Rotary Club supports Out of the Blue

Rotary has donated $2,000 from a dinner and wine pairing they hosted at the Brass Lantern in Steinbach to the Southeast Suicide Prevention Committee’s Out of the Blue campaign.

Out of the Blue is a mental health awareness project that culminated its inaugural campaign last week.

David Rafeedie, President-elect of the local Rotary Club indicates: “The Out of the Blue Campaign was a natural fit for our involvement. We already fund the D. A. R. E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program for the RCMP and saw the Out of the Blue campaign as another local project that can have a great and long lasting impact for good in the lives of students, their families and for the whole community.”

The Rotary Club of South Eastman is dedicated to serving the community and were among the many groups involved in the campaign. The Southeast Suicide Prevention Committee and South Eastman Health/Santé Sud Est thank the Rotary Club for their leadership and for their generous donation. Marcelle Falk, interim Regional Mental Health Program Manager says “It’s thanks to dedicated community groups like the Rotary that we can continue to provide quality mental health services to achieve wellness and the best possible health for our community.”