Rotary Wine Festival May 9th & 10th 2024 2024-03-20 05:00:00Z 0

Spring Book Sale Thank you 

The Fall Rotary Book Sale 
will be 
12th, 13th, & 14th 2024
Special thanks to our Volunteers
Over 60 volunteers helped us with the sale!
Thank you Victoria Inn for our awesome venue and support! 
Thank you to Canada Movers and Home Hardware for helping us manage the 35 pallets of books that were stored, unloaded and unpacked for the sale! 
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Rotary donates $26,000 to BRHC Foundation 

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”


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Rotary Supports Kiwanis Kar Derby 2023-06-03 05:00:00Z 0
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Ashley Neufeldt Softball Complex hosts 2023 U15 Girl’s Canadian Fast Pitch Championship

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.
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Rotary Supports Club 1202

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. 

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Rotary Book Sale March 30th 31st & April 1st


Please remember to
drop off your books in the Book Bins at
Dollarama (beside Sobey's West-End),
Home Hardware,
Heritage Co-op Grocery on Richmond. 
Thank you for supporting Rotary and Literacy in Brandon & Westman! 
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Christmas Cheer Board Donation 

The Rotary Club of Brandon donates $1000 to the
Brandon & Westman Christmas Cheer Registry Chairperson Myrna Lane.
Presentation by Rotarian Don Partrick
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Western Manitoba Youth Choir 2022-10-11 05:00:00Z 0
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ROTARY BOOK BINS - One has been moved!!

The Fall Rotary Booksale will be 
12th, 13th, & 14th 2024
* Heritage Co-Op Grocery - Richmond Ave
*Home Hardware
Dollarama - Beside Sobey's West-end! 
Thanks so much for dropping your books off. 
Thank you to all who are volunteering,  your help is appreciated
The Fall Rotary Booksale will be 
12th, 13th, & 14th 2024
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2022-23 Theme
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World Polio Day Letter 

Polio Eradication
A Rotary Success Story
Every year Rotary Clubs around the world celebrate World Polio Day on October 24 as global experts and partners share our progress on the road to polio eradication.
Rotary has been working with a public-private partnership led by national governments with six partners – the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Gavi (the Vaccine Alliance) as part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.
As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we’ve reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.
Rotarians have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort. Locally, our Club in Brandon has contributed to this campaign annually since its inception in 1985.
Rotary’s participation in the program, known as Polio Plus, was formally started in 1985 through the Rotary International Foundation and continues today. Two drops of serum on the tongue of a child at a cost of $3, protects a child for life! The scope of the annual program is reflected in the numbers from 2017 when 430 million children were vaccinated in 39 countries.
Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But the caution is that it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.
Information on Global Polio Eradication Initiative is accessible on the initiative website (  My thanks to the Brandon Sun for providing us the opportunity to share this Polio Plus program information with your readers and my thanks to all who support our club in our many community service projects.
Alan Moulin
President 2020-22
Rotary Club of Brandon #1344
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Virtual MUNA 2020

Two teams from Neelin High School have been registered for Virtual MUNA (Model United Nations Assembly) this year! Special thanks to Kaiella Athaide-Lepp, previous Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camper who has recruited 3 other students and 2 counsellors for the teams.
"In 1957, the Rotary Club of Winnipeg became the first Rotary Club to sponsor a Model UN Assembly. Since then the Winnipeg Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) has been held annually with very few exceptions and with teams from high schools across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, North Dakota and Minnesota participating."
"The Winnipeg MUNA provides an accurate simulation of the General Assembly of the United Nations and how it drafts and adopts resolutions." 
Rotary provides service and leaders for the world.

“I believe participating in the Model UN was one of the formative experiences of my youth."

Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, Chair - World Refugee Council, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, former Minister of Global Affairs Canada, Graduate of the 1st Winnipeg MUNA


“Taking part in the prestigious Winnipeg Model United Nations Assembly as a high school student allowed me to experience for the first time how politics is conducted, both in the public halls and behind the scenes. It gave me a taste of what it means to speak to the hopes, dreams and needs of all citizens. For the participants of the Winnipeg MUNA, it is the perfect time to hone your debating and negotiating skills, and to put your convictions into action.” 

Honourable Greg Selinger, former Premier of Manitoba, graduate of Winnipeg MUNA

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The Rotary book bins are now in storage until February 2021.
Keep reading Westman & let’s hope for a booksale in April!!
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2020 Support Elspeth Reid/Wine Festival Cancelled

In lieu of attending the Wine Festival events this year, we hope that you will consider donating to the Elspeth Reid Family Resource Centre, by clicking the link to donate online! With your help the Rotary Westman Wine Festival donates more than $10K from the events each year – we would be thrilled if our wine-loving community would continue that tradition.
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