Club Newsletter
The Rotary Club of Wakefield,
Rhode Island
Thursday, 2/10/2022
Place & Time:
Virtual ZOOM Meeting
Meeting Thursday @ 7:15 AM

The Wheel February 10, 2022
Meeting at Camden’s Restaurant
Attendance: 21 members (6 on Zoom); 1 guest: Henry Atterbury, Chariho Rotary and Polio+ Chair
President Glen Zibolis called the meeting to order at 7:30 AM.
                Pledge and 4-way Test led by Glen         
Invocation by our guest, Henry Atterbury
                Song, “God Bless America”
Club Business and Announcements

Family Fun Fest
Sunday, May 15, 2022
South County Museum
Story Tellers
Cartoon Friends
Face Painters
Sponsored by the
Rotary Club of Wakefield
  • Henry — Thank you to the club for our donation to Polio Plus.
  • Linda Hennessey — On behalf of the Wakefield Rotary Charitable Foundation, Linda presented Tom Tarzwell with a Paul Harris Fellow pin. Congratulations, Tom!
Sunshine — Val Szlatenyi
  • One birthday: Betsy Wisehart
Fines and Confessions Don and Betsy
  • Who was late?
  • Who thinks the Rams will win the Super Bowl? (That’s a buck.)
  • Quiz on what states people are moving to and from. (RI is a “to.”)
Happy Bucks
  • Glen — (Stinky buck) Bailey got sprayed by a skunk.
  • Betsy — paid for her birthday and that of her “Irish twin.”
  • Beth — We will have a fellowship “meeting” in the near future.
  • Sandy W. — Happy for the nice weather.
  • Don — (Beware buck) — Someone got hold of one of his checks and forged it to pay a second time to a different bearer. Yes, this can happen.
  • Linda — Happy to be here in person and out from Covid exile.
  • Russell — (Sad buck) Karen lost her brother.
  • Chris Hart — We have 20 registrations for the Art Festival AND his child came back to RI for grad school.
  • Donna — Was stopped on the road by 50 turkeys — better than city traffic!
  • Steve — His grandson won the Pinewood Derby.
  • Joanne — Happy to be here and not on Zoom.
  • Betsy — Another Pinewood Derby story: her son won the prize for the car that was “clearly done by the Scout with no help.”
  • Elizabeth — Gene Corl had a successful knee replacement surgery.
Speaker and Program: Club Assembly for the May 15 “Kids Fun Day” with Donna, Beth, and Nancy
The Kids Fun Day (perhaps named “First Annual Rotary Fun Fest”) is our newest venture into outreach and inclusion. It will be held at the South County Museum on May 15, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, with Narragansett Elementary School as a backup (rain) site.
Donna described the day’s activities: story telling, face painting, balloon art, obstacle course, crafts table, live cartoon characters, food, music, and much more. Storyteller Bill Harley is the headliner; Wayne Everett will lead Native American dancers. Tickets are only $1 for children under 12.
Beth explained that we are recruiting sponsors for the May Fun Fest as well as for the September All Inclusive South County expo. Sponsorships will be priced at $1000 down to $100, and $1000 sponsors will be recognized at both events. Joanne Daly signed on for the first sponsorship at $1000!
Nancy asked people to claim the jobs they wanted to do for the May Fun Fest. Everybody present and on Zoom  signed up for at least one job, and some people volunteered family members and friends as well. The list is in the photo below. If you missed the meeting, we’ll be in touch!
Thanks, everyone, for your enthusiasm and generosity!
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30.
Next Meeting:  Thursday Feb 17, 2022
Many thanks to the reporters and photographers!
Please make every effort to attend our next Wakefield Rotary meeting.
Better yet, bring a friend!
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