Event Types

Wakfield Rotary Spring Social @ Saltwater Tavern



MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017  *  5:30PM - 8PM

Saltwater Tavern    401-783-3777

light buffet (including Pizza Margarita and Buffalo Wings) will be served & cash bar is available

Be sure to bring a sense of humor and your game face

Apr 03, 2017
Apr 03, 2017
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

URI Service Program - Flooding Relief in Louisiana

University of Rhode Island's current Rotaract Club President will talk about traveling to Louisiana March 10 - 17 for the URI Alternative Spring Break service program. Along with other club members, Sam Klemarczyk will report about helping in areas of flooding.  (New Orleans, Lafayette, and Baton Rouge).


Apr 10, 2017

Women's Fund of Rhode Island


The Women's Fund of Rhode Island invests in women and girls through advocacy, research, and leadership development. Our work lays the foundation for a more equitable Rhode Island and has made our state a national leader in public policies that are good for women and families.  WFRI website


Apr 17, 2017

World War II campaigns in Europe


Sgt Fraenkel served with the US Army during WW II receiving battle stars for his action in Normandy in northern France; The Ardennes region in Belgium; The Rhineland of Germany; and central Europe.  He will be speaking on his experience in those campaigns with a focus on his work with businesses that collaborated with the German army.

Apr 24, 2017

Conflict Resolution

The Australian Rotary Exchange adults are coming from April 30 to May 6.  Their specialty is conflict resolution: 
1. Miss Tracy Wyatt - the Team leader
2. Miss Donyque Curtis 38-Senior Bomb appraisal Officer with the Australian Federal Police, Counter Terrorism first response, and Public order management- she received the Australian Federal Service Medal in 2015.
3. Mr. Richard Dening 31-Project Manager, Supported Elder Mediation '
4. Miss Emily Seaman-33- works in Papua New Guinea as a Practice Mentor training to the Department of Immigration to deliver Refugee settlement services that support refugees to achieve independence and self-sufficiency. She has volunteered with Red Ross, Amnesty International.
5. Roberta Ramoifulia-30- is a counselor for Family support- assisting victims of domestic violence and survivors of gender based violence.
May 01, 2017

Review of October 2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Check out related link here.

May 08, 2017

Southern Rhode Island Volunteers a nonprofit based in Washington County

Southern Rhode Island Volunteers a nonprofit based in Washington Count​y providing Aging Support services to over 200 seniors and adults with disabilities in Southern Rhode Island.

May 15, 2017

Leagilazation of Marijuana pro and con

Michael Cerullo, Psychologist from Exeter
Jim Vincent, President, NAACP Providence Branch

May 22, 2017

Wakefield Rotary updates/committee reports

No guest speaker.

Jun 05, 2017

Pawsox as a Team and as a Business

Dr. Charles Steinberg joined the PawSox in November of 2015 and brought with him a satchel of innovations to the fan experience and the Rhode Island community. The club created an array of initiatives for families and children, including the PawSox Lunch Box program, the Junior PawSox Announcers program, and the PawSox Scholars program. A veteran of 40 years in Major League Baseball spent with the Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Boston Red Sox, the Baltimore native has also worked with Allan H. (Bud) Selig, now Commissioner Emeritus of Major League Baseball. Steinberg was responsible for orchestrating Fenway Park's grand ceremonies, and he has been responsible for the fan experience in the ballpark and in the community with each of his clubs. He was statistician to legendary Hall of Fame Manager Earl Weaver, and has headed the various clubs' efforts in public relations, marketing, entertainment, events, community relations, advertising, and television and video production. Each of the four franchises established attendance records during his tenure. His doctorate is in dentistry.

Jun 12, 2017

Club President Installation - Thursday, June 22, 2017

Installation program -  June 22, 2017 @ Whaler's Brewing Company, 1174 Kingstown Rd, Peace Dale, RI



Jun 19, 2017
Jun 22, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Jun 24, 2017 9:00 AM –
Jun 25, 2017 7:00 PM

Year Up - training & internships for low-income young adults

Jun 26, 2017
Jun 26, 2017 5:30 PM
Jul 03, 2017

Albuquerque Balloon Festival

Our own club member, Steve White traveled to the famous Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Festival and he is going to share his experiences with the club.  Come and learn how another Balloon Festival is run and how it has historic status in the ballooning community.


Jul 10, 2017
Jul 10, 2017 5:30 PM –
Oct 30, 2017

Let's get ready. The final instructions to plan for our Balloon Festival.

Jul 17, 2017
Jul 17, 2017 5:30 PM –
Nov 06, 2017
Jul 21, 2017 – Jul 23, 2017

A musical presentation by guest artists from the Kingston Chamber Music Festival

Jul 24, 2017
Jul 24, 2017 5:30 PM –
Nov 13, 2017

Board of Directors' Agenda

No guest speaker

Jul 31, 2017
Jul 31, 2017 5:30 PM –
Nov 20, 2017

Rotary Exchange Student 2016-2017 From South Kingstown to Bremen,Germany

Aug 07, 2017
Aug 07, 2017 5:30 PM –
Nov 27, 2017
Aug 14, 2017 5:30 PM –
Dec 04, 2017

Civil Air Patrol Rhode Island Wing

Lt Col Courtney Director of Emergency Services will speak about his duties at the squadron, wing and region levels.  The Cadets will talk about their service at the Wakefield Rotary South County Balloon Festival, The Air Guard Air Show , and the Army Guard  Leapfest.

Aug 21, 2017
Aug 21, 2017 5:30 PM –
Dec 11, 2017
Aug 22, 2017
7:05 PM – 11:59 PM

Board of Directors' Agenda

No guest speaker

Aug 28, 2017
Aug 28, 2017 5:30 PM –
Dec 18, 2017
Sep 04, 2017 5:30 PM –
Dec 25, 2017

The Mission & Goals for Rotary Foundation

Deborah Casey will be presenting information on the Rotary Foundation's function and projects that it supports throughout the world.

Sep 11, 2017
Sep 11, 2017 5:30 PM –
Jan 01, 2018
Sep 17, 2017

Alzheimer Research

Dr. Stephen Salloway is chief of Neurology and Director of the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital.  More details, click here.
Alzheimer and Dementia (AD )is our # 1 public health problem. It is estimated that 125 million people will have dementia worldwide by 2050. Facing this unacceptable future, the US Congress has created a National Plan to fight Alzheimer’s with a major goal of developing breakthrough treatments by 2025. Advances in brain imaging and genetics allow us to detect changes in the brain many years before memory loss opening the era of Alzheimer’s prevention. Treatments are being developed to lower the plaques and tangles in the brain. Treatment breakthroughs will bring hope to dispel the fear and stigma associated with AD. To be successful we need hundreds of thousands of individuals who may be at risk to volunteer for prevention studies. This presentation will review the challenges we face and the options available to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Sep 18, 2017
Sep 18, 2017 5:30 PM –
Jan 08, 2018
Sep 20, 2017 4:00 PM
Sep 24, 2017
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Community Health and the Arts


The Wakefield Rotary Club  will meet at the Holiday Inn, Rt 1 in South Kingstown for a dinner meeting on  Monday September 25 at 5:30pm. Our speaker will be  Anna Bess Moyer Bell the founder of COAAST a RI based non-profit organization that offers arts-based education and therapeutic programing to eradicate the opioid epidemic, aid in prevention education for teens, and provides continuing medical education to healthcare providers working in addiction/behavioral health fields. 
 Anna Bess Moyer Bell won best oral form presentation from NYU for her master’s thesis, which used arts-based-research to examine how therapeutic theater created social change in communities ravaged by the opioid epidemic. She sat on the board of the North American Drama Therapy Association’s student committee and was the Editor and Chief of the student newsletter. She currently works as a Drama Therapy consultant for The BETES Organization creating and implementing programs and generating research for families of children diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. She previously worked as a drama therapist at Access Community Health Center in Manhattan, NY an outpatient substance abuse clinic. She also held a position as a drama therapist at the VA Hospital in West Haven, CT working with patients in hospice, cancer treatment, and PTSD diagnoses. From 2013-2014 she volunteered in San Quentin Prison where she co-facilitated group talk therapy with inmates. She worked for the Siren Theatre Project in Oakland, CA as the community liaison, where she helped collect and perform local women’s issues. California Institute of Integral Studies BA, Interdisciplinary Studies ’13, New York University ’16 MA, Drama Therapy.
IF you need further information please let me know, I may be reached by email, text, or phone. 401-474-6560 
Sep 25, 2017
Sep 25, 2017 5:30 PM –
Jan 15, 2018

District 7950 - Annual Governor Visit

For more on the District Governor, click here.

Oct 02, 2017
Oct 02, 2017 5:30 PM –
Jan 22, 2018