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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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Forbes, Alan
 
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Maners, Chris
 
 
Speakers
DG Dave Freudenberg
Sep 28, 2017
District Governor's Official Visit
Rotaractor Julia Gordon
Oct 05, 2017
Living with Tourette's Syndrome
Dr. Mark Denker
Oct 12, 2017
Palm Beach Fertility Center
 
 
 
 
 
 
Home Page Stories
It's that time if year again to get geared up for our first fund raiser - our annual golf tournament at Boca Lago Golf & Country Club.  This year we partnering with the Youth Activity Center of Boca Raton, a local organization that provides an enriching, affordable after-school program that promotes academic achievement, physical fitness and life skills in a nurturing resource-filled environment. 
 
We need all hands on deck to help secure sponsors, golfers and foursomes.  Brochures will be available at every Rotary meeting for you to take back to your office and distribute to your clients, business associates, friends and family (see below).  Also you can access the registration form by clicking on this link.  You can also share our golf brochure and registration by clicking on the link at the top right of the web site home page.  
We had an excellent presentation from Chris Manners who explained as well as demonstrated the process of how music is properly synced in movies. We really enjoyed your presentation and have some ideas in the works for a potential Rotary video in the future! 
 
 
The Rotarians at the Marlins Game 'Social' were able to watch Giancarlo Stanton or "Cruz" hit his 50th home run from the great seats that Peter Gary arranged for us. The Marlins swept the Padres in this three game series while all MLB teams on this 'Players weekend' were wearing special team picked uniforms with their nicknames on their jerseys.
It was Gabrielle's first ball game so she also had her first game dog.
 
The Rowans were in Maryville Tennessee with our former exchange student from the Chech Republic Sylvie and and her sister Peta for the Eclipse. 
The Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise is seeking to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm Insurance. The Sunrise Club will partner with Boca Helping Hands - a local food center in coordination with the Palm Beach County School Board - to distribute weekend food packs to needy children. With costs that average between $1.15 and $1.45 per meal, up to 22,000 weekend meals can be provided for children in need.
 
To get the grant, we need votes from family, friends and business associates!  
 
Here is how it works. You get to vote 10 times per day for ten days from August 16th to August 25th.
 
 
Find the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise and follow the instructions to VOTE.
 
Thank you and - GET OUT THE VOTE!
Matt Weaver visited the club with an interesting presentation on real estate.  

"Currently and for the past several years, mortgage rates have been very low," Matt said.  "That was engineered by the government after the 2008-2009 crisis.  When rates are low, demand can pick up." "We now have a housing crisis that is ongoing," he said.  "There are not enough homes on sale to meet demand.  People who want to own are forced to pay higher prices because demand is so strong."  Matt explained that the statistics bear out the crisis scenario.  "Ordinarily, we have some inventory of homes, but right now 1.6 million houses are needed to meet demand.  "There is shortfall on national level." Trends have also changed, Matt said.  "Generational housing needs are different now," he said.  "People aren't dying.  We are living longer.  There will be 27 million more humans in US over next 10 years and the housing stock is not turning over quickly enough to meet demand."

 
 
President Pradeep Sudan welcomed our newest club member to the podium, Mr. Steve Rubino.  Steve is sponsored for membership by Frank Barbieri.  The Fireside Chat is complete and it is official.  Congratulations to Steve!  Be sure to welcome him as a member of the Rotary International family.  And thank you to Frank for being an effective sponsor.  Bring a friend to Rotary!
 

The Frank Stark Ride was a great success! Thanks Brennan for organizing and all of the Rotarians that helped out. We look forward to continuing to be apart of the event in the upcoming years. 

 
We heard from Bob DiRocco the Controller/CFO of the HabCenter! Established in 1978, its mission is to equip the developmentally disabled with the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to lead a useful, productive life. Bob discuss the many valuable programs at the HabCenter and highlighted the need for community partners to provide the most vulnerable segments of our community.  
 
 
We heard a presentation from Russell Eckert of the Youth Activity Center.  He was accompanied by Haley Mordis, whom he called a "Passionate volunteer."  Russell began by explaining the origins of the Youth Activity Center (YAC) in 1995, "We were founded as a place to promote fitness and life skills.  We provide after school supervision for 55-65 kids each day.  We have a bus to pick up or parents choose to drop off their child."  "We provide our resources at a very low cost relative to other options and for qualifying families, we offer need-based aid," he said.  "We don't want to turn anyone away who needs us."  The programs are housed at Veteran's Memorial Park in West Boca Raton.

YAC offers a menu of summer activities with benefits to its families.  "We were very fortunate to have a new pavilion donated by Countess De Hornle," Russell said.  "It's been a huge improvement in how we help the children."  "We emphasize collaboration with parents," Russell said.  "That way we focus on development and growth of each child.  We want the children to be better from their time with us.  This extends to nutritional education, which they may not get at home.  And homework assistance, where we monitor each child to keep them on track with their studies.  We see success in our literacy program which is exciting."
 
 
 
Annual Golf Tournament - October 21st
 
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Our club is very proud of how many past presidents are still active in our clube. Click on the link to view the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise's past presidents