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Luke Lynch Helped Create the Royce Deale Foundation to Assist Those in Pearl City in Need

2020-10-05T15:29:28-04:00

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 [...]

Luke Lynch Helped Create the Royce Deale Foundation to Assist Those in Pearl City in Need2020-10-05T15:29:28-04:00

Mathew Stone: Rotary Scholarship Student Achieves Excellence

2020-09-23T14:29:10-04:00

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 [...]

Mathew Stone: Rotary Scholarship Student Achieves Excellence2020-09-23T14:29:10-04:00

Albert Slap: Assessing Water Risk in South Florida

2020-09-23T13:51:55-04:00

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. [...]

Albert Slap: Assessing Water Risk in South Florida2020-09-23T13:51:55-04:00

Dr. John Stasswimmer & Rachel Huerta, ARPN Answer Your Questions on Covid-19

2020-07-28T13:53:34-04:00

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  [...]

Dr. John Stasswimmer & Rachel Huerta, ARPN Answer Your Questions on Covid-192020-07-28T13:53:34-04:00

Laura Reiss – Kindness Matters 365 Founder & CEO – Creating a Positive Culture of Gratitude, Compassion and Kindness

2020-07-28T13:39:24-04:00

The Club was delighted to have Laura Reiss, Founder, CEO & Executive Director of Kindness Matters 365, as our speaker.  Kindness Matters 365 programing teaches how (mostly) children can learn how to operate within a kindness environment. There are three principles that to which Kindness Matters always ascribes: Gratitude  +  Compassion  + Kindness Laura conceived The Kindness Matters 365 Foundation in 2007. It is a community service program that educates and inspires kids and teens to understand the importance of being kind citizens and community leaders by providing them with the opportunity to learn [...]

Laura Reiss – Kindness Matters 365 Founder & CEO – Creating a Positive Culture of Gratitude, Compassion and Kindness2020-07-28T13:39:24-04:00

Ralph de la Vega, past Vice Chairman of AT&T – from Cuban Immigrant to Industry Icon

2020-07-28T13:40:18-04:00

The Club was honored to have Ralph de la Vega as its guest speaker on July 1, 2020. Ralph is the past Vice Chairman of AT&T. He relocated from Dallas to Boca Raton following his retirement.  Ralph shared a moving story of how he immigrated from Cuba at the US at age 10. When Castro took power and nationalized all businesses and industry, his family decided to leave Cuba and immigrate to the US. When they got to the airport, the officials said “only the boy can go” only his papers were OK. He [...]

Ralph de la Vega, past Vice Chairman of AT&T – from Cuban Immigrant to Industry Icon2020-07-28T13:40:18-04:00

Craft Talk: Rick Zimmer – Trusted Industry Advisor to the Construction Lending Community

2020-09-23T13:17:15-04:00

The Club was pleased to hear a Craft Talk with Rick Zimmer, led by Jeff Tromberg.  Rick was born and raised in NE New Jersey in a middleclass household.  He attended Springfield/Millburn (NJ) Public Schools and spent the summers at the Jersey shore at a family beach cottage swimming, surfing, boating and fishing. His family got him involved early with community volunteer work. His Dad was a member of a local Lions Club. And, his dad, two brothers and Rick served on a local volunteer ambulance squad.  Rick is a Polio survivor: he had [...]

Craft Talk: Rick Zimmer – Trusted Industry Advisor to the Construction Lending Community2020-09-23T13:17:15-04:00

John Smarge Regarding the Rotary Sponsored HANWASH Program in Haiti

2020-06-24T13:07:36-04:00

The Club was honored to have John Smarge of the Rotary Club of Naples speak about the Rotary sponsored HANWASH program in Haiti (along with others shown above). John explained that the problem with donation-based single water programs is that it only distracts from building a sustainable clean water system for the whole country.    Instead, Rotary and a number of other organizations have created the Haiti National Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Strategy with the acronym HANWASH. The objective is to create a sustainable system of water and sanitation which is administered by [...]

John Smarge Regarding the Rotary Sponsored HANWASH Program in Haiti2020-06-24T13:07:36-04:00

Past Rotary International President on Hurricane Dorian Recovery in the Bahamas

2020-06-24T13:03:40-04:00

The Club was honored to have past Rotary International President Barry Rassin to be our guest speaker this week. Barry is a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence in the Bahamas.    Rassin earned an MBA in health and hospital administration from the University of Florida and is the first fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in the Bahamas. He recently retired after 37 years as president of Doctors Hospital Health System, where he continues to serve as a Board member. He is a lifetime member of the American [...]

Past Rotary International President on Hurricane Dorian Recovery in the Bahamas2020-06-24T13:03:40-04:00

Craft Talk with Barbara Vega – International Humanitarian

2020-06-24T13:04:24-04:00

Barbara Vega is Director of Missions Expansion/Grants with Cross International/Cross Catholic Outreach, an international relief and development ministry in South Florida, with a mission to advance the physical, social, educational, and spiritual well-being of beneficiaries in 40 countries on four continents. Ms. Vega has assisted in shaping development initiatives in hundreds of communities around the world.    The department she currently directs generates over $2M a year to assist the poor worldwide. For the current COVID-19 crisis, she has successfully raised over a quarter of a million dollars for several ministries in Central America. [...]

Craft Talk with Barbara Vega – International Humanitarian2020-06-24T13:04:24-04:00

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