Welcome to the Rotary Club of Longboat Key
The Rotary Club of Longboat Key is a welcoming, vibrant group of active and retired business, professional, and community leaders who enjoy working together to create, implement, and financially support projects that benefit the local community and the world. We invite you to join us in addressing critical issues, such as children at risk, hunger, environment, illiteracy, veterans’ needs, health, and community safety … all while enjoying fellowship and camaraderie with a group of friends who support each other and have fun together!
Rotary is the world’s first volunteer service organization, founded in Chicago in 1905. Today Rotary International is comprised of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders in more than 43,000 clubs in 200+ countries who come together to create positive, lasting change -- both locally and internationally.
Donations to Rotary LBK Charitable Fund, the Club’s 501(c)(3) charitable arm, finance the many projects and programs approved by the organization’s Board and conducted by Rotary Club members and partner organizations. Since the Club’s founding in 2014, those projects have included the following:
- Annual Veterans Day events to honor and support our local veterans
- Supporting Longboat Key's first responders
- Literacy and grade-level reading
- Hunger and food-insecurity
- Early childhood water safety program
- Supporting the environment
- Promoting our local dog park and pet owners
- International projects
- And much, much more!
8th Annual Veterans Day Support Campaign
This year, in addition to recognizing local Veterans’ service and sacrifice, the Rotary Club of Longboat Key is partnering with local nonprofit, Turning Points, on two fundraising initiatives in support of their Yellow Ribbon Program.
Turning Points’ Yellow Ribbon Program provides extensive support services that collectively contribute to securing and maintaining housing for Manatee County Veterans and their families who are currently homeless or would be homeless without their assistance.
How You Can Help Support Our Veterans
In addition to a donation from our club funds, the Rotary Club is accepting monetary donations in support of the Yellow Ribbon Program from the community to further support the critical services the program provides to Veterans. In addition, the Rotary Club is accepting sneaker and bike donations for Turning Points as well.
How To Donate
New/gently used sneakers can be dropped off at 938 Spanish Drive South, Longboat Key, Florida. If you have a bike to donate, please contact Joan Sherry to arrange a pickup/drop off. In addition, the Rotary Club is coordinating monetary donations towards new bikes.
If you would like to make a cash donation towards the above, send a check to Rotary LBK Charitable Fund, PO Box 8351, Longboat Key, FL 34228 or click here to donate online. Indicate "Veterans Day" on special instruction or check memo area.
The Rotary Club of Longboat Key is nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, genders, and races. If you would like to join us as a guest at a meeting or social or learn more about our projects, contact our Membership Chair, Jack Rozance at firstname.lastname@example.org, 941-343-7042.
The Club currently meets via ZOOM at 5 p.m. on most Tuesdays to enjoy interesting and engaging guest speakers, enjoy socializing, and to plan our projects. Our members look forward to resuming in-person meetings in Parish Hall at All Angels Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, in the near future.
Click here to complete our new member form to join the Rotary Club of Longboat Key today.
There are three ways you can donate or support our Club's work:
- Donate directly to Rotary LBK Charitable Fund via PayPal.
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- Mail your check to Rotary LBK Charitable Fund, P.O. Box 8351, Longboat Key, FL 34228.