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 [...]
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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 [...]
Three New Members and Grant to Palm Beach State College Weekly Meeting August 28th, 2019 Pictured above are Club President Vanessa Havener, Julie Vianale (sponsor), new member Alexander Francis "Frank" Beaton, new member Jennifer Bate Richy with sponsor Diane Shawcross and new member Nicholas "Nick" Darzentas with sponsor Gary Hildebrand. Frank is a residential mortgage loan officer with Residential Home Funding Corp. Jennifer is Executive Director/COO of Boca West Children’s Foundation. And, Nick Darzentas, CFA is a Portfolio Manager with Sky Alpha Asset Advisors. Please welcome them to Boca Rotary! Sit next to them [...]
Be Like Brit Foundation (Haiti) Weekly Meeting August 7th, 2019 Pictured above are Chloe Rits, Florida Director of Outreach, Be Like Brit Foundation along with Vanessa Havener, Club President. Britney Gengel was a 19-year old college student who visited Haiti in 2010 and was killed in her hotel during the terrible earthquake there. She loved the orphans there so her parents set up the Be Like Brit Foundation that raised funds and built a new orphanage named Brit’s Home. The facility now has 33 boys and 33 girls living there who are completely cared [...]
John Strasswimmer, M.D. on Volunteer Dermatology Treatments Weekly Meeting July 31st, 2019 Pictured above are Club member John Strasswimmer, M.D., Ph.D. and Club President Vanessa Havener. Dr. Strasswimmer, who practices in Delray Bach with his Associate Dr Smirnov (www.Strasswimmer.com) shared that Dermatology is the only medical practice that does not have a foundation to support volunteer efforts. Most other medical and dental practices have created foundations that provide infrastructure support to assist volunteer doctors serve the needy at home in the USA or abroad. Thus, Dermatologists who want to do such volunteer programs have [...]
Interact Student Felipe Mora - Educating the Public on Environmental Awareness Weekly Meeting July 24th, 2019 Pictured above are Club President Vanessa Havener with Felipe Mora, a senior at Boca Raton High School. Felipe is a member of the City of Boca Raton Youth Sub-Committee that is working environmental awareness. One the areas that the Sub-Committee wants to promote is education of the environment such as the problems of plastic waste. Felipe wants to use his interest in public speaking to educate both youth and adults on the challenges of managing the environment. After [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]