The Wakefield Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Alicia M. Reddin has been inducted as the newest member of the volunteer club under its new Service Membership category. Reddin is the Director of Veteran Services for Wakefield and Melrose. A Somerville native, she now resides in Billerica with her husband Michael and children Rosalie and Gabriel. “I enjoy being surrounded by others who feel a genuine call to improve the world around them,” Reddin noted. “That is something that care about, enjoy, and feel a deep passion for.” Along with assisting on programs to benefit veterans, Reddin also indicated that she’s most interested in working on Rotary’s projects related to maternal health and wellness, international programs, and the area’s homelessness and hunger projects. “This year, we’ve been increasing our projects to benefit veterans,” explained Club President Bob Kimball. “Having Alicia as our first Service Member is an honor and a natural fit.”
The Service Member category, announced late last month, offers the same benefits of membership including service opportunities, fellowship and networking with a lesser mid-day time commitment. Wakefield Club Membership Chair Barbara Worley explained, “Our regular members are asked to attend at least half of all lunch meetings and do additional service. That service time counts towards their fifty percent minimum. The Service Membership, however, only asks members to attend one meeting a month and complete at least 16.25 hours in service. Of course, all members are welcome to attend all events and meetings.” The new membership category is designed to attract members of the community who cannot make the regular Tuesday lunch meetings, but want to focus on volunteering. “It’s perfect for the commuter, the stay-at-home parent, educators or anyone else who has busy afternoons,” explained Wakefield Club President Bob Kimball. “We want to be flexible and sensitive to people’s time.” Since the new membership requires attendance at less lunches, the cost is reduced, with members asked to pay for one lunch a month versus four.
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