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Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton Presents

Seventh Annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball

Saturday, November 12th, 2022 at the Boca West Country Club

Event Proceeds to Serve Health and Wellness Needs of Boca Raton Nonprofits
Fulfilled Through Club’s “Service Above Self” (S.A.S.) Grant Program

BOCA RATON, FL (June 10, 2022) – Celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton (RCDBR), the Club will be rolling out the “blue” carpet to a Tropical Paradise as it presents the seventh Annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball, Saturday, November 12th at 6:30 p.m. at Boca West Country Club.  In its grand tradition, the black-tie gala will draw generations of Boca Raton’s Who’s Who dignitaries, business and community leaders to a lavish reception and dinner, dancing-the-night-away to the Steve Chase Band, George Long Award presentations, and exciting silent auction.

As the Mayors Ball serves as a coveted tribute to those who have helped make Boca Raton the best place to live, work, learn, visit, heal and raise a family, the proceeds raised fund grant requests from Boca Raton based non-profits whose communities have health and wellness needs.  Distributed through a formal RCDBR “Service Above Self” grant application process, proceeds from the Mayors Ball will fulfill grant requests submitted by area nonprofits, as well as a percentage donated to Rotary International’s fund for polio eradication.

The 2022 RCDBR Mayors Ball Co-chairs Rosie Inguanzo Martin and David Eltringham and the event host committee are looking forward to setting the stage for a continued spotlight on Boca Raton’s stakeholders and their achievements and contributions. The Honorary Chairs this year are 2021 Co-chair Jonathan Whitney and wife Nicole, and RCDBR Founding Member Shaheer Hosh and wife Gloria. The annual event is produced by Kaye Communications.

“Each year it is the generosity of Mayors Ball sponsors and attendees that makes a difference in the lives of so many,” said Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton Mayors Ball Co-Chair David Eltringham. “Our club is so excited to again host this spectacular evening and expect the dance floor to be filled and lots of smiles throughout the ballroom as together we celebrate all that is Boca!”

According to Boca Raton Mayors Ball Co-Chair Rosie Inguanzo Martin, “The Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton’s George Long Awards, named for the City’s first mayor, will be presented to ADT (for-profit), YMCA South Palm Beach County (nonprofit) and Eda & Cliff Viner (individual). Each is recognized for their continual efforts to support and promote Boca Raton. In addition to the George Long Awards, The Dr. Ira Gelb Health & Wellness Visionary Award will be presented to FAU Trustee, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Dean’s Advisory Council Chair and Chair Emeritus for Life of the Palm Beach County Medical Society Dr. Michael T.B. Dennis.”

Supporting the Co-Chairs and Honorary Co-Chairs, this year’s host committee includes current President Jon Carter, President-Elect Jeff Weber, past Mayors Ball co-chairs Kim Champion, Ingrid Fulmer, Arlene Herson, Jon Kaye, Dyana Kenney, and Constance Scott.  Additional committee members include Stuart Fife, Bruce Spizler, Gwen Herb, Alan Kaye, Allen Konis, Garcia Peters, Linda Petrakis, Ron Rubin, Howard Tai, Gloria Wank, Janice Williams, and Marilyn Wilson.

Founded in July 2012, The Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton is dedicated to impacting the Boca Raton community through Rotary International’s mission of “Service Above Self”. The award-winning 501(c)3 nonprofit’s purpose is to make a difference in the community by enhancing the lives of many in an environment that embraces and promotes integrity, fellowship, and trust. The RCDBR is one of 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries connecting 1.2 million Rotarians around the globe.

While the Mayors Ball funds the RCDBR’s grant program, the Club also hosts the annual Honor Your Doctor Luncheon founded by Helen M. Babione.  Approaching its 25th year this event has recognized physician leadership and excellence while raising scholarship monies for students at Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, students at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, healthcare students at Lynn University and Palm Beach State College.

For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities as well as ticket reservations, visit www.rotarydowntownbocaraton.org  or contact Jon Kaye at 561-392-5166 email mail to: mayorsball@rotarydowntownbocaraton.org  

 

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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 30, 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 Physician Advisor Dr. Jeffrey Stein, who was named the 2019 “Doctor of Distinction.” Speakers include 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 23rd year, the public is again invited to nominate their favorite physician by downloading a nomination form found online at www.rotarydowntownbocaraton.org 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 hyd@rotaryboca.org or to pay online visit https://tinyurl.com/RCDBRFHYD

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 www.rotaryboca.org or email info@rotaryboca.org.

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 www.Rotary.org

 

 

 

 

 Mayors Ball News

Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton Presents

Sixth Annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball

Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club

Event Proceeds to Serve Health and Wellness Needs of Boca Raton Nonprofits
Fulfilled Through Club’s formal Service Above Self  (SAS)  Grant Program

BOCA RATON, FL (June 14, 2021) – The Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton (RCDBR) is pleased to once again roll out the red carpet as it presents its sixth annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball, Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The black-tie “MasquerAID” themed gala featuring a lavish reception, dinner, dancing, décor and the popular Soul Survivor will make for a dance-floor filling night.

During the festivities, the spotlight will be on recipients of this year’s RCDBR George Long Awards, named for the City’s first mayor. The 2021 honorees are Office Depot (for-profit), Boca Raton Historical Society (non-profit) and Arlene Herson (individual), all recognized for their continual efforts to advocate and promote Boca Raton as the best place in which to live, work, learn and heal.

RCDBR Mayors Ball co-chairs are Ingrid Fulmer and Jonathan Whitney, honorary co-chairs are Marilyn and Mark Swillinger and event producer is Kaye Communications PR & Marketing.  Funds raised through the RCDBR Mayors Balls benefit Boca Raton-based nonprofits focused on their health and wellness need through the formal Service Above Self (SAS) grant application process with a portion donated to Rotary International’s Foundation for polio eradication.

For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities for the 2021 Boca Raton Mayors Ball and ticket reservations, visit www.rotarydowntownbocaraton.org or contact Jon Kaye, Event Producer at 561-756-3097, or email mayorsball@rotarydowntownbocaraton.org

 

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 www.rotarydowntownbocaraton.org 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 hyd@rotaryboca.org or to pay online visit https://tinyurl.com/RCDBRFHYD

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 www.rotaryboca.org or email info@rotaryboca.org.

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 www.Rotary.org