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Boca Raton Sunset

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We meet Mondays at 6:00 PM
The Griddle Restaurant
475 NE Spanish River Blvd
Boca Raton, FL  33431
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunset
We are a small friendly dinner club with strong Rotary Foundation support.  Our membership includes three past district governors and special enthusiasm for youth and literacy service.  We distribute dictionaries to six local elementary schools, bring Josh the Otter with a swim safety program to three pre-K schools, honor a Rotary Scholar each month for the high school hosting our Interact club. 
 
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
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Next Meeting & Other Stories
If you missed the RSVP cutoff but hope to attend our next meeting Monday 6/27/2016, please make your plea to Treasurer Lou Stern because it is our invitation only Officer Installation Banquet at La Cigale in Delray Beach.  If you expected an invitation and did not receive one, please make your plea to President Elect Mathieu Daquin by clicking on Mathieu's name and sending him an email with request for invitation.
 
If you have reserved and want extra social time, if you just want to drop by and socialize, or if you want to get makeup credit, please show up at La Cigale Mediterranean Restaurant, 253 SE 5th Avenue, Delray Beach at 5:30 pm for cash bar happy hour and request makeup credit from Secretary Jerry Leitherer.  Reservation only Dinner and meeting begins at 6 pm.
 
 
At our meeting Monday June 20, 2016 PDG Phil Lustig shared more experiences at the 2016 RI Convention in Seoul, Korea.  Phil had quite a few Zone level responsibilities including working booths at the House of Friendship so he shared some of those experiences.  
 
Then he encouraged everyone to make an effort to experience at least one RI convention, especially the one next year because it will be so close in Atlanta, GA.  Several of our members present who had previously attended a convention added their encouragement with additional stories of special value experienced at an RI convention.
 
Phil concluded his presentation with a video of RI President Ravi's farewell address at the convention, which included comments such as:
 
 
 
 
When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and the Nature's God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.  WE ...
 
... therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the Rectitude of our Intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly Publish  and Declare That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States; that ...
 
... we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
 
 
Our meeting April 18, 2016 was the FAU HS Rotary Gala conducted at Bogart's.  Hon Dr Steve Perman was our MC and he maintained a crisp and indeed honorable celebration for our Rotary Scholars.  Dr Steve introduced the other Steve, PDG Steve Laine who led us with the invocation, then Dr Steve continued with the Pledge of Allegiance and our Club Affirmation.  Then we all enjoyed a buffet dinner. 
 
Following dinner, Pres Beverly Brown acknowledged the Rotary Scholar project founder Mathieu Daquin and key partners David Kelly, Director FAU High School and PDG Phil Lustig who reviewed the history of the project now in its third year.  Then Mathieu introduced each monthly sponsor, who introduced awarded the check to the respective Rotary Scholar.
 
 
The FAU HS Rotary Scholars and sponsors included: September - Jessica Brandwein, sponsor Beverly Brown; October - Devin Weinberg, sponsor Susan Meister (Bernard Featherman representing); November - Mahalia Sanon, sponsor Jerry & Beverley Leitherer; December - Janet Weinthal, sponsor Howard Lincoln; January - Benjamin Coleman, sponsor John & Maxine Ross; February - Samantha Lloyd, sponsor Ana Londono; March - Loren Barcenes, sponsor Ravi Goolcharan; and April - Connor P Bradley, sponsors PDG Charles Bromberg and Naheed Kahn.
 
After awards were presented, Rotary Scholars Connor Bradley, Samantha Lloyd and Mahalia Sanon provided testimonies about the wonderful opportunities they have had to learn and grow with guidance and encouragement of the FAU HS staff and university environment.  Finally, Dr Joel Herbst, FAU College of Education offered highlights about each student and provided inspirational thoughts for their continuing studies and careers.
 
 
At our meeting April 4, 2016 we honored Connor Bradley, our FAU HS Rotary Scholar of the Month for April.  The FAU HS Rotary Scholar of the Month is selected by the FAU HS staff in recognition of character, ethics, morality, community service, and academic achievement.  Connor told us about some of his accomplishments and goals, which included basketball and robotics experiences.
 
 
 
At our meeting March 14, 2016,we honored Loren Barcenas as our Florida Atlantic University High School Rotary Scholar for the Month of March.  She was selected by the FAU High School staff in recognition of character, ethics, morality, community service, and academic achievement.  Loren told us about her recent research in fingerprint and facial recognition, she also  told of her service experiences in Colombia.
 
 
Introducing Ms. Samantha Lloyd, Florida Atlantic University High School Rotary Scholar for the month of February. Officially recognized at our meeting Monday, February 4, 2016, she was selected by the FAU High School staff in recognition of character, ethics, morality, community service, and academic achievement.  Samantha told us that she aspires to begin her career as an English teacher.
 
 
 
 
 

Introducing Benjamin Coleman, Florida Atlantic University High School Rotary Scholar for the month of January.  He was officially recognized at our meeting Monday, January 11, 2015.  He was selected by the FAU High School staff in recognition of character, ethics, morality, community service, and academic achievement. 

 
 
 
Introducing Ms. Janet Weinthal, Florida Atlantic University High School Rotary Scholar for the month of December. She was officially recognized at our meeting Monday, December 7, 2015. She was selected by the FAU High School staff in recognition of character, ethics, morality, community service, and academic achievement.  We could easily tell why the staff chose her when Janet told us she has "chosen to squeeze the very most out of my life and always fight to achieve my full potential."
 
 
 
 
At our last meeting,we honored Mahalia Sanon our Florida Atlantic University High School Rotary Scholar for the Month of November.  She was selected by the FAU High School staff in recognition of character, ethics, morality, community service, and academic achievement.  Mahalia told us about her accomplishments and her future goals, which were quite impressive.
 
 
 
At our previous meeting October 5, 2015 we honored Devin Weinberg, our FAU HS Rotary Scholar of the Month for October.  The FAU HS Rotary Scholar of the Month is selected by the FAU HS staff in recognition of character, ethics, morality, community service, and academic achievement.
 
 
 
During our rescheduled weekly meeting Tuesday, 9/8/2015, we honored Jessica Brandwein, our Florida Atlantic University High School Rotary Scholar of the Month for September.  The FAU High School Rotary Scholar of the Month is selected by the FAU HS staff in recognition of character, ethics, morality, community service, and academic achievement. 
 
 
 
 
Rotary  Boca Raton Sunset loves Josh the Otter. On Tuesday October 6 and Wednesday October 7 our members and the trusty Otter visited classrooms at Advent Early Childhood School.  We read the story, played and sang the song, danced with Josh, and gave each child the book and DVD to keep and bring home to their families.  And then the best thing happens:  Ana Londono helps her mother Rubi Khouri don the otter costume and ...
 
 
We were unable to complete elections at our last meeting of 2015, hence the current board authorized by the constitution to fill vacancies by appointment has met via email to appoint the following officers, and the incoming President Mathieu has provided initial committee assignments as follows: