SERVICE ABOVE SELF
Founded in 1928, the Branford Rotary Club is a group of volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life who give their time and effort to improve life in Branford, across the shoreline, and around the world. In addition to hands-on projects, the Club raises more than $100,000 annually to benefit food pantries and veterans, families in need, seniors, students, and more through the annual BRAFFLE Restaurant Raffle, the Branford Festival Food & Book Tent, the Thanksgiving Road Race, the annual Golf Classic, and our generous Rotary Partners. Learn more at BranfordRotary.org.
We also give our time and effort to great causes such as:
- Feed Our Neighbors
- Salvation Army bell ringing
- Branford Land Trust Clean Up
- Raise the Roof/Habitat for Humanity
- Take a Vet Fishing
In addition, every December, the Branford Rotary Club sponsors, cooks and serves a holiday dinner for 175 Branford seniors, and each fall we host a lunch for 100 local veterans to honor our men and women in uniform. We also annually provide $17,000 in scholarships for high school students and adults from Branford who who wish to pursue higher education. We even drive Santa to the town green for the annual Tree Lighting!
SERVICE AND MORE
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, which celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2018, has a membership of 80 Rotarians who reside or work in Branford. If you or your business would like to support us by becoming a Rotary Partner, please contact visit our Rotary Partner's page, or email foundation@BranfordRotary.org.
We also hope you'll consider joining Rotary. Click HERE to learn more, and please navigate our site to discover more about the important work of the Branford Rotary Club.