SERVICE ABOVE SELF
Founded in 1928, the Branford Rotary Club of Connecticut is comprised of men and woman of all ages who want to make a positive difference in the community. We are a hands-on club, helping those in need in Branford, across the shoreline and around the world. Our passionate members are dedicated to the Rotary motto, 'Service Above Self.'
We annually provide more than $40,000 to area charities and organizations thanks to our fundraisers - The Golf Classic, the Branford Festival pancake breakfast and lobster dinner, the Classic Car Show, and the Rotary/YMCA Thanksgiving 5k and Fun Run. The money we raise goes to food pantries and veterans groups, family counseling and literacy programs, senior care and cancer research.
We also give our time and effort to causes such as Feed Our Neighbors and Raise the Roof/Habitat for Humanity. We host a senior dinner, several veterans functions, and participate in many other volunteer events in our area. We even drive Santa to the town green for the annual Tree Lighting.
SERVICE AND MUCH MORE
In addition to fundraising and projects, we provide substantial scholarships for Branford students to pursue higher education, and we honor a student-of-the-month at Branford High School.
As part of Rotary International, one of the world’s largest service organizations with 1.2 million members, Branford Rotary is also involved globally, working on projects to provide clean water, improve education and, most famously, help in the fight against polio. Since 1988, Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign (EndPolio.org) has immunized more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries and reduced polio cases worldwide by 99.9 percent.
And Branford Rotarians don’t just give; they go. Every year, Rotarians travel abroad to assist local initiatives. For 2018, five Branford members traveled to Kenya for two weeks to work on a local school project.
The club celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2018 with a membership of more than 80 Rotarians who reside or work here on the Connecticut Shoreline. If you or your business would like to support us by becoming a Rotary Partner, please contact info@BranfordRotary.org. We also hope you'll consider joining Rotary yourself. Click here to learn more.