Justice Major Harding was our keynote speaker during the virtual club meeting to install the 2020-2021 Rotary Boca Raton Sunset Officers June 29, 2020.  District 6930 Governor Elect Els Van Engelenburg conducted the officer installation.  We were unable to meet in person or enjoy a dinner together because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, Els made and effort to reach through the internet to offer the pins to our incoming officers.  The edited video captured by zoom is available on YouTube.
Prior to the installation of new officers, we enjoyed a brief review of the Rotary Boca Raton Sunset accomplishments during the 2019-20 Rotary year.  First President Sue Meister offered her thanks to all who served our club and community to accomplish so many of our goals.  This was followed by a video prepared by Joseph Riopel and presented by Secretary Jerry Leitherer as the annual recap report.
Major Best Harding (born October 13, 1935) is an attorney and former Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. He was appointed to the court by Governor Lawton Chiles in 1991 and served until 2002. His tenure as chief justice lasted from 1998 to June 2000.
District 6930 Governor Elect Els Van Engelenburg owns multiple companies including Global Marketing and Management Services, Inc. and World Wide Real Estate Consultants, Inc. of which she is also President. The companies specialize in total integrated sales and marketing services within one company. Els and her husband Bill are the founders of the Van Engelenburg’s Foundation, Inc. which was set up to help promote education for children and to help women to re-acclimate to society after incarceration or recuperate from Domestic abuse situation.
Els has been selected Rotarian of the Year in her club three times by her peers. She had been selected by Rotary International as the recipient of the Service Above Self Award a distinguished award of which she is rightfully proud. Els was born and raised in the Netherlands where she worked in the medical field for 27 years.