The Rotary Club of Key West

Service Above Self Since 1916

Upcoming Events

 

Speakers

Apr 28, 2015
Apr 30, 2015
KWHS -Shannon Perkins
Art Show @ Marriott's Beachside regular lunch meeting upstairs Patio
May 02, 2015
May 07, 2015
Eddy Perez
Division Chief of Key West EMS
May 12, 2015
May 14, 2015
May 21, 2015
Mary Lou
Helpline (Interact will run meeting)
May 28, 2015
Kate Bauer-Jones
United Way
Jun 09, 2015
Jun 11, 2015
Reverse Raffle
Bagatelle
Jun 18, 2015
 

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Service Above Self Since 1916

Key West

The Rotary Club of Key West
Service Above Self Since 1916

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
The Marriott Beachside Resort
3841 North Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL  33040
United States
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The Rotary Club Of Key West In Action

Samuola Marc came to "Thank" our Rotary club.  What a surprise!
 
 
 
Thanks to all in the community that helped make this first time event Mardi Gras Casino Night for Rotary such a great success we raised over $18K.  This will help out the children that someday will be the future leaders. 
 
 
 
 
This event was a fundraiser for the Smile Savers Dental Fund which is a community program by the Rotary Club of Key West. The purpose is to provide emergency dental services for the children in our community who cannot afford it. We want to help a child smile again.  Tee Time is 18 January 2015 @ 7:30am at the Key West Golf Club 6450 College Road, Key West, FL 33040.  
 
 
 
 
This event was a fundraiser for the Smile Savers Dental Fund which is a community program by the Rotary Club of Key West. The purpose is to provide emergency dental services for the children in our community who cannot afford it. We want to help a child smile again. The event was a huge success and as you can see from the pictures, we had a nice turnout. This is an event prior to our Help a Child Smile Golf Tournament happening this Saturday, 17 January, 2015. The money raised by the golf tournament will go to the Smile Savers Dental Fund as well.
 

 
Purple Pinkie Success – Key West!
Friday October 24th was World Polio Day as declared by Rotary International.  In Key West the three Rotary Clubs, (Sunrise, Noon, Sunset) joined forces in raising awareness and collecting funds to battle this crippling disease.
Every school in Key West participated in Purple Pinkie Day where in exchange for $1.00, students had their left pinkie stained with Gentian Violet.  It was tremendous success! Which was raised by Gerald Adams, Poinciana, Key West High School, Basilica School, Montessori Charter, Sigsbee Charter, Horace O Bryant and Big Pine Charter School.
These funds will be matched 2/1 by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, generating a total of:  $7,578.78. Each dollar will immunize two (2) children against Polio, that translates to a total of: 15,158 children being immunized.  Quite an impact from a tiny Island!!! 
 
 
 

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We had a terrific time with DG Joe Roth and (First Lady) Diana and AG Jim Smith.  I think we were all inspired by his Rotary PASSION!!!

"LETS LIGHT UP ROTARY"

 

President Elizabeth MacLaughlin

 

 

 
 

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On June 28, 2014 - Hard Rock partners up with The Rotary Club of Key West and raises over $12k for the Paul J. Sher Scholarship.  This was an event you didn't want to miss.  The 99th President of the club was picked up in a limo awaiting for her was a red carpet.  Hard Rock had artist Rick Worth do a painting which was later sold at the live auction.  There was great entertainment, food, beverages and a silent auction.  The Hard Rock received a proclamation from the City of Key West for there generosity to the city and all they do for the community.  Diane Eliopoulos sure knows how to Rock !!!!

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Conch Fest
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Paul Harris
 
 
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