Published On: Sun, Sep 15th, 2019

South Palm Beach County Society Scene

By: Pamela J Weinroth

Where Were You Last Week?

Ira and June Gelb with Marilyn and Jay Weinberg

The week was still quiet as we reconstructed our social calendar due to Dorian’s unwelcome arrival. On Thursday evening, it was time to help kick off the 5th Annal Boca Raton Mayors Ball. The event was held at Saks Fifth Avenue. Hosted by Heather Shaw, General Manager for Saks in Boca Raton the evening was attended by former Mayors of Boca Raton, past Honorees, this year’s Honorees and Downtown Rotary members.

Michael Walstrom, Terry and Jerry Fedele, Dyana Kenney with Bobby Campbell

In four hors year, this has become one of the signature fundraising events foe our community, produced by the Rotary Club of Downtown Boca Raton.

This black-tie event celebrates all that is great about our city. Through their partnership with the Boca Raton Historical Society the event highlights the storied history of our favorite Florida small town.

Yvette Drucker, Heather Shaw and Stacey Packer

Each year at the Mayors Ball the George Long Award is presented to individuals and institutions that have gone above and beyond to make Boca Raton the greatest place to live, work, learn, play and invest.

The evening will be co-chaired by Dyana Kenney and Michael F. Walstrom with Terry and Jerry Fedele acting as the honorary chairs.

Proceeds from the Boca Raton Mayors Ball are directed to local nonprofits focused on health and wellness initiatives through the Rotary’s “Service Above Self” grant program.

For tickets and/or sponsorships, go to

or email the Club at: [email protected].

2018 Mayor’s Ball Grant Recipients:

  • Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc
  • American Disabilities Foundation – Boating Beach Bash
  • Best Foot Forward Foundation
  • Boca Ballet Theatre
  • Boca Helping Hands
  • Faulk Center for Group Counseling
  • Fishing For Families in Need
  • Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc
  • Friendship Circle
  • Habilitation Center for the Handicap
  • Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County
  • Home Safe, Inc
  • KidSafe Foundation
  • Levis Jewish Community Center
  • Louis & Anne Green Memory & Wellness Center
  • Place of Hope
  • Rales Jewish Family Services
  • RCDBR Weekend Back Pack Program
  • Spirit of Giving Network
  • Stand Among Friends
  • The Volen Center
  • Unicorn Children’s Foundation
  • Vital Flight
  • YMCA of South Palm Beach County 


Boca Raton is Turning PINK in October

On October 10th at 5:30PM at the LOCH BAR

Real Men Wear Pink = Men Fighting Breast Cancer
Breast cancer affects everyone, women and men. That’s why we’ve recruited men to fight breast cancer through Real Men Wear Pink. This distinguished group of community leaders is determined to raise awareness and money to support the American Cancer Society’s mission and save more lives, than ever before, from breast cancer.

The Power of Pink
Every dollar raised helps the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support. Thanks to the passion of our Real Men Wear Pink supporters, we’re able to make a huge impact on the mission to end breast cancer.

Join our elite group of South Palm Beach’s Real Men as they compete in a FUNdraising event to support breast cancer research and life-saving patient programs in the local South Palm Beach area. The American Cancer Society ~ Attacking Cancer from Every Angle.

Entry to the Battle of the Bartenders Event is a minimum $30 donation (includes 2 “pink” drinks and light bites) to your favorite bartender at:

Meet your Real Men of South Palm Beach County 2019:

Go Pink Luncheon – Oct 18th at 11AM Boca Raton Resort & Club

Join South Florida’s premier breast cancer awareness event as we welcome multi-talented actor, comedian, producer, writer, and physician Dr. Ken Jeong!

In 2008, Dr. Ken Jeong’s wife, Dr. Tran Ho was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, their twin girls just one year old at the time. Dr. Jeong will share his experience and incredible story as caregiver to his wife all while balancing the roles of husband, father, and actor. Dr. Ken Jeong’s appearance is made possible thanks to the support of the Edward and Freyda Burns Enhanced Living Initiative. This incredible luncheon will feature all your favorites, a fabulous “pink” amenity, the amazing Saks Pink Daisy Pick Raffle, Wall of Strength for tributes to your favorite people and so much more! Community Philanthropist, Patti Carpenter serves as the luncheon Chair. All proceeds benefit cancer programs at Boca Raton Regional Hospital to fund critically important breast cancer detection and treatment initiatives.

For information on these and other events, visit:

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