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

Community Service

Local Support

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
- FISH
- 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

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

The Rotary Club of Englewood

Welcome,

"The Rotary Club of Englewood" is part of a worldwide organization of leaders, and business professionals, that provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 166 countries.


We invite you to find out more about our club, our members, and the Rotary organization...  Find out how you can Get Involved!

More than one million Rotary members have donated their time and personal resources to end polio. Every year, hundreds of Rotary members work side-by-side with health workers to vaccinate children in polio-affected countries. Rotarians work with UNICEF and other partners to prepare and distribute mass communication tools to reach people in areas isolated by conflict, geography, or poverty. 

When our members heard of the drinking water issues after the hurricanes we jumped into action, little did we know what impact and reach this would have. 


..."As a result, another $1,000 came in from the Rotary Club of Punta Gorda as well as an additional $1,100 from other Rotary Club of Englewood members. Then more donations came in from online fundraising efforts."...

Rotary International