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 celebrated its 85th anniversary on October 15, 2013 with a membership of over 70 business and professional men and women 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.
The Rotary Club of Branford is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual “Classic Car Show” Fundraiser Event to be held on Sunday August 23, 2015 from 11AM – 3PM, at Van Wilgen’s Garden Center. This event will benefit Branford Rotary Club charitable events and organizations in honor and support of veterans, including the “Take-A-Vet Fishing” program organized by the First Congregational Church of Branford, our Rotary Club’s annual Veterans Day Luncheon Event and US Marine Justin Eldridge Children’s Education Fund. This 2nd annual event anticipates having over 150 Classic Cars with a suggested donation of $10 per show car with raffle prizes and trophies awarded. Spectator admission to the event is free with donations accepted to help benefit the fundraiser. Please join in on this great family event which will include fabulous cars and “oldies” music with the entertainment donated by MC and radio personality John Voket and a special appearance by Mrs. Connecticut International 2015, Paula Mele. Food and beverages will also be available.
On September 16th, the Uppsala Rotary Peace Fellows/Class XIII attended a meeting at Uppsala Rotary Peace Center in which they shared information on their work experiences and expectations about the master program that they started this fall. They also received some information about AFE, insurance and other practical matters.