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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Rotary Boca Raton Sunset, PO Box 810427, Boca Raton, FL 33481-0427
Rich Pollack, a communications veteran with more than 25 years of journalism and public relations experience, is president of Pollack Communications, a small writing, editing and publications firm based in Delray Beach. Since he and his wife, Carol Csomay, started their business in 2001, Rich has handled writing assignments for several South Florida companies and has written for a wide array of publications including magazines and newspapers.
Pollack Communications recognizes the importance of supporting the community with financial contributions as well as volunteer efforts. Since its inception, Pollack Communications has been committed to contributing a minimum of 10 percent of its annual profits to non-profit organizations. On the volunteer side, the firm currently is assisting with communications for Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida, formerly Horses and the Handicapped. Additionally, during a recent cruise to Dominican Republic Rich and Carol had an opportunity to volunteer and plans to share some of that experience.
For our meeting July 25, 2016, Sue Meister introduced our own member Julius Jackson to tell us about his efforts to help develop racial harmony in North America and southern Africa through business ventures. Julius is a co-founder of Ryan Millennium Group, Inc., established in November 2014 to help bring about racial harmony in North America and Africa through multiple economic strategies. He is also Chairman of Millennium Group Worldwide, Inc., which is a for-profit enterprise that focuses on creating mentor-protégé relationships between the disadvantaged in Africa or Caribbean communities and businesses which have developed transferable skills and business development strategies.
Ryan Millennium has created a relationship with People Helping Each Other, Inc., (PHEO) a 501-C-3, www.pheoglobal.org, as an additional economic development tool. Mr. Jackson, also president of the PHEO, was the keynote speaker at the Congregation B’nai Israel/Ebenezer Baptist Inter-faith service, celebrating thirty-one years of their joint efforts to improve race relations. That led to persuading the board of PHEO to launch Interfaith Americans for America, to build a coalition of congregations to focus on economic development activities, using free market tools. Sequences exchanging skills and assets ultimately led to combining inter-racial talents that focus on common interests forming business ventures beneficial to racial harmony in the community.
In developed countries, water is still taken for granted. In the United States, we each use about 100 gallons per day - showering, drinking, and watering lawns. We may turn on the tap and not even be aware of possibly wasting it. In Africa, the average usage is about 5 gallons of water per day, and many people don't even have that, and it's often contaminated. As written in the Rotarian May 14, 2014, Brad Weber has seen Rotary building capacity and strategies around water. Water & Sanitation Rotary Action Group (WASRAG) has projects that work with local people, using appropriate technologies that build sustainability. Because Rotarians are influential, they raise attention to problems as they help mitigate the issues. Rotarians also focus where the need is greatest, often among the poorest of the poor.
Guest of Sue Meister, Elaine Zimmerman is Jewish National Fund’s Israel Advocacy and Education Chair for the South Palm Beach area. We hope to see you again soon, Elaine.
Rallied by Rotary Boca Raton Sunset PAL project chair Russ Buck, Rotary Boca Raton Sunset and sponsored FAU HS Interact members expect to serve breakfast for runners after they completed the 5K run and the half marathon run. Sponsors are needed and club members will be seeking repeats and new ones.