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FAU HS Rotary Scholar for April 2019 Courtney Baer
During our meeting April 1, 2019, we will honor Courtney Baer as the Florida Atlantic University High School Rotary Scholar for April 2019.  The FAU High School Rotary Scholar of the Month is selected by the FAU HS staff in recognition of character, ethics, morality, community service, and academic achievement. 
 
Courtney expects to graduate FAU HS in May this year and continue study to complete a BS in Accounting with a minor in Criminal Justice.  She will likely tell us about her experiences and studies including internship with Jupiter Police Department, tutoring in HS and college,  and volunteer services for American Cancer Society, art festivals, and toy drives.
Temporary Meeting Relocation 4-1-2019
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 current host, The Griddle, is closing temporarily for relocation. During the next few weeks, we will be reviewing our meeting location and plans for continuing permanent location. 
3-25-19 Building a Community Based Rotaract Club
During our Monday meeting on March 25, 2019 Joe Roth, PDG from District 6990 and a member of the Weston Club gave a presentation on his experiences mentoring a community-based Rotartact Club. Joe has been in Rotary for over 21 years and during that time has held many leadership positions in his club as well as in his district, including Club President and a member of his club Board of Directors. He is completing his assignment as District Director of RLI this June.
 
Joe began his presentation with a story about how the Weston community based Rotartact came to be. A young man just out of college showed up at a meeting of the Weston Club asking about joining the club. He was a former Interactor with a passion for service. He was told of the financial obligations of a Rotarian and realized it was too expensive for him. Joe suggested to him that he might begin a community-based Rotaract Club and offered to mentor him.  So the Weston-sponsored Rotartact Club began and over the next two years grew to 45 members. Joe continued to mentor the club and became quite involved.
 
Joe then shared some recommendations for starting a community-based Rotartact Club. After finding a few interested and enthusiastic young people and having two to three Rotarians committed to becoming involved you can begin to set up a few informational events where a Rotarian gives a presentation on the Rotary experience. He suggested the first meeting be followed up a few weeks later and encouraged the young people to bring a friend.
 
The responsibility of the sponsoring club is to provide a mentoring program, service opportunities and leadership development and encourage Rotartactors to attend District events as well. The costs to the club are minimal. He suggested that the sponsoring club invite the Rotaractors to run the sponsoring club meeting once or twice a year to continue the connections between the two clubs.
 
Joe concluded his talk by telling us that currently the Weston-sponsored Rotaract Club has declined because after his time as a mentor the next mentor did not have the level of commitment necessary to keep the club growing. This lack of the sponsoring club support can result in the failure of the Rotartact club. There is a plan to revive the club at the present time. This shows just how vital it is to have a two or three mentors consistently involved in supporting and mentoring the Rotaractors.
 
We thank  Joe for sharing his experiences and insight as we explore the possibility of sponsoring a community-based Rotaract Club in our area.  President Ana gave Joe our club pen as a token of appreciation.
Congratulations Paul Harris Fellow Gail Ambrose
Congratulations Gail Ambrose 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.
 
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. 
 
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.
News
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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2018-19 Speaker Schedule
Apr 1  FAU HS Rotary Scholar for April 
Apr 8    Club Assembly
Apr 15  Michael Flam - Contracts 1
Apr 22  Michael Flam - Contracts 2
Apr 29  Club Structure and Operation - Jerry Leitherer
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