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                      An Independent Newspaper Serving Broken Sound & Bocaire





        VOL. 12 NO. 12                                          www.seabreezepublications.com                                         DECEMBER 2018


      Fourth Annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball Honors Visionaries,


      Raises More Than $430,000 for Boca Nonprofits




         To celebrate the City’s                                                                           the nonprofits serving Boca Raton and Rotary International’s
      long, rich history and legacy,                                                                       program to eradicate polio.
      more than 350 guests dined                                                                              Guests arrived to a display of a brand new Rolls Royce and
      and danced the night away at                                                                         McLaren automobiles from the event’s valet sponsor, Excell
      the Fourth Annual Boca Raton                                                                         Auto, as they made their way down a 50-foot red carpet,
      Mayors Ball presented by                                                                             having their photos taken on the way to a cocktail reception
      the Rotary Club Downtown                                                                             and silent auction on the outside patio overlooking the Royal
      Boca Raton (RCDBR) with                                                                              Palm Yacht Club Marina. Once again, the event drew an
      presenting sponsor Office                                                                            early sell-out house of Boca Raton’s “Who’s Who” of civic,
      Depot. The Club’s black-tie                                                                          business, tourism, community and philanthropic stakeholders
      gala recognized the elected                                                                          and visionaries---past and present---spanning more than five
      officials who have exemplified                                                                       decades of commitment and contributions. The dinner/dance
      Rotary International’s motto,                                                                        program opened with a Chase Band performance; a formal
      “Service Above  Self,”  and                                                                          mayor’s processional followed dinner, more dancing and a
      honored three visionaries who                                                                        live auction. As always, the highlight of the evening was the
      have elevated the community,                                                                         presentation of the 2018 George E. Long Awards---named
      all while raising more than                                                                          for the City’s first appointed mayor in 1924---designed by
      $430,000 for the Club’s                                                                              Tiffany & Co. and sponsored by Sklar Furnishings.
      “Service Above Self” Grant                                                                              The high-energy Steve Chase Band rocked the room for
      Program. Proceeds from                                                                               a perpetually filled dance floor. A first-time live and silent
      the  Club’s  previous  three                                                                         auction offered a variety of high-end “up close and personal”
      Mayors Balls have benefited  Boca Raton Mayors (from left): Scott Singer (Current 2018) and Bella Singer, John Whelchel   experiences, including VIP tickets to the Kentucky Derby,
      more than 25+ organizations,  and Mayor Susan Whelchel (Term 2008-2014), Mayor Steven Abrams (Term 2001-2008)   VIP tickets to New York Fashion Week, and a pair of white
      granting funds to support the  and Debbie Abrams, Mayor Bill T. Smith (Term 1993-1995) and Bonny Smith. (Standing in   gold, diamond and blue topaz earrings from Cristino Jewelers
      health and wellness needs of  background): 2018 Mayors Ball Co-Chairs Rick Howard and Arlene Henson.  of Mizner Park.

                                                                                                             Presenting the George Long Prism Awards to those who
      Broken Sound Club’s Rick Sutton                                                                      have long championed the tradition of bringing visionary
                                                                                                           ideas and transformation to Boca Raton were event Co-Chairs
      Named Assistant Golf Pro of the Year                                                                 Arlene Herson, Rick Howard and 2018 event producer and
                                                                                                           Founding Mayors Ball Co-Chair Jon A. Kaye. This year’s
                                                                                                           honors were presented to Jerry Fedele, CEO of Boca Raton
                                                                                                           Regional Hospital; Modernizing Medicine (accepted by Tara
                                                                                   The South Florida       Auclair, Director of Marketing and Public Relations) and
                                                                                 Section  of  the  PGA  of   Best Foot Forward (accepted by the non-profit Founders
                                                                                 America, an association of   Debbie Ellman and Donna Biase). To further recognize the
                                                                                 golf professionals whose   achievements of each visionary honoree, the Boca Raton
                                                                                 mission is to promote     Historical Society & Museum curated historical displays that
                                                                                 interest, participation, and   were on exhibit throughout the evening.
                                                                                 enjoyment in the game        Mayors Ball Honorary Chair and philanthropist who
                                                                                 of golf, has named Rick   received a 2017 George Long Award, Bobby Campbell,
                                                                                 Sutton, Assistant Golf Pro   was presented a Borowski glass sculpture from the Rotary
                                                                                 at Broken Sound Club’s    Club in appreciation for his continuous support of the club.
                                                                                 Old Course as Assistant   During Campbell’s speech, he shared about his Rotary Club
                                                                                 Golf Pro of the Year. Each   membership in Detroit in the 1960s, and then surprised guests
                                                                                 year the South Florida PGA   with his personal donation of $200,000.
                                                                                 awards  thirteen  deserving
                                                                                 individuals recognized for   Mayors Ball Honors on page 3
                                                                                 their roles within the golf
                                                                                 community, ranging from
                                                                                 merchandising, sales, to on-  Inside this issue:
                                                                                 course golf professionals.   See  pages  4-7  for  a  special  section  of
                                                                                 Individuals are nominated by
      Jeff Waber, Director of Golf at Broken Sound Club’s Old Course; Merryl Magnuson works   their peers, and honorees are   articles to set the table for your enjoyment
      with Rick at the Old Course; Rick’s wife, Katie Sutton; Rick Sutton; Rick’s mother, Barb   chosen by a majority vote of   of the 5th annual Boca Raton Bowl...
      Hulser; Ronna Brown, who also works with Rick at the Old Course; Rick’s father, Mike Hulser.  the Awards Committee of the     • Winners of the Chefs Tailgate Event—the
                                                                                 South Florida PGA.
                                                                                   For those who know Rick   Chefs, their winning dishes and drinks!
                                                                                 at Broken Sound, the award     • Fun “By the Numbers” Boca Bowl Trivia
                                                                                 comes as no surprise. He is   Facts!
                                                                                 one of the most integral team
                                                                                 players. His role at The Old     • Role of the Bowl Game Captains and
                                                                                 Course has made a gracious   Partners “Locale Ambassadors”!
                                                                                 impression among both staff
                                                                                                               • Winners of the 4th Annual Boca Raton
                                                                                 Rick Sutton Named Assistant   Bowl Students Art Contest
                                                                                 Golf Pro on page 3
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