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Boca Helping Hands Donates Female Personal Hygiene Products to PERIOD, a Local Non-Profit Created by Megan Enriquez a Rotary RYLA Awardee

2020-10-28T13:30:47-04:00

Shown above is a photo taken at BHH showing the donation of feminine hygiene products to PERIOD, a no-profit that provides these products to 10+ non-profits which, in turn, provide them to women in need. Pictured above from left to right are: Greg Hazle, Executive Director Gary Hildebrand, President RCBR and Board of Director BHH Natalia Isabel, student at Grandview HS Jessi Li, student at Boca Raton HS Megan Enrique, Founder PERIOD & student at Grandview HS Pia Giannone, Rotarian and BHH Volunteer Lourdes Harman, Food Center Manager Bill Harper, Director of Food [...]

Boca Helping Hands Donates Female Personal Hygiene Products to PERIOD, a Local Non-Profit Created by Megan Enriquez a Rotary RYLA Awardee2020-10-28T13:30:47-04:00

Valerie Dutreuil, Rotary Scholarship Recipient on Her Way to Becoming a Epidemiologist

2020-10-05T15:34:29-04:00

Valerie L. Dutreuil received a Rotary Club Scholarship in 2013. She graduated Florida Atlantic University in 2017 with a B.S. She is currently pursuing her masters in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Boston University School of Public Health.  She is also a research assistant at Boston University where she is working on a grant for Dr. Harlow to determine whether women with immune system disorders or acute conditions that affect immune system will be more at risk in experiencing chronic vulvar pain. She is responsible in identifying and catalog all ICD codes that are stress-related [...]

Valerie Dutreuil, Rotary Scholarship Recipient on Her Way to Becoming a Epidemiologist2020-10-05T15:34:29-04:00

Kerri Cassedy – From a Place of Hope to Working on International Human Rights While Going to St. Thomas University with a Special Rotary Scholarship!

2020-10-05T15:26:22-04:00

Kerri Cassedy is 24 years old. She went from dealing with unstable environments and unpredictable situations to putting herself through college and supporting herself independently. Both of Kerri’s parents passed away and she was placed in foster care at the age of 12. Kerri has managed to create a path of success throughout her adolescence to become the successful young lady she is today. Kerri is an Alumni at Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications and is continuing her education at St. Thomas School of Law in Miami Gardens [...]

Kerri Cassedy – From a Place of Hope to Working on International Human Rights While Going to St. Thomas University with a Special Rotary Scholarship!2020-10-05T15:26:22-04:00

Megan Enriquez, Rotary Youth Leadership Academy Scholarship

2020-09-30T10:50:37-04:00

Gary introduced Megan Enriquez in whom we sponsored her attendance to the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) program. Here is Megan’s recap of her attendance and then how she put the new skills to work: "I would like to thank the Rotary Club of Boca Raton for sponsoring me at RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy) this past November through my membership on the Dirty Mechanics Robotics Team. "Being a part of RYLA has been life-changing for me and I find it important to show my gratitude for all of the members who helped [...]

Megan Enriquez, Rotary Youth Leadership Academy Scholarship2020-09-30T10:50:37-04:00

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

Update from Rotary Scholar Eddie Fisher

2020-07-28T14:25:50-04:00

Dear Rotary Family, From the moment I submitted the application to the George Snow Foundation to receiving a phone call from Mr. Allen, my world changed a full 360 degrees.  Going into College as one of the students that had a shaky future ahead, I obtained a Mentor, a Friend, and a Father figure that guided me through the best and worst moments of University life. As a Mentee from 2011, I would like to share some of the accomplishments that I have obtained from that time frame till now. They are as follows: [...]

Update from Rotary Scholar Eddie Fisher2020-07-28T14:25:50-04:00

Rotary Scholarship Recipient Rosa Barbosa Receives Degree

2020-07-28T14:13:33-04:00

Andrea O'Rourke's mentee Rosa Barbosa just received her AA degree from Palm Beach State thanks to the help of the Rotary Club of Boca Raton. She is now about to enter the fall semester and work toward her four year degree. Huge thanks to Pia for her continued help and advice.  She is the first in her family to reach this achievement

Rotary Scholarship Recipient Rosa Barbosa Receives Degree2020-07-28T14:13:33-04:00

Rotary Scholarship Grant to Palm Beach State College to Underwrite Special Vocational Careers

2020-06-24T13:05:20-04:00

The Club Board recently decided to provide designated support at Palm Beach State College (PBSC) for three vocational programs:   •                     Heating and AC (HVAC) •                     Marine Serving Technology •                     Auto Mechanic   This designated grant is part of the Club’s overall grant supporting new and continuing students. In our Club meeting on May 27, we presented PBSC President Ava Parker and Rochelle Nolan who is Director of Major Gifts and Gift Planning with a check for $67,000 of which a good part will be to fund two qualified and deserving students in each of the three [...]

Rotary Scholarship Grant to Palm Beach State College to Underwrite Special Vocational Careers2020-06-24T13:05:20-04:00

Rotary Scholarship Student and Single Mom Julissa Maldonado Awarded a Car

2019-12-02T19:47:45-05:00

Rotary Scholarship Student and Single Mom Julissa Maldonado Given a Car Weekly Meeting August 14th, 2019 Pictured above are Michelle Balaun with Wheels from the Heart, Club President Vanessa Havener, Club member Art Polacheck, Julissa Maldonado who is receiving the keys to her car which was awarded by Wheels from the Heartand, lastly, Steve Muschlitz, a Founder of Wheels from the Heart who arranged for the gift to Julissa. Julissa is Rotary Scholarship recipient and is graduating in Product Management later this fall from Palm Beach State College. She has been also working full [...]

Rotary Scholarship Student and Single Mom Julissa Maldonado Awarded a Car2019-12-02T19:47:45-05:00

Kristina Gregg Receives Boca Rotary Scholarship Funds on Behalf of FAU

2019-10-06T12:24:00-04:00

Kristina Gregg Receives Boca Rotary Scholarship Funds on Behalf of FAU Weekly Meeting September 18th, 2019 Pictured above are Pia Giannone, Chair of the Scholarship Liaison Committee, Kristina Gregg, Executive Director of Gift Planning at FAU and Club President Vanessa Havener. This year the RCBR funded Eighteen Thousand Dollars to the FAU Foundation to cover the cost of nine scholarship recipients of the FAU/RCBR Scholarship.  These funds are then allocated to specific students via their student account to cover tuition. The average scholarship is $2,000 and if the students meets all the FAU/RCBR scholarship [...]

Kristina Gregg Receives Boca Rotary Scholarship Funds on Behalf of FAU2019-10-06T12:24:00-04:00

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