We were pleased to have Rhys Williams and Jessica Beaver of the FAU Tech Runway be our guest speakers. Jessica gave the presentation, and both Jessica and Rhys answered questions. The FAU Tech Runway® is a South Florida public-private partnership that serves as a hub to accelerate technology development and incubate startup companies. Our 28,000-square-foot collaborative working space provides entrepreneurs with a complete ecosystem in which to office, train, mentor, fund, and scale their companies from ideation through to early revenue stage. There are three major program areas in FAU Tech Runway: 1) Venture, [...]
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Bryn has been a Rotarian since 1986 when he joined the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia in Barrie, Ontario. He was Club President in 1995-96; served as District Governor. District Conference Chair in 1999 and was a GSE Team Leader to Australia in April 2000. Bryn was District Governor during the Rotary Centennial year of 2004-05. He has served Rotary as chair of numerous committees and as RI President Representative to numerous District Conferences. His passions for Rotary includes a membership and OUR Rotary Foundation. He was D7010 District Foundation Chair from 2007-10 and was the Regional Rotary [...]
Jeff Tromberg led a Craft Talk with Bill Riddick. William (Bill) Riddick is a second-generation Floridian born in Boynton Beach and raised in Boca Raton, FL. His mother was born in the small seaside town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and his father moved to Pompano Beach, FL in the 60s where his family has multiple businesses. Bill now lives in Palm City, FL with his wife Melanie and sons Winston & Theodore. Bill has always been a go getter, accomplishing anything he has set his mind to and leading many organizations. His leadership skills started to develop at a young [...]
Boca Helping Hands Donates Female Personal Hygiene Products to PERIOD, a Local Non-Profit Created by Megan Enriquez a Rotary RYLA AwardeeAlex Buruchian2020-10-28T13:30:47-04:00
Shown above is a photo taken at BHH showing the donation of feminine hygiene products to PERIOD, a no-profit that provides these products to 10+ non-profits which, in turn, provide them to women in need. Pictured above from left to right are: Greg Hazle, Executive Director Gary Hildebrand, President RCBR and Board of Director BHH Natalia Isabel, student at Grandview HS Jessi Li, student at Boca Raton HS Megan Enrique, Founder PERIOD & student at Grandview HS Pia Giannone, Rotarian and BHH Volunteer Lourdes Harman, Food Center Manager Bill Harper, Director of Food [...]
MikeMayo spent more than 30 years at the South Florida Sun Sentinel in a variety of roles before his retirement from daily journalism in early 2020. He spent his final four years as the newspaper’s dining critic and food writer on “The Eat Beat.” “It was my dream job, because the only thing I love more than writing is eating,” says Mayo, who joined the newspaper in 1989. He picked up his critic's fork after 14 years as the paper's local news columnist. He also spent 13 years as a sports reporter and columnist. Through the decades, Mayo [...]
We were pleased to have Dr. Donna Holland speak to our Rotary Club on the topic, “How to be a Good Mentor.” Dr. Holland graduated medical school in 1978 and after completing her residency in psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry, she began her medical practice in our community in 1983. In addition to her private practice, she has served in leadership roles in local and national hospital and day treatment programs and was active in pharmaceutical treatment research. Since 2012 has been Affiliate Assistant Professor at the Charles E. Schmidt [...]
We were pleased to have Gilbert Chaidez as our guest speaker this week. He works for Rise Against Hunger – an international hunger relief organization that is also a Collaborating Organization with Rotary International. Rise Against Hunger distributes food and life-changing aid to the world's most vulnerable. They focus on the issue of hunger from a global perspective. Each year they mobilize over 400,000 volunteers around the world to provide over 60 million meals in 70 countries. Rise Against Hunger's vision is to have a world without hunger. Here are a few slides from [...]
We were pleased to have Bernardo Wolfson talk about how The Rotary Foundation works and how our Club has a goal of having every member contribute at least $100 every year to the Foundation. There a few focused things that The Rotary Foundation does: Fund Raising – The Rotary Foundation Every Rotarian – Every year - $100 + Analyze, Vet and Recommend for Club Board approval District Grants – Matching Rotary Funding Global Grants – Matching Rotary Funding Club projects – Internal Funding The Paul Harris Fellow designation is earned when the Club member [...]
We were pleased to have Charles Bender as our speaker on Oct. 21. He is the Founding CEO of Place of Hope, Inc., a faith-based and state-licensed, family-style child welfare organization serving abused and neglected children, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Charles earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and also studied at the University of South Florida in Tampa. An accomplished administrator, Bender provides a solid combination of strategic vision, leadership, management experience, organizational development and advancement skills. Throughout his career, Bender has made it his main objective to positively [...]
Valerie L. Dutreuil received a Rotary Club Scholarship in 2013. She graduated Florida Atlantic University in 2017 with a B.S. She is currently pursuing her masters in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Boston University School of Public Health. She is also a research assistant at Boston University where she is working on a grant for Dr. Harlow to determine whether women with immune system disorders or acute conditions that affect immune system will be more at risk in experiencing chronic vulvar pain. She is responsible in identifying and catalog all ICD codes that are stress-related [...]