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Rotary 1344 contribution to BRHC Foundation - $26,000.00

Made at BRHC Foundation Breakfast  December 1, 2023 by Don Partrick

“Good morning everyone, and Season’s Greetings!

Thanks to BRHC for giving us the opportunity of a little of your time to speak with you.

My name is Don Partrick, a member of The Rotary Club of Brandon 1344, and we also have with us, Alan Moulin, our Club President and Chuck LaRocque, our Treasurer of our Brandon Rotary Club Westman Foundation

The Rotary Club of Brandon 1344 has been in existence serving our community for 102 years, chartered in March, 1921!

This morning, The Rotary Club of Brandon 1344 will present a cheque for $26,000. to the BRHC Foundation to purchase needed prioritized hospital equipment, 1 Umano Bed and 2- Steller Bipap Devices.  

Alan Moulin, President of The Rotary Club of Brandon 1344 and Chuck LaRocque, Treasurer of The Brandon Rotary Club Westman Foundation will now present the cheque to Joanne Campbell, Chair-BRHC Foundation and Jo-Anne Lewis, Executive Director-BRHC  Foundation

Today, the presentation of this cheque to The Foundation will increase our total contributions since 1990 of $83,874. + $26,000. to $109,874.00”


Brandon Welcomes 2023 U15 Girl’s Canadian Fast Pitch Championships. First up is Brandon, MB, who will be hosting the 2023 U15 Girl’s Canadian Fast Pitch Championships from August 9-13, at Ashley Neufeld Softball Complex. The 2023 U15 Girl’s Championship will be the first Canadian Championship held in Brandon since 2000. The Ashley Neufeld Softball Complex opened in 2017 and includes four full-sized diamonds, and four mini diamonds. It has quickly built a reputation as the premier softball facility in Manitoba.
Brandon’s Club 1202 is a dry bar, that has received “consistent financial support … from local organizations like the Rotary Club of Brandon, Brandon Area Community Foundation and the Thomas Sill Foundation.”
On Tuesday, The Rotary Club of Brandon donated $5000 to the CHHA for much needed improvements to the entrance. 
See our Facebook page for more pictures. 

now located at 227 18th Street North Redwood Plaza in front of the former Husky Store
* Heritage Co-Op Grocery - Richmond Ave
*Home Hardware
Dollarama - Beside Sobey's West-end! 
Thanks so much for dropping your books off and
for shopping at the
Fall Rotary Booksale.
It was a great sale! 
Thank you to all who volunteered, your help was appreciated
The Next  Rotary Booksale will be 
7th to 9th, 2023  
The Rotary Club of Brandon donates $1000 to the
Brandon & Westman Christmas Cheer Registry Chairperson Myrna Lane.
Presentation by Rotarian Don Partrick

Brandon Rotary Club on Display

Rotary  club’s display cases in the Main Concourse of the Keystone Centre club’s display cases.
The cases, gratefully provided to the club by the Keystone Centre, now offer the public updated information about our club and its ongoing activities in Brandon and Westman.The display also contains some of the club’s cherished artifacts, such as our original Charter, signed in 1921.
“If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to check it out, possibly you might find some time to take a look,” says Don. “I think you will find it interesting. The display cases graphically encapsulate just how active The Rotary Club of Brandon #1344 is.”
Any questions or comments are welcome, contact Don 204-729-7188

Ripple Effect --Rotary and Education in Developing Countries

Ripple Effect is a Rotary District 5550 program through which Rotarians and other organizations and individuals in Canada can reach out to countries where children’s education is at risk. The program works in partnership with Rotary Clubs and communities in Guatemala to help build, equip and support schools for children in grades K to 6. Your donation to the Ripple Effect Program will help build and/or equip a school in Guatemala.
The Rotary Club of Brandon, along with other Rotary Clubs in Ontario and the Prairies have worked together to build a school in San Miguelito, to help reduce the incidence of illiteracy and poverty among the people of the area.  Guatemala is not only one of the poorest countries, (Guatemala is geographically south of Mexico), but has the lowest literacy rate in Central America. The school has taken several years to build, with all work done by local people and supervised over all by local and Canadian Rotary clubs.  Presently there are 5 classrooms, a computer lab, kitchen, washrooms, principal's office, storage along with a cemented playground, fencing and retaining walls.  Needless to say, the school has become the meeting place of the town with a market and place for sports and recreation. 
Rotary Shelterbox Program



The ShelterBox program is an unbelievable program to give the opportunity to an individual or a group to be able to step up and give a huge amount of help to people in need.

For example, the Shelterbox provides sustained shelter for people dealing with disaster in the Philippines.

Shelterbox already has two response teams on the ground in the Philippines who are working with the help of Rotarians to provide emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

ShelterBox delivers, the tent boxes shown above, or specific Shelter Toolkits for areas where repairs to homes are needed. 

Some 90 countries have received ShelterBoxes. And more than 130,000 ShelterBoxes have been deployed since the Rotary Club project since 2000.


For some more info, see: http://www.shelterboxcanada.org/




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