Event Types

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
Oct 09, 2017 5:30 PM –
Jan 29, 2018
Oct 11, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Water for Guatemala

Oct 16, 2017
Oct 16, 2017 – Oct 22, 2017
Oct 16, 2017 5:30 PM –
Feb 05, 2018

Providence Journal Executive Editor

Oct 23, 2017
Oct 23, 2017 5:30 PM –
Feb 12, 2018
Oct 28, 2017 8:00 PM
Oct 30, 2017 5:30 PM –
Feb 19, 2018

When Science Made the Headlines in Rhode Island

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.


Nov 02, 2017
Nov 08, 2017
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Nov 09, 2017 5:30 PM
Nov 12, 2017 12:00 PM
Nov 13, 2017
Nov 20, 2017 6:00 PM

Wakefield Rotary Foundation

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

Nov 30, 2017

Review of Military Maneuvers - Korean Peninsula

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 

Dec 07, 2017
Dec 09, 2017
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dec 12, 2017 6:00 PM
Dec 14, 2017

Chief of Naval Operations Distinguished International Fellow U.S. Naval War College

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.

Dec 21, 2017
Dec 25, 2017

Director of SK Public Library and the President of Library Board

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."

Dec 28, 2017
Jan 01, 2018
Jan 14, 2018 – Jan 21, 2018

Review of New Tax Law

Jan 25, 2018
Jan 31, 2018 5:00 PM

General Federation of Women's Clubs

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

Feb 01, 2018

How does an "Interdisciplinary" approach to patient care affect outcomes?

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

Feb 08, 2018
Feb 15, 2018
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

What is Rhode Island Doing to Prepare for Climate Change?

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.

Feb 22, 2018
Feb 28, 2018 5:00 PM

Committee Presentations & Other Updates

Mar 01, 2018
Mar 08, 2018 – Mar 10, 2018
Mar 14, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM