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The Rotary Club Of Key West In Action
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!!!
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
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 !!!!
Thank you Diane for such a wonderful party over 400 people attended.