Event Types

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
Betsy Wisehart and Sandra Cutting
Jan 25, 2018
Jan 31, 2018 5:00 PM

How the Greater Federation of Women's Clubs of South County makes a difference in our community.

Kim Hanson & Mary Grace Varnum, Co-Presidents
Feb 01, 2018



Bart Harvey, Dan Rea and Mike Tamburro of the Pawtucket Red Sox will be the guests of the Rotary Club of Westerly next Monday February 5.

Meeting starts 5:30 PM: Venice Restaurant in Westerly. 

Feb 05, 2018 5:30 PM

Tina Rizack, PD, MPH hematologist and oncologist from South County Health  discusses "How does an 'Interdisciplinary' approach to patient care affect outcomes?"

Tina Rizack, PD, MPH - South County Health
Feb 08, 2018
Event Date
Preliminary Schedule: Feb 10, which may change.
Feb 10, 2018
The Balloon Festival Committee meeting for this month has been rescheduled to the following week:
Tuesday, February 20th @ 6pm
Easter Seals of Rhode Island 
213 Robinson Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
Feb 13, 2018
Feb 15, 2018
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Balloon Festival Committee meeting for this month has been rescheduled to the following week:
Tuesday, February 20th @ 6pm
Easter Seals of Rhode Island 
213 Robinson Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
Feb 20, 2018 6:00 PM

Meg Kerr, Senior Director, Policy for Audubon Society of Rhode Island

What is Rhode Island Doing to Prepare for Climate Change?

The Ocean State is already feeling the effects of climate change. Intense storms cause riverine and coastal flooding and some coastal communities regularly flood during extreme high tides. This talk will summarize how Rhode Island’s state leaders are working with local communities to prepare for climate change. Meg will also review bills under consideration at the General Assembly that relate to climate change policy.

Meg Kerr is the Senior Director of Policy at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. She is an environmental scientist, advocate and policy analyst with expertise in water quality and watershed management and experience working for government, university and non-profit organizations. Before joining Audubon in 2016, Meg was the Director of RI Clean Water Action and the Watershed Program Manager for the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program. Prior to moving to Rhode Island, Meg worked for the State of North Carolina and for the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC. Meg has a MS in environmental biology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and a BS in aquatic biology from Brown University.

Meg Kerr, Sr. Director Policy, Audubon Society RI
Feb 22, 2018
Feb 28, 2018 5:00 PM
No-Speaker Meeting - Club Assembly
Mar 01, 2018
Mar 08, 2018 – Mar 10, 2018
The Balloon Festival Committee meeting for this month has been rescheduled to later this week:
Thursday, March 15th @ 5pm
Ruby Tuesday
1050 Division Street 
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Mar 13, 2018
Mar 14, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Balloon Festival Committee meeting for this month has been rescheduled to later this week:
Thursday, March 15th @ 5pm
Ruby Tuesday
1050 Division Street 
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Mar 15, 2018 5:00 PM

Mary Roda will bring her perspective on the contemporary issues we all face today.

Rotarian Mary Roda
Mar 22, 2018
Community Service Project - food donation collection at Belmont Market.  Truck Delivery needed at 7:30 - 8:15pm by Rotary Club members
Mar 23, 2018
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Mar 28, 2018 5:00 PM

Rotarian Amani will talk to us about his work for peace in the Congo.  This will be a treat for all of us.  Please bring guests and let President Pam know how many are coming.

Amani from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mar 29, 2018
Apr 01, 2018
Participate with Rotaracters @ 7pm, Room 209 Quinn Hall on URI/Kingston campus.
Apr 02, 2018 7:00 PM
Anna Lubic, Lexie Regan, Morgan D'Ambra
Apr 05, 2018 12:00 PM
Rotaracters will be planning menu and asking Rotarians to donate food as we did in the past (pasta, meatballs, etc.) more to follow
Apr 06, 2018 6:00 PM
Friday, April 6th 2018 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM 
Swift Community Center 
121 Peirce Street 
East Greenwich RI 02818
Apr 06, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Apr 07, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Balloon festival Committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:00pm at the Easter Seals Offices in Wakefield. 
Address:  213 Robinson Street, Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: (401) 284-1000

Apr 10, 2018 5:00 PM
Apr 11, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
District Training Assembly: Secretaries, Treasurers, all Rotarians, & District Governor-Elect Bill Tennant.  VISIT HERE FOR THE DETAILS AND TO REGISTER.
Apr 14, 2018

Genealogist Heather Kislywicz will share her knowledge of genealogy and how to search for your ancestors.Heather has made presentations at the Narraganasett Library and the RI Genealogical Society. For further information contact Elizabeth Candas at 787-5685 or

Genealogist Heather Kislywicz
Apr 19, 2018
Rotaraters will be asking for pancake mix, bacon, etc.
Apr 22, 2018 11:00 AM
Click here for all the details.
Apr 23, 2018 5:30 PM
Apr 25, 2018 5:00 PM

Robert C. Zarnetski III is the new South Kingstown Town Manager.  He has extensive experience in public service in Ct. and Washington DC. After working for the USGSA he has been a visiting lecturer at UMASS Boston.  Robert is a past Rotarian of the Norwich Rotary Club so he brings an apprecitation of Rotary with him.  Fur further information contact C. Elizabeth Candas at 787-5685 or

SK Town Manager Robert C. Zarnetski III
Apr 26, 2018
Click here for further details & ticket purchase!  Or call Jen Martin 401-284-3738.
May 05, 2018
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
NO BALLOON FEST MEETING TODAY.  May's Balloon Festival meeting has been moved to Tuesday, May 15th @ 5pm.  
May 08, 2018
No speaker - Club social Wed May 9
May 10, 2018
Rob Zametske Town Manager of South Kingstown
May 17, 2018 12:15 PM
Visit here for all the details and to register!
May 18, 2018 – May 20, 2018
Jim Crothers Executive Director of the SC Museum
May 24, 2018
May 30, 2018 5:00 PM
Michael Robinson - Rotary scholarship recipient;
May 31, 2018 12:15 PM