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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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Sergeant At Arms
Civin, Stan
Sudan, Kris
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Front Desk-1
Petry, Andy
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Burkart, Sandy
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President Doyle Dally
Jun 29, 2017
"Rotary Serving Humanity" Year in Review
President Kris Sudan
Jul 06, 2017
Rotary: Making a Difference....the year ahead
Peter Gary
Jul 13, 2017
What's happening in Boca Raton....the latest
Bob DoRocco
Jul 20, 2017
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We are pleased to announce our new slate of club officers and board of directors (see attached) have been officially inducted at the installation banquet held on Friday, June 23rd.  In addition, N'Quavah Velazquez was awarded the well deserved "Rotarian of the Year" and Past President Ed Rowan was reinducted into the club.  Congratulations to N'Quavah and welcome back Ed. 

Photos from Installation Banquet

President Kris and Brennan share a cold one.
We heard from Tom Heitz on Personal coaching.  "I was gifted a coaching program," he said.  "I learned about the concept of give economics.  Where every action can effect someone in a positive way."
Tom said he used this in daily life and has found benefits.  "I like to buy coffee in drive through for the car behind me," said Tom.  "It comes down to you give, you get, and you grow.  You've got what you can do today to make a difference in the world.  We all have an opportunity to serve."  He recognized that Rotary has a role to play.  "Keep doing what you do in Rotary keep moving forward," Tom said.  "Be persuasive in getting people to join in the effort to help.  Write things down in your journal each day--little things compound into a big effect." "We never know how long we have," he said.  "Don't waste the time you have left.  Practice give economics in your life.  We can make a much better world."
We were visited by District Governor-elect Dave Freudenberg.  Dave brought us several valuable nuggets of information...  "Chicago was the first Rotary Club-San Francisco was the second Rotary Club...  Winnipeg first International Rotary Club.  On June 2, 2018, our Rotary district conference will take place in Havana.  We will travel on the Empress of the Seas cruise ship, more details to follow!
Today we heard from Cliff Viner and Carolyn Goldman from the Viner Community Scholars Foundation.  They began with a historical view.  The program has helped 35 students to attend college and has distributed over $1 million since its inception.  In May 2015, they awarded 18 scholarships, 28 in May 2016, and now 35 this year.
President Doyle Dally oversaw the awarding of four sustaining Paul Harris Fellows to...

Stan Civin...  Plus 7
Steve Alman... Plus 3
Rod Mabe...  Plus 8
Andy Petry...  Plus 6
Congratulations!!!  Remember our Rotary International Foundation and make your gift to support the amazing work of Rotary!
This was the first year our club supported the new Rotaract Club at Lynn University.  N'Quavah Velazquez and Sandy Burkart were instrumental in the development of the club.
Julia Gordon and several members of the Lynn University Rotaract Club presented Doyle with a thank you gift.  "We are grateful for the support from President Doyle and the entire Rotary club," Julia said.
Our Teacher of the year event was such a success that the buzz is still rumbling around Boca Raton!! Great job everyone and two thumbs up to all of the teachers that were honored :) 

The Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise held its 31st Annual Boca Raton Rotary Teacher of the Year Awards at the Boca Raton Marriott on April 27th, honoring 22 teachers - one from each of the public schools in Greater Boca Raton.  Each of the honorees was chosen by their peers to receive this honor.

Attendees witnessed the excitement the teachers experienced on this special night dedicated to them and had the opportunity to meet Dr. Robert Avossa, Superintendent of the Palm Beach County School District, and hear him speak about the challenges facing our schools and our teachers and the challenge of finding enough young men and women who want to be teachers today.

It was a wonderful evening celebrating the excellence of our Boca Raton teachers.  Over the years, 460 teachers have received this prestigious honor for excellent performance, extra effort, ability and the passion they have for teaching children.  The Palm Beach County School District is the highest performing of the 10 largest urban school districts in the state of Florida - a distinction that would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our teachers.

We heard from one of our new members, Michael Kridel.  His talk was focused on "Forensics and the 4 Way Test."
"The 4 Way Test is unique to Rotary but not to most professions,"  Michael said.  "When people cross the line of 4 Way Test, they end up someplace they did not anticipate."  Michael said that Forensics is used in or suitable to courts of law or public debate.  "I am an advocate for the facts," he said.  "Ultimately,I educate." Michael has been involved in anti terrorist activities since 1970 and worked on the "War Dogs" case on which the movie was based.  "Values are a mirror, compass, litmus test a standard of right and wrong from which we receive motivation to act.  And by which we judge behavior.  Most of us come up with values over time."
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June 2017

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Club Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Club Service Director
Sergeant At Arms
Community Service Chair
International Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Youth Services Chair
Membership Chair
Teacher of the Year Co-Chair
Teacher of the Year Co-Chair
Past Presidents
Click on the link to view the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise's past presidents.  The bolded names are still active members in the club.