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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.  
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:

https://www.facebook.com/RotaryBocaRaton/

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/
 
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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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Dr. Rhonda Goodman, FAU School of Nursing
May 24, 2018
Medical mission to Guatemala
Liz Fields, Executive Director
May 31, 2018
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Tim Sharp and Doyle Dally
Jun 07, 2018
2018-19 Rotary Year "Be the Inspiration" & Sunrise Foundation Annual Meeting
Joel and Maureen Sinkule
Jun 14, 2018
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