Next Meeting & Other Stories
Surprise!  Surprise!  We await the next meeting to discover the speaker and topic.  Come early for socializing, dinner shortly after 6 pm, speaker or program revealed shortly before 7 pm.
FAU HS Rotary Scholar for January 2019
During our meeting Monday January 7, 2019 we honored Alex Eubanks our Florida Atlantic University High School Rotary Scholar for the Month of January. He was selected by the FAU High School staff in recognition of character, ethics, morality, community service, and academic achievement. 
Alex is concurrently completing his FAU HS program while studying coursework that intersects business and culture, which has already earned him a position on the University President's List with a GPA of 4.0.  He expects to graduate FAU HS in spring 2019 and earn a degree in Business with focus on Music Business in fall 2019.
As Alex accepted this recognition, he began with special thanks to our Rotary club, as well as Rotary International, for the great example of service to community and especially for the recognition and honor provided as a FAU HS Rotary Scholar.  He also thanked FAU and FAU HS for the exceptional program offering "innumerable opportunities for academic exploration, personal growth and success."
Highlighting some of his studies, Alex mentioned courses in astronomy, linguistics and the future of universe as the broad academic exploration he has experienced.  He also told us about his experience as an entrepreneur during a recent summer in Michigan.  He made T-shirts appropriate for the area and sold them through the local stores earning enough to permit giving 10% of profits to charity while meeting his objectives for the enterprise.
Alex recognizes the value of business and professions as a service to community, and highlighted how he hopes to be able to someday own a business that serves his community.  This year he will begin serving the FAU Mentorship Project responsible for mentoring FAU freshmen.
Parents John and Katherine Eubanks accompanied Alex for the recognition event.  Additionally, our Honorary Member Robin Barkes, FAU HS Interact Advisor, and Christine Rich, FAU HS Assistant Principal were present on behalf of FAU HS to honor Alex as the FAU HS Rotary Scholar for January 2019.  Scholar Chair Sam Khazem introduced Alex and cited some of his accomplishments; and club President Ana Londono presented the Certificate of honor.
2018-19 Dictionary Distribution
Rotary Boca Raton Sunset has begun the 2018 Dictionary Distribution project providing dictionaries for 3rd grade students of Advent Schools, A D Henderson Elementary School, Verde Elementary School, and Calusa Elementary School. 
This year the project includes an essay contest: 100-250 words to express "what inspires you."  Five "best essays" for each school will be selected by members of Rotary Boca Raton Sunset to attend a picnic celebration at South County Park, and one for each school will be selected from those five to receive a Kindle e-reader. 
The picnic celebration also will include Rotary Boca Raton Sunrise and Rotary Boca Raton West Clubs with selected students from their schools attending the celebration and one from each school receiving an e-reader as well.  The celebration will occur February 9, 2019.
Events Jan-Jun 2019

Nearing Activities & Events

December 1, 2018 through February 9, 2019: Essay Contest as part of Dictionary Project, December distribution, Essay Contest February 9th. Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunset, Rotary Club of  Boca Raton Sunrise and Rotary Club Of Boca Raton West.
Immediate Past President Lee's Thought for the Week
January 7, 2019: "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education." - attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr.
2018-19 Speaker Schedule
an 14  Surprise! Vocational Service, Rotaract Development
Jan 21  No Meeting - Martin Luther King Day
Jan 28  Michelle Parlo - Stem Cell Therapy
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