Drown Zero International is a non-profit organization, made possible by The Rotary Club of Cocoa Beach, that provides life-saving rescue stations along the beaches of Brevard County.
Drown Zero’s mission is to prevent drownings worldwide through education, awareness, and rescue equipment implementation. Collectively, there are 42 flotation stations along the public beaches in Cocoa Beach. Each station has installed an orange life-saving ring to provide assistance to distressed swimmers in the event the beach is unguarded or a lifeguard is off-duty.
More information can be found here: Drown Zero International
Josh The Baby Otter
Public Parks & Beach Adoption
The Club regularly participates in beach clean-ups with Keep Brevard Beautiful and has adopted two city parks: Cameron Barkley Rotary Memorial Park and Cocoa Isles Park. We help the city with periodic required maintenance such as mulching playground areas.
We encourage local families and tourists alike to enjoy the beauty of our town but to always leave it cleaner than you found it.
More information can be found here: Keep Brevard Beautiful
Interact & Rotary Youth Leadership
Italian Youth Exchange
The club supports a bilateral youth exchange project with the Rotary Club of Sansepolcro, Italy, hosting four Italian exchange students for 10 days and providing educational opportunities related to aerospace engineering.
In return, the Italian Rotary club hosts four students from Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School for ten days in September, with the visit focusing on Italian art and architecture.
Early Education Support
Scholarships & Donations
Each year the club funds scholarships for highly deserving college-bound Cocoa Beach High School Seniors, typically donating $4000 a year.
The club has also donated tens of thousands of dollars to special community needs as they arise, including Christmas donations to needy families and Thanksgiving meals for the homeless. We donate to each non-profit that speaks to the club, and we support recurring events like student-organized car washes and the Club Zion Surf camp.