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Howard Berg on Speed Reading and Math to Improve Productivity

July 5th, 2022|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

Our Club had fellow Rotarian Howard Berg as our guest speaker this week. Howard provided a number of techniques to remember numbers (3-Tricycle, 4 – Car) and focus on what’s [...]

Member Michael Miller – Men with Caring Hearts Award Given by the Fuller Center

June 27th, 2022|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

Club member Michael Miller was given a special “Men with Caring Hearts” award by the Fuller Center on Friday, April 8 and their Havana Nights Gala at Boca West Country [...]

Rotary Supports Boca West Children’s Foundation & Wins Golf Tournament!

June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

Our Club supported the Boca West Children’s Foundation (BWCF) annual golf challenge and won first place! Top Row from left: Palm Beach County Mayor Robert Weinroth, Boca Rotary members Henry [...]

Nancy Stellway, Executive Director, Palm Beach County re: Take Stock in Children

June 21st, 2022|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

We were delighted to have Nancy Stellway, Executive Director, Palm Beach County speak about Take Stock in Children. Take Stock in Children, Inc. is a nonprofit mentoring, college success, and [...]

Matthew Ladika, CEO, HomeSafe -Supporting at Risk Kids

June 15th, 2022|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

We were delighted to have Matthew Lideca, CEO of HomeSafe as our guest speaker.  Since 1979, HomeSafe has been a nationally accredited non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Palm Beach County’s [...]

Club Assembly: Yaacov Heller’s Birthday and Various Club Announcements

June 13th, 2022|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

President Elect Jeff Tromberg led a Club Assembly meeting where we got discussed a number of programs and committee reports.  First Jeff acknowledged Yaacov Heller’s birthday. Lisa Talley brought some [...]

Visitors from Ukraine – Helping the Rotary Club of Kiev

June 9th, 2022|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

Our Club was delighted to have Mykhailo Bernatskyi and his mother Inna Teslenko visiting from Ukraine. Mykhailo just recently graduated from Lynn University and was gathering military supplies to take [...]

Tatiana Nuñez – 2019 Future Stars Winner – Career Update

June 7th, 2022|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

My name is Tatiana Nuñez and I am a 2019 Future Stars winner and College Scholarship Recipient. Within the past year I have been so fortunate (with the limited time outside of [...]

Paul Moss – Making the Funeral Home Business a Positive Experience for All

June 3rd, 2022|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

Our speaker this past week was Club member Paul Moss, Location Manager for Babione-Kraeer Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Boca Raton. Since the late 1990s, Paul has provided comfort [...]

Craft Talk, Dana Goldberg – From Life in a Dude Ranch to Becoming a Property Manager

June 1st, 2022|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

Jeff Tromberg conducted a very interesting Craft Talk with Club member Dana Goldberg. In 2004, Dana met an attorney named Barry Siegel. She had been in Junior League. They became [...]

Craft Talk, Rachel Huerta, APRN, Direct Primary Care of Boca Raton

May 25th, 2022|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

Jeff Tromberg conducted a very interesting Craft Talk with Club member Rachel Huerta, APRN. With over a decade of experience, Rachel provides patient-centered care both in the office and hospital [...]

Denyse Drummond-Dunn, C3 Centricity on Focus on the Customer

February 15th, 2022|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

We were pleased to have Denyse Drummond-Dunn as our guest speaker. Denyse is a management consultant who lives in Switzerland but spends a lot of time working with a number [...]

Boca Rotary Club Supports the Boca West Children’s Foundation Golf Challenge

February 10th, 2022|Categories: Did You Know?, Member Spotlight, Rotary News, Service Above Self|

The Rotary Club of Boca Raton provided volunteers to support the 9th annual Boca West Children's Foundation Golf Challenge.

Ruth Bowling – AdventHealth on Partnering with Rotary to Fix Cleft Lips in Latin America

February 8th, 2022|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

We were pleased to have Ruth Bowling of AdventHealth as our guest speaker. Ruth is a graduate of Atlantic Union College.  Prior to coming on board at AdventHealth, she worked [...]

Recognition for Club Administrator Claudia DuBois, Pia Giannone to Paul Harris #2 and Third Grade Dictionary Project

February 3rd, 2022|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

We were pleased to celebrate and recognize Claudia DuBois for her 10th anniversary as the Club Administrator. Lots of members provided positive reflections on how wonderful Claudia is as a person [...]

Jessica Del Vecchio, Manager, Economic Development, City of Boca Raton

January 4th, 2022|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

We were pleased to have Jessica Del Vecchio, Manage of Economic Development, City of Boca Raton as our guest speaker last week. We appreciate City Council Member Andrea O’Rourke for [...]

Lisa Talley on Rotary Youth Peace in Action (YPA) Initiative & Vanessa Havener on Attending the Rotary Zone Leadership Retreat

December 29th, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

Lisa Talley  Lisa shared that the Youth Peace in Action initiative was featured at the Naples RI Zone 33/34 Conference. Our very own Boca Raton Community High School represented 300+ [...]

Provost Van Williams, Palm Beach State College (PBSC) on the State of PBSC (Boca Raton Campus)

December 20th, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

We were pleased to have Provost Van Williams of PBSC Boca Raton Campus as our guest speaker. He gave us an update on PBSC and, in particular, the state of the Boca [...]

Brian White, FAU AD on Building an Athletic Program on Positive Life Values

December 17th, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

We were pleased to have Brian White, Athletic Director at FAU as our guest speaker.  The invocation was truly special from member Ken Davis: “As John Wesley, founder of the [...]

Jamie Bond, Place of Hope on Helping Those Controlled by Human Trafficking

December 8th, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

We were pleased to have Jamie Bond, Director of Advancement & Development, Place of Hope, as our guest speaker. She talked to the club on the terrible problem of Human [...]

Rotary & Wheels from the Heart Donate a Car to Lisa Boatright

December 3rd, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Press Releases, Rotary News|

Our member Lisa Talley initiated on behalf of our Club and Steve Muschlitz of Wheels from the Heart to donate a car to Lisa Boatright.  Here’s the story about Lisa Boatright as [...]

Bernardo Wolfson, RI Foundation Chair on RI’s Four Major Initiatives

December 1st, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

We were pleased to have Club member and RI Foundation Chair Bernardo Wolfson give us an update on Rotary International (RI). Bernardo talked about the RI’s Vision that was approved [...]

Jerry Price – Stunt Car Driver and Winner of the World Race 2011: New York to Paris

August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News|

We were pleased to have Jerry Price as our guest speaker on July 14, 2021. Jerry is a South Florida native who has an impeccable road racing career.   One highlight [...]

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

August 21st, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

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 [...]

Professor Geoffrey Wetherell on Having Productive Conversations in Contentious Times

August 15th, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News|

We were pleased to have Professor Geoffrey Wetherell from the Dept. of Psychology at FAU as our guest speaker on June 30, 2021. Professor Wetherell is the husband of our [...]

Dr. Shelley Plumb on Challenging Each of Us to Live Beyond our Comfort Zone

August 4th, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News|

We were delighted to have Dr. Shelley Plumb as our guest speaker last week. Dr. Plumb recently wrote and published a book called To Break or Bounce: Finding Balance, Stability, and [...]

Wendy Santory Link, Supervisor of Elections for Palm Beach County

July 28th, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

We were pleased to have Wendy Santory Link, Supervisor of Elections for Palm Beach Country as out guest speaker.  She leads an award winning program of excellence for the state [...]

Rotary Club of Boca Raton & Palm Beach State College Award Scholarships in Marine Science Technology, Automotive Mechanics and HVAC Technology Trades Program

June 29th, 2021|Categories: Donor Updates, Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News, Scholarship Showcase|

Since 1957, the Rotary Club of Boca Raton has been underwriting college scholarships for local deserving students through the Club’s “Changing Lives and Building Futures” scholarship program. This is [...]

Sarah Lucas, New World Angels re: Early-Stage Financing of Entrepreneurial Startups

June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News|

We were delighted to have Sarah Lucas, COO of New World Angels, as our guest speaker this week.  Sarah is the Chief Operating Officer of New Word Angels, a network of [...]

Constance Scott – Update on FAU, a Fabulous University Right Here in Boca Raton

May 5th, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News|

We were delighted to have Constance Scott, Director of Local Relations at FAU, as our guest speaker this week. She joined FAU in April 2015. Constance was elected in March of [...]

23rd Annual (OPAL) Outstanding People and Leaders Virtual Event

February 21st, 2021|Categories: OPAL Society, Press Releases, Rotary News, Scholarship Showcase, Service Above Self|

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, [...]

Ricardo Boehm – Helping Indigenous Students Get Educated in a Remote Area of Guatemala

February 6th, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News|

The Club had Ricardo Boehm as the guest speaker for the Nov. 25 meeting. He is a member of the Palm Beach Rotary Club and has focused a lot [...]

Patricia Cimino – “Forget the How: Take the Next Step that Feels Best”

February 4th, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News|

We were delighted to have Patricia Cimino as a guest speaker.   Patricia Cimino is a Certified Coach specializing in empowerment. Whether she is speaking [...]

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

January 29th, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

We were pleased to have a Craft Talk with new member Lisa Talley hosted by Jeff Tromberg. Lisa is a recent transplant to Florida. [...]

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

January 27th, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

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 [...]

Rhys Williams & Jessica Beaver, FAU Tech Runway: Helping South Florida Startups Succeed

January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News|

We were pleased to have Rhys Williams and Jessica Beaver of the FAU Tech Runway be our guest speakers.  Jessica gave the presentation, and both Jessica [...]

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

November 11th, 2020|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

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 [...]

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

November 9th, 2020|Categories: Rotary News, Scholarship Showcase|

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 [...]

Donna Holland, MD – Psychiatrist Gives Valuable Recommendations on Being a Good Mentor

November 4th, 2020|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News|

We were pleased to have Dr. Donna Holland speak to our Rotary Club on the topic, “How to be a Good Mentor.” Dr. Holland [...]

Bernardo Wolfson on The Rotary Foundation and $100 Donation “Every Rotarian, Every Year.”

October 30th, 2020|Categories: Did You Know?, Rotary News|

We were pleased to have Bernardo Wolfson talk about how The Rotary Foundation works and how our Club has a goal of having every member [...]

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

October 14th, 2020|Categories: Rotary News, Scholarship Showcase|

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 [...]

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

October 12th, 2020|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News|

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 [...]

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

October 9th, 2020|Categories: Rotary News, Scholarship Showcase|

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. [...]

Craft Talk: Westin Fengler, Race Car Driver, Scuba Diver, Pyrotechnics Manager, Coast Guard Captain and a CPA in His Spare Time!

October 7th, 2020|Categories: Rotary News|

"The most interesting accountant in the world." The Club was pleased to have Club member Westin Fengler give a Craft Talk moderated by Jeff Tromberg. [...]

Mathew Stone: Rotary Scholarship Student Achieves Excellence

September 27th, 2020|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News, Scholarship Showcase|

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 [...]

Andrea Virgin, Creating the Exciting Boca Raton Center for the Arts & Innovation at Mizner Park

September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News|

Our speaker on Sept. 2 was Andrea Virgin, President of Virgin Design. She established the company with the vision of creating a planning and engineering [...]

Arthur Adler – Boca West Children’s Foundation – Grant to Boca Rotary for Scholarships

August 12th, 2020|Categories: Donor Updates, OPAL Society, Rotary News|

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 [...]

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

August 7th, 2020|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

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 [...]

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

August 4th, 2020|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, OPAL Society, Rotary News|

The Club was delighted to have Laura Reiss, Founder, CEO & Executive Director of Kindness Matters 365, as our speaker.  Kindness Matters 365 programing teaches [...]

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

July 31st, 2020|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News|

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 [...]

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

July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

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 [...]

Past Rotary International President on Hurricane Dorian Recovery in the Bahamas

July 7th, 2020|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News|

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

June 26th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases, Rotary News, Scholarship Showcase|

The Club Board recently decided to provide designated support at Palm Beach State College (PBSC) for three vocational programs:   •                     Heating and AC (HVAC) •                     Marine [...]

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

June 24th, 2020|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Press Releases, Rotary News, Service Above Self|

Vanessa introduced the guests: Alan Hines – FAU Foundation  District Governor Donna Gaiser, 6930 PDG 6930 & Current District Foundation Chair, Jim Sisserson Norman Matus, [...]

Club Member Rachel Heurta, ARNP Provides Members with Easy Access to the Coronavirus Antibody Test

May 28th, 2020|Categories: Rotary News|

Our member (and Club Past President in 2016-2017) Rachel Huerta is owner of Direct Primary Care of Boca Raton – a membership, medical practice that provides standard [...]

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

May 15th, 2020|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

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. [...]

Nicholas Metropulos, Executive Director Marine Education Initiative

May 5th, 2020|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News|

Pictured above are a middle school student and Nicholas Metropulos, Executive Director of the Marine Education Initiative which educates and empowers socio-economically disadvantaged middle school [...]

Jeffrey Zirulnick and JARC Florida: Helping Disabled Individuals and Adding Value Services to the Community

April 9th, 2020|Categories: Rotary News|

Pictured above are Club President Vanessa Havener with Jeffrey Zirulnick, CEO of JARC – an organization that helps intellectual and developmental disabilities able to integrate [...]

Craft Talk with David Dweck, Special Recognition for Michael Gora and Special Gift by Pia Giannone

March 5th, 2020|Categories: Rotary News|

Craft Talk with David Dweck, Special Recognition for Michael Gora and Special Gift by Pia Giannone Weekly Meeting Jan. 15, 2020 Pictured above are member [...]

Rotary Scholarship Student and Single Mom Julissa Maldonado Awarded a Car

October 12th, 2019|Categories: Mentor Highlights, Press Releases, Rotary News, Scholarship Showcase|

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 [...]

Brian Jackson Craft Talk – A Life of Helping Businesses with Banking Services

October 11th, 2019|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

Brian Jackson Craft Talk – A Life of Helping Businesses with Banking Services Weekly Meeting August 14th, 2019 Pictured above are Club member Brian Jackson [...]

Kristina Gregg Receives Boca Rotary Scholarship Funds on Behalf of FAU

October 9th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases, Rotary News, Scholarship Showcase|

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 [...]

John Strasswimmer, M.D. on Volunteer Dermatology Treatments

August 7th, 2019|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Member Spotlight, Rotary News|

John Strasswimmer, M.D. on Volunteer Dermatology Treatments Weekly Meeting July 31st, 2019 Pictured above are Club member John Strasswimmer, M.D., Ph.D. and Club President Vanessa [...]

Interact Student Felipe Mora – Educating the Public on Environmental Awareness

July 24th, 2019|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News, Scholarship Showcase|

Interact Student Felipe Mora - Educating the Public on Environmental Awareness Weekly Meeting July 24th, 2019 Pictured above are Club President Vanessa Havener with Felipe [...]

City of Boca Raton Youth Program Focuses on Environmental Awareness Project

July 10th, 2019|Categories: Luncheon Speakers, Rotary News|

City of Boca Raton Youth Program Focuses on Environmental Awareness Project Weekly Meeting July 10th, 2019 Pictured above are (from left to right) Club President [...]

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