For more than 25 years The Rotary Club of Brampton operated Rutherford Bingo Hall, which generated $1 million annually for Brampton sporting, cultural and social services. It has since sold the Bingo operation and is looking for new opportunities to invest in the community.
Over the years Brampton Rotary has supported Easter Seals, the annual Brampton Santa Claus Parade, skating at Gage Park, YMCA Rotary pool, Peel Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, Youth scholarships, Junior Achievement, International Youth Exchange, St. Leonard’s House, Peel Children’s Centre, Peel Literacy Guild, Sheridan’s new Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), the Brampton Symphony and Safe City Brampton.
Most recently The Rotary Club of Brampton has pledged $500,000 to help build and equip the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness in Brampton as well as upgrade equipment and services at Brampton Civic Hospital.
The Rotary Club of Brampton has been providing community service in Brampton since 1940. There are four other Rotary clubs in Brampton: Bramalea Rotary est. 1965, Brampton South est. 1973 and Heart Lake est. 1971 and Flower City in 2005.
Rotary clubs are “service clubs” that provide service to community and elsewhere around the world. Clubs promote goodwill, responsible citizenship and very high standards of ethics in business.
Through Rotary Foundation, established in 1917, Rotary spends US$60 million to promote international understanding through education and humanitarian programs. About 1,000 international scholarships are awarded to 2,000 young professional and business people each year. Rotary will spend $400 million as part of Polio Plus, its program to eradicate polio worldwide by 2005. Rotary also supports 1,300 scholarships for graduate and post graduate students and provides the means for 7,000 youth exchanges each year.
Rotary was founded in Chicago in 1905 by a lawyer named Paul Harris.
Today, more than 1.2 million service-minded leaders belong to 29,000 Rotary clubs in 187 countries. Each Rotary Club meets weekly to advance the organization’s service goals and enjoy fellowship.
Brampton Rotary meets every Monday at 12 noon at Rotary Glen, 1857 Queen Street West in Brampton. If you are interested in community service please come and join us for a luncheon meeting. For more information about Rotary, including a map on how to find our meeting place, please visit our website at www.rotary7080.org/brampton.
Celebrate with Rotary. We work together to make our community and the world a better place!