Chanan Smith, “How to Protect Yourself from Intruders” Weekly Meeting December 18th, 2019 Pictured above are Chanan Smith, Founder of Magen Krav Maga, Club President Vanessa Havener and member Jeff Bovarnick. Magen Krav Maga was established in 2012 by reserve officers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and is one of the leading experts in Active Shooter Response Training (ASRT), security vulnerability assessment and emergency procedures. Chanan offers active shooter response training, krav maga self-defense training, counter terrorism training and defensive firearms training.
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Craft Talk- Kristine Shea Amorello Weekly Meeting November 13th, 2019 Pictured above is Craft talk organizer Jeff Tromberg and Kris Amorello (formally Klemetsmo). Jeff led a Q&A with Kris who has had a fascinating life – and she’d hardly done yet! The following is an edited version of her talk as told by Kris to Jeff (and the members). Fasten your seat belt and take a fast ride through the wonderful life of Kris as shared with Jeff. My family moved to Boca Raton when I was nine years old. I went to public schools [...]
Doug Mosely of ESPN and the Boca Raton Cheribundi Bowl Weekly Meeting October 23rd, 2019 Pictured above are Doug Mosely of ESPN and Club President Vanessa Havener. Doug gave a history of the Boca Raton Bowl that has had a number of sponsors and is presently sponsored by Cheribundi, a company that makes cherry beverages. The Boca Raton Bowl caters to teams out of the American Athletic Conference, Conference USA and the Mid-American Conference. The Bowl has been moved to be held on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 3:30 pm in the FAU Stadium in [...]
Author Joan Lipinsky Cochran Weekly Meeting November 20th, 2019 Pictured above is author Joan Lipinsky Cochran, speaker at the Nov. 20 Club meeting. Ms. Cochran is a former journalist who has written for such publications as Family Circle, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Miami Herald, the Palm Beach Post, Florida Design and South Florida Magazine. Her food articles have also appeared in the Sun-Sentinel, Moment Magazine, and The Forward, among other publications. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, she received her Master’s in Fine Arts from Florida International University in 2008. Since [...]
State Attorney Dave Aronberg Weekly Meeting October 16th, 2019 Pictured above are State Attorney Dave Aronberg with Club President Vanessa Havener. As State Attorney, Aronberg leads a team of 120 prosecutors and 220 professional staff in five offices throughout Palm Beach County. Aronberg’s leadership has led to a significant increase in conviction rates for both felonies and misdemeanors, a decrease in the number of juveniles direct filed into adult court, and a greatly improved working relationship with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. In July 2016, he created a Sober Homes Task Force [...]
Rotary Scholarship Student and Single Mom Julissa Maldonado Given a Car Weekly Meeting August 14th, 2019 Pictured above are Michelle Balaun with Wheels from the Heart, Club President Vanessa Havener, Club member Art Polacheck, Julissa Maldonado who is receiving the keys to her car which was awarded by Wheels from the Heartand, lastly, Steve Muschlitz, a Founder of Wheels from the Heart who arranged for the gift to Julissa. Julissa is Rotary Scholarship recipient and is graduating in Product Management later this fall from Palm Beach State College. She has been also working full [...]
Brian Jackson Craft Talk – A Life of Helping Businesses with Banking Services Weekly Meeting August 14th, 2019 Pictured above are Club member Brian Jackson with Club President Vanessa Havener. Brian grew up in Hampton Roads (Portsmouth) Virginia. He graduated from Old Dominion University in 1995 and moved to Northern Virginia where he started his career as a Management Trainee with First Virginia Bank in the Annandale area. From there he managed the busiest branch of Prosperity Bank and Trust in Springfield for seven years before being recruited by Capital One to be a [...]
Kristina Gregg Receives Boca Rotary Scholarship Funds on Behalf of FAU Weekly Meeting September 18th, 2019 Pictured above are Pia Giannone, Chair of the Scholarship Liaison Committee, Kristina Gregg, Executive Director of Gift Planning at FAU and Club President Vanessa Havener. This year the RCBR funded Eighteen Thousand Dollars to the FAU Foundation to cover the cost of nine scholarship recipients of the FAU/RCBR Scholarship. These funds are then allocated to specific students via their student account to cover tuition. The average scholarship is $2,000 and if the students meets all the FAU/RCBR scholarship [...]
Dustin Robinson on Cannabis Law Weekly Meeting August 21st, 2019 Pictured above are Club President Vanessa Havener with Dustin Robinson, founding partner of Mr. Cannabis Law. Dustin started Mr. Cannabis Law because he saw a need for a law firm capable of handling diverse legal and business issues within the unique and highly regulated industries of hemp and medical marijuana. His focus on the hemp and medical marijuana industries allows him to stay abreast of all current legal developments as well as anticipate upcoming legal developments for his clients. If there is an upcoming [...]
Dean RT Good, Lynn University, College of Business and Management Weekly Meeting September 11th, 2019 Pictured above is Dr. RT Good, Dean of the College of Business and Management, Lynn University in Boca Raton with Club President Vanessa Havener. Lynn University is located in Boca Raton and has 3,000 students. Of that, 1,800 are students in the College of Business and Management. Dr. RT Good is the Dean of the College. Dean Good shared that they focus in a few key areas including: Rapidly adjusting the College curriculum to meet the changing needs of [...]