Rick received Bachelor of Building Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He was a practicing architect in Manchester, CT for 46 years until his retirement in 2015 when he and Elin made Ft. Lauderdale their residence and began spending summers in Rhode Island.
He joined the Manchester, CT Rotary Club in 1978 and in 2000 received the first of eight Paul Harris Fellow awards. For the past seven years he has served as District 7890 Chair for Water & Sanitation Projects. In 2014 Rotary International presented him with the “Service Above Self” Award – Rotary’s highest honor and awarded annually to a maximum of 150 individuals throughout the world.
While vacationing in Guatemala in 2006 Rick attended a meeting of the Rotary Club of La Antigua, Guatemala, making the initial connections that resulted in twenty-seven sustainable clean water and sanitation projects completed from 2007 through 2021.
His last presentation to our club on February 3, 2021, described the efforts to fund another two villages in Rotary years 2019-2021 utilizing the ninth and tenth Global Grants. At our February 23, 2022, meeting he will provide an update on the status of these Global Grants and share a video, Hope for Water, which follows the process used in these Mayan communities to construct sustainable clean water and sanitation facilities. It also features the installation of the first solar-powered electric water pump in San Vicente, utilizing one of our previous Global Grants.
|THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24th @ 6:30 PM
"SOCIAL WITH A PURPOSE"
Everyone is invited to "Social with a Purpose" by the Rotary Club of Hallandale Beach-Aventura at the Taverna Opa restaurant in Hollywood. This is a great opportunity to invite a potential member! See details below.
|SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2022
THE RLI is back in person in Broward County!
Keiser University Fort Lauderdale, 1500 NW 49th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Space is limited to only 50 participants, with no 'walk-ins' allowed, so you must register on DACdb. This is a fantastic opportunity to take Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Graduate Course. Breakfast, lunch, and all materials are included for $100.
** Special Note for Online Attendees: You must complete all sessions in a Part to register for the next level in person! Check your profile! **
If you have any questions, feel free to call Lee Phares 954-632-3195
|THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2022 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
“ART FOR THE ARTS” FUNDRAISER
4th Annual Fundraiser "Art for the Arts" South Florida Orchestra's Symphony in the Schools . . . Preserving the Coral Reef 'Color Me Mine' & 'Painting with a Twist'. In Person & Zoom
|SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Village of Allapattah, YMCA Family Center - 2370 NW 17th Ave, Miami, FL 33142
MAY 5 - MAY 8, 2022
ROTARY ALIVE DISTRICT 6990 CONFERENCE
More Details Coming Soon!