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Temporary Meeting Relocation 4-15-2019
For the month of April we will be meeting at the Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel in Boca Raton: 2000 Northwest 19th Street, Boca Raton, FL, 33431.  
 
Our host for the past several years, The Griddle, has closed temporarily for relocation. During the next few weeks, we will be reviewing our meeting location and plans for continuing permanent location. 
4-15-19 Contracts Part 1 - Michael Robert Flam
During our meeting Monday April 15, 2019 Michael Robert Flam, Attorney and Counselor at Law will demystify contracts in the first of a two part review.  Michael has 19 years experience as general counsel for a global manufacturer and as assistant counsel for a national real estate developer. 
 
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; a Juris Doctor from University of Toledo College of Law; and at Boston University Questrom School of Business - Executive Leadership Center, a Mini MBA for In-House Counsel, in conjunction with the Association of Corporate Counsel
4-8-2019 Club Assembly
Our meeting April 8, 2019 was a Club Assembly at the Renaissance Hotel, 2000 NW 19th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33431.  Our agenda included: Club stats, House Committee (relocation and meeting formats), Speaker/Program, and Events/Projects.
 
Secretary Jerry Leitherer reported that our current membership includes 22 active with two currently on leave of absence and four qualified as R85 attendees, plus 9 honorary.  Our reported attendance for the most recent month was 94.49%.
 
Following Board of Directors action, President Ana Londono has established a House committee with the following assignment: 
  • Conduct Club Survey
  • Review Location Options
  • Review Meeting Format Options
  • Review Meeting Schedule Options
  • Recommend Favored Option
  • Complete by 4/21
Committee members include: Chair Susan Meister, Steve Perman, Michael Flam, Jerry Leitherer, Joseph Mirrione, and Dan Singh.
 
The following Events were announced and attendance encouraged: FAU HS Scholar Gala May 13 6pm at Maggiano's Little Italy - chaired by Sam Khazem, and Officer Installation Dinner May 20 6pm at Farmer's Table - chaired by Susan Meister.
Rotary Guest 4-8-2019
Past President Mayor Bernard Featherman introduced his son Andrew Featherman, attorney, visiting from up north.  We hear Andrew may be considering relocation to sunny Florida.  Nice to have visit Andrew and we hope to see you more often!
Congratulations Paul Harris Fellow Michael Flam
Congratulations Michael Flam on becoming Paul Harris Fellow! 
 
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.  PDG Phil Lustig placed the Paul Harris pin on Michael's Rotary hat as President Ana Londono prepared to offer congratulations and express gratitude on behalf of the Rotary Foundation.
 
Rotary established the recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 
 
Early Paul Harris Fellows received a certificate of recognition. In 1969, the Foundation unveiled the first Paul Harris Fellow medallion at the Rotary Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Japanese metal artist Fiju Tsuda created the piece under the direction of former Foundation Trustee Kyozo Yuasa. Today, Paul Harris Fellows receive a certificate and pin. They are also eligible to buy a Paul Harris Fellow medallion.  Our club provides framing of the certificate with the medallion.
 
Many other notable figures have been named Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk. The number of Paul Harris Fellows reached the 1 million mark in 2006.  Welcome to the fellowship Michael!
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Events Jan-Jun 2019

Nearing Activities & Events

April 1-29: Temporary Relocation to Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel in Boca Raton, 2000 Northwest 19th Street, Boca Raton.
 
May 13: FAU HS Rotary Scholarships Gala will occur at Maggiano's Little Italy, 21090 Saint Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton.  Sam Khazem and his committee are establishing plans for the event.
 
May 20: Officer Installation Dinner will occur at Farmer's Table, 1901 N Military Trl, Boca Raton.  Sue Meister and her committee are establishing plans for the event.
 
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Immediate Past President Lee's Thought for the Week
April 8, 2019: "Ability is what you’re capable of doing.  Motivation determines what you do.  Attitude determines how well you do it."   - attributed to College Football Head Coach Lou Holtz.
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2018-19 Speaker Schedule
Apr 15  Michael Flam - Contracts 1
Apr 22  Michael Flam - Contracts 2
Apr 29  Club Structure and Operation - Jerry Leitherer
 
May  6   Club Assembly
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