We were delighted to have Vytas Reid be our guest speaker this week. Vytas is the new Emmy award-winning Chief Meteorologist for the award-winning CBS 12 News at 5, 5:30, and 11 pm newscast. He is new to Florida, coming from Baltimore, Maryland, and is looking forward to connecting with the CBS 12 community. Previously he was Chief Meteorologist for WBFF FOX 45 in Baltimore for 15 years. Before that Vytas worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group's News Central weather operations in Maryland which produced weather forecasts for several television markets across the country. Vytas holds a degree in Broadcast [...]
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We were delighted to have Sarah Lucas, COO of New World Angels, as our guest speaker this week. Sarah is the Chief Operating Officer of New Word Angels, a network of accredited private investors dedicated to providing equity capital to early-stage entrepreneurial companies with a strong presence in Florida. She has been an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship in the College of Business and Management at Lynn University and College of Engineering at Villanova University. Sarah graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in African American Studies and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. With a background in [...]
The Rotary Club of Boca Raton was finally able to meet in person for the first time in over a year. We met outdoors at the Ravfina Greek Tavern and Grill for a Club Assembly. Everyone was very happy to meet again in person, and most who attended had already received their Covid-19 vaccinations. Club President Gary Hildebrand and his wife Bonnie helped lead a meeting also Bill Riddick and Claudia DuBois helped set up the speakers and microphone. Bob Bob Buruchian was recognized for being the honoree of Men with Caring Hearts. Also, Bob’s son Alex and the Playimage [...]
The Rotary Club of Boca Raton met outdoors again at the Rafina Greek Tavern and Grill for a Club Assembly. During this meeting, the slate of Officers for 2021-22 was presented to the Club members. They were unanimously elected, and then Julie announced her selections of the Directors. People socialized and had a good time.
We were delighted to have Layren Calvo be our gest speaker today, Born in Cuba, Layren Calvo emigrated to the United States at age 14. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Florida Atlantic University in 2013, Ms. Calvo joined Adopt-A-Family’s Housing Stabilization Program team, which provides short-term financial assistance to keep families in crisis from becoming homeless. Showing a natural aptitude for sharing the agency’s mission and an incredible work ethic, Ms. Calvo later moved into special events coordination and in 2015 was promoted to the newly created position of Director of Agency Relations, where she has served with [...]
We were pleased to welcome and have Lincoln S. Mendez, CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital as our guest speaker. Mr. Mendez has been in this position since July 2019. Prior to his current role, Mr. Mendez served as CEO of South Miami Hospital for over nine years. Before that, Mr. Mendez held the position of CEO at Doctors Hospital for a total of 14 years. Prior to his employment with HealthSouth Doctors’ Hospital, Inc., Mr. Mendez was the Chief Operating Officer at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami, Florida, from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Mendez holds a [...]
We were delighted to have Ed Raine, President & CEO of Food for the Poor, as our guest speaker. One of the most important things they do as a large, multi-national organization is just as their brand declares: to feed the poor. He provided us with a horrific example of the conditions that are present in places such as Port au Prince, Haiti that exist today and shown in the following images. Food for the Poor is a $155 million a year operation that focuses their services in three main areas: [...]
We were delighted to have Aaron Millman, Esq., CPA as our guest speaker. Aaron is the founder of Millman Law Group, PLLC. After many years of practicing with large estate and elder care planning practices throughout South Florida, Aaron founded Millman Law Group in 2018 with a commitment to client service and satisfaction. Aaron focuses his practice on the planning and administration of estates and trusts, and estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxation. In addition, Aaron guides his clients through Florida domicile planning and retirement planning, including strategies to reduce taxes and provide for future generations. Aaron also devotes [...]
The Club was pleased to have Sandy L Burkart PT, OCS, PhD as our guest speaker along with our own Lisa Talley. Sandy is a retired West Virginia University Professor and Chairman of Physical Therapy. He is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in private practice with the Palm Beach Institute of Sports Medicine and is a teacher and consultant with Functional Rehabilitation Associates. He received his Physical Therapy degree in 1967 from the University of Pennsylvania, his Ph.D. in Anatomy from West Virginia University 1977, and his Feldenkrais certification in 1991. Dr. Burkart was certified by the American Board [...]
We were delighted to have Constance Scott, Director of Local Relations at FAU, as our guest speaker this week. She joined FAU in April 2015. Constance was elected in March of 2009 and served two three-year terms on the Boca Raton City Council. She was CRA Chair and Deputy Mayor, term ending March of 2015. Constance Scott holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan. She is also a retired Business Banker with Citibank and licensed Realtor. Constance’s background includes Economic Development for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach County Government, Operations Director for the Economic Council [...]