Members In the News

Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club Presents Crystal Apple Award to Outstanding School Teacher (5/25/2016) - The Royal Palm Beach (RPB) Rotary Club  presented the Crystal  Apple Award to Damarise Reyes on May 4, 2016, at Crestwood Middle School. Damarise teaches English as a Second Language at the school.  The award, presented by the club since the 1993/94 school year, is given to an outstanding teacher in Royal Palm Beach, and […]
Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club Welcomes New Member (12/4/2015) - On November 5, 2015, the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club welcomed new member, Lorna Kernizan, sponsored by Rotarian Michael Rose.  Lorna works for Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee, as the Chief Operating Officer. Lorna began her career at Aventura Hospital in March 1994. She first became an active Rotarian at the Rotary Club of Weston […]
Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club Sponsors a Youth Exchange Student from Denmark (9/21/2015) - The Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club is proud to sponsor a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Denmark. Sille is a 16 year old junior and will be attending Royal Palm Beach Community High School for the 2015-2016 school year. She has joined the volleyball team and is a part of the Royal Palm Beach Interact […]
Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club Recognizes Two Paul Harris Fellow Recognitions (9/21/2015) - On September 10, 2015, Lt. Ulrich Naujoks was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. Lynn Balch, a charter Royal Palm Beach Rotary Member, was recognized as a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.  A Paul Harris Fellow, when an individual gives $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Rotary Foundation grant. An individual […]
Royal Palm Beach Evening Rotary Launch (8/29/2015) - The Royal Palm Beach Rotary club had a presentation for community, business, and professional leaders to share the details of the potential of a new Royal Palm Beach Rotary evening club this past Thursday. If you are interested in more information of attending a future meeting of this evening club, please contact us at info@rpbrotary.org.
Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club Recognizes Club Leader’s Accomplishments (8/3/2015) - Charles Borg, a Royal Palm Beach Rotary Member for twenty years and an insurance professional, was recognized at the club meeting on Thursday, July 30th, for his contributions to membership enhancement for the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club. Roland Amateis and District Governor Elect Eric Gordon were recognized for their perfect attendance of twenty-five and […]
Club Members Attend Rotary District Conference 2015 (7/11/2015) - A few club members attended the 2015 District Conference in June at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Jupiter, FL. The purpose of the Rotary Conference is to learn, celebrate and experience Rotary with your local Rotary clubs located throughout Rotary District 6930. Click to view Photo Gallery.
Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club Names 2014-2015 Rotarian of Year (6/30/2015) - On June 25, 2015 Dr. Sarda Bhandary, Physician, was named the Rotarian of the Year for his outstanding work as a Rotarian and Humanitarian. He just returned from a trip to Nepal where he assisted in the aid to those effected by the recent tragedy. Dr. Sharada Bhandary was born in Nepal. He obtained his […]
Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club Receives District Literacy Awards (6/30/2015) - The Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club receives the Vocational/Literacy and Exemplary Literacy awards at the recent District 6930 Conference. For more information on district awards, visit www.rotary6930.org. (Pictured L to R: Club President Diane Smith and Club President-Elect Bruce Elkind)
Interact Leadership Speaks to the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club (6/30/2015) - The incoming Interact leadership of the Royal Palm Beach High School speak to the club about their Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) experience. RYLA is designed for young adults with proven leadership ability and a commitment to community service. Whether you are a secondary school student will help you discover your potential and develop the […]
Member Receives a Paul Harris Fellow +1 from the Rotary Foundation (6/30/2015) - Diane Smith has been a member of the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club since 2011. Ms. Smith is in Community Outreach for the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office in Royal Palm Beach. On June 25, 2015, Ms. Smith was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow +1 from the Rotary Foundation. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition was […]
Rare Fruit Council Speaks at Club Meeting (6/25/2015) - Susan Lerner was the program speaker at the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club meeting on June 18, 2015.  Ms. Lerner is the Past President of the Rare Fruit Council of Palm Beach Council, which meets the 3rd Friday of every month at the Mounts Botanical Gardens. She is very knowledgeable of Florida natives, fruit trees […]
Member Receives a Paul Harris Fellow from the Rotary Foundation (6/25/2015) - Madeline Nava has been a member of the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club since 2012. Ms. Nava is the Chief Operating Officer of Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee. On June 18, 2015, Ms. Nava was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow from the Rotary Foundation. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition was established in 1957 to show […]
Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club Awards Scholarship (6/16/2015) - The Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club recently awarded a scholarship to Javeon Thompson, a senior at Royal Palm Community High School.  Javeon charted the Science National Honor Society at Royal Palm Beach Community High. Under Javeon’s leadership, this organization was formed for a new group of thinkers, who will be the future of industry, research […]
Adopt-A-Road Project (4/22/2015) - RPB Rotary Club & RPB Interact Clean up Royal Palm Beach Blvd. as part of the Adopt-A-Road Project.
“Wine Travels of Benjamin Franklin & Thomas Jefferson” (4/22/2015) - Local Author, James Gabler, was the highlight of the “Wine Travels of Benjamin Franklin & Thomas Jefferson” event held at the Blue Fish Restaurant. Many attendees were able to talk with the Author and have him autograph books. Great night for all!! (Featured are James Gabler, President Diane Smith and Rich Ivancic)
“Rotary Has Heart” (4/22/2015) - Royal Palm Beach Rotary Members received the “Rotary Has Heart” Proclamation from the Village of Royal Palm Beach on February 14, 2015.
Proclamation of Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club by Palm Beach County Mayor (11/17/2014) - Members of the Royal Palm Beach Rotary attended the Palm Beach County Commission Meeting on Tuesday, October 7th to receive the Proclamation Naming October 24th in Palm Beach County as “World Polio Day” on behalf of members of Rotary around the world. 
Final RYE Presentation ~ Saying Goodbye and Thank You (5/28/2014) - Our Rotary Youth Exchange student does his final presentation to the Royal Palm Beach Rotary club as he thanks his sponsoring club for his year to date in Royal Palm Beach.  He spoke of the many adventures he has had here in the United States as he prepares to depart to Germany in July.   We […]
Rotary Club of Royal Palm Beach is Paul Harris +4 (4/10/2014) - On Thursday, March 27th, Past District Governor Terri Wescott, on behalf of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, honored Scott Armand with his Paul Harris Fellow +4 pin.    The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or have contributions made in their name of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.   […]
Rotary Youth Exchange Student Arrives from Brazil (8/20/2010) - Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club members, friends, and Rotary Youth Exchange outbound/inbound students met Rafael Camargos Santos at PBIA Sunday to welcome him to Florida as a Youth Exchange student. Rafael will be attending Royal Palm Beach High School for the school year 2010-2011 as a senior and staying at the home of Royal Palm […]
Proclamation of Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club by Palm Beach County Mayor (1/1/1970) - Members of the Royal Palm Beach Rotary attended the Palm Beach County Commission Meeting on Tuesday, October 7th to receive the Proclamation Naming October 24th in Palm Beach County as “World Polio Day” on behalf of members of Rotary around the world. 
Guests Visit from India Rotary Club of Vadakkenchery (1/1/1970) - President-Elect C. Keraladasan and his lovely wife Ciniadas visited the club on May 22, 2014. Both are Paul Harris Fellows.    Seen here with President Selena Smith with a club flag exchange
Winner of 24th Annual Rotary Golf Tournament (1/1/1970) - Team Steinger, Iscoe and Greene with former New York Giant Lawrence Taylor at the 24th Annual Rotary Club of Royal Palm Beach Golf Tournament played at Madison Green on May 9, 2014.
Rotarian Receives Paul Harris +1 (1/1/1970) - On Thursday, May 1st, Past District Governor Terri Wescott, on behalf of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, honored Tony Endler with his Paul Harris Fellow +1 pin.    The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or have contributions made in their name of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.   […]
End Polio NOW! (1/1/1970) - On April 24th, PDG Betsy Owen spoke to the club about Polio Plus as the program chair for the District. Betsy is a Polio survivor and gave the club a first hand account of her physical limitations as a toddler and how her father, an orthopedic surgeon, had a unique method to her recovery. Betsy also […]
Crystal Apple Award Received (1/1/1970) - On Wednesday, March 12th, Dawn Hluebek, a special needs teacher at HL Johnson Elementary, received the 2014 Crystal Apple award from the Rotary Club of Royal Palm Beach. Ms. Hluebek was nominated by her piers for this award for her phenomenal work in the special needs field for over 30 years. Ms. Hluebek will be recognized […]
Member Receives Paul Harris Fellow (1/1/1970) - Nancy D’Angelo, Center Floor Manager at Costco, became a Paul Harris Fellow with the Rotary Club of Royal Palm Beach.   The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or have contributions made in their name of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary […]
Toastmasters (1/1/1970) - Three representatives from Toastmasters spoke to the club about the organization. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Please log onto: www.toastmasters.org for more information.  
Panther Ridge Conservation (1/1/1970) - Judy Beerens from Panther Ridge Conservation spoke to the club. Panther Ridge is a non-profit conservation center in Wellington that provides a home, haven and hope for some of the world’s most majestic and endangered big cats. The Conservation provides a home to nearly two dozen such animals (as well as numerous barn cats and […]
Rotary Club of Royal Palm Beach is Paul Harris +5 (1/1/1970) - On Thursday, March 13th Dr. Bruce Elkind DDS. received his Paul Harris +5 pin. Dr. Elkind, who is a charter member of the club that was formed in 1990, has given $6,000.00 to the Rotary Foundation over the years. The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding […]
New Member Inducted into Rotary Club of Royal Palm Beach (1/1/1970) - On Thursday, March 13th the Rotary Club of Royal Palm Beach inducted a new member. Ray Ahmed, RPh. is the president and pharmacist in charge of Royal Palm Pharmacy located at 11328 Okeechobee Blvd. Ray will begin the Red Badge program next week to lean all aspects of how the club operates. Ray was proposed […]
Cypress Trails Elementary Students Wins Rotary Club of Royal Palm Beach Essay Contest (1/1/1970) - Cypress Trails Elementary participated in an essay contest as part of the Rotary Club of Royal Palm Beach Youth Literacy Campaign. Fifth graders in Mrs. Hendrix’s class were asked to choose one passage from Rotary’s Four Way Test and write about how it relates to his/her life experiences and/or society, and how does it influence what […]
Officers of the Quarter (1/1/1970) - On Thursday, the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club presented the Officers of the Quarter to two deputies. Deputy Chiappa and Deputy Booth honored for their outstanding work and dedication to the safety of those who work and live in Royal Palm Beach.    pictured l to r: Chief Deputy Michael Gauger, Lt. Rick Naujoks, Deputy Stephen Chiappa, […]
Interact Joins Rotary Club Meeting (1/1/1970) - As they filed in, ten young promising members of Interact Club of Royal Palm Beach High School led by their Patron, Mr. Darrel Swartz and a Chaperon, Ms. Liz Lauscher, a Teacher, they were resplendent in attire, respectable in manner, vibrant in appearance, hopeful, energetic and contemplative of interaction between the new generation and established […]
Rotarian Achieves an Additional Paul Harris Fellow (1/1/1970) - Today Rotarian Mike Gauger (pictured center) was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow + 3 for his contributions to The Rotary Foundation.
Rotarian Visits Caratgena, Spain (1/1/1970) - Rotarian Dan Splain visits Caratgena, Spain where his wife captured a picture of him in front of a beautiful Rotary emblem located in town.  
Shred Party Raised Over $1,600 for Two Local Charities (1/1/1970) - On Saturday, October 19th, Families First of Palm Beach County and Rotary Club of Royal Palm Beach held their 2nd Shred Party at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Royal Palm Beach. Total Shredding, LLC, donated their time and services so items may be shred onsite. Free activities during the event included: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office […]
Officers of the Quarter (1/1/1970) - The Rotary Club of Royal Palm Beach recognized two local officers for their service to the community. Deputy Carranza works tirelessly on crime prevention throughout the Village of Royal Palm Beach. Deputy Padilla-Rodrigues is constant with his community policing on and off his bike, and has been an essential part of the efforts to thwart vehicle […]
Installation of the 2013-2014 Board of Directors (1/1/1970) - 23rd AnnualRoyal Palm BeachRotary ClubInstallation of the2013-2014Board of Directors We had a fabulous time! Click here for details.  
Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club $1000 Scholarships. (1/1/1970) - On Thursday, May 23rd, Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club was proud to present five students from Royal Palm Beach Community High School each with a $1000 scholarship.  The winners were chosen by a panel of Rotary Club members based on an initial application review that included sections on Honors, Awards, Community Service and other activities.  […]
RPB Rotary – Teacher of the Year (1/1/1970) - The 18th Annual Crystal Apple was given to Annette Marquez at Crestwood Middle School.  Mrs. Marquez teaches 8th grade math and exceptional student education (ESE). The Royal Palm Beach Rotary awards a teacher in the western community with the Crystal Apple. Each year a different principal of a school is asked to select a teacher […]
DebtHelper.com Counselor Susan Cammarano (1/1/1970) - Thursday, March 5th Susan Cammarano spoke to the group about housing counseling and education about credit card management. Ms. Cammarano explained the importance of paying off debt and how multiple lines of credit such as a car, mortgage, and some credit cards may be helpful. The group learned how their credit score is calculated and […]
Police Athletic League Executive Director Scott Scrivner (1/1/1970) - On Thursday, February 24th PAL Director Scott Scrivner spoke to the club about the recreational and educational programs for the youth of Palm Beach County. These crime prevention programs are a way for officers to build relationships with the younger members of communities. Deputies achieve this by education, athletics, and other recreational activities. Funds for […]
Royal Palm Beach Village Manager and Mayor Visited Royal Palm Beach Rotary (1/1/1970) - Village Manager Ray Liggins and Village Mayor Matty Mattioli spoke at the Royal Palm Beach Rotary meeting on Thursday, February 10th. Mr. Liggins discussed the village budget as well as construction and improvements. The group learned about parcels available for business development and opportunities such departments as Parks and Rec provides. The group heard the […]
State Rep. Mark Pafford visited Royal Palm Beach Rotary (1/1/1970) - On Thursday, February 3rd, State Representative Mark Pafford was the guest speaker at the Royal Palm Beach Rotary meeting. Representative Pafford spoke about the state budget and how it pertained to the district. There was an in-depth conversation with members about the economy and education system. Mr. Pafford also discuss the many issues that our […]
Officers of the Quarters Presentation (1/1/1970) - On Thursday, January 20th the Royal Palm Beach Rotary recognized Deputy Doug Carranza as the Officer of the Quarter for the 3rd Quarter 2010. D/S Carranza was recognized by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for his diligence, dedication and willingness to serve the members of the community throughout 2010. In addition to working his assigned […]
Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club Raises Funds for Thanksgiving Project by Hosting Glow Ball Golf Tourney (1/1/1970) - The Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club hosted its 3rd Annual Glow Ball Golf Tournament on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at The Links at Madison Green. The event’s main sponsor, Wellington Rotarian Karen Hardin and other sponsors, Evergreen Insurance Agency and AccuDial Pharmaceutical, Inc. along with a field of golfers, assisted the Rotary Club in raising $3,000. […]
Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club Celebrates National Day of Service at Quantum House (1/1/1970) - In recognition of National Day of Service, the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club’s members and Cub Scout Pack 222, a cub scout pack sponsored by the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club, provided a day of Service at the Quantum House on September 11, 2010. The club and pack helped with chores around the house such […]
Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club Welcomes Exchange Students to the Area (1/1/1970) - The Rotary Clubs of Royal Palm Beach and The Acreage/Loxahatchee recently welcomed two (2) Rotary Youth Exchange students to our area. Rafael Santos and Takashi Suda join us from Brazil and Japan, respectively. Rafael is enrolled as a senior at Royal Palm Beach Community High School. He is actively seeking involvement in the Interact Club […]
Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club Provides Relief to Haiti (1/1/1970) - The Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club recently provided relief to the earthquake victims of Haiti. Rotarian Tony Armour, a member of the club, visited the village of Don Don located approximately sixty (60) miles from Cap Haitien. While in Don Don, Tony delivered a 700 kilowatt generator to the residents. This generator will service the […]
Teacher of the Year (1/1/1970) - On May 5, 2010, the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club presented Marjorie Rowe of Cypress Trails Elementary School, the Crystal Apple Teacher of the Year Award, as chosen by her peers and the school. Along with the Crystal Apple Award, Ms. Rowe was also presented with a plaque where her name stands amoungst those of […]
Vitas Hospice Care (1/1/1970) - On March 18, 2010, Deborah Totten, of Vitas – Innovative Hospice Care came to the Royal Palm Beach Rotary breakfast meeting, and enlightened the members and attended guests of the five major issues to consider while in Hospice care. Ms. Totten provided the club members and guests with a simple form to complete, that will memorialize […]
Palm Beach County Fire Chief Visits RPB Rotary (1/1/1970) - Fire Chief Steve Jerauld spoke at our morning breakfast on February 11, 2010. The Chief got his start  as a Fireman over 30 years ago as a volunteer, which was an invaluable experience that  he carry’s with him today. Palm Beach County has grown so much over the years that there are now over 1,500 […]
Susan Bucher (1/1/1970) - On January 21, Supervisor of Elections, Susan Bucher spoke with the Royal Palm Beach Rotary during their weekly meeting.   Among her topics of discussion was the efforts and accomplishment she and her staff have made in saving  money for the Palm Beach County tax payers. New warehouses, venders, have saved the County over $4 million. […]
Hugs and Kisses (1/1/1970) - Jean Harris spoke with the Royal Beach Palm Rotary at our meeting concerning Hugs and Kisses. Hugs and Kisses is a Non-profit charity operated  by teenagers, that is mentored by adults, such as Jean. The teenagers learn all the aspects of business from Financing, Marketing, Manufacturing, Public Relations and Sales. The money raised  goes to […]