Key West CitizenJuly 30, 2017

The Rotary Club of the Upper Keys has named Tavernier resident Judith Cooley as the 2017 Rotarian of the Year.

Cooley, a member of Upper Keys Rotary since 2011, serves as the controller with Century 21 Schwartz Realty and was a longtime CPA in private practice in Tavernier. She has been the treasurer of the Rotary Club since 2015.

Additionally, the club recently installed Jill Miranda Baker as president for 2017-18 at the annual installation of club officers and board of directors event. Baker is the executive director of the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, which operates the Keys History & Discovery Center.

Rotary District 6990 Gov. Alan Cohn installed the board which includes Baker, President-elect Terry Abel, treasurer Cooley, Secretary Joe Roth, Sergeant-at-Arms John Gallant and immediate past-president Frank Derfler. Directors include Don Horton, Rob Stober, Bette Brown, Marlo DeMoss, Peter Ihrig, Nicole Kraus, Chris Trentine, Bruce Williams, Mary Williams and Lesli Wojtecki.

Rotary Club of the Upper Keys meets at noon Tuesdays at Craig’s Restaurant.

For information, visit or call Baker at 305-304-0052.