The Club was pleased to have the founders of The Royce Deale Foundation tell us about their new foundation that’s Mission is to provide to cultivate love, hope, and opportunity in the current and future youth of Pearl City. They are doing this through three positive Values: Commitment, Consistency and Respect. Structure: The Royce Deale Foundation has a unique element not found in most non-profits: youth empowerment. The organization consists of a Youth Advisory Board that acts as a platform for the Youth Leaders of Pearl City. The Youth Advisory Board heads the direction, action, and [...]
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Kerri Cassedy – From a Place of Hope to Working on International Human Rights While Going to St. Thomas University with a Special Rotary Scholarship! Gallery
Kerri Cassedy – From a Place of Hope to Working on International Human Rights While Going to St. Thomas University with a Special Rotary Scholarship!
Kerri Cassedy – From a Place of Hope to Working on International Human Rights While Going to St. Thomas University with a Special Rotary Scholarship!Alex Buruchian2020-10-05T15:26:22-04:00
Kerri Cassedy is 24 years old. She went from dealing with unstable environments and unpredictable situations to putting herself through college and supporting herself independently. Both of Kerri’s parents passed away and she was placed in foster care at the age of 12. Kerri has managed to create a path of success throughout her adolescence to become the successful young lady she is today. Kerri is an Alumni at Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications and is continuing her education at St. Thomas School of Law in Miami Gardens [...]
Craft Talk: Westin Fengler, Race Car Driver, Scuba Diver, Pyrotechnics Manager, Coast Guard Captain and a CPA in His Spare Time!Alex Buruchian2020-10-05T14:28:49-04:00
"The most interesting accountant in the world." The Club was pleased to have Club member Westin Fengler give a Craft Talk moderated by Jeff Tromberg. Westin was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale. His mom is a CPA and established her own public accounting firm 35 years ago. His dad is ex-pro racecar driver/automotive racing consultant and currently owns and operates a Porsche and Ferrari sportscar racing series. He has one younger brother, Garrett who lives in Tampa. Westin graduated from the University [...]
Gary introduced Megan Enriquez in whom we sponsored her attendance to the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) program. Here is Megan’s recap of her attendance and then how she put the new skills to work: "I would like to thank the Rotary Club of Boca Raton for sponsoring me at RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy) this past November through my membership on the Dirty Mechanics Robotics Team. "Being a part of RYLA has been life-changing for me and I find it important to show my gratitude for all of the members who helped [...]
Club member Pia Gianonne received this fabulous letter from one of our Rotary Scholarship awardees, Matthew Stone. It heartwarming to read feedback from such a fine and accomplished young man. I wanted to thank you very much for awarding me with the incredibly generous scholarship from the Rotary Club of Boca Raton for the 2020-2021 academic year. I feel fortunate to have received this scholarship once again. During these economically unstable times, this scholarship will allow me to continue on with my studies at the University of Florida. I am proud of my accomplishments during my [...]
The Club was pleased to receive a great talk from Albert Slap, President of Coast Risk Consulting - a geospatial technology, modeling and data analytics company located in Boca Raton. Albert grew up in the Philadelphia area and earned a B.A., University of Pennsylvania (1971) and then a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law (1974). Mr. Slap was a nationally recognized environmental trial attorney and law professor. Albert taught environmental law at University of Cincinnati College of Law and FIU Law School. Here in South Florida our biggest concern is too much water. [...]
Our speaker on Sept. 2 was Andrea Virgin, President of Virgin Design. She established the company with the vision of creating a planning and engineering services company, centered on the client experience. Andrea was raised in Boca Raton. In addition to her early education, Andrea trained at Boca Ballet Theatre and Harid Conservatory to become a professional ballerina, ultimately dancing with both Houston Ballet and Ballet Florida. Andrea then decided to enroll full-time at FAU for her second career as a civil engineer. Upon graduation from FAU and Cornell University, she swapped her pointe [...]
Neil Saffer discussed how the Rotary Club of Boca Raton had a special relationship with the Boca West Children’s Foundation for many years. Neil Introduced Arthur Adler, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation, by reading the bio that was presented to the 850 plus guests on March 1st at Boca West Country Club at The Boca West Childrens Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala. Arthur Adler then proceeded to make a very special announcement to the Club. Arthur shared that the Boca West Children’s Foundation was excited to provide the Rotary Club of Boca Raton [...]
We had a special meeting this week with Club members Rachel Huerta, ARPN and John Strasswimmer, MD, Ph.D. Rachel runs Direct Primary Care of Boca Raton and handles most medical issues not requiring a specialist. John and his partner own Strasswimmer & Smirnov Dematology in Delray Beach. John is Board Certified in Mohs procedures. John and Rachel provided answers to questions posed by the Club members about the terrible novel coronavirus and resulting Covid-19 disease that develops. Here is a summary of the answers they gave: Masks There were many questions about masks. Rachel [...]
The Club was pleased to have Hilary Zalman as our Guest Speaker this week (in spite of her being Gary Hildebrand’s niece) to discuss Commercial Leasing and Tenant default issues related to Covid-19. Hilary grew up locally and then graduated from the University of Miami. Hilary earned her law degree from Loyola Law School in Southern California. She has been a practicing attorney for over fourteen years in Florida and is licensed in both California and Florida. Hilary is the owner of Zalman Law Firm, P.A., with practice areas including commercial litigation with a [...]