17 Trees planted at Coconut Creek City Hall

The members of our Club were honored to install 17 Bald Cypress Trees around the lake at the City Hall complex in Coconut Creek. Originally this project was conceived back in 2017 to be a ‘one tree per club member’ installation. After the MSD shooting our club chose to plant these trees in honor of those 17 lives that were cut short on that fateful Valentines Day. Our hope is that some measure of solace and beauty may be restored to the community as these trees grow and blossom. We had a great turn out and even though not all of our club members could attend this was truly a ‘all hands on deck’ project as there was much planning and some fund raising that went on to see this project to its completion. The members of ‘The Creek’ as we affectionately call ourselves are a fun-loving group of local business and community leaders (or leaders-to-be) that seek out Service projects that are in line with Rotary Internationals motto of ‘Service Above Self’.

 

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 klroyle@gmail.com 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

20 Reasons to Join Rotary Club of Coconut Creek

I joined Rotary to make some contacts and meet business leaders in my community. I quickly discovered that while relationships are formed and business does transpire within a Rotary Club, the Service and Fellowship aspects are what keep me coming back and drive me to do better.

If you are looking for a spark in your life, and to connect with other good and like minded people locally, then give us a try. We meet every other week and our speakers always have great topics to share. Plus you’ll learn about what it means to be a Rotarian and how our club takes action locally to serve the community and make North Broward a better place to raise our families and earn our business. I hope to see you there.

 

Renovating the 4Kids Foster Children’s House

We’ve been hard at work putting our sweat and contacts to work renovating the 4Kids house. This house is for foster kids who have aged out of the system at 18. 4Kids provides this home for them as well as training in the basics of taking care of themselves like how to interview for a job, shop and prepare food, manage money, etc.. The “soft landing” from the foster child system helps these young adults get on their feet and sets them up for success.

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We removed the old tile, taped and sanded to prepare for painting, demolished the old bathroom vanities, installed ceiling fans and brought in a painter. DREW4Kids 1

“What an incredible blessing the Coconut Creek Rotary Club has been to us in this project. This is just a great example of how a community can come together and do great impactful work. The fact that young ladies who have had to experience some of life’s toughest traumas can now have a place of quality, safety and peace; and realize their value and self-worth while doing life together, is immeasurable.  Looking forward to working together in seeing lives changed. You guys rock.”

until every child has a home…

Blake Silverstrom
Vice President
4KIDS

A big thank you goes out to Keith Warner, of Warner Painting. He not only donated his time to paint the entire 4Kids house, but he also supplied the paint ! Thank you also to Brad Ballenger, of Sawgrass Electric who donated six brand new ceiling fans.

Please support these civic-minded businesses in your community!

Keith Warner / President
WARNER PAINTING, INC.
4811 Lyons Tech Parkway
Suite 15
Coconut Creek, FL. 33073
561-309-3482

Brad Ballenger
Sawgrass Electric, Inc.
5131 NW 108th Ave
Sunrise, FL. 33351
http://sawgrasselectric.com

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Dave and Harley hard at work 
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Sanding and prep before painting the walls
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Ripping up the old tile and flooring before new install

“The Creek” on the move at Tradewinds Park!

The Creek work team!

I wanted to take a moment and send you all a great big, “Thank you”. Emily, It was a pleasure dealing with you in the set up process of the volunteer project. I cannot tell you all how much I appreciate all of you guys coming out to Tradewinds and spending a Saturday morning to have a Cleansweep of our barn area. It was a messy project and I personally appreciate the hard work everyone put in to help us around our farm! I enjoyed meeting all of you and look forward to working with you all again. Have an amazing holiday

Tradewinds Park
www.broward.org/parks
www.facebook.com/browardcountyparks
Thank you,
Kimberly Beach
Volunteer Coordinator
Stable Attendant II Peer into the depths

 

 

Service Projects

20140118_112727We continue to have our monthly service projects and making changes in our community!  Projects in the past couple months include clean up projects, child development projects and supporting our own Rotary Foundation!  We have committed to 8 service projects for the Rotary year and we are already done with that looking at exceeding our goal!!  A special part of our club is the desire to give back and part of our foundation success pieces.  We are looking for people with the same mindset of service and fellowship…are you one of those professionals looking for a way to fill that void in your life?  Come join us!!