Dear Friend,
 
Cheers to you for checking out the Rotary Club of Key Largo…so happy you’re here!
 
Your visit to our web site matters, and you matter to us…whether you want to apply for a scholarship, buy event tickets, sponsor an event, visit or speak to our club, or learn more about membership.
 
Interesting facts about our unique “Breakfast Club”:
  • Rotary Club of Key Largo prides itself on perhaps the best meeting view of Rotary clubs across the world . . . a panoramic overlook of the peaceful Florida Bay from the third floor of the Key Largo Hilton just after sunrise. Gorgeous!
  • Rotary Club of Key Largo is the only club focusing on giving locals of all agesfree grants for training classes in fields like nursing, culinary arts, marine mechanics and fire rescue.
  • Rotary Club of Key Largo hosts our signature annual craft brew festival, Key Largo Brew on the Bay…our 7th Annual to be held January 20, 2018! 
  • Rotary Club of Key Largo hosts our signature annual catch and release fishing tournament, the Take Stock in Children Backcountry Challenge…our 18th Annual coming up on Sept. 22-24, 2017!
  • Rotary Club of Key Largois the northernmost of six clubs in the Florida Keys, part of Rotary International with 1.2 million members around the world in more than 35,000 clubs in over 200 countries.
In addition to being a husband and father, my greatest accomplishment is leading this fun group of 50 individuals of all ages and backgrounds, now all enjoying life in the Upper Florida Keys. This is not just a social or service club. It is a family.
 
Every single Key Largo Rotarian literally puts “service above self” on a daily basis and it is our hope that you reading this are touched in some way by our many volunteer activities and donations to our Key Largo community – BECAUSE YOU MATTER.
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
 
 
Dennis Caltagirone 
President, Rotary Club of Key Largo
2017-2018
2017-2018 President's Message 2017-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
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