The Rotary Club of Key West

Service Above Self Since 1916

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Dec 25, 2014
Jan 01, 2015
Jan 08, 2015
Misha McRae
Key West Botanical Garden Society
Jan 13, 2015
Jan 15, 2015
Barbara Blair
Guidance Care Center Counseling Keys Students About Drug/Alcohol Use
Jan 18, 2015
Golf Tournament
Help A Child Smile!
Jan 22, 2015
Katy Matson
Hospital Albert Schweitzer
Jan 29, 2015
Rachel Oropeza
Trip to Venezuela for the Mosquitero Project
Feb 10, 2015
Mar 10, 2015
Mar 28, 2015
Apr 14, 2015
May 12, 2015
Jun 09, 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

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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News From Rotary International

Rotary AIDS day event turns spotlight on world’s deadliest infectious disease
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst ever, has claimed several thousand lives and generated worldwide concern. But its impact pales in comparison to that of AIDS, which, despite advances in treatment, still kills more than a million people a year, the majority of them in Africa. "Even with the Ebola outbreak at its worst expected levels, it's never going to reach what we've seen with the HIV/AIDS epidemic," said Dr. Timothy B. Erickson, director of the Center for Global Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, speaking at Rotary's World AIDS Day event in Evanston on 1...
Statement by Rotary International on the deadly school attack in Pakistan
Rotary International condemns the horrific attack that killed more than 130 schoolchildren and wounded over 100 of their classmates in Peshawar, Pakistan. We believe that children everywhere have the basic right to receive an education in an environment unthreatened by violence or fear. Rotary extends our heartfelt sympathy to all of the families in Pakistan, including those of seven Rotary members, who have lost children as a result of this unfathomable tragedy. We stand with them in mourning their loss. Gary C.K. Huang, PresidentRotary International
Indoor air pollution linked to millions of deaths
After decades dreaming about the Himalayas, Rotary member George Basch went on his first trek through the mountains in 2001, when he was 64. A member of the Rotary Club of Taos-Melagro in New Mexico, USA, Basch found that the experience was even more than he had hoped. "My expectations were high, and dramatically exceeded," he remembers. But a less-than-pleasant aspect of the experience was the indoor smoke pollution he encountered in the guest houses and private homes he visited. Many families in the Himalayas use rudimentary cookstoves or, in some cases, an open fire pit inside the home to...
Rotary staff members bond over Miles to End Polio bike ride
For six staff members from Rotary headquarters in Evanston, the fight to eradicate polio has become personal. Together, they biked the physically grueling 104-mile (167-kilometer) Tour de Tucson in Arizona, USA, collectively raising more than $20,000 for polio eradication while putting their bodies and minds through a feat of endurance. For the tightknit group, the experience was about more than just raising money and crossing the finish line. It was about learning about each other and what Rotary members are doing to rid the world of this crippling disease. They advocated together, trained...
How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
 
 

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