The Rotary Club of Boca Raton has been fortunate to have a group of very successful donors who through the Club’s Outstanding People & Leaders (OPAL) fund raiser have raised over $1.69 million for college scholarships. The OPAL fund raiser is chaired by Neil Saffer, Jan Savarick and Spencer Siegel. A few years ago, the club did a survey of the kinds of employees the area needed, and it was determined that various trades programs were in high demand with more jobs available than there were candidates to fill those jobs. Our Club set upon a an effort to [...]
I wanted to update the Rotary Club of Boca Raton. First, I just graduated from FSU with my Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. I was fortunate to graduate Magna Cum Laude and as a member of the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society! I am now enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of South Florida with classes beginning in August. The USF’s program has everything I wanted in a physical therapy school. I am excited for the next chapter and am so grateful for everything the Rotary Club of Boca Raton has done for [...]
Each year, our Club honors the local area high school graduate with a $250 award who most exemplifies the meaning of the Rotary 4-Way Test. The selection is made by the high school counselors and acknowledged by the school’s principal. The following is a list of the winners for those graduating in the spring of 2022.
The Club was pleased to have members of the FRC robotics team #3932 “Dirty Mechanics” attend our meeting. Their club’s founder, David Ferguson, was also in attendance. The club members Rebecca Levy and Keanu Brayman shared photos and a video from their local award-winning team that enabled them to recently compete in the World Championships held in Houston. Our club sponsors their robotics club. Here is one video and a second video that shows what the robots looked like and what they did including manipulating a jungle gym. Very impressive what these kids have done and are doing building [...]
The Club was delighted to host Van Williams, Provost of the Boca Raton campus at PBSC. Pia Giannone, Scholarship Chair, presented Provost Williams with a check for $20,000 for traditional scholarships. This is in addition to the scholarship awards that the Club provided to PBSC for trades programs. Through these scholarships, we are changing lives and building futures for young college students in the Palm Beach County region.
- Rotary Club of Boca Raton & Palm Beach State College Award Scholarships in Marine Science Technology, Automotive Mechanics and HVAC Technology Trades Program Gallery
Rotary Club of Boca Raton & Palm Beach State College Award Scholarships in Marine Science Technology, Automotive Mechanics and HVAC Technology Trades Program
Rotary Club of Boca Raton & Palm Beach State College Award Scholarships in Marine Science Technology, Automotive Mechanics and HVAC Technology Trades ProgramAlex Buruchian2021-06-01T14:18:59-04:00
Since 1957, the Rotary Club of Boca Raton has been underwriting college scholarships for local deserving students through the Club’s “Changing Lives and Building Futures” scholarship program. This is all possible due to our generous donors and Rotarian members. These scholarships assist worthy young men and women in our community in the pursuit of their educational/career dreams who are motivated and dedicated to personal excellence. Our Rotary Club’s Board recently decided to create three new scholarship programs at PBSC to assist students who are interested in in three career/vocational including Marine Science Technology, Automotive Mechanics,, Heating and Air [...]
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 [...]