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Club members were addressed by Jody (the tall one in the photo), who shared his work with the NGO One Ball One Village.  This group raises money, purchases, installs and maintains drinking water treatment facilities in the developing world.  To save locals having to carry 5 gallon buckets of water for up to an hour or more everyday, OBOV can place a well fed, 4 filter system virtually anywhere for a cost of just $1000.
This system then can produce 10,000 gallons of clean, bacteria free drinking water a month!
To facilitate good will and water system acceptance locally, OBOV also outfits and organizes both boys and girls Soccer leagues (Thus the "One Ball" name reference!).
Quoting the startling statistic that 1/3 of the earth's population drinks water that is in some amount contaminated with feces bacteria, the huge health benefit OBOV delivers for such a minimal amount of money is truly inspiring.  
Thank you Jody!!

"It starts with breakast." 

What a beautiful breakfast this morning at the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise as we listened to Júlia Jakkel, violinist, honorary chairperson of the Rotaract Club of Lynn University and Master's of Performance graduate of Lynn Conservatory of Music. 

Julia performed with her father, Mihaly Jakkel, pianist who is visiting from Hungary. Also in attendance was our guest speaker, Agnes Elam-Saaghy from a Rotary Club in Budapest, Hungary.

If you'd like to watch a couple of short videos of Julia's performance, please visit our club Facebook page here:


Our club's membership was treated to a fun filled visit from former NBC sportscaster, Don Gould.
Don began his talk by playing his "audition reel" of video exerps of his sports comentaries from his numerous jobs on local and national news programs, demonstrating his quick wit and delighting those in attendance.  He then shared several stories of his interactions with well known celebrities such as Howard Cosell.
Thanks to Don for sending everyone off on their way with a big smile on their face! 
This past week we heard from our own Erik Covitz who discussed the Rotary Wheelchair project that he's involved with. Its an excellent cause and brings joy to many. Erik is planning to travel in mid 2018 to Jamaica with a cargo container filled with 200 wheel chairs that will be distributed free to those in need.  Feel free to reach out to him if you would like to get involved with the Jamaica trip and click on the link below for more information.
Wheelchair Foundation 
The Sunrise Club's membership heard an interesting presentation by Amy Cooper Hakim on the psychology of the workplace and relationship etiquette between co-workers.  Amy is a consultant and she showed her expertise on the topic.
"There is a difference between 'Friends' and being 'Friendly'," Amy said.  "Everyone can be friendly but it is different to be a friend.  You should try to be friendly in the workplace to everyone.  But that does not mean you have to friends with everyone.  A friend is someone you would spend your time with outside of the workplace."
Missi Hatfield, a personal coach, opened her presentation with a salute to the members of the Rotary Sunrise Club for the work it does, and to the energy in our room at such an early hour!  "You can tell when you walk into a room and it feels like this," she said.  "Keep up the great work."
From there, Missi went on to talk about her career in the military and how it eventually led her into personal coaching.  "It's grown into a passion for me," she said.  "I focus on helping companies to improve their bottom line."
We heard a presentation from Jeff Tochman, on networking and how to grow an organization.  "Begin with the end in mind," Jeff said.  "First, find out who they know, then find out what they like about Rotary, and then ask for referrals."  In step 1, Jeff said, "Ask open-ended questions to get information.  Be sure to write it down but ask for permission."  Jeff went on to list effective questions...  "Give me an example of good referral sources for you?  Who would be an ideal client for you?"   
Our Rotary Club gathered more than 30 volunteers to package over 10,000 meals on Saturday morning. Great feeling for everyone who participated knowing that we have helped our fellow human beings around the world to have a brighter day. http://www.riseagainsthunger.org/

Past RI Director Robert Hall visited and offered some of his observations about his Rotary experience.  Robert has been a member of clubs in Georgia, Louisiana, and Wisconsin.  "In Rotary," he said, "I found mentors, I found clients, and I found friends.  Rotary is about different things for each person."  Robert emphasized that clubs need to prove value as they strive to increase membership.  "The value proposition has to be fair.  Attendance requirements have been modified.  So we need to let people know that Rotary is flexible.  Clubs should reflect this."  Robert reminded us to support the RI Foundation.  "I'm the guy who said we will hit a $50 million goal for polio plus donations,"  Robert said.  "Please help."  It was great to hear from Robert.  

We heard from District Governor Dave Fruedenberg.  "We just experienced a wave of natural disasters," Dave said.  "The three hurricanes in a row have created a humanitarian crisis in Houston, the Keys, and Puerto Rico."
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise!

Service Above Self

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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Kridel, Michael
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Shalmi, Charlie
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Tublitz, Dan
Anthony Palmieri
Mar 22, 2018
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Mar 29, 2018
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Michael Kalvort
Apr 05, 2018
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Dan Spandau
Apr 12, 2018
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