We were pleased to have Jerry Price as our guest speaker on July 14, 2021. Jerry is a South Florida native who has an impeccable road racing career. One highlight was the World Race 2011 which duplicated the course taken by early automobiles in 1911. Sponsors provided alternative fuel vehicles. The race started in New York and went across the US to San Francisco. A boat took all the cars to China where the race continued through China and Russia and finally ended in Paris. The biggest challenge was logistics to get permissions for the race was from national [...]
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We were pleased to have Club member Rick Zimmer of Zimmer Construction Management as our guest speaker who was joined by his nephew David. Rick shared with the members why the Champlain Towers South in Surfside collapsed. First, it is helpful to see a visual of the Champlain condo tower complex both before and after the collapse. It is easy to see how significant of a disaster it was looking at the first and then second images: Now, the entire problem stemmed from water under the pool paver [...]
Club President Gary Hildebrand was MC of the Rotary Club of Boca Raton’s annual banquet for the Installation of Officers and Board of Directors for the 2021-22 year. The banquet was held at Lakeside Terrace. Gary announced the following elected officers and directors and thanked each of these individuals for being part of our Club’s leadership for the next year. Officers: Julie Vianale (President) Jeffrey Tromberg (President Elect) Gerry Purdy (President Elect Nominee) John Molica, Jr. (Treasurer) Debra Davis (Secretary) Gary Hildebrand (Immediate Past President) Directors: Silva Alexandrov Steve Clarfield Nick Darzentas Dennis Frisch Pia Giannone Vanessa Havener Brian [...]
We were pleased to have Professor Geoffrey Wetherell from the Dept. of Psychology at FAU as our guest speaker on June 30, 2021. Professor Wetherell is the husband of our member Lisa Talley. Here are some of the slides from Prof. Wetherell’s talk on “Having Productive Conversations in Contentious Times.”
This week was enjoyed as a Club Assembly at the Pavilion Restaurant. At the start of the meeting, Club President Gary Hildebrand, honored Bob Buruchian with the Rotarian of the Year Award. This was supposed to be given to Bob during the Club Installation of Officers and Directors on June 16; however, he was out of town. The Club Assembly enabled the members to dialog among themselves.
We were pleased to have Mayor Scott Singer speak to our Club at Sugar Sand Park. It was great to be meeting again in person. Here are some notes from Scott’s talk: Boca has a population of 100,000 people with a median age of around 45 and an average household income of $80,938. He reported on the pandemic and distribution of vaccines: Learned a lot about collaboration and response They had very few initial access to only 200 vaccinations Shifted toward the private sector and greatly expanded How great this city is 2,000+ city employees Roads and parks are [...]
We were delighted to have Noelle Dayton, a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC) as our guest speaker last week. Noelle has been helping people understand their amazing ability to heal naturally and holistically for over 15 years. She is a master educator and consults on the use of organic and natural ingredients in the development of natural products, along with privately coaching people all over the world. One of the many reasons Noelle loves helping people is because she was able to reverse 20 plus years of severe, debilitating asthma and allergies over 20 years ago and has been asthma [...]
We were delighted to have Dr. Shelley Plumb as our guest speaker last week. Dr. Plumb recently wrote and published a book called To Break or Bounce: Finding Balance, Stability, and Resilience in Our Lives. It is available on Amazon at this link. Shelley’s talk was entitled "Beyond the Comfort Zone." She spoke about the science and benefits of living beyond what is comfortable and taking risks in our lives. Her talk addressed how thinking "inside the box" kills dreams and how we can benefit personally and professionally by challenging ourselves daily to think “outside the box.” Dr. Plumb is a [...]
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Rotary Club of Boca Raton & Palm Beach State College Award Scholarships in Marine Science Technology, Automotive Mechanics and HVAC Technology Trades Program
Rotary Club of Boca Raton & Palm Beach State College Award Scholarships in Marine Science Technology, Automotive Mechanics and HVAC Technology Trades ProgramAlex Buruchian2021-06-01T14:18:59-04:00
Since 1957, the Rotary Club of Boca Raton has been underwriting college scholarships for local deserving students through the Club’s “Changing Lives and Building Futures” scholarship program. This is all possible due to our generous donors and Rotarian members. These scholarships assist worthy young men and women in our community in the pursuit of their educational/career dreams who are motivated and dedicated to personal excellence. Our Rotary Club’s Board recently decided to create three new scholarship programs at PBSC to assist students who are interested in in three career/vocational including Marine Science Technology, Automotive Mechanics,, Heating and Air [...]