What is Key Colony Beach Community Association?
The Former Key Colony Beach Chamber of Commerce transformed into the Key Colony Beach Community Association at the Chamber’s annual meeting on April 18, 1991. The idea had been kicked around for years as the Chamber’s mission had become community betterment rather than commercial development, the reason the Chamber started back in the mid 1950’s.
Along with the name change, members also revised the purposes of the organization from: “…to aid in the development and reasoned growth…” to: “activities for beautification, security, safety and recreational enjoyment of the community.”
Along with becoming the Key Colony Beach Community Association, the Board felt a new slogan, a new logo, would inspire new energy and interest. They chose a busy bee and the slogan The Kaycee Bees-busy making our city better for everyone. To this day our seasonal newsletter name has morphed into the Key Colony Beach Bee Line.
The then Kaycee Bee Line was started to share information about what goes on in our City as the now Bee Line still does. And, you will still see the founders original “bee” logo in the current Bee Line.
Key Colony Beach Community Association Board Members are:
President - Gail Cortelyou - 305-289-1295
Vice Pres, Treasurer - Corky Spehrley - 305-289-1259
Secretary - Cheryl Boehm - 904-708-6965
Vendor Coordinator - Jean Hering
Ginny Maar - 917-664-2568
Maureen Quinn - 917-670-3337
Tom Moore - 305-744-4701
Membership Secretary - Anita Alferes - 305-289-1885
Ted Fischer - 302-841-9812
Charities We Support
By holding holding various events, the Key Colony Beach Community Association raises money which helps support many local charities. The following organizations received donations from the KCBCA in 2016: American Cancer Society, Grace Jones, Healthy Start, Guidance Care (Heron Peacock), Habitat for Humanity, Independence Cay, KAIR, Kids Fishing, Marathon High School, Marathon Shriners Marathon VFW Wounded Warriors, Marathon United Methodist Church, City of Key Colony Beach, Florida Keys SPCA, Sanctuary Friends, SHARK, Take Stock in Children, Local Hospice, Zonta and Heron House. 2017 some of the ones listed earlier, plus Hospice (local) and The Caldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation to help community members negatively impacted by Hurricane Irma.