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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
United States
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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, and 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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During our weekly meeting Monday, 12/5/2016, we will honor Maximilian Rabil, 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. 
 
Currently, Maximilian is President of the FAU HS Model UN Club, a member of the FAU HS Swim Team, and a Laboratory Volunteer at Debbie Rand Memorial Service League of Boca Raton Regional Hospital.  We hope to hear more about his experiences and accomplishments.
During our meeting Monday, November 28, 2016 Wes Beach, LMT, CBIT, the owner and operator of the Learning Improvement Center in Boca Raton talked to our club about how learning disabilities affect people at home, school and work.  Wes has done intensive studies in the brain, anatomy and physiology.  His passion is helping adults and children change their lives, making it easier for them to learn and feel good about themselves.  Wes, will share with us a natural solution for ADD, ADHD, dyslexia and other learning disabilities.  Wes, shared with us a natural solution for ADD, ADHD, dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
 
In describing what he seemed to indicate as data leakage in the brain, Wes used a simple analogy of a bucket with a hole in it.  Describing a problem he once had that may have been related to an auto accident during his early childhood, he indicated that some data taken into his brain would be retained but other types would slip through as though there was a hole in his "bucket."  This experience, years of wonderment, and further study brought him to his current occupation and treatment methodology. 
 
Wes uses an acupressure methodology to assess and determine appropriate treatment for brain function problems.  His initial assessment is accomplished with a test process that takes about 20 minutes.  The test and assessment involves muscle testing, review of balance, coordination, and often a math test and reading comprehension test.  He uses this assessment methodology to provide an initial analysis, determine treatment, and ultimately to evaluate treatment success.
 
Wes describes his methodology as Brain Integration Technique (BIT) ...
We were honored that Sue Meister brought her dad Andrew D'Angelo as a guest for our meeting Monday November 28, 2016.  Andrew lives in Vero Beach as a retired business owner.  Nice to have you visit us Andrew.
Howard Lincoln visited us again for our meeting November 28, 2016.  As a past member Howard has expressed interest in re-instatement as an active member.  Great to see you again Howard.
The Footlighters Club will honor Highland Beach Mayor Bernard Featherman with their Florida Mayor of the Year Award, at its annual Christmas/Chanukah luncheon. The event will be held at the Miami Shores Country Club, Miami Shores, Florida, on Sunday December 18 at 11:30am.  For more information, call 305-651-3823.
 
Featherman has been Mayor of Highland Beach for the past 5 years. He presently serves as Chair of a Sub-Committee of the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission; the Legislative Policy Committee of the Florida League of Cities; Parliamentarian - Highland Beach Coastal Democratic Club; Biddeford Maine Channel 3 TV - Host of "Business Today;" Past President - Boca Raton Rotary Sunset Club; Past National! President- Association of Steel Distributors (U.S. & Canada); Past Chair of the 6 New England States for the US Small Business Administration Regulatory Advisory Board, Washington, DC: Board of Directors - American Red Cross of Maine, March of Dimes of Philadelphia; Mental Health and Mental Retardation Board Chair in Philadelphia and numerous charitable, educational and civic boards. He is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America.
During our weekly meeting Monday, 11/7/2016, we honored Nadia Sial, our Florida Atlantic University High School Rotary Scholar of the Month for November.  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. 
 
Nadia is concurrently working toward her high school diploma from FAU HS, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from FAU expecting to complete both in summer of 2017.  Following graduation, she hopes to gain acceptance in the FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.
 
Among community services, Nadia has served classmates as a tutor for Biology, General Chemistry I and II, Biological Bases of Behavior, Experimental Design and Statistical Inference, and General Psychology; served neighborhood community with FAU High School, Whitehall Nursing and Rehabilitation, and Tri-County Humane Society, and Relay for Life; and served an FAU Professor as a General Chemistry I Teaching Assistant.  Additionally ...
 
 
 
During our weekly meeting Monday, 10/10/2016, we honored Sarah Palumbo, our Florida Atlantic University High School Rotary Scholar of the Month for October.  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. 
 
Sarah expects to receive her high school diploma from FAU HS in May of 2017, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from FAU in August 2017.  Following graduation, she plans to enroll in a graduate school program completing her Master’s Degree prior to starting medical school in the fall of 2018.
 
In 2015, Sarah was honored by the Florida House of Representatives in Recognition for Volunteerism.  Additionally, Sarah was recently named a National Merit Semifinalist, Semifinalists are designated on a state representational basis and represent the top 0.5% percent of the state’s senior students.
 
Responding to the FAU HS Rotary Scholar for October honor, Sarah told us: " Some of the most amazing experiences I have had in high school involve the academic teams that I am on.  Science Olympiad has allowed me to pursue my love of science
with other people my age with similar interests.  In Academic Games, I have been the team captain at FAU High for 3 years now, and as of now I have been on two National teams representing Florida.  I have won two Individual National Championships in World Events as well as multiple team titles, but this is not the most important part of Academic Games.  Through this, I have learned how to lead and be part of a team.  These are important skills to any field, especially medicine and my career for the future."  Continuing ...
 
During our weekly meeting Monday, 9/12/2016, we honored Jonathan Chin-Cheong, 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. 
 
Jonathan told us briefly about his academic achievements; community service; leadership experiences in school and in the community; and a few challenges and obstacles he had to overcome as an exceptional student and teaching assistant for Introduction to Biology at FAU.
 
Achieving high scholastic honors such as top STEM student among Sunshine State Scholars of Florida, is merely a part of Jonathan's character; he shares his talent comfortably with community and fellow students as well.  Currently, Jonathan teaches two introduction to biology classes at FAU filled with 48 college students.  Teaching college students seems a very impressive accomplishment and demonstrates his academic prowess and school community responsibility as well as his maturity and self-confidence as a dual-enrolled FAU and FAU HS student who will graduate FAU HS in spring of 2017.
 
During the past summer as a teen age volunteer (TAV) at Boca Raton Regional Hospital he was selected for the TAV Spotlight for July/August in the Debbie Rand Memorial Service League monthly newsletter.  Presenting the FAU HS Rotary Scholar of the Month award certificate, President Mathieu and Youth Services Chairman Phil recognized Jonathan's achievement and community contribution.
 
President Mathieu instituted a new honor to recognize Joseph Riopel in his amazing start as our most recent member.  Joseph has jumped right in to take responsibility for our weekly speakers, filling the schedule through the end of the year and into the next.  He has also helped with the effort to recruit and organize a Rotaract club at Lynn University.  Additionally, Joseph has begun working with our Membership chair Charlie to identify potential members and include their introduction to the club by engaging them as a speaker.  Congratulations Joseph!  Good job and great service to our club and community.