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. [...]
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 [...]
Anthony Guardia joined the club in December, 2015. The Wakefield Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Anthony Guardia has been inducted as the newest member of the service club. Guardia is the Director of Development for the Stoneham Boys and Girls Club which also manages the Wakefield site. A native of Malden, [...]
Club Installs Larry Kirby as Honorary Member and Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian Police Chief Rick Smith (right) congratulates Larry Kirby. The Wakefield Rotary Club installed Mr. Larry Kirby as an Honorary Member and Paul Harris Fellow at its awards dinner last week. An author, Mr. Kirby is a two-time guest speaker at the [...]
Wakefield Rotary Helps to End Polio Now A hallmark of The Rotary Foundation, the End Polio Now campaign to erradicate polio world-wide, is 99% complete with its mission. Only the second disease to be erradicated from the planet, polio continues to threaten Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. The Rotary Foundation has led the efforts to eradicate [...]