ROTARY CLUB OF BOCA RATON
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 2014
The meeting was called to order by Club President Mike Gora with visiting Rotarian J. Neil Haynie and Ken Samu.
Bill Allen gave a humble and thought provoking prayer and lead the Pledge to Allegiance
Jeffrey Hecht Nov 01
Mariana Oprea Nov 14
Danila Richards Nov 16
Pia Giannone Scheer Nov 24
Patricia McCarthy Nov 28
Robert and Ali Sclafani 31 years
Spencer and Dara Siegel 9 years
Mark and Shelly DePalmer 11 years
Richard and Lynda Zimmer 46 years
Date Joined Rotary
Dennis Frisch 30 years
David Jackson 25 years
Spencer Siegel 10 years
Juan Montalvo 2 years
David Parker 2 years
Marilyn Perry 2 years
Robert Sclafani 2 years
Mike Yaghy 2 years
Bill Riddick 6 years
Myron Yudkin 58 years
David Silvers 1 Year
Happy Dollars and Rotary Moments
- Doug Mummaw requested that the members reach into their network of business associates, friends and families for OPAL auction items and seat tickets. Live and silent auction items are needed; nothing is too small as it can be bundled. Build tables of ten.
- Guest of Spencer Siegel, Alan Schnall with Superior Plumbing and Air, donated a new top-of-the line toilet including installation, a $1500.00 value for OPAL!
- Spencer Siegel gave an update on the plans for a Rotary Park at the Spanish River Library and a monument to be placed at Plam Beach State College.
- Ken Davis is very excited that the Nassau Rotary Club is joining hands to help with the installation of hurricane windows and doors at the Cat Island Orphanage in the Bahamas and the opportunity for some of us to make the trip over to lend a hand! AN AWESOME GOAL BEING REACHED!!!
- Communication with Bill Allen can be made via his wife's email address email@example.com as he deals with a computer crash.
- Robert Sclafani returns with the wonderful news that he walked his Daughter Sofia down the isle!
- David Silvers joins us from the Campaign trail and is looking forward to election day.
- Doug Mummaw celebrates his Daughter Demi's interview with Nike and hopes for the best results for all concerned. He is grateful for his Rotarian friends and wishes Bill Allen the very best as he embraces the reality of facing lung cancer. WE LOVE YOU BILL.
- David Parker is recuperating from his second successful bionic shoulder surgery :-)
- Rachel Huerta is happy to be settling into their new home in Boca Raton - no more commuting from Davie!
- Julie Vianale invited anyone interested to attend the Rotary Fund Board meeting hosted by Gary Hildebrand, at his home, on Thursday night.
- Bob Buruchian is celebrating his twenty-fifth wedding Anniversary and is excited about booking their Caribbean Cruise with credit card points!
- Nicole Richards thanked the two Art's (Art Condill and Art Polacheck) who always make the monthly Community Closet clothing drive look like shopping at Nordstrom's! The take some/give back program created a donation of infant clothing that helped a needy Mom with two new twins with all the girls clothing they needed :-)
- Yaacov Heller shared a touching story about honoring his dear Father who passed away when he was twenty-two years old. His Gallery 22 is named in his memory. He is grateful to Doug Mummaw for the City giving unanimous approval for a Sculpture Garden at Royal Palm Place!
- Gary Hildebrand brought the sad news that Boca Helping Hands is in dire need of canned food for the weekly backpack program for keeps to take home on Fridays to feed themselves over the weekend. Please help...
- Neil Saffer announced a "Cars Under the Stars" fundraising event on November 22. With a $50.00 donation the Boca Heloing Hands or the SOS Children's Village Run/Walk event on November 8th he will give you a ticket to the fundraiser.
- Mike Gora asked for a Club vote on having the Holiday Party aboard the Anticipation III yacht at $60.00 per person. The response was a resounding yes by the members. Danila Richards to move forward to determine our options.
- Bob Buruchian has created a brand new OPAL website! http://opalawards.com/
Guest Speaker Steve Bayer - American Red Cross
“Hope in the Wake of Disaster through the Eyes of a Red Cross Volunteer”
Steve Bayer has been a volunteer for the American Red Cross for 17 years. He has been deployed to over 40 disasters including wildfires in Colorado, Super Storm Sandy, tornadoes in Alabama, hurricanes in Florida, and the attacks on September 11th. He is an Advanced Public Affairs Officer who has spoken with many news outlets over the years and has helped people find hope and comfort in the face of disaster. Steve frequently speaks to audiences about his experiences and valuable lessons he has learned helping others.
How We Help
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas:
The Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet. Although the Red Cross is not a government agency, it is an essential part of the response when disaster strikes. We work in partnership with other agencies and organizations that provide services to disaster victims.
Supporting America’s Military Families
The Red Cross helps military members, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to the challenges of military service. Emergency communications, training, support to wounded warriors and veterans, and access to community resources help an average of 150,000 military families and veterans annually.
Your donations of blood are what make the American Red Cross the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S. Each year, nearly 4 million people donate blood through the Red Cross, helping to provide more than 40% of America’s blood supply.
Health and Safety Services
The Red Cross is the nation’s leading provider of health and safety courses, such as CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard training. Each year, more than 9 million Americans participate in our training programs, including first responders, educators, babysitters, and people who want to be prepared to help others in an emergency.
The American Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian network with 13 million volunteers in 187 countries. Working together, we help respond to disasters, build safer communities, and teach the rules of war. Each year, we reach an average of more than 100 million people across the globe.
What is Hand Only CPR?
With the Hands Only CPR technique, you only use your hands, no mouth-to-mouth contact is involved. This technique provides an high-energy activity that makes everyone in your workplace and community safer.
Host training on-site or off-site for as little as 30 minutes.
BASKET BRIGADE IS WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 12th!!!! Our GOAL is 2
8 27 baskets...
UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS!
FALL IS UPON US
CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS AND DRESSER DRAWERS FOR THE NOVEMBER 29th CLOTHING DRIVE
Ken Samu and Claudia DuBois drew for the Chance to Win King of Clubs but did not win the $650.00! The pot lives on for another week!
- November 12, 2014 Danila Richards - Craft Talk / BLOOD DRIVE
- November 19, 2014 Tali
- November 26, 2014 NO MEETING DUE TO THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
NEW INTERNET ACCESS LINKS
On the Internet: http://opalawards.com
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