Networking & Bowling for a Cause

Come out and join other community leaders and business people for our networking and bowling fundraiser to benefit Abi’s Place center for autistic youth. Single Tickets are $50 and that includes catered food and of course bowling. There will be a silent auction, prizes and a Raffle for a great Wine and Cheer Basket. Donations for prizes are currently being accepted. Team Sponsorships start at $250 for a lane or team of up to 6 bowlers. If you are interested in corporate or being a featured sponsor we do have spots available starting at $250 and then upwards to $500, $1500 and our Platinum Sponsorship would be $5000. Contact club president Keith Royle at for more details. Click on our link here to donate or purchase raffle (only $10 each), Bowling $50 to include dinner and bowling games and if your team at work wants to step up you can have an entire lane all to yourself for $250. Click here Fundraisersabi's bowl

Guest Speaker – Justine Morgan – Equine Assisted Therapies of Florida

Justine will be our guest speaker July 20th, 2015. Justine was born and raised in South Florida and first fell in love with Equine-Assisted Therapies when she volunteered during high school and college. She attended horse camp during summers as a child and took lessons at a young age. After college, Justine was asked to join the Board of Directors.

Justine served as the Board Secretary for almost three years when she made the decision to leave mortgage banking and sales to join the exciting world of riding and horses. At Equine-Assisted Therapies, Justine works on the special events, fundraising and community development areas. She said she is thrilled to wear boots to work every day instead of high heels and use her marketing & sales background in the non-profit world.

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NLP Practioner Shares Amazing Insights at The Creek

Rotary Club of Coconut Creek speaker
Speaker on NLP

The Rotary Club of Coconut Creek invites interesting experts on various topics to speak to our members and guests and our last speaker, Dr. Simone Alicia, “The Self Esteem Doctor,” gave us both fascinating and practical insights. As a practioner of NLP (neurolinguistic programming), Dr. Alicia helps her clients to develop useful business and personal skills like building rapport and identifying and reprogramming negative thoughts and attitudes that may stand in the way of our success.

She spoke about how each person’s life experiences creates multiple layers of filters through which we see the world. Our filters and other people’s filters can result in very different and incompatible perceptions of the same set of facts and can often lead to miscommunication and hurt feelings. She cautioned us to understand a basic NLP premise, “the map is not the territory,” which means just because we see something and interpret it a  certain way, it doesn’t mean that  it is objective reality.

Through observation, we can identify some of the other person’s filters and make the best of it to create stronger relationships in our business and personal lives. We can also use the concepts of NLP to reframe situations. In a situation, we may come up with a negative interpretation of another person’s behavior that is not based on actual facts. We can reframe the situation by sticking to the facts and ascribing a positive or neutral interpretation to the circumstances.

Dr. Alicia told us how to build rapport with others in a sales relationship to increase the likelihood of making a sale, and many other useful and interesting tips. In addition to sharing fascinating information, she was engaging, personable and fun.

Join us for our next meeting to see what other wonderful speakers we have in store!

The Music Club visits the Creek!

music club of hollywoodThank you to Robert Coopman, President of the Music Club of Hollywood for visiting our club today!  What a great presentation and gave all of us a lot to think about.  Rob not only had some great opportunities for music in our lives he shared several video showing the incredible power of music on connecting with some non-conversational and non-communicative individuals such as the elderly and people involved in accidents.  Visit their site and support their programs!!  Thank you Rob!!!  He later joined all of us for Wings and Beer at Coconut Creek Bru’s Room!