Rotary is a global network of community volunteers, united to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace. It is the oldest (founded 1905) and largest (1.2 million members) non-governmental, a non-religion-affiliated service organization in the world. A primary force in the eradication of polio, Rotary is “this close” to achieving that goal.
We are men and women eager to continue serving our local community, the greater community, and the world while enjoying each other’s company and entertaining new and interesting ideas through our visiting speakers. Our first ‘exploratory’ meeting was February 26, 2014; we were officially Chartered as one of the more than 34,000 clubs of Rotary International on October 17, 2014.
- Our VISION for the Rotary Club of Longboat Key is to be a welcoming, vibrant group of volunteers, respected for their positive impact on the community and recognized for their contribution to the worldwide mission of Rotary International.
- Our MISSION is to be a portal to service, where members gather in fun and friendly collaboration to create and carry out programs and projects that benefit the community and the world.
We expect the Rotary Club of Longboat Key to endure for decades because the community services it creates and inspires make it an important, even essential, factor in knitting residents and frequent visitors from all areas of the Island, of all ages and backgrounds, into a cohesive and neighborly whole.
At the same time, the Rotary Club of Longboat Key reaches out to less fortunate families and individuals in neighboring communities with “roll up your sleeves and get to work” type programs aimed at long-term enhancement of lives we touch.