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        VOL. 15 NO. 12                                                                         DECEMBER 2021

      Steven Alker Wins TimberTech Tournament in 16th Annual

      PGA Tour Champions at Broken Sound’s Old Course

                                                                                  By Rebecca Seelig
                               Tournament Promotes                                   Steven Alker isn’t the most well-known
                           Environmental Sustainability                           golfer on the PGA Tour Champions, but that’s
                                                                                  about to change. The New Zealand native won
           Environmental Sustainability: Going green was the focus at this year’s TimberTech   the TimberTech Championship at Broken Sound
        Championship. TimberTech officials, along with tournament staff, have worked the past   Club with the kind of superlative golf he has
        several months going over trash that comes from the tournament site to design a plan for   displayed since turning 50 in late July.
        ways to recycle, reuse, compost or donate the waste. The plan allowed the tournament      Alker birdied two of the last four holes
        to take advantage of an on-site composter at Broken Sound, a club with a long-standing   to outduel Jim Furyk and win by two shots
        commitment to sustainability. With the on-site composter, tournament officials were   over Furyk and Miguel Angel Jimenez. Alker
        able to return organic matter and nutrients to the soil and even grow wildflowers to help   finished at 17-under 199 after a final-round 68.
        the 22 beehives that are constantly professionally maintained as part of Broken Sound’s   It was Alker’s first victory since 2014, but not
        globally recognized year-round environmental program under the leadership of General   surprising; it was his eighth top-10 finish in nine
        Manager/VP, Operations John Crean.                                        starts since becoming eligible for the PGA Tour  Steven Alker winner of the PGA golf
                                                                                  Champions.                               tournament. Photo by Scott Halleran
        Tournament Promotes Environmental Sustainability on page 3
                                                                                  Steven Alker Wins TimberTech Tournament on page 3
      Sixth Annual Mayors Ball Presented by Rotary Club Downtown

      Benefits Health and Wellness Needs of Boca’s Nonprofits

         The Sixth Annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball, the first black-tie charity event held at The      Several rounds of applause filled
      Boca Raton this season, drew 450 guests to celebrate the city’s long, rich history and legacy   the room as the George Long Prism
      while raising monies for the Rotary Club’s Grant Program that serves the health and wellness   Awards were presented to those
      needs of Boca Raton’s nonprofits.                                           who have long championed the
         The evening, presented by the Rotary Club Downtown Boca, recognized Boca Raton’s   tradition of bringing visionary ideas
      mayors, city, business and community leaders who have exemplified Rotary International’s   and transformation to Boca Raton.
      motto, “Service Above Self,” which serves as the theme of the grant program. The highlight   Recipients were (non-profit) Boca
      of the evening was the annual presentation of the George Long Awards to three visionaries   Raton Historical Society & Museum,
      who have elevated the community.                                            accepted by executive director Mary
         The 2021 George E. Long Awards—named for the City’s first appointed mayor in 1924—  Csar; (for-profit) Office Depot,
      designed by Tiffany & Co. and sponsored by Florida Power & Light, were presented by club   accepted  by Alex  Price,  National
      members and Co-Chairs Ingrid Fulmer and Jonathan Whitney, and Jon Kaye, whose firm                         George Long Award Recipients- Arlene Herson, Mary
      Kaye Communications PR & Marketing produced the Mayors Ball.                Sixth Annual Mayors Ball on page 4 Csar, Alex Price: Photo Credit: Gina Fontana.
      Two Last-Minute Opportunities for Lovers of Live Theater:

      Agatha Christie’s “A Spider’s Web” in Delray Beach,

      Jackie Kennedy Play at Mizner Park Cultural Center

         With final performances of both plays to take their stages on Sunday, December 19th,   reviewer greeted it with the following comment:
      matinee at 2 p.m., you have very little time remaining to order tickets for two excellent      “Suspense, anyone? The old-fashioned kind? Who’s for good, clean fun? One is Agatha
      local live theater experiences that were scheduled too late to be included in the last issue   Christie’s 1954 puzzler, A Spider’s Web.”
      of Boca Club News.                                                             That play just opened the current season at the Delray Beach Playhouse with two
         The first of these is Agatha Christie’s second longest-running success, an intricately   weeks of performances that ends on December 19th, so there’s not much time left to
      plotted mystery with comedic overtones, which involves discovering a hidden treasure of   contact the theater for available seats. Tickets are $38 and can be purchased online at
      unsuspected value, a young girl’s fascination with witchcraft and a hostess who must keep, or by phone at (561) 272-1281. Performances are: Friday at
      a murder from interfering with an important diplomatic conference. The New York Times   8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.
                                                                                     After Clarissa Brown convinces her husband, a Foreign Office diplomat, and his two
                                                                                  colleagues to help her hide a murdered body, the conference begins. But it is soon interrupted

                                                                                  Two Last-Minute Opportunities on page 6

                                                                                       One of Palm Beach's Premiere Social and
                                                                                   Charity Events: Fashion Show and Luncheon,

                                                                                                   January 24th. See page 8
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