Event Types
Kingston Chamber Music Festival Mini-Concert
Jul 24, 2017
Club Meeting
Jul 24, 2017 5:30 PM –
Nov 13, 2017

No guest speaker

Strategy & Admin Development Meeting
Jul 31, 2017
Combined Board & Club Meeting
Jul 31, 2017 5:30 PM
Club Meeting
Jul 31, 2017 5:30 PM –
Nov 20, 2017
Club Meeting
Aug 07, 2017 5:30 PM –
Nov 27, 2017
NO MEETING - VICTORY DAY (Rhode Island holiday)!
Aug 14, 2017
Club Meeting
Aug 14, 2017 5:30 PM –
Dec 04, 2017

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.

Lt Col Richard E. Courtney, 2 Senior CAP Cadets
Aug 21, 2017
Club Meeting
Aug 21, 2017 5:30 PM –
Dec 11, 2017
Aug 22, 2017
7:05 PM – 11:59 PM

No guest speaker

Strategy & Admin Development Meeting
Aug 28, 2017
Combined Board & Club Meeting
Aug 28, 2017 5:30 PM
Club Meeting
Aug 28, 2017 5:30 PM –
Dec 18, 2017
District Governor Nominee Designee Nomination Papers sent to Club President
Sep 01, 2017
Club Meeting
Sep 04, 2017 5:30 PM –
Dec 25, 2017

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

Deborah Casey, Co-Chair Rotary Foundation
Sep 11, 2017
Club Meeting
Sep 11, 2017 5:30 PM –
Jan 01, 2018
more info, click here
Sep 17, 2017

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.

Doctor Stephen Salloway
Sep 18, 2017
Club Meeting
Sep 18, 2017 5:30 PM –
Jan 08, 2018
Performance by Wakefield Rotary Club member Julia Shugeng Yang.  Click here for more details.
Sep 20, 2017 4:00 PM
Officers from nearby clubs in District 7950 come to this periodic social gathering to share  membership ideas, speakers, PR, and volunteers for needed  events.
Sep 21, 2017 6:00 PM
Sep 24, 2017
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM


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 
Anna Bess Moyer Bell the founder of COAAST,
Sep 25, 2017
Club Meeting
Sep 25, 2017 5:30 PM –
Jan 15, 2018

For more on the District Governor, click here.

District Governor Steve Certa
Oct 02, 2017
Club Meeting
Oct 02, 2017 5:30 PM –
Jan 22, 2018
NO MEETING - COLUMBUS DAY (Rhode Island holiday)!
Oct 09, 2017
42nd Annual Jamestown Rotary event.  Click here for website info.
Oct 09, 2017
Club Meeting
Oct 09, 2017 5:30 PM –
Jan 29, 2018
Oct 11, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rick Lawrence
Oct 16, 2017
Oct 16, 2017 – Oct 22, 2017
Club Meeting
Oct 16, 2017 5:30 PM –
Feb 05, 2018
Alan Rosenberg
Oct 23, 2017
Club Meeting
Oct 23, 2017 5:30 PM –
Feb 12, 2018
Oct 28, 2017 8:00 PM
Club Meeting
Oct 30, 2017 5:30 PM –
Feb 19, 2018

At a recent conference held in RI concerning The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program, three speakers from the EPA were allowed to attend but not present their research. Our speaker attended the conference and will bring her insights to our weekly meeting.

This will be our first meeting at our new time and location.  Please come on Thursday 12:00 to 1:30 pm at Arturo Joes' Restaurant located at 140 Point Judith Road in Narragansett, RI.


Dr. Veronica Berounsky
Nov 02, 2017
 a thank you gathering of the 20 OLLI volunteers who worked the Balloon Festival this past July.  Contact Beth Leconte for more details
Nov 03, 2017 3:30 PM
Nov 08, 2017
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Nov 09, 2017 5:30 PM
​Buy ​One ​More! It’s ​from 12pm ​- ​6pm ​at ​Belmont Market. ​We ​will ​have ​three ​2 ​hour ​shifts ​for ​people ​to ​volunteer. ​( ​12-2 , ​2-4, ​4-6 ​)This ​fundraisers ​will ​benefit ​Johnny ​cakes ​by ​donating foods ​that ​they ​need. ​If ​you ​are ​interested ​in ​this ​event, ​sign ​up ​at ​our next ​meeting!
Nov 12, 2017 12:00 PM
Nov 13, 2017
A service will be held at the Wakefield Baptist Church on 236 Main Street, Wakefield, RI, on Saturday, November 18th @ 1pm.  Please click here for further details from the Avery-Storti Funeral Home website. 
Nov 18, 2017 1:00 PM
Mews ​Gear ​and ​Beer ​6.9k ​Run! Starts ​at 9 ​am ​at Mews ​Tavern. Help along with URI/Rotaracters!
Come join us as we volunteer at the Easter Seals Mews Tavern Race on Sunday, November 19th from 11am-1pm.  Dress warm as we will be outdoors flagging and doing any other jobs Judy Fortier and Jen Martin have in store for us.  Check in at the White Tent.
We also could use some help with race prep handing out tshirts and bibs on Sat. November 18 between 12 and 3 under the big White Tent at the Mews.  Let Beth Leconte know in advance if you can make it.
Nov 19, 2017 9:00 AM

URI Rotaract Meeting is Monday November 20 @ 6pm in Quinn Hall, Room 211 (intersection of Lower College Road and Ranger Road)

Nov 20, 2017 6:00 PM
Nov 23, 2017

Lori Horton will give the club updates from our own Foundation.

Lori Horton
Nov 30, 2017

Wakefield Rotary will meet Thursday, Dec. 7 at noon at Arturo Joe's, 140 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, RI.
Speaker Captain Jamie McGrath, Military Professor, Joint Military Operations Department of the Naval War College will present a comparison of the US Forces at Midway with the 3 carrier strike group recently mustered off of Korea.
For further information contact C. Elizabeth Candas, or 401-787-5685. 
C. Elizabeth Candas
Wakefield Rotary Speakers Committee 

Captain Jamie McGrath, Naval War College
Dec 07, 2017
"Stuff the Truck" event. Donate toys, food AND clothing (esp Coats).  So it is what anyone can or wants to bring.
Co-sponsored by Mixx 99.3 FM, out of Newport.  4 charities lined up incl 2 local churches, Welcome House and Johnny Cake Center.  We will also have hot coffee, chocolate or drinks of many kinds.  Hot dogs and maybe burgers.  Big event lots of fun.  Robin McGuigan, Membership Chair, will be contributing also.  Need more details?  Contact Jim Buchanan (click here for email).  Phone for A&B (401) 284-4108.
Dec 09, 2017
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Balloon festival Committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6 pm.   For today's meeting the location will be at the offices of Easter Seals of Rhode Island.
Address:  213 Robinson St, Wakefield, RI 02879

Dec 12, 2017 6:00 PM
Dec 14, 2017

ADM Takei joined the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) in 1979 after graduated the Japan National Defense Academy. He assumed the duties as the 32nd Chief of Maritime Staff, JMSDF in October 2014 and retired from service in December 2016 after a 38 year career as a JMSDF officer.

ADM Takei was a Surface Warfare Officer and specialized in Weapon Systems. In his early career, he served mainly on Guided Missile Destroyers (DDG). He commanded JS Ishikari (DE226) in 1997. He assumed command of Escort Division One in 2001 after several shore assignments.

As a Flag Officer, ADM Takei served as the Deputy Director General of the Administration Department of the Maritime Staff Office (MSO) in 2004, and in 2006 as the first Director General of C4I System Department (J6) of the Joint Staff Office.  In 2008, he was the Chief of Staff for the Commandant of the Kure District, and in 2008 the Director General of Operations and Plans Department (N3/N5) of MSO. Admiral Takei commanded the initial stage of HA/DR Operations in response to the Great East Japan Earth Quake in March 2011 as Commandant of the Ominato District of JMSDF. Later, he served as Vice Chief of Maritime Staff of JMSDF and in 2012 he was the Commandant of JMSDF’s Yokosuka District.

ADM Takei has a Master’s Degree in Regional Studies from the University of Tsukuba and is a graduate of the Naval Command College of the U.S. Naval War College, class of 1999.

ADM Takei was awarded the Legion of Merit from the U.S. four times, and is a recipient of the Legión de Honor (Officie) from France and Legion of Merit from Turkey.  ADM Takei is a native of Nagano Prefecture, currently lives in Chiba Prefecture.

ADM Tomoshisa Takei, JMSDF (RET)
Dec 21, 2017
Dec 25, 2017

Laurel Clark, Director of SK Public Library and Betty Cotter, President of Library Board will be speaking at our December 28th meeting.

Bio for Laurel A. Clark, Library Director, South Kingstown Public Library:

A resident of Warwick, Laurel Clark started working at the South Kingstown Public Library on October 11, 2016.  She earned her M.L.I.S. degree at the University of Rhode Island in 2002.  For the past twelve years she has worked in various capacities at the Fall River Public Library in Massachusetts, most recently being the Library Administrator.  Prior to Fall River, Laurel worked with Special Collections at the Redwood Athenaeum in Newport.  When speaking of her career, Laurel states she "takes great pleasure in working with library staff, Trustees, Friends of the Library, patrons and residents to keep our libraries relevant and vital for the community."

Laurel Clark & Betty Cotter
Dec 28, 2017
Jan 01, 2018
Jan 04, 2018
Jan 14, 2018 – Jan 21, 2018