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  • The Rotary Club of Branford was chartered in 1928 and maintains a solid history of “Service Above Self” in helping others through fundraising for donations as well as providing community service locally and supporting humanitarian efforts worldwide. The club will celebrate its 90th anniversary on October 15, 2018 with a membership of over 80 Rotarians who reside or work in the Connecticut Shoreline Region.

    Membership in the worldwide organization of Rotary International with over 1.2 million members, in 32,000+ clubs in 200+ countries provides the opportunity for Rotarians to make a difference in helping communities locally and around the world through collective humanitarian efforts.

  • Meetings

    Wednesdays
    7:15am – 8:30am
    at The Parthenon Diner
    Contact: info@branfordrotary.org
    Mailing Address: Rotary Club of Branford
    P.O. Box 593, Branford, CT 06405

  • Veterans Luncheon – Wednesday, November 15th, 11:30 – 1:00 PM, Italian American Club

  • The Rotary Club of Branford annually honors all those who have served in our nation’s Armed Forces with a Veterans’ Luncheon at the Branford Italian American Club. In addition to all Veterans being invited, we will be honored with guests from the VA Blind Center, members of the VFW, and members of the American Legion. For more information contact Joshua Balter at (203) 208-1659.

  • Branford Rotary & YMCA 5K – Thanksgiving Morning 11/23/17

    On Thanksgiving morning, we co-sponsor with the YMCA a 5K Run/Walk and ½ Mile Kids Fun Run. After the races, stick around for chowder, bread, refreshments, music, awards and more! Tech tees are guaranteed to the first 850 entrants. Remaining entrants and children receive cotton T-shirts.

    REGISTER HERE:http://www.jbsports.com/?page_id=308

    We encourage you to donate to the Liberty Bank/Rotary Club Thanksgiving Dinner Drive. Donate or fundraise $100 or more and receive FREE race entry! Email jody@jbsports.com to learn more. Proceeds from the event benefit the Rotary Club of Branford and the Soundview Family YMCA.

    For further details or sponsorship information, please visit www.jbsports.com or call (203) 481-5933.

  • Tree Lighting Parade – Saturday, November 25, 2017, 5 PM, BHS to Branford Green

  • Members of the Rotary Club join the Branford Tree Lighting Parade on the Saturday evening of Thanksgiving weekend escorting Santa Claus to the Branford Green. Rotarians drive a fleet of classic International Harvester tractors from the collection of Mr. Bill Van Wilgen from the Branford High School up Main Street to the green. What a way to bring in the Christmas and holiday season!

  • Senior Dinner – Thursday, December 7, 2017, 5 PM, First Congregational Church, Branford

  • The Rotary Club sponsors an annual Holiday Dinner for Branford Seniors in early December. We strive to give our seniors, many of whom spend the holidays alone, a chance to gather together for a full course holiday meal, with festive entertainment and a visit from Santa with a gift for all. Typically we serve 175 seniors with hor d’oeurves, a turkey and ham dinner together with all the “fixings” and dessert. Look for updated notices at the Canoe Brook Senior Center for details on how to attend.

  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing – Saturday, December 9th, 8 – 4 PM, 4 Locations

  • On one Saturday every December, the Branford Rotary Club provides volunteer bell ringers for the Salvation Army. Bell ringing takes place at 4 locations within Branford. Come find us at Walmart, Stop & Shop, Starbucks or the Branford Book & Card Shop. All proceeds including additional donations by club members are sent to the Salvation Army Southern New England Division providing services in the greater New Haven area.