IN PICTURES: ROTARY CLUBS FROM THE KEYS & SOUTH FLORIDA GATHER FOR A SPECIAL INSTALLATION CEREMONY

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Sheriff Rick Ramsay raises his gifts in celebration of his installation as an honorary member of Key Largo Sunset Rotary.

Rotary club members from the Southernmost City to the Palm Beach County line — and from the neighboring Bahamas — gathered for a special installation ceremony of the Key Largo Sunset Rotary Club on June 24. Key Largo Sunset Rotarian Dennis Caltagirone was installed as governor of District 6990, which is composed of more than 50 clubs throughout Southeast Florida, the Keys and Grand Bahama Island. In the Upper Keys, three incoming club presidents were sworn in, including Don Horton, Key Largo Rotary president, Elizabeth Hladky, Key Largo Sunset Rotary president and Anna Richards, Upper Keys Rotary president. Outgoing Key Largo Rotary president Ashley Arrabal was sworn in as assistant governor for Rotary clubs spanning between Homestead to Marathon. Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay was installed as an honorary member of Key Largo Sunset Rotary to conclude the ceremonies.

Photos by Doug Finger.

Jim McCarthy
Jim McCarthy is one of the many who escaped the snow and frigid temperatures in Western New York. A former crime & court reporter and city editor for two Western New York newspapers, Jim has been honing his craft since he graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 2014. In his 5-plus years in the Keys, Jim has enjoyed connecting with the community. Jim is past president of the Key Largo Sunset Rotary Club. When he's not working, he's busy chasing his son, Lucas, around the house and enjoying time with family.