The Atlantic Bridge was an initiative started in 1982 to forge closer links between Rotary Clubs in the UK and USA. The two most active clubs were Bromsgrove and Peekskill, New York, who formed a lasting friendship.
Peekskill supported Bromsgrove in Operation Milk Flow throughout its ten year life span, providing substantial financial backing.
The two clubs also joined forces to create an international youth exchange programme, The Alf Spears New Generation Fellowship. The scholarship was initiated by Dr. Roger Swanson of the Peekskill Rotary and was named after Alf Spears, a former Bromsgrove Rotarian and District Governor, whose efforts helped to create the Atlantic Bridge.
Members from both clubs have enjoyed visits to each other's countries where they were hosted by their fellow Rotarians.