Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Rotary Foundation
Membership Chair
Public Relations
Board Member 1
Board Member 1
Board Member 2
Board Member 1
Board Member 2
Board Member 2
Board Member 2
Board Member 1
Home Page Stories
There will be no Club meeting on Wednesday, May 15th.
There will be no Club meeting on Wednesday, May 22nd.  This meeting has been moved to a joint Friday Club meeting on May 24th at noon at the Laurier/YMCA building, Colborne St., Brantford
18-year-old Noah Irvine came to share his story and mission with us on Wednesday, March 27.  In early 2017, Noah wrote a letter about mental health to all 338 MPs across Canada to push for changes to our Mental Health system.  Noah has lost both of his parents to mental health and he wants to make sure that no other child ends up in the situation that he did.  Noah exemplifies this year's Rotary motto, Be the Inspiration.  Thank you Noah for sharing your story.
We like to have fun!  Each month, our club hosts a social event in lieu of a Wednesday morning meeting.  This month we had a St.Practice Day event at Steel Wheel Brewery to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  Members and spouses from our club, Rotary Club of Brantford -Sunrise, Rotary Club of Brantford and the Rotary Club of Cambridge all came out to enjoy some local beverages and food.  Thanks to March team for organizing.  Picture here is our President-Elect and Membership Chair, Richard Boyington and his wife (and fellow Rotarian), Darion.
The Rotary Club of Brantford-Sunrise is thrilled to welcome four new members to our growing club!  Pictured here from left to right are proud new Rotarians:  Ian McKeen (IF Wealth Management), Shawn Eliovitz (RBC Dominion Securities), Jason Cherry (Cherry Home Inspectors) and Caitlin Turner (Waterous Holden).  
Since 2017, our members prepare and serve a dinner for 60 to 75 local youth at Why Not on Dalhousie Street every month in partnership with the Rotary Club of Brantford.  This month, our local Brantford Rotaract Club led the Why Not Youth Centres dinner.   
Click on 'Read More" for full story.  
To learn more about Why Not Youth Centres, please click here.
To learn more about Rotaract, please click here.
Rotary Club of Brantford-Sunrise is pleased to announce that we have selected our next Major Project for financial support!  We will be giving $125,000 to Participation Support Services to purchase capital equipment needed to transform Stedman House into a permanent home for eight individuals with physical disabilities. The new residents are expected to move in this spring. Click on 'read more' for full story.


In picture: John Huigenbos (left), chair of the Participation Support Services board of directors, executive director Sherry Kerr and Phil Race, 2018-2019 President of the Rotary Club of Brantford – Sunrise with Andrew and Amanda Neilsen, who will be moving into Stedman House in the spring.

On Monday, December 14th 2015, the Adult Recreation Therapy Centre (ARTC) hosted the grand opening of their new building.  ARTC provides physical and recreational therapy for disabled adults (e.g. stroke and accident victims). This new location allows them to better serve our community.  The move was made possible in part by a $250,000 donation by the Rotary Club of Brantford Sunrise, which is the realization of a long-term fundraising goal of the club.  This project was started by Rick Bullas and was completed in his memory.  Rick Bullas was a found member of Sunrise Rotary and had a vision of the club creating a recreational centre that would serve seniors.  The Club is proud that we were able to fulfill his vision and make a substantial difference in our community.  Click on 'read more' for the original story and more pictures ...

In picture, from left to right: Reg Schram (Architect and major donor to the project), Joe Persia (President of ARTC and Sunrise Rotarian), Ginny Bullas (Sunrise Rotarian and widow of Rick Bullas), Lori Santilli (ED of ARTC), Jeff Noble( Board Member Sunrise Rotary) and Kevin Davis (2015-2016 President of Sunrise Rotary)

Joe Roberts from the Push to Change Foundation attended the Rotary Club of Brantford Sunrise September 9th, 2015 to share his compelling story of his transformation from a Vancouver East side heroin addict, living out of a grocery cart, to MacLeans top 10 CEO.   This was part of his promotion for his Cross-Canada walk completed in 2016 pushing a grocery cart in support of his Foundation, which assists street kids in making the same transformation as his.  Click on 'read more' to see the original story ...

As part of our vision, the Rotary Club of Brantford-Sunrise strives to make an impact internationally, as well as locally.  We were pleased to donate $4,000 to Canadian Nurses for Africa. President Kevin Davis (2015-2016) and Rotarian Joanne Proctor are shown presenting the cheque to Jean and Gail.  Please click on 'read more' for the original story and some background from CNFA (Canadian Nurses for Africa)

Club Information

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Brantford Sunrise

Brantford Sunrise
We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Brantford Golf & Country Club
60 Ava Road
Brantford, ON  N3T 5R7
District Site
Venue Map