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VOL. 30 NO. 7                                                                                  JULY 2022


      By Justin Mocha, Director of Security              left Boca Pointe for another opportunity. I’m fortunate   couldn’t have been happier sharing this office space with
                                                         and thankful that I did not.                      anyone else. Thanks to BPCA staff past and present.
         For sixteen years I have been proud to serve Boca      I would also like to give special thanks to Barry J.        There isn’t enough space in the paper to individually
      Pointe. Even long journeys must come to an end, and I   Haberman. Barry has always been supportive of me and   thank every resident or vendor I have enjoyed a
      have informed Boca Pointe Community Association that   the security team, often taking principled stands on issues   relationship with over the years. There have been good
      I will be resigning my position as Director of Security   when it would have been easier to roll over and allow   times and tough times, but through it all I have always
      effective July 22, 2022. I will be involved in selecting   myself or security to “take the fall.” This is commonplace   been treated with respect and dignity by everyone whose
      a successor, and Allied Universal / BPCA will have a   in the industry, and I have never had to experience it in   path I’ve crossed. Thank you.
      qualified replacement in place when I go.          large part due to Barry’s trust and integrity. I will miss      I will especially miss my security team, who I believe
         Some of you will already know that I’m not one for   our Saturday Publix encounters.              are the best team in South Florida. Everything that I have
      long goodbyes, but I would like to thank the Boca Pointe      Thanks  also  to  the Access  Control  Committee   been able to accomplish I owe to my team, who take care
      community for allowing me the opportunity to learn and   members past and present. Over the last six years, Boca   of daily operations at Boca Pointe like it is second nature.
      grow. I am beyond grateful that BPCA leadership recognized   Pointe has implemented many new security programs,   You are all in good hands. Thank you.
      my aptitude and made a long-term investment in my success.   technology, and procedures—most of which had to be      Finally, I want to thank Joey Barcia. Even though he’s
         In particular  I would  like  to give  thanks to  Marty   built from the ground up. The success of these programs   not with us anymore, I think of him often and many of
      Frankel, who was BPCA Chair at the time I was hired.   is thanks to the committee’s diligence and teamwork.  the lessons he taught me have served me well, and will
      Marty believed in me enough to approve my rapid       Although the composition of Boca Pointe Community   continue to do so on my next journey.
      promotion to Captain, without which I would likely have   Association has changed significantly over the years, I      Thanks again. 
      From The Desk Of Mayor Weinroth

      Property Fraud Alerts                              foreclosure prevention, parenting information and special   Things to Do This Summer
                                                         needs services.
         According to the FBI,                              Another resource available is the county’s Community      The county’s website features a unique page that
      property  and  mortgage                            Services Department which works in partnership to assist   provides links to over 50 websites such as museums,
      fraud is the fastest growing                       residents with emergency services such as food vouchers,   sporting and entertainment venues, natural areas and so
      crime in the United States.                        housing, rent and utility payments.               much more.
         Scammers file fake                                 The county has also allocated millions of dollars for      It is a resourceful one-stop opportunity to explore
      deeds as if they own homes                         services in conjunction with similar agencies countywide.   the best of everything Palm Beach County has to offer
      and lure people into giving                        If you or someone needs help, please call 211.    at
      them money to rent or buy
      those homes.                                       Animal Fosters Needed                             Nonprofit Spotlight: Boca
         The Clerk of the Circuit
      Court  &  Comptroller’s                               Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control is in dire   Helping Hands
      office offers a free property                      need of foster parents and loving homes to adopt pets.
      fraud alert service that notifies residents when important      Currently, the shelter has more than 100 animals in      Boca Helping Hands (BHH) is a local nonprofit
      documents are recorded in Palm Beach County using their   their care and are looking for nearly 50 foster homes. The   dedicated  to  serving  the  South  Florida  community  by
      name or business’ name.                            Foster Program aims to help as many animals as possible by   providing food, financial assistance and job training.
         For more information, visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.  providing love, care and temporary housing until they are      The programs are designed to meet the needs of
      com/services/property-fraud-alert.                 ready for their forever homes.                    individuals, children and families with the goal of
                                                            Adopting today means saving two lives – the one   creating self-sufficiency through employment.
      Mental Health Resources                            being adopted and the one coming in to take its place in
                                                         the shelter system.                               From The Desk Of on page 4
         Experts agree that our nation is facing a mental health      To find a furry friend, visit
      crisis and community resources are more critical than   snap/home.
      ever.                                                                                                 Please Help
         In our area, 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, a   Become a Poll Worker
      nationally accredited 24/7 suicide and community
      hotline, provides free and confidential crisis intervention,      The Supervisor of Elections Office is currently looking     Summer is here! Time to declutter your
      information, assessment and referrals to community   for 5,000 poll workers before the August primary.  closet!! The homeless shelters are accepting
      agencies.                                             To address the need, a new program, “Adopt a Precinct,”   used clothing. Please bring any clean, gently
         In addition to mental health services, they offer   was recently launched. A charity, association or organization   used clothing that you would like to donate.
      assistance with food, medical clinics, senior services,   can provide volunteer workers at a precinct on Election
                                                                                 Day, and the earnings will   The drop off location is at the BPCA office
                                                                                 be remitted directly to their   located at 6909 SW 18th St., Suite A120 in
                                                                                 organization.              the Boardwalk shopping plaza. The donations
                                                                                   The main requirement for   are distributed to local churches and homeless
                                                                                 poll workers is the ability to   shelters. You can make a difference to those
                                                                                 work 14 hours on Primary   less fortunate. We have received a generous
                                                                                 and Election Day.
                                                                                   For more information,    amount of donations recently and we want to
                                                                                 visit www.pbcelections.    thank everyone for helping those in need.
                                                                                 org/poll-workers/adopt-a-    Thank you!! 
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