Rick Zimmer: Why the Champlain Towers South in Surfside Collapsed: Lack of Accountability!

2021-08-02T16:12:45-04:00

We were pleased to have Club member Rick Zimmer of Zimmer Construction Management as our guest speaker who was joined by his nephew David.  Rick shared with the members why the Champlain Towers South in Surfside collapsed. First, it is helpful to see a visual of the Champlain condo tower complex both before and after the collapse. It is easy to see how significant of a disaster it was looking at the first and then second images: Now, the entire problem stemmed from water under the pool paver [...]

Rick Zimmer: Why the Champlain Towers South in Surfside Collapsed: Lack of Accountability!2021-08-02T16:12:45-04:00

Craft Talk – Lisa Talley –Nonprofit Coordinator, District Rotary Peace Committee Member & Mentor

2021-01-20T12:29:10-05:00

We were pleased to have a Craft Talk with new member Lisa Talley hosted by Jeff Tromberg. Lisa is a recent transplant to Florida. Lisa and her husband Geoffrey Wetherell relocated for Geoffrey’s new position as an Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University. They have permanently settled in Palm Beach and are exploring their new hometown. Lisa believes in strong community involvement, volunteering and business positive initiatives. As a recent graduate with a dual Master of Science in Digital Media and Master of the Arts in English Communication, Lisa has advocated for and [...]

Craft Talk – Lisa Talley –Nonprofit Coordinator, District Rotary Peace Committee Member & Mentor2021-01-20T12:29:10-05:00

Veteran’s Day: Major John Havener, US Marine Corps. – Both Land and Air Duties

2021-01-20T12:26:45-05:00

Introduction by past president Vanessa Havener: Rotary's motto is "Service Above Self" and I can't think of anything more fitting than describing the service a veteran provides to our country by volunteering in our uniformed services.  The military literally owns your body and dictates your medical care, appearance, where you live and for how long, what job you do and what you can tell your family.  If you deploy, you are also most likely missing birthdays, anniversaries, births, deaths & graduations and if you deploy to a combat zone you might get shot [...]

Veteran’s Day: Major John Havener, US Marine Corps. – Both Land and Air Duties2021-01-20T12:26:45-05:00

Craft Talk – Bill Riddick, Serial Entrepreneur, Past Club President & Mentor to Others

2020-10-28T13:37:32-04:00

Jeff Tromberg led a Craft Talk with Bill Riddick. William (Bill) Riddick is a second-generation Floridian born in Boynton Beach and raised in Boca Raton, FL. His mother was born in the small seaside town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and his father moved to Pompano Beach, FL in the 60s where his family has multiple businesses. Bill now lives in Palm City, FL with his wife Melanie and sons Winston & Theodore. Bill has always been a go getter, accomplishing anything he has set his mind to and leading many organizations. His leadership skills started to develop at a young [...]

Craft Talk – Bill Riddick, Serial Entrepreneur, Past Club President & Mentor to Others2020-10-28T13:37:32-04:00

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

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

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 Davis Craft Talk – A Successful Realtor & Helping with the Cat Island Orphanage

2020-05-04T21:57:16-04:00

Pictured above are Vocational Talk Coordinator Jeff Tromberg and Member Ken Davis. This narrative was graciously written by Ken with team editing with questions from Jeff. First, I want to let all the members of The Rotary Club of Boca Raton know how wonderful it's been to be a Member since 1981--- for 19 years! It's a service minded family that takes care of each other, and it's never been better! I took longer to grow up than most and had to learn to “Give what you can't keep and to have what you'll never [...]

Ken Davis Craft Talk – A Successful Realtor & Helping with the Cat Island Orphanage2020-05-04T21:57:16-04:00

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