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Matthew ‘Whiz’ Buckley – Top Gun Pilot


We were pleased to have Matthew ‘Whiz’ Buckley as our guest speaker this week.  From a recent interview: I graduated from Jacksonville University and was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy and was selected for flight training. I flew the F/A-18 Hornet for the United States Navy for 15 years, graduated from the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOP GUN), and flew 44 combat sorties over Iraq off the aircraft carriers USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Kitty Hawk. As a young fighter pilot, I was also interested in finance and trading (you don’t serve your country to [...]

Matthew ‘Whiz’ Buckley – Top Gun Pilot2023-03-09T13:51:31-05:00

Club Officers for 2023-2024


Club President Jeff Tomberg introduced the officers for Club Year 2023-2024 as shown above. They will take effect on July 1, 2023 and run through June 30, 2024. They are: President – J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D. President Elect – David Dweck President Elect Nominee – Lisa Talley Past President – Jeff Tromberg Treasurer – Tom Giunta Secretary – Jonathan Raineau The officers will be inducted in the annual dinner and ceremony in June 2023.

Club Officers for 2023-20242022-12-22T13:38:41-05:00

Donna Holland, MD on How to be a Good Mentor


We were pleased to have Donna Holand, MD as our guest speaker. Donna is a recently retired Psychiatrist. She serves as the guest mentor trainer for the Viner Family Foundation.  Mentoring has been around for a long time, although it has taken different forms. Over time, the word mentor has become synonymous with the terms trusted advisor, friend, teacher, and wise person. A mentor is a caring individual who forms a relationship with a less experienced person during a time in their life when they are facing challenges. Hence, college is such a time when mentoring can help a [...]

Donna Holland, MD on How to be a Good Mentor2022-12-22T13:35:58-05:00

Craft Talk: Dennis Frisch, DPM


We were pleased to have Dr. Dennis Frisch do a Craft Talk today. Dennis is a 2 time Past President of the club. Dennis R. Frisch, DPM, is a board-certified podiatrist and foot surgeon at Boca Raton Podiatry in Boca Raton, Florida. He’s been named 4 times as one of the top 150 most influential podiatrists in America. He has received the Florida Podiatric Medical Association (FPMA) Podiatrist of the Year Award and also the FPMA President’s Award (3 times). He has served as president of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) representing all podiatrists throughout the country. Dr. [...]

Craft Talk: Dennis Frisch, DPM2022-12-22T13:33:57-05:00

Jeff Gordon, Champions Empowering Champions


We were pleased to have Jeff Gordon, partner at the personal injury law firm Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, as our guest speaker. Jeff is chairman of the Board of Directors for Champions Empowering Champions, a Boca Raton-based nonprofit organization that ensures college students who have experienced foster care or homelessness  are empowered to earn a degree and prepare for a rewarding career. Champions Empowering Champions provides students at Florida Atlantic University a support network of mentors and peers, skill development and financial assistance for academic and living essentials. While less than 10% of foster youth graduate from college, [...]

Jeff Gordon, Champions Empowering Champions2022-12-22T13:33:17-05:00

Dr. Chris Synder, CEO, The Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation


We were pleased to have Dr. Chris Snyder, CEO, Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation as our guest speaker. Chris gave a good overview of the School and the many sub-areas of the arts that they support. He also explained how to apply. More information is provided at the end of this writeup.  Dr. Christopher J. Snyder is an accredited Business Development professional whose underlying mission is to instill positive change on a societal level. He has an extensive 10+ years background involving nonprofit business development, marketing, project management, and fundraising. Born and raised in Boca Raton, FL, Snyder [...]

Dr. Chris Synder, CEO, The Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation2022-12-22T13:28:41-05:00

Amoy Gordon, MSW, Association of Care Giving Youth


We were pleased to have Amoy Gordon Project Director of the Association of Care Giving Youth as our guest speaker. Here are some facts a bout the Association.  American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) is a: Florida based non-profit corporation established in 1998 The only organization in the US dedicated solely to addressing caregiving youth issues Created affiliate model Established the Caregiving Youth Institute in 2014 Caregiving Youth Project (CYP) Launched in one middle school in 2006 Supports youth caregivers in school, out of school & at home Brings together healthcare, education, and the community Works in formal partnership [...]

Amoy Gordon, MSW, Association of Care Giving Youth2022-12-07T09:57:09-05:00

Ron Torro, President of New World Angels on How to be an Angel Investor


We were pleased to have Ron Tarro, President of New World Angels, as our guest speaker.  Ron Tarro is a Florida angel investor and the President of New World Angels, a long-standing Florida angel investor syndicate.   Ron is the former CEO of a telecommunications software and management services company founded in Boca Raton, Florida. He led the company from its early stages, led its expansion across nearly 40 countries, and then led its sale to a publicly held corporation where he served as a corporate vice president. Ron began his career as an IBM software engineer and product manager. [...]

Ron Torro, President of New World Angels on How to be an Angel Investor2022-12-07T09:56:37-05:00

Jamie Serino, Sr., Director of Philanthropy at the Fuller Center and Jan Cairnes, CEO, The Hanley Foundation


We were fortunate to have a ‘double header’ this week with two speakers.  The first talk was given by Jamie Serino, Sr., Director of Philanthropy at the Fuller Center. For more than 50 years, the Fuller Center’s mission has been to embrace, educate, and empower hardworking, under-resourced families and children to reach their full potential. The club was invited to Adopt-a-Class and get involved with the children at the Fuller Center. Through specialized programs and partnering with the community Fuller families receive the resources they need to build stable and self-sufficient households, extending the impact of the center to [...]

Jamie Serino, Sr., Director of Philanthropy at the Fuller Center and Jan Cairnes, CEO, The Hanley Foundation2022-12-07T09:55:57-05:00

Doug & Kris Amorello: Lobster Farming


We were delighted to have Member Kris Amorello and her husband Doug as our guest speakers this week.  They gave a fascinating talk about farming of lobsters sometimes just called ‘Lobster Fishing.’  Here are some of the major points ... Lobster farming is: An owner-operator business Limited access permits Continues to be sustainable Family traditions/communities built $925 million dollar industry coast wide ($725mil ME) Some of the issues in lobster farming include: Lobster farming is closed in Massachusetts Feb 1 to May15 The biggest problems are weak links, breakaways and rope markings Minimum trawl lengths Entanglements Whales can cut [...]

Doug & Kris Amorello: Lobster Farming2022-12-07T09:54:53-05:00


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