The Rotary Club of Englewood

The awareness project is centered around the “Josh the Baby Otter” book presentation developed by the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization.  Parents Blake, a Rotarian, and his wife Kathy Collingsworth, who live in Nebraska, honor the memory of their two-year-old son Joshua, who died on June 4, 2008 after falling into the family pool three days earlier.  They believed they had every safety precaution in place, but the reality is that a drowning can occur in mere moments.

Lives We Impact

Here are some of the local groups and organisations we support:

- Lemon Bay HS Scholarships
- LBHS Project Graduation
- Adopt a Family
- Englewood Elementary AR Program
- Women's Resource Center
- LBHS Athletic
- LBHS Interact Club
- LBHS Art Departments
- Salvation Army
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Little League
- Englewood Helping Hands
- American Cancer Society
- Mental Health Community Centers
- Englewood YMCA
- Dearborn Street Halloween Safe Walk
- Englewood Sailing Club
- Hospice of SW FL
- Rotary Camp Grounds
- HOPE of Englewood
- Habitat For Humanity

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The Rotary Club of Englewood Presents “Josh the Otter” Water Safety Awareness Program

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