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Stay alert, Lee will continue scheduling schools for dictionary distribution during April and May, please contact Lee and let him know when you can help. 
 
 
 
May 2 Steve Laine (Joseph Riopel)
May 9 Bernard Featherman
May 16 Larry Landis (Fred Steinberg)
May 23 Ron LeBright
 
Jun 6 Steve Laine - RI Convention Review
Jun 13 Ana Londono
 
 
 
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Boca Raton Sunset

Service Above Self

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, 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
At our next meeting May 2, 2016 Michael Sabbag will suggest ways to help create great places to work.  Michael is a leading author, advisor, executive, and coach on human capital and organizational performance.  He is the President of Partners4Performance, which he started to help create great places to work.  Michael's specialty is improving organizational culture, coaching, leadership development, performance improvement, transforming HR, and speaking.  He has over 29 years of experience, has consulted to hundreds of organizations, and has worked within organizations at the executive level.  He received a B.S. in Psychology from Florida State University and an M.A. in Industrial Psychology from University of the Pacific.  Additionally, he is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
 

 
During our meeting April 25, 2016, Travis Thomas, the Founder of Live Yes, And Podcast, shared his interactive and inspiring message of purpose, authenticity, and collaboration.  For over 15 years, Travis has performed as an improvisational comedian and corporate training specialist. His coaching practice combines the principles of improvisation and personal performance to help individuals and organizations live with more purpose and authenticity.
 
He recently served as a Leadership Specialist at IMG Academy in Florida working with elite athletes from around the world.  This past year Travis created The Live Yes, And Podcast (www.liveyesand.com) as well as publishing his first book, “3 Words for Getting Unstuck: Live Yes, And!”
 
 
While visiting our club 4/25/2016, District 6930 Governor Elect Eric Gordon took the opportunity to encourage everyone to attend the District 6930 Conference June 24-26, 2016 at Hutchinson Island Marriott Resort.  Nice to have you visit Eric.
 

 
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: