The Rotary Club of Key West

Service Above Self Since 1916

Club Information

Service Above Self Since 1916

Key West

The Rotary Club of Key West
Service Above Self Since 1916

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
The Marriott Beachside Resort
3841 North Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040
United States of America
The Rotary Club Of Key West In Action
As a part of community engagement and in supporting our local youth, the Rotary Club of Key West proudly sponsored a T-Ball Team and a Girls Softball Team. They wore our Rotary Club shirts and colors, it was a great time watching them compete throughout the season!
Interact Club at Children's Day 2022 with Sponsor Jessica Nassar and Interact Liaison Lauren Martin. The Interact Club sold baked goods, drinks, and bbq pork sandwiches this year. They also had face painting for the kids. It was a fabulous family-friendly day, and we look forward to next year!
On Thursday, July 2,2020 The Rotary Club of Key West passed the command of the club over to retired USCG Commander Jim Olive.  An open-air setting met the criteria of the day due to the current Pandemic. All in attendance wore masks and stayed socially distanced to maintain their individual health.  ,Fellow Club Officers are:  Christie Martin,Treasurer Cathy Crane.  Steve Torrence, Immediate Past President, along with Past Presidents Jill Cranney, Albert Gonzalez, Bascom Grooms, John Parks, Pat Labrada, & Hugh Morgan comprised those who passed the gravel along to the newly installed President.
Comprising the Balance of the Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 Club Year are: Jason Beeman , Joe Caso, Jill Cranney, Roland Flowers, Audrey Green, Bascom Grooms, Rebecca Horan, & Alton Weekley. 
ROTARY’S VISION: Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Our Rotary Club is comprised of business leaders in our community who share a passion and commitment to enhance our local community and communities throughout the world.  Our members change lives in our local community and work with Rotary clubs in other areas of the United States and internationally to help assist people in need with today’s most pressing challenges.
Being a member is an opportunity to take action and make a difference, and it brings personal rewards and lifelong friendships in the process.
But Rotary is so much more.  Rotary is also an opportunity for a parent to set a working example for his or her child. Rotary is an opportunity to obtain personal growth in enhancing their individual leadership and management skills. Rotary is an opportunity to provide and receive mentorship from other Rotarians while building friendships with likeminded people. Rotary is fun.
Of course, over 100 years ago, Rotary started as a networking group for business leaders and networking existing today because people do business with people they know, like and trust.
If you want to improve our community, change lives, set an example for your children, improve your leadership and management skills, obtain or provide mentorship, in a setting that also allows you to grow your business, make lasting friendships and have fun, then let’s talk how you can join.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  There are more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.  We hope you can join us.   The club pays the meal costs for true prospects to attend their first meeting.  You are welcome to attend a follow-up meeting or two as a guest to get to know us better, but we ask that you pay the meal cost, so that we can use our funds to improve lives and communities.



April 7, 2017
Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel
Rotary Fundraiser Gala Sponsorship
Honoring:  Jefferson B. Browne Hall of Fame & Legend Awards
Key West High School Coach of the Year Award
$90.00/per person

Presenting Sponsor – Diamond $5,000
 One table for ten at the Rotary Gala
 Rotary Club of Key West Diamond Sponsor will be the lead banner on the Rotary website, Logo on Facebook and name mentions in all publicity
 1 page ad in Gala Program

Supporting Sponsor – Emerald $2,500
 Four Tickets to the Rotary Gala
 Logo on Facebook, logo on Club Website and name mentions in all publicity
 ½ page ad in Gala Program

General Sponsor – Ruby $1,000
 Two Tickets to the Rotary Gala
 Logo on Facebook and logo on Club Website and name mentions in all publicity
 ¼ page ad in Gala Program

Contributing Sponsor – Sapphire $500
 Two Tickets to the Rotary Gala
 Name mentions in all publicity
 1/8 page ad in Gala Program

Sponsors will be featured on all materials regarding
The Rotary Club of Key West’s Gala!
Gala proceeds to benefit Rotary’s Local Scholarships
For more information, please contact: Linda Russin, Gala Chair, 954-471-1804









On April 1, 2016 the Rotary Club of Key West's 100th Anniversary Gala was a huge succes with members, sponsors and community leaders coming together to celebrate the club's 100th Anniversary and to honor the first Hall of Fame member Edward Knight.  Photos from the event are below.  

Rotary Club of Key West Awards Edward B. Knight Its First Hall of Fame Award


The Rotary Club of Key West has chosen Edward B. Knight as its first Jefferson B. Browne Hall of Fame recipient.

The Rotary Club of Key West is celebrating 100 years of service to Key West. Jefferson B. Browne, after whom the award is named, was the first Key West Rotary president. Browne later became Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court.

Hall of Fame recipient Edward B. Knight served as Rotary president in 1964-1965. He arrived in Key West as a naval aviator during WWII and later joined the Rotary International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. He and his wife Joan opened one of the first Volkswagon dealerships in the U.S., in Key West. In 1957, he opened Knight Realty and now the company is Berkshire Hathaway Knight & Gardner Realty, a leading commercial and residential real estate company. Edward serves on the executive board of the South Florida Council Boy Scouts of America and has donated to the Boy Scout camp in the Keys, known as the Camp Sawyer Edward B. Knight Scout Reservation. He instituted a $4000 annual Rotary Scholarship Program with Florida Keys Community College -- the Edward B. Knight Rotary Club of Key West FKCC Vocational Scholarship. Edward follows the 4-Way Test in his business, and employees have kept the 4-Way Test card: “Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendship? Is it beneficial to all concerned?”

Other past and present community members who have been honored as “Rotary Legends” this centennial year were Jefferson B. Browne, Dr. Robert Carraway, Gerald “Moe” Mosher, Greg O'Berry, John G. Parks, Jr., Paul J. Sher, Edward Toppino, Robert Walker and Alton Weekley.

The Rotary Club of Key West works in the community to provide scholarships to Key West High School students, raises funds for its Children's Dental Program for those who cannot afford dental care, is responsible for the spectacular Key West 4th of July fireworks celebration, raises funds for the Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, contributes to Polio Plus for the eradication of polio, and more.

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Club Leaders
President Elect
Past President
Director- Past President
Director-Past President
Program Chair
Club Administration
Key West Rotary Club Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Webmaster - Chair
Webmaster Co-Chair
Club Photographer
Club Parliamentarian
Youth Services Chair
Sunshine Committee
Public Relations
July 4th 5K
July 4th VIP Dinner Chair
Kickball Tournament Chair
Kickball Tournament Co-Chair
Cornhole Tournament Chair
Casino Night Chair
Casino Night Co-Chair
Fireworks Chairperson
Golf Tournament
Interact Liaison
Public Relations Co-Chair
Paul Harris
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