No-Sew Blanket Family Day Project Wakefield Rotarians Bill Fiore, Tom Stapleton, Jay Curley, and Mark Curley working on no-sew blankets with Rotarian Victoria Johnson and her daughter during Family Day at Rotary. The club made several blankets to be donated to the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
Club Secretary Suzanne Bowering and Library Director Sharon Gilley In support of mental health awareness, the Rotary Club of Wakefield recently made a donation of books to the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library. The titles focused on topics such as understanding PTSD, supporting loved ones post-trauma, and substance use disorders.
Police Chief and Officer Amy Rando met with Rotarians Suzanne Bowering and Bob Kimball at the Rotary Annual Meeting to select the coloring contest finalists. The Wakefield Rotary Club would like to thank all of the participants who entered a drawing to help raise funds for the Wakefield Police Department’s K-9 program. The [...]
Members were recognized for their commitment to service above self. The Wakefield Rotary Club recently recognized fourteen of its members who have reached perfect attendance during the Rotary year 2015-16. Although the minimum attendance requirements by Rotary International have eased, many of the Wakefield Rotarians take pride in attaining or maintaining perfect attendance. [...]
New officers and directors for 2017-18 The Wakefield Rotary Club recently announced the election of its new officers and directors at its Annual Meeting. The club elects new leadership annually in accordance with its by-laws. The Board of Directors includes Kathy Boyle, Anthony Guardia, Ed Harding, John Tramontozzi, Alicia Reddin, and Past President [...]
The Wakefield Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Catherine Dhingra has been inducted as the newest member of the service club. Dhingra is the Program Coordinator for Wakefield’s WAKE UP Substance Use Prevention Coalition. A native of Cumberland, Maine, she resides in Wakefield with her husband Vake and two children Nikhil and Rhys. “I’ve [...]
Jay Curley serving in Vietnam in 1966. Perfect attendance in anything is rare. 45-years of perfect attendance is an achievement. Jay Curley joined the Wakefield Rotary Club in 1971 and it was clear to him, that he wanted to make a commitment. That commitment to service above self has led him to a [...]
Wakefield Rotarian Mario Portillo packages meals alongside Amesbury Rotarian Terri Doerfler. The Rotary Club of Wakefield recently participated in a project with End Hunger New England to prepare, pack and pay for 30,000 meals. Members of the Rotary Club joined a team of over 70 Rotarians, friends and family at the Non-Profit Center [...]
Elaine Guaetta receiving her pin from President Bob Kimball. Suzanne Bowering receiving her pin from Foundation Chair Barbara Worley. James Taylor receiving his pin from Foundation Chair Barbara Worley. Judy Gordon receiving her pin from Foundation Chair Barbara Worley. Tom Stapleton receiving his pin from Judy [...]
The Rotary Club of Wakefield welcomed two Boston Marathon runners at their meeting on Tuesday, April 19th. Wakefield resident Erica Ferrell spoke about how the community support received really helped her during her second Boston Marathon. She noted, "Doing a second marathon has always been a personal goal of mine. Having the community behind me [...]