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April 2020 FAU HS Scholar Paloma Rossano
During our club zoom meeting Monday, 5/18/2020, we will honor Paloma Rossano, our Florida Atlantic University High School 2019-20 Rotary Scholar 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. 
 
Rotary members wishing to join our zoom meeting may contact the club, club secretary, or bulletin editor for zoom meeting information.
5-11-2020 Meeting Speaker Gabrielle Bush
Gabrielle spoke to our club during a zoom meeting May 11, 2020 at 6 pm. As expected she told us about the G.B.3 Literati project she and her sisters have begun in their community.  G.B.3 Literati, a family literacy team, seeks to instill hope in students by helping them to increase math proficiency and to raise their math grades by at least one letter grade within a tutorial period.  This team of sisters, famous for earning their Masters degrees prior to the age of 20, also seek to help students who have not acquired the adequate math skills for HS graduation to obtain their diploma.  
 
Gabrielle told us how this project is especially valuable to underprivileged students who may be lagging behind in their math at school or struggling to achieve HS graduation.  The project includes a free Saturday camp like experience for each week for three hours in the morning.  Often up to 50 students may be taking advantage of this project.  During these group sessions, the GB sisters work with about ten students each and provide personal assistance, drills and evaluations to help determine whether additional personal tutoring is required.
 
The personal tutoring is offered at a very reasonable rate and they work with parents to provide reasonable payment plans. Gabrielle told us about several success stories helping students overcome learning disabilities, helping students achieve HS graduation, and helping students qualify and achieve concurrent college degree credits while still in high school.  They have been volunteering much of their time during the four years of operation help serve their community.  But Gabrielle explained that there is a need to obtain facilities and equipment to keep the project going in southern Broward County.  More information about the tutoring program at https://www.gb3tutoring.org/the-program.  
 
Gabrielle created some enthusiastic support in our club and we decided to begin providing some financial support.  We also wondered whether they might help develop a similar project in the Palm Beach County area.  We thanked Gabrielle for providing the information about the project and for continuing to serve her community in southern Broward County.
 
Gabrielle Bush was selected FAU HS Rotary Scholar of the Year during the first year of our FAU HS Rotary Scholar project. She has a Master's in Public Administration, is currently a St Thomas University Law Student, and dreams of becoming Secretary of Health. 
Regular Meeting Cancellations
FAU HS Scholar Gala and Regular Weekly Club Meetings Cancelled through June 30.
 
Club Assembly meetings will occur every other week using zoom for video conferencing beginning at 6 pm May 11, 2020.  Any Rotary members wishing to join one of our zoom Club Assemblies may use our website to email request to club Executive Secretary using "TO EMAIL" button or by using the About Our Club drop down menu Officers & Directors selection and making email request to club Secretary; please include the name of your home club when making the request.
 
Club President will consult with fellow officers to monitor the situation and determine how to resume regular weekly club meetings.
 
The City of Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer has issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” emergency order for everyone living within City limits beginning Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 12:01 AM. Please do your part. Slow the spread. Stay safe and stay home.  Beginning Wednesday April 29, some relaxation of this policy is occurring, refer to links below for current information.   
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing non-medical masks and face coverings when out in public as an additional effort to slow the spread of the corona virus. According to their website, the CDC is advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure. 
 
The Palm Beach County Administrator has issued an emergency order as follows:
 
"All persons working in, patronizing, or otherwise physically present in grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, construction sites, public transit vehicles, vehicles for hire, and locations where social distancing measures are not possible should wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC. 
 
All other persons physically present in any public place in Palm Beach County are strongly urged to wear facial coverings as defined by the CDC."
 
Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer has ordered: 
 
"Every person working, living, visiting, or doing business in the City of Boca Raton is encouraged to wear a cloth facial covering consistent with the current CDC guidelines while in any public place.
 
All people should avoid the utilization of surgical masks or N95 rated masks as those are critical supplies for health care workers, police, fire, emergency management, or other persons engaged in life and safety activities."
 
Rotary District 6930 has cancelled events, such as RLI, until further notice.  Additionally we regret to announce that the Rotary International Convention, scheduled for 6-10 June 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, has been canceled due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19. 
 
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
May 18, 2020 6:00 PM
FAU HS Rotary Scholar for April 2020
May 25, 2020
Memorial Day
Past Speakers
May 11, 2020
Apr 30, 2020
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Zoom Club Assembly
May 18, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 
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