The Rotary Club of Boca Raton hosted a reception to announce the honorees for the 2022 OPAL gala to be held on January 22, 2022 at the Boca West Country Club. The 2022 OPAL Honorary Chair is Christine E. Lynn. The Honorees are: Beverly Raphael Altman and Robyn Raphael-Dynan The Boca West Children’s Foundation (Arthur Adler Chair) Arlene Herson Bonnie & Gary Hildebrand Fran & Dr. Nathan Nachlas The Club OPAL Co-Chairs are Jan Savarick, Neil Saffer and Spencer Siegel. You May Purchase Your Tickets Here.
23th Annual (OPAL) Outstanding People and Leaders Virtual Event – Changing Lives & Building Futures – Raised Over $170,000 for College Scholarships and Trades Certificate Programs February 21, 2021 The 23rd Annual OPAL gala (virtual) event was held on Sunday evening, February 21, co-hosted and led by Neil Saffer, Jan Savarick and Spencer Siegel. Each year, the OPAL red carpet gala honors outstanding community partners and philanthropists in Boca Raton. This year, due to the pandemic, the OPAL Society members were honored with a custom etched bottle of wine in recognition of their past OPAL award having been [...]
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 [...]
Laura Reiss – Kindness Matters 365 Founder & CEO – Creating a Positive Culture of Gratitude, Compassion and KindnessAlex Buruchian2020-07-28T13:39:24-04:00
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 [...]
The Rotary Club of Boca Raton is sad to announce that OPAL Honoree John Ellsworth Shuff passed away this past Monday, June 29, 2020 in Boca Raton, after complications from surgery. His wife, Margaret Mary Shuff, was by his side—as she has been for the last 57 years. After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1975, John and Margaret relocated from Manhattan to flourishing Boca Raton and launched JES Publishing and the now familiar Boca Raton magazine. Readers will especially miss his longtime “My Turn” columns in which he talked about family, community, friends [...]