Adam Palmer on Hang Gliding Weekly Meeting July 17, 2019 Pictured above are Club President Vanessa Havener with Club member and practicing attorney Adam Palmer who talked about the sport of hang gliding. Adam got hooked on hang gliding back in 1995 and has enjoyed the sport ever since. He pointed out that hang gliding can be done very safely. In fact, most accidents occur when pilots ignore well-known safety rules, attempt to push beyond their abilities or elect to fly in conditions that are unsuitable. Hang glider pilots can soar for hours by [...]
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City of Boca Raton Youth Program Focuses on Environmental Awareness Project Weekly Meeting July 10th, 2019 Pictured above are (from left to right) Club President Vanessa Havener, Luke Lynch, David Lang, Andrea O’Rourke of the Boca City Council (and Club member), Luke Mason and Sayd Hussain. These high school students are members of the City of Boca Raton’s Community Advisory Panel's (CAP) Youth Subcommittee. They are working on an environmental awareness project, an initiative to encourage volunteer groups from different schools to collaborate on several environmental programs that include beach clean ups, planting trees [...]
Dennis Frisch on Playing (The Insane Game of) Rugby Weekly Meeting June 12th, 2019 Above is a photo of Club member Dr. Dennis Frisch playing Rugby for the Florida Old Boys Rugby Club. A good video that shows the rules of the game can be found at this link. And, this link provides a really good pictorial overview of the game. There are 15 players on each team which are grouped Positions 1-8 as Forwards and 9-15 as Backs. There are some similarities to football in that the ball is similar but bloated [...]
Cynthia Weseman, Women Empowering Women Weekly Meeting June 5th, 2019 Pictured above are Pia Giannone Scheer, Cynthia Weseman, Executive Director Women Empowering Women in Recovery and Club President Donn Loudree. Women Empowering Women (WEW) is a non-profit organization with a mission of providing college scholarships to women on their recovery journey empowering them to heal, recover know their worth in the world. Education is something no one can take away from them, and we seek to equip them with it. WEW was founded in 2016. WEW also provides has a mentoring program to help [...]
Gerry Purdy Officially Joins Boca Raton Club Weekly Meeting May 29nd, 2019 Pictured above are President- Elect Vanessa Havener, new member Gerry (with a G) Purdy, Membership Chairman Rick Zimmer and Club President Donn Lounderee. There was no guest speaker this week and so the Club discussed upcoming activities.
The New Boca Rotary Website Weekly Meeting May 22nd, 2019 Pictured above is Past President Bill Riddick, CEO of the Riddick Family Enterprises, explaining to the Club the progress that’s been made to create a high quality website for the Boca Rotary Club with the help of Bob Buruchian and many others in club. Our Club had been using ClubRunner for many years until recently when it became slow and antiquated (via feedback from Claudia and other members). Bill added that he always had problems signing into the site’s backend and it was not [...]
Christie Geltz – Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Weekly Meeting May 8th, 2019 Pictured above is Christie Geltz of the Florida Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program with our Club President Donn Lounderee. The GAL mission is to be an advocate for the children who are under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court. Many children under the Court’s jurisdiction have been placed into Foster Care and their care is supervised by a Case Worker operating though the Department of Children and Families (DCF). There are still many rights that the parents have such as medications unless [...]
Boca Raton, Florida – November 2, 2018– Save the date for the 2019 Pirate Invasion 5K/10K Run/Walk, presented by PurePoint Financial, on February 2ndat Spanish River Park in Boca Raton, Florida. The annual event is quickly becoming a “must run” event in the greater Boca Raton community and welcomes adults and children of all ages to participate! The Pirate Run, one of only four races sanctioned by the City of Boca Raton, features one of the most picturesque race courses alongside A1A with gorgeous beach-side views. The event is managed by Runners Edge Foundation. Co-Chairmen David Jackson, Holly Meehan [...]