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Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton Presents Fifth Annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball Saturday, November 16

Event Proceeds to Serve Health and Wellness Needs of Boca Raton Nonprofits
Fulfilled Through Club’s Grant Program

BOCA RATON, FL (June 10, 2019) – Bringing Boca Raton its own Mayors Ball, presented in iconic honored tradition of the annual themed galas in the cities of Palm Beach and Miami, the Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton (RCDBR) once again will roll out the red carpet as it presents the fifth annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball, Saturday, November 16th at 6 p.m. Held this year at Boca West Country Club, the black-tie dinner/dance gala will feature a lavish reception and dinner, set amidst Boca Raton City-themed décor and the dance floor-filling live music of the Steve Chase Band.

Annually recognizing the City’s visionaries past and present, this year’s RCDBR George Long Awards — named for the City’s first mayor — will be presented to Lynn University President Kevin Ross (individual), Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (nonprofit) and BlueGreen Vacations (for-profit) for championing the tradition of bringing indelible visionary ideas and transformation to Boca Raton.


Honor Your Doctor News

22nd Annual “Honor Your Doctor” Luncheon

to benefit Medical / Nursing Student Scholarships

Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton (RCDBR) once again revs up community celebration of the area’s top Medical Professionals on “National Doctors Day” (HYD) at the nonprofit’s Annual “Honor Your Doctor” Luncheon to be held Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton. While recognizing favorite physicians from Palm Beach and Broward counties, the event raises funds for the Helen M. Babione Medical Scholarship that benefits medical and nursing school students attending four local universities: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at FAU, Lynn University and Palm Beach State College.

Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton Founding Members Alan Kaye and Janice Williams are again co-chairing this year’s luncheon with Honorary Co-Chairs Debbie and Steve Schmidt and Honorary Physician Advisor Dr. Jeffrey Stein, who was named the 2019 “Doctor of Distinction.” Speakers include Dr. James Galvin, a board certified neurology specialist, and students who have benefitted from the HYD scholarships at Lynn University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Nursing, and Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Sponsors include Elaine J. Wold and Christine E. Lynn.

Doctor Nominations Have Opened Online

For the 22nd year, the public is again invited to nominate their favorite physician by downloading a nomination form found online at and donating $50 per nomination or $125 for three nominations. There is no limit to how many doctors a patient can nominate or how many times they nominate each of them.

Patients are encouraged to attend the event with their nominee(s). All nominated physicians are invited to attend the luncheon as a guests of the RCDBR; tickets for the luncheon are available to the public for $150 per person.

“The Honor Your Doctor Luncheon has become a heartwarming annual tradition for many of Boca Raton’s community leaders, medical community and philanthropists,” said HYD Luncheon Co-Chair Alan Kaye.

Co-Chair Janice Williams added that “This scholarship fundraiser continues to grow in nominations and attendees, and thus funds available for deserving students who want to attend our local universities. By engaging these students from the very beginning in the community through generous and meaningful local support, we hope to encourage them to launch their careers and remain in practice here in Boca Raton .”

For nominations, sponsorships, information and reservations, contact 561-299-1429, email or to pay online visit

The Award-Winning Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton founded July, 2012 (Rotary District 6930 Club of The Year 2014-2015; 2017-2018; 2018 – 2019; Rotary International Platinum Citation 2018 – 2019; District 6930 Governor’s Citation 2018 – 2019; 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club) is dedicated to impacting the Boca Raton community through the efforts of Rotary International’s philosophy of “Service Above Self.” The Club produces signature annual fundraisers; The Annual Honor Your Doctor Luncheon and The Boca Raton Mayors Ball benefitting health & wellness in the Boca Community. For more information about the Club visit or email

Rotary International is a global network of community volunteers. The 1.2 million Rotary members are business, professional, and community leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are over 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas that initiate service projects to address today’s challenges, including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns. For more information about Rotary International visit