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RCBR President Michael Gora
RCBR President Elect Spencer Siegel
RCBR Treasurer John Mollica
RCBR Secretary Jon Burford
RCBR Board of Directors Yaacov Heller
RCBR Board of Directors Doug Giordano
RCBR Board of Directors Richard Zimmer
RCBR Board of Directors Juan Montalvo
RCBR Board of Directors David Parker
RCBR Board of Directors Debra Davis
RCBR Board of Directors Henry Ferguson
RCBR Board of Directors Dana Goldberg
RCBR Board of Directors Dennis Frisch
RCBR International Service Rachel Huerta
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Welcome to The Rotary Club of Boca Raton

Changing Lives Building Futures

We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM

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6200 Boca Del Mar Dr
Boca Raton, Florida 33433
United States

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Posted by Claudia DuBois on Aug 20, 2014

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ROTARY CLUB OF BOCA RATON     

MEETING NEWSLETTER

 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20th, 2014
CLUB ASSEMBLY
 
The meeting was called to order by Club President Mike Gora 
Rachel Huerta gave a spiritual Invocation and lead the Pledge to Allegiance

The beautiful harmony of Kan Samu, Rachel Huerta and Mike Gora

We had the very special occasion to host lunch for the new scholars and their Mentors before they start college

Scholar Christopher Ferguson (FL Agricultural & Mechanical College) with Mentor Dana Goldberg

Scholar Moriah McGowan (Palm Beach State College) with Mentor Joseph Skipper

Scholar Savannah Lashley (University of South Florida) with Mentor Art Polacheck

Scholars Lise Altidor and Kaitlyn Doering (Florida State) with Mentor Rachel Huerta

Scholar Brianna Morales (Florida Atlantic University) with Mentor David Parker

Scholar Shi Sepulveda (Boca Beauty Academy) with Mentor Neil Saffer

Scholars Melanie Duverge (Palm Beach State) and Valerie Dutreuil with Mentor Pia Giannone Scheer 

Scholar Jonnie Ruder-Orschell (Palm Beach State) with Mentor Yaacov Heller

Scholar Sandy Ruder-Orschell (Palm Beach State) with Mentor Bob Buruchian

Mentor Rick Zimmer with Scholar Alexandria Cardoso (University of North Florida)

Mentor Dr. Dennis Frisch with Scholar Pietro Cracchiolo ( Florida Atlantic University)

Mentor Jon Burford with Scholar Daniel Ruess (University of Central Florida)

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Scholar Liberty Boyd (Florida Atlantic University - Honors) with Mentor David Wolfe

Scholar Christina Fuentes (Florida Atlantic University) with Mentor Patricia McCarthy

Scholar Mitchell Licht (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) with Mentor Juan Montalvo

 

Happy Dollars and Rotary Moments

  • Spencer Siegel thanked Dr Dennis Frisch for providing immediate medical help.
  • Dana Goldberg shared that when she went to see Dr Frisch at his office, Neil Saffer walked into the examining room!
  • Alisia Kerry is looking for a contact for floral arrangements for the Night to Remember Italian Feast
  • Doug Mummaw gave a shout out to Dennis Frisch, Henry Ferguson and Claudia DuBois who tested successfully last Saturday and earned their yellow belts at Elite Force Martial Arts.
  • Jim Gavrilos is so proud of the scholars that are going after their educational aspirations
  • David Parker is looking forward to his service as a Mentor
  • Dennis Frisch let the Scholars know that he can be their example of what NOT to do :-)
  • Debbie Davis shared that at the recent service event "Beers and Knives" at Boca Helping Hands - 27 volunteers prepared 285 meals!

 

Guest Speaker Bill Mitchell, Senior Pastor

Boca Raton Community Church

Bill Mitchell has been a pastor at Boca Raton Community Church since 2003. Prior to joining Boca Community Church, Bill had a career in real estate for over 25 years focusing on both residential and commercial real estate. He also was the Commercial Director for South Florida of a large nationwide real estate firm.

Pastor Bill Mitchell is a third generation Boca Ratonion. Born and raised locally, he graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago with a B.A. in Bible and Theology and a Masters of Christian Ministry. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Leadership from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His heart is truly to reach out to people both locally through compassion ministries and internationally through mission trips to other countries and bring them to the saving grace of Christ, our Savior.

Bill and his wife Elizabeth met at Boca Raton Community Church. They have four wonderful children.

He has traveled to over 85 different countries and currently works with people and Organizations in over 25 countries through WorldLead, an initiative that mentors young leaders around the world.

Bill facilitates BocaLead, a monthly business lunch that focuses on developing strong, ethical business practices. Bill is a third generation resident of Boca Raton and has five children and two grandchildren.

Bill spoke to the tragedy of human trafficing which is nothing more than modern day slavery.  It is hard to believe that there are people who OWN other people. Slavery can be a person who is forced to work for another against their will (prostitution, child labor, etc,,,); a person dominated by another individual and/or a person who works in harsh conditions for very low pay (less than a $1 a day/16 hours), There are even people traded for goods :-(

Worldwide, thirty million people are enslaved against their will; a thirty-two billion dollar industry. It is the second largest growing industry in the world. Eighty percent are women and children. For adults it may be too late for change but for children there is hope.  The biggest factor is to remove them from area and provide employment opportunities. Often children that have been enslaved from ages 12 - 20 often have no working skill set or education. In addition, their identification is stolen and they are at the mercy of their captives.

In India, marriage is determined for girls at the age of twelve and must leave school once she begins to menstruate. They are enslaved unless they leave the country.

However, we can do something about it. The first step is awareness. Secondly, when you are shopping watch for Fair Trade Certification - Bill gave an example of Cadbury chocolates; the mint varieties use mint that is harvested by slave labor in Ghanna.

Boca Raton Community Church
 470 NW 4th Avenue • Boca Raton, FL 33432 • 561.395.2400

                      Opportunities to Serve AND HAVE FUN!

 

 

 

IT'S SUMMER TIME...

CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS AND DRESSER DRAWERS FOR THE AUGUST 30th CLOTHING DRIVE

    

                         
Cecil Roseke won the draw for the 50/50 Chance but did not pick the King of Clubs card - the kitty lives on for another week.

         
     COMING UP:

  • August 27, 2014   Daniel Saucier - Miami Marlins Inside Sales
  • August 31, 2014   Family Picnic at Sugar Sand Park
  • September 3, 2014  Marc Hurwitz
  • September 10, 2014  Club Assembly
  • September 17, 2014 Bob Buruchian - Craft Talk
  • September 24, 2014  Tali Raphaely
  •   For more information, please visit our website at www.rotaryclubbocaraton.com Ww
Posted by Claudia DuBois on Aug 13, 2014

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ROTARY CLUB OF BOCA RATON     

MEETING NEWSLETTER

 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13th, 2014
CLUB ASSEMBLY
 
The meeting was called to order by Club President Elect Spencer Siegel 

Dennis Frisch, Ken Samu, Spencer Siegel and Jim Gavrilos sang America the Beautiful in perfect harmony

Julie Vianale gave a simple and thought provoking invocation and lead us in the Pledge to Allegiance -

photographed with Lucien Campolo and Alecia Kerry

Immediate Past President Julie Vianale presented Ken Samu with a very special Paul Harris Fellow lapel pin

Rotarian and Mortgage Loan Officer David Wolfe helped Archie qualify to purchase his first home - a rewarding experience for both!!!

Happy Dollars, Committee News and Rotary Moments

Past Rotoract President Mary Allen receives recognition for Excellence in Leadership and Service from Scholarship Chair Spencer Siegel

Proud Papa Tim Allen

We are sad to say goodbye but happy for her exciting next Scholarly destination - Kent State University!!!

  • Todd Thomas is happy his oldest Son will be playing football at Spanish River High
  • A young friend of Mike Gora's was asked to guess his hair color - her answer was '50 shades of gray'!
  • Dana Goldberg is so  proud of her Daughter and looking forward to mentoring her new mentee
  • Henry Ferguson is still looking for members who would like to join the Toastmasters group that meets on Monday 12 noon until 1:00pm at the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce
  • Danila Richards is now a member of the Boys and Girls Club of the Bahamas
  • Juan and Mary Montalvo are off to Bolivia on a Mission trip and excited that their Daughter is pregnant with their first Grandchild
  • Cecil Roseke celebrated his Birthday and gave a generous birthday donation
  • Marilyn Perry is happy to be back after a busy summer of selling her home and moving to Mizner Park.  Her condo overlooks the Amphitheater so she can enjoy every show from her new digs :-)
  • Abby Ehrman-Klayman happy to see the Siegel family at lunch today
  • Eric Goodman has just been appointed to serve on the City of Boca Raton Education Advisory Board

 

Guest Speaker Mr. Jerry J. Fedele - President and C.E.O

Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Jerry Fedele has more than 25 years of health care experience as a healthcare lawyer and chief executive officer in academic and regional hospital settings.
Over the last 13 years, Mr. Fedele has focused on restructuring and improving financially challenged hospitals. He is credited with saving a major academic hospital and three community hospital affiliates from the largest health care bankruptcy in US history through removing the hospitals from bankruptcy proceedings, restructuring debt, implementing a financial turnaround exceeding $140 million dollars, and completing a transformational refinancing exceeding $750 million. Mr. Fedele is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Boca Raton Regional Hospital where he led an initiative that resulted in operations improvement of $60 million over 18 months. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary hospital that includes the #1 program in cardiac surgery, #1 program in cardiology, #1 program in stroke care, and #2 program in gastroenterology in the state of Florida as listed by Healthgrades in 2011. The Hospital provides oncology services that are competitive with major academic medical centers nationally and was named by Becker’s Review as one of the “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs”, is ranked as a Top Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report, has been named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence nine years in a row making us one of 34 hospitals nationwide that can make that claim and one of America’s Top 50 Hospitals by Healthgrades.
Mr. Fedele is a former adjunct professor at Duquesne University School of Law and has lectured frequently on leadership and health law matters at Carnegie Mellon University, The University of Pittsburgh, and Florida Atlantic University. Throughout his career, Mr. Fedele has served on several boards, including The Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania, The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and Community College of Allegheny County. Mr. Fedele currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, George Snow Scholarship Fund, VHA Southeast, and PGA Allianz Tour Event.
Mr. Fedele was the recipient of the Boca Raton Rotary Club OPAL Award for outstanding achievement in healthcare, was recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as an Ultimate CEO of Palm Beach County, and The Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year. Mr. Fedele is a supporter of higher education through the George Snow Scholarship Fund where he participated as a community dancer in the 2010 Boca Ballroom Battle.
Mr. Fedele received his Bachelors of Science in Mathematics with honors and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law where he was class valedictorian.

What Makes Boca Raton Regional Hospital Unique 

Tremendous Community Involvement
An Exceptional Medical Staff
Market Leading Clinical Programs
Outstanding Quality
Unprecedented Philanthropy

Strategic Direction

Management is Differentiating BRRH by:
Providing better quality and service than our competitors
Investing in market leading technology
Growing our Ambulatory Care Network
Developing superior tertiary-level programs in select area
Introducing Graduate Medical Education
Executing Strategic Affiliations

Differentiating on Quality And Satisfaction

U.S. News & World Report: A Top Ranked Hospital in South Florida for the third year in a row - #21 out of 212 in Florida
HealthGrades® Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence – Ten Years in a Row. Only 24 of the nation’s 5,000 hospitals have earned such a consecutive distinction
HealthGrades® – One of America’s Top 50 Hospitals
2014 VHA Excellence Award or Clinical Care
Recipient of “A” rating for Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group
Press Ganey Top 10% Patient Satisfaction in Emergency Medicine, Cardiac Services, Oncology   and Obstetrics
A Joint Commission “High Performing Hospital” – Perfect Scores in Ambulatory Clinics, Home Health and Facility Safety

Leading Regional and National Programs

 Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gloria Drummond Advanced Physical Rehabilitation Institute

5 Year Master Facility Plan for Main Campus

Leading the Market In Technology

First to Market
•Hybrid Operating Room
•Positron Emission Mammography & Accu-Boost Radiation Therapy
•Flash CT
 
Busiest Robotic Surgery Program in Palm Beach County
 
The Only Tertiary Neuroscience Institute in South Florida with:
•Intra-operative MRI
•Intra-operative CT
 
Growing Ambulatory Care Network

5 Outpatient Imaging  Locations3  Breast Care Centers

2 Radiation Therapy Locations
Home Health- Medicare and Private
Outpatient Rehabilitation
Wound  Care Program
Pain Management Services
5 Primary Care  Centers
Ambulatory Care Center – North Broward opening fall 2014
 
Introducing Academics and Research
•FAU – Charles E. Schmidt School of Medicine
•Medical students - 2011
•ACGME Accreditation for new Graduate Medical Education Program – First Internal Medicine Residents in July 2014
•General Surgery Residents – July 2015
 
Opportunities to Serve AND HAVE FUN!

 

 

 

 

 

IT'S SUMMER TIME...

CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS AND DRESSER DRAWERS FOR THE AUGUST 30th CLOTHING DRIVE

    

                         
Julie Vianale won the draw for the 50/50 Chance but did not pick the King of Clubs card - the kitty lives on for another week.

         
     COMING UP:

  • August 20, 2014   Bill Mitchell
  • August 27, 2014   Daniel Saucier - Miami Marlins Inside Sales
  • August 31, 2014   Family Picnic at Sugar Sand Park
  • September 3, 2014  Marc Hurwitz
  • September 10, 2014  Club Assembly
  • September 17, 2014 Bob Buruchian - Craft Talk
  • September 24, 2014  Tali Raphaely
  •   For more information, please visit our website at www.rotaryclubbocaraton.com W
Posted by Claudia DuBois on Aug 06, 2014

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ROTARY CLUB OF BOCA RATON     

MEETING NEWSLETTER

 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6th, 2014
CLUB ASSEMBLY
 
The meeting was called to order by Club President Mike Gora 

Ken Samu, Danila Richards and Mike Gora sang America the Beautiful in perfect harmony

Danila Richards gave a humble and thought provoking invocation and lead us in the Pledge to Allegiance.

Rotary Birthdays and Anniversaries

Member Birthdays
Todd Thomas  Aug 01
Claudia DuBois  Aug 03
Mark DePalmer  Aug 04
Silva Alexandrov   Aug 06
Ken Samu   Aug 06
John Phillips   Aug 11
Cecil Roseke   Aug 12
David Parker   Aug 15
Abby Ehrman-Klayman   Aug 21
Julie Vianale   Aug 21
Wendy Kupfer   Aug 28
Ken Davis   Aug 30
Doug Mummaw   Aug 30

Spouse Birthdays
Ali Sclafani, Robert Sclafani's Wife   Aug 21

Anniversaries
Rachel and Jody Huerta - 4 years
Arthur and Doris Condill - 45 years
Michael and Bonnie Gora - 37 years

Rotary Anniversary
Mike Massarella - 5 years
Cecil Roseke - 49 years
Jeffery Hecht - 1 Year
Art Polacheck - 1 Year
Doug Mummaw - 8 years

Happy Dollars, Committee News and Rotary Moments

  • Neil Saffer recognized and welcomed back Jeremy Pound who has been busy building his business Juicy Results
  • Cecil Roseke celebrated his Birthday and gave a generous birthday donation
  • Doug Mummaw gave a shout out to the Club for volunteer singers for the upcoming Second Annual Italian Feast (details below)
  • David Parker's gifted Son is in Bosnia teaching Media Promotion
  • Pia Giannone Scheer is looking forward to the Mentor/Mentee luncheon this week
  • Rachel Huerta gave the good news that Rotary International has approved $750.00 grants for each of our projects. And she and Husband Josy will be welcoming their second foster child, a two year old darling girl named Asia.  God Bless and keep them through this journey.
  • Lucien Campolo give a lump of cash as his Birthday donation - thanks Lucien!
  • Donn Londeree is looking forward to community fellowship this weekend at Boca Helping Hands - always a super rewarding way to give back
  • Danila Richards and Mariana Oprea met our new Swedish Exchange Student at the airport as he arrived.  They said it was so exciting to see fellow Rotarians holding "Welcome to the USA" signs and cheering him.
  • Chuck Marchitello's eleven year old Son is getting ready to complete the last phase of his journey to earn his Mixed Martial Arts Black Belt - a HUGE accomplishment. He is so very proud of his commitment and hard work.  Secondly, he had the pleasure of seeing the finished product of his Construction talent (CJM) at Dr. Dennis Frisch's newly built Podiatry office space designed by Doug Mummaw. He was grateful to see the patients in the space and is grateful for the opportunity.
  • Mike Gora had a Rotary Moment when he saw an advertisement for Opal Hotel Chain.  He made a phone call and reached Ocean Properties who donated a three day two night ocean front property stay for OPAL 2015! 
  • Craig Davis just returned from a five week stay in Asia where unbeknownst to him, he had broken his foot.  Thanks to Doc Frisch who provided medical care upon his return.
  • Debbie Davis has volunteered to be our Team Captain for the first 5K Run/Walk Race on November 8th. $20.00 to sign up and a request to raise $80.00 per entrant. Proceeds go to S&S Children's Village (12 homes that house 75 kids).  Details to follow.

 

ROTARIANS AT WORK - PREPARING MEAT AT BOCA HELPING HANDS

 

Opportunities to Serve AND HAVE FUN!

 

IT'S SUMMER TIME...

CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS AND DRESSER DRAWERS FOR THE AUGUST 30th CLOTHING DRIVE

    

                         
Roger Flanagan won the draw for the 50/50 Chance but did not pick the King of Clubs card - the kitty lives on for another week.

         
     COMING UP:

  • August 13, 2014   Jerry Fedele
  • August 20, 2014   Bill Mitchell
  • August 27, 2014   Daniel Saucier - Miami Marlins Inside Sales
  • August 31, 2014   Family Picnic at Sugar Sand Park
  • September 3, 2014  Marc Hurwitz
  • September 10, 2014  Club Assembly
  • September 17, 2014 Bob Buruchian - Craft Talk
  • September 24, 2014  Tali Raphaely
  •   For more information, please visit our website at www.rotaryclubbocaraton.com W
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