President Julie Vianale led the club meeting. We were delighted to have local celebrity Arlene Herson as our guest speaker. She told about her career living mostly in New York and creating “The Arlene Herson Show” where she interviewed celebrities. Her show ran on cable TV for many years and is available on YouTube. Arlene was recognized earlier this year with a 2022 OPAL Award as one of the esteemed Honorees. Here’s a link to a really nice video created by Bob Buruchian where the celebrity interviewer was herself interviewed. We also had a nice visitor from France – Laura Marchal [...]
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President Elect Jeff Tromberg led a Club Assembly meeting where we got discussed a number of programs and committee reports. First Jeff acknowledged Yaacov Heller’s birthday. Lisa Talley brought some nice balloons, and the club all sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to him. Next, Bill Riddick gave a report from the Fund Board: We had a record-breaking OPAL with $240,000+ in net proceeds. We should also be receiving money from our Boca West Foundation Grant in April. The Fund Board discussed how to expand our trade program scholarships so we can put our money raised to work. We are asking PBSC which trade programs [...]
The Club was pleased to have Boca Police Chief Michele Miuccio as our guest speaker. She gave a summary of her department and answered questions from the members. Police Chief Michele Miuccio has served in law enforcement for over 34 years. She joined the Boca Raton Police Services Department in 1989 and has been a member of the command staff for over 17 years, working in various facets of police operations and administration. Chief Miuccio previously served with the Margate Police Department as a dispatcher and officer for five years. Chief Miuccio earned a Master of Science degree in [...]
Our Club was delighted to have Mykhailo Bernatskyi and his mother Inna Teslenko visiting from Ukraine. Mykhailo just recently graduated from Lynn University and was gathering military supplies to take back to Ukraine where he was going to enlist in the military to help fight against the invasion from Russia. Inna (who said she didn’t speak much English) read a nice message to the members of the Club. Club member Marina Kapulovska, who was born in Ukraine, welcomed the two visitors and assisted Inna read her heartfelt message. Club President Julie Vianale then read a note from Rostyslav Lukach [...]
My name is Tatiana Nuñez and I am a 2019 Future Stars winner and College Scholarship Recipient. Within the past year I have been so fortunate (with the limited time outside of school) to be involved in so many different projects and performances. I had the opportunity to perform at Battery Dance Festival, and participate in not one, but two productions held at the prestigious Joyce Theater. I was also selected to take part as a tap dancer in the Pre- Production with Ayodele Casel for the upcoming Broadway Revival of Funny Girl. Furthermore, I spent my summer training with Ballet Hispánico as a Merit Scholarship Recipient, and [...]
The Club was pleased to have Warrant Redlich as our guest speaker. A graduate of Rice University, Stanford University and Albany Law School, Warren recently retired after 26 years as a criminal defense and personal injury lawyer. During 2019, Warren began making videos about SpaceX, Tesla and other related topics. His channel now has nearly 64,000 subscribers. He has 26,000 followers on Twitter. Elon Musk has replied to Warren eight times on Twitter. Warren is prominent in the Tesla community as a ‘Super Bull.’ Warren Redlich is most proud of raising two very bright and responsible young women in [...]
Our speaker this past week was Club member Paul Moss, Location Manager for Babione-Kraeer Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Boca Raton. Since the late 1990s, Paul has provided comfort to families in Palm Beach County through the funeral home business. Paul was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada. He came to Boca Raton to attend Lynn University where he earned a degree in mortuary science. After working many years in the West Palm Beach area, Paul became Location Manager with the Dignity Memorial network, one of the largest networks of funeral homes in the United States. Paul is engaged [...]
Jeff Tromberg conducted a very interesting Craft Talk with Club member Dana Goldberg. In 2004, Dana met an attorney named Barry Siegel. She had been in Junior League. They became friends. He was in Rotary and suggested that Dana join Rotary. Was initially in a morning club but wanted to be in a daytime club so she came to our club via Neil Saffer. She has been in the club for 12 years. She was born in New Jersey but grew up in Brooklyn. Shew was first person in her family to go to college. During her senior in [...]
The Club was delighted to have Past President Spence Siegel give a craft talk. He went to the University of Miami and the University of South Florida for undergrad and then attended law school at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami. He talked about Estate Planning, which is primarily helping families plan for incapacity or death. He recommends using a Trust versus a Will and gave some good reasons. He also answered several questions from the members. Anyone interested in communicating with Spenser can reach him at (561) 620-8200 or at [email protected]
The Club was delighted to induct Judy Weaver. Judy has over 30 years of learning and teaching as a yoga therapist, teacher and family member. Judy is a yoga therapist and a yoga teacher-of-teachers with over 30 years of experience and is the founder of Connected Warriors and Bodymind Recalibration. Judy is known for her expertise in the world of post-traumatic-growth. She has developed evidence-based Trauma-Conscious Yoga protocols based on the understanding that trauma is held in the cells of the body and mind. She refined this practice with Bodymind Recalibration – a practice that builds cognitive and somatic [...]