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ROTARY CLUB DOWNTOWN BOCA RATON
CELEBRATES ITS FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY
BOARD MEMBERS SWORN IN BY
CITY OF BOCA RATON MAYOR SUSAN WHELCHEL
Boca Raton, FL (July 22, 2013) — The Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton held an installation of officers luncheon Friday, July 19th with honored guest Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel. Dr. Ron Rubin and Robin Trompeter were appointed as new members to the board. The other board members were renewed for a second term and include; Alan Kaye, President, Janice Williams, Secretary, Deborah Freudenberg, Treasurer and the following directors; Frank Feiler, Ingrid Fulmer, Dr. Ira Gelb, Gary Hickory, Bob Hildreth, Jon Kaye, Dr. Robert Klein, and JoAnne Williams.
“This has been extraordinary inaugural year for this club,” said President Alan Kaye. “We have been recognized by Rotary International as one of the most successful start-up clubs in Rotary History and accomplished amazing things in our first year.” Kaye reported the clubs achievements with a champagne toast to be the following:
- Received our Charter July 17, 2012 with 32 Charter Members
- Sponsored the Downtown BOCA “Meet Me on the Promenade” car show
- Clothing Drive for victims of Hurricane Sandy w/ cleaning supplies, diapers, etc.
- Rotary United Social at City Furniture in which we invited all 6 Clubs in Boca
- Won $5,000 Chef competition at Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival in Boca
- Delivered 160 Meals to the homebound on Christmas Day w/ our own Santa and representatives from all 6 Clubs
- Honor Your Doctor Luncheon- Raised the level of the event with 235 people at Broken Sound Club
- Golf Tournament honoring the esteemed Dr. Ira Gelb raised the most money in 26 year history of the tournament
- Invited to Rotary District Convention June, 2013 for Panel on – “How to Start a Rotary Club”
- Membership has grown to 38 Members
“I am amazed how fast the year has gone by and how much your club has accomplished in such a short time,” said City of Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel. “I can’t wait to see what great things your club does in the future”.
For information about Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton, please visit www.rotarydowntownbocaraton.org
Cutline: Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton Board From Left (click to enlarge):
Alan Kaye, Ingrid Fulmer, Dr. Ron Rubin, Robin Trompeter, Robert “Bob” Hildreth, Jon Kaye, Janice Williams, Gary Hickory, Joanne Williams, Frank Feiler, Not pictured are Deborah Freudenberg, Dr. Robert Klein and Dr. Ira Gelb