The Wakefield Rotary Club recently installed its new officers and directors at an event held at the Four Points by Sheraton. In accordance with its by-laws, the service club elects new leadership annually. The club’s 2018-19 Board of Directors include: Kathy Boyle, Catherine Dhingra, Viki Johnson, Paul Adams, Gene Mullen, Judy Gordon, and Immediate Past [...]
The Wakefield Rotary Club will be moving its weekly meeting location to Brightview Wakefield effective Tuesday, June 12th. Wakefield Rotary’s new home at 21 Crescent Street will provide a central location for its weekly Tuesday lunch meetings. This ADA-compliant location also provides parking for participants. Club President Mario Portillo added, “The Wakefield Rotary Club really [...]
The Wakefield Rotary Club has been awarded the Rotary International Presidential Citation for its local and international service during the 2016-17 Rotary year. The award further recognizes the club for achieving goals in membership development, donations to the Rotary Foundation, participation in the eradication of polio, youth involvement, public image, and strategic planning. The award [...]
2017 Perfect Attendance Recipients The Wakefield Rotary Club recently recognized 14 of its members who have reached perfect attendance during the Rotary year 2016-17. Although the minimum attendance requirements by Rotary International have eased, many of the Wakefield Rotarians take pride in attaining or maintaining perfect attendance. This is achieved by attending regular [...]
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 [...]