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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

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

Vanessa Havener – Handing the Gavel to Gary Hildebrand & Recognizing Members for Service above Self

2020-07-28T11:44:29-04:00

Vanessa introduced the guests: Alan Hines – FAU Foundation  District Governor Donna Gaiser, 6930 PDG 6930 & Current District Foundation Chair, Jim Sisserson Norman Matus, President-Elect, RC Boca Sunrise Robert Yudkin, President, RC Addison, TX Julie Vianale did the invocation.   Pat McCarthy gave the Rotary Minute. She shared that she was introduced to Rotary when managing catering for Ft. Lauderdale Westin and Rotary was meeting there. She joined in 2003 and one day asked a fellow employee from Haiti about his family after a hurricane hit the island. When he responded that he [...]

Vanessa Havener – Handing the Gavel to Gary Hildebrand & Recognizing Members for Service above Self2020-07-28T11:44:29-04:00

#CORONACANT (Stop Me) Movement via Jordon Hernandez and Luke Lynch

2020-05-04T21:59:32-04:00

Andrea O’Rourke introduced Luke Lynch and Jordan Hernandez during our Club’s Zoom meeting: she recalled for us that Luke had talked to the Club last year when he was a senior at Boca High. He had been working on building a large metal fish trash container that would allow residents to be reminded of saving the ocean ecosystem by keeping the beach and walkways clutter free and putting the waste in the large fish-like trash container.    Luke then gave the club an overview of how this new “#coronacant” move got going. Hernandez, an [...]

#CORONACANT (Stop Me) Movement via Jordon Hernandez and Luke Lynch2020-05-04T21:59:32-04:00

Craft Talk – Frank Beaton – NHL & Bagpipes

2020-05-04T21:51:15-04:00

Frank (pictured playing the Bagpipes) grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, and, like most young kids his age, he learned to play hockey. He turned pro in 1973 after graduating from high school and had stints with the NY Rangers (NHL) and the Edmonton Oilers, Cincinnati Stingers and Birmingham Bulls of the World Hockey Association (WHA). He is married to his wife Judy and they have two grown children, a daughter Catherine and son Alex. He and Judy now have one grandchild, Allan, who is 15 months old. After finishing his hockey career, he [...]

Craft Talk – Frank Beaton – NHL & Bagpipes2020-05-04T21:51:15-04:00

Ken Romer, PBSO on Managing Digital Fraud & Identity Theft

2020-05-04T21:49:45-04:00

Pictured above is Ken Romer, Volunteer for the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) and Club President Vanessa Havener.   PBSO recruits many volunteers to help the Sheriff’s office conduct services outside of public safety. Volunteers Against Scams Team (VAST) assists citizens of Palm Beach County who have been targeted as victims of financial crimes. BAST objectives include preventing additional victimization and providing assistance in recovering from crimes involving identity theft, fraud and other mainstream financial crimes.    Another primary goal of VAST is to educate citizens to help them prevent financial crimes and victimization. [...]

Ken Romer, PBSO on Managing Digital Fraud & Identity Theft2020-05-04T21:49:45-04:00

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