FB, then in person. 

"We are in a good spot here," Michael said.  "Immersion evangelism is part of what distinguishes Rotary.  They want specifics and internet links before they buy in.  Want to be a part of something special and exclusive so Rotary is perfect."

The next generation wants to build communities.  They want to hear stories about making a difference.
 
Want touch points... "Again we are good," Michael said.  "We have websites like Club Runner and RI.org"
Want brand awareness. 
Want to connect with influence. 
Want institutional commitment first, engagement later.
Want something outside of work community. 
Want networking. 
"Pull fundraising" to get them involved rather than "Pushing"
Want technology as a support, not a crutch.
Want websites and Google before they get involved.

"They make decisions differently than prior generations," Michael said.  "They gather data, sit on it, volunteer, then donate money.  We must shorten inaction period.  Get them involved."

Want access to leadership.
Connect with their friends and family.
Don’t like jargon.
Person to person messaging that makes them share with their peers.
Messages must be specific, honest, and clear.

Michael closed with a quote, "If you don’t like change you’re going to like irrelevancy even less."  Gen Eric Shineski.

Fellow club director Erin Garcia backed up Michael’s report with her own personal experiences...
I come from Austin, TX.  The average age in Rotary there was 30.
Uncertainty about finances leads to pause/sit on it.
"The next generation wants people to listen to their ideas," Erin said.  "Give me a chance to talk and be heard."
Look at younger people as if they have something to contribute. 
Authenticity is huge. 
A member of the Austin Rotary Club said, "II need your help," Erin said.   She said, "I need you now."  Mentorship can work if directed the right way.

Peter Gary suggested a lunch and learn at the office.  "Bring in another member to talk," said Peter.  "So it doesn’t come from the boss.  Call it a Serve and Learn." 

 
President Tim Sharp  announced some important news...  August is membership month.  Barry Rassin, RI President, has made new members a top priority.  "Our club is doing the same," he said.  In other news...

Our club's Scholarship Program has helped numerous students in their undergraduate and graduate work.  The next round of awards  is coming soon.

On September 8, our club will have the Rise Against Hunger event.  We will pack over 10,000 meals for people in need.

The annual golf tournament will take place on October 19.  This is the biggest fundraiser for our club.  This year, philanthropist Marvin Zale will be honored 

This year's Holiday party will be on December 1 at Diane Vasics home.  Don't miss it!
Congratulations to the DeMello Family!  Hendrik announced the birth of Julia, his new granddaughter.  Julia was born at 7 pounds, 9 ounces.  "Another girl!" Hendrik said.  It is his 4th granddaughter and he has 3 daughters.
 
Ellen Joy Vahab was happy to have her godson at a Rotary meeting, Sam Lesser.  
No winner in the 50/50 contest.  The $418 pot rolls over to next week!
The next two Board of Directors meetings will occur at 6 pm on August 8 and September 12.  Both meetings are at the Merrill Lynch building on the 7th floor, near Town Center Mall.  Members are always welcome to attend BOD meetings.  This is a great way to learn more about your Rotary club, especially if you want to serve in leadership.  See you then!
 
Our 32nd Annual teacher of the Year celebration was held at the Office Depot Headquarters on April 26, 2018.  Over 250 people attended this event that honored and celebrated the accomplishments of twenty two teachers from the greater Boca Raton area elementary, middle and high schools.  During the event we heard from Ms. Jerri Devard, Executive VP & Chief Customer Officer at Office Depot, event co-chairman and school board member Frank Barbieri, School Superintendent, Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II, and a special interview with local US Congressman Ted Deutch.  Each teacher was announced and honored with a short video, awards and a gift bag from our club and Office Depot, a LED Light from LBU Unlimited and a letter from Congressman Deutch announcing that their names will be entered into the permanent record of the US Library of Congress.  
 
2018 Boca Raton Teachers of the Year
CHAYANE OLIVEIRAA.D. HENDERSON SCHOOL 
IRENE GONEDESADDISON MIZNER ES
PATRICIA FUSCOBOCA RATON ES
JAQUA LEWISBOCA RATON HS
KERRY MAIONEBOCA RATON MS
ALEXANDRA MANGOGNACALUSA ES
MEGHAN MOONEYCORAL SUNSET ES 
MELISSA PIERCEDEL PRADO ES
THOMAS SIMONEDON ESTRIDGE HIGH TECH MS
GARY ARONSONEAGLES LANDING MS
JONI WEBSTERHAMMOCK POINTE ES
ROBYN JONES-CROCKETTJ.C. MITCHELL ES
DEBORAH STRAUSLOGGERS RUN MS
SUSAN MALLARDIOLYMPIC HEIGHTS HS
TARA CLAIROMNI MS
JOSEPHINE SALDANASANDPIPER SHORES ES
MARY SHONTYSPANISH RIVER HS
MARCELA MENDOZASUNRISE PARK ES
KATHLEEN LOEFFLERVERDE ES
KAREN RICHARDSWATERS EDGE ES
STEPHANIE STIEPLEMANWEST BOCA HS
DANIELLE ALARCONWHISPERING PINES ES
 
 
What a wonderful turnout we had at our 2018 Boca Raton Teacher of the Year promotional event held at Ouzo Bay in Mizner Park.  A number of teachers, principals, sponsors, underwriters, special guests and Sunrise Rotarians attended and experienced some of the wonderful tastes of Greece and enjoyed the intimate environment the venue offered.  More photos from the event can be found in our photo album.  
 
Be sure to make plans to attend our 32nd Annual Boca Raton Teacher of the Year event on April 26. 2018.  You can purchase tickets or help to support the event by clicking on www.rotarysunriseteacheroftheyear.com.  
 
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise!

Serving Others Starts with Breakfast

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Renaissance Hotel of Boca Raton
2000 NW 19th St.
Boca Raton, FL  33431
United States
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Club Assembly
Aug 16, 2018
Membership Committee Projects and Planning
Peter Gary
Aug 23, 2018
Classification Talk
Doyle Daily
Aug 30, 2018
Annual Club Foundation Update
Michael Walstrom
Sep 06, 2018
Attracting Young Professionals to Rotary
 
 
 
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