NOTICE REGARDING THE ROTARY CLUB OF SARASOTA KEYS:

The Rotary Club of Sarasota Keys has disbanded effective December 21, 2017.  While we fought hard to keep our Club going, issues of age, sickness, and declining membership required that we do what was best for our members.  After the completion of negotiations with the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Sarasota, all of our members have transferred to that Club effective January 1, 2018.  The website of the Rotary Club of Sarasota can be found at https://www.rotaryclubofsarasota.com/

NOTICE REGARDING THE ROTARY CLUB OF SARASOTA KEYS FOUNDATION:

As the Rotary Club of Sarasota Keys has disbanded, the Articles of Incorporation of the Rotary Club of Sarasota Keys Foundation required that the Board either modify the sections on those eligible for membership or to dissolve the organization pursuant to Florida law.  On December 21, 2017 the Board of Directors declined to amend the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, instead the Board voted unanimously to begin the dissolution process to be completed no later than March 31, 2018.  The Resolution of Dissolution was completed on February 19, 2018, was approved unanimously by the Board of Directors, and the process of distributing our assets was begun immediately.  On March 16, 2018 the Florida Department of State approved the dissolution of the Foundation to be effective March 31, 2018.

The assets of the Foundation were distributed to nine organizations and causes that represented those with a similar focus or goals to those of past programs and projects of the Foundation.  Those organizations are as follows:

  • The Rotary Club of Sarasota Foundation
  • The Rotary International Foundation
  • The Rotary District 6960 Rotary Youth Exchange Program
  • The Westcoast School for Human Development
  • The Sarasota Boxing Club
  • The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • The Booker High School Athletics Department
  • The Booker High School Interact Club
  • Hopekids Community

GENERAL NOTICES

It has been our pleasure to serve the Sarasota area for the past 57 years through the Rotary Club of Sarasota Keys and the past 26 years through the Rotary Club of Sarasota Keys.  We view the dissolution of both organizations not as an ending, but a new beginning to make great strides in partnering with the Rotary Club of Sarasota and the Rotary Clubs of District 6960.  Our former members will continue to do good works in the Sarasota community as members of the Rotary Club of Sarasota and other local organizations.  We wish good luck to everyone that has worked with us in the past and look forward to new opportunities and beginnings.  If you need to make contact regarding any information from the Club or Foundation please email SarasotaKeysRotaryClub@gmail.com