Club Newsletter
The Rotary Club of Wakefield, Rhode Island
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Place & Time:
Arturo Joe's
140 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, RI  02882
Meeting Thursday @ Noon
Meeting Called to Order; President Tom Tarzwell
4 Way Test; President Tom
Pledge; President Tom
Song; God Bless America
  • Christine Tanner, prospective new member, guest of Linda Hennessey
  • Bill Marcelo, prospective member, returning for his second visit
Posted by Gene Corl & Glen Zibolis
Number of members present:  29   
Visiting Rotarians:    
Number of guests:   2  
When paying with a Credit Card, fees approach $1 per transaction, Cash is preferred.
  • Wakefield Rotary Club and Chariho Rotary Club will have a joint meeting on the evening of April 16 at the Richmond Country Club. The speaker, a polio survivor from New Jersey, will talk about the importance of the Polio Plus campaign. Please plan to join the group for fellowship with our neighboring club.
  • The Wakefield Rotary Club is assisting with the Rotary International Foundation Fund Drive. The following Rotarians have been assigned to solicit gifts from certain members, based on the pages of the Membership Directory. Elizabeth Candas, pages 6-7; Bob Cruz, pages 8-9; Linda Hennessey, pages 10-11; Ed McLaughlin, pages 14-15; Martha Whittier, pages 16-18. Please dig deep for a donation when you hear from these folks.
Wakefield Rotary Donates $1,000.00 to The Peace Dale Dinner Table.
Pictured here is Harvey Whitley, the Chair for the Wakefield Rotary Charitable Committee, Lynn Wagner from Wakefield Rotary and Cindy Fish a volunteer for the Peace Dale Dinner Table.
On February 7th Harvey presented Cindy a check for $1,000.00 for the
Peace Dale Dinner Table.
The Peace Dale Dinner Table is entering its 5th year and exists to provide healthy meals to children and their families, those who live alone, and the hungry.  Every Wednesday, between 4:30 and 6:00 P.M., our community is invited to eat a delicious home cooked meal in Peace Dale Congregational Church’s Fellowship Hall.  Volunteer chefs prepare and cook the food. Volunteer wait staff serves our guests, and members of the congregation provide transportation. There are approximately 60 meals served each week. There is no charge for the meal or transportation.
  • The club web site needs updating. Russell and Spencer volunteered Bill Cloxton because of his former work in IT and Ross Perot. Bill would like help, so please contact him if you can pitch in.
  • The three Rotary signs at the borders of the town have the incorrect times for the meetings. Spencer Seitz volunteered to get out his duct tape and magic marker and to the locations times.
  • Beth Leconte is convening a meeting next week (Feb. 21, 11:30) right before the club meeting to discuss possible community service projects.
Thank you for your service above self!
Happy Bucks
            Both Glen Zibolis and Bob Horrocks are celebrating their inductions in February.
Happy bucks
  • Sandy Cutting is happy that her iPhone, which stopped taking pictures two weeks ago, is now working, thanks to instructions from Google.
  • Martha Whittier will have a birthday next week but will not be here.
  • Tom Tarzwell is happy that he did not have to oversee Harry’s singing this week.
  • Dick Pike told two stories, one about Jeff Peckham and his former wife (incorrectly identified in a photo as his current wife) and the other about not taking things for granted.
  • Russell Bertrand is sorry for missing last week and and happy that he enjoyed the music at the Pump House with Linda Hennessey. (It’s OK, Karen was ill.)
  • Ben Bardo is thankful that his wife did not use the “Chapstick” she bought in Amsterdam that turned out to be a glue stick.
  • Lori Horton apologized for missing many meetings while playing in the snow in Northern New England.
  • Glen Zibolis is sorry for missing last week while he was helping a friend in NH recover from surgery.
  • Elizabeth Candas was happy to learn about the Pump House performance from Linda.
Speaker and program: Dina Godinez, from Horses Bring Hope
Horses Bring Hope was established to allow young people to learn through riding and relating to horses. The Wakefield Rotary Club gave a donation to the organization, and Dina attended to explain how our contribution will help further the organization’s work.
Each summer, Horses Bring Hope hosts several summer riding camps, one of which is a therapeutic camp for 10-12 children between the ages of 5 and 15 with special needs, including both physical and intellectual challenges. This is the camp that the club’s contribution will help support. The camp schedule includes activities such as safety, tacking up, riding, arts and crafts, horse-related activities, and horse first aid and health. Riding helps children with healing and developmental issues such as mobility, digestion, physical therapy, and social interaction.
The organization currently gets its income primarily from charitable donations but is preparing to apply for payments from clients’ insurance coverage. It is located at 1081 Curtis Corner Road, South Kingstown. For more information or to volunteer, check out their website:
Next Meeting:  Thursday, February 21, 2019!
Many thanks to Nancy for reporting and Sandy for the pictures this week!
Please make every effort to attend our next meeting!!!!!
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