Next Meeting & Other Stories
9-30-2019 No Meeting - Rosh Hashanah
No meeting September 30, 2019. 
With respect, we honor Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
Remembering the beginning, let's hope for a new year of peace, prosperity, and blessing.
Elder Law and More: Barry Siegel
At our meeting September 23, 2019, Past President of Rotary Boca Raton Sunset Barry D. Siegel spoke about elder law and more.  Barry has in-depth knowledge of elder Law, including how to protect your assets by qualifying for Medicaid and Veterans’ Benefits. 
Barry began by telling us about some of the mistakes that are often made when preparing a personal estate plan for elder years, such as failing to fund a trust set up to pass estate elements without requiring probate. He also told us about some of the requirements to qualify for Medicaid if that need arises during elder years.  Some of the appropriate elder law considerations can be very important during estate planning to optimize family asset protection and income streams when experiences the unexpected situations in life.
Sharing a personal experience, Barry emphasized why it's important to plan for the unexpected.  Most of us don't expect situations we hear about to occur in our life, but surprises happen.  Such an event took away important physical capabilities for Barry, which interrupted his ability to perform normal tasks, fortunately a temporary incapacity, but nevertheless a wake up for him bringing his focus onto elder law.   He went on to tell us about simple and straightforward actions that can be taken to protect assets and optimize income for a variety of unexpected situations; also recognizing the importance of understanding the laws that help, especially elder law.  During his presentation and the following Q&A, it became clear that Barry can help you take action now to protect your business from creditors and lawsuits as well as plan for your business’s future – and yours, even those surprises we think only happen to someone else.
Barry has authored or co-authored many articles on Estate Planning and Asset Protection strategies, including The Book of Estate Planning Strategies. He is a columnist for the Boca Raton Tribune, and he has been quoted in the South Florida Business Journal, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He’s been a guest on numerous television and radio shows; and he is currently writing a book on International Asset Protection.
Barry also frequently lectures at many organizations and private functions; and he has served as an Adjunct Professor for the Legal Studies Program at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. He has traveled extensively teaching Estate Planning and Asset Protection to CPAs, Financial Advisors, Insurance Agents and Trust Officers. Barry has also been a featured speaker on Estate Planning and Asset Protection Issues from a global perspective at the prestigious Global Wealth Summit held in Nassau, Bahamas.
9-23-2019 Visitors and Guests
Dr Allen Konis, dentist and member of Rotary Downtown Boca Raton visited us September 23, 2019.  While visiting, Allen invited our club to join in the fun and funding of Pins for Polio, an event to raise money for the RI Polio Plus project driving to end polio throughout the world.  Pins for Polio is an afternoon of bowling October 13 at Strikes in Boca Raton.  John Ross agreed to organize a team from our club to participate in the fun and funding.   Nice to see you again Allen, we always enjoy your visit and hope to see you again soon.
Rotary Delray Beach President Judy Mollica accompanied by District 6930 Council of Governors President Betsy Owen also visited our club.  Judy and Betsy invited us to join them in early recognition of Polio Day at their club meeting Monday, October 14, 2019 7 pm.  Noting the "Plus" in the RI Polio Plus drive, there will be guest speakers to talk about the Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust (CART) program.  Our club is not meeting 10/14/2019 in recognition of Columbus Day national holiday, however some of our members may wish to join the Delray Beach club for this event and share some of their coins for the Alzheimer Research fund.  Thanks for the invitation and we enjoyed your visit and hope you'll visit again.
Sam Khazem introduced his guest Adel Shubber, Engineer, who came from Bothell, Washington for a few days.  Very nice to meet you Adel and we hope you'll come again when you're here to visit Sam.
Rotary Boca Raton Sunset President Elect Fred Licata introduced us to Kimi Kadota, a SunTrust client a Fred's guest for the evening.  We hope you enjoyed our very informative program on Elder Law, Kimi.  We're pleased to meet you and hope you'll come again with Fred.
We were also pleased to see Jim Mui, Financial Advisor, again as Dan Singh's guest and now prospective member.  Jim is President of JKM Wealth Management and a CFP graduate of Adelphi University.  We're pleased to see you again, Jim, and enjoying getting to know you better.  We look forward to seeing you more often.
World Day of Peace Celebration with FAU 9-21-2019
Past District 6930 Governor Steve Laine led our club in a plan to celebrate the International Day of Peace with Florida Atlantic University Saturday afternoon September 21, 2019.  The FAU celebration was organized and produced by Professor Douglas McGetchin, Interim Executive Director, FAU Peace Justice and Human Rights (PJHR) Initiative, his staff and supporting services.
In preparation for Peace Day, Mayor Scott Singer stopped in to provide our club a special proclamation on behalf of the City of Boca Raton.  The special proclamation recognized all of the six Rotary Clubs in Boca Raton for their contribution as leaders locally and globally in working towards peace throughout the world.  Click here and scroll down to see content of proclamation.   PDG Steve made sure this proclamation was shared at the FAU event.
The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.
The Peace Day Event was held on FAU Boca Raton campus and offered two sessions: a morning session  from 10:30 to 11:50 am including video streaming of the 2019 Merida, Mexico Nobel Peace Laureate Summit Plenary Session 6 "The Power of Law vs The Law of Power;" and the evening session from 4:30 - 8 pm including welcoming thoughts from Professor Douglas McGetchin as well as Rotary District 6930 Governor Donna Geiser, Dance portraying Nonviolence, and streaming connection with Merida, Yucatan, Mexico for the Awards and Final Declaration for 2019.  The dance was performed by Rhythms School of Dance (Bharatanatyam School).
2019-20 Events: Jul-Dec

Nearing Activities & Events

July 8-Nov 30: 2019 PAL Half Marathon:  Donations benefit Boca PAL and Rotary vocation awards.  Phase 2 began 9/1/19 to recruit donors for supplies, food, and drink for race day, weekly sign-up sheet at club meetings.  Race is scheduled for 11/30/19.  Phase 1 began June 10, 2019 to recruit sponsors for the race, we exceded goal, but additional sponsors or donations still sought.  Second Phase 1 milestone is 10/1/19 for website presence. 
October 13, 2019 Pins for Polio: Bowling team forming under leadership of John Ross.  Project organized and produced by Rotary Downtown Boca Raton.  Fund and Funding event occurs 2-4 pm at Stikes, Boca Raton.
October 14, 2019: Rotary Delray Beach meeting at 7 pm.  Rotary Boca Raton Sunset not meeting in recognition of national holiday for Columbus Day.  Also recognizing RI Polio Plus with CART project and speakers with focus on Alzheimer's Research.
October 21, 2019: Rotary Information Day will focus on providing Rotary People of Action stories and objectives as well as how Rotary Boca Raton Sunset is involved in community leadership.
October 24, 2019: Rotary International Polio Day observed at Rotary Boca Raton Sunrise, 7 am.
Past President Lee's Thought for the Week
09/23/2019: "There is nothing impossible to him who will try."  attributed to Alexander the Great
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