The Wakefield Rotary Club was thrilled to honor several Wakefield Rotarians and community leaders in recognition of the Rotary Foundation’s 100th Anniversary of “doing good in the world.” The Rotary Foundation continues to focus on improving the lives of people around the globe and is annually recognized as being a top-rated charity. The club welcomed nominations from its members for community recognition and also acknowledged members for their gifts to the Rotary Foundation, much of which was contributed to the efforts to eradicate polio.
The evening, coordinated by Rotarian Barbara Worley, was kicked off with the Pledge of Allegiance and Rotary’s Four Way Test, presented by District 7930 Governor-Elect David Gardner. Rotarian Jay Curley spoke about an overview of how the Rotary Foundation is changing lives around the world. After a buffet dinner, the group recognized Paul Harris Fellowship Award recipients including: Joe Buscaino, Alicia Reddin, Jay Curley, Barbara Worley, John Tramontozzi, Bruce Donovan, Bob Kimball, Ron Masiello, Frank Fiorentino, Elaine Guaetta, Tom Stapleton, Suzanne Bowering, Amy Luckiewicz and Ed Harding.
Community Service Above Self Awards were presented to several attendees. George Getty, Susan Wetmore, Wakefield Police Officer Amy Rando, volunteers of the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry, and Diarmund Cahill were all recognized. In addition, HD Physical Therapy was recognized for it’s commitment to ending polio through the Polar Plunge. Amy Luckiewicz was also presented the “Service WAY Beyond Self” Award for her work on behalf of the club.