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Jeff Sessano, New Member


We inducted a new member – Jeff Sassano – to club. Jeff grew up in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh. He went Robert Morris University. He is single and has a brother and sister-in-law and mother still living up there in the Pittsburgh area.  He used to own a Massage Envy but then successfully sold it. He figured he would retire. He first moved to Sarasota where he bought a condo which he still owns. He owns two gas stations and a flower shop in Sarasota. He then ‘branched out’ and drove across the state and decided to [...]

Jeff Sessano, New Member2022-05-23T12:51:04-04:00

Howard Berg on Speed Reading and Math to Improve Productivity


Our Club had fellow Rotarian Howard Berg as our guest speaker this week. Howard provided a number of techniques to remember numbers (3-Tricycle, 4 – Car) and focus on what’s important in a document.  Howard grew up in the projects of Brooklyn which was not safe. The only place which was safe in his neighborhood was the library. His frequent visits to the library made him what he is today- a teacher of reading and math comprehension.. For the past 35 years, he has been teaching people how to increase their reading speed along with comprehension, but more importantly [...]

Howard Berg on Speed Reading and Math to Improve Productivity2022-05-23T12:50:23-04:00

Boca Beach Clean Up Project


Our Club participated in a Beach Clean up Exercise on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at South Beach Park from 9-11 am. It was coordinated by Jennifer Gray of Boca Save our Beaches. They provided pails and pick up tools.  Club members attending included Jeff Tromberg, Kris Amorello, Westin Fengler and family. Gary and Bonnie Hildebrand, “Sonny” Lee Tannenbaum, Marina Kapulouska, Jon Burford and family, Bernardo Wolfson. Todd Halls and a few others. The clean up team pictured above cleaned up collected 72 pounds, averaging 3+ pounds per person! A total of 4.3 miles were covered and 992 items were [...]

Boca Beach Clean Up Project2022-05-23T12:49:19-04:00

Scholarship Recognition & Mentor, Mentee Luncheon


Our Club was delighted to representatives from both FAU and PBSC present along with many of our mentees and their Club mentors.  Scholarship Liaison Chair Pia Giannone provided the FAU and PBSC representatives with presentation checks (shown above): $20,000 to each institution that will support college scholarships. Pia asked each of the students receiving a Rotary scholarship who were in attendance what the Rotary Scholarship meant to them. A number of students said they work two jobs to cover their personal expenses and were constantly worried how they were going to pay for the school expenses such as tools [...]

Scholarship Recognition & Mentor, Mentee Luncheon2022-05-23T12:48:20-04:00

Rotary Trip to Ak’Tenamit School in Guatemala


Our Club was delighted to have three members of the Downtown Rotary Club as our guest speakers this week to tell us about their trip to Guatemala and help the Ak’Tenamit school. The Ak’Tenamit community in Eastern Guatemala includes vocational middle and high schools, residential facilities, health clinic, farm, fair trade store, and restaurant. Michael is co-founder of Aequus Partners Financial Planning, an independent financial planning practice. Michael Walstrom holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA, an MBA from the Huizenga Business School at Nova Southeastern University, a Certificate in Financial Planning from Northwestern University, and is a CFP®️ professional. [...]

Rotary Trip to Ak’Tenamit School in Guatemala2022-05-23T12:47:17-04:00

Member Michael Miller – Men with Caring Hearts Award Given by the Fuller Center


Club member Michael Miller was given a special “Men with Caring Hearts” award by the Fuller Center on Friday, April 8 and their Havana Nights Gala at Boca West Country Club.  Congratulations Michael – well deserved!

Member Michael Miller – Men with Caring Hearts Award Given by the Fuller Center2022-05-23T12:45:32-04:00

Rotary Supports Boca West Children’s Foundation & Wins Golf Tournament!


Our Club supported the Boca West Children’s Foundation (BWCF) annual golf challenge and won first place! Top Row from left: Palm Beach County Mayor Robert Weinroth, Boca Rotary members Henry Ferguson, President Elect Jeff Tromberg and Past President Gary Hildebrand. Bottom Row (winning team): Firefighter & Paramedic Sam Saffer, Firefighter & Paramedic Sean Katz and Matt Minlionica. Not pictured: Colby Durkin. The first place prize brings $10,000 to the Club for scholarships and service projects.

Rotary Supports Boca West Children’s Foundation & Wins Golf Tournament!2022-05-23T12:37:55-04:00

Nancy Stellway, Executive Director, Palm Beach County re: Take Stock in Children


We were delighted to have Nancy Stellway, Executive Director, Palm Beach County speak about Take Stock in Children. Take Stock in Children, Inc. is a nonprofit mentoring, college success, and college scholarship organization dedicated to transforming Florida one student at a time. Working statewide throughout Florida. Their mission is to break the cycle of poverty for low-income, underrepresented, academically qualified students by providing opportunities for degree attainment through postsecondary education. They provide wraparound services to students through an innovative multi-year model from middle school through postsecondary completion. Here is a diagram of the programs they provide: And just [...]

Nancy Stellway, Executive Director, Palm Beach County re: Take Stock in Children2022-05-23T12:38:23-04:00

Six PBSC Trades Scholarship Recipients Announced


Club Scholarship Chair Pia Giannone and Club President Elect Nominee Dr. Gerry Purdy traveled to PBSC Lake Worth Campus to honor and accept six new trades program students who have earned a Rotary Scholarships. The students were joined by Eligio Marquez, Coordinator of the Trades program and Amy Scandrett who manages Donor Relations.  All of the scholarship winners shown above along with the staff will attend our Club meeting on Wednesday, April 20. Club members will talk to these scholarship awardees and see where there might be a mutual interest in having the Club member become their mentor. [...]

Six PBSC Trades Scholarship Recipients Announced2022-05-23T12:38:49-04:00


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